The official XT225 thread!

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

  1. lamotovita

    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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    You have the wrong rear sprocket. You should return it and get the right one. There are aftermarket sprockets with the correct offset. I use the Parts Unlimited brand, they are inexpensive.
  2. KamperBob

    KamperBob Recreation Engineer

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    Thanks. In someone else's shoes I'd leave the bike torn down and return the sprocket. Instead of waiting for another brown truck the bike crossed three state lines. They can't refund lost days of my life! :evil
  3. paco pena

    paco pena n00b

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    I have a 2005 XT225 Cdn model. It came with a 120 main jet. I went to a 130. Much better for me. Sea level to about 5000 feet. I did open up the airbox and muffler. Shim under the needle and three turns out on the idle screw. Its the way it should have been from the factory.

    paco
  4. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Less flow, more Gnar

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    I have stayed completely stock. I haven't had the carb off because I do not want to screw it up, nor have I adjusted it. The original owner told me the same thing; he hadn't touched it! Not tinkering with it is hard for me:D) If the jets are as published,they are a great starting point, as the bike runs really well 99% of the time
    I am going from a 1996 Yamaha service manual, note that model 4BE3 is the canadian spec.
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  5. maverick1

    maverick1 Adventurer

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    I find that the engine is screaming and I'm only doing 60mph.
    Can someone please let me know what the stock sprocket numbers are so I can determine if my bike is stock or modified?
    cheers
  6. KamperBob

    KamperBob Recreation Engineer

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    15 front, 45 rear
  7. dav_dman

    dav_dman Been here awhile

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    lots go to a 16 front , i did, and like it better for the street. takes about 15mins to swap. i've gone with bigger tires now tho so i might go back down to 15
  8. KamperBob

    KamperBob Recreation Engineer

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    I'm still stock 15/45 gearing but upsizing the rear from 120 to 140 (/80-18) which means 4.9% longer legs. Instead upsizing from 15 to 16 front would've been 6.7% higher geared. It'll be interesting to see the impact. I may hold off to wring every last mile out of this tire. It's not dead yet.

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    We'll see if my Murphy Insurance pays off or not. LOL
  9. Travis28715

    Travis28715 Adventurer

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    Tom S, shims are .5mm or just a hair under .02”, (0.01968498”), thick.
    This from the ANSI site: American National Standard ( ANSI)

    Spenard (SBS) has a pretty good assortment in their bins. They don't have the impressive orange vests but are worth a try.

    Nominal
    Size Decimal
    Equiv. Size
    Series
    Inside
    Diameter
    Outside
    Diameter
    Thickness
    No. 0 0.060" N 0.0680 0.1250 0.0250
    R 0.0680 0.1880 0.0250
    W 0.0680 0.2500 0.0250
    No. 1 0.073" N 0.0840 0.1560 0.0250
    R 0.0840 0.2190 0.0250
    W 0.0840 0.2810 0.0320
    No. 2 0.086" N 0.0940 0.1880 0.0250
    R 0.0940 0.2500 0.0320
    W 0.0940 0.3440 0.0320
    No. 3 0.099" N 0.1090 0.2190 0.0250
    R 0.1090 0.3120 0.0320
    W 0.1090 0.4060 0.0400
    No. 4 0.112" N 0.1250 0.2500 0.0320
    R 0.1250 0.3750 0.0400
    W 0.1250 0.4380 0.0400
    No. 5 0.125" N 0.1410 0.2810 0.0320
    R 0.1410 0.4060 0.0400
    W 0.1410 0.5000 0.0400
    No. 6 0.138" N 0.1560 0.3120 0.0320
    R 0.1560 0.4380 0.0400
    W 0.1560 0.5620 0.0400

    for those already confused :lol3
  10. dav_dman

    dav_dman Been here awhile

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    from home depot:
    small
    med
    large
    big hole
    little hole
    skinny
    fatter
    hey...we are talkin washers, right? not only confused but dont take long before my mind goes elsewhere:freaky
  11. dav_dman

    dav_dman Been here awhile

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    dude make UPS buy u a new tire, after that run....
  12. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    I see they're up now, thanks for re-posting! :clap
  13. WayneJ

    WayneJ Get Off My Lawn

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  14. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Anybody offhand know the diameter in mm of the front and rear axles? :ear
  15. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    I didn't measure mine, but since they take 6202 bearings, it has to be 15mm since that is the i.d. of the bearings.
  16. Travis28715

    Travis28715 Adventurer

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    PNW wrote: A small diameter hose that runs from a small plastic elbow from the left side of the carb near where the fuel hose attaches to the carb broke off with the tiny plastic nipple in the hose, it must have been very brittle as I didn’t realize that I even bumped it at all. The parts diagram in the manual doesn’t list the function of this hose, maybe a vent? I doubt if the plastic elbow fitting is replaceable, it isn’t listed in the parts diagram. Anyone have any ideas what to do with it?[/SIZE][/FONT]

    I believe that to be the overflow hose. Does it come from float bowl area?
  17. Travis28715

    Travis28715 Adventurer

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    I have a Powercore 4 pipe on my bike. It is loud and obnoxious for my needs of a little 225 backwoods runner. Has anyone inserted the quiet core and could give me some performance observation? :norton
  18. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer

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    >"I have a Powercore 4 pipe on my bike. "

    I have installed the Powercore noise-reduction spark arrestor on a WR250R, it quiets down pretty nicely.
    About $34 bucks I think.

    (Note: This was installed in a Q4 pipe, had to bend the spark arrestor screen to get it to go in.)
  19. DerekC

    DerekC n00b

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    New member here. It only took a week but I've finally read through all 8342 posts here! :clap

    I've learned a lot about my favorite bike, the XT225. I've owned it for 6 months or so and I can honestly say that I enjoy riding it more than all my other bikes put together. I don't know what it is but riding this thing on a day trip is the most fun I've had in a long time.There's something about going anywhere, anytime, in any weather and not having to worry about scratches or dirt that I haven't experienced on any other bike. I thought I was through modding mine but thanks to this thread I've got a lot more work to do.

    And GlennR, I see you are over here too. I've spoken with you over on XT225.com (I'm dlc over there and on most forums but couldn't use that here)

    Almost forgot, here's my 02 XT:
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  20. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    Yeah, I know. :lol3
    Ok, you’re a n00b. I’ll help you out with some posting info.
    You quoted both PNW & me but it’s hard to tell sometimes when it makes it look like it’s only what you wrote Can cause confusion.
    If you click on the quote button at the lower right of someone’s post you you will get what you see others doing with quotes in some replies here & can type your reply after or even before the quote.

    You don’t have to use the whole quote & can edit it down to only the particular part that you want to reply to as I did here. In fact I recommend that. It’s irritating when someone quotes a very long post & has little to say about the whole thing. Worse yet quoting someone’s big long string of pix that we have just looked at. :rolleyes :ddog
    Another good thing about using the ‘quote’ button is that you can click on the little square to the right of the quoted posters screen name & it takes you back to their post if you want to read the whole post again.

    SBS, huh? Yeah, we got ‘em, nobody else does. [​IMG]