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Old 05-11-2009, 05:01 PM   #1531
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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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Old 05-11-2009, 06:21 PM   #1532
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:31 PM   #1533
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Mounting Cheng Shin C858

Hey All, not really looking for advice or anything, just need to vent. Man these 858's are pain to mount. Or is it just me?

I did hear that Cheng Shins are like snowflakes... No two are exactly alike.

Anyway, my 2 year old rims are now properly battle scarred. Can't wait to finish the mounting job tomorrow night. This tread pattern looks pretty aggressive. I need to find a sloppy trail.. STAT!
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:43 PM   #1534
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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....

is the cobra exhaust a full system or just the slip on?
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:51 PM   #1535
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Hey All, not really looking for advice or anything, just need to vent. Man these 858's are pain to mount. Or is it just me?

I did hear that Cheng Shins are like snowflakes... No two are exactly alike.

Anyway, my 2 year old rims are now properly battle scarred. Can't wait to finish the mounting job tomorrow night. This tread pattern looks pretty aggressive. I need to find a sloppy trail.. STAT!
Sacrifice a cheap bottle of shampoo for lubing the bead. Use real tire irons not screwdrivers. It shouldn't be too bad. Doing it in the cold of winter with cold stiff rubber is another animal in itself. The XT225 is the easiest bike I have changed tires for but I used Pirelli MT21's.
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:58 PM   #1536
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wow

Didnt know there is a xt thread,untill now!!!!! Any riders from winnipeg manitoba? Thats right Manitoba. Just got my bike ready{oil,lube,filter} and were going to get snow AGAIN! Hey thanks for all the usefull information guys. on-off
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:04 PM   #1537
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Sacrifice a cheap bottle of shampoo for lubing the bead. Use real tire irons not screwdrivers. It shouldn't be too bad. Doing it in the cold of winter with cold stiff rubber is another animal in itself. The XT225 is the easiest bike I have changed tires for but I used Pirelli MT21's.
search youtube for 'motorcycle tire change' and soak it in... there are lot of tricks to make life easier!

it is an art for sure
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:32 AM   #1538
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is the cobra exhaust a full system or just the slip on?
The pic below shows the pipe. The red arrow is the full assembly of the pipe....





Here is a sound clip of the bike with the Cobra exhaust....


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Old 05-13-2009, 02:59 AM   #1539
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Sacrifice a cheap bottle of shampoo for lubing the bead. Use real tire irons not screwdrivers. It shouldn't be too bad. Doing it in the cold of winter with cold stiff rubber is another animal in itself. The XT225 is the easiest bike I have changed tires for but I used Pirelli MT21's.
Thanks!

I was using a bit of soapy water and short tire irons. Somebody told me once to use short ones because you're much less likely to bend a rim with them. The theory seems to hold water.

I ended up taking it to a friend with good tools and lots of experience. Even he had a bit of trouble with the Cheng Shin. But thick hand soap and long irons seemed to make it a lot easier in the end. He also had a cool little tool that slips on the rim and holds the the bead in place as you walk the irons around.

Hopefully I know enough now to do this on the side of the road/trail if/when I have to.


Oh by the way - I did the turn signal relocation tonight. What simply brilliant solution! Thanks Barnone (or whoever came up with it.)
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:16 PM   #1540
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Cool2 dude

I just cant get over how good this thing looks now. Sharp!

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Old 05-14-2009, 03:57 AM   #1541
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Laugh Glad you kept it

I can't wait to try keeping up with it at SweatFest II.

Maybe a dirt drag race will be in order
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:14 AM   #1542
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here is my list of stuff:
tire gauge, tire irons, co2 inflator and a few cartridges, front and rear tubes and patch kit
2 led flashlights, sleeping bag, and small tent
Extra new drive chain, air filter, jb weld and 2 spark plugs
Water, toilet paper, lighter
2 cameras, gps, batteries, maps
Extra socks and underwear, camp towel and small bottle of shampoo.
2 gallon gas jug.
Tank bag, Giantloop moto saddle bag, cabella's boat bag

Its a shame that most of the weight is stuff needed in case of problems. I did put all the bike related stuff in the boat bag to keep it all together.

Clayjars,

Do you mind telling us which tank bag you're using? And I'd like to hear tank bad recommendations from other folks, too. Please chime in. Thanks

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Old 05-14-2009, 09:33 AM   #1543
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Clayjars,

Do you mind telling us which tank bag you're using? And I'd like to hear tank bad recommendations from other folks, too. Please chime in. Thanks

Sarah
Its the Rapid Transit Recon magentic bag with built in drink system. Its nice not to have to wear a camelbak but you also have to be darn sure it is sealed up good and not begin to leak. All my important stuff goes in the tank bag.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:18 PM   #1544
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any good sources for a headlight bulb on the XT225? I just bought my girlfriend a 1996 and its low beam is shot. It seems like the 1996 light bulb might be the same up through 2001?

Most of the parts catalogues I have dont list this bike?

On the bulb it says Osram 64185 12V 35W35W

I googled Osram 64185 and came up with DonsBulbs.com which will will cross-reference to a bulb that costs $40.

A little more than I wanted to spend on a light bulb for a $1000 bike. Any other sources?

It seems like it MIGHT cross over to a 48220 with is also a 35W35W and only 6 bucks?
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Old 05-14-2009, 03:30 PM   #1545
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any good sources for a headlight bulb on the XT225? I just bought my girlfriend a 1996 and its low beam is shot. It seems like the 1996 light bulb might be the same up through 2001?

Most of the parts catalogues I have dont list this bike?

On the bulb it says Osram 64185 12V 35W35W

I googled Osram 64185 and came up with DonsBulbs.com which will will cross-reference to a bulb that costs $40.

A little more than I wanted to spend on a light bulb for a $1000 bike. Any other sources?

It seems like it MIGHT cross over to a 48220 with is also a 35W35W and only 6 bucks?
How about the stock bulb? $12.42

http://www.mrcycles.com/fiche_sectio...=1996&fveh=713
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