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Old 09-07-2013, 01:36 AM   #91
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OK ,got the tank I need! Bear in mind that I am building this bike for A VERY SPECIFIC PURPOSE,that is, long distance tourer, where fuel capacity is No 1 concern. I wantr at least the ability to do 600ks



Custom solo seat was always going to happen,

And just how much?







I have 11 litres on the back built into the pannier support system, so 40 litres on board!
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:14 PM   #92
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Looks very impressive Sidetrack One, you must be planning to go somewhere very remote
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:23 AM   #93
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OK, just finished off the TTR from a rego point of view, all lights now function, chain guard, mirrors,horn etc. Once registered and I take it for a good run, it will be into the shed for the big makeover, it will be something different I can assure you!!


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Old 09-13-2013, 04:11 PM   #94
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Video from yesterday on Pine Hut rd

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Old 09-16-2013, 04:51 AM   #95
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Another video "The Gap Rd"

Gentle ride on the dirt up in the Adelaide Hills

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Old 09-21-2013, 10:53 PM   #96
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Baby adventure bike ttr250

This is our little adventure tourer, so far we've changed the tank to an Acerbis XR600 22ltr and cut down a screens for bikes DR screen to fit the front.


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Old 09-22-2013, 12:30 AM   #97
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Yeah, mine's coming along as well! Another week in the shed, and should be ready for first shakedown ride before heading into the shed for the big makeover.
Rode it 60 ks today, first ride since rego,seems nOK, had bad vibes, but when I checked the engine mounts ,loose as!The Speedo cable fell off the speedo, but I ran it up to 110k and it sits on 85 to 90 easy ,which is all I require! I,m running 15/50 gearing. Gotta say, its one of the best steering bikes Ive ever ridden , so precise, gonna be fun in the dirt for sure
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:33 AM   #98
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Sometimes its the little things...................
Had the seat off a few times, the bolts are a total pain in the arse, or were
I put a couple of studs into the seat base and made a couple of nuts I can tighten by hand, and just reach under to take off/put on, mucho bettererer!

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Old 09-28-2013, 07:51 PM   #99
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Some more "little things" that bugged me!
They must have had the work experience kid measure how long the sidestand needed to be! Ridiculously short! So, 50mm added


Plus add some to the foot for better stability on soft ground


Now it sits right!
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:59 PM   #100
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Now for me, a trail stand is an essential part of the kit,easy to make and easy to use
500mm of 13mm square tube, a 40mm 8mm pin welded on one end and a little foot on the other end


Make a receiver up, I welded it to the footpeg bracket


You just slip the trail stand into the receiver and push gently on the bike, gravity takes over and the stand drops down to the correct position, now ready to remove wheel



When you are doing the rear wheel, I just put a rubber band around the front brake lever for security


And for the front wheel, just drill a 8mm hole in your bashplate,same deal,have the bike in gear, push back on the bars, the stand swings down to the correct position, and front wheel out!

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Old 09-29-2013, 03:53 AM   #101
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I bought a new TTR in 03, great bike. Once the suspension is sorted they are a brilliant bit of kit.

One thing to watch out for on high-k motors is the starter motor mounting holes, if the starter comes loose they can flog out and fuck the casing. Mine didnt do it but I have seen several that have.

They also run overly rich from new and really benefit from going up one slot on the needle(drops the needle down into the needle jet) , especially if you put a free-er breathing pipe on.

Not a fan of the Staintune, there are better pipes out there, I went with a Megacycle ally can from Go and Show in Adelaide, sounded horn and really livened up the mid-range(as much as you can on a 250cc 4-stroke)

To get the best benefits from a better pipe, just where the sidecover goes over the airbox on the left hand side, drill 3x 20mm holes as high up as you can in the airbox, you wont see them. This will give it the extra air they need. Do not remove the snorkel in top of the airbox, all it will do is fill the airbox with water everytime you get it wet!

I have just built myself a 283cc XR250 with big tank etc and the two area's where the TT250R comes out on top are obviously the leccy leg and high-speed stability, put them in the bush and the XR is the pick!!
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:57 PM   #102
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So what do these little jiggers run out to?
I saw 129kph on the GPS yesterday, in a savage crosswind, with me at 110 kgs and 25 kgs of camping gear on board. I know its only academic, but with a light rider and no gear, gotta be 140 I reckon,thats pretty impressive!!!!
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:14 PM   #103
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So what do these little jiggers run out to?
I saw 129kph on the GPS yesterday, in a savage crosswind, with me at 110 kgs and 25 kgs of camping gear on board. I know its only academic, but with a light rider and no gear, gotta be 140 I reckon,thats pretty impressive!!!!
I've had 130kph & I weigh in around mid 70kgs

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Old 10-11-2013, 11:16 PM   #104
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As a min ADV bike I rate the TTR very highly!


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Old 10-12-2013, 07:25 PM   #105
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I agree

I agree. I`ve done a few rides and about 2000 kays on mine now and love it. Light weight , good suspension , good handling , simple , cheap , can sit on 100 kph easy .... except up a steep hill . I can live with that. Does the staintune muffler (or any other brand) make enough power gains to accept the extra noise level ? I can`t believe how much the standard muffler weighs !
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