The official XT225 thread!

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

  1. simestd

    simestd Packet plumber Supporter

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    We alternate between Shinko 244s and 705 on my daughter's XT225 depending on whether the next few rides are dirt or pavement biased. The bike (and rider) are light enough that tire wear is excellent.
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  2. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    3.50 or 4.10 rear? That may be the way to go. I’ll personally likely ride it more than her. I was thinking non DOT but that isn’t likely a good idea if the bike ends up on-road.
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    thanks for the link! that’s half the price I found on eBay. Will post back what I wind up doing.
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    I'll check what we have on currently this afternoon, but IIRC we've tried both 4.10 and 4.60 on the XT225 and ended up preferring the 4.10 because the 4.60 almost had too much surface area for good traction since the bike and rider are so light if that makes sense.
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  5. simestd

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    Just confirmed, we're running the 4.10 Shinkos on the back of my daughter's XT225. Right now the bike has 705s on it because track day :clap
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  6. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    I hope your bringing your camera! :-)
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  7. 8lives

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    I only need the left side so a number plate might be perfect, I think I can glue some tabs on whatever I get so I can use the existing holes on the bike.
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  8. 8lives

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    I've used Shinko 705's and 244's in the past on a KLR650 with good results, the tires are cheap and easy to mount, important if you have to fix a flat out in the woods, the XT that I just purchased came with 244's on it and I'll probably continue using them they seem perfect for the performance level of the 225.
  9. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    I’m familiar with those tires but I’m surprised to see so many people seem to mount bigger size tires on these bikes which seems counterproductive for a bike often purchased because of it’s lower seat height. Mine is going to be for family and friends who have a hard time riding my KTM EXC for example. There are very few options for 80/100 rear tires and I don’t know how high a 4.10 18 244 is for example. My 225 has a 110/100 Bridgestone on it now with a date code of 2006. It’s as hard as a rock!
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    TwinsFTW Been here awhile

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    I run 705s on my big XT (SuperTen), which sees mostly road duty, and have zero complaints.
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    8A0A57BD-94C2-4C31-A5A8-48C7FD52424A.jpeg A6AB386D-2E4D-40B7-B2BC-8F4E6029D4AF.jpeg 7FDE6C70-B32C-40C9-AC7A-58678DCCF895.jpeg My Shinko SR241 rear is a 4.00. I run a 14 tooth countershaft sprocket to compensate for the taller tire, and the wheel clearance works out perfect. Gearing works out equal to stock then.
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  12. Tom S

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  14. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    Yeah, I recognized Heirhead from his posts on this thread. It was a good pro-XT225 comment. Not sure but thought maybe 'JMo (&piglet)' had been here too.
    Did you watch the vid?
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    No-should I?
  16. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    The one I bought has the front spokes loose. And stuck...
    The rear shock has adjustable preload and damping. It’s certainly a “pro” article. Weight is a little optimistic too. Fantastic bikes anyhow. Only “little” bikes because of our skewed perspective.
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    Ah--welcome to the XT225 thread Rick. Didn't catch on it was, um, Mr. CD :)
    (I have one of your excellent Moab shocks. Transformed my KLR...)
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  18. Aguaski

    Aguaski Been here awhile

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    Couple pics from today’s ride just outside of Flagstaff, AZ.

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  19. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    Thank you for the welcome! I’m just getting started with our 225. Once I know it will continue to run reliably, installing both a Cogent shock and DDC kit in the forks is in the plans. Really, I need to figure out how this bike will get used to plan the suspension and bike setup. I see it as a loaner and a companion on van camping trips and a smaller bike for an old fellow like me to ride in technical environments.

    I wish the MT43 in a lower profile version (that retained the traction and ride characteristics).
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