Yamaha TDR250 in USA?

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by JB-DTW, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. pdxjim

    pdxjim Two Stroke Terror

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    FWIW, a TDR250 is a terrible off-road bike.

    No power or torque below 5500 rpm, with a steep ramp of power that start there and signs off at 9500.

    Best to throw away the DS tires and go supermoto style, but that said, it ain't really all that great at that either. No juice out of corners 'cept at speed.

    What the TDR250 is, is an exceptional mid-speed roadbike. Fun in the supertight stuff, untouchable in mid-speed terrain thats too tight for supersport bikes, and comfortable on the freeway and sweepers up to 100mph. It runs out of steam at about 115 with the right gearing. I've done a quite a few 300+mile days on my TDR with no issue, as well.

    I got a plated 300EXC a few months ago, and now the TDR is collecting dust.

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  2. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    [/QUOTE]Now that is just downright PORN right there! Now I have to sell my Dinan E28 and buy one of these!
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  3. GI_JO_NATHAN

    GI_JO_NATHAN Long timer

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    First you have to find one..:deal
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  4. murf

    murf Been here awhile

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  5. montibank

    montibank Happy

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    Any chance it needs to collect dust elsewhere? PM me? Where are you located roughly?
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  6. murf

    murf Been here awhile

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  7. Dirtstar1

    Dirtstar1 Human torpedo

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    I'd love to have a tdr250! I have cash to tempt any of you current owners. Lol
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  8. Deftone1

    Deftone1 Been here awhile

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    That is so bad ass.:eek1
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  9. commander60

    commander60 n00b

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    Hi All 2smokers!
    I have a TDR, have had it about 8 years now. Great bike and definitely high on the fun factor scale! Easy to keep running and have had no major or minor for that matter problems at all! I have noticed that you do have to like shopping for parts all over the world at times.
    In the tight off road trails it gets to be a beast to wrestle with in the challenging terrain when your picking the thing up off the ground every few minutes.
    I know of PDX Jim south of me and bought a aluminum swing arm from him quite a while back now.
    My bike is a Japanese domestic with aluminum swing arm and a semi-gloss black colored motor stock which I have never seen another one of ever. They are as some of you already know were a silver gray color.
    Spotted this thread and thought I might chime in.
    If any of ya's got any questions about the bike I would be glad to answer!
    Christopher Kaas
    Just bought a 2014 KTM 300 XC-W Six Days for the tight trails, LOVE IT!
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  10. Afry

    Afry Why hike?

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    Just bought this one from a seller in Wa. What a hoot to ride!

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  11. GI_JO_NATHAN

    GI_JO_NATHAN Long timer

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    Sweet!
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  12. vnsfxr

    vnsfxr BornAgainDirtyRider

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    Wish it would have been sold here so there would be more floating around :(
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  13. Afry

    Afry Why hike?

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    When other riders pull up next to me they have that WTF? look :)
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  14. pdxjim

    pdxjim Two Stroke Terror

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    Yep. That's exactly what mine looked like when I bought it in 1998.
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  15. Dauer

    Dauer Kicking names and taking ass

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    Congratulations to you sir and all the TDR owners on this forum for that matter. I'm green with jealous rage right now. Search constantly for these with no avail. One came up on the RZ350 forum I belong to and almost came to terms on a trade for my RZ. Alas the seller traded for an RD350LC which was his first choice for trade. That's the closest I've come to TDR ownership.

    P.S. This being my first post, it's only polite to introduce myself. My name is Wyatt and I reside in a nice seaside town along the coast of RI. Look forward to the wealth of knowledge and camaraderie this forum offers.
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  16. trcr327

    trcr327 n00b

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    What is a1990 tdr 250 worth tag in ca 2800 mile bone stock
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  17. soupknotzee

    soupknotzee Been here awhile

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    Do you have it to sell or are you looking to buy one? If for sale PM me.

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  18. pdxjim

    pdxjim Two Stroke Terror

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    1990? Is it pink and teal?
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  19. GlennR

    GlennR Chasin' my tail

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    I recently bought an 05' for dirt. I'd love to get a motard one too. How street worthy is it?

    The TRD is a sweet looking bike, but I'd be too old to ride before finding one for sale. :(
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  20. pdxjim

    pdxjim Two Stroke Terror

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    The KTM is really fun on the street, and even more fun on the track. I've done a few trackdays at the big road race course, and a few at the kart track and had a great time at both. At the road course, I saw 105mph lap after lap down the front straight and had no problem keeping the pace thru the corners, of course the big boys were passing me at 160+ down the straight, but at least I didn't seize. Good fun on the kart track too. It's pretty unruly and antisocial around town and not a fun commuter, but up in the hills it is much better than you would expect from a 14 year old dirtbike. It would be amazing at the Dragon.

    Just get a set of sumo wheels and swap em back and forth. Mine is setup for dual sport now with the dirt wheels and knobs, but I'll put the 17's back on when the sun comes out again.

    Takes less than an hour to swap the wheels and adjust the clickers.
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