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Hello fellow TTR enthusiasts!

I randomly bought a TTR250 for my wife in 2012. She immediately hated it and I should have known better - it's too tall for her first bike, my fault completely. It was used very little before I bought it and I rode it for maybe 10 minutes when I brought it home. I have stored it inside ever since. Over the past few years, I have been picking up bits and pieces in order to prepare this machine to my taste. I realized the other day that I have accumulated a sizeable pile of parts - not one of which has ever made it onto the actual bike. It's way past time to launch this project - the resurrection of an unloved motorcycle.

Let the R-U-M begin!

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-- Edited by Fat Leopard on Sunday 17th of February 2019 04:40:38 AM

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Sounds like a great plan keep us in the loop as you make progress.  Some good riding ahead 



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buy a lowering link this allows the suspension to be lowered makes it easy to get on & off the bike & both feet touch the ground ttr steve may be able to help you he may be along soon very helpfull guy with plenty of information if you get stuck with problems like we all do from time to time

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Welcome to TTR land, Jason.

Sounds to me like your good lady needs a talking to. How can she NOT like something that you bought for her?  confuse

She could wear her high heels to get aboard it and keep upright surely?  aww

Never mind, we'll all be entertained when you post details of the bike's gradual transformation.

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Welcome to the forum matey, that bike needs some loving smile



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I definitely will. This forum has caught my attention several times since I got the bike and its community feel plays a part in choosing this particular bike to build. I'll look around a bit more and decide where to stuff a project arc as content develops. I enjoy following along interesting projects and ideas. I have a few of my own to share. 



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@JOHNYBOY - You're right about the lowering links and I nearly went that route right off the start. I was about to go wide open reconfiguring the bike so that she could ride it when I realized that lowering, etc., is a great solution to the wrong problem. A little background - my wife had never ridden a motorcycle prior to having this one pushed at her. I have no doubt that a TTR250 is a great fit for her after she has some experience but its the wrong machine for a first bike. That was completely my fault. Instead of modifying the bike into a compromise for her, I got her a better fitting bike instead - a TTR125. She loved the TTR125 immediately and smiles every time she sees it. I would encourage anyone in this particular situation to learn from my mistakes - if you want her to ride then let her select a bike that suits her - even if you replace it in a year or so. I think this approach applies to beginners in general.



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@ttr steve - Thank you for the welcome and I will do my best to spend too much time and money on this blue bucket.



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Welcome to the forum Jason!  I am going to watch your progress on the TTR with interest wink

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you could always try her on a serow like mine they are nice and low and light smile



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@skyrider - Good suggestion, that's exactly the sort of bike she could end up on next. For now she'll be learning on her TTR125 which she adores.

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Um, that last photo wasn't saved inverted. it was like this:

 

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***This would make more sense if the previous post still displayed an inverted photo. Some pictures taken with an Apple device store an ambiguous element in the pic file that will display the picture in an unexpected orientation even if saved as expected. To remedy - open picture in a photo editor (not just a viewer), rotate and/or edit as desired, save as copy with same file name and location to overwrite source photo, post new photo in correct orientation.



-- Edited by Fat Leopard on Sunday 17th of February 2019 04:56:54 AM

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