thank you for letting me join your forum! I've been lurking here for quite some time so I'm very excited to be a member!
I'll save you the story, but the short version is that I've been gifted a 2007 XT225 by a friend as a project bike.
Cosmetically the bike is fine, however mechanically it needs a little work. When it was running, it had developed a 'knocking sound' which the original owner and some mechanics couldn't find the source of.
When it passed into my hands, it had been sitting in a shed for a year so now it doesn't start (starter spinning, not engaging). Thankfully I have the notes from the last service, which mention that the starter clutch is beginning to slip so I've bought the flywheel puller to inspect the clutch and see how the dowels/springs are doing- after advice from a similar problem on this forum!
I've also learned that the carbies on these are known to clog, so I'm considering the rebuild kit for that. The issue is that the kit seems to be ~80 AUD, so I'm hoping I can just buy the jets/seals. I've heard an inline fuel filter is recommended, does that help with the carby gumming up?
Not sure on the knocking yet, haven't heard it myself. Best I could get out is that it was concurrent with engine speed and that its towards the top end of the cylinder. I'm unsure when the valve clearance was last done (bike was serviced with a non-specialty mechanic so I don't know if they knew to do it). A friend thought the timing chain might be slipping and 'slapping' the case, time will tell I suppose.
Anyway, thanks again!
See you all around