Search

GREAT RIDES & STAYS!
Fab Ads
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#144916 - 04/14/19 11:39 PM These guys had fun
Rick Mc Offline
Junior Member
*****

Registered: 02/16/19
Posts: 73
Loc: Portsmouth, VA
Two young guys taking a road trip on a pair of XT225s:

[video:youtube]https://youtu.be/IRBN3kWqP78[/video]


Edited by Rick Mc (04/14/19 11:40 PM)
_________________________
--Rick
2007 XT225, K&N, 130/42.5/2.7 turns, drilled slide vacuum port to 7/64, shimmed needle, Z1 mod, 14/50 sprockets, kick start

Top
#144917 - 04/15/19 12:23 AM Re: These guys had fun [Re: Rick Mc]
peejman Offline
Platinum Member
*****

Registered: 06/03/13
Posts: 3269
Loc: East TN USA
Cool trip!
_________________________
This shall pass, be still and know.
2006 XT225, UNI filter, ProTaper bars, MSR handguards, SS front brake line, Shinko 241's.

Top
#144918 - 04/15/19 02:26 AM Re: These guys had fun [Re: Rick Mc]
Az4x4 Online   content
Platinum Member
*****

Registered: 08/18/08
Posts: 4286
Loc: Heber/Overgaard, AZ

Great ride video! Those two young guys experienced a lot of pretty country up close and personal on their XT225s. Amazing trip!..
_________________________
Lovin' life in Arizona's Mogollon Rim Mountain Country!!

Top
#145543 - 06/13/19 03:56 PM Re: These guys had fun [Re: Rick Mc]
Poolman Offline
Member L1
*****

Registered: 10/23/09
Posts: 166
Loc: MD
Nice! Great promo for the little XTs.
_________________________
Poolman

Sacred Valley, Peru Ride Report
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=700838

Top
#145576 - 06/19/19 07:47 PM Re: These guys had fun [Re: Rick Mc]
Selden Offline
Member L3
*****

Registered: 03/25/16
Posts: 339
Loc: GA
Great video, makes me nostalgic when I was young and crazy like that. Except for the seat (which probably wouldn't have bothered me in my 20's), an XT225 is plenty enough bike for a trip like that.
_________________________
Don't fix it if it ain't broke, don't break it if you can't fix it.

Top
#146030 - 09/17/19 05:36 PM Re: These guys had fun [Re: Rick Mc]
Vinduroman Offline
Junior Member
*****

Registered: 04/12/19
Posts: 63
Loc: OK
I don't think I would have expressed it like they did (whoops n' treehugging/etc)... but I certainly know what they were feeling. Those types of experiences are the ones I like best about dual sport motorcycling.

Been doing this for 50 years this year, and love it now as much, or more, as I ever have.

Vinduroman

Top
#146064 - 09/20/19 05:03 PM Re: These guys had fun [Re: Rick Mc]
peejman Offline
Platinum Member
*****

Registered: 06/03/13
Posts: 3269
Loc: East TN USA
_________________________
This shall pass, be still and know.
2006 XT225, UNI filter, ProTaper bars, MSR handguards, SS front brake line, Shinko 241's.

Top
#146065 - 09/21/19 12:40 AM Re: These guys had fun [Re: peejman]
Az4x4 Online   content
Platinum Member
*****

Registered: 08/18/08
Posts: 4286
Loc: Heber/Overgaard, AZ

An "Oh Sh!t.." moment for sure. At least he ended up in the water instead of on rocks. Not enough momentum to get past that rough patch and off he went..
_________________________
Lovin' life in Arizona's Mogollon Rim Mountain Country!!

Top
#146066 - 09/21/19 02:29 PM Re: These guys had fun [Re: Rick Mc]
Muniac Offline


Platinum Member
*****

Registered: 01/16/04
Posts: 5801
Loc: Montrose, CO
Glad the guy's accident wasn't more serious. I see a lot of these bikes on the trails around here. 1/4 turn throttles and a racing setup doesn't make them ideal for "crawling" technical terrain. For which we have a lot of. Also constant slow riding causes them to overheat given not enough airflow over the radiator. This may cause some riders to go too fast. Fan kits are available but not all riders equip their bikes that way. As for me, the ideal dirt bike is the Honda XR400. Old school 4-stroke, great power and air cooled. Like the XT225, that bike isn't made anymore.

Please ride safely out there on whatever your favorite bike is.

We support Colorado's search and rescue team. By purchasing their ID cards. So far, haven't needed their services. We also have a satellite phone which we bring with us everywhere up in the mountains.
_________________________
Evolve & Simplify
Be There or Be Nowhere! A Few Adventures & Video

Top

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
0 registered (), 55 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Shout Box

Top Posters
Reggie 11645
alexd 5915
Muniac 5801
Moto Psycho 4684
Az4x4 4286
peejman 3269
kris 2366
Paul49 1736
Doc250 1643
JerryH 1518
Forum Stats
5338 Members
38 Forums
15919 Topics
142652 Posts

Max Online: 149 @ 11/09/12 11:04 PM
Newest Members
8lives, bab029, CrozetVA, Jellyfishlicker, Woodytoo
5338 Registered Users
October
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