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Old 11-04-2008, 08:18 AM   #1081
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I finally added a dual sport to the stable and in just the few days that I've had my XT, all I can say is I love it! I was surprised at how it held 75 - 80 mph on the interstate (had to flat track it home from buying). I had to run around town getting it inspected, registered, etc. and was really pleased with how much fun it was to ride around.

Now, it's time to dress up the bike for some off roading. My local riding group has recommended these items:

skid plate
hand guards
spare levers
spare shifter

Please add anything else to the list and please advise where to find these items at a bargain. I know to check the classifieds here but is there a certain vendor that has these XT parts for a good price? I don't mind used or not so pretty parts.

Thanks so much!!
There is nothing wrong with the skid plate on it.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:38 AM   #1082
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If you're gonna do any trails, you'll be standing up.....get yourself some bar risers and/or higher bars.
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:33 AM   #1083
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Originally Posted by navycoat
I finally added a dual sport to the stable and in just the few days that I've had my XT, all I can say is I love it! I was surprised at how it held 75 - 80 mph on the interstate (had to flat track it home from buying). I had to run around town getting it inspected, registered, etc. and was really pleased with how much fun it was to ride around.

Now, it's time to dress up the bike for some off roading. My local riding group has recommended these items:

skid plate
hand guards
spare levers
spare shifter

Please add anything else to the list and please advise where to find these items at a bargain. I know to check the classifieds here but is there a certain vendor that has these XT parts for a good price? I don't mind used or not so pretty parts.

Thanks so much!!
Turbo City makes a great rear rack and has a version that will work with soft luggage if so desired.
I would add quality tires to that list as well. A bar mounted windshield is very nice as well.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:04 PM   #1084
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What do you guys think of this?

I wonder what the going price is for a clean xt with less than 2000 original miles?



http://flagstaff.craigslist.org/mcy/921775126.html

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Old 11-04-2008, 04:49 PM   #1085
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Do XT250's count...here is my 2008.



Here it is in Ohio's Amish County...

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Old 11-05-2008, 05:56 PM   #1086
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Question Where is that XT?

So - where is that bike listed? My husband is looking for one, and I haven't been able to find it's location yet....

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I wonder what the going price is for a clean xt with less than 2000 original miles?

http://flagstaff.craigslist.org/mcy/905632185.html

Hey - and MEDIC - that's MY bike!! I just turned 900 miles on it :^)
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:01 PM   #1087
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There is nothing wrong with the skid plate on it.
I'll second that. The stock one does pretty good. I have not seen a better after market one.

You also do not need a spare shift lever. The stock one will bend and can be bent back to shape multiple tmes without breaking. I've tested that one myself.

Hand guards are good. I have moose but many others run acerbis. I got a spare set of levers on ebay. chapparl and dennis kirk also have them.

A free mod that helps on the trail is to flip the brake lever over so it sticks up similar to the way the ttr225 does.
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:11 AM   #1088
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Indicated or true speeed??

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I finally added a dual sport to the stable and in just the few days that I've had my XT, all I can say is I love it! I was surprised at how it held 75 - 80 mph on the interstate (had to flat track it home from buying). I had to run around town getting it inspected, registered, etc. and was really pleased with how much fun it was to ride around.

Now, it's time to dress up the bike for some off roading. My local riding group has recommended these items:

skid plate
hand guards
spare levers
spare shifter

Please add anything else to the list and please advise where to find these items at a bargain. I know to check the classifieds here but is there a certain vendor that has these XT parts for a good price? I don't mind used or not so pretty parts.

Thanks so much!!
Is that indicated or true ? How much do you wieght? I am thinking about one when my son steals my DR200 in the spring.
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:37 PM   #1089
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Anyone know if there is more than one option for footpegs for the XT?
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:22 PM   #1090
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Anyone know if there is more than one option for footpegs for the XT?
I just ordered the weld on footpeg extenders and like them a lot. Wouldnt cost you much to have them welded on. And cheaper than buying the other ones all together.
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:52 PM   #1091
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Where did you get them?
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:00 PM   #1092
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Where did you get them?
http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/xt225.htm


it says 1/2" but i welded them bout 1" out. I dont forsee them breaking... not with my weight or anything.

BUT DEFINATELY HELPS!
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:01 AM   #1093
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technical question i guess:

i have an 1987 ttr225 with a bad tranny (actually the output shaft at kick gear end is gone...)

can i put a xt250/xt225/xt350/tw200? of just about any vintage in it without major modification? will the motor fit is the basic question ( i realize electric start etc. would be an issue)

or is the xt250/xt225/xt350/tw200 all the same bottom end (aside from elec start stuff - i'm assuming xt350 would probably be a no go - i'd have to look at bore/stroke issues..) and i can use my ttr225 top end?
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:30 PM   #1094
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technical question i guess:

i have an 1987 ttr225 with a bad tranny (actually the output shaft at kick gear end is gone...)

can i put a xt250/xt225/xt350/tw200? of just about any vintage in it without major modification? will the motor fit is the basic question ( i realize electric start etc. would be an issue)

or is the xt250/xt225/xt350/tw200 all the same bottom end (aside from elec start stuff - i'm assuming xt350 would probably be a no go - i'd have to look at bore/stroke issues..) and i can use my ttr225 top end?
Some bottom end parts of those bikes are shared but not all. The best way to check would be to go to bikebandit or other site that has online microfiche and cross reference part numbers. Actually the XT225 and ttr225 may share all parts, not sure, but I do know that the TW shares some but not all.
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:19 AM   #1095
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basically i just wanted to know if the mounting points on the cases are the same...
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