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Old 08-01-2008, 10:47 PM   #931
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Where to buy smaller rear sprocket for XT225?

I'm looking for a smaller-than-stock rear sprocket for my XT225. Stock size is 45 teeth. I'd like 42 teeth or smaller, but can't find one for sale anywhere. ThumperTalk has a couple part numbers for 42s, but don't sell the part.

Any suggestions?

By the way, I already have the larger 16-tooth countershaft sprocket. I want to run it with a smaller rear sprocket to get my highway rpms down further. Thanks y'all.
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Old 08-02-2008, 06:17 AM   #932
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I have never heard of anyone going with a smaller rear sprocket on the XT225 since the front is much easier to change out.
Sprocket Specialists http://www.sprocketspecialists.com/S...?txtSearch=502
has 17-22 front sprockets but I have never fitted a larger than 16 tooth so don't know about problems with the larger sizes. The stock chain might be too short for a 17.
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:26 AM   #933
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Valve Noise

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I shot a quick video of the bike idling. This is from a cold start, with choke. The bike makes this noise while idling and while underway. Again, valves have been checked and re-checked.

Is this normal engine noise for the XT?

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As has been stated this sure sounds like valve noise. I have just adjusted the valves on my 2004 for the first time, and it wasn't all that obvious when the "timing mark" was lined up with the "arrow", AND the engine was at TDC. I used the old trick. Stick a finger in the plug hole and listen for the hiss of air as the piston comes up on the compression stroke, then use a piece of wire in the plug hole and contacting the top of the piston to jog the engine till the piston is right at the top. Sure enough, the marks were right on AND I knew I was at TDC not one revolution out.

Based on my experience it would have been possible to adjust the valves on the exhaust stroke without this check.
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:11 AM   #934
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How hard was it to put the TTR225 rear fender on?

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Here are a few pictures of my bike reposted from xt225.com. The only disappointment on this bike is the rear wheel/ brake assembly. Mods are : TTR225 rear fender with a WR taillight assembly; Promoto rack; FMF slip on; Renthal YZ bend bars; Cycra probends with triple tree mounts; rejetted with a 130 main and 42.5 pilot with 2.5 turns on the screw... It runs like a champ for its size.






















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Old 08-02-2008, 02:49 PM   #935
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How hard was it to put the TTR225 rear fender on?
hey man, did you send those to Muniac on xt225.com? hes lookin for cool xt shots, and youve got a few!
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Old 08-02-2008, 03:15 PM   #936
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How to remove the XT225 brake pedal?

I need to pull off my right side engine housing in order to take a look at the clutch plates & springs. The only thing stopping me is the brake pedal. How does it come off? It seems that there might be a circlip on the inside end of the pedal's pivot, but I can't tell for sure because I can't see it. I don't feel anyplace to grab it with circlip pliers.

How do I get the pedal off?
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Old 08-02-2008, 03:21 PM   #937
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Anyplace else? Scott is out of stock, and the dealer can only get a 40 because that is what was stock
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Old 08-02-2008, 06:14 PM   #938
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I need to pull off my right side engine housing in order to take a look at the clutch plates & springs. The only thing stopping me is the brake pedal. How does it come off? It seems that there might be a circlip on the inside end of the pedal's pivot, but I can't tell for sure because I can't see it. I don't feel anyplace to grab it with circlip pliers.

How do I get the pedal off?
It is a circlip and I was able to get it by spinning it so the C faced forward and pushing it a bit with a small pair of pliers. I then spun the bolt and using some small angled needle nosed pliers pulled the clip off and then unbolted it.
If you remove the brake rod I wonder if it moves enough though?
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:31 PM   #939
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We picked up my wife's new to us XT225.




Bike has 700 miles on it. We paid $2650. Nae a scratch nor blemish... was ridden by an old feller with his wife on a matching bike.

But if you want to get technical, we only paid $850 for the bike..

Registration and insurance on Monday. Learning the wife monday evening in a nice cushy field.
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:39 AM   #940
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.... Learning the wife monday evening in a nice cushy field...
Props on the learning - picked this'n up last night! Roommates will learn in a cushy field... now to just find that field....

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Old 08-05-2008, 01:07 PM   #941
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We just got the XT225 for my wife. I am trying to decide which luggage rack option to go with. I want a tail and side racks.

I like Dirt-Bagz, but they dont make the kit for the XT. Brackets wouldnt be that hard to make for the XT... Why doesnt Dirt-bagz make them?

I have the means of making a bracket to keep bags off the exhaust and chain side... but then i'm not sure which bags to get. My wife would be carrying the lighter stuff, clothes, sleeping bags, tent, etc.

Anyone know where lists of XT225 accessories are?

Thanks
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:31 PM   #942
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Laoutback, check xt225.com - theres all kindsa stuff on there

my question:

has anyone had any experience with JT sprockets 16 tooth front sprocket? I ordered an AFAM from thumpertalk, but it was backordered a month so they said they could get one from JT, but it might not fit. thoughts?
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:15 PM   #943
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We just got the XT225 for my wife. I am trying to decide which luggage rack option to go with. I want a tail and side racks.

I like Dirt-Bagz, but they dont make the kit for the XT. Brackets wouldnt be that hard to make for the XT... Why doesnt Dirt-bagz make them?

I have the means of making a bracket to keep bags off the exhaust and chain side... but then i'm not sure which bags to get. My wife would be carrying the lighter stuff, clothes, sleeping bags, tent, etc.

Anyone know where lists of XT225 accessories are?

Thanks
laoutback,
Turbo City at http://www.turbocity.com/default.php?cPath=69_85
makes a tail and side rack.
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:30 AM   #944
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laoutback,
Turbo City at http://www.turbocity.com/default.php?cPath=69_85
makes a tail and side rack.
Engine guard good from them? And the skid plate, worth it to upgrade from stock? (I definitely think the engine guards would be good.... tell me why not...)
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:03 AM   #945
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Here is a bad cell phone pic of my 04 12,000 miles young
Luster, is that a rack from a DR(650)?
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