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Old 12-01-2012, 04:31 PM   #16
Travis28715
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Hey domino,
Congrats on the new mount. I too utilize a XT225 for commuter and fire road use with a little singletrack thrown in. Some mods I have done are:Cycra Probend bark busters, pro-moto cargo rack, weld-on foot peg extensions (a must), corbin seat in basketweave, Race Tech emulator valves (2.5 turns) and fork springs with spacer, works performance shock w/ 9 clicks of preload, K&N procharger Filter, FMF powercore 4 (Loud, almost obnoxious but pulls good right out of gate), looking for a quiet core insert for that, rejetted carb, after monkeying around with jetting found 130 main, 42.5 pilot and 1 shim on needle, and 3 turns on the pilot screw, and 16T countershaft sprocket. Contrary to above poster the 16T works great for street use with Shinko 705 treads, otherwise I run Dunlop 606s, Bike wants to shift to 6th at 55mph. Good to keep a 14T in the bag for offroad fun. Biggest complaint is range however easily rectified with clarke tank. With the 2.3 I am looking for petrol @ 100mls. Has anyone figured out how to maintain stock appearance with the clarke? I hope this gives you some ideas to research and enjoy.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:51 PM   #17
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Yeah the pegs are definitely tiny on this thing. Already got the Happy Trails rear rack and soft-luggage side racks, so I'm good there.

As long as I can keep up with traffic on the freeway (~60-65mph) I'm a happy camper. The suspension seems a *little* soft to me, but it's not bad. Something to think about later.

And that Clarke tank is getting ordered in short order!

I guess it's just mainly "ride more and figure out what I want" at this point!
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:01 PM   #18
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>"Yeah the pegs are definitely tiny on this thing."

I bought some extended foot pegs... I think from DMO.
Fit nicely and are way better than stock. There are other brands available out there too.

http://www.dmospecialties.com/

>"And that Clarke tank is getting ordered in short order!"

Keep an eye on the Clark gascap. Mine started to split after a couple years.
Bought an aluminum 'billet' one from Tusk to replace it.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:04 PM   #19
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congrat on the bike,

I am also 5'8" and WAS 145 lbs so I am thinking you are skinny! any way, ride and you will learn what it is a must for YOU. I have a KLR and have ridden that for 7 years now and I think I am done with mods except for a new seat that now I need because stock is not working for me anymore (some people say they can not stand it for more than 30 minutes, I can do it for over 5 hrs just fine)

I was going to put the link to HT but you already now, here is one more link fron Turbo City maybe you will need the skid plate
http://www.turbocity.com/default.php?cPath=69_85

Have fun!

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Old 12-02-2012, 07:29 PM   #20
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Clarke tank and 16 tooth sprocket are on the way! I figure I'll try out the sprocket, and if it doesn't work for me, I'm only out $15. Ordered the "natural" finish Clarke tank so I can see through it. Who needs a fuel gauge?
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:28 PM   #21
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Things I have done that matter to me....

Tusk Mini High Bend Bars - Awesome, make standing excellent. Ordered Here

Tusk Hand Guards - Excellent product! Ordered HERE

Progrip 714 Grips - Ordered HERE . They are good. I also like Progrip 737's, found HERE , which I have used many times and might actually prefer.

Write up and pictures for bars and guards in THIS thread. I am DSCR over there.

Larger pegs from DMO - Pricey but no alternative and an excellent product. Ordered HERE

I like stock quiet pipes and air boxes, but I could tell the xt was running out of gas lean. I cleaned my carb and put in a 127.5 main jet and a 42.5 pilot jet, with the pilot screw out about 3 turns and 2 shims under the needle. Runs like a different bike. Starts easy, short warm up, great throttle response everywhere and no more hanging high rpms when I close the throttle. Comes right back to idle. Ordered Jets HERE . Write up and pics HERE .

IMMIX rack. Excellent. Ordered HERE.

Other stuff:
Tool Tube and aux gas bottle (write up in the carb thread above.)
Shinko 244's
Givi plate for a Givi tail bag
Power to GPS
Quick Connect for battery tender
New gas and drain hoses while I had the carb apart.

Most important .... gas.
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