The official XT225 thread!

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

  1. kewlbyme

    kewlbyme Occasional Partaker

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    Did you change the pilot jet to 42.5 while you we're in there and changing the main?


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  2. gbacque

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    Actually no. I wanted to, but the pilot jet is buggered up. The slot in it broke. I'm going to have to drill it out to replace that one so I left it as is. I was thinking get a left hand tap and thread into it a bit then use a small screw (or the tap) to turn it out. Unless someone has a better way to remove a jet with no slot left for a screwdriver. Little worried about drilling on a carb.
  3. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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  4. kewlbyme

    kewlbyme Occasional Partaker

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    Yep, that ought to do it. I would soak it good with wd40 and let it sit a bit. Normally the pilot is easy in and out. If someone over tightened it and messed up the slot that bad, well, you never know, I guess. Just carefully stay in the middle and it should back out. Then clean up everything to eliminate the shavings.

    Good luck!

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  5. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    silly kroil is better.
  6. kewlbyme

    kewlbyme Occasional Partaker

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    Sure it is. So is PB Blaster, Marvel Mystery Oil and many others. Chances are, there is already a can of wd40 in the garage. Chances are, wd40 will work just fine.

    silly

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  7. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    You are right. Give 'er a tap with a hammer+punch while you are at it.
  8. nuggets

    nuggets Fries with that?

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    I replaced the moose racing top end gasket kit O-ring in the camchain cover on the head of my XT with the OEM O-ring. It turns out the moose o-ring was too skinny, so it was the same as not having any o-ring at all.

    Oh well. No leaks now.:D
  9. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    I just mounted a Shinko 244, after reading this post. It has great traction, but feels a little looser on the really tight paved curves compared to the IRC GP-1 I had last. Most people probably wouldn't notice it, but I live in a very mountainous area. This is a great tire for the riding I do. The price is great too.
  10. KamperBob

    KamperBob Recreation Engineer

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    That's EXACTLY what I did this summer. Please let Moose Racing know if you haven't already. When I did they said it's the first such report they'd ever had. They bent over backwards to ship me replacements (twice thanks to US Post Office nazis). Moose cares. Let 'em know so they can fix a systemic problem. Thanks. :)
  11. nuggets

    nuggets Fries with that?

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    I let them know.
  12. TwilightZone

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    >"the IRC GP-1"

    IMHO: ultimate dual-sport tire on small bikes.
  13. gbacque

    gbacque Adventurer

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  14. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Fresh venison for Thanksgiving, mmmm.

    Have a happy to all!!
  15. mk4

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    My 225 (2003, 5000 miles) was stolen this morning at 6:45 am in Huntington Beach, Ca. My neighbor awoke to some noise and went out to inspect and heard "hurry up, someone's here" in Spanish.. He two hispanics age 20-30 in a red mid 90's toyota pickup with a campershell speeding off. They left a big piece of wood and a 6 ft bike ramp in their hurry.

    Let me know if you see parts popping up.

    [​IMG]
  16. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT wannabe

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    wow, that sucks. i'll keep an eye out but i live east, it prolly made a bee line south.
  17. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    I'm in San Diego and will keep my eyes open... Chances are it is in Mexico by now... If I see any parts come up locally I will let you know. Do you know the last six of the VIN by any chance?
  18. Mole-Man

    Mole-Man n00b

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    Sorry to hear about your stolen XT.

    It brings up a question. How do you make a motorcycle more secure at a public transit park and ride lot, where it will be sitting in the open for eight hours? Will it fit in one of those big bicycle lockers they rent out?

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  19. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    Damn. Sorry to hear. I've got one just like that, the best year. :evil You mind sharing how it was secured, where it was stored so we can learn from what didn't work?

    I HATE thieves.:pep
  20. mk4

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    Good news, it was recovered a few hours later. A few scratches, but it's all there.

    The theives left a large desktop and a 6 ft ramp. They took swab samples for DNA, but told me that it probably won't produce anything. A few hours later, I got a call that said they found the bike behind a liquor store. The CSI told me they swabbed the bike and I was free to go. Upon mounting the bike, I noticed blood on the left handlebar. The CSI said he missed that and swabbed it. If his DNA is in the system or if it comes up in the future, he will have grand theft to deal with. My neighbor saw them both and can identify them.

    Half the time, I park it in a very secure area. the other half of the time, it is outside, in what I thought was a secure area, all the way back of our apartment complex. You cannot see it from the street, and only a few people know it's there.

    The theives were either regular bike theives or they were tipped off by someone that the bike was there (I'm thinking it was the landscaping crew). They came prepared (with the bike ramp) or they always carry it looking for opportunities.

    They made a lot of noise, which made my neighbor check out what was going on. This makes me believe they are not "pros." Also, I don't think pros steal 2003 XT 225's, just saying.

    They pushed the bike around another corner to conceal themselves better. From there they loaded the bike. A fork lock/steering lock might have deterred them from pushing the bike. But ultimately, locking the bike to something would have been a better deterrent.

    In the OC, bike thefts are common. Four guys, with a pair of 2x4's can lift any bike into a van or truck.