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Geoff Ballard's 1999 ISDE TTR 250





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Thanks for posting up the photo Leigh. That TTR looks really purposeful smile



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Set up tips. Pasted off the facebook page.

GB says they would have done Finke for sure and capable of nearly anything.

Other info as a main set up was a little fine tuning on jetting, larger rear sprocket for Offroad (usually 13-46 to 13-50), most other things are good stick and rear suspension is great in stock form for up to an 85-90kg rider.

Fork is under sprung and you'll need to go to .41 to .48kg/mm fork springs. The fork is weird but awesome and is critical to oil viscosity and only works best with 7.5wt oil with 10mm higher oil height and compression set at only 11out to 13out!

GB really knows and loves these forks and raced with them in his WRF for 3 seasons winning many Vets championships.


How did they compare to the xr250 of the same era?
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Ballards Offroad (Official Page) Hey Glenn, 
The XR was the best steering bike ever and was a bit lighter than the TTR, but it had worse suspension, average ground clearance and missed out on an electric starter .

When GB raced an XR he fit a TTR fork and extended the rear to help handling and give more clearance.

He personally easily prefers the TTR.

-- Edited by Kaos on Sunday 16th of April 2017 12:21:10 PM



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GB used to be Mr XR here in Australia, selling parts etc. I heard he used to put TTR forks on the WR he raced !!!

Having owned a XR250 & a XR400 the TTR has better suspension for sure



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