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Old 03-11-2009, 08:04 PM   #1351
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Trust me I am waiting on CigarMike's center stands to be ready. Until then ... I'm also thinking more and more about the Slime. Yeah I know I COULD change a tire ( I also carry two spare tubes with me) but I really wouldnt WANT to.

So on that note, how much do you put in each tire? Do you use the full 8 oz? How much air pressure you running and do you fill it before or after the air?
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:53 PM   #1352
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Slime...

Put the whole 8 oz in each tube. First get the weight off of the tire, have the valve stem at the bottom, remove the valve core and start squirting. When finished, blow air into the tire to clean out the valve stem, put the core back in, and fill it up to your favorite pressure.

Remember later on when checking tire pressure to have the valve stem at the bottom of the wheel. Let it set that way for a few minutes or just put a short blast of air through it to clear it out before using your tire pressure gauge. If you don't, a little goo comes out. No big deal, just something you have to wipe up. It won't hurt your valve core or pressure gauge.

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Old 03-11-2009, 09:55 PM   #1353
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Thank you! I wasn't sure, I have a friend looking into a 96 w/3K miles on it for his gf and wasn't sure if the tranny was 5 or 6 speed.
96 is a 6 speed. I have one.
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:30 AM   #1354
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tricks for pulling/installing carb

The manual is no help. I've searched this thread but didn't find anything....

When removing and installing the carb on my wife's new (to her) '06 xt225 a corner of the coasting enricher plate broke off. After I repair it I'll have to reinstall the carb. It is a tight fit. Anybody have a tips/tricks for getting the carb in/out easily. I know it doesn't have to be as hard as I'm making it seem by following the manual's directions. What is the trick?

Also, anybody have a source in the US for a new or used coasting enricher plate?

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Old 03-12-2009, 09:07 AM   #1355
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The manual is no help. I've searched this thread but didn't find anything....

When removing and installing the carb on my wife's new (to her) '06 xt225 a corner of the coasting enricher plate broke off. After I repair it I'll have to reinstall the carb. It is a tight fit. Anybody have a tips/tricks for getting the carb in/out easily. I know it doesn't have to be as hard as I'm making it seem by following the manual's directions. What is the trick?

Also, anybody have a source in the US for a new or used coasting enricher plate?

Thanks,
Erik
Sorry to hear that .I thought about pulling the carb and cleaning it to see if that helped the starting problem I am having. If you get some tips on pulling the carb. Be sure to post it.
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:37 PM   #1356
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Trust me I am waiting on CigarMike's center stands to be ready. Until then ...
Check your PM's

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Old 03-12-2009, 06:18 PM   #1357
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And thanks to everyone for the help.

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Old 03-12-2009, 09:51 PM   #1358
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Have you tried....

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The manual is no help. I've searched this thread but didn't find anything....

When removing and installing the carb on my wife's new (to her) '06 xt225 a corner of the coasting enricher plate broke off. After I repair it I'll have to reinstall the carb. It is a tight fit. Anybody have a tips/tricks for getting the carb in/out easily. I know it doesn't have to be as hard as I'm making it seem by following the manual's directions. What is the trick?

Also, anybody have a source in the US for a new or used coasting enricher plate?

Thanks,
Erik
If you still need info, try the XTE225-250 Riders forum website. There are a lot of very knowledgable mechanics there - just like in here!!
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:38 AM   #1359
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I am planning on turning it into a supermoto, what are some recommended 18" street tires for the XT225?
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:35 PM   #1360
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The manual is no help. I've searched this thread but didn't find anything....

When removing and installing the carb on my wife's new (to her) '06 xt225 a corner of the coasting enricher plate broke off. After I repair it I'll have to reinstall the carb. It is a tight fit. Anybody have a tips/tricks for getting the carb in/out easily. I know it doesn't have to be as hard as I'm making it seem by following the manual's directions. What is the trick?

Also, anybody have a source in the US for a new or used coasting enricher plate?

Thanks,
Erik
Erik,
Good documemted procedure on carb removal/rejecting at
http://www.xt225.com/forums/ubbthrea...3365#Post33365
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Old 03-13-2009, 04:12 PM   #1361
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I am planning on turning it into a supermoto, what are some recommended 18" street tires for the XT225?
A proper supermoto will have 17" tires.
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:07 PM   #1362
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A proper supermoto will have 17" tires.
Why do you say that? It seems there's more rubber available for 17's but the 18's handle better
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:21 PM   #1363
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Here she is, finally brought her home. Squeaky clean 1999 XT225 with 850 miles on it and bone stock. Seller was the original owner!!


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Old 03-13-2009, 06:45 PM   #1364
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Hello folks,

I have a question for you. I have found a wrecked XT225 locally and wanted to know what you think I should offer the owner for it.
2006 XT225
957 miles
hit in front, forks, wheel, handle bars and levers toast
minor scratches elsewhere.
Runs well and starts right up.
Salvage title but can be registered when repairs completed.



What do you think I should offer for it. NADA shows one in fair condition at $1,800. What do you think?

Thanks in advance for your input.

Ray
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:57 PM   #1365
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Center Stands for XT225

Just a note about the Center Stands.

I am currently making Center Stands for the XT225. They are home made and I have sold a small number. I am going on vacation in a couple of weeks and won't be back until the middle of April. I will post in Vendors when I get back. I will have a couple available before the end on April if someone would like to really have one soon. Send me a PM if interested now. Or send an Email to mike@cigarmikes.com . First come first serve.

There are two types available a shop model and an attached model in two different heights.

Shop Stand, which connects to the main cross member. It provides a stable platform that makes it difficult to slide off of the stand. It is very stable.


Attached Model Tall, About 3-3 1/2" clearance at rear tire. The taller model is recommended or off road use because it still provides ground clearance on most surfaces. The shorter stand is recommended for more street and harder surfaces. Both models require a little over 25 lbs to rock bike on rear wheel so that the front wheel can be worked on.


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