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Old 02-26-2007, 09:52 PM   #136
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Hmm, 2.75 to 3.00 is only a small change, I would think it'd be all right.
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:22 AM   #137
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well I woke up this morning to the smell of gas in my house. I seriously woke up and immediatly thought "it smells like dirtbikes in my bedroom". I finally called Natural Gas to come check it out only to walk downstairs and see my poor XT dumping her fuel all over my garage. Boyfriend thinks its a jammed needle. I hope its nothing serious. I did just fill up the tank on Sunday before my 20 mile ride. I"m assuming it can take falling over at 1 mph with out blowing fuel everywhere.
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:43 AM   #138
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Thanks for all the help guys. :) I simply can't wait to pick up a 2nd Dualsport so the wife can see some of the places I was talking about. The Wrangler gets us to a lot, but the dualsports are faster, more fun, and have more accessable area's.

Near as I can tell the Kenda's from above would be the 3" x 21" (going a size larger) and the 4.10 x 18" rear? If so it's about $87 which isn't bad at all for two tires. I hope this set-up wouldn't rub. Just wish it wasn't $21 to ship 'em! :)
You should be OK, my GF has a 90/90-21 Kenda K777F Enduro on the front of her xt225 and a 120/90-18 Kenda K778 Enduro on the rear. The rear tire is about the max though, any larger and I think it would rub.
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:02 AM   #139
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U guys have killed my enthusiasm....... the XT is only a wimmin's bike
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:17 AM   #140
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... see my poor XT dumping her fuel all over my garage.
Set the fuel selector to OFF a minute or two before you shut down the XT225. Not only will you avoid this problem, but you will make it much easier to start next time (just remember to turn the fuel back on). Anyone with starting problems should try this.
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:24 AM   #141
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so its not uncommon for them to leak fuel? Its been 2 days since I last rode here and I didn't really smell gas until this morning. I will make sure I turn the fuel off when I park her. Hope it helps.
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:18 AM   #142
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so its not uncommon for them to leak fuel? Its been 2 days since I last rode here and I didn't really smell gas until this morning. I will make sure I turn the fuel off when I park her. Hope it helps.
The float valve can stick open and cause it to continually drain fuel into the carb then onto the floor. As stated earlier, it is best to always turn the petcock off after each and every ride.
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:37 AM   #143
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U guys have killed my enthusiasm....... the XT is only a wimmin's bike
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Old 02-27-2007, 09:55 AM   #144
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U guys have killed my enthusiasm....... the XT is only a wimmin's bike

Lots of girls have XT225's. That's because they are smarter than boys. Boys have great big egos that get in the way. Girls have the wherewithal to make a sensible choice...XT225...and stick with it.
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Old 02-27-2007, 09:56 AM   #145
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Lots of girls have XT225's. That's because they are smarter than boys. Boys have great big egos that get in the way. Girls have the wherewithal to make a sensible choice...XT225...and stick with it.

I was thinkin that but didn't want to say it.....
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Old 02-27-2007, 12:13 PM   #146
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Hmm, 2.75 to 3.00 is only a small change, I would think it'd be all right.
The 90/90-21 on my XT calculates out at 3.54" wide; so a 3.00 should be fine. It's a Dunlop D606 knobby.
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:10 AM   #147
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So what kind of tires do you guys/gals recommend for about 50/50 street/dirt? I have knobbies on the XT now and am afraid they will wear quickly on the street. Also I worry about traction while cornering on knobbies
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:24 AM   #148
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The knobbies that come with the XT do all right for street. It is only a 225, and not horribly tuned at that.

However, if you're ready for something different, I have the Mefo Sport Explorer MFE99's on mine, front and rear. I like them a lot. They work reasonably in sand, dirt, gravel, snow, and asphalt. And, they are a hell of a lot longer wearing.

If you've got the stock Cheng Shins on, you'll really like these. I dare say, they are even better in the dirt than the stock knobbies.
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:24 AM   #149
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I have not found a lack of traction to be a problem with my knobbies. My XT225 with a D606 front and a Kenda TrackMaster II in back will outcorner my Harley. And no, my Harley is not one of those super slow cornering pansies, I ride aggressively through the twisties; as evidenced by the shaved kickstand and worn header pipe. Granted the XT won't keep up with some sport bikes, but it's fairly impressive.

We have one road here that follows an old railroad. So there are great chicanes where it crosses the old tracks at about 90 degrees. I take these at 40 mph on the knobbies, staying in my lane. I seriously doubt that I would go considerably faster on a sport bike, maybe 45.

One little note: The Kenda on back can get a little squirrely on fast right turns (90 degree corners from one street to another). I am considering Kendas 270(?), thier 50/50 tire for my next rear tire. But I'm planning to keep the Dunlop on the front.
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:58 AM   #150
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I have not found a lack of traction to be a problem with my knobbies. My XT225 with a D606 front and a Kenda TrackMaster II in back will outcorner my Harley. And no, my Harley is not one of those super slow cornering pansies, I ride aggressively through the twisties; as evidenced by the shaved kickstand and worn header pipe. Granted the XT won't keep up with some sport bikes, but it's fairly impressive.

We have one road here that follows an old railroad. So there are great chicanes where it crosses the old tracks at about 90 degrees. I take these at 40 mph on the knobbies, staying in my lane. I seriously doubt that I would go considerably faster on a sport bike, maybe 45.

One little note: The Kenda on back can get a little squirrely on fast right turns (90 degree corners from one street to another). I am considering Kendas 270(?), thier 50/50 tire for my next rear tire. But I'm planning to keep the Dunlop on the front.
The Kenda K270 feels pretty squirrely, too.
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