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Old 05-26-2007, 01:26 PM   #241
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Well, I went and sat on an XT today. I liked it a lot so next spring when I buy it will be an XT for sure.
I also sat on a DR200 (and liked it also) but I liked the XT much better.

Thanks for the links you all posted earlier.

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Old 06-04-2007, 01:10 PM   #242
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I put in the 42.5 and 130 jets and got the dreaded stumble upon acceleration. I attributed it to an inadequate float level. I went back in and adjusted the float and got it almost to disappear except for a bit that shows up when winding out the gears entering the highway. The bike is very robust at 60, 65, 70, 75 and will hit 80 easily. I think the float bowl is just to small to supply fuel needs when winding it out. My mind is made up that these CV carbs suck and I ordered the Mikuni pumper from ENDUCO. The bike is too good to waste farting with this economy carb.
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Old 06-04-2007, 02:26 PM   #243
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I agree. The Mikuni carb on these bikes is JUNK !
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Old 06-04-2007, 03:50 PM   #244
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Old 06-04-2007, 04:54 PM   #245
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Now that I'm waiting on the new carb, I went back in and replaced the original 125 main jet. No more stumble but its back to an anemic 60-75 mph. I really like the 130 main but just wanted to be sure it IS the reason for the stumble. I'm convinced it is sucking the bowl nearly dry for brief moments while winding out. The float valve is very restrictive until the float is near bottom of travel. I think I can go in and pry on it a bit more to get it filling sooner but enough is enough. This bike is worthy of a real fricken carb. The CV is designed for a choked up, plugged up, lean jetted, wet noodle performance. It does that really good.
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Old 06-05-2007, 06:13 AM   #246
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XT225 hand-protectors / bark-busters?

Who makes a good set of hand-protectors / bark-busters for the XT225? Nothing fancy, but something that fits well, for easy installation.

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Old 06-05-2007, 06:20 AM   #247
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Who makes a good set of hand-protectors / bark-busters for the XT225? Nothing fancy, but something that fits well, for easy installation.

thanks,
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I use these, they go on easy and you could hang your bike from the ceiling with them.

http://www.amotostuff.com/Merchant2/...gory_Code=emgo
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Old 06-07-2007, 06:02 AM   #248
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Speedometer accurate?

I have a Garmin GPS attatched to my handle bars. When the same GPS is in my Dodge Durango it reads identical to the speedometer, but when it is on my XT225 it reads about 52 mph when my speedometer says I'm going sixty. How accurate is the Serow's speedometer?
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Old 06-07-2007, 06:38 AM   #249
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I have a Garmin GPS attatched to my handle bars. When the same GPS is in my Dodge Durango it reads identical to the speedometer, but when it is on my XT225 it reads about 52 mph when my speedometer says I'm going sixty. How accurate is the Serow's speedometer?
Not very, I had my speedo reading 80, I was only going 72. It also depends on the front tire you are using.
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Old 06-10-2007, 04:07 PM   #250
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Does anyone have a solution to the tiny footpegs? i have been riding the bike off road and think larger pegs would do wonders to improve feel and control. I already upgraded the bars to Moose CR hi bend and think it was a great improvement over stock.
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Old 06-10-2007, 04:16 PM   #251
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Does anyone have a solution to the tiny footpegs? i have been riding the bike off road and think larger pegs would do wonders to improve feel and control. I already upgraded the bars to Moose CR hi bend and think it was a great improvement over stock.
http://www.xt225.com/forums/ubbthrea...ge=1#Post22206
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Old 06-10-2007, 05:30 PM   #252
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Did the XT225 ever have a kickstarter?
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Old 06-11-2007, 04:17 AM   #253
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Did the XT225 ever have a kickstarter?
Yes, and there is one available through your Yamaha dealer. I think it's ~$90 US + installation.

XT225.com has good information about it.
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:42 PM   #254
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Have any of you guys drilled the slide on your CV carb? I did it tonight and the new snappy throttle response is wonderful.
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Old 06-12-2007, 03:03 AM   #255
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Have any of you guys drilled the slide on your CV carb? I did it tonight and the new snappy throttle response is wonderful.
Well ya can't just leave us with that

what did you do, what jets & muffler ya runnin and how big did you drill it?
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