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Old 04-10-2013, 09:06 PM   #8746
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Has anybody ever tried putting bar end mirrors on? I like the look of them and I've heard they're MUCH better than stock.
Since I manage to 'tip over' once-inna-while, bar end mirrors aren't an option.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:32 PM   #8747
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Has anybody ever tried putting bar end mirrors on? I like the look of them and I've heard they're MUCH better than stock.
I don't care for the looks of the stock mirrors, either, so didn't mind when my older bike had no mirrors when I bought it. I use a velcro-on bar ender, left side only, and that works fine (don't do much road riding thought; just enough to get to the trails). And yes, it ALWAYS tips over on the left side. So far, the mirror has been OK; I usually manage to throw myself under the bike to save the mirror. I had to bend and cut the bracket a little to make it fit with the hand guards.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:16 PM   #8748
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I usually manage to throw myself under the bike to save the mirror.
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Left side every time.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:43 PM   #8749
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I don't care for the looks of the stock mirrors, either, so didn't mind when my older bike had no mirrors when I bought it. I use a velcro-on bar ender, left side only, and that works fine (don't do much road riding thought; just enough to get to the trails). And yes, it ALWAYS tips over on the left side. So far, the mirror has been OK; I usually manage to throw myself under the bike to save the mirror. I had to bend and cut the bracket a little to make it fit with the hand guards.
Do you have a picture of the mirror? What brand n stuff is it? Sounds like a decent investment..
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:34 AM   #8750
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found a 94 xt225 for sale locally has 2900 mi and looks to be in damn near showroom condition, runs great, I have looked for a similar one for sale to get a price point but havent found a single one for sale, what's a good price? things/problems to look for that are specific to the xt's?

I'm in WI and just bought a 1998 XT225 with 2900 miles in showroom condition for $1550. I feel like I payed a little more because it was in such good shape. Needed nothing. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:43 PM   #8751
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Do you have a picture of the mirror? What brand n stuff is it? Sounds like a decent investment..




There are no names or trademarks at all on the mirror. I've had it for quite awhile; I've bought a lot of stuff from Dennis Kirk, but I just looked there and don't see it. I do remember it was less than $25. I see I had to bend the arm a lot to get it to fit, but I am no metalworker...just a vise and pliers!
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:38 PM   #8752
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... bar end mirrors ... I've heard they're MUCH better than stock.
Nope. And certainly not on the Xt225.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:28 AM   #8753
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Need to replace wifes 96' XT225 Chain and sprockets. Current chain is "non Oring" looks like a bicycle chain? I am all for something more heavy duty, would love to give her more low end torque in case she finally decides she wants to loft the front wheel. Top end not too relevant as I really prefer she keep it under 60. Thoughts? Preferred Vendor?
Her current original chain and sprockets have 6000 miles and look completely shot? Maybe horrid maintenance from original owner?
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:43 PM   #8754
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Did my first fillup today. I got 69 mpg with 25 miles of expressway and 15 miles of riding with guy's on bigger bikes plus some around town riding. Not too bad. Almost twice the mpg of my Vulcan and almost four times what my Wrangler gets.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:11 PM   #8755
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Need to replace wifes 96' XT225 Chain and sprockets. Current chain is "non Oring" looks like a bicycle chain? I am all for something more heavy duty, would love to give her more low end torque in case she finally decides she wants to loft the front wheel. Top end not too relevant as I really prefer she keep it under 60. Thoughts? Preferred Vendor?
Her current original chain and sprockets have 6000 miles and look completely shot? Maybe horrid maintenance from original owner?
6000 miles is actually pretty good life for a non o-ring chain and sprocket IMHO, if you subscribe to the belief that they last about 1/3 as long as an o-ring chain and related wear on sprocket. I got 12,000 miles on the stock o-ring chain and rear sprocket and it was definitely time to change.
I would suggest a 14t in the front and the stock size chain, that way you can always revert to the 15t if it is too low, and honestly, I think 1st will be revved out by about 8MPH. I'm not sure of the amount of slack the clamshells will take up, but probably 2-3 teeth.
I like D.I.D. or RK chains, and sunstar or JK sprockets/ CS sprockets
The D.I.D. for ~$50 is a smoking deal.
My $.02 (rounded down to nothing in Canada due to us abolishing the penny, i suppose)
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:18 PM   #8756
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timing chain

ok people. i'm a noob when it comes to bikes and maintenance. the other week i had the engine semi-apart. the timing chain tensioner looks as it is out almost all the way. good or bad? if bad, how much of pain is it to replace?
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:19 PM   #8757
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FYI, a 140 width rear tire did fit.
http://kamperbob.com/blog/?p=2903

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2. It's a Pirelli MT90 A/T Scorpion not a knobbie.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:43 PM   #8758
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FYI, a 140 width rear tire did fit.
http://kamperbob.com/blog/?p=2903

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2. It's a Pirelli MT90 A/T Scorpion not a knobbie.
What made you want to go that wide?

I'm thinking about a 130 rear and 110 front (I'm going to lace a rear wheel to the front hub and motard it kind of) I'm still trying to narrow down tire choices and sizes . . .
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:16 PM   #8759
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I wound like to try to figure out how to put radial tires on mine. Any ideas?
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:54 AM   #8760
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What made you want to go that wide?

I'm thinking about a 130 rear and 110 front (I'm going to lace a rear wheel to the front hub and motard it kind of) I'm still trying to narrow down tire choices and sizes . . .
I couldn't find a 130 rear in Pirelli Scorpion. (After 24k miles longevity I'm a believer!) It was either stay 120 or jump to 140. Clearance is tight but I avoid mud (too hard on equipment). I hoped for a little better floatation in deep sand. What do you get when you cross XT225 with TW200?
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