The official XT225 thread!

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

  1. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Less flow, more Gnar

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    I own a ttr225 wheel that I use on my xt. It requires some mods discussed here:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=178968&page=478
    Post #7168
    The big brake is :clap
    Easy, fast swap.
    FWIW, I got my wheel for under $120 WITH a tire and tube, make sure you get the brake assembly, however. I love having two wheels. The hard part is the drilling of the sprocket, but it isn't too bad for someone w/ a drill press.
  2. Lizrdbrth

    Lizrdbrth Wackjob

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    Any chance that you have a pic of the TTR backing plate?

    Preferably unmounted.

    The same 110/130 swap can be done to the TW. Slightly different hardware, but the backing plate is key.

    Help a cousin out.
  3. GlennF33

    GlennF33 Been here awhile

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    I have one of the last ones he made. I haven't put it on yet as I can raise my bike on a platform floor jack to do any service requiring elevation. Nice workmanship. I would like to sell it.
  4. Dirt2Street

    Dirt2Street Adventurer

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    So 7/8 is what you went with? I'm looking at renthals right now because I'm a young kid, (17) so lets face it, this thing will be layed down a time or two..hopefully not anytime soon though. :l Dreading that day. :lol3 But anyways, I need something that'll hold up and these renthals i'm looking at are on sale and are a REALLY good deal for the brand. All my friends, even a few that race(d) MX had and have Renthal and say they're the best..
    How do the tusks do on pavement? I'm up for suggestions.. All :ear
  5. kewlbyme

    kewlbyme Occasional Partaker

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    7/8 is standard size. If you go with the 1 1/8 bars dont forget the adapter. They are only thicker at the center clamping area. They too, are 7/8 at the grips. I went with standard 7/8. My son in law dumped the bike and wacked the guards pretty hard and twisted the forks. The bars were unmolested.

    The Tusk is great on the road or off. My second XT was acquired with a Renthal bar and risers. They are fine too, just wider. The Renthal/riser combo raises the height about the same as the Tusk Mini High's. I have Moose guards on the Renthals.

    I personally like the Tusk Mini High Bend better because of the inherent height without risers. The Renthals are fine bars regardless.

    I show pictures of both in the thread I posted above.
  6. Roadrunner

    Roadrunner (Negativus Supersonicus)

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  7. inroads

    inroads Wimberley,Texas

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    Anyone here who could shed some light on my shock conversion? I was under the impression that the TTR 225/230 rear shock would bolt onto the 225. I just received my shock off Ebay and there are 2 things that are different.
    The bottom yoke that bolts to the swingarm is a lot more narrow than the 225.2nd problem is the top mounting bolt is smaller than the 225. Any help appreciated!
  8. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Can't say the the 235 and 230 shock are the same. But the TTR225 is a 100% bolt up match with the XT225. I have done this swap myself.
    Either the TTR 225 and 230 are different or you got the wrong shock.
  9. inroads

    inroads Wimberley,Texas

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    Thanks Richbebe,I guess that the TTR 225 shock is different than the TTR 230. Oh well,back to Ebay.:nortonThanks.
  10. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    They are different, I got mine off ebay but it was from a local dismantling shop and he had both.
  11. pnw

    pnw Been here awhile

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    I picked up a clean ‘06 xt225 today so my son will go riding with me. Nice small light bike, my DR350 feels like a bloated pig in comparison. The tires could use replacing, the stock rear is 120/80, does that translate to Shinko 244 4.60? From reading some of the tire posts it sounds like sizes aren’t the same from one manufacturer to the other, some posts mention 4.10 for this bike. Front should be Shinko 2.75 right?

    Thanks
  12. KamperBob

    KamperBob Recreation Engineer

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    Great year! :D I'm currently running 80/90-21 and 120/80-18 which translate to 3.1 and 4.7 inch widths. If I ran knobbies for more off road I wouldn't go any bigger but I run Pirelli A/T Scorpion MT90 front and rear (thanks again Dan Oaks) so one size larger should fit. At ~23k miles the rear tire is finally getting bald. Slightly longer legs would suit me fine so that's my Q1 plan. The front tire still looks good so I'll defer that. When I do a size larger may not quite fix the speedo but it should be closer to actual.

    Rock on!
  13. kewlbyme

    kewlbyme Occasional Partaker

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    2003 shinko 244's, 2.75 front and 4.60 rear.


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  14. pnw

    pnw Been here awhile

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    Thanks, I wanted to stay close to stock size so ordered the 2.75 front and 4.60 backbut debated the 3 for the front.

    This monster thread on the 225s is great. I don't have the original owners manual but found the link and downloaded the read only PDF. I have a Clymer manual for my DR350 but couldn't find one for the xt. Any suggestions for a good repair/service manual that is simple like the Clymer? For a service manual I really want paper, not some electronic only version.

    I was kind of concerned that the low height would make the bike feel cramped but even though it is compact it doesn't feel cramped. My son is a little shorter and really likes the size. I can see why these have such a following. For reference I rode a DR200 a little in the past, I wasn't that impressed with it and I like this a lot more, feels lighter, more agile and seems considerably more peppy
  15. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Less flow, more Gnar

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  16. Lizrdbrth

    Lizrdbrth Wackjob

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    Thank you, Sir!

    I sold my TTR parts bike and as the guy was driving away I thought to myself "You're gunna regret dat". lol.

    Thanks again.
  17. maverick1

    maverick1 Adventurer

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    I checked out a 2001 XT225 today.
    Looked it over and took it out for a test ride.
    Everything seemed to work well.
    The gentleman wants $2,000
    The bike has 4,200 miles on it.
    Does that sound like a reasonable price.
    I also checked out a 2008 XT250 which has 9,300 miles on it, and that guy wants $3,000.
    2001 seems really old, but the bike does not look old or beat up, has new tires.
    I'm leaning toward the XT225
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  18. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Less flow, more Gnar

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    2001 looks great, shouldn't be any maintenance issues for another 7000 miles at least. 1900 to 2000 is a fair price IMHO.
  19. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    Seems high for a 2001 to me. ~$1500 seems more like it. Maybe $1700?
  20. pnw

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    KBB in excellent condition, from dealer is $1615. I only contacted a few sellers over the past month but each one immediately accepted tentative offer of this KBB or the usually slightly lower NADA average price. For 2001 the NADA seems too low at <$1200 at least for the one you are looking at. But I wouldn’t hesitate to let the buyer know that KBB “excellent condition from a dealer” is $1615. I don’t know if sellers already knew that or not but it seemed to have a lot of traction in negotiation.