CSC TT250: Was $1895 in Nov 2015

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Tim_Tom, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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    We're taking the TT250s through Baja next week with several of our customers. You can follow the ride on the CSC blog.
  2. yokesman

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    just to jump in on the bolt insert length, the minimum is 1.5 dia for tension applications, 1 dia for shear, aviation standard practice. also a grade 8.8 metric is similar to a grade 5 ,while grade 12 metric is to a grade 8 for where strength is required. this is when properly engineered materials and processes are used . 1.5 threads extended beyond the nut is the ideal washer/ shimmed installation.
  3. emmi

    emmi Been here awhile

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    Switched from 17T>15T front sprocket. I must say was one of the most influential changes I have ever done for dirt. I'm 210 lbs. The bike now torques through loose sand and steep inclines almost effortlessly and I can save the poor clutch as modulation to keep the engine in powerband and/or dying has been severely reduced. The smaller sprocket also has a greater influence down steep descents since the engine braking is better at letting the rear end drag.

    Only drawback! Top speed is now at 60mph (from friend's speedo following. Bike read 45mph).

    My bike is being turned into a 90/10 dirt bike so it isnt a problem to me. But changing the sprocket is so easy (2 10mm bolts and blue loctite). Swapping them out would only take about 5 minutes.
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  4. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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  5. RojoGrande

    RojoGrande Adventurer

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    Hey Joe, looks like another great ride. Kinda bummed I couldn't make the TT Baja ride. I already had an elk hunting trip planned. As always, great pics on the CSC blog. Those tacos looked muy bien.

    Rojo
  6. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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    An elk hunt sounds like great fun, too. One of these days...

    In the meantime...

  7. DanKearney

    DanKearney I'm in no rush. . .

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    The TT250 ride down to San Felipe was excellent. A great group of riders and the bikes ran perfectly.

    Cheers,

    Dan K.
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  8. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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    The food was good, too...

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  9. ADVDucs33

    ADVDucs33 Been here awhile

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    The TT250 is a sweet platform, capable of many duty's. We were pleased with its performance when we took ours into baja in August for our honeymoon. Now that it's on the home front it lives on dirt, mud and gravel roads, with some 2 lane use too. Can even haul a fair bit of mail from the post office. Since the picture last Saturday, I have added a NC700x windshield, it is a nice add on. Next is some fog lights, then heated grips.

    tt250 postal.jpg

    Cheers and happy trails, riding into November in NY!
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  10. cugino pegaso

    cugino pegaso Been here awhile

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    like this?

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  11. gatling

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  12. ADVDucs33

    ADVDucs33 Been here awhile

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    Yep, that's it. It was your post earlier in the thread that had me off to eBay where I won a used oem one for $13 shipped. I took the Honda sticker off though.

    Hint csc, I bet a small windshield would be a good seller. :-)
  13. DanKearney

    DanKearney I'm in no rush. . .

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    Did an oil change today on the TT250. Just completed the ~1,000 mile SoCal/Baja ride last weekend. I'm happy to report that the oil strainer was completely clear of debris. I didn't expect that.

    Cheers,

    Dan K.
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  14. longhaul747

    longhaul747 Been here awhile

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    I took my TT250 out for the first time last night after about 2 months in hibernation. It has been an very miserable early fall here in regards to weather and working 60 hour weeks has not helped either. Plus the few times I did get out for a ride I was riding something else. My TT250 is still not in rotation but last night I had a calling. Also I was curious how it would start after sitting for 2 months plus with much lower ambient temperatures thrown in? I am happy to report that it only took 3 cranks of the starter to get it going. By the 3rd crank I decided to use choke and it fired right up at that point. Not sure if it really needed the choke or it just took 3 cranks to prime the carb but with the choke applied it fired up on the 3rd crank like it was ran yesterday. I immediately shut the choke off and it ran fine as long as I nursed the throttle a tad until it warmed up more. Once on the road it ran just fine!

    For the record I use a special brew for storage. Regular 87 octane fuel laced with ethanol from Costco as usual. However I use either K100 fuel stabilizer or Pri-G. Not sure whats in the TT250 this tank but I think its Pri-G. I also throw in 1oz per 2 gallons (give or take) of TCW3 2-Stroke oil. Not sure what the TCW3 does but it seems to make the biggest difference keeping the fuel fresh and usable.

    On the road the TT250 ran great. Since it was much cooler then last time I road it I noticed it had solid power. It felt a bit quicker off the line and seemed less thrashy at 50 MPH then when I road it when the temps were in the 80's or 90's. When I reached my destination it sat for about 3 hours and the engine was again stone cold. Even though it was 50F outside it started first hit of the starter and no choke was needed. I really don't think you will ever need to choke the TT250 in most semi normal riding conditions and as long as it gets ridden at least once a week. It will be interesting to see how it behaves in sub freezing temps or just above? Some bikes like the older Kawasaki's became a real PITA below 40F.

    I just don't know what it is about the TT250? It seems to be my "Go To" bike more and more. With the RX3 top case and its light weight and easy to ride nature it just seems to be the best package for anything below perhaps super slabbing down the highway. Its also simple and easy to use. The old school power plant is so incredibly mechanically simple its really worry free. I think also the price point has a lot to do with it as well. You get a lot of motorcycle for the price and that just makes you feel better right there. I feel no guilt riding this machine unlike many others!
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  15. hugemoth

    hugemoth Big Brother is watching you!

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    CG clone bikes like the TT250 are perfect for everyday use. That's probably why they're ubiquitous throughout much of the world except in the US. There are 5 bikes in my garage but my favorite is the Lifan 200 which is similar to the TT250. It fits me and I love the way it runs.

  16. cugino pegaso

    cugino pegaso Been here awhile

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    Ditto. Luv my tt.
  17. ADVDucs33

    ADVDucs33 Been here awhile

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    Same here, great machine. We are into 30's and 40's in the mornings and at night here in WNY. I still don't need the choke for starting it cold. A bit slower cranking, but fires up quick and idles on it's own after 10 seconds of warm up though. I have ridden mine every day this week except today, it's practically replaced my car. I average 50 to 60 mpg, and can cruise at 63mph all day long with a pile of items on it.
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  18. cugino pegaso

    cugino pegaso Been here awhile

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    Anyone ever do a dyno run on a TT250. Not interested in the actual peak numbers, just the RPMs for peak HP and Torque...
  19. cugino pegaso

    cugino pegaso Been here awhile

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    found my own answer on the csc web site:
    Horsepower: 16.1hp @ 7000rpm
    Torque: 13.5 ft-lb @ 5500 rpm
  20. Smithee

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    Specs say seat height is 34". Thinking about a TT to supplement the KLR and possibly for the GF to ride, but she's 5'6" with a 30" inseam. Thoughts on whether we should be looking at a lower bike for her?