The official XT225 thread!

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

  1. deserteagle56

    deserteagle56 deserteagle56

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    Agree completely on loosening the mirror/lever brackets to prevent damage. Been doing that for 40 years and it's really effective.

    As far as the mirrors, someone makes handguards with mirrors inside them so they are protected. But they were really expensive so I adapted some folding mirrors to my handguards. There is more vibration than with the stock setup but they still work. As soon as I get into trees or tall brush I fold in the mirrors and they're completely protected.
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  2. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Yeah, but with that Zero you'll have to put a clothes pin with a baseball card in your spokes so it'll still make putt-putt sounds. :lol3
  3. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    CC,
    I've been intreigued (sp) by those battery powered bikes too. I'm sure it's really cool to ride almost silently, especially through the woods. You'll definitely be seeing a ton of animals that you've never seen before. (Watch out for the deer!)

    Be sure and give us a ride report "after" you've lived with it a while, and have had a chance to find out what's "not so good" about it. I'd be concerned about running out of juice. :( "Excuse me. Can you give me a jump, all the way home?" ) ;)

    Good luck with it & have fun!
  4. gbacque

    gbacque Adventurer

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    deserteagle, do you have a link for those mirrors? That looks like a cool option.
  5. Rumlover

    Rumlover Ed

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    I think what you are referring to is the pilot screw (factory plug has to be removed to access it).
    It is in the pilot jet circuit and fine tunes the fuel delivered by the pilot jet. Primarily affects idle and low speed/small throttle openings.
    Opening it (turning the screw out) makes the circuit richer.

    Unless I am completly missing the point, which is always possible with me.
    :freaky
  6. Two VT Riders

    Two VT Riders likely lurking

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    Hey Folks,
    Getting the wife a Clarke tank for the xt225, and wondering if anyone has ever seen it in the silver? She's got the 05 in silver/black. Black is clearly an option, but wondered about the silver tank. It should stay cooler in the sun too!
    Thanks!
    Nat
  7. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    I figured that half the fun would be feeling like a kid everyday and getting to make my own motorcycle noises like when I ised to sit on my neighbours bike as a child. But I will certainly keep the card trick in mind too as it means I get some bibble gum!
  8. GlennF33

    GlennF33 Been here awhile

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    ]What you are calling your "fuel" screw is the air screw. Sometimes known as the 'idle air screw'.

    No. IT IS A FUEL SCREW. Some other later model bikes have an air screw.
  9. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    Yes, that's the one i am talking about.
    Ok, Ok! :hide
    Still, turning it out more isn't gonna do what Dirt2street wants it to do. Like I said & Rum says, idle & low speed.
  10. deserteagle56

    deserteagle56 deserteagle56

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    Bought them from Dennis Kirk (www.denniskirk.com) in 2010 so I don't know if they are still available. Part number was 39-2275 for the left one, and 39-2276 for the right one. But I believe other manufacturers make similar ones that pivot like that.
  11. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    I had one of those mounted on my WR450 when I bought it and had to replace it with a more stable & larger mirror. The stem is plastic and tends to vibrate, and it's also quite short. Maybe it's okay for some folks, but it didn't work for me.

    I ended up getting the KTM style folding mirror which has been working well for me.
  12. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Been here awhile

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    I've often contemplated attaching a concave mirror near the end of my visor, anybody ever tried that?
    I think Bell helmets used to have them in their visors as well back in the day
  13. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    Well... There is a new bike heading to my garage tomorrow... And one leaving... Is going to be, not really missed as I bought it off craigslist this afternoon for $50 and tomorrow it becomes $200 from the dealer and $2500 is Cash for Carbon credits! Not a bad investment and I get to keep the XT! :evil

    So the XT will now be sharing it's little corner of the garage with a 2012 Zero DS ZF9.
  14. deserteagle56

    deserteagle56 deserteagle56

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    I've talked to a couple people who had them on their helmets and were pleased with them; one of the guys said you had to become accustomed to using them as a car coming up behind you appeared very tiny until it was about two feet from your rear tire. Question is, will the law be pleased if they are your only mirrors? The cops around here make a big deal about having two mirrors on the handlebars.
  15. deodom

    deodom Old Racer

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    They were the Visor View Visors by Malcom Smith (I believe). They were a 3 snap visor with mirrors built in. They can still be found used on some vintage web sites, but only for the old style 3 snap helmets. Had a couple in the 70's on my Bell Star and Moto Star helmets.
  16. maverick1

    maverick1 Adventurer

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    Need some help.
    I purchased a K&N air filter for my 2001 XT225 and after I installed it I went for a ride and the engine seemed to misfire and started to jerk when I was accelerating quickly.
    I then got home and replaced the stock foam air filter took it out and it did not misfire or jerk.
    What gives.
    I thought with the K&N it should perform better.
    When I removed the K&N filter I did notice some red filter oil drops on the mesh screen.
    The only thing I can think of is that there is too much K&N red oil on the filter, but I'm not sure if that would cause the misfiring.
    Any suggestions.
  17. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    K&N is a more free flowing filter therefore your engine is getting more air... Needs more fuel to compensate. You may get away with adjusting your fuel/ air mixture screw but it might be time to re-jet.
  18. tuna101

    tuna101 Been here awhile

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    What tank bag works good on a XT? Seeing that the tank drops off so much. Would tank saddlebags work better? Want something on the smaller size.
  19. johninlv

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    I have used K&N Air Filters on dirt bikes and four-wheel drive trucks since they first came out, serviced them religiously.
    Results:
    A new bore and piston every year.
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    .010 cylinder bore wall taper on my Turbo Diesel pickup after 100,000 miles.
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    These vehicles used only premium lubricants that were available at the time.
    In later years I found out thru oil analysis that high levels of silica could be directly traced to the quality of your air filter.
    My last desert bike was a CanAm 250 with a twin air filter that never needed a new bore or piston. I don’t think the fraction of a Horsepower is worth the cost of the Baja Bore job. The bikes I have now I want to last, if I lust for more power I will go to a big bore kit.
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  20. Reposado1800

    Reposado1800 Juicy J fan!

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    This. It is a well known fact they let more dirt by. For street only use in low dust, it might be ok.