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Old 07-24-2013, 09:38 AM   #9151
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I've been riding it to work and now I'm thinking of keeping it. What a great bike, I had forgotten.
I rarely ride my 225 (I have several other bikes), but it's such a wonderfull little bike, and set up just right for me, that I can't bear to part with it.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:26 PM   #9152
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Aftermarket sprockets

Just wanted to share some information so you don't have to learn the hard way like i did. When ordering rear aftermarket sprockets for your XT make sure not to order JT sprockets... they are flat instead of dished and will not work unless if you shim and even then the metal is so thin on the hub bolt portion that it seems weak and poorly made. I ordered the 50T, Sunstar brand and it looks great! Very sturdy and the same offset as the factory sprocket. Hope this help someone out there! I also have a Sunstar front sprocket which fit perfectly. Ive heard the front JT sprockets only have one bolt hole but i cant confirm this.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:53 AM   #9153
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Just wanted to share some information so you don't have to learn the hard way like i did. When ordering rear aftermarket sprockets for your XT make sure not to order JT sprockets... they are flat instead of dished and will not work unless if you shim and even then the metal is so thin on the hub bolt portion that it seems weak and poorly made. I ordered the 50T, Sunstar brand and it looks great! Very sturdy and the same offset as the factory sprocket. Hope this help someone out there! I also have a Sunstar front sprocket which fit perfectly. Ive heard the front JT sprockets only have one bolt hole but i cant confirm this.
That is helpful info. How many teeth on the front sprocket? Have you ridden with the 50T rear and if so, how do you like it? And, where did you get the Sunstar sprocket?

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Old 07-25-2013, 06:29 AM   #9154
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Just wanted to share some information so you don't have to learn the hard way like i did. When ordering rear aftermarket sprockets for your XT make sure not to order JT sprockets... they are flat instead of dished and will not work unless if you shim and even then the metal is so thin on the hub bolt portion that it seems weak and poorly made. I ordered the 50T, Sunstar brand and it looks great! Very sturdy and the same offset as the factory sprocket. Hope this help someone out there! I also have a Sunstar front sprocket which fit perfectly. Ive heard the front JT sprockets only have one bolt hole but i cant confirm this.
JT front sprockets fit fine and have two threaded holes.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:39 AM   #9155
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That is helpful info. How many teeth on the front sprocket? Have you ridden with the 50T rear and if so, how do you like it? And, where did you get the Sunstar sprocket?

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I haven't installed the rear sprocket yet. I purchased the 50T because the next rear tire im installing is a IRC TR11 Trials tire with a larger circumference, i will most likely run 15/50 with this setup. At the moment im running 14/45 (one down on front sprocket) with a Kenda K760 100/100/80 tire, off road its great and makes the gearing more useful for hill climbing and tight technical trails. With 14/45 gearing you will be revving higher at cruising speed but its not terrible. Overall a good compromise if you do mostly trail ridding and still want to hit the street.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:14 AM   #9156
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I haven't installed the rear sprocket yet. I purchased the 50T because the next rear tire im installing is a IRC TR11 Trials tire with a larger circumference, i will most likely run 15/50 with this setup. At the moment im running 14/45 (one down on front sprocket) with a Kenda K760 100/100/80 tire, off road its great and makes the gearing more useful for hill climbing and tight technical trails. With 14/45 gearing you will be revving higher at cruising speed but its not terrible. Overall a good compromise if you do mostly trail ridding and still want to hit the street.
I use 15/50 gearing with a dual sport tire (Bridgestone TW302 4.60x18). With a Trials tire I would try to use a 14/50 set. Be aware that the Trials tire will require adjusting the wheel as far to the rear as possible to clear the shock guard and swingarm. That may dictate the gearing you end up with.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:43 AM   #9157
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I use 15/50 gearing with a dual sport tire (Bridgestone TW302 4.60x18). With a Trials tire I would try to use a 14/50 set. Be aware that the Trials tire will require adjusting the wheel as far to the rear as possible to clear the shock guard and swingarm. That may dictate the gearing you end up with.
Thanks for the heads up on that :). I have an extra master link and a few extra links of chain to get my chain right. I was thinking I may go with 14/50 depending on how it feels, its nice having options!
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:46 AM   #9158
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Brazilian XT 225 - Happy Trails SL Rack

I am a happy owner of a new to me 2006 XT225 made in Brazil. I am really enjoying this bike for urban use and I look forward to the off road fun!

There arent any options for side racks here in Brazil, so I am considering the Happy Trails SL Side Rack to use with the Wolfman Expedition bags I already have.

Here is a pic of the bike with the existing rear rack. I need to know if the attachments and dimensions are similar to the US XT 225. If someone who has the SL Rack could post the dimensions, excellent!

http://flic.kr/p/fh8YcJ

I am also curious to know what are the similarities and differences between the Brazil X Japan bikes.

cheers,
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:57 AM   #9159
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... I need to know if the attachments and dimensions are similar to the US XT 225.
Hmm ... Hard to say from the pic but that does look a bit different than my 2005 225 for the US.
Side panel, fender, tail light, muffler, & no grab bars all look different. Maybe that rack wont fit with grab bars.
Is that a stock fender & tail light for a Brazilin XT225? I like that better.

Here is my home built rack on the 225. (I should move the tail light back under the rack.)



The pattern I made for it that shows the 8.875, (225.425 mm, 8 -7/8), between the mounting points for the rack & the grab bars.



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Old 07-26-2013, 01:00 PM   #9160
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Is that a stock fender & tail light for a Brazilin XT225? I like that better.
Yes, the bike is all stock and I believe this rear rack was sold at the Yamaha dealer. I will take more pics soon. Thanks for the measurements, will check compatibility !
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:20 PM   #9161
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I am a happy owner of a new to me 2006 XT225 made in Brazil. I am really enjoying this bike for urban use and I look forward to the off road fun!

There arent any options for side racks here in Brazil, so I am considering the Happy Trails SL Side Rack to use with the Wolfman Expedition bags I already have.

Here is a pic of the bike with the existing rear rack. I need to know if the attachments and dimensions are similar to the US XT 225. If someone who has the SL Rack could post the dimensions, excellent!

http://flic.kr/p/fh8YcJ

I am also curious to know what are the similarities and differences between the Brazil X Japan bikes.

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Nice! The Brazilian model (especially the rear fender/taillight) is so much nicer looking than the US model. Nice score!
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:43 PM   #9162
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:10 PM   #9163
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Yes, the bike is all stock ...
Im tempted to ask how much money Id have to send you to get that fender & tail light setup but its probably more than I need to spend when I can just modify what I have. My 225 dont get out much since I have 5 other bikes. I never planned on putting much money into this low priced second hand little bike anyway. It didnt cost all that much & Im keeping it that way.

BTW, this guy in England has or had a Brazilian built XT225. Maybe he can tell you some of the differences.
A few items listed here.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=2790
Hmm.. his has steel rims, the ones in the US are aluminum. We do have a drum rear brake.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=3270
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... the japan built XT225 models come with a rubber cushdrive set up. The Brazilian built XT225's don't. All have the 6 speed box.
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:59 PM   #9164
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Any ideas Gents and Gals?

After a long ride last weekend on a hot day my bike started acting strange, I developed a a stumble and then a loss of speed right around 60 mph, bike is bone stock. If I pulled the clutch and revved the bejesus out of it, it seemed to clear up for a bit. One time around 60 mph I began to loose speed pulled over put the bike in neutral revved it real good cleared it up until I was almost home. While stopped at a traffic light the bike just shut off and would not restart for a few seconds. I thought maybe I just ran it out of gas so I switched it to reserve and rode home. While in the drive I switched it back to on started it and ran it for a few minutes with no issues. This problem is so intermittent I am having a hard time figuring out what it may be, pulled the plug and it was the correct tan color. Pulled the air filter and it was lightly oiled and relatively clean, pulled the fuel line and switched it to both reserve and on and had good flow, I am thinking I need to do the Carb but I want some others inputs before I really tear into it, I have never overheated before was thinking I may have done some damage.
I am at a loss any ideas?
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:12 PM   #9165
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>"After a long ride last weekend on a hot day my bike started acting strange, I developed a a stumble and then a loss of speed right around 60 mph"

Might try draining the carb...
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