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#141891 - 06/13/18 06:05 PM Re: New member - old bike needs TLC [Re: Rocky Baker]
#brer15 Offline
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Those are the correct specs for the valve gap in millimeters.
In inches they would be .002-.004 for intake, and .006-.007 for exhaust.
2004 XT225 purchased new in October 2004 0 miles. Current miles over 27,000.

#141893 - 06/13/18 06:48 PM Re: New member - old bike needs TLC [Re: Rocky Baker]
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I agree with the rest regarding stock gearing. I road a 16T front for a whole season. At first I really liked it. However, I did notice the bottom end of 1st gear doesn't have the same grunt for trails and (as discussed) the top end of 6th doesn't gain a whole lot. I sort of thought it would be nice to give the engine a bit of a break on longer highway rides at 100-110km/h, but in the end it is better to just admit that the XT225 isn't a travel bike unless you love to do 90 km/h all day (which the bike does happily with stock gearing).

Edited by cogitech (06/13/18 06:50 PM)
'06 XT225, 2" hole in airbox, Z1 mod, 127.5 main jet, UNI air filter, Corbin seat, PIAA 500Hz, custom aluminum rear rack.

#141895 - 06/13/18 08:04 PM Re: New member - old bike needs TLC [Re: Rocky Baker]
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Feel free to take this discussion over to an appropriate thread. Thanks.
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#141896 - 06/13/18 11:10 PM Re: New member - old bike needs TLC [Re: Rocky Baker]
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Registered: 04/08/17
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Loc: So Az
Sounds like when you flushed you were doing multi oil change, which I would do also. When I wrote flush I assumed the use of a cleansing agent like a solvent or something else. Good luck!

rocmoc n AZ
'06 XT225, '82 PE175, '16 Wildcat X 1000se, '70 CJ5

#141897 - 06/14/18 02:13 PM Re: New member - old bike needs TLC [Re: Rocky Baker]
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Originally Posted By: Rocky Baker
Yes, it was immediately after doing a valve adjustment. Correct me if I'm wrong but I gaped the valves 0.07 on the intake side and 0.17 on the exhaust side. I wasn't sure if the clicking was normal, but it is quite loud. Even at 50mph, i hear the valves clicking over the actual exhaust noise.

Check the valves again. Make sure the piston is at the right part of the sequence when you adjust.
This shall pass, be still and know.
2006 XT225, UNI filter, ProTaper bars, MSR handguards, SS front brake line, Shinko 241's.

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