The official XT225 thread!

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

  1. Dirtdeville

    Dirtdeville Adventurer

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    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
  2. CloudSplitter

    CloudSplitter Putterer

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    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.
  3. buckthedog

    buckthedog Eastbound and down

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    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.
  4. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Less flow, more Gnar

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    Front turn signals have 3 wires, one for the 7 w running filament, and one wire from the flasher relay for the 23w filament. Probably easiest to mount another set of lights. I personally like the visibility of the rear signals as there is more variation between on and off than dim and bright. You could run new red aux lights off the brake/ tail light, these would also be legal as noted.
  5. bykergrrl

    bykergrrl Been here awhile

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    Thanks folks for all the responses. I definitely have things to consider.
  6. CloudSplitter

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    If you want to get extreme, I like woofer's idea of adding a second pair of turn lights., but they should be LEDs rather than a second pair of filament bulbs, because two filament bulbs on the same relay would not be good, though those electronic relays, sold for LED mods, would likely work for heavier loads as well. Adding an LED bulb to the existing filament bulb would probably not change the flash rate much.
  7. aTuWitty

    aTuWitty Been here awhile

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    OK, so I figured out the failing component- the charge/ignition coil on my stators is what has been going bad. It's been the same on all three of the stator failures in the past few months.

    What is it that causes this coil to fail? The rest of the stator is fine, it's just that single piece that is, unfortunately, not serviceable, that keeps failing on me :( I want to know how to avoid yet more failures!
  8. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Less flow, more Gnar

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    Knocking on wood, but i didn't change any other ignition component apart from a new stator with a fresh ignition /coil winding. Same issue as you beforehand. I did change my battery out for a new one. My old one would barely hold 12v. That's about, but I'm pretty the battery is completely seperate from the charge/ignition coil. Could the brand of stator be at fault? Were your other ones warrantied?
  9. swamp

    swamp Woods Junkie

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    Oh ha!
  10. swamp

    swamp Woods Junkie

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    Getting kind of ragged and sun bleached .. like the rest of the bike. "It really ties the room together"
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  11. swamp

    swamp Woods Junkie

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    Hmm. Thats really weird. You're talking about the coil.. the thing that mounts to the frame right? Looks similar to this:

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    I had one go out on me. Would turn over but no spark..right?

    If you've had it happen multiple times I'd look for a bad connection, bare wire, ... is the ground connected?
  12. woofer2609

    woofer2609 Less flow, more Gnar

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    I think he's talking about the winding that is on the stator. On the earlier bikes this winding produced voltage that powered the ignition circuit (including the actual coil). The ignition circuit is separate from the charging circuit. It gets kinda confusing because of how Yamaha named things.
  13. buckthedog

    buckthedog Eastbound and down

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    Damn.... that was funny. Glad you have a feng shui situation going on between raccoon and bike.
  14. Nnel2765

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    I have a 06 xt225 and I'm having carb issues.
    When I hook up my carb and turn the gas valve open the carb just starts to fill up and and overflow out of all the holes coming from the float bowl.
    I have thoroughly cleaned the carb several times, have put a carb rebuild kit on, and set the float height to the book's specs. The bike runes when started but continues to dump gas out. I have tried tapping the carb after hooking it up with a mallet and I just don't know what else to do
  15. CloudSplitter

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    When a carb overfills with the motor off, the cause is most likely that the float valve isn't closing. Make sure the float can move freely far enough to close that valve, and check the float height. If they're OK, the float valve must not be sealing.

    I'm not sure it's this part, but the parts blowups make it look like the valve. seat, and a seat seal, are sold as "Needle valve set", which isn't very expensive. If carefully cleaning the valve and valve seat hasn't fixed the problem, then I'd get a new set (check the actual carb against the picture in the parts list).
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  16. Dirtdeville

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    I let my bike sit for too long after an accident and it leaked as well.I found that getting the needle valve which looks like a rubber tipped rocket ship clean enough wasn't possible and it should be replaced.If your rebuild kit included that and it's new there was another part that my friend installed upside down that made it leak when he rebuilt it.If there was any part that you weren't sure of it's orientation you might reverse it and see if that helps.I could ask him and see if he remembers what part it was if you need me to.Lastly-are you driving every other day at least?I still have to make sure it doesn't sit too long or it will leak although with the petcock off it won't leak that much.
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  17. swamp

    swamp Woods Junkie

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    I had the same problem man. Its your float needle valve. The one with the rubber tip on it. The ethanol killed it. I know its frustrating. I ordered mine from bike bandit.

    If you take it out of there it'll probably be all gunked up. . Mine didn't even move! Now I always put fuel stabilizer AND seafoam in my tank.

    Hey if anyone knows where I can get an Alan key float bowl drain screw.. spill the beans.. mines fubared
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  18. CloudSplitter

    CloudSplitter Putterer

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    swamp, seems like you could just take your old phillips head drain screw to your nearest hardware store, and pick up an allan head screw of the same size. Also look for a fiber washer to seal it.
  19. inroads

    inroads Wimberley,Texas

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    Float valve is spring loaded so it has to freely spring back and forth.

    Also there is an o-ring around the outside of the valve seat assembly.

    Even if the valve and seat were working properly fuel could still leak by

    The outside O-ring and overflow the bowl.I use Parker lube on my new O-rings too.

    E-10 or 10% ethanol plays hell with everything rubber and then they talk of going to E-15...pure

    Hell if that ever happens.Ethanol has turned me into a Fuel Injection lover.
  20. swamp

    swamp Woods Junkie

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    I'm probably wrong but I thought the bowl drain screw had some sort of funky tapered tip on it.
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