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I am looking at a 99 ttr250 for my father to ride. He likes the way it feels but the bike looks terribly outdated especially when next to a newer wr/yz.

My question is when i look at the new ttr230 they have a sleeker tank, shrouds, seat, tail fender and number plaques. Has anybody tried fitting the plastics from a ttr230 to a ttr250? or any other more modern looking plastics for that matter?

I already plan on a full tear down if he ends up buying the bike



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kcook wrote:

I am looking at a 99 ttr250 for my father to ride. He likes the way it feels but the bike looks terribly outdated especially when next to a newer wr/yz.

My question is when i look at the new ttr230 they have a sleeker tank, shrouds, seat, tail fender and number plaques. Has anybody tried fitting the plastics from a ttr230 to a ttr250? or any other more modern looking plastics for that matter?

I already plan on a full tear down if he ends up buying the bike


 Welcome kcook!

Not sure about the plastic bits fitting our 250, but someone here will surely know. I don't have access to a 225 or 230.
 ...BTW- I'M old and still look awsomeaww   ....just sayin'biggrin


I will say there is quite a bit of difference between the wr/yz and our TTR. TTR250 is a carby bike and depending on what year you are looking at, they have gone to Fuel Injection lately for the wr at least. I think the yz is water cooled and TTR is, of course, air-cooled, OE.



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The bike in question is a 1999 ttr250 that has had the motor sent to thumper for the 325 kit, exhaust, scotts suspension, fat man pegs and a few other things. Was used in some hairscrambles and other like events. The bike looks alittle on the rough side but evem still you can tell that it was very meticulously maintained. Just age and wear. So I will have to replace the back plastic to begin with and while I was at it wanting to update it some cause it seems the onky thing holding my dad back is how old it loojs. It doesnt help it is a garage full of crf450x yz450's few ktms and the rest of their families race bikes. He is looking for something cheap that can be used to trail ride with my little aister and me whenever I'm home. I have recently picked up a big 540ktm thumper that I'm making street legal but my sister is young and new to riding. Unfortunatly I cannot find any wr locally for him to compare the two between but I think if I freshened the ttr up he would be very pleased with it that's why I asked about the plastics. Maybe if I can find everything cheap I will attempt a subframe build/swap for the wr/yz back half then throw on a cutdown front fender and a new polisport light and under fender tailight. But I would much prefer to do what I would imagine would be a much simpler swap from the ttr230 to the older 250

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Hi Kcook, I'd love to buy the standard side panels if you are getting rid of them please?

Cheers Mud

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