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Old 05-14-2009, 03:36 PM   #1546
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i found the bulb to be H4 based.... looked up some info and found the 2001-up to be a 65/55W bulb which is readily available at any Walmart or Parts Store for cheap.

i'm going to do some more searching and see if there were any important upgrades along with the bulb in 2001... or if i can simply pop it in.
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Old 05-14-2009, 03:39 PM   #1547
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ah... i looked up a different website and it was $70 + change.
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Old 05-14-2009, 03:43 PM   #1548
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ah... i looked up a different website and it was $70 + change.
I think you are looking at the lens assembly. #1 on the microfiche.
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:01 PM   #1549
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readily available at any Walmart or Parts Store for cheap.
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:07 PM   #1550
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no, I wasn't looking at the lens... that was $80+ dollars that site.
I am certain.

After seeing that the 2001 servidce manual which utilized the 60W/55W standard H4 bulb... I checked the wiring diagram. IMHO the worst thing that could happen is that the fuse could blow? The headlight housing is all glass and I doubt it will be affected by the additional heat.

Plugged it in and ran it for an hour... no problems. Will let you guys know of any adverse affects.


Now that is a simple, easy $10 repair AND upgrade
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Old 05-15-2009, 03:10 AM   #1551
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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.

Thanks, Clayjars. Anybody else got a tankbag recommendation? Thanks again.

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Old 05-15-2009, 12:30 PM   #1552
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I think you are looking at the lens assembly. #1 on the microfiche.
LOL - I wish I had been... because this is highway robbery!

1:
LENS ASY
44766-001 $92.90

2:
BULB,12V35W35W HALOG
(12V-35/35W),HALOGEN
12063-001 $69.64

So that's why they call themselves bikebandit.com

I keep my $7 walmart bulb thanks
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Old 05-15-2009, 02:49 PM   #1553
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So that's why they call themselves bikebandit.com
(I like that - even though my new rear Cheng Shin was a paltry $31 from them)
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Old 05-15-2009, 03:24 PM   #1554
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yeah - they are hit or miss... but that was WAY off

Are you referring to the Chen Shin C858? I was looking at those for this bike! I've run Chen Shins in the past with mixed results, but I was thinking on a bike this like they might work fine.

How is on/off road traction? Treadwear? Cornering feel?
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:18 PM   #1555
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What is everyone's opinion on the Big Gun Full System exhaust on the xt225? does anyone have any pics or videos of the sound?
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:20 PM   #1556
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yeah - they are hit or miss... but that was WAY off

Are you referring to the Chen Shin C858? I was looking at those for this bike! I've run Chen Shins in the past with mixed results, but I was thinking on a bike this like they might work fine.

How is on/off road traction? Treadwear? Cornering feel?
Yep, C858's... I'll have to let you know in a few days. I just mounted them a few days ago, but I'm leaving on a little adv touring, camping, trail blasting weekend in WV with it in a few hours. The tread is burly and the rubber is pretty soft. I doubt they'll last long, but I expect I'll get my $31 out of them.


I bet they'll last longer than my plastic ammo box panniers...
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Old 05-16-2009, 12:19 AM   #1557
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What is everyone's opinion on the Big Gun Full System exhaust on the xt225? does anyone have any pics or videos of the sound?
i can tell you this... i've owned a bunch of bikes.

i currently have a KLX650C with a full BiG Gun Full System and a Quiet Core Insert.... yeah it's F-IN loud. On the street it's mildly annoying, in the woods I stick out and draw unwanted intention. I can't imagine how loud it is without the insert, but the gain of 1-2hp is absolutley NOT worth it.

On small bores, like a 225, your best bet is to open up the air box, slightly modify exhaust (the 225 community calls it the Z-mod or something rediculous like that), and jet accordingly.

I've owned a Tw200, KLX300R and now a 225, I was very happy with jetting, airbox mods, and a slight modification to the muffler that kept the spark arrestor intact. More than that and it was irresponsibly loud and gained very little.

Save your money for tires and gas
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Old 05-16-2009, 03:51 AM   #1558
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Old 05-16-2009, 07:22 AM   #1559
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Yep, C858's... I'll have to let you know in a few days. I just mounted them a few days ago, but I'm leaving on a little adv touring, camping, trail blasting weekend in WV with it in a few hours. The tread is burly and the rubber is pretty soft. I doubt they'll last long, but I expect I'll get my $31 out of them.


I bet they'll last longer than my plastic ammo box panniers...
well please post up how they do after your trip. soft is probably better.

i'm looking for a tire that will provide traction and be safe for cheap.

i have no idea how often she'll actually ride once she gets her license... if she's like me and starts wearing through tires in a month or two then i'll invest in some MEFOs just so i don't have to change them for her
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:44 PM   #1560
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Larger Tank Update

Clarke emailed me today. They produced the first XT gas tank last friday. They have asked to borrow my bike again for final fit and install my new blue 4.1 gallon tank this Thursday. Pictures to follow when I get the bike back probably after the weekend. This is finally going to happen!!!!!!!!

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