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Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8,616
Views: 1,375,345
Posted By PeteC
Re; Windshield recommended.

Thanks Dave & Ryan for the replys. On my TU250X I have a Russel Day Long seat that I had them make 2" thicker so that my legs weren't so cramped & it looks like the Givi 620 extra length might be...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8,616
Views: 1,375,345
Posted By PeteC
Re.Windshield recommended?

Thanks jimmr I'll check them out.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7,822
Views: 2,084,094
Posted By PeteC
Which windshield recommended?

Hi. I have a 2012 TU250X I've set up for touring. I'm trying to find a good windshield. I am presently using a Givi shield made for the older Kawasaki Concours. It is pretty good in someways, but...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8,616
Views: 1,375,345
Posted By PeteC
What windshield recommended

Hi. I have a 2012 TU250X I've set up for touring. I'm trying to find a good windshield. I presently using a Givi shield made for the older Kawasaki Concours. It is pretty good in someways, but noisy...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By PeteC
I use Ron Ayers, good prices. Go to: ...

I use Ron Ayers, good prices. Go to: http://www.ronayers.com/Fiche

Pete Chester
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By PeteC
Clark tank on XT225

To everybody that has a Clark tank on their XT225. Does the tank actually hold the 4.1 gallons as advertized? I put a clark tank on a XR250R & it held slightly less than what they said it would. If...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By PeteC
Ushuaia, Argentina from Las Cruces, New Mexico on XT225

This is a Link to two albums I have on Facebook that cover a ride I did from Las Cruces, New Mexico to Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina & then back up to Buenos Aires, Arg. I started the ride on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2010, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7,822
Views: 2,084,094
Posted By PeteC
XT225 moto trip Las Cruces, NM to Ushuaia, Argentina

The following gives links to two Facebook albums on this trip. Each album has captioned pictures in chronological order. The links allow you to go directly to the album even if you are not a Facebook...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 555
Posted By PeteC
Ride from Las Cruces, New Mexico to Ushuaia, Argentina.

This is a Link to two albums I have on Facebook that cover a ride I did from Las Cruces, New Mexico to Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina & then back up to Buenos Aires, Arg. I started the ride on...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By PeteC
Rain suit

Any suggestions on what rain suit I should get? I will be leaving in January 2009 on trip from Las Cruces, New Mexico to Ushuaia, Argentina & will be on a Yamaha XT225. I will not have room to pack...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By PeteC
Carb mods

Here are some posts I had on the XT225.com Site. Maybe they will be of interest &or help to someone.

1.
I have done the mod to drill out the plug covering the pilot idle mixture adjusting screw....
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By PeteC
Check out ...

Check out http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/xt225serow/ .

Post 11713 is a guy selling a '05 with only 250 miles on it. He is located in Southern California.

PeteC
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2008, 11:34 PM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By PeteC
XT225 jetting & carb problems

I have a "07 XT225 I purchased new. I have been reviewing different sites for tips on the XT225. There is mostly praise for the bike, but two major problems have been brought up. One, the breaking...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2006, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By PeteC
New XT225 Serow Owner

This Wednesday I picked up an '07 XT225 from World Motorcycles in Henderson, Nevada (SE area of Las Vegas). The price out their door was $4050, but I still had to pay $154.81 sales tax & $85.04...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2006, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By PeteC
From CraigsList I thought I had a used 2006 that...

From CraigsList I thought I had a used 2006 that was bought new in 2/06. He had an extended warrant to 2011 & some riding gear (that I don't need). Bike only had 150 miles on it. He wanted too...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2006, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By PeteC
What's the out the door price?

Checked out a new XT225 today at a dealer, it was a 2007. Look to be a well put together motorcycle. Almost couldn't believe it, they have grease fittings on the swing arm bearings & shock linkages....
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2006, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By PeteC
Larger fuel tank for XT225

I'm seriously thinking of getting an XT225 Serow. I would like to have a larger gas tank for it. I know the bike gets great mileage, but the stock 2.3 gallon tank isn't much. From what I can find...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2006, 06:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,213
Posted By PeteC
Pic of my 2006 DR650SE

http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g182/PeteC_2006/Web%20Site%20Pics/th_06-07-051234pm.jpg

This is a great touring bike, don't let anybody tell you different.

PeteC
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2006, 07:58 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,213
Posted By PeteC
I've owned both a KLR650 & a DR650. Here is a...

I've owned both a KLR650 & a DR650. Here is a write up I did on the KLR650 Site with my comparison of the two bikes. I now have the DR650 set up for adventure touring with a 9 gallon Aqualine tank,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2006, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,640
Posted By PeteC
The front tire is in inches. To convert from...

The front tire is in inches. To convert from inches to millimeters divide by the value of 0.0394 inches per millimeter which gives: 2.75" / 0.0394"/mm = 69.8mm. So to match the stock tire you would...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2006, 06:35 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 85,050
Posted By PeteC
I had a KLR650, but now have a '06 DR650SE. I...

I had a KLR650, but now have a '06 DR650SE. I have some experience with the KLR's chain driven balancer system. Even developed a torsion spring that acted directly on the Doohickey (Idler shaft...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2006, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,482
Posted By PeteC
I had a '02 KLR650 before I got my '06 DR650. ...

I had a '02 KLR650 before I got my '06 DR650. Here is a write-up I did on how the safety switch system works & how I disabled mine. This procedure does not involve cutting any wires & leaves...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2006, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By PeteC
Lean the bike to the right.

I had a KLR650 before I got my DR650SE. I checked the timing once & the spark advance curve through the RPM range. To stop the oil from being slung out the inspection hole off the rotating rotor...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2006, 09:42 AM
Replies: 96,383
Views: 18,180,123
Posted By PeteC
Carb screws too tight from factory

I got an extended pilot idle mixture screw from Jesse & the other day while installing it I decided to change out the float bowl screws with allen screw because I had read on this & other sites that...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2006, 02:54 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 74,050
Posted By PeteC
Pelican 1550 Case & top box on DR650

Here is the set up I just made for Pelican 1550 side cases & a top box for
my '06 DR650 Suzuki. I designed the case racks so the cases can be
slide on & off in seconds, with the cases locked in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2006, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By PeteC
Tire Rim Locks

What are your ideas on the use of rim locks? What type do you think is the best & where do you get them? I realize that most people use them to stop the tire from spinning on the rim when running...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2006, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,614
Posted By PeteC
G'Day Danny. Yep it's a Corbin seat. There was...

G'Day Danny. Yep it's a Corbin seat. There was only a small problem with it & the Aqualine Tank. The Corbin is the one made for use with the stock DR650 tank. I found when I first slid the Aqualine...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2006, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,614
Posted By PeteC
Panniers from Pelican 1550 Cases

Here are a few pics of pannier & tail racks I made for my DR650. I made
them using 3/4" OD mild steel tubing, 1" X 1/8" angle iron. 1" & 1 1/4" X
1'8 flat stock & some 1 1/2" X 1/8" angle iron for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2006, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 832,882
Posted By PeteC
PeteC's '06 DR650SE

This is my DR650 I purchased new in January 2006. I've done some home made additions to it for adventure touring (I hope in the near future). I made racks for holding Pelican 1550 Cases & a tail rack...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2006, 11:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,756
Posted By PeteC
I use to have a KLR650 (now have a DR650SE). The...

I use to have a KLR650 (now have a DR650SE). The following is a write up I did on how the safty switches work & what I did to remove them. I removed the safty switches because I felt the bike was...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2006, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 578,734
Posted By PeteC
I have just purchased a new DR650. I am still in...

I have just purchased a new DR650. I am still in the break-in process, only have about 560 miles on it. I have a KLR650 I'm now selling that I purchased new in 7/2002. I really like how the DR650...
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