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Thread: New to me yamaha 225

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    New to me yamaha 225

    Picked up a Yamaha 225 dx yesterday. It has a couple small issues I知 going to start checking off the list, first will be replacing the petcock, I already have it ordered and will start working on the other things when it gets here and I install it. Next it痴 going to need a new battery. After that; some tires, at least the back two. I値l have to take another look at the front one, chances are I値l replace all 3. Pretty sure after that it値l be a hop on and ride machine.
    I知 not positive of the year, haven稚 looked closely at it yet, all they have is a vin stamp right? As opposed to hondas which have the whole model name and year on them. If so hopefully I can just write down the vin and type it into an online decoder. Are most parts the same for any year 225dx? I know the petcock was since I made sure before ordering it.

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    Yes and no. Use partzilla.com to look up what the parts fit. Most motor parts are the same they the 200cc and 230 trikes atvs and bikes.
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    Ok, I got the petcock from yam parts house, ordered from Suzuki parts house and honda in the past; and when you copy and paste a part number it’ll tell you every bike it fits but for some reason the yamaha one didn’t have the same interface, maybe just because I was on my phone I had to navigate to each year and click model and everything to confirm they used the same shutoff. I’ll check out partzilla, thanks.
    When I have time I’ll check out the vin and hopefully be able to find out exactly what year my yamaha is.

    *updated post instead of just posting again-
    checked out partzilla, and it showed exactly what I was looking for, and with less steps than parts house. Thanks again.
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    Found the 3WW Yamaha vin thread, so I went out and checked my vin, and I believe I have a 1984 model, it is a 9 digit vin starting with 29U-07, 84’s start with 29u-06 and 85’s start with 29u-10 so i figure it must be an 84. This site has fantastic information!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HorseMcHorseman View Post
    This site has fantastic information!
    Yes it does....Just don't get any Glamy on your shoes while you're searching. It will NOT come out of the carpet if you track it in the house.
    I was born and raised on Venus & I may be here a while.....

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    bought a battery, fuel valve is gonna be here tomorrow.
    Looking at tires now, I don’t care for the various aggressive or v shaped treads, I’m only interested in old style knobbies. I think I’ve narrowed it down to in no particular order to cheng shin and kenda, prices are close enough that it doesn’t matter 46, and 58.
    Does anyone have experience with either of these tires? any insight would be greatly appreciated
    I’ll most likely be buying a full set of whichever ones.
    I kinda figure the cheap ones are cheap for a reason but if anyone has them and thinks they’re fine I might go with them.
    Or if anyone has another brand to recommend that I might have missed by all means chime in.
    I had previously looked at duro but it’s labeled a front tire and I saw a review on the dennisdirk site saying it was much smaller than the original on somebody’s 125m.
    Thanks

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ID:	257914Finally had time on a nice day, cleaned some of the dirt off the yamaha. Put new battery in, starter works (yes!). Drained tank even though the gas seemed fine (my dang 5 gallon red can for old gas is now about half full, was at a quarter before :/ not sure where I can get rid of it, maybe just pour it in truck tank) replaced the petcock and gas line even though the line seemed fine, I had an extra piece that was just about right (only had to cut a half inch off), and loosely zip tied the hose to the plastics to get it a little further away from the engine (it looked a little close for my liking). Took a closer look at the tires and it has cheng shins on it, they’re real dry rotted, don’t get me wrong they could be 10 years old or more, but I’ve settled on a new tire choice. I’m gonna go with the kenda k300 for the rears and a k290 up front. Last things I’ll be doing today will be trying to get the neutral bulb out so i can replace it, and then getting fresh gas. Another day I’ll try to find some piece of plastic to rivet a patch on my left wheel fender, ideally I’m gonna see if I have anything hanging around in yellow but white or black would be fine, I guess really I’ll just use the first plastic thing I find that’s flexible and big enough for me to cut to the right shape.
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    And I messed it up royally

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    What did you do?

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    Messed up by posting the same picture 3 times because I couldn’t figure it out at first. Nothing about the yamaha thankfully lol

    I got the neutral bulb replaced (bought 2, broke one) and picked up new gas. Of course it started raining so I guess I’ll have to ride it another day

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    Hahaha. I thought you had really screwed something up on the wheeler. I was going through different scenarios trying to figure out what you might have screwed up lol.
    I would have rode that thing in the rain. Just saying. Lol

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    Slightly better than nothing.

    Tires are next

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    Here’s to hoping it goes smoothly

    Edit: those pictures were taken straight up and down, blame the phone.
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    Well I got 2 of them on, all 3 bolts on the third wheel are spinning.
    gonna try dragging the wheeler sideways then using an impact driver but I’m not very optimistic

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    FINALLY got all 3 new tires mounted, had to take the right hub off, and for whatever reason the tire on that last rim didn’t want to take air, messed around with it for what felt like forever, ended up using ratchet strap and cranked the heck out of it.
    Backs killing me, major headache, regret nothing.

    Harbor freight mini tire changer broke (aluminum handle) and bent (center threaded rod) removing the first old tire, managed to get the rest done with it in it’s sad condition, works great for snowblower tires and lawn tractor tires (first two things I used it for back when) but it was an uphill battle using it for the yamaha’s tires

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    I’ll probably take it for a spin tomorrow when I’m not so sore from spending 5 hours getting those dang tires replaced lol
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