Yamaha TTR250

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Tex_Aus, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. aldend123

    aldend123 Long timer

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    Finally got the right air pump to put some air in the forks. Far as I could tell, they were completely depressurized. I tried 20 pumps on each side. I have no idea what PSI since the gauge on the pump is broken. It's a small bicycle-like hand pump (it's technically a shock pump). It didn't have a "wow" effect, but I noticed the absence of "holy shit it's all coming apart" moments with fork dive or sketchy numb front end feel at speed. And no more nose-heavy whoops.

    I tried 40 pumps on each side at first - it's a really small volume pump and I wanted higher pressure. I noticed a terrifying knocking feeling in the front end on hard rebounds, and promptly adjusted down to 20 pumps. Any idea what that's about? The excess pressure causing the fork internals to expand fast enough to slam open?
  2. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

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    Was out last weekend trying out a new camera position on a new helmet, if you think it's ok please like share or subscribe, best in HD

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  3. Charrito

    Charrito Been here awhile

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    Reviving an old thread, but from what I understand the forks should be at a max of 5 PSI. I just recently started messing with suspension tweaks on the TTR. Also added a new handlebar as I lowsided and bent the OEM a couple of weeks ago.
  4. Rider1

    Rider1 Ridin' Dave

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  5. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    I recently came across this guy throwing his TTR250 around a motocross track.... just hoping one day I'll have the skills to handle this beast.

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  6. lookfar

    lookfar from the land of OZ

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    G'day All,
    Picked up a very sad 1995 TTR250 the other day. Plan to rebuild it, but white plastics appear to be hard to find.

    Question is, will the later model tank and plastics, i.e. blue, fit on this bike?

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  7. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Long timer

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    Here is the best place to ask TTR250 questions & find parts , used & new...
    TTR forum =====> http://ttr250.activeboard.com/
    TTR parts =====> http://www.totallyttrs.com/


    ..
  8. FLICKIT

    FLICKIT Long timer

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    I was surprised to see 2 brand new TTR250's in the Port Hedland Yamaha shop yesterday... When I asked about them at the Hobart shop maybe 4 years ago I was told they couldnt get them anymore.... There must be a stash of them somewhere....
  9. Squire

    Squire Adventurer

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    Curious to know how much they sell for. I checked on their website but they don't appear.
    I'm desperate for a replacement fuel tank, mine has cracked.
  10. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Long timer

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