The official XT225 thread!

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

  1. outdoorsman

    outdoorsman Lets Ride! Supporter

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    @SoCalAdventure welcome and nice bike! We have the exact bike.

    @LittleWan Kelly, how far away from Sacramento are you and Matt? Would love to ride with you guys.
  2. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    @outdoorsman - that would be fun! sending you a PM...
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  3. washout800

    washout800 Been here awhile

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    Thanks Littlewan for the pics.
    After seeing your bike, portion of my tax return will be spent on a new Clarke tank. Love the look of the natural. And my metal tank is perfect. XT.jpg
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  4. SoCalAdventure

    SoCalAdventure Adventurer

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    Like those mirrors. my bike came with a really lame 'legal' left mirror and no right. Bought what I taught would work at my local Cycle Gear but they are sadly missing in coverage. Oh I can see my shoulders really well!

    I like how far out to the edge of your bike the mirrors sit. Must have a good view to the side and behind.

    Will check them out. May be one of my future upgrades.
  5. Aguaski

    Aguaski Been here awhile

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    Double Take mirrors are not cheap. They are actually more of a premium mirror option. The view through the mirror is very good. I justified the high cost of the mirrors as a safety upgrade. I have also retained my original mirrors in storage. If I ever sell the bike I will remove my Double Take mirrors and put the OEM’s back on the XT225. This will let me put my superior Double Take mirror on any future bike I may own.
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  6. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    That bike looks fantastic!
    Love the mighty XT225!

  7. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Another great looking XT!
    I am super happy with the Clarke, I only wish I had put one on sooner.
    It's nice not having to use the key to open the gas tank - I ride in enough dirt/sand so that the locking cap always gets blocked up with grit.
    BigWan was worried the key would fail eventually (that happened to him on the ktm950/990).


    + 1 on the double take mirrors - they are fantastic.
    Easy to remove for riding trails too.
  8. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    $120 for a pair of mirrors, really? I've bought bikes for less than that. lol
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  9. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    Double take mirrors, and a Clarke tank will probably be my first big purchases, I'm going to get Happy Trail side racks so I can use my soft panniers and a basic top rack too then I'll be ready for the summer and my weekly commute to work once it warms up, I used to use a motorcycle as my only vehicle for years but after driving a car regularly now I'm spoiled, my KLR then the VStrom served me well now it's the XTs turn. Up here where I'm at range isn't always nessasary but it helps.
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  10. WayneJ

    WayneJ What?

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    It's easy to remove the lock bolts from the bottom of the cap.

    I've had 2 XTs and it is the first thing I did to them.
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  11. outdoorsman

    outdoorsman Lets Ride! Supporter

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    Had a couple of hours after work so installed the wide pegs, rear rack, and handguards. Bike is coming along nicely.

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  12. jamboa

    jamboa jamboa

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    Looking good. I also did the wider pegs but have been using a rear textile bag without a rack. Just to put a rainsuit, extra layer and a Mass Marvel comic boot!
    Also had the muffler and header ceramic coated
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  13. outdoorsman

    outdoorsman Lets Ride! Supporter

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    I got the rear rack so I can attach my rotopax to carry extra gas. I also have a wolfman tail bag that I can use as well. I still need to get folding mirrors.
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  14. Aguaski

    Aguaski Been here awhile

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    I’m interested. Got any pics of the finished exhaust.
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  15. jamboa

    jamboa jamboa

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    Yes I would need the rack to carry that much weight.
  16. jamboa

    jamboa jamboa

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    It won’t be mounted on bike For awhile but When it is I will post pics
  17. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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  18. outdoorsman

    outdoorsman Lets Ride! Supporter

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    Precision Motorcycle Racks. About $100. I ordered mine off Amazon. They're compatible with the rotopax.

    Yes, bolts right on where the passenger grab rails are. 5 min install.
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  19. jamboa

    jamboa jamboa

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    Yea I like the idea of a Rotopax instead of a larger tank
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