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#140693 - 02/13/18 10:44 PM Newbie in Humboldt
TMcD Offline
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Registered: 01/02/18
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Loc: Humboldt County, CA
I got a 2005 XT225 last May and rode it nearly everyday since then. On this past new years day I was riding up the coast from SF back to Humboldt and didn't check my oil levels and fried the engine. All shops were saying it'll be several thousand dollars for repair so I just bought another bike instead and want to use my old bike for parts. I now have a 2007 XT225. I want to change over a lot of parts from my old bike to the newer one, so much so that maybe it would just be quicker to simply switch engines. But I have no idea how to work on motorcycles past changing the oil. I plan to take apart my old bike and use it to learn from since it's already fried. This morning my newer one wouldn't start though, it would crank but not catch and eventually stopped cranking. I only bought it last week. When I first got it home I changed the oil and found some scraps of metal in the oil drain screen/net/filter thingy, whats the proper term? That worried me. But it's been driving just fine, but cold starts don't sound good and this morning did not work at all. If you all could reply me some links to videos and descriptive threads about fixing every little part of the bike, that'd be awesome, because searching through these forums is tedious, there's a bunch of wasted space in these threads.

Main concerns would be:
Starter
Carburetor
Exhaust
Handlebars and all connected to them
everything else as well

Any help is much appreciated.

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#140694 - 02/14/18 12:01 AM Re: Newbie in Humboldt [Re: TMcD]
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Welcome to the forum. My guess is the first thing you are going to need is a new battery.
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#140695 - 02/14/18 12:07 AM Re: Newbie in Humboldt [Re: TMcD]
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Sorry you ran your '05 without oil and ruined its engine, but glad you've found a replacement. Better luck with this one. You'll find the advice and info you need once Muniac logs you in and you ask specific questions in the appropriate forums. Enjoy the group and ride safely!..
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#140698 - 02/14/18 03:38 AM Re: Newbie in Humboldt [Re: TMcD]
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Welcome to the site as a new USER. Enjoy and ride safely. Sorry to hear about the trashed engine. It happens. You can post over in "I Am Selling" forum to move the parts. I'm sure stuff will go if it's priced fairly and delivery is prompt. Good luck and post on!
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#140700 - 02/14/18 03:27 PM Re: Newbie in Humboldt [Re: TMcD]
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Welcome!

There's tons of info here on the common cold starting issues. Most bikes are set really lean from the factory. The first thing to do is remove the brass plug that covers the mixture screw and set it to about 3 turns out from a gentle bottom. This is the "3 turn mod" which is referred to a lot here.

Basic wrenching is pretty easy on these bikes as they're fairly simple. Swapping engines might be easier depending on what you want to transfer. Most everything should be interchangeable between a 2005 and 2007.
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#140707 - 02/15/18 08:40 PM Re: Newbie in Humboldt [Re: TMcD]
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Registered: 02/07/18
Posts: 56
Loc: QLD, Australia
Out of curiosity, how much oil was in the old engine that was fried? Zero? And welcome!
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The race was definitely underway. I had witnessed the start, I was sure of that much. But what now? What comes next?

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#140733 - 02/17/18 03:11 AM Re: Newbie in Humboldt [Re: TMcD]
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Registered: 06/26/15
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Loc: Colorado Front Range, US
Welcome to the forum. I think if you poke around on youtube and similar you'll find some examples of motorcycle engine pulls. Just be methodical and take lots of notes and pictures.

Humboldt county eh? Smoke the flowers not the engines. wink
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