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New Member - So Cal enjoying 2007 XT225 #146692 12/18/19 04:53 PM
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Just rejoined the motorcycle community after a 33-year absence. Have been riding and racing road, track, and mountain bikes for quite some time instead. No - not hanging up the bicycles but adding some horsepower for the climbs!

One of my cycling buddies recently acquired two Honda Groms. Outfitter's them with knobby tires and said - hey let's start trail riding. So my search began for a proper dual-sport bike. Wont bore with you the frustrating details of my two-month search, dealing with sellers that flaked out more often than a box of cereal. I finally found my 2007 XT225 in San Diego - about 80 miles from my home in Orange County. It was worth the trip.

One quick test ride and before I could turn the bike around I knew I was taking it home. Not a beauty queen but clean enough, straight, low miles, and well taken care of.

Will be fixing her up over the next few months. That and getting some more trail riding practice.

FYI - may be posted here somewhere - a little white vinegar, isopropyl alcohol, and steel wool worked wonders on the pitted aluminum forks. Can post photos of that process later.

Looking forward to time on the trails.

JP

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First trail ride - Maple Springs to Main Divide in Orange County
And yes, the Groms made it. Albeit a long way behind me!

Last edited by JPouchet; 12/18/19 06:12 PM.

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Re: New Member - So Cal enjoying 2007 XT225 [Re: JPouchet] #146693 12/18/19 05:14 PM
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JPouchet, welcome to the group. Glad you found the bike you were looking for. Enjoy everything the site has to offer and ride safely..


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Re: New Member - So Cal enjoying 2007 XT225 [Re: JPouchet] #146694 12/18/19 05:32 PM
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Welcome and Merry Christmas!


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Re: New Member - So Cal enjoying 2007 XT225 [Re: JPouchet] #146695 12/18/19 05:56 PM
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Welcome to the site as a new USER. Enjoy and ride safely. MTB is an excellent skill set to have when trail riding an XT. Albeit going from 27 Lbs to 270 Lbs needs some adjusting to.

If you use IMGUR photo hosting they provide clean URLs ending in .jpg which will allow you to post embedded photos here. Post on!


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Re: New Member - So Cal enjoying 2007 XT225 [Re: Muniac] #146696 12/18/19 06:13 PM
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Thanks for the tip! I joined Imgur. Works like a champ.
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Re: New Member - So Cal enjoying 2007 XT225 [Re: JPouchet] #146701 12/19/19 09:18 AM
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Re: New Member - So Cal enjoying 2007 XT225 [Re: JPouchet] #146703 12/19/19 04:48 PM
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It looks like you're having a good time on the Serrow.
Grom's with knobbies! That is great! You got to see first hand what a proper trail bike like the XT can do.
Get to know what the bike can do and work on your skills and the XT will serve you well.

Re: New Member - So Cal enjoying 2007 XT225 [Re: JPouchet] #146711 12/20/19 04:45 PM
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Welcome!


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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