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Hi

Name is Nathan. I live in Port Talbot, Uk. 

I've just sold my 1999 Kawasaki KL250g Super Sherpa and bought a 04 TTR.

I know a couple of members on here. One kindly let me have a little spin on his a while back and since then I've been on the hunt. Picked it up this afternoon.



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Welcome to the forum Nathan.
The Supersherpa's a well respected bike but the TTR is a definite step up.
Nice atmospheric photo too.
Ride safe,
Simon.

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Welcome Mr D looks like a fine example you've bagged yourself there!

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Welcome to the forum Nathan biggrin

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Welcome to the forum, Natham.

Looks nice and shiny - isn't Port Talbot associated with steelworks? confuse

I'm only asking because I'm originally from Sheffield then I married and moved not far from Consett and they were both steel places. wink

Martyn

 

 



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Welcome Diver, the TTR is looking good.

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Welcome

A nice looking bikesmile



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Welcome Nathan!

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Thanks for the welcomes

 

Yeah Port Talbot does have a massive steel works that Tara keep trying to close, It'll kill the town when it happens.

 

My TTR does have a few spots of rust on the welds on the frame and on the exhaust box, but the bike will be stripped in the summer and given a good going over and new exhaust.

For now I'm planning on doing the basic bits I need, then spending some time bonding with it.

 

First things first, replace the ignition switch (only have 1 key), tail tidy, and number plate light, larger flush mount rear indicators (nearly got rear ended outside work today)

The back end is a bit of a mess, front end is much better.



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Glad to hear you are sorting out the back end!

PMSL at your avatarbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin



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My avatar was made by a lady on the V-Strom owners forum, I've looked for different images to swap to but this one makes me chuckle every time, so I've kept it.

I nearly forgot, I'm fitting heated grips... because I'm a big girls blouse and it's chuffing nobbling on my commute to work atm.



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mr_diver wrote:

I nearly forgot, I'm fitting heated grips... because I'm a big girls blouse and it's chuffing nobbling on my commute to work atm.


Symtec ones are great! 



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I've just gone for cheap £25 jobbies on evilbay.

They were good on the Super Sherpa, where the R&G or Datatool ones didn't like a decent dunking in a river.



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You should be able to get a second key cut cheaper than buying a new ignition, then you can still use the steering lock with one key on the ring.

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See http://ttr250.activeboard.com/t50236179/removing-ignition-barrel-and-finding-the-ignition-key-code-n/ 



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Yep, thats the one ive ordered. 

The barrel in the bike is a bit stiff also, so fitting a new one kills two birds.



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Just posting to say goodbye as I've sold the bike.

I'll say the TTR was the easiest bike to work on and most fun to ride out of all the bikes I've owned

BUT

I've ridden it 3 times since January- One of those times was the Taffy Dakar where I did sod all riding.
So not using it and having other things to do and other bikes to maintain and ride brought forth the sale.

Ride Safe everyone



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It is going to a good home though

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