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Old 08-06-2008, 02:23 PM   #946
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an index thread?

So I'm on page 28 of 67, and though some of the posts are fluff, there's a lot of good meat in this thread. Has anyone considered an index thread to keep track of FAQ, common mods, crazy projects, biggest mistakes, or anything else? Or do people just jump over to xt225.com for that? I mean, both have their advantages....
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:34 PM   #947
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So I'm on page 28 of 67, and though some of the posts are fluff, there's a lot of good meat in this thread. Has anyone considered an index thread to keep track of FAQ, common mods, crazy projects, biggest mistakes, or anything else? Or do people just jump over to xt225.com for that? I mean, both have their advantages....
Yeah I was wondering the same thing.... but there's somethings I dont know to search for.... Someone on XT225.com should post it up and make it a sticky.... or put it on the first page of this, lol
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:11 PM   #948
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Anyone have a lot of spare time? I nominate Trust, since it was his idea.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:49 PM   #949
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Engine guard good from them? And the skid plate, worth it to upgrade from stock? (I definitely think the engine guards would be good.... tell me why not...)
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I can't comment about the engine guard from Turbo City but I have one of their racks and it is first class. There was some discussion about the guard over on XT225.com from some that have it.
I made some brackets and adapted the engine guard/highway pegs from Whitehorse Press that is for the KLR650.
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:39 AM   #950
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Anyone have a lot of spare time? I nominate Trust, since it was his idea.
errmmmmm... Thanks?
except for the spare time part, that could work. My only uncertainty is the longevity factor - I'm not one to commit long-term very well


However, I went out last night, on the XT.... oh.man. Three trails and one railroad track later, I'm in love.

Thanks Barnone; I'll search around over there and see what I find.
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:41 AM   #951
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Hey LAoutback aka scott,

I see you got her the XT! Awesome! We should plan a couples ride... I'm looking for a rear rack system for nicky's bike too... let me know what you find....
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:46 AM   #952
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gearing

oh, and scott, I guess you know that the PO changed the front sprocket on your wife's bike... Did you go back to stock? Your wife is small and doesn't need to gear it down. Nicky can cruise at 65-70 mph easily with stock gearing... She can peg out the speedo if she goes wfo on the hwy.
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:50 AM   #953
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oh, and scott, I guess you know that the PO changed the front sprocket on your wife's bike... Did you go back to stock? Your wife is small and doesn't need to gear it down. Nicky can cruise at 65-70 mph easily with stock gearing... She can peg out the speedo if she goes wfo on the hwy.
Yeah, I know he changed the gearing... and you just reminded me to call and ask them to mail the sprocket to me. I guess we were to excited about getting the bike that i forgot to get the other sprocket.

I will be getting the plates and everything on Monday if you want to plan a ride next weekend (If I dont go work in Kentucky next week).

I'm planning to do a easy, scenic pavement route that can easily be done in the afternoon one day next week if you guys are interested.


Did you ever get Bare-foot Nicky some decent boots? And you yourself? I'm still collecting Kacy's kit. We just got her a dirt helmet yesterday.
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Old 08-08-2008, 03:31 PM   #954
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I talked to the folks at Dirt Bagz yesterday and was told the XT 225 is on the do do list, maybe by fall.

Mrs Kanur has a new to her XT 225 that she loves. If she can't wait I think I can make the mounts using my KTM ones as a pattern. The Scout bags that I have look like they will work real nice.
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Old 08-08-2008, 06:21 PM   #955
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We just got the XT225 for my wife. I am trying to decide which luggage rack option to go with. I want a tail and side racks.

I like Dirt-Bagz, but they dont make the kit for the XT. Brackets wouldnt be that hard to make for the XT... Why doesnt Dirt-bagz make them?

I have the means of making a bracket to keep bags off the exhaust and chain side... but then i'm not sure which bags to get. My wife would be carrying the lighter stuff, clothes, sleeping bags, tent, etc.

Anyone know where lists of XT225 accessories are?

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I put the Dirt Bagzs on Cathy's XT. I had the smaller set for my XRL and wanted the larger bags. I took the XRL rack and installed it on the XT. I actually driller a hole in the frame in front of the turn signal and just bolted it on. The lower part of the bracket bolted on to the passenger peg bolt as designed.




They have worked out fine so far.

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Old 08-08-2008, 08:19 PM   #956
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Hey guys, im reading the thread now. My Dad has a (97)XT225 that were bringing back from the dead,it was a leftover. It doesn't have alot of miles on it, but needs some work. We mostly want to do things to get some more power out of it. He weighs about 165pd and is 5'9, so the bike fit him great. What are some things we could do to get some substantail power out of it? Ive heard about an exhaust mod? And maybe a uni airfilter. Also, is there any way to raise the bike an inch or so?
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Old 08-08-2008, 08:29 PM   #957
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Hey guys, im reading the thread now. My Dad has a (97)XT225 that were bringing back from the dead,it was a leftover. It doesn't have alot of miles on it, but needs some work. We mostly want to do things to get some more power out of it. He weighs about 165pd and is 5'9, so the bike fit him great. What are some things we could do to get some substantail power out of it? Ive heard about an exhaust mod? And maybe a uni airfilter. Also, is there any way to raise the bike an inch or so?

Lets see,
I have raised my bike several inches and I am only 5-8, I took the spring off the rear shock and added a 1 inch spacer the put it back together. I added a 1 inch spacer to each fork leg and lowered the forks in the clamps about a half inch. I also added about 2 inches to my seat removing the dip and making the whole seat flat with the top part that is against the tank. I have added 7/8 ths bars and added about 2 inches of spacers under them with Acerbis hand guards.

I did the Z1 exhaust mod, go to xt225.com and look that up, it is easy. I re jetted the carb, going to a 122.5 main with a small washer under the needle and upped the pilot 1 size, i am running a uni filter and have remove the snorkel from the airbox.

Bike fits me well now, I can last more than an hour on the seat and if I want I can easily go down the road not pushing the bike at 70 on the GPS. I have completely buried the speedometer as well but try not to do that very often

I really don't think I will ever sell this bike
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Old 08-08-2008, 08:54 PM   #958
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Thanks for the help. I will look into the mods. Did you see a nice jump when doing the Exhaust mod,jet, and air box together?


Also, do you need to be a member to see the exhaust mod on xt225.com? Is it posted somewhere else?
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Old 08-09-2008, 12:32 PM   #959
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I put the Dirt Bagzs on Cathy's XT. I had the smaller set for my XRL and wanted the larger bags. I took the XRL rack and installed it on the XT. I actually driller a hole in the frame in front of the turn signal and just bolted it on. The lower part of the bracket bolted on to the passenger peg bolt as designed.




They have worked out fine so far.

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Cool thanks for the info!
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Old 08-10-2008, 06:41 AM   #960
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Thanks for the help. I will look into the mods. Did you see a nice jump when doing the Exhaust mod,jet, and air box together?


Also, do you need to be a member to see the exhaust mod on xt225.com? Is it posted somewhere else?

Don't think you need to be a member, but why not join, it is free and takes a minute or 2?

There is definitely a power increase letting it actually breathe.
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