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Old 05-07-2012, 01:45 PM   #6946
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2009 XT250 Tire recomendations - MT43 - Chain lengthening?

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thanks airborndad

anybody have any comments about a possible chain lengthening needed on the "xt250" for the pirelli mt-43?
bump..
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:11 PM   #6947
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:14 PM   #6948
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bump..
go to gearingcommander.com; take a few minutes to understand how the site works, and you'll have your answer.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:36 PM   #6949
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2009 XT250 Tire recomendations - MT43 - Chain lengthening?

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go to gearingcommander.com; take a few minutes to understand how the site works, and you'll have your answer.
Thanks.. Not sure if I read it ride, seems there is old metric and new metric conversions.. ..but it looks like a perfect fit, no changes to chain length required.

That's assuming that a 400-18Rear (MT-43 Size) = 120/80/18XT250 Stock size.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:40 PM   #6950
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bump..
Not sure if it would be required
but I would guess there is not much length difference in swingarms between the 250 & 225
I would buy a new chain anyways (130 links) and if you don't require it then you have a brand new spare, break it down to stock length for your bike (120 links stock for the 225)
if you do require it then your all set with the new length chain that you need, break it down to whatever is needed, install new chain on bike take extra leftover links and add to old chain and save it for a spare OR carry as a spare if you do a lot of middle of F'n nowhere riding




going out to the garage to count links

edit: 123 links

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Old 05-07-2012, 10:15 PM   #6951
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Thanks.. Not sure if I read it ride, seems there is old metric and new metric conversions.. ..but it looks like a perfect fit, no changes to chain length required.

That's assuming that a 400-18Rear (MT-43 Size) = 120/80/18XT250 Stock size.
Hmmm. It's too bad gearingcommander doesn't have the stock chain length info for the 250, I don't know what it is. I do know that the MT43 is a big tire--about 4.25" larger in circumference than a partially worn 120/80-18 Bridgestone Trailwing. I've got MT43's on both the XT225 and WR250R right now, and I measured the circumference by rolling it out on the driveway...

On the XT I dropped one tooth on the front sprocket (from a 15 to a 14) to compensate for the larger rear tire diameter (circumference) and both gearingcommander and seat of the pants agrees that it's just about equal to the stock final drive ratio. There is very little room between the front of the rear tire and the swingarm so I had to go to a longer chain to allow me to push the axle rearward, can't remember how many links...123 sounds about right but I think 122 or 124 is more typical doesn't it have to be an even number???
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:54 PM   #6952
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Changing sprockets on a TTR. Using it to teach Wifey to ride. I'd like to have it at a walking speed in first at an idle.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:28 PM   #6953
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Changing sprockets on a TTR. Using it to teach Wifey to ride. I'd like to have it at a walking speed in first at an idle.

just taught the g/f to ride , on the xt225. Turtle walking first, like you said, and they do in BRC. Clutch/gas control with turtle walking. 3weeks later she has a ninja 250r :-) . Still learning but catching on quickly.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:06 PM   #6954
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going out to the garage to count links

edit: 123 links
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There is very little room between the front of the rear tire and the swingarm so I had to go to a longer chain to allow me to push the axle rearward, can't remember how many links...123 sounds about right but I think 122 or 124 is more typical doesn't it have to be an even number???
Yep your absolutely right
did a recount after putting it on a stand instead of counting while rolling it down the driveway and without the 3 beers
122 would be my revised number
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:50 PM   #6955
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FYI The TTR and XT rear sprokets are not interchangable. The TTR sprokets have bigger mounting holes. Also both need to be dished and not flat. If you order an XT sproket for a TTR you will have to enlarge the holes. I found out the hard way. I was assured they would fit each other but they do not.
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:48 AM   #6956
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Hey guys, I have a new to me XT with a broken taillight assembly. Is there a cleaner aftermarket availalable or am I stuck with the stocker? Thanks!
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:40 AM   #6957
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Tire Mileage

I'm going to do the GDR late this summer, and before I go I'll put on new rubber. Typically, I ride 20% asphalt and 80% gravel or worse, and I'm wondering what tires give what kind of mileage on an XT. My XT has 2600 miles on it, so this will be my first tire buy for it. In the past I had a KLR650 where I liked the performance for the riding I do with either TKC80's or Dunlop 606's. With either of these tires I got 5k on the rear and about 10k on the front. Also I have used Avon Gripsters (slipsters), and I hated the way they behaved in the dirt.

Off the asphalt, I find the front OEM doesn't like to hang on all that well - too much like the Slipsters.

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Old 05-12-2012, 10:45 AM   #6958
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Hey guys, I have a new to me XT with a broken taillight assembly. Is there a cleaner aftermarket availalable or am I stuck with the stocker? Thanks!
That's what happens when you let drunk people do wheelies in your backyard...

Anyway, because of the shape of the fender the stock headlight is pretty much the only option. I have been thinking about replacing it with an LED one for a trailer. I'll let you know how it turns out.
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:26 PM   #6959
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:16 AM   #6960
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That's what happens when you let drunk people do wheelies in your backyard...

Anyway, because of the shape of the fender the stock headlight is pretty much the only option. I have been thinking about replacing it with an LED one for a trailer. I'll let you know how it turns out.
Ok Daniel, you know that's what happens when you let boys play with your toys after they have had a beer or twenty. Besides, not so sure it was the alcohol perhaps just lack of ability
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