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Old 06-13-2012, 09:27 PM   #346
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I've got 120/90 D606 Rear and 90/90 Front - no clearance issues. Even with plenty of mud we get here.


How do you like the 606's on the bike, I am thinking those are the way for me.

BUT, I don't ever see mud like that... mine just turns to a watery sand mess. I know its an opinion thing and all. blah blah blah, Not looking for recomendation just wondering how you like them.

Not trying to come off as a jerk but you know how the tire threads always end up

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Old 06-13-2012, 10:28 PM   #347
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How do you like the 606's on the bike, I am thinking those are the way for me.

BUT, I don't ever see mud like that... mine just turns to a watery sand mess. I know its an opinion thing and all. blah blah blah, Not looking for recomendation just wondering how you like them.

Not trying to come off as a jerk but you know how the tire threads always end up

Kent
The 606 fits our XTs use profile.. Does well enough offroad = front tends handle wet grass, loose/wet/slimy stuff less well than more aggressive treads - but its good enough if I watch her pressure. . Rear does very well - dont let the mud pic fool ya (our mud sucks .)

On road - they do great. Does a good bit of tar to get to trails looks like it'll go near 5k rear, more front. Riders very light/ doesnt flog it = not sure I'd get the same result
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:51 PM   #348
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The 606 fits our XTs use profile.. Does well enough offroad = front tends handle wet grass, loose/wet/slimy stuff less well than more aggressive treads - but its good enough if I watch her pressure. . Rear does very well - dont let the mud pic fool ya (our mud sucks .)

On road - they do great. Does a good bit of tar to get to trails looks like it'll go near 5k rear, more front. Riders very light/ doesnt flog it = not sure I'd get the same result

Well I am quite large (6'6" 260lbs) ... but I don't drive it... much . It's for my girlfriend to ride so I would expect similar results.

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Old 06-14-2012, 10:38 AM   #349
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Thanks guys, the skid plate is a WR250R skid plate, fit was perfect, just had to drill 4 small new holes for the bolts, and 1 1'' hole for the drain plug, it covers more then the standard xt250's skid plate, been a great plate.

heres a link to a nice cheap trail stand i made that works for both the front and the rear tire if anyone is interested, cost about $6-7 bucks to make.

http://www.xt225.com/forums/ubbthrea...7506#Post97506

and heres just a few pics i snapped of the trails i ride every weekend in the santa clarita area of ca, got miles and miles of great off roading all about 7 miles from my garage

http://www.xt225.com/forums/ubbthrea...7577#Post97577


I got a XCMH pirelli tire that will be going on the front in a bit, the stock cheng shin is almost done, the pirelli XCMH looks like a full on knobby mx tire, should be great, lots of good reviews about it.

here it is compared to the stocker



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Old 06-14-2012, 02:52 PM   #350
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Looking good! I have an extra drz400 skid plate that I have been thinking of modding to fit the xt but I havent gotten that far yet.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:17 PM   #351
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My 1980 XT250. The first year of the 250 and the first bike I ever owned:



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Old 06-14-2012, 07:02 PM   #352
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My 1980 XT250. The first year of the 250 and the first bike I ever owned:

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Nice bike!

And welcome to ADV

I wish they still had padded seats like that. lol
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:53 PM   #353
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Great looking bike for being 32 years old.
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:16 AM   #354
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what pressures are you running with the 606"s
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:42 AM   #355
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Air filter upgrade (or at least an attempt, lol)

Thanks Sandalscout for the idea!!

http://www.xt225.com/forums/ubbthrea...869&#Post97869
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:19 AM   #356
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Nice job. I haven't even looked at my air filter yet . We have put only about 150 - 200 miles so I don't feel too bad yet.
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:02 PM   #357
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what pressures are you running with the 606"s
Offroad/Dual sport -18 front/ 21 rear - sometimes a bit less. Less on the front doesn't seem to help hook up - not ridden very aggressive anyway. But they are stiff and light rider so helps flex a bit.

If I know we're only on tar I'll bump to 22/25.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:54 AM   #358
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XT250 MSR Skid Plate

Just FYI for anyone looking at Skid Plates... I received an MSR SKID plate, it had no Mounting Brackets, Instructions referenced them.. THEN.. DOH!!!, It doesn't require clamps,- its a direct bolt on to the Cross Members and Frame.

  • Be careful with the mounting BOLTS, they are Torx 40 and strip very easy (don't ask how I know this).
  • It took a LONG time getting it lined up correctly and mounted across all 4 bolts
  • When Laying the bike on its side, you may smell GAS, that may be gas leaking from Gas CAP... (do they all do this?)

MSR Model 277 Skid plate........ Seems quite sturdy.. I'll report back on any issues and or highlights

BTW.. Is Moose the same MFR as MSR?? same item??
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:24 PM   #359
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I have been away a couple of years from Bikes, my last bike was an XT225, maybe my skills have deteriorated.. I think it may also be the tires, I was in red mud (not heavy) today and I could barely keep the bike from slipping out from under me, even under power. I'm thinking I absolutely have to get rid of these Cheng Shin CRAP stock tires. They also cause front end wobble very badly at about 60MPH + (speedo indicated). I assume its the tires causing the wobble, I have to pull back on the bars and thigh grip the tank to keep it in check.

I had Kenda K-760's on my last bike and while they were noisy on the pavement, they were awesome across all terrain.
Anyone know what kenda tire sizes would fit best, I remember that on the XT225, they were tight, but very doable.

Link to sizes where I purchased my last set === KENDA

Thanks,
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This looks to be my final choice........ I hope they Fit up well...

K760 Trak Master II 6-Ply

110/100-18 Rear
80/100-21 Front

I was considering the 120/100-18 .. But I think it may be too wide?

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Old 06-17-2012, 06:48 AM   #360
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This looks to be my final choice........ I hope they Fit up well...

K760 Trak Master II 6-Ply

110/100-18 Rear
80/100-21 Front

I was considering the 120/100-18 .. But I think it may be too wide?

Thanks,
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I just bought new tires for my XT250. The front is 2.75x21 stock, I had a 80/90-21. I replaced it with a 90/90-21 (a little wider), and it barely fits under the low mud guard. So maybe that 80/100-21 could be a little too tall? For the rear I went with the stock size 120/80-18.

Here you can see the thin clearance:

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