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Old 05-04-2009, 12:29 PM   #1516
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:51 PM   #1517
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Ya know, thats one of the big things I dont like about the XT - ground clearance. I have busted my toes a couple times and usually its the same scenario - tall grass + cypress knees or stumps = ouch

Well, I got the XT back to better condition than when I bought her 5 years ago:

Completely new top end, rebuilt forks, spankin new paint job. Now all I need is a headlight cowling and battery side cover and itll be as good as new! Anyone got em for cheap?
Congratulations! You did a bunch of work!
Just one question. Is there a removable timing gear on the crank or are there teeth on the crank? From looking at the microfiche I can't tell for sure.
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:47 PM   #1518
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Clayman, I didn't notice if it was part of the crank or not, I didn't get down into the bottom end. There were no metal shavings so I just did the top end and put it back together. Runs better than before. I do have a parts engine I may well be tearing apart for parting out purposes, Ill let you know when I get to it.
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:48 PM   #1519
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Bonus question....
3) When's that bigger gas tank going to be available?
I emailed him last week, he is guessing a couple more weeks......The waiting continues......(On an upbeat note at least it is closer now than it ever has been )
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:19 PM   #1520
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Hey crew, sounds like you're all having swell times with your XT's... I was trying to keep a list of good mods for a while that might end up in a particular place, but my signature hasn't had any reason to get any XT action since mine was stolen last year... so I'm going to post the few I had here, and move on to the other bikes that are still in my possession.

Idle Screw
Z1 Exhaust
Valve adjustment
16t sprocket
Choke-on-carb
Jets/Air Filter
barnone Turnsignal mod

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Old 05-10-2009, 05:49 PM   #1521
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back in the day when my bike was clean

i have a 2004 yamaha xt225 and i was wondering what can i do for more power? what new carb would you recommend? And how do I know what size of jets are best? Has anyone try the Big Gun Evo X exhaust for the xt? Also what can i do for bigger foot pegs?
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:29 PM   #1522
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i have a 2004 yamaha xt225 and i was wondering what can i do for more power? what new carb would you recommend? And how do I know what size of jets are best? Has anyone try the Big Gun Evo X exhaust for the xt? Also what can i do for bigger foot pegs?

All your answers are here: www.xt225.com
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:42 AM   #1523
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i have a 2004 yamaha xt225 and i was wondering what can i do for more power? what new carb would you recommend? And how do I know what size of jets are best? Has anyone try the Big Gun Evo X exhaust for the xt? Also what can i do for bigger foot pegs?
If you are going to buy a new carb, go with the Mikuni TM33-8012 Pumper Carb. If you are going to use the stock carb, I would re-jet to a 130 main jet and a 42.5 pilot jet. If you re-jet, you might also want to put in a new Uni air filter.

There are some people that have the Big Gun exhaust ( I'm not one of them). I have a Cobra exhaust, but they no longer sell them. You might be able to find a used one.

For larger pegs, go on e-Bay and do a search for XT225 larger pegs. They will be sold buy devilman936 or something like that. They are an excellent peg and well built....
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:13 AM   #1524
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I emailed him last week, he is guessing a couple more weeks......The waiting continues......(On an upbeat note at least it is closer now than it ever has been )
Who is "he?" I'd like to drop whomever is going to be making the tanks a line so that I know as well when they are available as well as to demonstrate demand.

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Old 05-11-2009, 11:45 AM   #1525
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Who is "he?" I'd like to drop whomever is going to be making the tanks a line so that I know as well when they are available as well as to demonstrate demand.

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I'll second that emotion. A few more friendly requests could only help.
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:11 PM   #1526
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Budget for XT225

I am now officially in the market for an XT225.
I went and checked out the 250 last week and it was great. Unfortunately I current have 2 mortgages so don't want to finance something else.
I am looking to pick up a used 225 in the Chicago area (willing to travel a little to pick it up)
I want it to have semi-low miles, run well and look decent.
I was thinking budgeting $2500 should get some something.
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:16 PM   #1527
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I am now officially in the market for an XT225.
I went and checked out the 250 last week and it was great. Unfortunately I current have 2 mortgages so don't want to finance something else.
I am looking to pick up a used 225 in the Chicago area (willing to travel a little to pick it up)
I want it to have semi-low miles, run well and look decent.
I was thinking budgeting $2500 should get some something.
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=457661
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:17 PM   #1528
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I am now officially in the market for an XT225.
I went and checked out the 250 last week and it was great. Unfortunately I current have 2 mortgages so don't want to finance something else.
I am looking to pick up a used 225 in the Chicago area (willing to travel a little to pick it up)
I want it to have semi-low miles, run well and look decent.
I was thinking budgeting $2500 should get some something.
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.
Keep scanning craigslist and ebay. There are lots of them out there and many are low miles bikes. The good thing is they were relatively unchanged for years except for colors and graphics.
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:20 PM   #1529
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Keep scanning craigslist and ebay. There are lots of them out there and many are low miles bikes. The good thing is they were relatively unchanged for years except for colors and graphics.
Also, check out the "I Am Selling" section at XT225/250 Rider's Group @ XT225.com....
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:35 PM   #1530
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Who is "he?" I'd like to drop whomever is going to be making the tanks a line so that I know as well when they are available as well as to demonstrate demand.

Thanks,
Erik
Chris is his name. I believe it is a husband and wife type business, couple employees, you get the idea. At least that is the impression I get from my speaking to him. I have not personally been to the shop. He came and picked up my bike and dropped it off when they were done.
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