The official XT225 thread!

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

  1. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    Fine, say it all better then me!
  2. 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... :)
  3. OldGypsy

    OldGypsy FoolForDirt

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    Went to Canada early last fall - about 1800 miles from my house. Me, my riding gear and camping equipment weighed 255#. I don't think I hurt the bike (total miles by the time I got back - 4600), but it sure was a strain to keep it going 60mph. If you're loaded up for camping, I don't think it's more than a 50mph machine.
  4. SantaFeTrailer

    SantaFeTrailer Stromtrooper

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    Just made my deal, should have it by Sunday. :clap:clap
  5. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Been here awhile

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    Welcome! :clapYou're gonna love the bike. Plus yours probably comes in nifty colors. Does it have a kickstart as well?


    BTW, I'm pretty sure updated stator and dual pot calipers came in the 2001 model year. Mine is (2000 model year) made in 99, and has the 35w/35w headlight, single pot brake.
  6. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Been here awhile

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    Someone on here mentioned that they had a stock Yamaha tachometer on their XT225, anychance we can get pics? :evil I wish I had one.
    It's funny, I hit the limiter on my wr250r way more often than the XT, even though it has a way higher redline.
  7. dav_dman

    dav_dman Been here awhile

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    u da man. THAT is a heckuva adventure trip!!
  8. carlclaflin

    carlclaflin Been here awhile

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    here is a pic of my stock xt tach(1994 xt225)

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  9. carlclaflin

    carlclaflin Been here awhile

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    on mine, a 94, i'll normally get 100-110 around town before i have go into the reserve side. last summer i did go a nice ride with some co-workers, appx. 112 miles and still had appx.28 of my tank not counting the reserve. i remember, because that was my first big ride on that bike and when i hit the gas station i only put apps .70-.75 of a gallon. all stock.
  10. OldGypsy

    OldGypsy FoolForDirt

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  11. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    Huh? You got between 149 to 160 mpg or you didn’t fill it up?
    XT225 Fuel tank capacity
    8.8L (2.32 US gallons) (1.94 Imp. gal)
    Fuel reserve amount 2.0 L (.053 US gallons) (0.44 Imp. gal)
    2.32 -.28 –.053 = 1.510 gal.
  12. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Been here awhile

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    ...unless I'm missing something. Someone here mentioned they had one.
  13. KamperBob

    KamperBob Recreation Engineer

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    Welcome to the three figures club! I was excited my first time as well. Normally I get 90 +/- 5 mpg.
  14. KamperBob

    KamperBob Recreation Engineer

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    Did Yamaha use thread lock compound on the studs holding the sprocket to the hub? (pix here)
  15. Reposado1800

    Reposado1800 Juicy J fan!

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    It needs to be uncorked to go faster loaded. Exhaust, intake and jetting.
  16. OldGypsy

    OldGypsy FoolForDirt

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    I had done the Z-1 mod, and opened up the pilot jet setting, but never messed with the intake. In its present condition it will out run my brother's stock XT225 everytime. Maybe I'm spoiled on my FZ-1, but I can't see it cruising comfortably at 60mph with a 255# load. :nono
  17. carlclaflin

    carlclaflin Been here awhile

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    so today, i had my bike up on the stand cleaning the chain. after a good cleaning and lube, i started her up and worked the throttle a little to help get back to operating temp. I had just rode around town apprx 5-10 miles. anyways, i put her in first and worked the throttle just a little, when i heard a ticking noise. so with the bike in idle, i could hear the noise. it sounds to me, the noise from a car when the lifters are nocking. i could not isolate the sound, in fear of hurting my little bike, so i shut it off and got it down from the stand and parked it. has anyone had a similar situation or sound? also is it ok to ride it to the shop and have a mechanic check her out? :kboom
  18. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    In first gear, back wheel probably rotating. I'm not surprised. What's it sound like off the 'stand' & in neutral? :evil
  19. carlclaflin

    carlclaflin Been here awhile

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    it sounded the same when off the stand.
  20. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Been here awhile

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    If you are able, and have the specs, adjusting the valve gap is relatively easy. Google "xt 225 valve clearance" and there is a great tutorial on the other website.