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Feeling chuffed. My brother and his mate dropped through unexpectedly today on their road bikes. Asked if I wanted to come for a quick dash over to the reefton pub. My lovely wife gave me a leave pass and it was on. Didn't leave until just after 4pm. Had the throttle pinned all the way past Lake Mountain alpine resort up the hill and then made it to the tight twisties. Kept right on the tail of my brothers mate on a cbr600rr. My brother on his gsx650f couldn't catch us. I was so impressed with the little bike that could. The guy on the cbr couldn't believe that I was putting pressure on him in the twisties. Was funny as.wink

 

Anyway super stoked that the wee beastie impressed today. It's good off road but it's also good to know that I can mix it with the road brigade when the opportunity arises. Still on the 50/50 IRC tyres which are nearly cactus. The more worn the knobs get though the less flex you feel with them and the quicker you can go biggrin

 

Anyway -go the mighty TTR- master of all domains. Got me thinking that why would you spend $20k on a bmw/ktm when you can have this much fun for next to nix. And didn't even get a photo sorry. Was to busy fanging it aww



-- Edited by pricey on Thursday 26th of January 2017 11:18:41 AM

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Ace Chris

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I learnt that the TTR was good on tarmac many years ago when I followed a more adventurous friend (Noel S) along the twisting and curvaceous Teign Valley road. We were both on TTR250s with MT43 (trials pattern) rear tyres running low offroad pressures.

He was really cranking his TTR over in the corners and I decided that if he could do it and stay on then so could I - and I did - amazing how far over you can go - just glad we didn't hit any loose gravel!!!

Sad thing is that, as you get older, you start to lose the bravery and start thinking about how painful it would be to deck it disbelief

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good post brian i also lost by bottle riding my 1200 bandit great in a straight line

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This is one of the reasons I stick with the ttr doesn't matter who you are with or where your riding the ttr is fun and there at the end if the day .then a bit of a tidy up it's ready to do it again 

A ttr can be ridden at a point it's a lot of fun where doing the same on larger bikes gets attracts the attention of the law 

Good read on the ride .I like to keep up look for the road bikes weak points and sneak through looks good results in a big grin all while being relatively safe 



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Thanks for all the replies guys wink

 

I think one of the most fun bits was that my brothers mate is a bit of a hero/poser. The excuses he was making as to why I could keep up with him on a 250 "chook chaser" were funny as. They ranged from light affecting his eyes, road surface being bumpy, leaf matter on the road etc etc. I just stayed quiet and smiled biggrin

And I agree about age and pain Bryan - I don't ever push too hard on the road. I've got the added thought of 3 young kids at home that I want to go home to after every ride. If you're at 100% and a car comes around the corner on your side of the road you're a skidmark. I only ever go at about 80-85% so there is some in reserve if something unforeseen happens. 

 

And I would have snuck past him TTboof except he nailed it on any straight away and I had to reel him in on the corners. That and there's no way I trust him riding behind me - he'd just as likely take me out trying to be the hero. 

 

Keep it wheel-side down everyone wink



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Sad thing is that, as you get older, you start to lose the bravery and start thinking about how painful it would be to deck it disbelief

Agree with that Bri

Used to chuck myself down hills and over jumps on my MB, now I love riding up them on my TTRsmilesmile



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Good one Pricey sounds like a lot of fun.

Although i make a point of avoiding the bitumen the TTR does go well on the black stuff.
I hear you about the old age and pain bit.☺
Thats why our TTR is there. Sick of 600's 450's.

I sold my 450 and dont miss the arm pump and muscle  soreness.   


Ttr250 is both kind on the old body but more importantly fun to ride.

Its more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow.

Especially when u can keep up or pass the bigger faster race bikes.😆😆



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Kaos wrote:

I sold my 450 and don't miss the arm pump and muscle  soreness.  


2 things to say about that

Slow down a bit (he says after tearing down the road today at 110)

and Steggs Pegs biggrin

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BM Steve wrote:
Kaos wrote:

I sold my 450 and don't miss the arm pump and muscle  soreness.  


2 things to say about that

Slow down a bit (he says after tearing down the road today at 110)

and Steggs Pegs biggrin

 

 

Yeah i love the steg pegz too. I had them on my Husky 450 and they definitely help when standing. I think the arm pump is just from hanging on to 50 plus hp in tight bush.

 
I've also got the steggies and pivot pegs on my WR250F ( big bored of course !!)   But on the WR they interfere with the airbox lid so I only put them on now for desert rides, leave them off for tight bush work.


I don't get arm pump on 250's, and at the end of long rides I'm not as sore. 



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