The official XT225 thread!

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

  1. moterbiker

    moterbiker Gypsy diver

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    When mine died I went looking local and couldn't find one for a reasonable price. I got the last 2 from either Walmart or Pep Boys for less than $30 I think. I am on the second year of the latest one and it is still working fine, I do use a battery tender
  2. Lizrdbrth

    Lizrdbrth Wackjob

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    OT, but is anyone going on the Big Bear ride out of Hutchins Motorsports this Sunday?
  3. duanew1

    duanew1 In my Pajama pants

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  4. rextec

    rextec Adventurer

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    I'd love to go but unfortunately I can't this weekend....
  5. tuna101

    tuna101 Been here awhile

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    I'm going if I don't have to go to San Felipe!!

    Question? Who carries a large stock of helmets in So. Cal.? Don't want to mail order.
  6. Lizrdbrth

    Lizrdbrth Wackjob

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    Around here that would be the Big Box outfits like Bert's, Chapparal etc. Prices aren't all that great at either.

    Cycle Gear has fewer offerings but almost always better pricing. There's on in Victorville, Berdoo and a few places down the hill.
  7. JerryH

    JerryH Long timer

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    As for batteries, I recommend this one. http://estorebc.mkbattery.com/Category/2164_1/2001-2006.aspx

    I have had very good luck with them. This battery fits all years '92-'07. I have a 2 XT225s, a '94 which is the one I ride, and a non running but great condition '01 that I bought as a spare/parts bike, or it wouldn't take much to get it going. Has a like new 3000 mile engine. Same battery fits them both.
  8. tuna101

    tuna101 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the helmet tips. By down the hill, where? Down the hill from where I live means Cochella Valley.
  9. Dirt2Street

    Dirt2Street Adventurer

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    Hey everyone, has anybody ever had clutch problems? It seems like my clutch is slipping, it doesnt grab right away going from second to third gear or even popping the clutch in 2nd. I used to be able to pop the clutch aand slide the back tire around a turn, or pop up a wheelie in second but not so much anymore. is it just me or has anyone had a similar problem? It didnt start until I tightened the clutch lever.. could that effect it? Thanks:confused
  10. duanew1

    duanew1 In my Pajama pants

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    Yes. According to the service manual the end of the clutch lever should have 10-15 mm of free play. I usually give a little more free play than that. A tight clutch cable will keep the clutch from fully engaging and allow it to slip. The wrong oil could also cause similar problems.
  11. Lizrdbrth

    Lizrdbrth Wackjob

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    I'm over on the Cajon Pass side. From anywhere in this desert "down the hill" is defined as "anyplace a nail will rust". So everything's "down the hill" from here.

    I know of no big box outfits in your "down the hill". I got a couple closer to mine, and there's a Cycle Gear in Bewtyfool Downtown Victorville but most of them are a long haul from here.

    But then there are no wolverines here, either. Seems a fair tradeoff.

    Looking for anything in particular?
  12. N7XW

    N7XW Been here awhile

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    Thanks guys, appreciate the info on batteries. I need to get one quick so the Mrs. can ride again.:D
  13. Adelphos

    Adelphos Been here awhile

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    I'll never sell the XT, but I am looking at a v strom tomorrow for the longer trips. Maybe have one by next riding season if my back feels up to getting back into things :D


    On a note actually related to this thread. I got the 06 XT running today. Tank is rusty and nasty inside and some of my tubing is corroded and cracked so I ordered some parts. Should be riding again by Mon-Wed depending on when they get here!
  14. tuna101

    tuna101 Been here awhile

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    I know of no big box outfits in your "down the hill". I got a couple closer to mine, and there's a Cycle Gear in Bewtyfool Downtown Victorville but most of them are a long haul from here.



    Looking for anything in particular?[/QUOTE]

    Just a good selection, so I can find a helmet that fit's good on my big head! Tried on everything around here and just can't find 1 that fit's well.
  15. Lizrdbrth

    Lizrdbrth Wackjob

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    Just a good selection, so I can find a helmet that fit's good on my big head! Tried on everything around here and just can't find 1 that fit's well.[/QUOTE]

    In terms of selection Chaparral Motorsports in San Berdoo is probably top of list, followed by Bert's in Azusa.

    There may be more but I'm prolly the wrong guy to ask cuz I'm not much of a helmet whore. I wear mid-to-low-range, full faced lids, paint them O.D. green so only a nearsighted tortoise would even consider touching them and I keep them until they either disintegrate or their face shields are so obsolete they're considered "vintage".:rofl
  16. Dirt2Street

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    Phew. Thank you so much. I will let you know if loostening the lever a bit helps.
  17. Robidob

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    I took my 96 XT225 for a decent ride yesterday, this is the first time I have rode it with it being hot out and I was having issues with it being really hard to find neutral with the bike running any suggestions? Thanks
  18. nuggets

    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    New oil might help. It makes a difference in mine.
  19. Slojoe

    Slojoe Easily Amused

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    The clutch basket has the driven gear riveted to the back side of the basket. Sometimes the gear will become loose from the basket (very little movement between the parts will cause the problem), this will cause the trouble finding neutral. The shop manual describes the problem as Circumferential play #8 on page 4-42. I have replaced 2 clutch baskets in 27000 miles on my 07 XT225. The problem gets worse as the engine gets warmer. Mine got to the point I could only get into neutral while rolling to a stop or by stopping the engine.
  20. dmaxmike

    dmaxmike former quadtard.

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    Went for a 100 mile ride this weekend on the XT about 90 of it on trails and FS roads. It was the first ride with the racetech emulators and fork springs as well as a much higher rate rear spring. ItÂ’s no super cross bike but it was much better then stock.
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