The official XT225 thread!

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

  1. Dirtdeville

    Dirtdeville Adventurer

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  2. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    Glad to hear you got her back safe!
  3. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    So where do you guys buy your jets? All the places online I look you either have to buy a huge set or in multiples of 4 of the same size...
  4. carlclaflin

    carlclaflin Been here awhile

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    that is why the conceal weapons permits (ccws) are soo important. being a former californian, and worked in law enforcement there, if the laws were as some other states, there would be LESS CRIME.
    good to here you got you bike back and all is well. ride safe.
  5. GI_JO_NATHAN

    GI_JO_NATHAN Long timer

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    I've used jetsrus.com
    If you've got the extra change, I would suggest sticking with the name brand jets. Just to ensure size accuracy.
  6. KamperBob

    KamperBob Recreation Engineer

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    Glad to hear you got it back. Quick! Buy a lottery ticket while your good luck streak is still hot. ;)

    The fork lock seems a no brainer. It won't prevent a team of determined pros from dead lifting such a light bike into a truck bed. But it should effectively dissuade opportunistic punks. That seems a more probably threat in general.

    Rock on!

  7. KamperBob

    KamperBob Recreation Engineer

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    You're right about 2003 being the best year. Except for the 2006 of course.

    In the ole days horse thieves faced capitol punishment. Just saying...
  8. inroads

    inroads Wimberley,Texas

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    Is it a common accessment that a 42.5 pilot is the way to go over the stock 40?
    And with the snorkel removed and the rest stock @ 1000' sea level Ive got a 130 main jet.
    BTW concerning the clutch lever light return I have noticed that on XT's and TW's
    It has led to slipping clutches at times and so I put an additional spring down on the left side clutch arm and no more slipping clutch,just a little bit stiffer clutch pull.
  9. GlennF33

    GlennF33 Been here awhile

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    Your jetting is the same as mine and works fine @ 1200 ft. I also turned the fuel screw out to 3 turns which speeds up warm up. Half snorkel, Z1 mod ( 1 1/8 hole in baffle about 6" inside pipe) and UNI filter. I added (2) UNI 1" filter plugs in the side of the airbox. The latter changes work well with that jetting.
  10. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    So with pretty much these same mods... excluding the 1" filter plugs ( might have to look into doing that) what would the best jetting at slightly above sea level be?
  11. kewlbyme

    kewlbyme Occasional Partaker

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    I am very happy with a127.5 main, 42.5 pilot, 3 turns out, with stock pipe, airbox and filter, at about 800 feet elevation. Very snappy.

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  12. kewlbyme

    kewlbyme Occasional Partaker

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    Oh, also, I get mine from jetsrus, as well. 2 proper jets delivered is about $20. Great service and fast shipping.

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  13. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Less flow, more Gnar

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    Interesting topic, I notice that from the service manual the Canadian Spec bikes have a 42.5 pilot, and a 122.5 Main, I wonder if this smaller main would account for "hiccuping" at highway speeds at altitude, which is a major concern on this bike when trying to maintain above 50mph above 2000 ft. Anywhere below that the bike is a scalded cat. I've never taken the carb off, and don't want to fix it til it breaks.
    Re. the clutch cable, I did what an inmate recommended and disconnected it and lubed it up, which did make a noticeable difference to the lever returning to the full out position. I'm pretty sure there was some crap in the housing near the spring. Probably resulting from a little too much of this:
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  14. Rumlover

    Rumlover Ed

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    The only time I have experienced "hiccuping" is when I have been on the slightly rich side, and then only at high rpm. I ride from about 4,500' and up (125 main, no snorkel, about 2.25 turns on pilot screw).

    A 122.5 main does not sound large enough to cause a rich symptom if everything else is correct.
    How does the air cleaner look? Spark plugs? etc.

    Little things can make a difference on these small engines. It could very well be too lean of a main (as you speculate), but only a little experimenting will tell you which way to go on the jetting.

    Does the Canadian spec bike have an adjustable needle? If so I would start there.

    Good luck and keep us posted!
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  15. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    I am considering doing the snorkel mod while I have everything apart. A little concerned considering how dirty it is around the snorkel base about removing and wandering if it results in getting a ton of crap in the airbox? As for the half snorkel mod am I correct in assuming you guys are just removing the portion of the snorkel inside the airbox?
  16. GlennF33

    GlennF33 Been here awhile

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    I cut the bottom part of the snorkel off and put it back in with the openings facing front, away from the little cross brace. I tried removing the snorkel altogether and it ran fine, but made an annoying droning roar. I added the filter plugs to give the intake breathing the extra boost as with the snorkel removed but without the noise.
  17. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    Filter plugs?
  18. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffer

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    Filter vents.


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  19. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    Wouldn't those get plugged really easily?
  20. nuggets

    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    Gave the old girl a fresh muffler bearing the other night.:evil

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