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INTRODUCTION:

Thanks for visiting the XT225.com LEARNING CENTER. Here you will find PDF white papers presenting a variety of material from reference to dealing with technical riding situations. Links and "how to" videos in HD are also included to help riders deal with maintenance, bike improvements, physical training, riding skills and much more. The LEARNING CENTER is work in progress and material is being added as it becomes available. All the material presented herein is aimed at recreational adventure riders with an emphasis on Yamaha's XT225 and XT250 dual purpose motorcycles. Riders of other dual purpose motorcycles and dirt bike conversions of 400cc or less may also find what's presented here useful. If, when and where informational conflicts exist use the manufacture's documentation. In the spirit of promoting safety, always wear a helmet when riding and always practice safe work habits. All material presented here is in English.

PDFs:

PDF stands for Portable Document Format and has become the defacto standard for publishing white papers on the internet. You must have Adobe's Acrobat Reader to view PDF documents. The reader is free and you can download it via the Acrobat icon at left. Please respect the author by observing all copyrights. In most cases documents here are free to download and share will friends. They are not intended for commercial usage of any sort or any kind.

HD Video:

All videos presented here have been recorded in HD video format with a high fidelity sound track. As such file sizes may be upwards of 600Mb depending on the length of the video. You will need Adobe Flash player V9 or higher to view them. Most current internet browsers already include the player as a plugin. Users of legacy browsers and/or out of date software/hardware will need to upgrade their PCs. If your connection isn't fast enough to handle streaming HD video you will notice stuttering and periodic stopped motion. To view videos on slower connections, start the video then click the pause button and let the complete video stream into the player's buffer When the download is completed you will be able to enjoy the video without interruptions. Download times may be excessive if your connection is very slow. Floating controls will appear at the bottom of the video window for tuning presentation. Leaving the cursor motionless over the window will remove the controls. Move the cursor to make them reappear. When viewing videos feel free to hit pause if you need time to study certain pieces of information more closely. Full screen viewing is also available by clicking on its icon. All videos belong to Muniac, LLC so please observe all copyrights when present. Videos are not intended to be used for commercial purposes of any kind.

Learning Center Welcome

Learning Center Welcome and Introduction

Time - 1:30
Size - 70Mb
Parts - I
Difficulty - N/A
Tools - No Special
Reference - None
Supplies - N/A
Special Instructions - None
Complete In - 1:30

Why I Like the XT225 & Suggestions for Good Maintenance

Why I Like the XT225 & Maintenance Suggestions

Time - 3:02
Size - 170Mb
Parts - I
Difficulty - N/A
Tools - No Special
Reference - None
Supplies - N/A
Special Instructions - None
Complete In - 3:02

Changing Oil & Grease on the 2003 XT225 Part I

Changing Oil & Grease on the 2003 XT225 Part I

Time - 7:40
Size - 442Mb
Parts - III
Difficulty - Easy
Tools - No Special
Reference - None
Supplies - N/A
Special Instructions - None
PDF - B040
Complete In - 15:00 (About)

Changing Oil & Grease on the 2003 XT225 Part II

Changing Oil & Grease on the 2003 XT225 Part II

Time - 6:04
Size - 347Mb
Parts - III
Difficulty - Easy
Tools - No Special
Reference - None
Supplies - N/A
Special Instructions - None
PDF - B040
Complete In - 30:00 (About)

Changing Oil & Grease on the 2003 XT225 Part III

Changing Oil & Grease on the 2003 XT225 Part III

Time - 4:04
Size - 231Mb
Parts - III
Difficulty - Easy
Tools - No Special
Reference - None
Supplies - N/A
Special Instructions - None
PDF - N/A
Complete In - 15:00 (About)


LINKS TO HELPFUL BLOG CONTENT
Member klm4755 goes through the process on his 2005 XT225
Member Slojoe goes through his fork adventure on the 2007 XT225
   

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES:

The information presented here is for general educational purposes only and may not be appropriate for a specific individualized bike and rider combination. Using the information here as a substitute for specific individualized professional advice is done so at your own risk. Where specific advice is necessary or appropriate, XT225.com recommends following the advise of your motorcycle dealer, manufacture, professional mechanic or service manual. Readers using information presented here assume full responsibility for any damages or injuries that may result from following the recommendations offered in any of the video media, white paper material or links.