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Old 05-08-2007, 07:18 PM   #211
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so why does this happen

I use the electric start and it starts right up
I ride for 30 minutes and it wont start w/ the e start, just cranks.
I give it 1 kick and it starts every time.
why wont the e start work after it is warm, but the kicker works every time on the first kick

weird...
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Old 05-09-2007, 03:30 AM   #212
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I use the electric start and it starts right up
I ride for 30 minutes and it wont start w/ the e start, just cranks.
I give it 1 kick and it starts every time.
why wont the e start work after it is warm, but the kicker works every time on the first kick

weird...
On my old Yamaha xs650 the bike would almost never start with the button but it would with the kicker. The reason was the coils were weak and the button drained enough juice to make the coils barely spark. How old is your XT?
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Old 05-11-2007, 05:28 AM   #213
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I just picked up an 07 XT225 for my wife yesterday. It was a 3 way tie between the DR200 TW200 and XT225. At the last second she picked the XT225. I filled it up with gas and took it for a spin last night. The highway speed is great in 6th, as good as I had hoped for. The feel is so light. This is going to be a great bike. This thread here helped us make a much more informed decision. Thanks Y'all!
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:21 AM   #214
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I just picked up an 07 XT225 for my wife yesterday. It was a 3 way tie between the DR200 TW200 and XT225. At the last second she picked the XT225. I filled it up with gas and took it for a spin last night. The highway speed is great in 6th, as good as I had hoped for. The feel is so light. This is going to be a great bike. This thread here helped us make a much more informed decision. Thanks Y'all!
Congrats!
M wife decises to sell her tw200 this week and we found a good deal on an 06 XT on Craigslist nearby and picked it up. Needs a few things that the PO did fixed and of course the farkling that needs to be done and good to go.

I am starting to think she just likes whatever I have, I bought a Strom, she bought one, now she is copying the XT, at least they are different colors!
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Old 05-11-2007, 06:19 PM   #215
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Here's a rotten pic of my '06 XT followed by some pics of the handguards, tach, tailbox, etc.







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Old 05-13-2007, 03:29 PM   #216
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Are you all getting the jets from a jet kit or walking into the dealer and asking for the needed sizes?
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Old 05-13-2007, 04:42 PM   #217
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Are you all getting the jets from a jet kit or walking into the dealer and asking for the needed sizes?
Walked into the dealer, had them in stock.
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Old 05-15-2007, 06:38 PM   #218
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Has anyone tried trials tires on their XT225?
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Old 05-17-2007, 05:38 AM   #219
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Here's a rotten pic of my '06 XT followed by some pics of the handguards, tach, tailbox, etc.






I don't really know why but after reading this thread, I really want one of these!!!!!
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Old 05-17-2007, 05:44 AM   #220
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I don't really know why but after reading this thread, I really want one of these!!!!!
Could it be because this is quite possibly the most perfect small dual sport available today?
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:23 AM   #221
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Could it be because this is quite possibly the most perfect small dual sport available today?
I think that could be it........it's small, easy to move around (I'd imagine)....... It seems like you can get almost new examples for short change............I better start searching around my area for a nice one.....
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:33 AM   #222
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I think that could be it........it's small, easy to move around (I'd imagine)....... It seems like you can get almost new examples for short change............I better start searching around my area for a nice one.....
They are hard to find new. They are hard to find lightly used for a deal, they hold value really well. Now if your goal is to buy something and flog it in the woods you shouldn't care if you get a really beat up one, it will still cost some $$ though.

I have an 05 with 2 sets of wheels, street and full knobby, tons of fun. This is the first bike I have jumped the shit out of since my bicycle days, nothing real hard but jumps nonetheless.

Tons of fun!
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:48 AM   #223
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I just picked up a 2006 XT225 for my wife last weekend. I was buying my DR-Z 400 and there was a used one at one of the dealers. 150 miles, got it out the door for 3k plus helmet. I think I did ok on it. She loves it, but is having trouble with the clutch lever. Anyone know if there is a lever that is a little closer to the handlebar? She has short fingers.
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:54 AM   #224
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I just picked up a 2006 XT225 for my wife last weekend. I was buying my DR-Z 400 and there was a used one at one of the dealers. 150 miles, got it out the door for 3k plus helmet. I think I did ok on it. She loves it, but is having trouble with the clutch lever. Anyone know if there is a lever that is a little closer to the handlebar? She has short fingers.
That is a way better deal than you think it is. You stole it.

Just loosen up the freeplay in the cable, there really isn't much movement needed on the lever anyway. If that don't work there is a plethora of fully adjustable levers out there for dirt bikes.
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:49 AM   #225
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It's the actual lever itself. To grab it she has to use the very tips of her fingers. I'm wondering if anyone has any recomendations for a offset lever??? I don't even know if such a thing exists.
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