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Old 09-09-2013, 05:33 AM   #9421
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First, welcome to the asylum, and congrats on your new bike!

Unless you're missing 6th gear, with stock sprockets you should be hitting 75-80 indicated on a flat run with no head wind. Even with only 5 gears you should be doing more than 45-50.

Check your sprockets again, even a one tooth difference can affect speeds.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:02 AM   #9422
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Curious about the seat cover: would it also fit if you slid it to the back end of the seat vs. the front? Really would like to do something about my torn up seat, but wonder if the config shown in your photo might interfere with my tank bag.

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Decided on the Immix rack, also the seat cover from Walmart. Got them installed this weekend.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:44 AM   #9423
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This is my first post here, I planned on making a new topic but that'd seem dumb to do since I found this one.

I just bought an 06 Xt225. This is my first bike ever and first motorcycle ive ever driven. In just 4 days, im already riding it with great confidence everywhere.
Welcome to motorcycling

Learn how to use your front brake aggressively, your safety depends on it. Use the front brake for every stop (gently). You're developing muscle memory, when something bad happens, you won't have time to think. We don't get in fender benders, we get in the ambulance.

Read this.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=563090
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:12 AM   #9424
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Thanks for the replies.
I'll check my sprockets again, double check them. And on streight aways ill kinda play with it a little and see If I can get used to the feeling. Ive had clutched atvs before, but it feels like this bike struggles a little. Ill double check everything.

And thanks for the advice ER70S. Im getting the hang of everything very well. Again my experience with sport atvs kinda has been helping. And plus, luckily my dad was an ex-motocross racer. Deffinately a big help. I dont think id be as confident in this short amount of time with out that.
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:05 PM   #9425
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Ooh, also does anyone have links to simple and cheap performance mods for the XT and their instructions? I keep hearing about this exhaust baffle one alot and I feel I might start there.
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:41 PM   #9426
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Ok, did the Z1 this weekend on my 2006 xt225, took less than 10 minutes to do. I like the power increase, and the ease of bumping the front wheel while in 1st gear.

Now its time to play with the carb. I have read every conceivable thread it seems. I am just outside of Boston, so 15 feet above sea level. I sometimes ride up in NH, so the highest elevation I'll be dealing with is around 4500'.

So I'm thinking of going from the stock 125 main, 40 pilot to 130 main, and leave the pilot stock at 40. Is that ok? Or should I go 42.5? I was thinking about doing this jets, riding for a couple weeks, and then messing around shimming the needle. I do notice how the bike hesitates from 1st gear at a stop. Maybe shim the needle while I'm already in the carb?

FYI, I already did the 3 turn out idle jet. Also, I have farted around with the snorkel. Right now it is in, I have had it out before I did the Z1. Thinking I will end up taking it out for that little bit extra "oomph". I mostly commute in the city on it, so I go from stop to WOT constantly... oh the joys of city living.

Thoughts? Recommendations? FYYFF?
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:19 PM   #9427
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>"130 main"

Same mods as your bike.

Well, I tried 130 main. IMHO: Too big.
Went back to 127.5 main.

Works right.
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:58 PM   #9428
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>"130 main"

Same mods as your bike.

Well, I tried 130 main. IMHO: Too big.
Went back to 127.5 main.

Works right.
im at 3400' and run the 40 pilot and 127.5 main, 3 turns out with an FMF powercore exhaust. Runs great.
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:59 PM   #9429
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"]http://www.dmospecialties.com/[/URL]
You didn't like my exact same link in the above post? [/QUOTE]

Nope, mines better. lol! Didnt catch it :P
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:32 PM   #9430
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Curious about the seat cover: would it also fit if you slid it to the back end of the seat vs. the front? Really would like to do something about my torn up seat, but wonder if the config shown in your photo might interfere with my tank bag.
Shouldn't be an issue to move it back to suit your needs.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:48 PM   #9431
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Thanks for the replies.
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And thanks for the advice ER70S. Im getting the hang of everything very well. Again my experience with sport atvs kinda has been helping. And plus, luckily my dad was an ex-motocross racer. Deffinately a big help. I dont think id be as confident in this short amount of time with out that.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:57 PM   #9432
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Exhaust

So everyone says to match the xt with the ttr but do they even make a ttr225 in 2007? Or do I have to match it with different years? I can't find 2007 TTR 225 parts anywhere..
Help..
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:22 PM   #9433
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Ooh, also does anyone have links to simple and cheap performance mods for the XT and their instructions? I keep hearing about this exhaust baffle one alot and I feel I might start there.
Don't know if you've already be pointed there, but XT225.com is the place to go for info.

Cheers,

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Old 09-10-2013, 06:56 PM   #9434
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Don't know if you've already be pointed there, but XT225.com is the place to go for info.

Cheers,

Dan K.
Thanks. Didnt notice that site.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:02 PM   #9435
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Figure Id post some pics of my newly accquired 06 225. Got only for 1800 bucks and has 9000 miles, BUT runs like a champ. Was very well taken care of ahead of me. Origionally from South Dakota.

Here it is in its new natural enviroment of the boarding stables!


And this of my first ride out in the country (further)....bad day to ride, but turned out AWSOME! I didnt get wet LMAO...Missed by miles, but beautiful scenery and fresh storm air...





I see why people Dual Sport. Riding on the dirt rodes and trails in the country, its just something else. You hear, see, and smell the outdoors, instead of the musty dirty tack in the cab of my truck...
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