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New member, hopefully soon to be owner! #147417 03/25/20 08:45 PM
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Greetings,

I've become pretty obsessed with picking up an xt225 lately and so, naturally, landed at this website.
I was hoping someone had one posted for sale here actually, but no such luck as of now.
Anywho, I'm Grant. Nice to meet you guys. Hopefully I'll be asking you all annoying, common questions about tinkering on this sweet little dual sport just as soon as one appears in my area.

Grant Tinker
Chattanooga, TN

Re: New member, hopefully soon to be owner! [Re: Grantastic] #147418 03/25/20 09:03 PM
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Grant, welcome to the group. Enjoy the site, and best of luck sourcing an XT225 for yourself. They're increasingly difficult to find in a given area, so keep that in mind if one does show up. If it's in decent to good shape, snatch it up if the price is right. Don't hesitate or you may end up disappointed when someone else does!..


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Grant - Welcome to the site as a new USER. Good luck scoring a bike. We do have used bikes for sale here from time to time. It's hit or miss, however. Post on!


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Re: New member, hopefully soon to be owner! [Re: Grantastic] #147425 03/26/20 08:04 AM
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Welcome


2004 XT225 purchased new in October 2004 0 miles. Current miles over 27,000.
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Welcome!


2018 XT250 Delivered 06/12/18 with 0 mi. Now at 5,700 miles and waiting on Spring.
Re: New member, hopefully soon to be owner! [Re: Grantastic] #147515 04/02/20 06:46 AM
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Welcome. I got my first XT225 used in 2008, and IMO is the best small displacement dual sport ever made, and I have had quite a few. Before that I had a Kawasaki KLR650, and while I guess it has it's purpose, it was not well suited to highway riding because of it's HORRIBLE seat, and was too big and heavy for a trail bike. The XT225 is small, light, and easy to toss around off road. It is not an MX bike, but handles dirt roads and smooth trails easily, and also works well on rougher stuff if you take it a bit slower. I have seen a few on the Phoenix, AZ Craigslist lately, and the nice ones have been around $3K. Sounds a bit expensive, but compared to the Chinese JUNK at half that price, it is actually a bargain. Hope you find one soon.


The above is my opinion. Your mileage may vary.
1994/2001 custom built XT225 with a ton of aftermarket parts.



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Welcome new member - good luck finding your XT. You will be delighted once you do. As noted by others once you find a clean one in good repair with relatively low miles - move FAST! I watched 2 get snatched up in less than a week here in So Cal.

@grantastic do checkout Facebook Marketplace as well as Craigslist. For some reason I am starting to see a lot more nice motorcycles on Marketplace than on Craigslist. $2 to $3k (better be near perfect) is the typical range for these bikes. In the $2k range expect to be ready to do a little clean-up and maybe some upgrade / tuneup work. All low cost and easy to do.

This site is FULL of all sorts of great tips and tricks for keeping your ride running like new.

Enjoy

JP


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Welcome. I grew up in Chattanooga (Hixson).


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2006 XT225, UNI filter, ProTaper bars, MSR handguards, SS front brake line, Shinko 241's.

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