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Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 08:17 PM
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Posted By alonzo
This is correct. The ring around the stem of the...

This is correct. The ring around the stem of the choke knob can be tightened/loosened to control the tension on the stem.

-- alonzo
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 08:08 PM
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Posted By alonzo
I'm just guessing here but, I'm thinking a 127.5...

I'm just guessing here but, I'm thinking a 127.5 or a 130 Main jet for Baja. I run a 130 (with Z1mod and snorkle out) and I'm at ~1500' above sea level. I think Baja will be closer to sea level. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 07:55 PM
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Posted By alonzo
This is what you need: ...

This is what you need:
http://www.riding-motorcycles.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Armour-plated-battle-bike.jpg

-- alonzo
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 10:14 AM
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Posted By alonzo
Seems like all the air cooled singles do that to...

Seems like all the air cooled singles do that to some extent. My XT does it and my DR650 was really bad. I bought a can of spray-on undercoat at the auto parts store, removed the skid plates and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 03:44 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Carb stuff is tricky. It seems that in the old...

Carb stuff is tricky. It seems that in the old days with direct cable-to-slide carbs things were easier. Modern CV carbs definitly work better over a wider range of conditions but their reaction to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 01:01 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Since you've done the Z! mod did you also up the...

Since you've done the Z! mod did you also up the main jet to a 130 and the pilot jet to a 42.5 and remove the snorkle. If you're in Toronto (basically at sea level) I'd think you would need a bit of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 02:25 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Yup. The bottem end is obvious but at the top...

Yup. The bottem end is obvious but at the top with the 15T and in less than ideal conditions (e.g., hills, wind) the XT just doesn't have the power to keep the speed up there in the range that you...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 02:17 PM
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Posted By alonzo
The airbox is the black plastic thing behind the...

The airbox is the black plastic thing behind the carb that holds the air filter.



After you reinstall the carb you move the airbox back to it's original location.
The airbox only needs to be...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 01:48 PM
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Posted By alonzo
14T CS Sprocket

Today I removed the stock 15T countershaft sprocket from my XT and replaced it with a 14T. Test rode it on the Interstate and while going uphill into a 20+ mph wind (gusts to 28 mph) I was able to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 01:29 PM
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Posted By alonzo
OK. Here ya go. Remove side panels (phillips...

OK. Here ya go. Remove side panels (phillips screws), remove seat (10mm socket) then you will see the 3 bolts in question (also 10mm.) Remove them and with the air boot clamps loose move the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 02:07 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Remove the 3 bolts securing the airbox and move...

Remove the 3 bolts securing the airbox and move it to the rear. Makes removing/replacing the carb *much* easier.

-- alonzo
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 11:03 AM
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Posted By alonzo
Hmmm... that Nomadic rack sure does look a lot...

Hmmm... that Nomadic rack sure does look a lot like Tom S' design.

-- alonzo
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 07:33 PM
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Posted By alonzo
I've got a Pro Moto Billet rack on my XT.......

I've got a Pro Moto Billet rack on my XT.... but,,, they have gotten *really* expensive.

Seems like some posted plans to make a rack like in the photo. Either here or on xt225.com. Might be...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 08:03 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Wolfman Luggage. A Colorado company. Really...

Wolfman Luggage. A Colorado company. Really well made stuff. Don't get the smallest bag. I think I have the Explorer Lite on my XT and I think the Rainer on the DR650.

-- alonzo
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 07:52 PM
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Posted By alonzo
"Personal Lubricant" is your friend here......

"Personal Lubricant" is your friend here... especially if you have no other friend ..... http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/naughty.gif

-- alonzo
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 10:32 AM
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Posted By alonzo
A small tube of "Personal Lubricant" is just the...

A small tube of "Personal Lubricant" is just the trick for tires.

-- alonzo
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 08:01 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Sounds like you've got the hottest xt225 around. ...

Sounds like you've got the hottest xt225 around. Did you want to do a write-up on the tm33 install? Inquiriing minds want to know all about that.

-- alonzo
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 06:23 AM
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Posted By alonzo
Have you tried a 130 main jet? Seems to me that...

Have you tried a 130 main jet? Seems to me that a 132.5 may be a bit large. My bike is setup similar to yours (Z1 mod, Snorkel out, 130 main) and I'm at about the same elevation as you are and my...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 12:55 PM
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Posted By alonzo
And... disassemble the carb over a large cloth. ...

And... disassemble the carb over a large cloth. there are a couple of tiny O-rings that are easily lost. One that I can think of offhand is under the top cap. Well, now that I'm looking at the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 07:00 AM
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Posted By alonzo
It justs sounds like a fuel problem but I...

It justs sounds like a fuel problem but I wouldn't rule out an ignition issue, especially if you can't get it to fire at all.

I would let the battery fully charge or jump it from a car or other...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 08:32 PM
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Posted By alonzo
OK. Good that fuel is flowing into the carb. In...

OK. Good that fuel is flowing into the carb. In my experience SeaFoam is not that good, and, I've used plenty of it over the years, even buying it by the gallon. B12 may be useful but Techron is...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 04:30 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Kinda sounds to me like the jets are not flowing...

Kinda sounds to me like the jets are not flowing fuel freely. I often had this problem when I was still using fuel with ethanol. The best thing to do is to replace the jets.

However, barring...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 09:23 PM
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Posted By alonzo
I hear ya! But, I have four bikes and I have to...

I hear ya! But, I have four bikes and I have to give them all equal time or they start to get pissed at me. AND, it's REALLY COLD here now!!!!
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 08:37 PM
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Posted By alonzo
If you use your carburetted bike (i.e., XT225) on...

If you use your carburetted bike (i.e., XT225) on a regular basis (like more than once a week) fuel with ethanol shouldn't be a problem. BUT, if it sits for a week or two with ethanol you're...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 03:00 PM
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Posted By alonzo
I don't know the 'string method' but I'm sure...

I don't know the 'string method' but I'm sure it's refering to the chain/sprocket alignment (the "notches" aren't necessirly the the best reference.) I use a homemade tool that lets me use a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 07:58 PM
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Posted By alonzo
OK.... So what's going on here?

OK.... So what's going on here?
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 05:59 AM
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Posted By alonzo
I had a similar problem with mine. I kept...

I had a similar problem with mine. I kept changing the jets and screwing with it till one day after riding a couple of miles and stopping I noticed fuel running out of drain tube at the bottom of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 08:32 PM
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Posted By alonzo
While you're in there, shim the needle up about...

While you're in there, shim the needle up about 0.050" - 0.060" (A disk cut from an old credit card is about right.) Kinda wakes things up.

I'm running a 42.5 pilot, 130 main and 0.060" shim,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 08:38 AM
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Posted By alonzo
Errr... Did I miss something here? You were on...

Errr... Did I miss something here? You were on an adventure and now you're talking about parting out your bike???

-- alonzo
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 08:58 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Nice! Hope you and the XT have a great trip. ...

Nice! Hope you and the XT have a great trip. Very much looking forward to the report.

-- alonzo
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 03:31 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Turn the (rubber covered) ring between the...

Turn the (rubber covered) ring between the choke-pull mounting plate (on the handlebar) and the knob. This will tighten/loosen the collet that the knob stem passes through. Should solve your...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 10:31 AM
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Posted By alonzo
Hey... These days, aircraft engine parts mostly...

Hey... These days, aircraft engine parts mostly just go round-and-round, not up-and-down....... but still.....

-- a
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 08:26 PM
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Posted By alonzo
I'm not sure, that must be my problem! How do you...

I'm not sure, that must be my problem! How do you tell

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Service Manual pages 3-10 and 3-11 give some info about determining the correct TDC.

If you have set the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 08:20 PM
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Posted By alonzo
I'm not sure, that must be my problem! How do you...

I'm not sure, that must be my problem! How do you tell
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Well, usually, you're looking at the valves while bringing the piston to TDC and when it's the right TDC both valves will be...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 07:02 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Which top dead center? The one on the ...

Which top dead center? The one on the compression stroke (correct) or the one between the exhaust stroke and the intake stroke (incorrect)?

-- alonzo
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 07:43 PM
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Posted By alonzo
I've no experience with the xt250 but the extra...

I've no experience with the xt250 but the extra 25cc's is about 10% so should make a small difference. I'd think that the FI would make the biggest difference and should improve fuel economy as...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 08:38 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Cute... but, where's the crash bars? --...

Cute... but, where's the crash bars?

-- alonzo
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 08:30 PM
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Posted By alonzo
Nice bit of work there. Some larger images of...

Nice bit of work there. Some larger images of all that would be cool.

-- alonzo
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 09:17 PM
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Posted By alonzo
I totally agree with you that physical/mechanical...

I totally agree with you that physical/mechanical problems should be addressed first.
But, you should at least read the post that you're referring to. I said that SeaFoam (in my experience) would...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 10:42 PM
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Posted By alonzo
I have never tried Startron but I have bought...

I have never tried Startron but I have bought SeaFoam by the gallon to use in my diesel powered boat but didn't think that it had much effect on the ethanol stuff. I'm not even sure that Techron is...
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