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Hi Guys,

Just bought a brand spanking new TTR 250 and have been out on some extreme rides in the last 2 weeks - seems the boys here ride thier hearts out, and we went out to a forest last weekend for a 80 km ride with a group called "Crusty Quinns" - excellent bunch of guys, no politics, just passion for riding - 4 hours out doing 80 km of river crossings, hills mud culverts rocks forest and slippery hard red stuff -back for 20 minute lunch, refuel and back out - I was too tired for this, so decided to ride the TTR 160 km back home, as I am still running it in...

On the ride, I stacked it 8 times..seems th TTR back end is very loose, bike is new, so expected it to settle, but it has not - the rear seems too light and too hard - is this a normal thing on these bikes, ar are there some easy mods or changes to be made? I have changed the sprocket to a 13 form 14 as there is no top end power in 6th, and not enough down low for sand or tough areas - this orked, but now gettingthe back to get traction seems a problem - I have changed stock tyres for Michelen AC 10's and they are the best road legal tyre we can get here, so not a rubber problem - I have adjusted the "can" to the soft setting, but to tell the truth, I cant even feel the difference - bent the stock handlebars on the first fall, so looking at risers and Renthals, any advice on this?? what type etc?? - I like to stand a lot on the bike, so need more height...I am 1,85 m tall...The front mudgaurd seems to short and the mud really gets on the motor - does the WR 250 front mudgaurd fi the TTR250? it has a longer back section and should keep the mud off the motor??

Overall, I was very impressed with the bike - expected more a XT feel, but got a more YZ feel...

Keep well Dudzzzz..

Davo



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Welcome, Dave.
Suspension setting up is explained on the FAQ site, here:-

CLICKY THINGY

Your weight has a bearing on the adjustments and settings and although it sounds complicated the it can be completed in about 15 minutes.

To get at the top adjuster it's better if the battery is removed to allow a drift and hammer access.

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Hi Dave and welcome to the new forum - glad you made it over here biggrin

In hot climates I reckon the short standard mudguard is ideal to keep a good airflow over the cooling fins.

However, if you ride in wet and muddy conditions (which seems to apply most of the time in the UK) then a mudguard extension or longer mudguard makes sense. I use the Acerbis YZ after-market ones which are a good colour match for the TTR plastics. My guess is that any of the WR ones will fit if they are easier for you to get hold of.

I like the Renthal Dakar High 613 bars but they are the highest and widest available and may cause problems with cables. I chopped an inch of each end of mine which solved that issue smile

Recently fitted the RC medium 809 bars (next highest in the Renthal range) to my brothers TTR and no problems with cables but I would add risers to make them more comfortable when up on the pegs - I am about 6' tall.

You may need to eat a few more pies to get the TTR suspension working properly wink

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Thanks Guys,

Trying to loose the extra pies around the waist, that is why I bought the bike - tried running - way too booooooriiiinggg!!

I tried the link to Clicky thing, and It seems broken, but searched the tips too and it never came up? - any chance of attaching it to a response or something??

I am 100kg, 6 foot 2", pie eating beast, so any good suspension setup ideas for those specs?

As soon as the handbrake is not watching my credit card, or buying clothes, I might snatch up a set of the Renthal 809's - I have a set of risers hidden in the garage waiting for her to go shopping already... she does not even know the last ones are broken.....

CHEERS GUYS..

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Dave, the Clicky Thingy is working this end confuse, but to help you here is the subject:-

Adjusting the sag. Rear preload is set by having the suspension full extended. At full extension, measure from the centre of the axle to a point on the sub frame and note the distance. Next, with riding gear on, load the suspension with your weight positioned on the bike in your normal riding position. You might have to have someone assist you by keeping the bike upright! Measure from the centre of the axle to the same point on the sub frame. You should have about 100 mm less distance with the suspension loaded. Adjust the preload on the spring until you get the 100 mm differential.
After getting the 100 mm sag, next check your static sag. This is how much the bike settles from full extension with just the weight of the bike. You should have approximately 35 mm free sag. If your free sag is considerably more or less than 35 mm, you probably will need to exchange the spring. Thanks to Jack Hixson for this piece.
Thumpertalk's "Set your sag" link.

Martyn



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