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Hi. I've picked up 2x ttr's one is an OE and the other  a raid.

I will be building one choosing the best bits of both. But what I want to do is fit the blue model tank seat and side panels.

The only real reason is that I like the look better and prefer a plastic tank.

Now I believe all the frames are fundamentaly the same but has anyone attempted it?

I'm guessing some mounts for the tank would need fabricating and welding on. 

Any one tried this have advise??

Thanks. Si



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brian ttr god or ttr steve is your people to talk to they have loads of information ttr steve has lots of parts for our bikes he will be here shortyl john

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Bluey side panels will fit on fine.

The tank is another matter as their are a few differences.

The bluey tank fits via a rubber strap at the seat end, but the OE/Raid frames don't have the hook, as they fit via a bolt down tank.

At the front end, the Bluey tank fits via two bolts going into two frame tabs.

The OE and Raid tanks mount via two rubber mounts of the frame which holds the tank secure.

Your gunna have to weld on at least 3 new tabs.

 

Two either side at the front and a hook at the back to attach a blue tank.



-- Edited by Moo on Thursday 8th of March 2018 09:28:18 PM

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Welcome to the forum Si biggrin

I attach a photo of a plastic-tanked frame (with arrows pointing out the mounting points) to illustrate what Moo is saying:

Tank mounts blue TTR.jpg

 



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JOHNYBOY wrote:

brian ttr god or ttr steve is your people to talk to they have loads of information ttr steve has lots of parts for our bikes he will be here shortyl john


 We already have email contact, thanks Johnsmile



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A new blue tank from Mr Yamaha is going to set you back £370cry



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Here is a picture of a bracket that was made up to fit a blue tank (courtesy of Brian)

Blue tank mounting bracket4.jpg



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Hello again Si

It seems a shame to break one of the TTRs for parts. The value of a running Raid seems to have shot up recently even if cosmetically challenged.

What's wrong with the bikes - anything we can advise on?

Steve has got an amazing selection of used parts at Totally TTRs and, if you don't see what you need, check with him anyways - see here

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Hi all thanks for the welcome and replies.
Firstly those picture help thankyou. Looks easy enough to fabricate those bits.
There is a longish story with the bikes but the short version is that I wanted a ttr but I'm a tightwad so first bought a used and abused OE. That had long lost its v5 and had anoying things done like side stand removed and mount cut off along with lots of bits missing and needing many bits to fix. But motor runs sweet.
Then talking to a fried he reminds me he has a raid with a few upgrades. But has been left outside for a year with an engine in prices. Machanically ok but tatty.

O wish to use the raid but will put the best bits from both on.. is oe forks. Or swingarm. I'm not bothered for a long range tank but both are dented and although usable I prefer plastic tanks hence the blue one wanted.
The raid light will be sold. I know they actually work well but I'm happy enough to trade some throw of light for some weight saving.
I will keep all spares I believe I will need to help with future repairs and sell anything I don't want to hopefully help other ttr people keep Thiers going.
I will post up some pics so you can see..
Si

01.jpg  02.jpg

 



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The first oe i brought was a rough ex enduro one! It too had a knackered frame really, the bloke before had cracked and completely snaped then welded the lower cradles of the frame!
Wont be too long till you are ripping around on it!

As discussed id like to buy the raid headlight! :)

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