The official XT225 thread!

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

  1. WayneJ

    WayneJ Get Off My Lawn

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    Believe what you want to believe. :norton

    I guess I had the only good one Yamaha ever made. :rolleyes

    I'm done wasting my time here. :deal
  2. dav_dman

    dav_dman Been here awhile

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    spray the boots with starting fluid and if it idles up then you have a leak.

    but that is not your problem. I like the coil suggestion. Is float adjusted properly to allow the bowl to fill and idle off the low speed circuit only? pop the tank top and if it idles then theres not enough tank venting? just tossing them out there
  3. maverick1

    maverick1 Adventurer

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    I recently bought a new OEM Yamaha foam replacement air filter.
    After examining it, I can't tell if it was oiled from the factory, or if I need to oil it?
    Does anyone know if they come pre-oiled?
    If it is oiled, it is only very lightly.
    thanks
  4. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    I bought one as well. It did have a light oil coating but I wouldn't trust it. Since I use NoToil I went ahead and cleaned it with solvent and then applied my oil. If you're using a petroleum-based oil I'd just apply the new oil without cleaning.
  5. Keithert

    Keithert Long timer

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    Is cleaning the new filter element prior to putting the no toil on necessary? My new Yamaha element felt dry.
  6. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    Should be fine.
  7. DerekC

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    Rode 125 miles today, mostly dirt roads. And, broke the elusive 100 mpg barrier, 100.2 mpg :)

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  8. carlclaflin

    carlclaflin Been here awhile

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    Thank you. I have seen some wires that look as if electrical tape has been used for some reason or another....i am the third owner. I shall do some investigating, hopefully it wont be to painful.:kboom
  9. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    Your right wrist is gentler then mine... I only get about 60 at best.
  10. DerekC

    DerekC n00b

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    I think the worst I've ever gotten is around 70 :D
  11. GI_JO_NATHAN

    GI_JO_NATHAN Long timer

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    I wish I knew what I get on mine. I'm normally filling it with a gas can.
  12. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    I think my problem is how hard I crank it to get there... I crank it too hard off the line I think. Not to mention having to carry my fat ass up the hills!
  13. NesquikNinja

    NesquikNinja Long timer

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    Hey guys

    I currently ride a 2013 Honda CRF250l. I am bike shopping for a friend, and came across an old XT225. Just wanted to consult you guys and see if it fits the bill. I did some research, but mostly found info on the new ones.

    The bike in question is a 1992 XT225 with roughly 3,000 miles. Asking price 1,200 USD, but I know how to negotiate.

    If will be his first bike. He wants the following

    -Reliable
    -Parts available
    -Highway capable (Doesnt mean it has to be good at it. Just able to cruise 60mph without hurting the bike)


    That's honestly about it. As long as he can cruise 60 mph, it doesnt need frequent repair or service, and he can repair/service when it needs it, he will be happy.

    Thoughts?

    EDIT: Just to add, I can find some roughly ten-twelve years newer for $400-$600 more.
  14. BroncoDave

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    Spend the 400 get newer not a big diff but better reliability just in age of parts
  15. nuggets

    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    The newer bike will have a two piston front brake caliper, and a more powerful stator.
  16. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    I think the change was made in '96? I'd try to find a '96 or newer if you can.
  17. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    We just added a CRF250L in the garage for my wife who already owns an 06 XT225.

    To answer your main question, yes the bike can run 60mph and be pretty happy there. Especially if its a smaller lighter person. Going up to a 16t front sprocket helps that out too as long as the weight is kept down. My wife is 120lbs so the XT has no issues carrying her at speeds up to 70mph+ I'm 250 and it can carry me at 55-60mph, but there might be places where a longer hill slows me down or I have to down shift a bit to stay in the power. The XT is pretty reliable and really would make a great first bike.

    Since it is a 1992, you are dealing with some things that might just be wearing out because of age vs actual wear, but really other than a few minor things that were pointed out, not much as changed over the years. If they can spend the extra money on ones a bit newer, that wouldn't be a bad thing. We had a '92 model for a while that we bought as a project and ended up selling it still as a project. :lol3

    I think we are on our 3rd XT225 now.
  18. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    It depends on the mileage he expects to do, to me. A low miles 92 would not be an issue to me if it's meant to be a first bike and just a run about. If he is planning long trips and wants to add electrical gadgets then find a newer one.
  19. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    Fine, say it all better then me!
  20. dav_dman

    dav_dman Been here awhile

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    +1 on the 16T front sprocket and a rejet. It'll fly...mine does 60 easy, all day, and i'm 175. Will go faster but...why... :)