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See http://www.ttr250.com/

I haven't made any changes for a few months and a lot can happen in the TTR250 world in that time!

Any suggestions for additions or corrections please?

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May i suggest a posting rule when peeps join for the forum?

Need a minimum of 10 post before you can post stuff in the for sale section, it encourages peeps to interact with the site more rather than just joining up and putting 1 post up trying to sell stuff

just a suggestion

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Hi Jamie

I was really looking for suggestions regarding the FAQ but I am also open to thoughts for improving the forum wink

My personal view is that I would much prefer owners to place their "For Sale" items on this forum than on eBay, Gumtree or whatever. 

In particular, if someone has just sold their TTR and has  left-over spares for sale then I think it is unlikely they would bother to post 10 messages just so that they could advertise the parts here.

I think it's great that forum members get first dibs on any TTR bits for sale and wouldn't want to put any obstacles in the sellers way.

Does that sound reasonable?

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I think Brian has done a wonderful job and is a fair and square type person. I don't think anyone could have done a better job at maintaining the forum and updating the FAQ.

I do have one suggestion but it's probably will be too much effort- It is always hard to find the info (maybe it is just me?) when searching. For the inexperienced forum member it may seem overwhelming or hard to find the topic at hand. My suggestion would be to rearrange the links into sections i.e.

Engine

http://www.ttr250.com/#Oil_filter

http://www.ttr250.com/#Clutch_plate_information

http://www.ttr250.com/#Kickstart_kits (needs updating as boats.net do not have kick-start kits in stock).

http://www.ttr250.com/#Starter_Motors

http://www.ttr250.com/#Replacing the one-way starter bearing or sprag clutch

Carburettor

http://www.ttr250.com/#Carburettor

 

Frame and components

http://www.ttr250.com/#Handlebars

http://www.ttr250.com/#Can I get a bash plate and frame guards for my TTR?

 

Suspension

http://www.ttr250.com/#Suspension

Electrical

http://www.ttr250.com/#Lights

Modifications

http://www.ttr250.com/#Can I modify the exhaust to improve power?

Etc...

This is not a hassle for me (as I don't really use the FAQ) and with a bit of searching, all info can be found. It is just a suggestion for all the TTR ''newbies'' that you can ''Totally'' ignore if you like smile

Thank you Brian for providing useful information and this forum, absolutely FREE. You ROCK! headbang.gif

Dues payed. wink

Jarrah

 

 



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I'd forgotten how good it was.

One thing that comes to mind is to add these people for the carb section.
www.nrp-carbs.co.uk/
They sell different jets and bits for the TTR carb
Also, perhaps offer counsel against using carb/brake cleaner on the carb's black bits. It says not to in the manual and I think the float valve doesn't like it. I had a decent condition accelerator pump which I cleaned and put away. When I went back to it I found it was all crispy and junk.

Maybe a list of known alternative models for things that you don't stock. Speedo cable? I've just ordered an XT350 one. I'll let you know if it fits.

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 I had a decent condition accelerator pump which I cleaned and put away. When I went back to it I found it was all crispy and junk.

 
Andy


 Just a heads up- if you use Rubber grease on rubber O-rings and diaphragms they will not dry out during storage or while in use.

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I have a few things that I can point out-

The US blue versions seem to use a #50 pilot jet and #137 main, as specified in Boats.net and partzilla.com here- http://www.partzilla.com/parts/search/Yamaha/Motorcycle/1999/TTR250LC/CARBURETOR/parts.html

I noticed the oil volume is specified as 1.1 litres for the blue models- My 2005 blue model engine takes 1.4L (no oil cooler, completely drained and oil filter cleaned)! It is specified in the 1999~2013 Yamaha manual as-

Periodic oil change: 1.10L (0.97 lmp qt, 1.16 US qt)

With oil filter replacement: 1.20L (1.06 lmp qt, 1.27 US qt)

Total amount: 1.45L (1.28 lmp qt, 1.53 US qt)

In AU at least, some of the older carburettors i.e. 1993~1999 used a #48 pilot and #147 main. I also noticed that it states that at least one UK owner had a #50 pilot and #137. I think that it may have been an import though as a #137 doesn't make sense for the UK.

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A little off-topic maybe but it would be REALLY great if we had a like box (or kudos). It would save a bit of time when it comes to telling someone you liked what they said and would be priceless IMO.

We could also see who gets the most kudos, bet it's Brian. biggrin

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Put adds on it Brian.

I don't think anyone would really mind if they were targeted and specific. Do an affiliate deal with some of the companies you deal with, especially ones that you don't source specific TTR parts from or if you do, stuff that they sell that you don't, like riding gear, lubricants and other accessories.

I know how much work goes into maintaining something like this...you deserve something back.

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I think some troubleshooting/fault finding trees would be a great thing to develop or include. I think that there are some in the back of the manual, but getting them into here would put more stuff in the one stop shop.

There's a lot of stuff on Carbs and I know Jarrah has done some great posts on this, maybe a diagnostic tree for; check this first, then depending on the outcome try this next with perhaps links to more detailed threads or posts on the specific topic would help people navigate around and fix their problems without starting a new thread on the topic.

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AGman wrote:

Put adds on it Brian.


 Thank the lord that I have Adblock plus! biggrinbiggrinbiggrin

 

 



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What if they were adds doing deals on WR/TTR parts? I'd want to see that. wink



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A little off-topic maybe but it would be REALLY great if we had a like box (or kudos). It would save a bit of time when it comes to telling someone you liked what they said and would be priceless IMO.

We could also see who gets the most kudos, bet it's Brian. biggrin

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Good suggestion Jarrah but ActiveBoard doesn't offer that as an option cry

See http://www.activeboard.com/feature_matrix.spark?

I don't think it's worth  upgrading to "Gold" for the extra benefits on offer.

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AGman wrote:

What if they were adds doing deals on WR/TTR parts? I'd want to see that. wink


I haven't got the HTML skills to do that Jim - sorry!

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Padowan wrote:

I think some troubleshooting/fault finding trees would be a great thing to develop or include. I think that there are some in the back of the manual, but getting them into here would put more stuff in the one stop shop.

There's a lot of stuff on Carbs and I know Jarrah has done some great posts on this, maybe a diagnostic tree for; check this first, then depending on the outcome try this next with perhaps links to more detailed threads or posts on the specific topic would help people navigate around and fix their problems without starting a new thread on the topic.


Hmmm - good suggestion Simon biggrin

Any volunteers????

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TT-R250M wrote:

A little off-topic maybe but it would be REALLY great if we had a like box (or kudos). It would save a bit of time when it comes to telling someone you liked what they said and would be priceless IMO.

We could also see who gets the most kudos, bet it's Brian. biggrin

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Good suggestion Jarrah but ActiveBoard doesn't offer that as an option cry

See http://www.activeboard.com/feature_matrix.spark?

I don't think it's worth  upgrading to "Gold" for the extra benefits on offer.

Brian


 Fair enough Brian, I would not want you paying more than necessary.  I already feel like I owe you something for the use of this awesome site. When I get a little bit richer I will make a small donation.

If everyone dd this, it would take a load off Brian's back I am sure.

Any volunteers until I get a little richer? wink

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Brian- just letting you know that I have sent a payment of £5.00 as a donation to this forum. It was too much trouble using the donation link so I just sent a payment through PayPal, hope that's okay? I know it's not much but I hope it helps for now.

Now all we need is for all the other members to do the same and you'll be rich aye? wink

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Thanks very much Jarrah - it all helps!

This forum is actually free to use and I don't begrudge my time on keeping it up together as I think it works brilliantly because of members like yourself who are willing to contribute and keep the information flowing. I have particularly enjoyed members posting pics of their bikes and local scenery - great stuff - more please! biggrinbiggrin

The FAQ is where the cost lies in hosting charges and keeping the domain going.

Thanks again!

Cheers

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AGman wrote:

What if they were adds doing deals on WR/TTR parts? I'd want to see that. wink


I haven't got the HTML skills to do that Jim - sorry!

Brian 


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All good Brian thumbsup.gif

I knew there was some cost involved, wasn't sure what. Now that you mention it though, I remember you saying it ages ago in the forum somewhere. Oh well, even if you buy a beer I don't mind, my shout wink beer.gif

Even though I help so much, I still feel I should show gratitude for what you have done on here and the FAQ, nice work Brian, keep the good work up!

Enjoy!

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Your contribution will go towards the FAQ hosting costs Jarrah - no problem there.

I am owed plenty of beers by the local TTR owners I keep doing favours for wink

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I don't know if it's just me but when I go to the FAQ I get the heading and 1.5 screens of blank space, it looks like there is nothing there till you scroll down

 

And add a search HOW TO

When ever I want to search a particular domain I go to my favorite search engine and enter the following.

for example

Handlebars: ttr250.activeboard.com

This will, if you use google for instance give you 2 pages of stuff ONLY FROM THE ACTIVE BOARD and then a stack of other stuff from other places

Anywhere handlebars are mentioned on the active board you get a hit

Don't miss the space between the colon and the domain name or it won't work

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BM Steve wrote:

I don't know if it's just me but when I go to the FAQ I get the heading and 1.5 screens of blank space, it looks like there is nothing there till you scroll down

 

And add a search HOW TO

When ever I want to search a particular domain I go to my favorite search engine and enter the following.

for example

Handlebars: ttr250.activeboard.com

This will, if you use google for instance give you 2 pages of stuff ONLY FROM THE ACTIVE BOARD and then a stack of other stuff from other places

Anywhere handlebars are mentioned on the active board you get a hit

Don't miss the space between the colon and the domain name or it won't work

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 Very good points Steve, I don't think it's your computer/browser or you are imagining things. smile

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Sure, all the pic are there, it's just the top 1.5 screens  confuse



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Padowan wrote:

I think some troubleshooting/fault finding trees would be a great thing to develop or include. I think that there are some in the back of the manual, but getting them into here would put more stuff in the one stop shop.

There's a lot of stuff on Carbs and I know Jarrah has done some great posts on this, maybe a diagnostic tree for; check this first, then depending on the outcome try this next with perhaps links to more detailed threads or posts on the specific topic would help people navigate around and fix their problems without starting a new thread on the topic.


 I am happy with things the way they are, if anyone has any questions or problems, they can ask. Brian and myself don't mind helping people (as you might have noticed) and are never too far away anyway, plus there are many other owners to help. I think that the way it is we provide more specific info for the particular situation, whereas trying to just throw that problem into one category does not.

This is not to mention that if we did make those ''trees'' you speak of, the stalker's guest's would not need to make a profile to see all info. I'd rather them join in on the fun than steal read the info without joining.

Besides, there is more than enough info to rebuild a complete bike on here, I swear I have rebuilt quite a number of TTR250's on this site. wink

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Over the last couple of weeks I have whiled away some happy hours updating the FAQ. I am pretty sure that I have repaired all the broken links and have taken the opportunity to add in links to the various pictorial guides that have been created over the last few months.

See http://www.ttr250.com/

As usual, please let me know of errors and omissions!

Many thanks

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No comments but like to say thanks for the hours put in....

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