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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by wickerman777, Nov 4, 2006.
Wow, total retro colour scheme!
I may have made an error about the max temp my 99 XT reached at 65mph. I did the seat of pants research about 8 years ago and I was thinking the small Harbor Freight thermometer had a max temp rating of 250 deg F. What I noted was it went over range after about 5 minutes running at 65. At 55 MPH it stayed around 200-225 deg F.
I lost the paperwork for the thermometer I used, but while looking for a newer one with a higher range to see if it did stabilize at a higher temp I found the current model that looks exactly like the one I used has a max temp range of 230 deg F. They have a new model that is small which goes to over 400 deg F that seems a better tool than what I used. It would be nice to make a graph of engine temp vs speed at different ambient temps. I'm not the one to invest in the instrumentation for it though....
Didn't want to possibly lead anybody astray.
Hey guys, I'm looking for some help. I just moved from Southern California to northern Nevada. My wife has a 2005 xt225. I opened the air Box and exhaust and rejetted (ttr 225 jet, can't remember the size but I know it was slightly larger than the xt stock jet) when we were down south. And the bike ran perfect. But now we live at 5k feet, and I need some advice from others who live at this elevation for carb settings and jetting.
Thanks for your help!
Rino, there's a pretty big thread on high altitude adjustments, here:
Charcoal Canister Function
I'm trying to get my wife's XT225 running after sitting for a few years. I've gone through carb and cleaned the fuel tank. When going to put it back together I find a wasp or something like that made a nest in the tank port on the charcoal canister. I've got all signs of the mud/larva removed and I'm wondering if air is supposed to pass freely thru there?? With shop air I can get air to pass freely thru both directions of the bottom and carb ports. Since it is supposed to catch fumes maybe shop air won't pass easily or is there a check valve or something in that port that I can't see still plugging it. Do any of you guys know?
I doubt there are valves in there. I've cut into automobile charcoal canisters, and they had no valves, but they did have separate air blowers to move the air through, so. . .
The XT225 service manual says only:
The manual for early XT250s doesn't even say that much, and the manual for the newer (fuel injected) XT250s says about the same as the above.
Thanks for digging that up for me. I wish it explained how it is supposed to flow. I've got this one cleaned out as far as the eye can see. I also tried plugging the carb side and pressurizing the vent to atmosphere side with compressed air. It does allow some air out that tank port but it is really restricted. I can see the bottom of the can bulge when doing so. So I'm pretty confident that it's not plugged by mud and bug stuff. My hunch that since it is supposed to catch the fumes/vapors of fuel from the tank that the packed charcoal is causing the restriction. Normally when the fumes are created they are not coming so strong and instantly as compressed air. Instead they are more gradual and the tightly packed charcoal resisting it can then do it's thing and filter those fumes. ?? That's what I'm thinking anyway as an uneducated person in this area. I'll probably put it back together like it's supposed to be and if the bike is running weird I'll quickly "delete" it and see what difference it makes.
Thank you! I'll look into that
There is probably info on this but I got overwhelmed when doing a search. I would like to convert my rear turn signals so they are also running lights like the front turn signals. I have a 2003 xt 225. I would appreciate any info.
XT 225 Fork seal installer
$00.91 @ Lowes
Lol hell ya!
Hey the screw plug that went here... got FUBARed by rock. Had to drimmel it out. Couldn't find anything to fit. However at Lowes in the "hard to find " drawer they had these furniture .. skidder rubber things. I jammed it in there last year and that sucker hasn't moved.
Funny, I sold my bmw xchallenge and kept this.. When I look at it I see myself.
Also, I saw this pop up in vendors thread. CDI maker.. doesn't need battery. Hmm
That is so rad !
Last week, I was away at our local bike night and she pulled the XT out of the shop on her own to fool around with it. Doing some deadman rides on the small hill in our driveway and getting used to the controls. I was very proud and glad to see she is excited. I'm off tomorrow, so we'll be doing some yard training.
Dude....wth is sleeping or dead on your seat? That's awesome! Please enlighten us more
The raccoon that was eating my chickens.. I ate him then made his hyde into a seat cover.
If I wasn't next door in Mississippi, I'd never believe it. How's it holding up?
ahh, didn't recognize you swamp, cuz yo' bref' don't stank
I looked for some in the past and I don't believe they exist.I suspect this is because they aren't legal.If you insist on having them you could buy two fronts and adapt them.I also found all the aftermarket LED's seem to be two wire non running lights.I ended up ordering ones that are red and get brighter red when the brakes are applied just like the tail light.I have not got them installed yet. http://www.ebay.com/itm/300836634052?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649
With either approach, it shouldn't be hard to connect the always-on wire from the brake light to the extra wire in the turn signal light. I had been thinking you'd need to run a new wire forward for that.
Remember that, with LED turn signals, you'll need a new flash relay.
May sound silly but check your laws. Generally, states require ONLY amber marker lights facing front and only red and a white license plate light) to the rear. So you'd have to go with rear red lenses, or clear with red bulbs. And yes as a former LEO having worked Interstate Drug Interdiction, any legal reason (no matter how minute) is a reason to stop a vehicle. Many a good and valid arrest has been made from knowing your Vehicle Code well (i.e., stopping someone for colored lights etc). Food for thought.