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Hello all you TTR250 fans out there and good day/night/afternoon/morning,

                                                                                                               I made this thread to share my thoughts on what i think about our beloved ttr250 but please feel free to share your thoughts aswell. I'm going to start with the good points as it is why i have a ttr and absolutely adore them for what they are and can do. Please keep in mind this is my view though and maybe your view is different. This will be just my thoughts and some might not apply or be noticeable to you.

 

Good Points

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  • I love how the suspsension set up it feels when turning corners and is easy to maneuver around corners

 

  • Very comfortable and good riding position

 

  • Plenty of gears with the 6 speed gearbox fitted on all models which gives a fairly good choice of sprocket gear setups eg. 13/48, 13/50,13/52 ect..

 

  • Smooth engine with good power to weight ratio and can be riden slow in tight trails or fast in open trails so the versitility of this engine is great.

 

  • Fuel capacity and fuel consumption is great

 

  • Built reliable and can withstand just about anything you throw at it if maintained properly

 

  • Quite light being a 4stroke and in comparison of the WR the TTR is lighter

 

  • Most parts are easily sourced and can be bought cheap enough

 

  • Alot of parts from other models will interchange

 

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Bad Points

 

  • Suspension setup is too high standard even with the suspension fully adjusted so it makes it hard to balance or use your foot to save yourself from droping the bike on uneven ground when going slow

 

  • Chain block and front chain gaurds not really designed well enough to fit a 14t front sprocket as it wears excessively without modifying

 

  • The standard intake box does not have enough ventilation to support a new muffler & jet upgrade without trimming the air duct (snorkel) pipe or fitting vents

 

  • The kickstarter seems to sits in the wrong spot and can cause problems if the kickstart lever boss is not in good working order

 

  • The frame has a tendency to brake at the front muffler mount because the frame mount is'nt strong enough but the heavy standard muffler adds to this trouble

 

  • The carburetor is hard to service without braking the float pin support mount due to the pin being exceedingly hard to remove

 

  • The one chain cam setup has a tendency to jump teeth on the cam chain sprocket and bend valves if the cam chain and components are not maintained properly

 

  • Headlight  & wiring capacity leaves a bit to be desired but not much different on most bikes

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That said the good points outway the bad in my view and most problems can be eliminated quite easy with modifying,fitting aftermarket parts and proper maintenence. I will always adore the TTR250's and swear by them for an all round reliable trail bike.

Jarrah.

 



-- Edited by barra8 on Saturday 25th of August 2012 03:06:10 AM

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how to "prevent" or minimise danger /chance of chain jump a teeth in the engine and bend valves?

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Check that the cam chain isn't worn (slack) and that the tensioner is working properly.

See http://ttr250.activeboard.com/t59506155/how-much-free-play-on-a-cam-chain/

Also http://ttr250.com/Timing_chain/TTR250_timing_chain_fitting.htm

A search on "timing chain" will throw up a few threads that might also be helpful wink

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My response

  • I love how the suspsension set up it feels when turning corners and is easy to maneuver around corners    ......the ride quality is pretty good, softer than my WRR, the rear shock on the TTR is better than my WRR, front grip on the WR is slightly better than the TTR

 

  • Very comfortable and good riding position....... agreed & the TTR seat is better than the WRR

 

  • Plenty of gears with the 6 speed gearbox fitted on all models which gives a fairly good choice of sprocket gear setups eg. 13/48, 13/50,13/52 ect.. ....I dropped the front to 13, much better

 

  • Smooth engine with good power to weight ratio and can be riden slow in tight trails or fast in open trails so the versitility of this engine is great......flat torque curve unlike the WRR that is more like a 2T, WRR has more power

 

  • Fuel capacity and fuel consumption is great.......... the TTR uses more fuel than the WRR

 

  • Built reliable and can withstand just about anything you throw at it if maintained properly.......very true

 

  • Quite light being a 4stroke and in comparison of the WR the TTR is lighter........not light but slightly better than the WRR, not a lot in it

 

  • Most parts are easily sourced and can be bought cheap enough,,,,,true

 

  • Alot of parts from other models will interchange,,,,,air filter & levers are interchangeable between the TTR & WRR

 

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Bad Points

 

  • Suspension setup is too high standard even with the suspension fully adjusted so it makes it hard to balance or use your foot to save yourself from droping the bike on uneven ground when going slow.......TTR is lower than the WRR & the TTR seat is easier to slide across on, I'm 5'6" & find the TTR ok but the WRR is bloody tall

 

  • Chain block and front chain gaurds not really designed well enough to fit a 14t front sprocket as it wears excessively without modifying.....no issues as yet

 

  • The standard intake box does not have enough ventilation to support a new muffler & jet upgrade without trimming the air duct (snorkel) pipe or fitting vents.....it's ok for what the bike is

 

  • The kickstarter seems to sits in the wrong spot and can cause problems if the kickstart lever boss is not in good working order.....at least it's got a kickstarter

 

  • The frame has a tendency to brake at the front muffler mount because the frame mount is'nt strong enough but the heavy standard muffler adds to this trouble,,,,, I run a aftermarket muffler

 

  • The carburetor is hard to service without braking the float pin support mount due to the pin being exceedingly hard to remove.....never had to touch it

 

  • The one chain cam setup has a tendency to jump teeth on the cam chain sprocket and bend valves if the cam chain and components are not maintained properly.....no issue so far

 

  • Headlight  & wiring capacity leaves a bit to be desired but not much different on most bikes.....it's a dual sport, better than my last two XR's

 

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Cheers Terry

 



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  • I love how the suspsension set up it feels when turning corners and is easy to maneuver around corners

 True

  • Very comfortable and good riding position

 True

  • Plenty of gears with the 6 speed gearbox fitted on all models which gives a fairly good choice of sprocket gear setups eg. 13/48, 13/50,13/52 ect..

 Yep. Im on 14/52 which suits Devon lanes

  • Smooth engine with good power to weight ratio and can be riden slow in tight trails or fast in open trails so the versitility of this engine is great.

 Very true, would love to try the 350 kit though

  • Fuel capacity and fuel consumption is great

 All day tank, about 90 miles before reserve, tend to use similar fuel to friends KLX250 which has fuel injection

  • Built reliable and can withstand just about anything you throw at it if maintained properly

 Serms true,  the eay i treat it

  • Quite light being a 4stroke and in comparison of the WR the TTR is lighter

 Cant comment

  • Most parts are easily sourced and can be bought cheap enough

 True

  • Alot of parts from other models will interchange

Did you know the front brake lever fits a DR350? 

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Bad Points

 

  • Suspension setup is too high standard even with the suspension fully adjusted so it makes it hard to balance or use your foot to save yourself from droping the bike on uneven ground when going slow

 Ok for me, its tall, but so am I

  • Chain block and front chain gaurds not really designed well enough to fit a 14t front sprocket as it wears excessively without modifying

 No trouble yet

  • The standard intake box does not have enough ventilation to support a new muffler & jet upgrade without trimming the air duct (snorkel) pipe or fitting vents

 Aftermarket can no mods

  • The kickstarter seems to sits in the wrong spot and can cause problems if the kickstart lever boss is not in good working order

 Cant find a kickstarter on mine

  • The frame has a tendency to brake at the front muffler mount because the frame mount is'nt strong enough but the heavy standard muffler adds to this trouble
  • Ill keep an eye out for that one

 

  • The carburetor is hard to service without braking the float pin support mount due to the pin being exceedingly hard to remove

 Only had to change the rubber

  • The one chain cam setup has a tendency to jump teeth on the cam chain sprocket and bend valves if the cam chain and components are not maintained properly

 I changed mine

  • Headlight  & wiring capacity 

 Mine appears to have a headlight but dont know why they bothered

 Only my opinion.....



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