The official XT225 thread!

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

  1. Dirt2Street

    Dirt2Street Adventurer

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    Has anybody ever tried putting bar end mirrors on? I like the look of them and I've heard they're MUCH better than stock.
  2. Trander

    Trander PORTLY ADVENTURER

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    I think the stock mirrors are excellent.
  3. GI_JO_NATHAN

    GI_JO_NATHAN Long timer

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    I really like them on my street bikes.
    I run hand guards on dirt bikes so not really an option.
    Have you looked at the hand guards, that have an option for a flip out mirror?
  4. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    Since I manage to 'tip over' once-inna-while, bar end mirrors aren't an option. :shog
  5. redninja

    redninja Will ride 4 scenery

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    I don't care for the looks of the stock mirrors, either, so didn't mind when my older bike had no mirrors when I bought it. I use a velcro-on bar ender, left side only, and that works fine (don't do much road riding thought; just enough to get to the trails). And yes, it ALWAYS tips over on the left side. So far, the mirror has been OK; I usually manage to throw myself under the bike to save the mirror. I had to bend and cut the bracket a little to make it fit with the hand guards.
  6. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    BTDT :kurt
    Left side every time. :D :muutt
  7. Dirt2Street

    Dirt2Street Adventurer

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    Do you have a picture of the mirror? What brand n stuff is it? Sounds like a decent investment..
  8. Toyotadiver

    Toyotadiver wisconsin

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    I'm in WI and just bought a 1998 XT225 with 2900 miles in showroom condition for $1550. I feel like I payed a little more because it was in such good shape. Needed nothing. Hope this helps.
  9. redninja

    redninja Will ride 4 scenery

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    There are no names or trademarks at all on the mirror. I've had it for quite awhile; I've bought a lot of stuff from Dennis Kirk, but I just looked there and don't see it. I do remember it was less than $25. I see I had to bend the arm a lot to get it to fit, but I am no metalworker...just a vise and pliers!:1drink
  10. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    Nope. And certainly not on the Xt225.
  11. mr. matteeanne

    mr. matteeanne Bender can pass him

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    Need to replace wifes 96' XT225 Chain and sprockets. Current chain is "non Oring" looks like a bicycle chain? I am all for something more heavy duty, would love to give her more low end torque in case she finally decides she wants to loft the front wheel. Top end not too relevant as I really prefer she keep it under 60. Thoughts? Preferred Vendor?
    Her current original chain and sprockets have 6000 miles and look completely shot? Maybe horrid maintenance from original owner?
  12. Keithert

    Keithert Long timer

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    Did my first fillup today. I got 69 mpg with 25 miles of expressway and 15 miles of riding with guy's on bigger bikes plus some around town riding. Not too bad. Almost twice the mpg of my Vulcan and almost four times what my Wrangler gets.
  13. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Less flow, more Gnar

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    6000 miles is actually pretty good life for a non o-ring chain and sprocket IMHO, if you subscribe to the belief that they last about 1/3 as long as an o-ring chain and related wear on sprocket. I got 12,000 miles on the stock o-ring chain and rear sprocket and it was definitely time to change.
    I would suggest a 14t in the front and the stock size chain, that way you can always revert to the 15t if it is too low, and honestly, I think 1st will be revved out by about 8MPH. I'm not sure of the amount of slack the clamshells will take up, but probably 2-3 teeth.
    I like D.I.D. or RK chains, and sunstar or JK sprockets/ CS sprockets
    The D.I.D. for ~$50 is a smoking deal.
    My $.02 (rounded down to nothing in Canada due to us abolishing the penny, i suppose:huh)
  14. carlclaflin

    carlclaflin Been here awhile

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    ok people. i'm a noob when it comes to bikes and maintenance. the other week i had the engine semi-apart. the timing chain tensioner looks as it is out almost all the way. good or bad? if bad, how much of pain is it to replace?
  15. KamperBob

    KamperBob Recreation Engineer

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  16. Adelphos

    Adelphos Been here awhile

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    What made you want to go that wide?

    I'm thinking about a 130 rear and 110 front (I'm going to lace a rear wheel to the front hub and motard it kind of) I'm still trying to narrow down tire choices and sizes . . .
  17. jspringator

    jspringator Been here awhile

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    I wound like to try to figure out how to put radial tires on mine. Any ideas?
  18. KamperBob

    KamperBob Recreation Engineer

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    I couldn't find a 130 rear in Pirelli Scorpion. (After 24k miles longevity I'm a believer!) It was either stay 120 or jump to 140. Clearance is tight but I avoid mud (too hard on equipment). I hoped for a little better floatation in deep sand. What do you get when you cross XT225 with TW200?
  19. goodburbon

    goodburbon Been here awhile

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    Just picked up an 08' with 500 miles on it, a set of luggage, and a pair of sena radios in trade for my Buell.

    It doesn't even remotely compare to my buell, but it should be a better toy, and get my wife into riding. If it doesn't, it's still a toy for me.:clap
  20. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    Kalirado: It's so sad that I know exactly what that means. :2cry

    :gun1 :2guns