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#141891 - 06/13/18 06:05 PM Re: New member - old bike needs TLC [Re: Rocky Baker]
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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.
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#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).







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#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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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!

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#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.
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