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Old 06-13-2009, 06:29 PM   #31
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Watching this one too.

A mate had a TTR a few years back. It was the give it to anyone to thrash bike.

I remember once a guy was riding it and we came around a corner to see him standing waist deep in a puddle. We said where's the bike, and he bent down and dragged it out

It still copped a caning for 2 years after that
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:55 PM   #32
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Old 06-14-2009, 01:42 AM   #33
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I was leaning toward a ttr instead of a wr but i was worried that the ttr would lack power. I like the long service intervalls though I wish the wr was that robust.
TK pipes still make a pipe for the ttr and there still made indestructible by the same bloke, worth every cent if you ask me.
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Old 06-14-2009, 02:17 AM   #34
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But Anyway I would still expect a bit more from a 250 with 21l.
My old XR250 fitted with a 21L tank and camping gear would only get about 23kpl. Wringing it's neck all the time was my thought. TTR is probably in a similar state of tune. Aircooling too. Maybe the KLXs benefit from the liquid cooling as well as the tender touch of the tREV throttle hand.

Old bloke once told me that petrol was cheaper than pistons and I've taken it to heart.
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Old 06-14-2009, 01:47 PM   #35
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OK, so the KLX's great fuel economy was probably down to the carb restricter that wouldn't allow the throttle to open fully...

The second engine that I put in (a 300) was just as thirsty as my DR.

But I don't like to admit that because that is one of the main reasons I was sticking with a 250/300 and it pisses me off to think there just as thirsty as a 650 but with a shit load less grunt...
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Old 06-14-2009, 04:37 PM   #36
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So I shouldn't mention my XTZ660 with gear gets....23kpl
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Old 06-14-2009, 06:01 PM   #37
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I'm with you on that one, the old KLX used to get from 300 to 400+ on a (claimed) 13L Acerbis tank.

OK so the time it hit 400 it was all commuting and taking it easy.

And I think I switched to reserve once at about 270 riding fully loaded at WOT.

And the KLX was bone stock, not even derestricted...

But Anyway I would still expect a bit more from a 250 with 21l.
i have trashed the wrr for 18,100kms till date.with 2 oil changes+1 sparkplug(just for the heck of it). i get 170kmpl if ridden like i stole it thro sand,throttle pinned.if not easy riding at 100kmph i get 200-240 depending on terrain. waiting for the 15ltr tank.if i keep it nice and easy at 80-90kmph i recon i could get 500kmpl+.21 lts should take you a long way unless its because of carb set up which will change with weather unlike the EFI. I prefer EFI. MY 2 cents
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Old 06-14-2009, 06:20 PM   #38
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Well, its been a big weekend in the workshop.

I de-restricted the bike, made some luggage racks, changed the footpegs and removed some stuff from the bike. Unfortunately I can't post any pics because my laptop has shit itself. Its been playing up for a while but late on Friday night it suddenly went flying across the room and smashed into a brick wall.

I ran a couple of tanks of fuel through the TTR and so far the economy is around 20kms/ltr. I was hoping for 22 and maybe 25 but I'll see what I get when its properly run in. The stock jetting is far too rich but I'll play with that once a "race pipe" is fitted.

So, first impressions of the stock bike

Engine - starts very easy, power is very smooth
Gearbox - very slick and precise, 6th gear is great on the open gravel
Forks - too soft but can add up 40 psi to firm them up a bit.
Shock - firm and feels pretty good.
Riding position - the bars are too low, foot pegs too high and narrow, seats OK but doesn't have much padding at the rear where I sit.
Brakes - front is very strong and has good feel, rear is strong too but has very little feel.

Thats about it, for now..................
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:53 PM   #39
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i have trashed the wrr for 18,100kms till date.with 2 oil changes+1 sparkplug(just for the heck of it). i get 170kmpl if ridden like i stole it thro sand,throttle pinned.if not easy riding at 100kmph i get 200-240 depending on terrain. waiting for the 15ltr tank.if i keep it nice and easy at 80-90kmph i recon i could get 500kmpl+.21 lts should take you a long way unless its because of carb set up which will change with weather unlike the EFI. I prefer EFI. MY 2 cents
Should that be per TANK rather than per litre? 500km per litre? I'd like to see that!
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:56 PM   #40
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Should that be per TANK rather than per litre? 500km per litre? I'd like to see that!
just checkin the mental acutity of the ADV members.or have brain cells been destroyed on those rides? you pass my friend. u DONT DRINK ENUF ALCOHOL.
remember its surival of the fittest and you will be doing yourself a favour eliminating the body of them useless ,unwanted braincells!
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:19 AM   #41
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just checkin the mental acutity of the ADV members.or have brain cells been destroyed on those rides? you pass my friend. u DONT DRINK ENUF ALCOHOL.
remember its surival of the fittest and you will be doing yourself a favour eliminating the body of them useless ,unwanted braincells!
I can assure you that I don't ride OR drink enough! Probably caused by having a wife and three kidlets causing a major cash flow problem... enough of the cash doesn't flow to me.
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:15 AM   #42
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Lewy is probably right with the fuel economy. I have a de-restricted DRZ250 and get about 22km/l on fairly easy riding. Anything where its working and the economy suffers. 250's are working pretty bloody hard where a bigger bike is just loping along.

FWIW, I've now got 20,000km on the DRZ without any problems. Last trip was 5,000km around south island NZ. Took me bloody ages to get the bike back - Customs changed the bloody rules while it was over there. Grrrrrrr!

I'll be checking this thread as it progresses. Could be real interesting.

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Old 06-18-2009, 01:48 AM   #43
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This is where the projects at so far.

Cut down the airbox snorkel.
It makes a noticable differance to throttle response.


The header restrictor was allready removed (honestly officer) and I smoothed the end up with a file.


Ktm 990 footpegs.
Had to grind down the sides of the pegs and drill a hole for the spring to make them fit. They sit lower and are wider and longer than the stock ones. A real big improvement in comfort and stability, most noticeable when wearing the double pluggers.
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:14 AM   #44
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Fabrication time

I'm using the luggage racks of the old 950, the frame is OK but the mounts are all bent out of shape.

I made the rear rack first then linned up the side racks.




Nomad bum tank and a extra fuel/water jerry can.



Another view of the rear rack.

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Old 06-18-2009, 04:20 AM   #45
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Looking good!!!

See ya soon, you racing that ttrTY?
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