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Here it is then

 

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Needs some jobs doing and some tidying. Next week when my split shifts are over I should get on to it smile



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Congratulation on becoming a fully fledged member. aww

Have fun and keep us posted on the progress.

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Thanks Martyn,

Picking up some super moto wheels for it on Monday as I'll be doing a fair % of my miles on the road. Just have about a mile of track before I get to one smile


May have to do some mods to make them fit though hmm



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Bewdy! Another TTR on the road!

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Fitted some cheapo white hand guards today to replace the blue ones.

Going for a white/black theme, so aim to paint frame black and replace as much of the plastic as I can.

Will post some pics as I go.



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Well the wheels seem to be OK, just waiting for the tyres before I trial fit them.

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Here are my cheapo handguards

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Got the tyres fitted now and they look good, so started trial fitting rear wheel. Turns out it's a TTR hub and appears to fit with no mods at all biggrin

Bad news though is that the disk bolts are all solid on both hubs, and both hubs need new disks hmm Soaking them now to try again tomorrow.

Also discovered rear shock is completely knackered, doh!

Think the previous owner saw me coming, as not only are chain and rear sprocket fubarred, but the rear sprocket was actually really loose ! Wondered what the chattering noise was !

Also (bad day today) discovered that my rear spindle doesn't have the arm on the end to stop it moving, just a bolt head like so :-

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Is that correct ?

ALSO, the swinging arm doesn't have any end pieces on it hmm



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Good news on the rear wheel!

Disc bolts - I have never been able to get all of the disc bolts off with just an ordinary Allen key socket on a socket wrench. I get a 96% result using an impact driver.

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Those that won't budge get the hammer and cold chisel treatment. When changing discs be prepared to have a few spare disc bolts standing by - just in case!

How bad is the rear shock - has it just lost its oil/gas or is the rod damaged?

It is rare to find a loose rear sprocket but more common to find loose front sprocket nuts. Sadly, if a loose front sprocket nut is left too long it will wear the threads on the transmission shaft which can result in having to replace it which is a tedious affair no

I think your rear axle is probably off a WRF or Serow. However, the WRF ones are usually aluminium and therefore a bit of an upgrade when replacing the heavy steel TTR item.

I have an ali axle in my spares box that a previous owner had fitted to a TTR - see below:

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This is what a genuine TTR axle looks like:

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No reason why you shouldn't carry on using your axle. Just carry an extra spanner to stop it turning if it ever needs removing for a puncture repair or whatever.

If you decide to buy a s/h rear axle make sure you get one from an aluminium swing arm. The axles used on the steel Raid swing arms are quite a bit shorter.

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Thanks for the advice on the bolts Brian, will try the impact driver before I resort to the hammer and chisel blankstare

Haven't got the shoc off yet so can't tell what it's like.

Guess my axle could be the Serow one as it is steel. Will stick with it for now, although it doesn't have a lock pin hole, despite having a castellated nut hmm

Back out to the garage now........ 



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So, quite a bit of work done since my last post.

Fitted my linkage kit, excellent, thanks Brian!

Also fitted a new rear shocker from fleabay, which appears to be quite good. also test fitted the supermoto wheels and took a quick pictureSuper moto 1.jpg

Have some playing around to do with front spacers and calliper before it's sorted. Also will be giving it a coat rust inhibitor and then smooth black paint next week, time permitting smile

Coming along slowly though.



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Can't believe 3 years has almost gone by since I last posted blankstare

Unfortunately, due to various things going on in my life, the TTR has just been sitting around with various jobs half done, but I've had a good couple of weeks and it's almost back ready for the road again. I had bought new front and rear sprockets and a new chain and fitted them, but I also acquired a SpeedoDRD, and a little digital rev counter and some new LED indicators, and lastly a new headlight unit foma Kawasaki with a decent glass head light unit. All of that is now on the bike, and I'll post some pictures up tomorrow if I get a moment.

I had some problems with the supermoto front wheel as I could just about get the spacing right, but had to make and fit a bracket for the caliper as the disk was a larger diameter. Once that was fitted, there was only about 1mm clearance between the caliper bracket bolts and the disk bolts So, I really wasn't happy with that, and fter much searching, came up with a TTR front hub on the Bay, in the US. It was a really good price even with the postage, and was in good condition. when it arrived, I stripped the existing sm wheel down and fitted the rim to the new hub with the existing spokes. they were too long, but once I had it centered I was ableto measure the length I would need to fit it correctly. I've just orderedsome spokes from central wheel, and I'll put it all back together when they arrive smile

Fitted the SpeedoDRD today and set it up so that's ready to be road tested.

I had bought a longer brake pipe and replacement caliper for the front from Brian (that shows how long it is since I did any work on it!), sand when I wnet to nleed it all, nothiing, so I have anew master cylinder repair kit coming from Steve (excellent service), and that will get done in the next day or so.

Also changed the oil and filter (thanks Steve), and the old oil was really good so the previous owner must have done it before I got it. No sign of any swarf either

Obviously had to warm it up before doing the oil change, so  I turned it over a few times with no juice to get the oil flowing and then turned on the fuel and coke, and it went first time! not bad after 3 years of standing. Tested the rev counter and that seems to work fine too

That's it for now, I'll try and post some picture tomorrow....



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Well done Michael

Glad to hear you are getting on with it and you know we all like to see photossmilesmilesmile



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Would have taken some this afternoon Steve, but I spent 2 hours trying to get the piston out of the master cylinder to no avail

Don't have a set of circlip pliers and there's hardly any room to get in there, must be an easier way than fiddling with screw drivers and pointy pliers hmm



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