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Old 04-18-2013, 02:05 PM   #8761
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Just picked up an 08' with 500 miles on it, a set of luggage, and a pair of sena radios in trade for my Buell.

It doesn't even remotely compare to my buell, but it should be a better toy, and get my wife into riding. If it doesn't, it's still a toy for me.
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:11 PM   #8762
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:08 PM   #8763
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Tough to start cold??????????

Hello,

06 xt, 5,000 miles. rode hard and put away wet.
Bitch to start cold, really tough, stars have to align. Sometimes on full choke then starts or no gas at all, tried everything! No system to this one. Lots of starter.
Starts great hot and runs great. Good wheelies! Plug looks good, stock jets, 2.5 turns out, clean air filter. Bump starts so easy, as soon as you dump clutch in 3rd. To fat and old to bump. Sea level and above.
Could this be the dreaded stator??????

Thanks for any clues,

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Old 04-20-2013, 08:06 PM   #8764
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Hello,

06 xt, 5,000 miles. rode hard and put away wet.
Bitch to start cold, really tough, stars have to align. Sometimes on full choke then starts or no gas at all, tried everything! No system to this one. Lots of starter.
Starts great hot and runs great. Good wheelies! Plug looks good, stock jets, 2.5 turns out, clean air filter. Bump starts so easy, as soon as you dump clutch in 3rd. To fat and old to bump. Sea level and above.
Could this be the dreaded stator??????

Thanks for any clues,

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First I really don't think it has anything to do with the stator.
My bike was like this as well, when I rebuilt the carb last summer I paid attention to the choke setup when I put it back together, the choke cable is split under the tank, it was not correctly setup.

When I got it all back together the bike now starts perfectly. Basically the cable wasn't under the right tension, so when I pulled the choke lever it might have only been operating the choke about 1/2 way.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:55 PM   #8765
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Hello,

06 xt, 5,000 miles. rode hard and put away wet.
Bitch to start cold, really tough, stars have to align. Sometimes on full choke then starts or no gas at all, tried everything! No system to this one. Lots of starter.
Starts great hot and runs great. Good wheelies! Plug looks good, stock jets, 2.5 turns out, clean air filter. Bump starts so easy, as soon as you dump clutch in 3rd. To fat and old to bump. Sea level and above.
Could this be the dreaded stator??????

Thanks for any clues,

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Turn the petcock off and run it a bit when you're done riding. Works like a charm for us. I read someplace that the volatile parts off the gas evaporate quickly so when you run some of the gas out of the carb, this allows fresh gas to come in when you go to start it up again. Been doing this ever since we first got the bikes; it's the only trustworthy way to start them (ours, anyway).
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:22 AM   #8766
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hard to start

Hello,

Will try both responses, thanks. Last xt started and ran so great thought everyone was cookoo including my friend. He had to replace stator. Have owned many bikes and on the vintage ones there is always a ritual to starting but the newer ones always just hit button. Looks like my last one was an exception to the rule.

Thanks again, will update as I really want to ride this one, its fun.

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Old 04-21-2013, 06:50 PM   #8767
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There are no names or trademarks at all on the mirror. I've had it for quite awhile; I've bought a lot of stuff from Dennis Kirk, but I just looked there and don't see it. I do remember it was less than $25. I see I had to bend the arm a lot to get it to fit, but I am no metalworker...just a vise and pliers!
Looks real nice! Hows it do with all the vibration?
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:20 AM   #8768
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Looks real nice! Hows it do with all the vibration?
Tried on one from friends bike. ok but could not see any better.
Would be torn off in crash SOON. Ken Sean are easy to see, as I ride lots of street and they fold out of the way completely in 1 sec, on the fly easily.

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Old 04-24-2013, 06:23 PM   #8769
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Carb Issues

I have put the jet kit on my daughter's TTR225, opened the air cleaner and muffler. It runs great right after I pull the carb apart and clean it, but if it sits for a few days, it runs like crap. The only 2 speeds it has is off or WFO. Won't idle without the choke. I also use fuel treatment. My guess is the jets keep corroding. Is this a common issue with the 225?
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:44 PM   #8770
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>"My guess is the jets keep corroding. Is this a common issue with the 225? "

IMHO: Likely some contaminants in the gas are plugging the jets.
Have you flushed out the fuel tank, petcock and lines?

Maybe you should put an inline filter in before the carb ?

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Old 04-25-2013, 01:34 AM   #8771
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My guess is the jets keep corroding.
That won’t happen in days or even years. Check your work & what TZ said, dirt in the gas.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:01 AM   #8772
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(Crappy running)

I learned years ago with a choked down GPz 305. The idle jets looked like there wasn't a hole in them. Needed a very good fuel filter. 4th thing I did to my Xt.

NEW TOPIC:

Hey, I know everyone uses those DMO footpegs, but I don't want anything that wide (thick? Talking front-to-back) because I have trouble shifting and hitting the brake with anything much wider than stock (yes, very small feet).

Anyone know of a longer (out-to-the-side) footpeg that fits? From another bike maybe?

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Old 04-25-2013, 09:33 AM   #8773
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Turn the petcock off and run it a bit when you're done riding. Works like a charm for us. I read someplace that the volatile parts off the gas evaporate quickly so when you run some of the gas out of the carb, this allows fresh gas to come in when you go to start it up again. Been doing this ever since we first got the bikes; it's the only trustworthy way to start them (ours, anyway).

+1

Doing this is the only way I can get my bike to start reliably.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:23 AM   #8774
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(crappy running)

i learned years ago with a choked down gpz 305. The idle jets looked like there wasn't a hole in them. Needed a very good fuel filter. 4th thing i did to my xt.


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Old 04-26-2013, 09:39 AM   #8775
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I bought a Pelican 1400 case the other week. I did a little modification to make it just like I want it. I attached it to the rear rack with rubber lined clamps. A 1gal RotoPax is mounted to the top.

The elastic net is made for the door of a Jeep Wrangler. I secured it to the lid for my electronics. I have 2 USB ports mounted to a piece of angled aluminum. The back of the net also protects electronics from the RotoPax hardware.

I installed a cig outlet for my Slime pump.

Power from the bike. The wiring is tucked up and out of the way and the fuse box is underneath the side panel.

Built a shelf and lined it with foam. The Slime pump slides underneath the shelf.

Tool bag fits in perfectly.

What I couldn't fit in the Pelican case went in here.

Wolfman side racks for my dry bags. They are modified racks for a WR250R. Did a little welding and powdercoating.


I also powdercoated the heat shields. I hate chrome! Also installed bark-busters, foldable mirrors and moved the rear turn signals to allow room for the side racks.
I knew the bike went to a good home, but DAMN! You get her broken in yet?
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