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Old 05-15-2008, 06:39 PM   #31
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I'm up for a ride whenever. Been commuting to work on the XT225 this week, very fun!

I rode by LakeShore Bike on the way home tonight. Check it out, it's Bike to Work week!

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Old 05-15-2008, 07:43 PM   #32
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Thumb Ex Yooper Here

I was born and raised on Mackinac Island ( parents still live there)... yes for real... Now I live in Colorado. Last week I bought 2 TTR 250's at auction for the dealer I work for. Dual Sports are the big rage since gas went up.

I use to snowmobile to Paradise, the SOO, Grand Marais, and all over the U.P., now I enjoy the steep and deep of the Mountains here in CO. The off roading isn't all to shabby either.
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:49 PM   #33
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I think YAMAHA is putting out some very fine products across the board. I got a 07 XT225 last May for my wife and did higher bars, pumper carb, bigger footpegs, and Turbo City rack and a spitfire windshield along with MT21 tires. The bike is awesome. I would literally take it anywhere and be completely happy and confident with it in anything except for hurricane force winds. The bang for the buck is definitely strong for the 250 or 225.
You can buy this thing, leave it like a pussycat, stock, and never do 1 modification or improve it and have a fine trail/adventure tool. Wow.
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Old 05-16-2008, 01:32 PM   #34
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I was born and raised on Mackinac Island ( parents still live there)... yes for real... Now I live in Colorado. Last week I bought 2 TTR 250's at auction for the dealer I work for. Dual Sports are the big rage since gas went up.

I use to snowmobile to Paradise, the SOO, Grand Marais, and all over the U.P., now I enjoy the steep and deep of the Mountains here in CO. The off roading isn't all to shabby either.
Been to the island many times. Born and raised in Brimley. Moved to Jackson for a few years, then came back 2 years ago.

Your hunting is pretty good in CO, too, if you are a hunter. I'd love to chase elk there!

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Old 05-16-2008, 01:58 PM   #35
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So how many new xt250s have you guys seen around marquette? I have a really old Xt250 i take out to forestville a weekend or two a month, don't trust it enough to make it street legal (again) and get a title. My friend has a 96 xt225 he uses as his primary vehicle.
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:43 PM   #36
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Anyone know where I can get ahold of a mapsource of alot (or all ) of the trails in Marquette/U.P. I just got a 76CS
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:07 PM   #37
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Hey guys thought I'd spread the word over here too, I just started up XT250report.com as a dedicated XT250 forum.
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:37 PM   #38
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The XT250, TW200 and DR200 seem to be the bikes of choice for commuting college students around here who can't afford the gas money of a car just to get to class. It makes sense.
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Old 08-23-2008, 09:19 PM   #39
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Hey guys thought I'd spread the word over here too, I just started up XT250report.com as a dedicated XT250 forum.
Amigo thanks, it will be cool to have a site for that bike

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Old 12-28-2012, 05:24 PM   #40
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Laugh xt250

My wife has not long had her second hand xt250 after selling her new F800R which was just a little bit to heavy for her and is only 5'5".
She loves the xt250 and so do I. I have just sold my CB1000R and now have a WR450F but enjoy riding the xt250 every time. I keep spending money on her bike I got a FMF slip on pipe off eBay for $300 and was the best upgrade it makes it so much smoother and extra torque is gr8. The pipe makes warm up 2 seconds now. Also got the usual bash plate, hand guards new tires, stock are useless for off road exploring. After owning bigger more powerful bikes I think smaller is way better I wish I had the WR250R instead of the 450 when u r off road the smaller is better every time and more useful around town.
My wife wishes she had the xt250 from the get go so easy to ride forget the marcho just enjoy riding and having fun.
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:38 AM   #41
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Sorry to resurrect this old thread, but does anybody know what the reliability of the xt225 is like compared to the xt250?


I have heard many reports of the xt250 lasting past the 50K mile mark, however I haven't heard many higher mileage reports in regards to the xt225.

Thanks

P.S. How much could I expect to sell a 50k mile xt225 that requires an engine rebuild?
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:20 AM   #42
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An English gent by the name of Reggie first had an XT225. Hr had very high mileage on the bike, something like 80,000. Then he got an XT250, and put a large amount on that one. I think he takes part in the XT250 thread here. He is alon on the XT225 forum. I rode an XR225 for a while, but didn't put a lot of miles on mine, as I had two atreet bikes at the time. I am a big fan of the XT225, and wish I had my '07 back.
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:01 AM   #43
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An English gent by the name of Reggie first had an XT225. Hr had very high mileage on the bike, something like 80,000. Then he got an XT250, and put a large amount on that one. I think he takes part in the XT250 thread here. He is alon on the XT225 forum. I rode an XR225 for a while, but didn't put a lot of miles on mine, as I had two atreet bikes at the time. I am a big fan of the XT225, and wish I had my '07 back.
Thanks birdmove. I know of reggie and have seen the exact post your speaking of! He had about 75k miles on a 250 and 58k miles on a 225. His xt250 died at 75k miles do to an accident, not a mechanical failure!

Unfortunately this was the only high mileage 225 post I've seen though, so I was unsure if it was just an anomaly or not.

Maybe you should look into buying a 225 again. Especially given your location!
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Old 04-19-2014, 04:00 PM   #44
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You should ask here.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=178968
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:32 PM   #45
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FWIW I have a like new 2007 XT225 that I am on the verge of selling. It's a 2007 has less than 800 miles on it and some upgrades. I put on a Clark 4 gallon tank, wider footpegs, modified WR450 rear fender with tail light and license plate bracket, New Kenda 761's (literally put them on yesterday), and EMGO hand gaurds. I don't really need a third bike but it just kind of fell into my lap to fix up and do what I wanted with it. It runs well, I just did things to it that were either appearance related, or extended the range in case I decided to keep it (for camping trips and goofing around on).

I know pictures speak volumes so you can check my picasa link here to inspect it closer. Some of the pictures are in progress of the upgrades, with a few when I finished it yesterday.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1002308...haXT225Serow02

It does have some scratches on it where the PO dropped it (learning to ride it from best I can tell)

I'm looking to get around $2750 for it.

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