The official XT225 thread!

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

  1. SantaFeTrailer

    SantaFeTrailer Stromtrooper

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    Got it! Yeah!

    2007 with 650 miles on the clock!

    let the farklng begin (oh, OK, I have already installed a tool tube)
  2. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    :uhoh Hope you can find it. Met a !#$%&! Suzuki DR200 that swallowed one. It’s engine locked up & the cam chain & remains of the nut were found in the bottom of the case. Never found out if the valves hit the piston. May be a good idea to look in to where the cam chain runs.
  3. nuggets

    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    I am pretty sure that the way the head is designed, the nut would have no way to work it's way over to the cam chain. I think if you take both valve covers off, and fish about with a small magnet, you might get lucky.
  4. GI_JO_NATHAN

    GI_JO_NATHAN Long timer

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    Wow! Awesome!
  5. GI_JO_NATHAN

    GI_JO_NATHAN Long timer

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    Just wanted to be the next one to quote myself..:D
  6. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Less flow, more Gnar

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    1+ or I guess you could always turn the bike upside down and shake vigorously:1drink
  7. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    I just posted the other day in the DR650 thread how we did that years ago at Loudon.
  8. carlclaflin

    carlclaflin Been here awhile

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    Well fellows, i got lucky!! And yes, Nugget is correct, the way the head is designed, it seem almost impossible for that nut to go down into the engine. But as we all know, nothing is impossible. As soon as i pulled the head and tilted it to look at the matting surface, the nut fell out into hand!! i fished and fished for it with two different size magnet tools and NO LUCK! O'well, i found the nut, got the bike back together and got the valves adjusted. :clap:wings
  9. GuitarDave

    GuitarDave Freezing his a** off

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    Hello, I'm blowing a little oil from behind my Cam timing Chain adjustment bolt.
    Is this "normal"?
    It's a 2007 XT225, bone stock with under 4,000 miles.
    I usually run the YamaLube.

    My left boot now shines a little more than my right one.:D

    Thanks in advance,
    David.
  10. nuggets

    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    I think you are talking about the cam chain tensioner. Maybe you just need to replace the gasket?

  11. T!Mster

    T!Mster Lets Ride!!

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    I bought a Pelican 1400 case the other week. I did a little modification to make it just like I want it. I attached it to the rear rack with rubber lined clamps. A 1gal RotoPax is mounted to the top.
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    The elastic net is made for the door of a Jeep Wrangler. I secured it to the lid for my electronics. I have 2 USB ports mounted to a piece of angled aluminum. The back of the net also protects electronics from the RotoPax hardware.
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    I installed a cig outlet for my Slime pump.
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    Power from the bike. The wiring is tucked up and out of the way and the fuse box is underneath the side panel.
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    Built a shelf and lined it with foam. The Slime pump slides underneath the shelf.
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    Tool bag fits in perfectly.
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    What I couldn't fit in the Pelican case went in here.
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    Wolfman side racks for my dry bags. They are modified racks for a WR250R. Did a little welding and powdercoating.
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    I also powdercoated the heat shields. I hate chrome! Also installed bark-busters, foldable mirrors and moved the rear turn signals to allow room for the side racks.
  12. GI_JO_NATHAN

    GI_JO_NATHAN Long timer

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    Wow!
    Good work!
  13. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

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    finished my rebuild project this morning:

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    I'm pretty happy with how it turned out:D
  14. tuna101

    tuna101 Been here awhile

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    Way to go Lisa, have been watching your build on the XT forum, looks like all your hard work has paid off, looking good. I see all your snow has melted, ha, ha. That's the way to get out of it.:clap
  15. KamperBob

    KamperBob Recreation Engineer

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    Nice electrical work. Is that lamp cord. What gauge wire and where did you source it? TIA
  16. T!Mster

    T!Mster Lets Ride!!

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    I used 2 USB ports and the cig outlet from BurnsMoto.com. The wiring is just some odd pieces I had laying around. The connections are all soldered and heat-shrinked for water protection. The power supply is a standard SAE plug. The power plug on the bike is a tank bag connection from Powerlet.com that I mounted on the rear fender. The fuse block is secured under the side plastics.
  17. Dirt2Street

    Dirt2Street Adventurer

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    I LOVE that headlight unit thing..it looks great. where did you get it?
  18. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

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    Thanks tuna! we still have some snow- but it is going quickly- now to deal with mud season!

    It's a Trail tech x2- we ordered parts from several different places so I can't remember for sure where we got it- maybe Rocky Mountain ATV or MOTOsport.
  19. johninlv

    johninlv Adventurer

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    If You love your XT225 so much that you want to add a rear disk brake and stronger wheel check out the KLX Kawasaki’s. You might also try and find the JT Sprockets P/N JTR463.50 rear sprocket. It looks like it will bolt on and use the 428 pitch chain. The sprocket came on the KMX 125 and 200, sold everywhere but here.
    I am using a KLX300R rear wheel and others have used one from the KL250G.
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    Custom sprockets are over $100.
  20. Tr25w

    Tr25w Adventurer

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    what kind of fenders did you use?