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#133904 - 08/27/16 04:46 AM Re: XT225 Tire Fitment, Usage and Review Guide ***** [Re: Muniac]
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Or steer with the throttle. smile
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#133905 - 08/27/16 01:23 PM Re: XT225 Tire Fitment, Usage and Review Guide [Re: peejman]
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Originally Posted By: peejman
Let me know if you figure out how to make the front feel connected in soupy gravel and we'll get rich. The only thing I know of is to stand up, let it wander a bit, stay on top of it, and steer with your feet.

That makes me feel better. In my younger days, I discovered in deep sand that getting up on the pegs and steering with the throttle worked, but at age 70, it's more difficult to get up that amount of courage. And my thigh muscles were killing me the day after my last ride, but riding in the dirt is more fun than going to a gym.

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#133912 - 08/28/16 01:25 AM Re: XT225 Tire Fitment, Usage and Review Guide [Re: Muniac]
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Riding in the sand can be quite a workout. I sure hope I'm still able to do it when I'm 70.
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#133916 - 08/28/16 02:47 PM Re: XT225 Tire Fitment, Usage and Review Guide [Re: Muniac]
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Sand just requires some practice and a bit of strength training. It's one of the few riding venues that offers a "soft" fall. The XT225 is under powered for deeper sand. It's also hell on the clutch. That said, the bike handles it reasonably well providing one selects terrain, speed and depth with some common sense.



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#133923 - 08/29/16 05:46 AM Re: XT225 Tire Fitment, Usage and Review Guide [Re: Muniac]
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Cool pic!
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#133926 - 08/29/16 03:56 PM Re: XT225 Tire Fitment, Usage and Review Guide [Re: Muniac]
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I'm riding in a fairly level section without problems. There were also some mounds in here which the XT just could get up. You'd need about 400 CCs and a paddle tire to ride properly all that's in there.
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