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Old 08-25-2013, 06:17 PM   #9331
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Damn, that's a pritty lil thang.

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Old 08-25-2013, 06:53 PM   #9332
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Anyone know what the steering stem length is for the XT?

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Old 08-25-2013, 07:04 PM   #9333
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Damn, that's a pritty lil thang.

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Old 08-25-2013, 07:11 PM   #9334
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Too far away dammit, mileage?
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:14 PM   #9335
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Too far away dammit, mileage?
19,243.

20 more tomorrow.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:52 PM   #9336
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Hello,

Began starting hard when hot, then worse, then NADA. Like many folks.
Pulser coil good.
When testing stator out of bike in my hand is says yellow and ground
20-30 ohms. Do I use the stator itself as ground and touch yellow. I did and got millions of ohms? All other wires tested GOOD!
Any help will be greatly appreciated. Posted in xt225 forum also.

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Where are all the electrical gurus when you need them?

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Old 08-25-2013, 10:11 PM   #9337
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19,243.

20 more tomorrow.
that year has nicasil cyl coating, very durable,50K+ miles engine, and this guy takes great care of his machines judging by his ability here http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=842281

and he's a great and honest guy from what i read. I would buy a bike from him in a minute if he were in my neighborhood.

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Old 08-26-2013, 08:07 AM   #9338
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Well,....1st thing I'd do is go buy a 12 pack.


Let us know how you finally get that chain unstuck. It "could" be simple, but chances are it will take more than 1 beer & probably a bit of cussin'. I bet you cussed a bit after pulling the cover off.

We've all been there.

Good luck,

Well I was initially worried about just yanking on the chain due to fear of breaking the chain, or gears, or something. But after a couple beers last night I said 'screw it' and started yanking on the thing with a 3' breaker bar. It still would'nt budge, so I soaked the stuck part of the chain in chain grease and let it sit over night. Used the breaker bar this morning and managed to pop it free.

It shifted through the gears just fine on the way to work so I guess its all good . Although I may have taken some life off the chain. Oh well, I'm due for new sprockets soon anyways.

Thanks for all the advice ! I can always count on getting good help here.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:14 AM   #9339
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Well I was initially worried about just yanking on the chain due to fear of breaking the chain, or gears, or something. But after a couple beers last night I said 'screw it' and started yanking on the thing with a 3' breaker bar. It still would'nt budge, so I soaked the stuck part of the chain in chain grease and let it sit over night. Used the breaker bar this morning and managed to pop it free.

It shifted through the gears just fine on the way to work so I guess its all good . Although I may have taken some life off the chain. Oh well, I'm due for new sprockets soon anyways.

Thanks for all the advice ! I can always count on getting good help here.


That's great to hear. It sure looked like it could be a Big PITA. Either way, it's always good to have plenty of beers on hand, for the mental lubrication, the victory celebration, or washing away the tears if things happen to go south.

You should make a big print of that photo to hang in your shop, for inspiration the next time the situation looks tough,
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:54 AM   #9340
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I am sure it has been asked before ... My wife and I own a 04 XT225 and a 09 XT250... Following a nasty injury on my right arm my dirt days are over and my wife just told me that she was doing dirt just to please, always afraid etc. We found a great use for her 225: it is the only bike she is not bored on when she follows me on my Ural with some others sidecar guys! On the, rare, freeway use the 225 is a little at pain following us: I just ordered a 16/44 combination sprockets... Will it be enough to sustain 65mph without killing the 225??
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:04 AM   #9341
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Anybody changed to one of these? Be nice to get rid of the factory TS, sticking out like they do. Think it would be a clean look too. Saw some on E-bay but they looked kinda cheap. Is it a invatation for the man to pull you over as no TS are showing?
Something like this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-L...#ht_2496wt_885
So nobody has tried something along these lines?
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:25 PM   #9342
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So nobody has tried something along these lines?
Never tried them as I like my signals to better show which way I am turning. Take a look at the regulations for Ca. These are legal in BC, if it means anything. As long as they are DOT approved.
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:38 PM   #9343
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Just joined the XT 225 crowd myself. 2007 with 5895 miles. Barkbuster hand guards, Pelican top case (small), Scott Stabilizer mount, and rear disc brake conversion. $2500. Bought it for the youngest son and hopefully get the wife to ride it from time to time.
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:35 PM   #9344
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I'm looking for suggestions for a rear rack for my XT. Any recommendations from those that have them?
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:55 PM   #9345
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... when she follows me on my Ural with some others sidecar guys! On the, rare, freeway use the 225 is a little at pain following us: I just ordered a 16/44 combination sprockets... Will it be enough to sustain 65mph without killing the 225??
From what Ive read about Urals I dont think my XT225 would have a problem keeping up with one. Hell, probably no problem passing them either!
I can cruise 65 with no problem & top out at close to 80. Those are GPS speeds, not the optimistic XT speedo's.
You had best just try the 16 first, some people say even just that is too much.
If I ever find the 16 I bought Im gonna try it.
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