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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-17-2013, 07:58 PM
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Posted By kewlbyme
I currently have 2 xt225's. This is my 2001....

I currently have 2 xt225's.

This is my 2001. Better than new. (Thanks anutt!)

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k36/pcraines/2001%20Yamaha%20XT225/IMG_3105_zps5e3c20cc.jpg

Here is my 2003....
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2013, 09:22 PM
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Posted By kewlbyme
How did the tear down go?

How did the tear down go?
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2013, 12:46 PM
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Posted By kewlbyme
The first thing I would do is check for all the O...

The first thing I would do is check for all the O rings in relation to the "black slow circuit thingie" on the side of the carb. The 2 small ones at the top are easy to lose. The 2 bigger ones might...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2013, 12:37 PM
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Posted By kewlbyme
That duplicates my experience. :thumbup: ...

That duplicates my experience. :thumbup:

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Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2012, 05:15 PM
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Posted By kewlbyme
Interesting. I missed the set up. Any...

Interesting. I missed the set up.

Any surface cleaning or lube between swaps?

Any sign of sprocket wear?

I will look for updates.
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2012, 11:28 AM
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Posted By kewlbyme
They are pretty thin. Proportional to the...

They are pretty thin. Proportional to the diameter, if you will. I have to lick my finger to get the washer to stick to it to pick it up from a flat surface. That thin.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2012, 11:25 AM
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Posted By kewlbyme
I had one on my klr. It's pretty much set and...

I had one on my klr. It's pretty much set and leave it alone. But it is handy when you are adjusting. If yours works, please let us know. I'd like to add one.

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Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2012, 09:53 AM
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Posted By kewlbyme
I found no online specs so I took the needle to...

I found no online specs so I took the needle to my local Ace Hardware and fit stainless washers just the right size, ID and OD. I forget the size. I will see next time I go and put it here.
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2012, 09:05 AM
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Posted By kewlbyme
There is no real adjustment other than jet size...

There is no real adjustment other than jet size and pilot screw. And maybe needle shims. At 3000 feet, you might not need 3 full turns, maybe not more than 2. I would start at 2" or 2.5" and see...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2012, 08:54 AM
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Posted By kewlbyme
After putting on the mini high bends, I ran out...

After putting on the mini high bends, I ran out of cable slack. I think that any higher and you would have to put on longer cables and maybe brake line. Maybe speedo cable. I think these bars are...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2012, 12:37 PM
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Posted By kewlbyme
About this much ...

About this much

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k36/pcraines/2003%20Yamaha%20XT225/IMG_2995.jpg

Seriously, I had a hard time actually measuring. Functionally, I am thinking about 1.5 to 2"? ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2012, 08:06 AM
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Posted By kewlbyme
Which effectively makes it more lean. Back firing...

Which effectively makes it more lean. Back firing and popping upon deceleration is a lean condition, no matter why it is lean. The challenge is to figure out why, and address it. A leak, pilot screw,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11,055
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Posted By kewlbyme
When I acquired my 2003 in August, I went to see...

When I acquired my 2003 in August, I went to see and ride the bike. Saw some of the issues, suspected others. Guy was asking $1600. I hemmed and hawed, finally told him I didnt want to insult him...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2012, 05:17 PM
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Posted By kewlbyme
Backfiring is an indication of a lean condition. ...

Backfiring is an indication of a lean condition. That could be just from the pilot and/or main jet being restricted and needing cleaned, or maybe you need larger jets. Turning out the screw is...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2012, 02:40 AM
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Posted By kewlbyme
Awesome :clap

Awesome

:clap
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2012, 06:23 PM
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Posted By kewlbyme
The highest elevation in Ga is a bit over 4700...

The highest elevation in Ga is a bit over 4700 feet. I would guess that most of the forest roads and trails are less than 3500. I doubt I have been that high since the jet change. If I got in a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2012, 04:04 PM
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Posted By kewlbyme
I have a 4.6 on my 2003. The 244 fits fine and...

I have a 4.6 on my 2003. The 244 fits fine and hooks up better than most 50/50 tires I have tried. It seems to clean itself pretty well and I have had no restrictive build up. I guess really...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2012, 11:31 PM
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Posted By kewlbyme
I don't know the market in CA, but I picked up...

I don't know the market in CA, but I picked up this 2001 in very good shape, with about 3400 miles, with most of the stuff already done that I did to my 2003 for a little less than he's asking....
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2012, 07:41 AM
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Posted By kewlbyme
2003 shinko 244's, 2.75 front and 4.60 rear. ...

2003 shinko 244's, 2.75 front and 4.60 rear.


http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k36/pcraines/2003%20Yamaha%20XT225/IMG_3011.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2012, 02:37 PM
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Posted By kewlbyme
7/8 is standard size. If you go with the 1 1/8...

7/8 is standard size. If you go with the 1 1/8 bars dont forget the adapter. They are only thicker at the center clamping area. They too, are 7/8 at the grips. I went with standard 7/8. My son...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2012, 02:14 AM
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Posted By kewlbyme
I really like these. Tusk Mini High Bend...

I really like these.

Tusk Mini High Bend Bars - Awesome, make standing excellent. Ordered Here (http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/44/54/229/947/-/12330/Tusk-T-10-Aluminum-7-8%2522-Handlebar) ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2012, 09:28 PM
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Posted By kewlbyme
Things I have done that matter to me.... ...

Things I have done that matter to me....

Tusk Mini High Bend Bars - Awesome, make standing excellent. Ordered Here...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2012, 08:49 PM
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Posted By kewlbyme
If you get that carb clean and sorted out, you...

If you get that carb clean and sorted out, you will be starting out in 2nd gear on the street like I do. 1st is pretty much my "woods" gear. Stock 15 cs.

:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2012, 01:30 PM
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Posted By kewlbyme
My pleasure, my friend. Not stupid at all. If...

My pleasure, my friend. Not stupid at all. If you have never messed with this stuff, how would you know? This stuff is not hard, you can do it if I can. I am no guru by any measure. Just read...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2012, 10:27 PM
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Posted By kewlbyme
My experience duplicates yours. I have done the...

My experience duplicates yours. I have done the same with both my xt's with identical results.

Mine popped like a popcorn machine. Almost always an indication of lean. My 03 was terribly...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2012, 09:49 PM
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Posted By kewlbyme
There is just not a lot of hidden power there to...

There is just not a lot of hidden power there to find. Yes you can do everything to make it run smoother, better and snappier for what it is, but there arent even 10% more ponies in there.

I know...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2012, 01:39 PM
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Posted By kewlbyme
Oh, also, I get mine from jetsrus, as well. 2...

Oh, also, I get mine from jetsrus, as well. 2 proper jets delivered is about $20. Great service and fast shipping.

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Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2012, 01:01 PM
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Posted By kewlbyme
I am very happy with a127.5 main, 42.5 pilot, 3...

I am very happy with a127.5 main, 42.5 pilot, 3 turns out, with stock pipe, airbox and filter, at about 800 feet elevation. Very snappy.

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Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2012, 06:06 PM
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Posted By kewlbyme
Sure it is. So is PB Blaster, Marvel Mystery Oil...

Sure it is. So is PB Blaster, Marvel Mystery Oil and many others. Chances are, there is already a can of wd40 in the garage. Chances are, wd40 will work just fine.

silly

:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2012, 04:13 PM
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Posted By kewlbyme
Yep, that ought to do it. I would soak it good...

Yep, that ought to do it. I would soak it good with wd40 and let it sit a bit. Normally the pilot is easy in and out. If someone over tightened it and messed up the slot that bad, well, you never...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2012, 09:39 AM
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Posted By kewlbyme
Did you change the pilot jet to 42.5 while you...

Did you change the pilot jet to 42.5 while you we're in there and changing the main?


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Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2012, 01:05 PM
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Posted By kewlbyme
You are welcome! I hope that's all it is. ...

You are welcome! I hope that's all it is.

My muffler and airbox are stock. I went up to 127.5 and 42.5. I am at about 750 feet and it works great. I expect it will work fine up to several...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,394
Posted By kewlbyme
Hi Nate! I had a klr650 and liked it a lot. I...

Hi Nate! I had a klr650 and liked it a lot. I took it places I shouldn't have with my lack of off road experience. Had a great time.

Sold the KLR and bought a WeeStrom. It was an absolutely...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2012, 06:00 PM
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Posted By kewlbyme
After being into my carb several times recently,...

After being into my carb several times recently, it sounds like your pilot jet is fine and your main jet is blocked. I would pull the bowl and main jet and clean the main jet first to see if there...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11,055
Views: 1,637,273
Posted By kewlbyme
I am not an XT guru by any means. I have had an...

I am not an XT guru by any means. I have had an 03 since August, and just picked up an 01 from a fellow inmate. In my study before and since the 1st acquisition I have not come across a key...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,475
Posted By kewlbyme
Well, any decisions? I picked up a decent...

Well, any decisions?

I picked up a decent looking 03 xt225 that had been pretty neglected. I have had a blast taking it apart and bringing it back to life. i recently replaced the stock jets...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2012, 07:12 AM
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Posted By kewlbyme
Awesome! Thanks!

Awesome! Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2012, 05:34 PM
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Posted By kewlbyme
Which color spring does yours have? I see orange...

Which color spring does yours have? I see orange and red on ebay. Different years? Different rates?

Is it a direct bolt on replacement?

Other than not bottoming out, what are your overall...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11,055
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Posted By kewlbyme
Thank you, sir! As always, it was educational,...

Thank you, sir! As always, it was educational, productive and fun!

They are stamped with the size (stock), but I didn't see any reference to "type". When I had them out, I didn't know there were...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2012, 06:01 PM
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Posted By kewlbyme
Nice Clean Carb, Fuel Bottles & Jet Question...

I have made some progress toward getting my new to me 2003 XT225 pretty well sorted out. The latest big event was a through carb cleaning yesterday.

It had never run like it should and all...
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