The official XT225 thread!

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

  1. norvegicus

    norvegicus waiting for spring...

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  2. motolab

    motolab Long timer

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    Hello Alonzo,

    Thanks for the plug!

    Regards,

    Derek
  3. BlueRidgeKat

    BlueRidgeKat Daily Commuter

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    Is there a specific XT 250 (08-13) thread or do they share this one.
  4. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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  5. BlueRidgeKat

    BlueRidgeKat Daily Commuter

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    Nope, its easier to let you do it.
  6. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    :rolleyes You're welcome. Think it will happen again?
  7. BlueRidgeKat

    BlueRidgeKat Daily Commuter

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    No, I'll get someone else to do it for me next time.
  8. dav_dman

    dav_dman Been here awhile

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    hey I had no idea...always gone to jetsrus. Motolab will be my next parts purchase.
  9. maverick1

    maverick1 Adventurer

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    I have a 2001 XT225 and feel like my front fork sags too much.
    Are the front forks air sprung, use a coil spring or both?
    If air sprung where would I find the valve to check the pressure and add air if necessary?
    Cheers
  10. rextec

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    Coil spring. Some of the older ones had schrader valves on top of the fork but i believe air pressure wouldn't raise the front end regardless, they were there to tune the "bottoming out" characteristics of the fork. You can make preload spacers and add them to your forks to adjust sag.
  11. jspringator

    jspringator Been here awhile

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    After redrilling the muffler I had a little high speed stumble. I then replaced the air filter with a Unifilter, and now it runs perfectly.

    Formula: remove snorkle, rejet main to 130, drill muffler, add unifilter. A shop already turned the pilot screw out. I don't really like the noise, but the performance is there. 800 feet above sea level.
  12. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    How to pack up an XT225 for cheap

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    Already had most of it, just had to buy about $20 worth of bits and pieces to put it all together.




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    Not worth the climb.

    I have a Z1 modded pipe. It was done by the PO of one of the three XT225s I have. I left the snorkel in, and use a stock filter. Here in the AZ dust, you need all the protection you can get. I also have it jetted just a little rich, to help keep it cool in the 110+ temps here. Plenty of power for a trail bike, even with my 230 pounds on it.
  13. alonzo

    alonzo Misadventurer

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    OK, James --
    I'm going to try the UNI filter.
    -- alonzo
  14. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Been here awhile

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    jspringator, what's in the case behind the licence plate?
  15. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Been here awhile

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    I just reinsured the xt225 after a 2,500 trip on my new to me wr250r/x.
    I still love the xt. The closest comparison I can come to is that one is a brick, and the other a sponge. I'm sure you can figure out which is which:D
  16. Dirtdeville

    Dirtdeville Adventurer

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    Hey Jerry I've heard you talk about your bikes for awhile and it's nice to finally see one of them. That's a pretty nice setup and if I'm not wrong that's a first aid kit behind the license plate.Those blue reflectors are not legal in CA but they look good with the blue bike.BTW-I noticed you have to defend everything you say on another site might be time to move on.JMHO
  17. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    This is one of 3 XT225s I have. The other 2 (a '99 and an '01) are not currently running, but they are both in great shape, with low mileage. Wouldn't take much to get them going. I bought them because I found them cheap, and like the XT225 so much I decided to get a lifetime supply. I also have a big box of new and used parts. This one is a '94, with over 30,000 miles on it, about 2/3 of that on dirt. I bought it back in '08 with 1800 miles. Same engine and frame, but there has been a lot of parts swapping since then.

    This one has all the goodies, a Cigar Mike centerstand, a kickstarter, a Clarke 4 gallon tank, and a Bryan Swens rack. It also has upgraded front and rear suspension for my 230 pound weight The box is indeed a first aid kit. Blue lights are illegal in AZ, but not reflectors.

    I have found the XT makes a great minimalist touring bike for rough roads, both paved and dirt.

    The whole luggage system is built on a real milk crate (not Walmart) bolted to the rack with 4 rubber mounts, and 2 angle steel extensions bolted onto the rear. Other than the milk crate being empty, this is pretty much all of it. Various parts can be removed for shorter trips.

    As for the "other forum", yeah, what a mess.
  18. Dirtdeville

    Dirtdeville Adventurer

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    One other thing I forgot to mention that you may not have seen is an oil cooler made to go on the XT in place of the smog canister.If heat buildup is an issue it might be worth looking into.
  19. rextec

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    I just serviced the steering stem bearings on my XT and was wondering if anyone had the steering stem bolt torque value handy???

    Thanks!
  20. Robidob

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    When you adjust the carb you increase the opportunities to foul the plugs so keep in mind that a fouled plug will can cause a stumble as well.