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Could use a little advice from the Dual Sport crowd (XT225)

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by BuzzardsGottaEat, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. Apr 7, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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    i will also say that the milk crate is awesome. my GF and some co workers give me grief for it, but it carries all my stuff and was FREE! the rack it is bolted to, that was too expensive.

    good luck with the build, i cant wait to see what you make!
     
  2. Apr 7, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat [OP] "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    :thumbsup:

    I can't wait either, but I have to.
     
  3. Apr 7, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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  4. Apr 11, 2013 at 6:36 AM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat [OP] "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    This is me on it several years ago. I do wear a helmet when I ride and the bandana is to keep sweat out of my eyes, not to look like a punk teenie bopper. (Tons of those in redneck SD trying to look hard haha wannabes). I'm just clarifying because I found this and posted it on facebook and a bunch people got all butt-hurt that I'm not wearing a helmet . . . I hadn't even left the house yet! ha

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  5. Apr 11, 2013 at 7:45 AM
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    No shame in the moped department. A dual sport is a great commuter. Awesome mileage. light weight, rugged, and a friggin blast to ride. Keep it and enjoy. Stock is fine with those. I would play with some aftermarket handlebars to find what is best for your back.
     
  6. Apr 11, 2013 at 8:40 AM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat [OP] "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    Yup, I'll look into handlebars and seats or seat pads, but for now just want to get it running. It snowed a bunch again, but should be cleared up by the time I'm back in South Dakota, hopefully.
     
  7. Apr 11, 2013 at 9:07 AM
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    Somebody already said this but it's worth saying again, definitely plan on replacing your brake fluid.

    Also, make sure all the cables are lubed well, not sure if that has a hydraulic or cabled clutch but if it's a cable it sucks if it breaks and you can't shift.

    First tank of gas maybe add some seafoam or b12 fuel system cleaner to it, won't hurt anything
     
  8. Apr 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat [OP] "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    :thumbsup:

    Repetition is a useful learning too. I don't mind. Thanks!
     
  9. Apr 11, 2013 at 9:11 AM
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    Subd- I want to see where this goes.
     
  10. Apr 11, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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    If it sat long enough, it might be worth soaking your chain in oil also.
     
  11. Apr 11, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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  12. Apr 11, 2013 at 11:14 AM
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    Hi,
    Thanks for your service nd sacrifice, I hope things get better for you.

    Thumper Talk has a Yamaha dual sport section and I'm sure someone there can help with re-jetting the idle circuit on the carb to get rid of the poor cold running. If you clean the carb Yamaha makes a water based carb cleaner that works very good in a crock pot on low. Really cooks the crap out of the tiny orifices.
     
  13. Apr 11, 2013 at 11:41 AM
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    Idk man I've finished half of a 40 mile harescramble with a broken clutch cable, you can shift just fine, starting off is the fun part :laugh:

    No seriously he makes a good point, dirty dry cables make for a hard clutch pull and wears it out.
     
  14. Apr 11, 2013 at 12:13 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat [OP] "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    Thanks for the heads up. I've been all over thumpertalk, xt225.com and ADVrider. I can research all day but until I get my hands on it this is just no fun ha

    I hope you're hopes aren't up too high ha I'll be lucky if I get it done between mid-May and early June while I'm visiting the folks, so it'll probably not be finished until August after I head back. Time (and Money) shall tell.

    I'm pretty meticulous with anything I do. You should see me clean the house haha I don't know much about bikes as of now but I'll surely do my best not to overlook a single detail.

    Thanks for all the tips guys.
     
  15. Apr 11, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat [OP] "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    By the way, I'm thinking a 120 rear and 110 front would be better than what that other guy did. Any comments are welcome on TIRES. Size, brand and make for 100% to 80/20 street driving. What's worked for you. That's one thing I haven't had time to button down. Lots of options, not a lot of time. College is time consuming like that this time of year.
     
  16. May 6, 2013 at 4:25 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat [OP] "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    I'm home! and only have a month to make progress before I leave town for six weeks.
    Here's my canvass:
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  17. May 6, 2013 at 9:48 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat [OP] "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    Here's the plan to get my 2006 XT225 up and running again:

    Stage 1:
    New battery
    42.5 pilot jet
    130 main jet
    Idle jet screw 2.5 turns out
    Shim jet needle with 1mm washer
    Adjust air screw
    UNI air filter
    Flush fluids
    Clean carb
    Grease chain

    Stage2:
    Front sprocket 16t
    Wider foot pegs
    Hand guards
    Rear rack
    Trim front fender 4”
    Handlebars or spacer

    Stage 3: (Not definite, still need to choose tires)
    Rear 18x2.15” wheel laced to front hub
    130/80x18 rear (26.19”x5.12”)
    110/90x18 front (25.80”x4.33”)



    Any suggestions are welcome and appreciated!
     
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  18. May 6, 2013 at 11:10 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat [OP] "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    By the end of all this I'll have an underpowered go-kart and underpowered moped haha WOO!
     
  19. May 7, 2013 at 12:16 AM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat [OP] "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    I'm looking into Bridgestone Battlax BT45 tires for their prevalent size options and rating. Lead me elsewhere if you know of something better, please and thank you.
     
  20. May 7, 2013 at 2:21 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat [OP] "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    Topper is off for the first time since I've owned the Pickup:

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    Bike is loaded up:

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    Took it to the shop for more room to work:

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    Man, Truck, Bike:

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    Cleaned off my dusty gear:

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    Finally broke 88,000 :cool:

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    And one for the road:

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