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#21689 - 05/28/07 04:13 AM Re: DIY XT-225 valve adjust ***** [Re: RideOrDie]
Mikuni Offline
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Registered: 01/22/07
Posts: 146
Loc: Seattle, and Walla Walla, Wa.
Geez, I'm impressed. Thanks for the trouble you went to. I will definitely look through this several times.
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#21697 - 05/28/07 06:24 AM Re: DIY XT-225 valve adjust [Re: Mikuni]
Toad225 Offline
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Registered: 05/19/07
Posts: 54
Loc: High Desert, NM USA
Thanks KLM!!! Wow!! Great! I can do it! Thank you so much!! Just got my used 2004 XT225 with 2700 miles on it. Don't think it's ever had a valve adjustment. In the week that I've had it, I have done the Z1 exhaust mod, turned pilot screw 3 turns out, and needed to replace seals in the fuel petcock. BTW KLM, I am in need of tires, what kind of tires are you using? They look mostly street/pavement which is more of what I need. Also, what luggage rack/side bags do you have? Thanks again!!
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'04 xt225, WS's footpegs, Z1 mod

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#21707 - 05/28/07 04:30 PM Re: DIY XT-225 valve adjust [Re: danno]
Toad225 Offline
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Registered: 05/19/07
Posts: 54
Loc: High Desert, NM USA
Hey KLM, got another question. When you torque the valve lock bolts, aren't you concerned that the valve adjust bolt will turn just a hair? I am thinking that the valve tool will not fit when you torque the lock bolts, right? Thanks!
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'04 xt225, WS's footpegs, Z1 mod

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#21761 - 05/29/07 08:01 PM Re: DIY XT-225 valve adjust [Re: klm4755]
meatball476 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/06
Posts: 8
Loc: Brooklyn,NY
It appears you did not need to remove spark plug?(the manual suggests to make turning ratchet easier)

Off subject-I purchased a large bottle of slime, but the instructions say for all tubless tires. The XT is tubed?

If you put the bike on a stand should you remove the skid plate?
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05 XT225
Z1 Exhaust Mod.
Dirtly Bar Risers
Happy Trails Rack
UNI Filter
Wider Footpegs
Pass. pegs removed
Moose sealed bearings

"if u run you only die tired"

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#23336 - 07/10/07 05:20 AM Re: DIY XT-225 valve adjust [Re: klm4755]
RickMJr Offline
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Registered: 05/17/07
Posts: 14
Loc: Arvada, CO USA
Wow, great thread! I adjusted my valves and it was easy. I hope you don't mind but I modified your instructions just a little (even added a couple of pictures) and created a PDF document. Can I upload this for everyone?
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I'm so new...I don't know where to begin?
05 XT 225, devilman footpegs, magnetic drain plug, valves adjusted, pilot screw turned out 2 1/2 times.

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#23339 - 07/10/07 07:21 AM Re: DIY XT-225 valve adjust [Re: RickMJr]
joelberg Offline
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Registered: 03/20/07
Posts: 346
Loc: Newhall, CA
Sounds like it would be helpful to me!
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1992 Serow XT225, Z1'd my muffler @ 1", chopped the exhaust tip, 2007 blue plastic, UNI Air filter, removed snorkle.

1989 TW200
***Wish List
-New Rack(s)
-Tire Chains

1995 Kawasaki Concours ZG1000, oversized 320mm dual front rotors

Dreambike: Plated KTM 530 EXC

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#23389 - 07/13/07 02:15 AM Re: DIY XT-225 valve adjust [Re: klm4755]
RickMJr Offline
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Registered: 05/17/07
Posts: 14
Loc: Arvada, CO USA
OK, here's the PDF DIY valve adjustment instructions:
DIY XT 225 Valve Adjustment.pdf
Enjoy!
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I'm so new...I don't know where to begin?
05 XT 225, devilman footpegs, magnetic drain plug, valves adjusted, pilot screw turned out 2 1/2 times.

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#26513 - 10/13/07 03:14 AM Re: DIY XT-225 valve adjust [Re: RickMJr]
2007_XT225 Offline
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Registered: 09/15/07
Posts: 73
Loc: OK, USA
Did my first valve adj. today. Went well thanks to your tutorial.

At 360 miles the intake was fine and the exaust was little over one thousandths off.

I screws up only once during the whole process...I got that vacuum hose on the wrong side of the petcock, when putting the gas tank back on. Easy fix...just had to disconnect the fuel line and lift the tank up a bit and push the hose in its proper route.

Oh, I used a large coin (quarter) for the 2 round plastic plugs instead of a large flat blade screwdriver.

thanks keith.
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- Steven

2007 Yamaha XT225
- Condotta's Cargo Rack
- AFAM 16T CS Sprocket


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#26667 - 10/20/07 01:52 PM Re: DIY XT-225 valve adjust [Re: 2007_XT225]
Sonja & Gael Offline
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Registered: 06/26/07
Posts: 23
Loc: NC, USA
Thanks KLM, that made it a breeze. Only took 30 minutes for the whole job.

At 1800 miles both valves were within the range.

Gael
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2007 & 2003 XT225
- Z1 Stock Exhaust Mod
- 3 turn pilot screw
- Borrega Rear Rack
- Cycle Rack Front Rack
- Oversize Foot Pegs
- 16T Afam Front Sprocket

Currently traveling through Africa on 2 XTs, check out the site at http://www.gaelandsonja.com

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#26674 - 10/21/07 02:13 AM Re: DIY XT-225 valve adjust [Re: Sonja & Gael]
klm4755 Offline
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Loc: Auburn, Wa. few miles south of...
 Originally Posted By: Sonja & Gael
Thanks KLM, that made it a breeze. Only took 30 minutes for the whole job.

At 1800 miles both valves were within the range.

Gael

No problem, Glad I could help.
Keithm
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