The official XT225 thread!

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

  1. wickerman777

    wickerman777 Canyon fodder

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    Yeah, got my girlfriends 05 with exactly 589 miles on it for 2800. Turned into kind of a mess as the 2 years it was on the road it was treated horribly by the original owner. I've nursed it back to life though and the thing runs like a peach now. All those simple mods do wonders for this little guy.
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  2. fendermon

    fendermon Been here awhile

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  3. VIVID1

    VIVID1 Ducatistanna

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    I bought a new '06 end of September for $4000 OTD.
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  4. PeteC

    PeteC Old Rider

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    From CraigsList I thought I had a used 2006 that was bought new in 2/06. He had an extended warrant to 2011 & some riding gear (that I don't need). Bike only had 150 miles on it. He wanted too much for it, $4000. The Kelly Blue Book & NADA Book show the retail is only between $3308 & $3380 for used 2006. I was going to offer him $3400 & maybe split what he paid for extended warranty (what do they cost) since it was transferable, he could keep he riding gear. Well I called him this morning & he said he was going to keep the bike. Maybe he will actually start to ride it now!
    There is also a used 2006 with 2000 street mile at a dealership near by & they want $3350 for it, supposed to be in immaculate shape. Not a lot of used XT225s for sale in my area. I'll see what I can get a new one for & if that doesn't work out I'll try to work a deal on the used one. Some how I'm going to get an XT225 Serow.

    PeteC
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  5. slomo

    slomo slomo

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    When I was looking for XT225's, I had good luck with:
    a) Cycletrader.com - there was a WI and NE dealer blowing out '06 XT's for around $3,500.
    b) Also, check out the classifieds section of xt225.com's bulletin board.

    I lucked out and found one locally for sale, at a good price.

    tm
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  6. wickerman777

    wickerman777 Canyon fodder

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    I sure wish I could figure out how to post pics here. I've made some simple but cool mods I'd like to show you guys. Oh well
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  7. wickerman777

    wickerman777 Canyon fodder

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  8. off rd Ham

    off rd Ham Lets Ride !

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    I wondered what my bike would look like in the snow. :)
    Still green..er brown grass up here in Maine.
    Have fun.
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  9. crushingchestpain

    crushingchestpain Banned

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    Thanks wickerman. good thread. dont forget to upgrade your horn to a finn. the stock one is worthless.
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  10. crushingchestpain

    crushingchestpain Banned

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    i get 75
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  11. wickerman777

    wickerman777 Canyon fodder

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    Thanks a ton. Though I'm not using your method I did just figure how to post one simple pic. Here's the only one small enough I have to upload...

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  12. autolycos

    autolycos True vulgarian

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    WTF is a finn horn?
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  13. Hoagie

    Hoagie Woooooh!

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    +1

    I googled it and got "JACK SQUAT!" <- Chris Farley voice
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  14. crushingchestpain

    crushingchestpain Banned

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    I had the name wrong: it was Hella. I have no idea where I came up w/ Finn. Must have been hypoxia
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  15. wickerman777

    wickerman777 Canyon fodder

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    You should be ashamed of yourself.
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  16. crushingchestpain

    crushingchestpain Banned

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    man, this is so slow i might have to check out the xt site. :cry
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  17. PeteC

    PeteC Old Rider

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    This Wednesday I picked up an '07 XT225 from World Motorcycles in Henderson, Nevada (SE area of Las Vegas). The price out their door was $4050, but I still had to pay $154.81 sales tax & $85.04 registration back in Kingman, AZ. So total cost was $4289.85, not the best deal, but OK. The local dealer wasn't going to get an XT225 till March, the dealer in Lake Havasu City had just sold his last XT225 & the dealer in Bullhead City wouldn't come down from an OTD price of just over $4600! World Motorcycles had a used '06 XT225, but sold it just before I called them on Tuesday. I have only put about 32 miles on the bike on residential streets & slow country roads. I'm breaking it in right so not using much power yet. After getting over the initial awkward feel of a new bike I like the way the XT225 handles & know it will be better after I get it set up & can use full power. My other bike is a '06 DR650 Suzuki I have set up for longer adventure touring. The XT225 is so much lighter & much more nimble, I know I will enjoy it off road. I can actually lay it down flat & pick it up relatively easily! I also plan on doing some longer tours on the XT225. I will be checking out this & other sites for mods to improve the XT225.
    PeteC
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  18. crushingchestpain

    crushingchestpain Banned

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    Welcome.You will love your XT. I got mine used with 3k on it for 2500 so I think you got a great deal. I added a Yamaha tail rack and a new horn, and other than that I am happy with the stock bike. You will see everyone tricks there out with mods, but mine is a blast. I am going with a different front sprocket to give it better highway manners, but that can wait till spring.
    Check out
    http://www.xt225.com/
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  19. Magus

    Magus Never grew up...

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    Just picked up a 2002 xt225 with 350 miles on it. Supposed to be for my son to use off road while I ride the Husky but it's a pretty fun ride all in itself!

    [​IMG]
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  20. DragonRider1

    DragonRider1 East TN Adventurer!

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    Took the wife and her x-mas present ('01 XT-225) out to a family fun ride this afternoon and we all had a blast! The XT, even with about 15% of it's tread left (previous owner rode only on the street, 3,600 miles of original knobbies gone) it took to the single track and forest trails just fine. In fact, I doubled her along one of the steeper trails covered in loose wet leaves and rock with a bit of loam to it. Zero problems! I *love* these things! Welcome to the 70 mile per gallon while grinning from ear to ear club!

    (notice her perma-grin?)

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