The official XT225 thread!

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

  1. thatguy383

    thatguy383 Adventurer

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    I lied, the 350 is ginormous.

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  2. thatguy383

    thatguy383 Adventurer

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    Xt350 and xt225

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  3. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto

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    Just picked up a cherry '95 XT225 for my SO last night. ~1000 miles and in pretty damn good shape. She's 5'6" and was flat-footing it in sandals. Perfect for a learner bike. Now to start learning and doing some maintenance.
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  4. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Less flow, more Gnar

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    Wow, total retro colour scheme!
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  5. MC_Collector

    MC_Collector Riding Again!

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    Sooo...

    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.
  6. Ryno041

    Ryno041 racer -> adventurer

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    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!
  7. CloudSplitter

    CloudSplitter Putterer

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    Rino, there's a pretty big thread on high altitude adjustments, here:
    http://www.xt225.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=133615&page=1
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  8. Turbocelica

    Turbocelica Been here awhile

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    Charcoal Canister Function

    Hi Guys,
    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?

    Thanks,
    Justin
  9. CloudSplitter

    CloudSplitter Putterer

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    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:

    XT225 Charcoal Canister.jpg
    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.
    .
  10. Turbocelica

    Turbocelica Been here awhile

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    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.

    Thanks Again,
    Justin

  11. Ryno041

    Ryno041 racer -> adventurer

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  12. bykergrrl

    bykergrrl Been here awhile

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    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.
    Thx.
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  13. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    FYI
    XT 225 Fork seal installer
    $00.91 @ Lowes
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  14. swamp

    swamp Woods Junkie

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    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. KIMG1373.jpg

    Funny, I sold my bmw xchallenge and kept this.. When I look at it I see myself.

    KIMG1368.jpg

    Also, I saw this pop up in vendors thread. CDI maker.. doesn't need battery. Hmm

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/replacement-cdi-for-various-bikes.1257717/
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  15. swamp

    swamp Woods Junkie

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    That is so rad !
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  16. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto

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    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. :clap
  17. buckthedog

    buckthedog Eastbound and down

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    Dude....wth is sleeping or dead on your seat? That's awesome! Please enlighten us more
  18. swamp

    swamp Woods Junkie

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    The raccoon that was eating my chickens.. I ate him then made his hyde into a seat cover.
  19. buckthedog

    buckthedog Eastbound and down

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    If I wasn't next door in Mississippi, I'd never believe it. How's it holding up?
  20. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    ahh, didn't recognize you swamp, cuz yo' bref' don't stank

    :lol3
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