Installing bar risers on the XT225
Time needed: Not long, maybe 10 or 15 minutes.
Next, just undo the four bolts that hold the handlebar top clamp on (12mm). There are brackets on both the top left bolt (for the choke lever) and the top right bolt (for the throttle cable guide); neither will go flying anywhere, but just remember to pick them up if they do drop off.
Now, just lift the two handlebar top clamps off, remove the stock bolts, and set the clamps down somewhere within reach (the bike's seat works well ;) ). Grab the bar risers, put the new (longer) bolts in your pocket, and put the risers somewhere within reach as well.
OK, ready? Lift up the handlebars, stick the bar risers in place -- curved side up -- and replace the handlebars on top of the risers. I don't have a photo of this step, as I ran out of hands.
Next, set the handlebar top clamps on top of the handlebars. Insert the new, longer, bolts -- don't forget the choke lever bracket and throttle cable guide bracket! Thread the bolts by hand just until they seat.
Remember those Sharpie marks that you made on the handlebars and handlebar clamps? Rotate the handlebars now until those marks line up again. Once they do, go ahead and tighten down the bolts with a 6mm hex wrench.