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#145885 - 08/18/19 08:50 PM Re: Are there ways to lower an XT225? [Re: JerryH]
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Jerry, the Honda Trail 90 or 110 is a great bike if you can find one in decent condition. Had a 90 back in the 60s that was quite the mountain goat. Its low seat height and light weight made it ideal for getting off road into hunt areas, and it could haul a heck of a load on its large rear rack.

Haven't checked with you in a while, but if you decide to sell the '01 XT225 that I used to own I'd be there with cash in hand to pick it up. It would be fun to have that bike once again, knowing that you're the sort of owner that takes care of their bikes and does it right.

The best to you always Jerry.

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#145904 - 08/25/19 01:58 PM Re: Are there ways to lower an XT225? [Re: JerryH]
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Originally Posted By: JerryH
I know this is an old thread, but I didn't want to start a new one since this one already existed. Since this thread, has anyone found a way to lower the XT? I simply cannot get on mine anymore without standing on something.


Hi Jerry, just seen this thread, my knackered ol' hips & knees give me gyp getting me leg over the back end, I gave up & just stand on the footpeg to climb on, easy peasy for me then. Do same on my big road bikes.

Alternativly fit lower profile tyres, we used to get rear 4.10/60 years ago, dunno if they're still available but I know we can get 110/80 they'll help a bit, stick a 90/80 lower profile on front then drop the front on the forks by 1/2" or so.

The difference in tyre size from a 120/90 to 110/80 gives a drop of 20mm or 3/4" in old money. Every little helps eh.
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#145957 - 09/06/19 03:58 AM Re: Are there ways to lower an XT225? [Re: MikeC]
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Unfortunately the sidestand mounting bracket welded to the frame will not support my 240 pounds, and would break off. Or the stand itself would break. I was able to go for a 60 mile ride this morning, without getting off, but using a step stool (one of these https://www.walmart.com/ip/Rubbermaid-Gray-Step-Stool-Rubber-Top/122897833) to get on. Once on my weight compresses the suspension to where I can flat foot it. It is easy to put gas in the Clarke tank while sitting on the seat. But I didn't even try to get off until I pulled into my driveway next to the step stool. I'm trying to figure out how to attach a rope to it, so I can lift it up once I'm on the seat, then put it in a basket mounted to the luggage rack. I thought about something smaller, like a one gallon paint can, but I wound up crushing one of those a couple of years ago while trying to stand on it.
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#145958 - 09/06/19 06:24 AM Re: Are there ways to lower an XT225? [Re: MikeC]
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Ha, love your thinking Jerry. That foot stool would be very stable, less chance of us ending in A&E.

I'm quite compact only 5'-9" but 220lbs kitted up, the Serow stand & peg take my weight ok. A chum used same method on his TTR250 he's 300lbs. I use a stand puck on a curly wire when I park on soft ground, that works ok.....up to now.
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