Search

GREAT RIDES & STAYS!
Fab Ads
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#140600 - 02/09/18 01:01 AM 1998 XT225 "Rocky Mountain Scrambler" Build
Confusiontactic Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/05/17
Posts: 30
Loc: S.W. Alberta
The Story:

I bought this bike in September 2017. Low KM, 2 owners and very well kept and maintained. I only rode once as I was slammed with work and still need to get my full license. Here it is coming home:


(I know the fork is a tad compressed here. Will fashion a fork/tire spacer for next time)




Overview:

Previous owner added some nice bits, rear rack, seat concepts seat, oversize pegs, tank bag, etc. I kept some items in original condition for later use... but began Mad Scientisting the rack and seat...more later.

I was able to re-use most of the fenders, with front, rear and side panel modifications. Side panels and rear fender in progress.

I selected a Honda CG125 tank due to its dimensions matching the frame size the best according to my research, and its attractive styling for this project. Will need to weld new front and rear mounting points to do this properly.

I got a cheap ebay cafe racer seat and combined the seat concept cover and foam with the cafe seat pan. Having never attempted seat upholstering before, I am pleased with the outcome. May try an aluminum or fiberglass seat pan next winter. Good enough for phase 1. Custom mounting points required, however it should be a fairly easy job.




To maintain reliability and performance, I plan to leave the engine as-is for now... aside from FMF exhaust and a UNI filter, with appropriate jetting.


Going to attempt a full LED conversion, to relieve the charging system and free up some juice. Waiting on some parts now but the 45W headlight was plug and play, small victory before moving on to my other electrical experiments... this could get interesting.



Background:

It turns out I get carried away easily... my previous builds can attest. Its been about 6 years since I had a project, so it was time. Here is the last one. Built from a salvaged 1976 (i think) Honda z50 frame. 125cc engine dropped in. Rode it once when finished and sold it... needed the cash for a move. I dont think any of the parts that ended up on there were actually designed for the frame... I like to make Frankenbikes.




My vision for this XT is an affordable, reliable Scrambler style bike, fully capable on and offroad, with the ability to take overnight or multiple day trips into the backcountry. It will have provisions for carrying additional fuel and moderate amounts of tools and gear for longer trips. I will also use it as an occasional commuter when the winds are down. (local high winds are my highway travel limiting factor)

I will continue to update and share my successes and failures, here is a teaser for now. Check back for more!





Are the photos showing up properly for everyone?


Edited by Confusiontactic (02/09/18 04:39 AM)
_________________________
1998 XT225 "Rocky Mountain Scrambler"

Top
#140613 - 02/09/18 09:40 PM Re: 1998 XT225 "Rocky Mountain Scrambler" Build [Re: Confusiontactic]
Muniac Offline


Platinum Member
*****

Registered: 01/16/04
Posts: 5531
Loc: Montrose, CO
The XT is, indeed, a reliable bike. We've done 14k of trail riding on our bikes. Two opportunities for breakdowns and those bikes always got us in and back out. Something to be said for old school 4 strokes.

Yes the photos have posted fine.
_________________________
Evolve & Simplify
Be There or Be Nowhere! A Few Adventures & Video

Top
#140759 - 02/19/18 04:03 PM Re: 1998 XT225 "Rocky Mountain Scrambler" Build [Re: Confusiontactic]
Confusiontactic Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/05/17
Posts: 30
Loc: S.W. Alberta
Ricochet skidplate.



_________________________
1998 XT225 "Rocky Mountain Scrambler"

Top
#140981 - 03/17/18 12:05 AM Re: 1998 XT225 "Rocky Mountain Scrambler" Build [Re: Confusiontactic]
Confusiontactic Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/05/17
Posts: 30
Loc: S.W. Alberta
A few electrical parts to install

turn signal indicator diode to maintain function w/LED signals



voltmeter and tach/temp/hr/time meter



led headlight, DRC DRZ400 LED taillight, Blinker Geniie to allow LED headlights to maintain running lights



LED signals

_________________________
1998 XT225 "Rocky Mountain Scrambler"

Top
#140989 - 03/17/18 06:33 PM Re: 1998 XT225 "Rocky Mountain Scrambler" Build [Re: Confusiontactic]
Confusiontactic Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/05/17
Posts: 30
Loc: S.W. Alberta
Enduro fender with integrated rack and LED taillight. This is the piece of rear fender that has the stock taillight bolted to it in original form.



_________________________
1998 XT225 "Rocky Mountain Scrambler"

Top
#140991 - 03/17/18 08:36 PM Re: 1998 XT225 "Rocky Mountain Scrambler" Build [Re: Confusiontactic]
Newb Rider Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/23/17
Posts: 64
Loc: ACT Aus
This thread makes me want to reach for my credit card, looking forward to seeing the actual bike!

Top
#140995 - 03/18/18 02:36 PM Re: 1998 XT225 "Rocky Mountain Scrambler" Build [Re: Confusiontactic]
thinman Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/19/16
Posts: 46
Loc: Toronto, Ontario
Where did you buy the LED headlight?

Top
#141022 - 03/21/18 01:00 AM Re: 1998 XT225 "Rocky Mountain Scrambler" Build [Re: Confusiontactic]
Confusiontactic Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/05/17
Posts: 30
Loc: S.W. Alberta
AliExpress for the headlight and headlight bucket
_________________________
1998 XT225 "Rocky Mountain Scrambler"

Top
#141037 - 03/21/18 09:04 PM Re: 1998 XT225 "Rocky Mountain Scrambler" Build [Re: Confusiontactic]
garywi Offline
Bronze Member
*****

Registered: 02/12/11
Posts: 516
Loc: Somewhere, Arizona
what brand, part is the voltmeter and tach/temp/hr/time meter
_________________________
2002 XT225 PC. Restoring to like new. Rox risers, jetting, 16t, X-ring, Skene LEDs, ceramic header, 3-horn mod, garage door mod.

Top
#141070 - 03/25/18 02:42 PM Re: 1998 XT225 "Rocky Mountain Scrambler" Build [Re: garywi]
Confusiontactic Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/05/17
Posts: 30
Loc: S.W. Alberta
Originally Posted By: garywi
what brand, part is the voltmeter and tach/temp/hr/time meter


Unbranded, could message you a link if interested.



Found the signal light brackets



_________________________
1998 XT225 "Rocky Mountain Scrambler"

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >

Web & Site Search
Google
 
Custom TO Customer
Specialty Resource
Fab Ads
Boardcaster Updates

Board Upgrade: Board upgrade to V7.5.8 has been completed on Tuesday Sept 2nd 2014. This should solve the missing posts problem. Enjoy the new software!

Who's Online
1 registered (rocmoc), 45 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Shout Box

Top Posters
Reggie 11629
alexd 5915
Muniac 5531
Moto Psycho 4684
Az4x4 4098
peejman 2981
kris 2365
Doc250 1643
Paul49 1623
JerryH 1508
Forum Stats
5195 Members
38 Forums
15624 Topics
140245 Posts

Max Online: 149 @ 11/09/12 11:04 PM
Newest Members
Ruddog, whit, greyapron, Radke, Temeku
5195 Registered Users
December
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31