The official XT225 thread!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by wickerman777, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    I think I’d have tried to shim it all around with something real thin & just run it. You can buy very thin stainless steel shim material in different thicknesses. Hell, you could probably still try it. Might even start out with a cut up aluminum beer can. You can cut that stuff with scissors. 0.0035” thick.

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    Probably way too thick since it most likely was not all that loose & will work just fine as is. You would need 0.007” of total clearance.
    I wouldn’t try the JB Weld. If you do that it will most likely be stuck in there for good, or you, or someone else, would play hell getting it out & never have the chance to fix it in another, better, way.
    It’s your money.
  2. Drtyfun

    Drtyfun Here and There

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    I like the beer can shim idea better, Thanks! As far as the hub, I am ordering a new one this weekend, probably will take a week or so to get it. I am just trying to buy time if the loctite fails to hold it. Thanks again.
  3. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Been here awhile

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    +1 for the beer can shim. Even if you know it won't work before you start, the worst thing you've done is enjoy a beer:1drink
  4. n16ht5

    n16ht5 ride the night

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    Hey, I can't get the exhaust tip off on my father in laws 2001 XT225. We drilled out the rusted frozen bolt on the underside but I can't get the tip off the end. We have sprayed WD40 all over the lip and let it sit for a few days to no avail with a big rubber mallet. Afraid of damaging it by hitting it harder.

    Any tricks? Is there something else holding it on?
  5. Reposado1800

    Reposado1800 Juicy J fan!

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    That loctite green is seriously strong stuff. If it can hold a bearing in on a 69 oldsmobile that weighs like 6,000 lbs an XT225 is nothing.
  6. TTRPaul

    TTRPaul Adventurer

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    @n16ht5 The same thing happened to me. I drilled out the screw but in so doing damaged the thing enoough to want to still hold the insert in place. What I did was take 3 screw drivers and GENTLY pryed the insert in three places at once. My two hands and my neighbors one. It didn't take much to get it moving. After doing the hole in the muffler I spot welded the insert in place. (I made sure it ran better first).
  7. J5k

    J5k Adventurer

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    Does anyone know if the ttr225 gas tank bolts up to the xt225? I noticed some rust in my carb bowl when I did the jets. I know there's the Clarke tank but I don't need capacity, I'm more looking to get rid of the rust, be a hair lighter and a bit more dent resistant. If not the ttr, any info on other (cheap) plastic tanks anyone has fitted would be great.
  8. J5k

    J5k Adventurer

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    Have you tried heat? If you can find a short piece of steel pipe (thicker wall the better) that fits snug in the end of the exhaust, you should be able to heat the exhaust and pop the end cap right out. The pipe should soak up the heat and allow the exhaust to expand. Just don't set your bike on fire! (ps, no idea if this will work as I've never done it for this particular application)
  9. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    I don’t think it is that unusual to find very small particles of what may appear to be rust in the bottom of float bowls. Seen it many times. But I don’t think it is necessarily always rust. The important thing is what it looks like inside your tank. Drain it out & take a real good look in there. I have rarely added filters but maybe that’s all you need. A small in line filter.
  10. J5k

    J5k Adventurer

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    An inline filter is on its way. What I was told by the po was that he bought it for his wife in 06 for her to learn on. That didn't happen. Every spring he drained the gas (put it in his lawn mower), rode it to get inspected and filled it back up only to sit in the garage the rest of the year. I'll pull the tank again and take a look, but I still would like to know if a plastic tank exists that will bolt up with minimal modification (preferably to the tank not the bike).
  11. OldGypsy

    OldGypsy FoolForDirt

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    Clarke makes a 4.1 gallon plastic tank (it may not be street legal) that sells for $175 - $210. Very easy to install - lots of directions for installation at 225.com.
  12. n16ht5

    n16ht5 ride the night

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    thanks for the advice. I don't think he wants to heat it up and ruin the paint (his bike is without a scratch)

    well try the screwdrivers first and then maybe heat

    thanks!
  13. dustin_forest

    dustin_forest FNG

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    I saved a 1993 xt 225 from my father in laws pasture, where it had sat for 10 yrs! No ignition rusty gas tank chewed up wires. After a new battery, sanded repainted gas tank, carb clean, fuel treatmentand i riggedd up a toggle switch to replace ignition. The bike fired right up but after a few months still smokes pretty bad and there is a rattle coming from the head. Any ideas that dont involve me doing a valve job?



















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  14. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    Welcome to ADVrider. :beer Please fill in your profile (state or country for instance). Then we'd be able to guess at the humidity level and temperature fluctuations. Not to be too negative but it sounds like the rings and cylinder wall got a layer of rust from years of condensation. Any time you can see frost on the outside of an engine, you can bet that it's on the inside too. :2cry
  15. dustin_forest

    dustin_forest FNG

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    it sat in western washington in the element, sounds like i need to take it apart?
    :cry
  16. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    Thanks for filling in your profile. :beer

    A compression check would be a good idea. Also monitor you oil useage, if you're only burning a little, smoking a bit isn't going to hurt anything.
  17. dustin_forest

    dustin_forest FNG

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    :1drinkThanks for the help! I'll give it a try.
  18. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    The Clarke tank is street legal in AZ, mine went through emissions with it. But even if it weren't, and you have yearly inspections, just keep the stock tank, and swap them out once a year. The Clarke tank is worth every penny. It makes the XT actually useable for extended back country trips.
  19. Jaseun

    Jaseun Been here awhile

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    Here in Maryland plastic tanks on motorcycles are illegal too. I can't understand why. Nearly every car truck lawn mower and snowblower has a plastic tank. My 2000 truck has a huge 40 gallon plastic tank.
  20. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    Who sells the radiator kit?