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Old 01-22-2013, 08:04 PM   #8461
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Quite happy with my Wolfman Enduro. Fits nicely, don't have to remove to fill up, small but not unusable.

Unrelated: all the webpage buttons on this site ("reply" "quote" "login" etc.) have disappear a couple days ago (when using Firefox). Using IE to reply. Harrumph.
Same here, but in Chrome. If you click to the bottom of a post, on the right side, you'll get "reply with quote" so you can just delete the quote :P
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:38 PM   #8462
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Well, I bit the bullet and did it. Not too loud at all! I haven't taken it around the block, but it seems like it started much more easily and has better throttle response when I rev it.
What size jetting did you go with?
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:51 PM   #8463
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What size jetting did you go with?
I haven't actually opened up the carb but it's working wonderfully. It is a used bike, so it's possible the PO had done something. I was having issues with it stalling and being difficult to start that seem to be alleviated now. I'm gonna dig into the carb in a couple days and I'll post what I find.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:23 AM   #8464
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I've wondered about anyone doing this... Found this on the facebook XT225 site.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...74655397_n.jpg
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:03 AM   #8465
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Same here, but in Chrome. If you click to the bottom of a post, on the right side, you'll get "reply with quote" so you can just delete the quote :P
Right. The buttons are "there," but invisible. So it'll work if you know where said invisible buttons are hiding! Weird!
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:15 AM   #8466
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I've wondered about anyone doing this... Found this on the facebook XT225 site.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...74655397_n.jpg
Apparently the overseas XT225s had rear discs for most of their run.

I guess just get on eBay and look for a rear wheel with rotor, swingarm, master cylinder and calipers.

Other people have converted a KLX wheel to work but it was a HUGE endeavor.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:00 PM   #8467
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Apparently the overseas XT225s had rear discs for most of their run.

I guess just get on eBay and look for a rear wheel with rotor, swingarm, master cylinder and calipers.

Other people have converted a KLX wheel to work but it was a HUGE endeavor.
I am headed to Japan on buisness in March. Gonna see if i can bring the parts home with me.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:56 PM   #8468
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Right. The buttons are "there," but invisible. So it'll work if you know where said invisible buttons are hiding! Weird!
Looks like it's an issue with certain ad blockers. Disabled mine and it works fine again!
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:31 PM   #8469
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For those looking...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Yamah...#ht_500wt_1182
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:43 PM   #8470
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My XT is built out of 3 different XT225s, and a lot of aftermarket parts. One of the pipes had the "Z1" mod done by the PO. I could not tell any HP increase over stock, but liked the sound. It ran lean, so I went up one size on both the main and pilot jets, and turned the pilot screw out 2 1/2 turns. Now runs perfect and plugs look good. I have a Keintech pilot screw.

As far as a tank bag, I have the Tusk tank panniers from rockymountainatv.com, and they work great. Under $20, and VERY well made. I can easily get four 1 qt. Gatorade bottles in them, which can be used to carry liquid, or you can cut the tops off them and use them to carry tools that might otherwise poke through the bag. They have an extra pocket on the outside that works perfect for a bicycle water bottle. The yoke has a hole in it that fits over the gas filler, you just remove the cap, put the panniers on, and put the cap back, so they cannot come off.

K&N filters are garbage. They will stop gravel, bugs, and maybe really coarse sand, but certainly not dust. I use stock filters kept soaked in oil. Nothing has ever got through them. I have had my oil checked a couple of times, and even on a 30,000 mile engine, it came back good. My airbox is completely stock, with the snorkel still in place. HP is not my main concern, it has plenty stock, though I did spend a fortune on suspension.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:44 AM   #8471
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Hey, Jerry H:

Do those tank panniers flap around?
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:34 AM   #8472
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Hey, Jerry H:

Do those tank panniers flap around?
They do if they are empty, but they have Velcro tape to hold them to the tank. They don't move at all if they have much weight in them. I usually carry around 5 pounds on each side, and they don't budge. I never put the Velcro on my Clarke tank.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:56 AM   #8473
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Sure enough! Thanks.

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Old 01-24-2013, 10:07 AM   #8474
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I have the same Tusk ATV tank bags. They are ok for the money. With the stock tank they aren't secured very well since the gas cap isn't as large as an ATV gas cap, or probably the Clarke's gas cap. I didn't use the little velcro strips either, because I didn't want to stick them onto the tank. I tried off-roading on some steep, rough terrain and the bags cam off the gas cap & slipped forward onto the steering column a number of times.

I have had better results, especially when they're empty, placing the tank bags across the seat and sitting on top of it. But that doesn't work very well either off-road because you need to stand up quite a bit.

They aren't the best bags around, but they are well worth the $20. I find that they are handy and add a good bit of capacity along with my other "cheap bags", the Mountain Smith large "dog bags" that are about $38-$40. I highly recommend the dog bags for the price.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:59 AM   #8475
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I haven't actually opened up the carb but it's working wonderfully. It is a used bike, so it's possible the PO had done something. I was having issues with it stalling and being difficult to start that seem to be alleviated now. I'm gonna dig into the carb in a couple days and I'll post what I find.
Awesome! I've been wanting to mess around with the air box to get the noise difference but I don't want to mess with the carb at all so hearing that gives me a little hope!
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