The official XT225 thread!

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

  1. Capt_phun

    Capt_phun Been here awhile

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    Ok, did the Z1 this weekend on my 2006 xt225, took less than 10 minutes to do. I like the power increase, and the ease of bumping the front wheel while in 1st gear.

    Now its time to play with the carb. I have read every conceivable thread it seems. I am just outside of Boston, so 15 feet above sea level. I sometimes ride up in NH, so the highest elevation I'll be dealing with is around 4500'.

    So I'm thinking of going from the stock 125 main, 40 pilot to 130 main, and leave the pilot stock at 40. Is that ok? Or should I go 42.5? I was thinking about doing this jets, riding for a couple weeks, and then messing around shimming the needle. I do notice how the bike hesitates from 1st gear at a stop. Maybe shim the needle while I'm already in the carb?

    FYI, I already did the 3 turn out idle jet. Also, I have farted around with the snorkel. Right now it is in, I have had it out before I did the Z1. Thinking I will end up taking it out for that little bit extra "oomph". I mostly commute in the city on it, so I go from stop to WOT constantly... oh the joys of city living.

    Thoughts? Recommendations? FYYFF?
  2. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer

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    >"130 main"

    Same mods as your bike.

    Well, I tried 130 main. IMHO: Too big.
    Went back to 127.5 main.

    Works right.
  3. rextec

    rextec Adventurer

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    im at 3400' and run the 40 pilot and 127.5 main, 3 turns out with an FMF powercore exhaust. Runs great.
  4. rextec

    rextec Adventurer

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    You didn't like my exact same link in the above post? :lol3[/QUOTE]

    Nope, mines better. lol! Didnt catch it :p
  5. dghuppert

    dghuppert Adventurer

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    Shouldn't be an issue to move it back to suit your needs.
  6. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    :thumb
  7. Dirt2Street

    Dirt2Street Adventurer

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    So everyone says to match the xt with the ttr but do they even make a ttr225 in 2007? Or do I have to match it with different years? I can't find 2007 TTR 225 parts anywhere..
    Help.. :baldy
  8. DanKearney

    DanKearney I'm in no rush. . .

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    Don't know if you've already be pointed there, but XT225.com is the place to go for info.

    Cheers,

    Dan K.
  9. RebelHorse

    RebelHorse Whinny Rider

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    Thanks. Didnt notice that site. :lol3
  10. RebelHorse

    RebelHorse Whinny Rider

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    Figure Id post some pics of my newly accquired 06 225. Got only for 1800 bucks and has 9000 miles, BUT runs like a champ. Was very well taken care of ahead of me. Origionally from South Dakota.

    Here it is in its new natural enviroment of the boarding stables!:dllama
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    And this of my first ride out in the country (further)....bad day to ride, but turned out AWSOME! I didnt get wet LMAO...Missed by miles, but beautiful scenery and fresh storm air...

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    I see why people Dual Sport. Riding on the dirt rodes and trails in the country, its just something else. You hear, see, and smell the outdoors, instead of the musty dirty tack in the cab of my truck...:huh
  11. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    Yep. If it was any more fun it would either illegal or a sin, or both!! :lol3
  12. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Less flow, more Gnar

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    Try matching with different years, the parts numbers on micro fiche parts sheets will most likely be the same.
  13. MasterChief

    MasterChief Adventurer

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    I think they stopped making the ttr225 in 04. Starting making the ttr230 in 05.

    What parts are you looking for?

    If you want an exhaust system any one for the ttr225 will fit.

    TTR230 will not fit, the frame is different then the 225.
  14. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Less flow, more Gnar

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    I switched to synthetic oil a while back, 3000 km's or so. I am using Rotella 5w40. My buddy said he noticed me pushing a little blue when following me. I haven't compression tested the bike as my compression tester does not have the correct threads, but in the meantime, has anybody noticed increased oil consumption with synthetic oil? Maybe as a factor of the looser tolerances of this older air cooled engine? the plug looks good, tan coloured. Sure, my fuel mileage is better, and cold starts are easy now, but I don't think I ever added oil to the bike between changes before switching to synthetic unless something was leaking. My front valve cover "weeps" a little, but it seems to not be losing much from there. 36,xxxkm's on engine.
    Bike seems to run fine.
    Second question. I know the charging system is somewhat anemic. I load tested my battery recently and it looked very good, but after idling in traffic for about 45 minutes, I shut it off and it wouldn't turn over, I had to bump start it. Off road I have had my battery die as well, has anybody run across stator issues?
  15. flank

    flank Adventurer

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    if any of you guys are riding around the Vancouver Lower Mainland or the rest of BC for that matter and see this bike, do me a favour and take a swing at the a$$hat riding it would ya? it was ganked from my underground parking this weekend. :2guns

    upside, maybe I'll replace it with somethin newer?

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  16. DirtThumper

    DirtThumper Bug protein and grit

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    Bummer Flank.... If I was on the your side of the continent, I would help look for it. I've got the same bike but it looks really beat up compared to yours. You have me thinking I should chain her up to something now.

    BUT, I would be impressed if whoever tried actually got her started! Needs work!

    Good luck on getting her back! Some yahoo or a friend that NEEDED to borrow it will have to pay!
  17. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Less flow, more Gnar

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    If you haven't already, I encourage you to post pictures and descriptions on DSBC (Dual Sport BC), as it is a great community of guys and gals who have eyes all over the lower mainland and BC.
    I'll keep my peepers open as well.
    What year is that bike?
  18. flank

    flank Adventurer

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    Thanks woofer, Yes I've posted to the DSBC forums as well. It's a 1985 1KH import.
  19. beerbuzz

    beerbuzz Been here awhile

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    Needing some help with interchange parts. Has anyone ever verified if the yfm225 cylinder will fit the xt engine? Yamaha part numbers are very similar but have different suffixes.
  20. RebelHorse

    RebelHorse Whinny Rider

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    Just got Uni and removed the snorkle. Im damn surprised how much these 2 small things just by themselves do for the bike! Sounds better, and the throttle is much more responsive and snappy. All thats left is the Z1 mod. Hope I wont have to change.jets but will see. Didnt have to thus far.