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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by wickerman777, Nov 4, 2006.
A couple of photos from the 2019 North Shore Shindig. I broke the chain guard.
Where did you relocate the choke?
Procycle sells a direct choke knob on the carb itself, or a remote choke knob that mounts to the engine case.
Greetings all. Looking to pick up a 95 xt225 this afternoon for a song. I've done some searching around, but Im already uninterested in the rear drum brake. Is there a reason that an xt250 or somesuch swingarm wouldn't bolt up for a disc brake conversion without going through the gyrations of custom spacers and sprockets?
I can’t answer your question about fitting a XT250 swingarm, but I can tell you the XT225 is a lightweight bike and the drum brake isn’t a problem. I have never felt more stopping power is needed on my XT225. A disc brake conversion seems like an over complicated and unnecessary expensive upgrade. Enjoy the XT225 for what it is, or get the XT250 to get the brakes you want.
Thanks for the response! I guess I should get the thing running and sorted out before I "fix" something that isn't yet chowdered....
The drum brake is likely to be the least of your problems on a 22 year old bike. If you feel the need to upgrade the brakes I'd suggest updating to the later front brake, which should be a much simpler and less expensive project.
EBC HH pads, fresh fluid and some sticky Shinko’s. You’ll be golden.
What tires do you have in this pic/ what do you recommend? I was thinking a trials tire would be about as good as any 50/50 tire.
Here you go.https://www.shinkotireusa.com/product/sr241-trail-tire/211922
Thanks @jimroid. Those look like the ticket.
Last night I excised the carb for a cleaning, dumped a solid handful of rust out of the tank, charged up and strapped on a too-big battery, added a hot plug, and she busted right off. Grabbed my helmet and went for a quick blast down the road. This is going to be the most fun 700 bucks in history. Stops, goes, and will even pick up the front wheel with a little encouragement.
Has a few more minor problems typical of a scoot that sat in a shed for a decade, but it was stored inside so there's not much to see. And less than 2500 miles.
On further investigation, the gas tank is pretty darn rusty. I'm undecided on rehabbing this one or going straight to a super tanker but since there's rust bubbles on the outside (through the paint) it may be shot. I'd like the extra range anyway. I can add a new Clarke and still be on the road right around a grand...
Will be rebuilding the front brakes as there's a lot of corrosion up at the master cylinder. Everything else is just turd polishing: pegs, springs, fender/tail light swap...
Gratuitous potato pic, bungeed on battery and all:
Aside from being 24 years old, it's a new bike....barely broken in.
Is the clarke tank the only aftermarket tank for the XT225? I can't find many distributors for this part, and have read some truly disappointing things about justgastanks.com. Curious if the rumors are true.
In other words, looking for a good tank, aftermarket or not. This one is...barely serviceable.
As far as know the Clark is the only one. I got mine at Procycle.
I’ve owned a few bikes over the years, but I sure like this one a lot. I really have a hard time believing it is only a 225cc 4 stroke. It performs beyond the spec sheet, and that is no sheet.
Tonight I rode a 2006 home, I'm new to the XT world, the bike has 5000 on it and ran good on the freeway on the way home, I'm going to dig into it to make sure all is well, but I know some of the plastic body parts are broke or missing does anyone have any ideas on getting replacements or making plastics that are easily available to fit?
Most parts for the XT225 are readily available, but plastics seem to be the exception and are hard to find. For genuine XT225 plastics you will need to search Ebay. If you find some decent plastics on eBay be prepared to pay more than you want, and they will probably be mismatched colors. A good plastic paint can get your colors matching again. Below is a link to a thread about a guy who improvised using DRZ400 plastics on his XT225. The DRZ400 is still in production so plastics for that bike should be readily available. Good luck.
I saw that as I was searching around Aguaski and I have a DRZ available to see what it will take to adapt it to the XT, at this point I'm only missing the left side and everything else is there or seems repairable.
Seems like I see the left side becoming available on Ebay more frequently than the right side. In my experience the right side is nearly impossible to find. With patience I bet you can find something.