The official XT225 thread!

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

  1. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    K&N filters:
    I really can’t speak about the K&N motorcycle air filters but, yes, their car/truck air filters do let in a lot more dirt. They do keep out rocks & small birds. :lol3 I suspect the bike filters would be about the same. I won’t use them.
    On the other hand the K&N oil filters are excellent. Done a fair amount of research on <STRIKE>them</STRIKE> oil filters & use them on several bikes. Don't know if they make oil filters for the XT225 though.
  2. gbacque

    gbacque Adventurer

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    Rocks and small birds....lmao

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  3. maverick1

    maverick1 Adventurer

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    So I'm guessing you don't like K & N air filters for the XT225
    Does twin air make one for the XT225? or what would you recommend?
    Funny, I bought a K&N air filter for my Porsche and I could not get it to fit.
    Maybe that was a blessing in disguise.
  4. 3DChief

    3DChief "Moto therapist"

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    My SO, Write2ride, has a Clarke tank on her XT225 and used a Giant Loop Fandango tankbag this summer on our cross-country trip. I used the same tank bag on my DR650. While not completely waterproof, it is much closer than any of the other ones I have tried. It's a good fit, not too large, and doesn't extend back into the rider's space.

    Here is a pic of it on her bike somewhere in Arkansas on the TAT:

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    If anything happens to this tank bag, we will replace it with the same thing again.

    :beer
    Tim
  5. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    I use No-Toil filters in all of my bikes. Just order the TTR225 one it is the same. Are No-Toil's the best? I don't know, but I do know they keep the dirt out, and with the No-Toil filter oil, grease and cleaning kit, cleaning the filter is so easy I do it more often makes it worth it to me. I clean them in my kitchen sink.
  6. T!Mster

    T!Mster Lets Ride!!

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    I joined the XT225 crowd!
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  7. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    +1
  8. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    The biggest issue with dropping an XT, especially if you stall it and are not moving is that the mirrors will break the perch, which on the right side is part of the master cylinder. Continuously removing and reinstalling the mirrors will probably eventually strip the aluminum threads in the perch. I bought a used dual sport once that had stripped threads in both perches. I epoxied them in place and fortunately never dropped it. I also have cut down brake and clutch levers to help prevent damage in a tip over.
  9. nuggets

    nuggets Fries with that?

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    NICE!

    I remember when mine was that pretty. :D
  10. Captain Caution

    Captain Caution Been here awhile

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    My wife has the Joe Rocket Manta tank bag and it works well for small stuff, ie drinks, snacks, phone, wallet etc.
    Hope that helps,
    CC
  11. johninlv

    johninlv Adventurer

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    I am trying to adapt the TT230 filter type to my Xt225. I have had good results with duel density type foam fitlers but dont like the small flat panel used for the XT225.

    John
  12. Oceanbum

    Oceanbum Been here awhile

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    :clap Now go get it dirty!
  13. redninja

    redninja Will ride 4 scenery

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    I tried the K&N air filter, and the bike ran terrible. I went back to the stock one, and all was good.
  14. DominoTree

    DominoTree EX250 Warrior

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  15. GlennF33

    GlennF33 Been here awhile

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    I did the mod using a 1 1/8 dia. extension hole saw I had. It is louder than stock but pepped it up quite a bit. Some riders have opened up the baffle to almost eliminate it. I think that is un necessary as the headpipe is only about 20 mm ID.
    Start with a 3/4 drill and see how you like it.
  16. dav_dman

    dav_dman Been here awhile

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    i heard 3/4 will do it and not be as loud as full mod...dont know myself tho'
  17. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    I didn't have the hole saw handy, so I just drilled a number of smaller holes, like a salt shaker.
  18. DominoTree

    DominoTree EX250 Warrior

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    Well, I bit the bullet and did it. Not too loud at all! I haven't taken it around the block, but it seems like it started much more easily and has better throttle response when I rev it.
  19. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    And here I was just figuring out lighting etc to make a clip for you... Although I have the Z1 extreme and the snorkel trim so mine is about as loud as they get. I punched 4 half inch holes in mine.
  20. operaflute

    operaflute Starving Artist

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    Quite happy with my Wolfman Enduro. Fits nicely, don't have to remove to fill up, small but not unusable.

    Unrelated: all the webpage buttons on this site ("reply" "quote" "login" etc.) have disappear a couple days ago (when using Firefox). Using IE to reply. Harrumph.