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Old 03-11-2013, 06:18 PM   #8641
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Rear Wheel Upgrade

If You love your XT225 so much that you want to add a rear disk brake and stronger wheel check out the KLX Kawasaki’s. You might also try and find the JT Sprockets P/N JTR463.50 rear sprocket. It looks like it will bolt on and use the 428 pitch chain. The sprocket came on the KMX 125 and 200, sold everywhere but here.
I am using a KLX300R rear wheel and others have used one from the KL250G.

http://www.jtsprockets.com/catalogue#search-results

Custom sprockets are over $100.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:55 PM   #8642
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what kind of fenders did you use?
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:00 AM   #8643
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If You love your XT225 so much that you want to add a rear disk brake and stronger wheel check out the KLX Kawasaki’s. You might also try and find the JT Sprockets P/N JTR463.50 rear sprocket. It looks like it will bolt on and use the 428 pitch chain. The sprocket came on the KMX 125 and 200, sold everywhere but here.
I am using a KLX300R rear wheel and others have used one from the KL250G.

http://www.jtsprockets.com/catalogue#search-results

Custom sprockets are over $100.
Also listed as sprockets for the KMX 125/200 Are

AFAM 16203-50
Sunstar S262248
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:25 AM   #8644
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it appears that the intake valve nut is missing. shitonastick
ok folks, GOOD NEWS! as soon as i took the head off and tipped it on its side to inspect, the nut fell into my hand!! After a good inspection, the nut, the head and everything else looks good!

It would be almost impossible for the nut to get inside the engine, due to design.

i got the little bike back together and she runs just great.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:30 AM   #8645
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yeap, mine is 1994 w/ 35watt headlight. the charging system is WEAK! hopefully yamaha fixed that in the newer models. when weather is nice and no snow on the ground, i'm always on my bike. i work graveyard 7pm-7am; riding to work and home with dimming headlight when stopped, me no like. that is why i would love to upgrade all my lights to LEDs and a H4.
ok, just a follow up here. i finally took the bike to dealer to check out the electrical system. basically, everything is working; my system is just on the weak side. i guess that was/ is a common thing on this bike.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:48 AM   #8646
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First, I'm interested in your topic, but lettering in that shade and background is difficult to read.

Can you give us some idea as to how the KLX wheel adapts to the XT?

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If You love your XT225 so much that you want to add a rear disk brake and stronger wheel check out the KLX Kawasaki’s. You might also try and find the JT Sprockets P/N JTR463.50 rear sprocket. It looks like it will bolt on and use the 428 pitch chain. The sprocket came on the KMX 125 and 200, sold everywhere but here.
I am using a KLX300R rear wheel and others have used one from the KL250G.

http://www.jtsprockets.com/catalogue#search-results

Custom sprockets are over $100.
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:12 PM   #8647
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KLX real wheel and disk brake conversion

This is old news for many people and there may be cheaper ways to do this.

Links

http://www.xt225.com/projects/discbrake.htm

http://xt225.com/forums/ubbthreads.p...r=48826&page=1

http://www.xt225.com/projects/tracydisc.htm

http://www.xt225.com/forums/ubbthrea...r=89543&page=1

These are the links I used to plan my conversion.

Then I went shopping on EBay. I found a lot of good quality parts for sale at reasonable prices.
Most KLX, KX, KDX, newer hubs are the same width. Wheel bearings can be changed to fit our smaller axles.
The weak point in all this is the $110 price to get a custom 420 pitch sprocket cut.
JT Sprockets Has quoted me a price of $55 including shipping for there JTR463-50 KMX 125/200 sprocket.
Because the XT sprockets are dished we will still need to have a spacer/adapter between the hub and the sprocket.

If you never ride down hill in the dirt or brake any spokes you probably will not need this.

Respoking the XT rear wheel is not cheap and you still end up with a weak brake
I have about $130 into this in EBay Parts.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:52 PM   #8648
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Some pics from my latest ride.

The trails were narrow....


.....but the views spectacular:


And home again, I managed to find a little mud on the trails in amoungst the drought here:
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:33 PM   #8649
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Found a local XT that a friend wants to sell. Checking it out on Saturday. Fingers crossed!
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:38 AM   #8650
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I also joined the XT225 club last weekend. Purchased a 2007 from a local dealer with 400 miles on it for $2350.00. Never been off road or anywhere else from the looks of it. I thought that was a good buy.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:48 AM   #8651
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I also joined the XT225 club last weekend. Purchased a 2007 from a local dealer with 400 miles on it for $2350.00. Never been off road or anywhere else from the looks of it. I thought that was a good buy.
Congrats!
Sounds like a great starting platform if nothing else.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:02 AM   #8652
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$35 Rack

My report on the $35 rack from American Manufacturing.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:27 AM   #8653
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My report on the $35 rack from American Manufacturing.
A link to the ebay ad would be helpful. Otherwise it could be like looking for a needle in a haystack.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:24 AM   #8654
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A link to the ebay ad would be helpful. Otherwise it could be like looking for a needle in a haystack.
No picture but heres the link
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Eagle-Rear-L...d9b657&vxp=mtr

Theres pictures on the XT225/250 forum. Looks good for the price.
http://www.xt225.com/forums/ubbthrea...024#Post110024
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:14 AM   #8655
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Cross PA tour

Hi guys! I'm new to your club. Picked up my XT225 this weekend that I bought form an inmate in November.

I stored it at my brothers house in South NJ, and from there I went to near Trenton to visit some friends, up to Easton to have lunch with another, and from there to Pittsburgh.

There won't be pictures, but the little guy seems to be doing well so far. I'm impressed, I was able to take it on I-95 for a stretch... and for anyone who knows what 95 is like around Philly... yeah. It holds 70 pretty well, and I can take it up to 80 and hold it for a little. The previous owner rejetted it, I don't know the specifics though.

I'll report back with some MPG reports, if you're interested. I've got a Clarke tank on it, I might be able to cross most of the state without getting gas!
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