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Old 08-26-2013, 05:14 PM   #9346
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I'm looking for suggestions for a rear rack for my XT. Any recommendations from those that have them?
Built my own out of 1/8 aluminum. Plenty strong, will hold anything you want to put on it.
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:14 PM   #9347
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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.
got a 16 on mine and love it. no more unexpected wheelies.

but now i've put bigger tires and springs on her so i'll go back to the 15tooth counter.
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:25 PM   #9348
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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, 06:35 PM   #9349
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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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I don't want to clog up the thread too much, so try that and report back, and I'll throw you some more troubleshooting steps if you need.
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:37 PM   #9350
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... no more unexpected wheelies.
Unexpected wheelies? I wish!
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:33 PM   #9351
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Built my own out of 1/8 aluminum. Plenty strong, will hold anything you want to put on it.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=9165
Thanks for the info but I'm not so good with metal work. Looking for a bolt on option.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:39 PM   #9352
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Thanks for the info but I'm not so good with metal work. Looking for a bolt on option.
I really like the Pro Moto Billet rack.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:00 PM   #9353
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Looking for a bolt on option.
https://www.google.com/search?num=10...fe=off&start=0

https://www.google.com/search?num=10...fe=off&start=0
The Brianswens racks were reasonably priced. $55-$75 or so. Dont know if they are still available. Check ebay.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:42 PM   #9354
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Thanks

Nuggets,

Thanks much for the info. will buy manual tomorrow and get to work.
Bought a Harley Dyna Superglide Custom today, 2010, 1470 miles.
Not sure why I went to the dark side!!

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Old 08-27-2013, 06:54 AM   #9355
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I'm looking for suggestions for a rear rack for my XT. Any recommendations from those that have them?
Check out TCI, I got there Borrego rack, well made products.
https://tciproductsusa.com/index.php...th=144_167_172
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:22 AM   #9356
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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??
Don't expect gearing to add top end speed. At least not stock. If you uncork it (all engine mods) you can push red line. What longer legs will do at highway speed is reduce engine RPM for more comfortable (less buzzy) cruising.

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Old 08-27-2013, 10:30 AM   #9357
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got a 16 on mine and love it. no more unexpected wheelies.

but now i've put bigger tires and springs on her so i'll go back to the 15tooth counter.
Me too. Sorta. I'm still bone stock engine and 15/45 geared but upsizing the rear wheel effectively increased Half Pint's stride. I've considered dropping the front a tooth but don't need more low end torque and I do like the smoother cruising on highways. I can always downshift on hills as needed. Still, when I wear out this 140 rear tire I plan to go back to 120 width. At 32k miles and counting I say Yamaha got it right.

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Old 08-27-2013, 11:54 AM   #9358
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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??
I agree with the others on not lowering the final drive ratio too much. The 44 rear won't make much difference by itself but the 16 will. I tried a 16 on mine but even with carb/exhaust mods I felt it just would'n pull the top end as well as the 15 (but it was great in the lower gears around town -- that 1st gear is a bit low for most street riding.)

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Old 08-27-2013, 03:53 PM   #9359
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^ Add me to the list of stock gear lovers. 16/45 had me shifting down to 5th or 4th to maintain 60 mph as soon as I even thought about a hill, thereby effectively raising rpm. Gearing matches this engine's meagre horsepower perfectly. Truly a WR if there ever was one!
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:35 PM   #9360
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6th gear feels like an over-drive to me. Top speed is the same in 5th gear as in 6th, just the rpms are lower. I can't imagine what a 16T sprocket would be good for.
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