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Old 10-04-2012, 06:04 AM   #7696
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What is that headlight setup?

I don't usually ride at night anymore, but the few times I have I was really surprised at well the XT's headlight works
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:03 AM   #7697
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What is that headlight setup?

I don't usually ride at night anymore, but the few times I have I was really surprised at well the XT's headlight works
I don't ride it much at night either, I got that from China for super cheap. Main reason is because it has LED turn signals built in and they help cars see me in the day. I'll take pics of it on later.

moterbiker, check your PMs.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:10 AM   #7698
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That was a heck of a deal on the rack. It is huge.

I was wondering what rear tire you have? It looks pretty beefy. I just ordered a Shinko 244 yesterday, but keep thinking a knobby would be fun to try sometime.
It's the tire that was on it when I got it. Cheng Shin Tire Co 120/80-18 and I so noticed it is mount opposite to it's directional arrow. It's not bad but I am planning 244s in the near future.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:18 PM   #7699
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I had that rack from cyclerack.com installed on my bike when I first bought it. I still have it, but i am not using it. Think I am just going to sell it since I don't use it.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:46 PM   #7700
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Countershaft oilseal

I found the threads a few pages back, but not much info on how people removed the old one. Does anyone have some advice on the best way to remove it?
Thanks!
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:57 AM   #7701
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Out in the woop woops!



The X'Tee and I hit the dirt again this evening and had a blast. With the new CD rear spring, I can kick the back end out on the gravel without crazy wheelhop.... life is good!
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:48 AM   #7702
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I just ordered the front springs last week from cogent and they are amazing folks . Joyce was awesome help and they even stuck a pack of lifesavesr candy in with the stickers!
Front springs took 30min to install. One of the easiest mods I've done. I bumped the oil to 15w rotella.... Only oiling had around.


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Yeah apparently they have some more budget items, not listed online...

Email from them.

Thank you for contacting us.
We have helped quite a few XT225 customers out and would love to help you.
How much do you weigh without gear? Are you riding two-up?
We do have heavier springs available for the forks and the shock. Fork springs @ $119 and Shock spring @ $135. Also, available is the Race Tech Emulators Valve Kit @ $149. We are out of stock at the moment on custom springs, but would be able to have those in our hands in about +/- two weeks after ordering.
We welcome Visa, MasterCard or Discover.
Thank you again and please do not hesitate to ask any questions.
Have a good day.
Best,

Joyce Tannenbaum ~ Cogent Dynamics Customer Support
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:14 AM   #7703
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Anyone running a 72mm bore?

Have any of you ran a 72mm bore in an XT sleeve long term?
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:05 PM   #7704
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Front springs took 30min to install. One of the easiest mods I've done. I bumped the oil to 15w rotella.... Only oiling had around.

15w-40 Rotella? If so, it will probably be pretty harsh. Go for a 15w fork oil, or if nothing else is available, you can use ATF fluid.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:31 PM   #7705
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80-90w Hypoid gear oil in the forks really firms up the front end for cheap
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:05 PM   #7706
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80-90w Hypoid gear oil in the forks really firms up the front end for cheap
you talking about gear oil for rear ends, manual trannys?
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:20 PM   #7707
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you talking about gear oil for rear ends, manual trannys?
I think it was a joke about how to firm up the front end by just using heavy weight oil.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:26 PM   #7708
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Stupid Question time!

I was out riding today trying to get my rear suspension sorted out and somewhere lost the stupid little wrench (?) used to adjust it. Now I am trying to find a replacement online but am having no luck. What is the name for that style wrench? Also as non of the ones for my other bikes fit it, what size do I need?
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:44 PM   #7709
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I was out riding today trying to get my rear suspension sorted out and somewhere lost the stupid little wrench (?) used to adjust it. Now I am trying to find a replacement online but am having no luck. What is the name for that style wrench? Also as non of the ones for my other bikes fit it, what size do I need?

Spanner wrench, but I have no idea what size. Was it part of the stock tool kit?
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:25 PM   #7710
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Spanner wrench, but I have no idea what size. Was it part of the stock tool kit?
Not sure... Was with the bike when I bought it... Tool kit was a mish mash though so who knows.
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