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Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2013, 10:56 AM
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Posted By maverick1
I have a 2001 XT225 and feel like my front fork...

I have a 2001 XT225 and feel like my front fork sags too much.
Are the front forks air sprung, use a coil spring or both?
If air sprung where would I find the valve to check the pressure and add...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2013, 10:42 AM
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Views: 1,562,649
Posted By maverick1
I recently bought a new OEM Yamaha foam...

I recently bought a new OEM Yamaha foam replacement air filter.
After examining it, I can't tell if it was oiled from the factory, or if I need to oil it?
Does anyone know if they come pre-oiled?...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2013, 06:42 PM
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Posted By maverick1
So I'm guessing you don't like K & N air filters...

So I'm guessing you don't like K & N air filters for the XT225
Does twin air make one for the XT225? or what would you recommend?
Funny, I bought a K&N air filter for my Porsche and I could not get...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2013, 11:32 PM
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Views: 1,562,649
Posted By maverick1
Need some help. I purchased a K&N air filter...

Need some help.
I purchased a K&N air filter for my 2001 XT225 and after I installed it I went for a ride and the engine seemed to misfire and started to jerk when I was accelerating quickly.
I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2012, 02:26 PM
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Posted By maverick1
I find that the engine is screaming and I'm only...

I find that the engine is screaming and I'm only doing 60mph.
Can someone please let me know what the stock sprocket numbers are so I can determine if my bike is stock or modified?
cheers
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2012, 08:25 PM
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Posted By maverick1
I was really surprised at how capable my new...

I was really surprised at how capable my new (used 2001) XT225 is at climbing really steep terrain.
So far I've made every single hill I've attempted.
The picture does not do it justice at just...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2012, 07:42 PM
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Posted By maverick1
"That's what my old lady keeps...

"That's what my old lady keeps saying".:D
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2012, 06:37 PM
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Posted By maverick1
I was moving my bike around the garage today and...

I was moving my bike around the garage today and when I lifted up the back end with the grab handles I discovered that the rear end was sagging around 1-2", unloaded no rider mounted.
Is this amount...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2012, 01:26 PM
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Posted By maverick1
Technically "Mississauga" but who knows...

Technically "Mississauga" but who knows Mississauga, unless you're a native Indian.
Regarding riding, my philosophy is the more the merrier.
cheers
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2012, 11:48 AM
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Posted By maverick1
Thanks so much for that. Looks like I need to buy...

Thanks so much for that. Looks like I need to buy lots of tools and a rack for the back to hold them.

I'm also a Canadian in Socal, from the Toronto area. Could not handle the winter cold any...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2012, 03:41 PM
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Posted By maverick1
Ok, I picked up a used XT 225 today, a 2001 model...

Ok, I picked up a used XT 225 today, a 2001 model and now I have a few questions.
First, I'd like to change the engine oil and filter, and read that these bike takes 10-w40. Can I use full...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 308,396
Posted By maverick1
Thanks for that. Craigslist is really strange,...

Thanks for that.
Craigslist is really strange, I can type in a search in Los Angeles and normally Orange county will also show up but not always.
cheers
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 308,396
Posted By maverick1
I checked out the second one and the guy wont...

I checked out the second one and the guy wont budge below $3,000, even though it has over 9,000 miles on it.
Plus I want the bike for trail riding and he has street tires on it.
Going to keep...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2012, 11:48 PM
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Views: 1,562,649
Posted By maverick1
Unfortunately I lost the 2009 XT250 deal with...

Unfortunately I lost the 2009 XT250 deal with the 333 miles on it, because when I searched Craigslist I typed in "XT250" instead of "XT 250" with a space, so I never saw the ad until it was too...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 308,396
Posted By maverick1
Does having fuel injection eliminate the need to...

Does having fuel injection eliminate the need to do these things?

I'm so pissed off.
I missed the opportunity to buy a 2009 XT250 with only 333 miles on it for $2,900.00 the deal of the year,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2012, 08:19 PM
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Views: 1,562,649
Posted By maverick1
I checked out a 2001 XT225 today. Looked it...

I checked out a 2001 XT225 today.
Looked it over and took it out for a test ride.
Everything seemed to work well.
The gentleman wants $2,000
The bike has 4,200 miles on it.
Does that sound like...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 308,396
Posted By maverick1
Thanks for that. I will probably do it myself. ...

Thanks for that.
I will probably do it myself.
Anyone in southern California have experience doing this mod?
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 308,396
Posted By maverick1
Wow, I called up a shop just to see what they...

Wow, I called up a shop just to see what they would charge and was quoted $222.00 for a carb service.
Are there any links online "how to Jet" your carb?
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 308,396
Posted By maverick1
I've read that many XT250 owners have done engine...

I've read that many XT250 owners have done engine mods where they upgrade the main jet, and shim the jet needle, and other adjustments.
My question is are these mods something a motorcycle shop...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 308,396
Posted By maverick1
Thanks for the info. I'm going to be checking...

Thanks for the info.
I'm going to be checking out both an XT225 and 250 in the next few days.
See if I can feel the difference in weight and power.
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 308,396
Posted By maverick1
I read that the 2013 XT250 is fuel injected. Is...

I read that the 2013 XT250 is fuel injected.
Is that a big deal?
Will it increase the performance at all?
Pros and cons on the 2013?
I have test ridden a 2006 and compared to my DRZ400s, what a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 308,396
Posted By maverick1
XT225 vs XT250

I am in the market for a dual sport and was wondering the pros and cons of each bike...XT225 vs XT250.
I had a DRZ400s but never rode it because I just didn't feel comfortable on the bike, as I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,921
Posted By maverick1
Do not buy a new bike..... Since you are new to...

Do not buy a new bike.....
Since you are new to the sport I would only recommend getting a used bike.
There are sooooooo many great used bike deals out there, I would definitely go used.
I was at...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,501
Posted By maverick1
Flat tire out on the trail.....what to do...

I was out on a off road ride today on a technical, hilly, very twisty fire road and about 15 miles into the ride I thought....what would I do if I got a flat tire?
I was not carrying the necessary...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 23,662
Views: 3,960,480
Posted By maverick1
Rick Mayer seat

A few days ago I did a 50min road ride, and felt just how uncomfortable the oem seat is. A 2x4 comes to mind.
Before that I had just done off road rides where you sit and stand, so I never felt how...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23,662
Views: 3,960,480
Posted By maverick1
DRZ with a lower Corbin seat...

I was hoping I could find someone located in Southern California who has the lower Corbin seat installed on their DRZ400s that I could check out, as I am vertically challenged and need to lower the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 23,662
Views: 3,960,480
Posted By maverick1
Hey guys, I picked up this bike for $3,600. It...

Hey guys, I picked up this bike for $3,600.
It is a 2007 with only 488 miles total.
It came with a Yoshimura RS-2 exhaust, with Carbon fiber Muffler, DynoJet Jet kit, K&N Air Filter, cfc Case...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 23,662
Views: 3,960,480
Posted By maverick1
Hey guys, I found a 2007 DRZ400s with around...

Hey guys,
I found a 2007 DRZ400s with around 600 miles on it.
It has the following extras:Yoshimura RS-2 exhaust, with Carbon fiber Muffler, DynoJet Jet kit, K&N Air Filter, cfc Case Guards, Baja...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23,662
Views: 3,960,480
Posted By maverick1
Hi guys. Brand new to dual sport life. I...

Hi guys.
Brand new to dual sport life.
I don't even have a bike yet, as I am scheduled to complete a motorcycle Ride Rite program in a few weeks.
I have not ridden a motorcycle for about 20 years...
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