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I'm trying to decide !!!!!! Having been distracted for a few weeks with my other bikes I finally took the TTR out for a trail ride earlier. Now I'm no lightweight but even so I expected more grunt. I'm comparing the TTR to the experience I had on a friends KTM 250 which is like a caged animal..So, are all TTR250's a bit gruntless? or just mine.. it has a loud can on it and I'm wondering if the can without rejetting could produce such timid response to throttle in all gears ..

 

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I think it depends upon what state your TTR is in, like what year, what sprockets, what servicing, what mods, etc. confuse

My TTR is a 2000 model and performs really well on the trails as far as I'm concerned but on the road (compared with my 1200 Bandit) it's a slug.

Mine surprises me with its torque, like when I'm slogging in a highish gear, it certainly pulls me through but lets me know it by grunting a bit. A change down and it's better.

Its top speed on tarmac will be 65-70+ mph and I'm thankful it has a 6th gear when I'm pushing it.

What you need to do is compare like with like. Have any of your mates got a TTR with which to compare?

Martyn



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Cubber wrote:

I think it depends upon what state your TTR is in, like what year, what sprockets, what servicing, what mods, etc. confuse

My TTR is a 2000 model and performs really well on the trails as far as I'm concerned but on the road (compared with my 1200 Bandit) it's a slug.

Mine surprises me with its torque, like when I'm slogging in a highish gear, it certainly pulls me through but lets me know it by grunting a bit. A change down and it's better.

Its top speed on tarmac will be 65-70+ mph and I'm thankful it has a 6th gear when I'm pushing it.

What you need to do is compare like with like. Have any of your mates got a TTR with which to compare?

Martyn


 Unfortunately not,,,   mines a 2003,  I don't know its history,,,,, I'm going to refit the stock exhaust and put new leads and plugs on .. see if that helps



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No chance in hell of making your TTR responed like the ktm,chalk and cheese.


Mine has certainly improved since I put a fmf powercore can on,rejetted the carb and opened up the air intake, I also run 13/52 sprockets and the low end torque I get now and the response from the engine is far improved from the standard.


I ride with a group of guys all with ktm's and I always lag behind even though I'm riding the TTR on the "pipe" most of the time. I can go every where they do but when it comes to acceleration they leave me standing. no



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thanks Andy,, ...   if its chalk and cheese then at least my bike is ok ,, not a duffer,,  I will change my mind then and get the bike on the dyno at my local tuners...  seee whats what ...



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Good luck with that Tusker, I'd be very interested in your findings and any improvement you decide to make.

Andy



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