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Greetings from another new TTR owner. Recently acquired the TTR shown here;

I bought it a couple of months back after taking pity on my 100,000 mile XL185 which ate its gearbox in an enduro back in the summer. It will be on general green lane and play duties with the occasional enduro or ATRC Rally as and when I fancy.

The bike was much as it appears here when I got it, having the upside down forks and FMF pipe and most of the other bits already fitted. Since then I have done the usual service stuff, rear suspension linkages (why is it so hard for people to actually use grease nipples?), quietened the LLOOOUUUUDDDD!!!! pipe, rejetted and tidied the wiring etc. Seems to be running pretty well apart from a very slight clunk from the sprag when switched off........Will keep close eye on that while I decide whether it's bad enough to do yet.

It is really nice to have a Yam in the garage again and having had a 450 Sherco for a couple of years a while back it is also nice to have an easy to use off roader (now nearer to 50 than 40).

I must say I have been enormously impressed with both the amount of information on here and the amount of activity as well. The TTR shop is great too and I have placed a couple of orders already with my eye on a few extras as well.

If anyone recognises it or knows any of the bikes history I would love to know anything of its past, good or bad!

Next on the to do list is new rear tyre tonight or tomorrow, fork overhaul and revalve/ spring as feels too firm for me and then some more use for a few weeks. Generally I don't leave things alone for long and will continue to upgrade and tweak and improve as time my with my other projects allows. I didn't pay a fortune for it so will not begrudge a few quid on sorting it.

Regards to all.

Rich.

 

 

 

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Welcome to the TTR following, Rich.

With the US forks it certainly looks the business.

I found that my TTR was certainly lots more capabable than I ever was - or will be! biggrin

Enjoy it no matter what else you do.

Martyn



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Nice looking bike Rich. I don't understand it either - all that effort on usd forks, but no grease gun! Don't recall anyone on the forum in the UK admitting to a fork conversion. YZ do you think? If it is, motocross springing most likely - much too stiff for trail/enduro.
Hope you enjoy the "best trail bike in the world, probably".
Ride safe,
Simon.

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Welcome to the forum mateysmile

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Looks a little better in the photos than the metal, but it's in pretty good shape really. I think the front end is early 2000's YZ and it certainly feels like a crosser stiff front end. I will be out on it all this weekend for some fairly serious off roading which will make up my mind whether to do the sprag yet and also see how the forks feel. There is a guy near me, CC Racing, who does MX and enduro suspension. He did a proper revalve/ spring and suspension overhaul on my 450 and it was transformed so if necessary I will get him to sort it. Currently putting another project together as well which is hoovering up time and money so the TTR may have to wait for a few weeks but I will get there in the end. Thanks all of you for the welcome.



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