The official XT225 thread!

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

  1. VIVID1

    VIVID1 Ducatistanna

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    hayduke, you can either modify the seat or get a aftermarket seat, many have them, you can check on the xt225.com site. I think the seat can be cut by down two inches easily and be comfortable enough.

    There really isn’t anything else out there I looked, the XT225 is already the lowest bike in that category. In time she’ll get used to not flat footing it, until then if the seat isn’t enough maybe she can get some boots with a thicker sole.

    I wear the Frey Daytona lady star boots to ride my street bikes because I’m 5’5”. With the boots and insoles I'm 5'6.5" and I have shaved/modifyed the seats on my street bikes, one is lowered and I’m still on the balls of my feet. I’m almost flatfooting the XT with my regular off road boots and I think once the suspension gets broken in I’ll probably flat foot the bike.

    Good luck and I hope she gets the XT :clap
  2. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Thanks Vivid! We may be looking at one belonging to a member here- Adventure Girl :wave Bonnie Abbzug is still a very new rider, and her little bike has been great- it's really low and light. But 45mph top speed and 1 gallon tank limits it's usefulness. Problem is, she has gotten used to flatfooting and now thinks the XT is really tall. She even sat on a Honda Rebel, and the first thing out of her mouth was "this things a PIG!" :poser

    We're going to check out a friends XT- let her sit on it, etc. and see how it feels and if lowering it would be enough.

    Keep up the dirt riding and the reports!:thumb
  3. wickerman777

    wickerman777 Canyon fodder

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    Yes I agree with vivid. If you absolutely have to get the bike lower then lower the seat and get those boots. My girl has them as well. The XT is such a capable offroad bike because of it's ground clearance. I've taken Correnes XT with avon distanzias aired up to street pressure on trails that tests my heavily modded low pressure knobbied DR to the limits and not even flinched. I would definitely shy away from the lowering link option.
  4. wickerman777

    wickerman777 Canyon fodder

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    This is the only time my girlfriend has ever been able to flatfoot her XT:D

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  5. bluepoof

    bluepoof insert pithy saying here

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    Another +1 to the Daytona Ladystar boots. I love mine. I was a little nervous about wearing them offroading at first, but they're actually pretty comfortable.
  6. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    We checked out our friends XT this morning, and Bonnie Abbzug thinks it will work great! :thumb It looks like, if we cut the seat down about 2inches, she'll be able to put the balls of both feet down. Of course, that means we'll have to find an extra "tall" seat for when I want to ride it...:augie
  7. Trander

    Trander PORTLY ADVENTURER

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    My wife loves hers. After sorting out some minor jetting issues it runs great and gets 75 to 92 mpg.
  8. wickerman777

    wickerman777 Canyon fodder

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    Though I've got the bike running great I'm still having some minor issues with that carb namely being that I cannot find a fuel line that fits this thing. The outlet on the petcock is nearly half the diameter of the inlet on the carb and after removing the deteriorated original line everything I've tried leaks. Works great for about a week then gets stiff and starts leaking or sucking air causing vapor lock. I've been working on carbed bikes for years and though I've had my frustrating moments I've never had a situation this pesky before. I've repaired at least 5 different "little" issues with this setup and always find another.

    Don't get me wrong there is nothing inherently wrong with this bike or it's intake configuration. Just a bike that was badly abused for it's first 500 miles then left to sit for over a year with gas and all kinds of other debris in it. The fact that under these circumstances I managed to get it running and ride 75 miles home on it from the PO's garage ought to tell you something about how stout this bike is.

    I suppose I'll have to go and pay ten bucks for 5" of stock fuel line from yami.

    Although I do have a nearly new carb from a KLX300 laying around:evil Wonder how that might work
  9. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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  10. Bonnie Abbzug

    Bonnie Abbzug Property of Hayduke

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    We brought her home today!!!:clap :clap :clap

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    It's definately a little tall, but Duke has plans to fix that :thumb ! Now, I just need the snow to go away so I can ride her!!!

    Thanks for all the advice everyone!
  11. wickerman777

    wickerman777 Canyon fodder

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    Me thinks you'll be very pleased bonnie:D After tooling around on my girls XT I've decided I want one too.
  12. Trander

    Trander PORTLY ADVENTURER

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    Good luck with your new bike Bonnie! I hope you enjoy yours as much as my wife does.
  13. JoeXT225

    JoeXT225 Wannabe Dirt Rider

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    I just found this site and thread and recognize some of you from the XT225.com BBS. Vivid1, Bluepoof, Entropysedge, Chip and others. I read the entire thread and I'm glad I found this place:clap . Anna, that was a great ride report. I loved the Texas scenery.

    I've got a 2004 XT225 with about 5,000 (mostly street) miles on it. Like all of you here, I'm a huge fan of this bike. I'd love to off road it, but have limited opportunities to do so. The Greater Boston area is pretty densely packed and off road use is heavilly restricted in this area.
    I'm looking forward to future posts and tapping into the wealth of knowledge and experience that all of you have with your XT225s.

    Best regards to all.

    JoeXT225
  14. yater

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    All of my oversized tanks have the petcock sitting 1-2" below the carb intake. It may be a problem when you're running on fumes but I've never had trouble. It's a vacuum feed
  15. crushingchestpain

    crushingchestpain Banned

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    Hey, I have an excuse, it's winter here in Colorado. This is almost as lame as xt225. Lets put some info up here. I am spending more time at MajestyUSA than here. :eek1
  16. Cornbread Red

    Cornbread Red Fart's dust

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    Just got back to the thread..
    Slime may work well pre-emptively in a tube. I just keep mine in the top bag because of worries about tire balance problems.. I figger the stuff might harden prematurely in the tube. I'm probably wrong on this..:norton

    Chip
    P.S. Hi to all the gang from XT225.com! :clap
  17. jkowski

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    hey everyone,
    im looking for a dual purpose bike, and had a couple questions maybe you can answer for me. first i should probably tell you about my riding capabilities. ive been really into trail riding and offroad but now want to also ride on street. id like a bike that handles well, especially under high speeds, that i can kick ass on offroad. is this the bike for me? also ive been doing a lot of research on different bikes and on another site someone said that he/she had quite a bit of issues w/ the carb. has anyone else?

    also are these major probablems or not?-http://www.angelfire.com/sports/serowpages/#weakness

    thanks
  18. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    I think for riding fast offroad, a KLX250S might be the better choice of the little Japanese dual-sports. Or a DRZ400. I myself prefer an XT225 or a DR200, but I'm just plonking along slow out exploring, not riding fast.
  19. jkowski

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    actually i just meant fast on road, id like something fast on road w/ good handling, then be able to take it offroad and it have some balls, also i like just taking day trips quite a bit, just trails out in the woods, nothing hard just a great view, is that still the klx250s? whats the main differences between the riding styles/features of the two?

    thanks klay as well as anyone else who puts in their 2 cents, really appreciate it
  20. jkowski

    jkowski n00b

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    also it will most likely be used street mainly then offroad, guess im looking for something where the on/offroad features dont mess w/ each other, :confused im so fricken lost