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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Nanin, Sep 13, 2006.
Im flying on my TTR! Lol! And it run's great!
This is my Belgarda after a roadbook rally in the Netherlands a few weeks ago.
Can you make a close-up of the dash?
"I can see paradise by the dash board light"
The dash board is pretty basic, consisting of:
Trail Tech remote
newest toy, a pig to start when hot, but some maintenance will sort that out, took it on a trip into Poland, low handlebars& high footpegs wern`t ideal except for pondering uphill
I also wasn't too happy with the starting when I came from different XR's to the TTR. You need to get used to TTR's starting habbits.
-Adjust ideling speed properly
-Don't touch the throttle whlie starting (don't even look at it)
-Keep lights in "off" position
She should fire up on the second kick, if she doesn't have a major maintenance need.
Regarding the high footpegs. In the German TTR forum, I picked up a set of nice, stainless steel low mounting brackets for the footpegs. Way better than the standard once. They might be sold out because they came from a small lot production, but least the drawing are available.
Raisers for the handle bar are easy to make.
Thanks Fantuzzi for the tips!
Mittlerweile installed the risers and airfilter from OTR, found the drawings for the footpegs, but i`m going to ride it first with the handlebars raised.
Actually it starts fine when cold, warm is more difficult, but have been reading into the German Forum as well, turning of the lights before cutting out the engine seems to be essential!
Wrong sparkplug is installed, new one underway, valves are easy, only the Ventileinsteller would come in handy.
If you spot nice parts let me know!
is there still an German Forum active?
This as a sick thread !!! NO TTr 600s here in the USA!!!!
Hi noisytoys, the German forum is still fairly active and there are already a few Dutch guys around. At least you will get quality feedback on technical questions as well as help, if you are in need of spare parts.
That's interesting. The TTR 600 was not a very big success in Europe, because it came right into the modern 400cc time. So there are loads of cheap ones still available on the 2nd hand market. I think it would have had some sales potential in North America because it is basically a XR600 with way better suspension.
i like a use TTr 600 for sure. Getting it by the EPA would be work.:eek1
Actually made a nice trip with the German TTR Club a few weeks ago!
(Although I was the only TTR)
had a lot of fun
(some a bit less)
But after some work it ran fine again
I had the meeting on my agenda, but I was not available on that weekend. I think it is a re-occuring meeting of the TTR Forum, so I hope for the next time.
(...and I hope that there will be always at least one TTR on the TTR meeting)
Mine's a US-spec 250 that I bought last spring.
Have since added a Trail-Tech Vector, skid plate, replaced the missing side covers, added Hi/Lo beam & brake light along with a plate bracket & got it registered here in Vermont.
How much different is the 250? I had a TT-R225 and it was a dog. Decent trail bike, but slow as hell! I got smoked by a kid on a RM85 on the straights.
I've never ridden a 225 so I can't really say. This moves along quick enough to get me in trouble. From what I've read (when I came across this one for sale & did some research), the 250 is a bit different the 225/230; generally bigger, more suspension, more power, more brakes.
Thanks for the reply.
We have been to Vermont a few times and she wants to retire there. We love St. Albans.
slippery when wet...
Met this couple in the Yukon at Carmacks. We were on the way to Alaska as they were but, they were on a much longer trip.
They had shipped the bikes from England to eastern Canada , ridden across and were going to Alaska then down through the U.S. , Mexico, Central America and to the southern tip of S.America.
He was a school teacher and very meticulous with prep and maintainance of the bikes. I followed their progress on H.U. and they did complete the trip.
I've not ridden the TTR 600 but, I rented an XT 600 for a few days in Costa Rica. I like the simplicity of a carburated -air cooled motor and am one of those that would like a kicker to back up the button. Like my ATK 605.
My wife on her TTR125L