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Discussion in '2 smokers' started by JB-DTW, Oct 2, 2012.
Yup, I fear this will be the end of my status as a respectable member of society...at least the perception of it.
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Just got my TDR this Fall, incredibly "fun" bike. She is a nice one, only 1400KM. I am currently installing Lomas exhaust and a set of power reeds. Can't wait for Spring.
I still really want one of these! I believe that with some modern suspension upgrades and tires, the possibilities are limited only by fuel range. So, how far can you guys go on a tank of fuel? If you have mpg figures, please remember to specify USA or Imperial gallons!
Goodness, that is one clean TDR! Congrats, take it from me, these things really get under your skin.
Almost bought one of these back in the early nineties, test rode it but ended up with a Honda Hawk GT instead. Also had a friend with a NS400r around the same time. Wish I could find either of those two two strokes now to add to the garage. I still have the Hawk.
Some more pics.
I saw pictures of this bike with the JL pipes. One of my all-time favorite bikes.
Your right! The Lomas pipes are great!
The Lomas pipes are mean looking. Did you retain your stock jetting. I've read that considering the stockers flow really well there is no need to bump up the mains until you start getting into boring out the carbs and such. Also have come across some info regarding the Lomas pipes cracking at the heat shield mounting locations. Unsure if this is still an issue but just a word of caution, I cannot speak from experience.
This was years ago at the shop I worked at. The two right hand bikes were mine, the white one being a written off 89" that I put a YZ490 front end onto, and a lot of other mods. Worked OK, but I shipped it to New Zealand and rode it around there for a while before selling it. My other one was destroyed by a movie production team that I rented it out to. They lied about how they would treat it. I got F#$ked. It had the aluminum swingarm, and all the other Japanese spec options available. Nicest bike I ever owned. I ended up giving it to the owner of a second bike that was involved in the rental. He ended up putting one together out the two, and as far as I know it ended up being sold to a collector down in the States.
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Got some new pipes on my TDR!
Was getting a bit bored with the JL's and have never been pleased with the fit, so got a set of underslung style pipes made by Martin Johnson in the UK.
I ended up going up two sizes on the mains and raising the needles one notch. That's after two seizes with JL's and stock jetting.
That's good info there, thank you. Martin's pipes are looking slick by the way. Should make spark plug changes a snap as well.
It's true. The up and over pipes look cool, but engine access sucks. I'v owned my TDR for almost 20 years, and it sure is nice to be able to see the engine.
JL and others claim stock jetting should be ok, but as previously stated, I broke a piston one time and blew a hole in another one on the stock jetting. It ran noticably better after going up on the mains and better still after raising the needles. This was with stock airbox/snorkle/element and carbs.
Your results, of course, may vary.
Agreed, I've only owned my TDR for 11 months and I'm already growing tired of how obstructed engine access is.
I'm running the stock setup currently, should I opt for some aftermarket pipes I'll be sure to heed your advice. Thanks again.