The official XT225 thread!

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

  1. 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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  2. 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]
  3. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Thanks!
  4. Travis28715

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    Ok, you’re a n00b. I’ll help you out with some posting inf.....



    I think I got it.. Was trying to help the OP with some shim alternativies. Must of misunderstood. please forgive chechako friend
  5. Travis28715

    Travis28715 Adventurer

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    You are in some wonderful riding area for the lil XT. :clap
  6. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    Apparently not.
  7. GI_JO_NATHAN

    GI_JO_NATHAN Long timer

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  8. DominoTree

    DominoTree EX250 Warrior

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    GPS is ready!
  9. KamperBob

    KamperBob Recreation Engineer

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    Excellent. Now increase that odometer, soldier. That's an order. (wink)
  10. KamperBob

    KamperBob Recreation Engineer

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    It's a new year. You know what that means...

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    ...wake up, little XT. It's time to go riding! :D
  11. DerekC

    DerekC n00b

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    Just did the 3 turn mod to my carb. Mine was only screwed out 1.25 turns from the factory. The difference is noticeable right away. Before, when the bike was cold, I would have to start the bike 4-5 times every time and it wouldn't accept throttle right away. Now, it starts and idles instantly and will accept throttle after a few seconds. I am also able to turn the choke off a lot sooner too.
  12. DominoTree

    DominoTree EX250 Warrior

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    Got a 3,000 mile trip planned for this spring. Got big plans for her :D
  13. Buckeye Red

    Buckeye Red n00b

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    kamper bob, what brand rear rack do you have on bike?
  14. KamperBob

    KamperBob Recreation Engineer

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    It's a DIY (do it yourself) special described here.
  15. DominoTree

    DominoTree EX250 Warrior

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    Can anyone recommend some "appropriate" saddlebags and tail bag to go with the Happy Trail OSR side racks and tubular tail rack? Been eyeing the Wolfman Expedition stuff. Does anyone have any experience with them on our bikes?
  16. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

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    Thought I would say hi here.
    I had a 1995xt225 a few years ago and ended up selling it and have since regretted it.
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    Last week this followed me home from southern Maine:clap:clap:clap:clap:D:D:D:
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    Its the 2007 model. Planning to work on some modifications this winter and can't wait to ride it once the weather gets a bit warmer (negative 1F here this morning:vardy)
  17. KamperBob

    KamperBob Recreation Engineer

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    LisaS, woot!

    Her post got me thinking about the mighty XT225's run over the model years. It occurred to me there should be a Wiki page. Then I checked and by golly somebody did stub one out.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_XT_225

    I'm thinking we could flesh out that page. The color scheme changed just about every model year so a set of such pix might be a nice contribution. Visitors might also appreciate a link to this thread and other forums. I'll put it on my to-do list. Any other takers? :evil
  18. DerekC

    DerekC n00b

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    Are there any triple trees and larger forks that are a direct bolt on to the XT225. Or, a set that might fit with slight modifications?
  19. Reposado1800

    Reposado1800 Juicy J fan!

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    By far the easiest and best upgrade is .42 springs and cartridge emulators with 15w fluid. I think ever heavier springs are available too. :evil
    I think offroad.com did a yz fork swap on a ttr230 which is pretty much the same bike.
  20. dav_dman

    dav_dman Been here awhile

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    spring upgrade is great , did one, but i'd like LONGER forks so thanks for the info on the yz..will go take a look.

    update/edit, took a look: thx dude, here's some good stuff i found jus from google your yz suggestion,

    xt225 upgrades http://www.off-road.com/dirtbike/project-foo-fighter-2007-yamaha-xt225-build-part-4-52573.html


    fork swaps http://www.customfighters.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17555