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Old 05-13-2013, 01:58 PM   #8836
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Clean Bike!

Holy Crap Rextec! It looks like you replaced the Phillips style screws holding the right side engine case. That is CLEAN!
As a side note, has anybody changed their exhaust out? I want to treat and paint mine (after a harsh winter with some road salt making rust spots on it.) how difficult is it to get it sealed again? I'm looking at taking it apart just past the stainless steel header.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:57 PM   #8837
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Holy Crap Rextec! It looks like you replaced the Phillips style screws holding the right side engine case. That is CLEAN!
As a side note, has anybody changed their exhaust out? I want to treat and paint mine (after a harsh winter with some road salt making rust spots on it.) how difficult is it to get it sealed again? I'm looking at taking it apart just past the stainless steel header.
The later bikes didn't use the phillips screws.

The exhaust comes off and goes back easily, you *may* need to replace the donut gasket at the connection
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:11 PM   #8838
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Holy Crap Rextec! It looks like you replaced the Phillips style screws holding the right side engine case. That is CLEAN!
As a side note, has anybody changed their exhaust out? I want to treat and paint mine (after a harsh winter with some road salt making rust spots on it.) how difficult is it to get it sealed again? I'm looking at taking it apart just past the stainless steel header.
Thank you! I went through every inch of this bike, i like to get well acquainted with my machinery :P. And yes, the engine case bolts are stock on this one. Now time to get her dirty!!!!
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:14 PM   #8839
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The later bikes didn't use the phillips screws.

The exhaust comes off and goes back easily, you *may* need to replace the donut gasket at the connection
Fantastic, I'll try that as soon as I get the wr250r back on the road. A guy needs two bikes so he can wrench on one while he's ridin' the other one)Rextec's spotless example gave me an inferiority complex.
Winter riding means as much time cleaning and looking after the bike as riding it.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:08 PM   #8840
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Question Battery?

Hey guys,

I don't keep up with this thread, but my wife's bike needs a new battery. She has a 2007 xt225. Which battery would you recommend? Thanks.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:32 PM   #8841
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Hey guys,

I don't keep up with this thread, but my wife's bike needs a new battery. She has a 2007 xt225. Which battery would you recommend? Thanks.
Get a sealed AGM. They last longer.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:39 PM   #8842
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Get a sealed AGM. They last longer.
Is any particular brand best?
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:00 PM   #8843
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Just ordered up some Tusk hand guards.. This farklin business is fun haha
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:38 PM   #8844
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Is any particular brand best?
Is the stock Yuasa a sealed AGM? If it lasted this long you might consider a direct replacement. I replaced my Yuasa with the same one for my 2000 (different battery from yours)
The store owner dissuaded me from getting a Yuasa for my wr250r, however, because it cost 2 1/2 times as much as another brand he carried. He told me had had as good luck with Chinese brand he carried, but the biggest factor was using it every week, and or keeping the bike on a 3 stage charger. The Yuasa was a better battery, but not nearly 2 1/2 times better. He wasn't too stoked on the Shorais either, citing needing a different charger for them.
In retrospect, I might have purchased a kickstarter instead for the xt. Their batteries seem to last forever!

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Old 05-13-2013, 07:19 PM   #8845
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Is the stock Yuasa a sealed AGM? If it lasted this long you might consider a direct replacement. I replaced my Yuasa with the same one for my 2000 (different battery from yours)
The store owner dissuaded me from getting a Yuasa for my wr250r, however, because it cost 2 1/2 times as much as another brand he carried. He told me had had as good luck with Chinese brand he carried, but the biggest factor was using it every week, and or keeping the bike on a 3 stage charger. The Yuasa was a better battery, but not nearly 2 1/2 times better. He wasn't too stoked on the Shorais either, citing needing a different charger for them.
In retrospect, I might have purchased a kickstarter instead for the xt. Their batteries seem to last forever!
Thanks. I believe the stock Yuasa is a sealed agm (haven't looked at it recently). The original battery did last this long so I may go with it again.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:01 AM   #8846
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Battery

When mine died I went looking local and couldn't find one for a reasonable price. I got the last 2 from either Walmart or Pep Boys for less than $30 I think. I am on the second year of the latest one and it is still working fine, I do use a battery tender
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:05 AM   #8847
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IM IN YUCCA VALLEY!!! One town over!!! hahahah
OT, but is anyone going on the Big Bear ride out of Hutchins Motorsports this Sunday?
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:48 AM   #8848
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You can get a cheap battery of ebay for about $23 shipped. I think that is pretty cheap.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AGM-YTX7L-BS...5a7d45&vxp=mtr
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:50 AM   #8849
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OT, but is anyone going on the Big Bear ride out of Hutchins Motorsports this Sunday?
I'd love to go but unfortunately I can't this weekend....
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:46 AM   #8850
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I'm going if I don't have to go to San Felipe!!

Question? Who carries a large stock of helmets in So. Cal.? Don't want to mail order.
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