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I'm the proud new owner of a 1994 TT250 OE. The bike was in quite a state when I first got it however it's now well on the road to recovery. 

So far I have:

 

  • New wheel bearings and seals front and back
  • New fork seals
  • New fork gators
  • New fork seals 
  • New headlight bulb and holder
  • Replacement rear fender
  • Removed all rust (lots) and re-sprayed frame
  • All new linkage bearings
  • New chain and sprockets
  • New brake discs front and back
  • New home made speedo magnet
  • New chain slider
  • New handlebars (CR high-bend)
  • New hand grips
  • New clutch perch
  • New brake lever
  • New swing arm cap
  • New chain guard
  • New swing arm bearing cover
  • A hole heap of elbow grease
  • B&B bash plate and license holder 
  • Grease the head stock bearings... they were fine.
  • New custom seat cover. Black with Yamaha written on sides like the original

Still to do:

Wire up rear indicators, put new road legal tyres. A lot of assembly required.



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Welcome to the forum Benjah.

Great to hear another TTR is being given some lovin.

PS what about some pics?? !!

Steve
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Welcome to the club, Benjah.

By the time you've completed the repairs she will be new again.

As Kaos says, we like photographic evidence - so get clicking. biggrinbiggrin

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As requested, here are some photos of the project. There is not much to the bike at the moment as the wheels and forks are at the mechanics. Will be picking them up tomorrow. Will add more pictures as I go.



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Great looking garage/work space, Benjah.

It looks like you know what you're doing so I think we will all be pleased now. aww

Thanks for taking the trouble. smile

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Welcome to the forum!

Bike looks good wink

Brian

PS It's worth investing in some decent sized frame guards to protect that lovely new paint - see https://totallyttrs.com/epages/699105d9-e4cc-4b32-b236-84e72cd67f84.sf/en_GB/?ObjectID=7438612



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Great looking garage/work space, Benjah.

It looks like you know what you're doing so I think we will all be pleased now. aww

Thanks for taking the trouble. smile

Martyn


 Indeed a top workspace. Nice and clean. Let me guess- your kids have either grown up or you don't have any? biggrin If I could get my shed that clean with an Africa twin in it I'd be a happy man wink

 

Welcome anyway and well done on saving the ttr





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Welcome to the forum.

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Thanks for all the comments guys.

"Let me guess- your kids have either grown up or you don't have any? biggrin"

- Bingo, no kids.

Brian, I've seen the frame guards you mentioned. I have some stick on thick clear plastic lying around so I'll give that a try first. If it doesn't work out I was going to try the B&B frame guards.

Interestingly, the bike came with the original steel cargo rack. The rack is orange with rust but the metal is still good. A wire disc on a drill will make short work of it. 

 



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Some more progress. Got the swing arm back on tonight. Has new linkage and shock bearings and chain guard.. Swing arm was repainted too. Workshop manual is super handy for re-assembly and torque values.



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Slowly coming together now. Got the exhaust cleaned up, painted, new stainless trim and a replacement rubber stopper fitted. Also mounted air box with new mud flap and new shiney bolts, fitted some new handle bars and that little chain guard under the swing arm. All that and some B&B goodness.



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Interested to see the B&B rego plate / tail tidy I thought the rear guard had to be drilled but that looks like it fits onto the rear sub frame, is that the standard number plate light.

Would like some feedback on that & the fit up, got a R&G tail tidy on the WR & it is a nice bit of kit

Nice to see the TTR coming along

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Hi Terry,

The B&B tail tidy bolts directly to the rear subframe as shown in the photo. It's held in place reasonably well but will still pivot on the horizontal axis if enough force is applied. I'll know more about how it fits once the rear guard is back on. 

The number plate light is a cheap LED thing I picked up online. The original, like many parts from this bike, was not included. 

 



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Cheers thanks for the heads up

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Nice to see an OE getting a makeoversmilesmile



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Thanks. Totally TTRS has been an invaluable source of parts.

Any news on the big tank bracket for metal tanked TTR250s? I dream of putting a big tank on the old girl.



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A TTR and a Africa twin in CHCH...
It just so happens I know another guy in
CHCH that has a steel tank TTR & a new Africa twin..

think he has the old model AT aswell "RD06"
But has had the TTR for quite a few years..

I'm in CHCH NZ...




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Thats a bit of a coincidence. 

I think the TTR250 compliments the Africa twin well. Maybe we should have a Christchurch TTR250 meetup sometime when I get this bike on the road. 

 

 



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Calling it quits for the weekend.

Got all the electronics working today. The headlight was not working when I got the bike. Tried all the usual fixes, clean contacts, cleaned the headlight switch (it was filthy inside) and still no light. Had to go digging deep deep down into the loom and found two broken wires.... so much fun. All fixed now though and have fully functioning head light, indicators and brake light. Just need to wire up the license plate light. 



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Always happy to send parts to Oz, you guys and girls keep me happysmile

I really must get around to the fitting kit for the Acerbis on the OE..............



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Benjah wrote:

Thats a bit of a coincidence. 

I think the TTR250 compliments the Africa twin well. Maybe we should have a Christchurch TTR250 meetup sometime when I get this bike on the road. 

 

 


I went the other way to what you are doing.... took all the road gear off my TTR...

 you will find him on kiwibiker from time to time...

Mark   "whatastoner" if yer ever come across him yer can't miss him

got dreads half way down his back...

 

 

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Always happy to send parts to Oz, you guys and girls keep me happysmile

I really must get around to the fitting kit for the Acerbis on the OE..............


 Nice to know your a fan of Oz. 

 

Ps , dibs in been first in line for the Acerbis tank bracket for the OE.



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Always happy to send parts to Oz, you guys and girls keep me happysmile

I really must get around to the fitting kit for the Acerbis on the OE..............


 Nice to know your a fan of Oz. 

 

That's cause Aussies are easy going & friendly but won't put up with fools

 

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OOOOPs

sorry Ben

New Zealand rocks, on my wish list for trail riding. I have some friends who's son lives out there and they reckon it is some of the best riding in the world.

Apologies for my mistake.

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OOOOPs

sorry Ben

New Zealand rocks, on my wish list for trail riding. I have some friends who's son lives out there and they reckon it is some of the best riding in the world.

Apologies for my mistake.

Steve

 

Ha ha don't worry, us Kiwis aren't that sensitive. It is rather nice down here down under though and yes, the trail riding is great.

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Benjah wrote:

Thats a bit of a coincidence. 

I think the TTR250 compliments the Africa twin well. Maybe we should have a Christchurch TTR250 meetup sometime when I get this bike on the road. 

 

 


I went the other way to what you are doing.... took all the road gear off my TTR...

 you will find him on kiwibiker from time to time...

Mark   "whatastoner" if yer ever come across him yer can't miss him

got dreads half way down his back...

 

 

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 I think I may have met him. I commented on his Africa twin at a gas station and he invited me to have a sit on it. I bought one not long afterwards.  It was a tri-color model.  



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Ok some more progress was made tonight. Tried putting on a new seat cover last night but gave up and am taking it to professionals tomorrow. Sometimes it's best to walk away. 

Also tried testing the speedo sensor and I suspect it is faulty. I will try it on my scooe at work tomorrow and make a final assessment.  Fork bushings finally arrived and am picking up wheels and forks from mechanic  tomorrow morning. 



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Seat done, rear wheel clean up with new bearings, brake disk and rear sprocket. It's not bolted on yet as am putting new tyres on shortly. I've placed it next to the swing arm to get an idea how it will look when finished.



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It has wheels! Went with Dunlop d605s front and rear. Just need to out the chain on, attach speedo magnet, fix cheesed screw in master cylinder, replace brake fluid and bleed brakes and a few little tasks. Almost too easy...

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Terry K.
I use a b&b no plate holder.
Fitted pretty easily from memory,i think i may have had to tweak it just a little maybe it was just drill the holes out a little more,i cant remember now but it was only something very minor.
Still runs the standard light aswell.
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Ok finally got to ride it. Didn’t run right initially. Wouldn’t idle off choke and even then would die after a while. I thought I had messed up assembling the carb. Between giving it lots of revs and playing with the idle adjustment it eventually came right. The bike has not been ridden for a long time and I guess it just needed a good hard run in to clear the carb. Runs like a peach now. The engine is the one thing that did not need work, which is why I was willing to over look the mountain of other problems with the bike.  



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Looking good!

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Where did you get the seat cover from mate? Looks great.

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Hi Ben

Looking good matey, nice dog toosmilesmilesmile



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Thanks Steve and Katana,

Next on the list is the Speedo. I attempted a repair using the information on this site. I built a speedo magnet setup (mine was completely missing) and replaced the hall sensor on the PCB. It works up till about 5 kpm when goes back to zero.. not sure what is wrong at this stage. Could be magnet strength (too much/little flux), the sensor not being quite right or maybe the magnets are spinning on the crank..  either way, even if I fix it it will still be inaccurate as I'm running 14:52 gearing. I've therefore ordered a Trailtech striker digital speedo. This gives me accurate speed from the front wheel, engine temperature and accumulated riding hours. It's black with no logos so should look fairly stock once installed.   



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Last pic I promise. Here she is with the hand guards , upper chain guard and frame guards installed. 

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Have one of the Trailtech speedo's which works perfectly and can been programed to give far more info than I'll ever use. Looks great as well.



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Good to hear.  I had one in an old Drz400. Worked very well.



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Where did you get the seat cover from mate? Looks great.


 There's a company over here in NZ that does them. You can get gripper seats, custom colours, custom logos etc  cost about $60 NZ (from memory).



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