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Old 07-22-2008, 12:34 PM   #901
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Hayduke, at xt225.com, some people have had good luck installing a Mikuni pumper carb, as well as tuning the suspension. FWIW, the suspension is a known weak point of the little tank. It's meant more for tractoring than bombing through stuff.

I would probably look at different carburetion before a big bore kit if it doesn't actually need an overhaul because I think there's a lot of ponies to be found by increasing it's ability to breathe.

Also, have you done the Z-1 exhaust mod?
The carb and exhaust are stock right now, and we'll probably leave it like that through the summer and do some mods this fall/winter.

I hadn't found much about tuning the suspension on XT225.com but I'll dig some more. She's definitely not riding it like a tractor most of the time.... learning from me and Neduro and Johnny5 et al , she's learning more a pitch and drift style. Hard to do with this little bike as it is. Suspension mods are definitley needed, and I think I'll do the Z-1 mod soon and see how that helps.
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:30 AM   #902
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Does anyone know about (silly question, I suspect) on the "swappability" of trinkets between the 225 and the 250? DireWife just got an 08 250, and I need to start researching...... I'll search this thread if "yes", maybe start one or look for another if "no".

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Old 07-23-2008, 12:45 PM   #903
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Well I think she is finally done! New bars, busters, and pegs. In time I may do the Z1 and snorkle mod.




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Old 07-23-2008, 09:28 PM   #904
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1. turn the fuel screw out 3 turns
2. Z1 mod
3. 42.5 pilot, 130 main
4. pull the snorkel
5. Devilman's pegs

All of these mods are described in detail at XT225.com.
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Old 07-25-2008, 05:55 PM   #905
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HERE is where I purchased XT225 jets.
Anyplace else? Scott is out of stock, and the dealer can only get a 40 because that is what was stock
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Old 07-25-2008, 07:21 PM   #906
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I need to figure out which jets they are and I will order them next week. I have a wholesale account but need to buy five of each size. I have no idea of the costs but I will sell the rest for what I paid for them plus shipping. Not looking to make money on $10 worth of parts.
Though I am out of town next week and won't order them until I return so it will be two weeks or so.
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:14 PM   #907
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I looked through the thread, but didn't see anything...

Have any of you done anything to improve the suspension? Swapped forks, cartridge emulators, rear shock, etc.?

Also, I found a company doing big-bore kits for the TTR 225.... anyone have this in their XT? I feel a major project coming on..... Rally Serow anyone?

Bonnie is starting to complain about the power and suspension. Maybe she's ready for some upgrades.

TM 33 carb and pro circut exhaust do alot for the power. Emulators in the front made a big difference in the forks. A better rear shock is next on my list.
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Old 07-26-2008, 03:20 PM   #908
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Mikuni TM33 8012 pumper final settings

I have had my carb off probably 10 times to make adjustments one at a time to arrive at the best setting for very hot weather at about 200' elevation.
I have the ENDUCO carb with the custom needle.
Mixture screw 2 turns out from bottom
Pilot jet 40
Main jet 120
Needle set at bottom clip position
Snorkle in place for noise reduction
Exhaust baffle drilled out with a hole saw.

Bike runs cleanly idle up to rev limiter and no surging or bogging when on the highway. You guys with cooler temps may get away with a richer main but I can't with this heat.
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Old 07-26-2008, 05:59 PM   #909
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Revlimiter? I didn't think the XT had one.
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Old 07-26-2008, 07:19 PM   #910
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Revlimiter? I didn't think the XT had one.
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There is something up there at max RPM. I hope it isn't valve float.
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Old 07-27-2008, 11:52 AM   #911
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They are only backordered for 1-2 weeks so I placed my order anyways. I am going with Bills settings since I ride in the same area

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Old 07-28-2008, 09:24 PM   #912
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ok I pulled a dummy move. was taking the carb apart cleaning the hell outta it with carb cleaner and took the top cover off and the diaphragm assembly kinda fell out.

I think I found all the parts, judging by the parts diagram on bikebandit.com
I have 2 springs, a couple washer looking things and the needle. Problem is, I dont know which way it goes in. Do the 4 depressions in the slide go to the front or rear of the carb? does it matter? what about the washer things? I think the 2 washers go on the tip of the needle, then the needle goes in the slide, then the spring goes on, then you put the assembly back in. also, how do you make the diaphragm fit back in? I cant seem to get it back in. Ill take pix tomorrow if itll help you help me. thanks!
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:44 AM   #913
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If all goes to plan, this weekend, my wife and I should be the new owners of an XT225!

We happend upon a couple with a 2005 that has a little over 600 miles on it. Perfect condition. The couple is retired and they had two of the bikes and would haul them in their travel trailer and ride in colorado and such.

We bought a DRZ400S for my wife (from my brother) and it proved to be too tall and heavy for her. So when we checked out the XT225 it fit her well and she is able to pick it up by herself.






PS, my wife has been talking more about the Trans Am Trail lately than I have.
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:26 AM   #914
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Can anyone tell me if the xt has an "odd" feel to the clutch, or a weak clutch return spring? Any typical issues along these lines?

I test rode one that has been "dealer maintained" - and while the bike is in great condition - the clutch didn't feel right to me. When I released after changing gears, it would slip a bit before it engaged - and the lever seemed to return slowly. Now, my hunch/hope is that the cable hasn't been lubed in ages, and is just stiff. But it would be good to know if this is a symptom of other issues with the clutch.
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:21 AM   #915
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that is awesome! I just picked up the same bike for my girl and she loves it. I am hoping to get her up to speed for the Pine Barrens 500





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If all goes to plan, this weekend, my wife and I should be the new owners of an XT225!
PS, my wife has been talking more about the Trans Am Trail lately than I have.
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