The official XT225 thread!

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

  1. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Oddometer:
    9,395
    Location:
    Cin City, OH
    XT225 sprockets are dished, TTR225 are not, unless you shim the studs, you need to use an XT sprocket.

    I also did the TTR conversion after breaking three spokes at different times, with attendant flat tires.
  2. heirhead

    heirhead worlds worst mechanic

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,697
    Location:
    On the water in South OC
    Hello,
    17 would not fit due to chaIn rubbing.
    16 with the 45 rear was to tall going down Great BasinHwy, 93, through Nevada.
    35 mph winds, 100 pounds of gear plus my fat ass, geared way to tall. 13 would of been perfect.
    Left my 13, 14, 15 in Idaho. When I hit 15 then went through Vegas it was 100 deg, super windy.
    After Vegas, so many long hills, trucks doing 35 to 75, cars doing 90.
    All the way over those many long hills I went into the emergency lane back and forth 500 times.
    I could only coax 38 mph with me laying down, sit up and would slow down. They had just put down
    New asphalt for 200 miles, 2” thick but did not do the emergency lane, so every time I crossed over it was up or down the 2”
    Finally got Riverside but work traffic now, 9 lanes stop and go, then to the OC, dark and 9 lanes moving but ever car changes lanes every 50 ft. So glad made it home alive.
    Other than getting hurt, one of my worst days of riding even though an adventure. 2500 miles.
    Sunday taking 2 XT225s up to Eagle Id. In a trailer. One to ride, one to sell.

    hh
    wwm
  3. KamperBob

    KamperBob Recreation Engineer

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Oddometer:
    273
    Location:
    Somewhere USA
    We agree. Mine was geared too tall with stock 15/45 gears but bigger (140 vs 120) rear tire. So far I like the new 16/55 gearing with 140 tire. And yes, the 17T front rubbed the cover (but could work with trimming). I'm just sharing what I tried and how well it worked. Everyone needs to do what works best for themself. Rock on!
    heirhead likes this.
  4. jacktwitch

    jacktwitch Teasing the thin line between lost and exploring

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2016
    Oddometer:
    371
    Location:
    Northern AZ
    Anyone have a line on a solid aftermarket footpeg?
  5. heirhead

    heirhead worlds worst mechanic

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,697
    Location:
    On the water in South OC
    Solid for sure, many pairs held up my fat ass on many XTs and TWs.
    DMO SPECIALTIES!!

    hh
    wwm
  6. heirhead

    heirhead worlds worst mechanic

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,697
    Location:
    On the water in South OC
    Hello,
    Anybody know what the O Ring top of carb by diaphragm under cap is for?

    Thanks,

    hh
    wwm
  7. RatBikeRandy

    RatBikeRandy Adventurer

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2020
    Oddometer:
    52
    Location:
    West Georgia, USA
    Who is a good shop for re-working the stock rear shock? Installing heavier spring, replace worn bump stop etc?

    Approximately what does this type of service cost?
  8. Geezerguy

    Geezerguy In the shadows Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Oddometer:
    386
    Location:
    Base of Mt Princeton
    Check out Cogent Dynamics. $733 for upgraded shock and spring.

    Now my question. My 225 came with the Mad Dog ATV seat cover with an additional 1 1/2” of foam under it. It kills my butt in less than an hour and I’m used to a stock BMW saddle all day. Seat Concepts says they only do stock height replacements. Other than custom building a taller seat does anyone have an idea where a taller aftermarket seat can be found?
    Thanks
  9. jacktwitch

    jacktwitch Teasing the thin line between lost and exploring

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2016
    Oddometer:
    371
    Location:
    Northern AZ
    They look solid, but the website looks dead
  10. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2005
    Oddometer:
    20,972
    Location:
    Villa Maria Sanitarium, Claremont, CA. USA
    I have an unused new set hanging from my garage rafters.
    heirhead likes this.
  11. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

    Joined:
    May 4, 2012
    Oddometer:
    2,086
    Location:
    Valencia, ca
    I'm in the same exact boat, if they made a tall version id buy one now... had one on my DRZ and it was great.
  12. pumpguy

    pumpguy Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2018
    Oddometer:
    60
    Location:
    spring grove, Illinois
    I'm interested. Can you PM me with your price and maybe a picture?
  13. jacktwitch

    jacktwitch Teasing the thin line between lost and exploring

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2016
    Oddometer:
    371
    Location:
    Northern AZ
    beat me too it, im interested as well
  14. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2005
    Oddometer:
    20,972
    Location:
    Villa Maria Sanitarium, Claremont, CA. USA
    E00D4A86-869C-4548-B65F-557D105D4A97.jpeg I'm away from home for another week. I'll get back to you then. Baja on the big bikes!
    150ron and heirhead like this.
  15. RatBikeRandy

    RatBikeRandy Adventurer

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2020
    Oddometer:
    52
    Location:
    West Georgia, USA
    I'm going to put a second cushion under the Mad Dog one. Either cut pieces of yoga mat , use the gardening knee pads or maybe closed cell sleeping pad. Anything for some more comfort and wouldn't even see it under the Mad Dog pad.
  16. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2005
    Oddometer:
    20,972
    Location:
    Villa Maria Sanitarium, Claremont, CA. USA
    I heard those bead seats a lot of taxi drivers use are good. Also leather or sheepskin.
  17. NewEnglander

    NewEnglander Been here awhile Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2007
    Oddometer:
    715
    Location:
    Southern NH
    Taking in some great rides at the Cromag rally in Vermont. The little XT was in its element.
    FE03D460-BC13-47A0-8D45-1B91E192E477.jpeg
    03AF35B2-F770-4E53-9368-2ABC9470FCDE.jpeg
    61191A9E-16EE-4FA4-B0E0-8192A5BAB42B.jpeg
  18. pumpguy

    pumpguy Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2018
    Oddometer:
    60
    Location:
    spring grove, Illinois
    DMO Specialties is alive and well. I got a reply just this morning to my question asking wether their pegs included return springs too? Answer was they do not; you need to use your old springs and pins.

    Bill Stewart can be contacted direct at dmospecialties@yahoo.com
  19. pumpguy

    pumpguy Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2018
    Oddometer:
    60
    Location:
    spring grove, Illinois
    My plan is to try the Mad Dog for a while then maybe add extra cushion thickness under until I get the height I want, then take the seat to a local auto upholstery shop that also does custom m/c seats.

    I've had bad experience in the past with sloping seats like the XT has, on long distance rides causing me to slowly slide forward and constantly having to scooch back. I much prefer a flat horizontal seat surface so my butt will stay where I plant it.
    AZ TOM likes this.
  20. jacktwitch

    jacktwitch Teasing the thin line between lost and exploring

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2016
    Oddometer:
    371
    Location:
    Northern AZ
    Great, thank you.