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Old 03-17-2014, 03:19 AM   #151
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nice!
where was that?
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:36 AM   #152
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Blue Rag and surrounding areas (tea tree range, twins jeep track, wonnangatta valley and ...some other places. Cant remember, but judging from the gradient I think they were aimed more at hikers....)

Frank Pons has reworked the suspension since....holy shit this bike can MOVE.

I just have to learn not to ride it like a 950 (point, blast, pray).
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Old 03-17-2014, 05:11 PM   #153
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Really cool video !. . . . I feel like going for a ride now .
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:01 AM   #154
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LOL Sidetrack Bob, I've just uploaded more videos from last weeks ride, also found a new spot for a rearward facing camera

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Old 03-18-2014, 04:16 PM   #155
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terryK and Jdeks, great videos!
No need for me to post any!
I will be doing the big reveal on mine shortly, the TTR that is, lets say that it is ................unique which is how I like my bikes to be
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:17 AM   #156
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My first ride out on the TTR.

Love your work, great job on the editing

cheers Terry
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Old 03-28-2014, 02:04 PM   #157
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Yet another video, bit of a rough hill

Gee this little TTR is such a good bike, was out with 3 DR650's & a KTM690 enduro & the Yamaha flew up this hill easier & quicker than the others.
They dared me to ride down the hill & back up, here's the video

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Old 04-03-2014, 09:37 PM   #158
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TTR 250 Tyres

I finally bought a TTR 250 after good advice on this forum. Great bike to ride, easy to handle and lots of fun. I'm now looking for some tyres. I will mainly ride dirt (90/10), the bike is registered so will get street legal nobbies.I like Dunlop 606s I had these on my dr650 and they seemed ok. The local tyre place suggested Michelin ac10. Just wondering what size Dunlop 606 go on the ttr 250?
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:54 AM   #159
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I guess I've had my TTR250 for over a month now, but finally feel able to post in here since I have bolted it back together well enough to take it out for an afternoon around the Perth Hills and be happy with it...

Well, happy other than a squeak from the rear suspension - I suspect it's that upper shock bearing. Sidetrack_one, did you find that cleaning and regreasing that bearing was enough to fix the problem? What sort of grease did you use? I tried cleaning and regreasing my bearing with molybdenum grease, but it was making a nice eeeee eeeee with every whoop.
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Old 04-04-2014, 03:51 PM   #160
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Don't over tyre the rear. My old TTR handled best with a 100/100 R18 rear. I always found the issue with a little bike on fast open stuff was having the front push through corners once speed meant it was hard to get the rear to spin up. Front tyres are more important - both pattern and pressure - and have to match riding conditions.

A good waterproof grease is the go for those wretched suspension bearings. Moly grease is not ideal when exposed to water.
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Old 04-04-2014, 03:52 PM   #161
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Based on what I've read, and what the previous owner told me, both the upper and lower shock bearings are notoriously sloppy. I trust he's not telling porkies - his shed alone was enough to tell me he takes his bikes seriously, and this was his third TTR. I saw the brand new ones he put in before I took the bike home, and my rear still has play in it, albeit with no squeak.

Best you can do is grease up all the surfaces and live with it...as far as I know?

If anyone knows a fix...
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:03 PM   #162
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put some cow shit on it
muffles the squeak nicely
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:04 PM   #163
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Don't over tyre the rear. My old TTR handled best with a 100/100 R18 rear. I always found the issue with a little bike on fast open stuff was having the front push through corners once speed meant it was hard to get the rear to spin up. Front tyres are more important - both pattern and pressure - and have to match riding conditions.

A good waterproof grease is the go for those wretched suspension bearings. Moly grease is not ideal when exposed to water.
Did you do what I did ,in the pics back a page? You need to take the bearing side plates off and rotate the inner spherical ball to get grease into the actual surface where the bearing works. Just some waterproof grease is fine
Sorry Macman, meant to quote BarryS!
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:23 PM   #164
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The lack of grease nipples on the TTR linkages was a major oversight I reckon. Considering the likelihood of everything else on the bike lasting decades the engineers really should have done better on that front.

The old TT 250 and 350 had them if memory serves me correctly. A dealer explained to me that too often people would pump and pump and pump with the grease gun, pop the seals out which resulted in premature bearing failure. Nothing can ever be completely idiot proof because eventually, nature builds a better idiot. But I would have preferred to be able to grease those $80 bearings without full disassembly.

And for the record, I never found one of those spherical bearings which didn't have play in it straight out of the packet. Lost count of the actual number I'd serviced on the bikes we had over 15 years. It was a lot.

FYI, this Belray stuff was my preferred grease.

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Old 04-05-2014, 04:52 AM   #165
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Don't over tyre the rear. My old TTR handled best with a 100/100 R18 rear. I always found the issue with a little bike on fast open stuff was having the front push through corners once speed meant it was hard to get the rear to spin up. Front tyres are more important - both pattern and pressure - and have to match riding conditions.

A good waterproof grease is the go for those wretched suspension bearings. Moly grease is not ideal when exposed to water.
What type and size tyre do you like on the front?
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