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Old 01-18-2013, 09:36 PM   #8446
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I joined the XT225 crowd!


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Old 01-18-2013, 10:23 PM   #8447
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i use no-toil filters in all of my bikes. Just order the ttr225 one it is the same. Are no-toil's the best? I don't know, but i do know they keep the dirt out, and with the no-toil filter oil, grease and cleaning kit, cleaning the filter is so easy i do it more often makes it worth it to me. I clean them in my kitchen sink.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:44 AM   #8448
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I generally take the mirrors off for off road riding. They are easy to remove and install without tools.

Also, one of the first things I did when I got my bike is to make sure that the controls are a little loose on the bars. You want them snug enough so that they will not move during normal use, but will move in a crash. You should be able to move the controls if you grip them firmly with your hand. That will save your levers and perches from some crashes.

I also do not understand the need for crash bars. The bike crashes very well. Biggest issue in crashes is the forks getting twisted in the triple clamps.
The biggest issue with dropping an XT, especially if you stall it and are not moving is that the mirrors will break the perch, which on the right side is part of the master cylinder. Continuously removing and reinstalling the mirrors will probably eventually strip the aluminum threads in the perch. I bought a used dual sport once that had stripped threads in both perches. I epoxied them in place and fortunately never dropped it. I also have cut down brake and clutch levers to help prevent damage in a tip over.
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:30 AM   #8449
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I joined the XT225 crowd!

NICE!

I remember when mine was that pretty.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:53 AM   #8450
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What tank bag works good on a XT? Seeing that the tank drops off so much. Would tank saddlebags work better? Want something on the smaller size.
My wife has the Joe Rocket Manta tank bag and it works well for small stuff, ie drinks, snacks, phone, wallet etc.
Hope that helps,
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:12 AM   #8451
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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 it to fit.
Maybe that was a blessing in disguise.
I am trying to adapt the TT230 filter type to my Xt225. I have had good results with duel density type foam fitlers but dont like the small flat panel used for the XT225.

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Old 01-19-2013, 05:09 PM   #8452
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I joined the XT225 crowd!


Now go get it dirty!
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:55 PM   #8453
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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 then got home and replaced the stock foam air filter took it out and it did not misfire or jerk.
What gives.
I thought with the K&N it should perform better.
When I removed the K&N filter I did notice some red filter oil drops on the mesh screen.
The only thing I can think of is that there is too much K&N red oil on the filter, but I'm not sure if that would cause the misfiring.
Any suggestions.
I tried the K&N air filter, and the bike ran terrible. I went back to the stock one, and all was good.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:28 AM   #8454
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I've been thinking about doing the "Z1" modification to my muffler as seen at http://www.xt225.com/forums/ubbthrea...er=7448&page=1

Would anyone happen to have any sound clips of how it sounds afterwards? I've read that it's "not bad" but I'd rather play it safe.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:28 AM   #8455
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I did the mod using a 1 1/8 dia. extension hole saw I had. It is louder than stock but pepped it up quite a bit. Some riders have opened up the baffle to almost eliminate it. I think that is un necessary as the headpipe is only about 20 mm ID.
Start with a 3/4 drill and see how you like it.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:43 AM   #8456
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I did the mod using a 1 1/8 dia. extension hole saw I had. It is louder than stock but pepped it up quite a bit. Some riders have opened up the baffle to almost eliminate it. I think that is un necessary as the headpipe is only about 20 mm ID.
Start with a 3/4 drill and see how you like it.
i heard 3/4 will do it and not be as loud as full mod...dont know myself tho'
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:46 AM   #8457
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I didn't have the hole saw handy, so I just drilled a number of smaller holes, like a salt shaker.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:32 PM   #8458
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Well, I bit the bullet and did it. Not too loud at all! I haven't taken it around the block, but it seems like it started much more easily and has better throttle response when I rev it.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:15 PM   #8459
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Well, I bit the bullet and did it. Not too loud at all! I haven't taken it around the block, but it seems like it started much more easily and has better throttle response when I rev it.
And here I was just figuring out lighting etc to make a clip for you... Although I have the Z1 extreme and the snorkel trim so mine is about as loud as they get. I punched 4 half inch holes in mine.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:29 PM   #8460
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Quite happy with my Wolfman Enduro. Fits nicely, don't have to remove to fill up, small but not unusable.

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What tank bag works good on a XT? Seeing that the tank drops off so much. Would tank saddlebags work better? Want something on the smaller size.
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