The official XT225 thread!

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

  1. jimroid

    jimroid Been here awhile

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    I have only seen high quality brass mesh myself. From what I have witnessed the oil stays very clean on these bikes.
  2. jamboa

    jamboa jamboa

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    Found this hole in my rear hub on the used XT 225 I just bought. Do I need a new hub are should I just ride it like this and stay out of the rain or high water? add duct tape?

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  3. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    It's not like that rear brake hub was ever sealed up all the way around. I doubt it's gonna make much difference and nor would duct tape. It's gonna get wet one way or another in deep water.
    If you want to tape it I'd use electrical tape. It will outlast duct tape by a long shot.
    I try to avoid riding in the rain but of course do get caught in it sometimes.
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  4. lamotovita

    lamotovita DAMN SNOWBIRD!

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    Two words, Marine Tex (or a similar product).
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  5. Aguaski

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    No idea if that will cause problems over the long run. My OCD would force me to look for a new hub, but if you can live with it then go as long as you can.
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  6. jamboa

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  7. jamboa

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    secret tapes of the XT said Scotch
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    jamboa jamboa

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    Found it thanks
  9. jimroid

    jimroid Been here awhile

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    E03F11B2-6393-4D5D-8DA6-522B36FEE530.jpeg A chilly early morning ride. Time to get the winter gloves out.
  10. norton73

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    You need some barkbusters/handguards on that bike .
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  11. Splatman

    Splatman ADVrider wannabe Supporter

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    As mentioned hand guards will help.. Also nice are heated grip heaters (I prefer the Symtec Brand).. And install them the way below.. As for gloves I found the best ones I had was a very old pair of MSR Windstopper Gloves but no longer made.. A similar glove available today would be the Klim Inversion made with Windstopper.. Reason I like Windstopper gloves is they are very thin almost like mx gloves and not bulky.. But without grip heaters they might not be warm enough.. Bought a couple of pairs for my wife and I but haven't used them yet in colder weather.. Good luck and cheers.. :1drink

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/grip-heater.839926/#post-20020383

    P. S. If I am not mistaken the wiring diagram above is for the Yamaha XT225.. Don't ever remember making a pic like that for Suzuki DRZ250
  12. oughtsix

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    Gets dark early these days and the forest vermin come out at dusk. Went for a little shakedown ride regardless.

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  13. Splatman

    Splatman ADVrider wannabe Supporter

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    Just wondering what happened to the Mercury Stuff For Sale..
  14. jimroid

    jimroid Been here awhile

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    I can still see it. I got my hand slapped because I responded to two posts. Weird. If you still can’t see it, pm your email and I will shoot you the pictures. Jim
  15. Splatman

    Splatman ADVrider wannabe Supporter

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    Yup just saw it again.. Looks like my reply was deleted that's why I didn't see it.. I usually look for my avatar besides topics that I have replied to.. Just like this thread for xt225 to see what's up with the xt225 crowd.. If you are interested in swapping your Mercury Stuff for xt225 stuff I have sooo much stuff for the xt225 and ttr225.. Things like frames, forks, tanks, plastics, front and rear wheels inc drum and rear disc.. Problem is you are way south and I am in Ontario Canada near Toronto.. I never head that way usually to Utah and Colorado.. Let me know if interested.. Cheers :1drink
  16. ChuckUFarlie

    ChuckUFarlie Send lawyers, guns, and money. The SHTF.

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    Hey Splatman,

    I'm in Mississauga and just got myself a 2007 XT225. While it doesn't exactly need anything, if you have any spare parts (sprockets, wheel bearings, etc) that you want to get rid of, I'm interested. I just ordered the dmo pegs for it as the stock are way too small for me. I don't have a rack so if you have one of those I might be interested in purchasing... cheers.
  17. jimroid

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  18. Splatman

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    Hello ChuckUFarlie.. I will send you a PM soon.. Not sure why stuff is getting deleted but that's ok.. Cheers :1drink
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    RTFM. That'll give you your answer. Maybe.
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