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Brian...

Now that the TTR is a discontinued model....

where do you see this form going..

XT660.com has shut down as the XT660/Tenere like

the TTR are now discontinued ...

Made me wonder about this forum...

maybe Yamaha Duel Sport form... really there

are only a hand full of regular posters on this form..

 

 

 

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Hi Pete - an interesting suggestion but this forum isn't going anywhere unless owners choose to stop using it wink

I think that the store of guides and the archive of hints and tips are so big for a single make/model forum that it has reduced the amount of questions that used to generate so many posts in the early days.  With an average of over 4,300 views a day and over 16 posts a day I reckon it is still pretty busy.

I am sure that most owners are members of other forums and Facebook Groups as I am so it is an easy enough job to keep in touch with different goings on. Just use https://ttr250.activeboard.com/p/recent/  and you will get any un-viewed posts showing in bold - quick and easy smile

Also a forum like this beats Facebook hands down for following through technical or fun issues IMHO. FB is good for "instant" answers but it doesn't handle longer running threads at all well.

What do other members think?

Brian

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Hi,

I Think that this forum is an asset, a really useful resource and I proberly "check in" every day.

If I have a problem or question, I find that a quick search usually provides an answer, as there is a wealth of info available (as Brian suggests), if not and I post a question, there has always been a quick and friendly reply to point me in the right direction. Friendly being a key point.

All the time that the above is the case, and there are still TTR owners , then why should things change, I suppose the point about the model being a discontinued one, really makes a forum like this even more useful to those that use it.

Just my thoughts.

Regards

Dave



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Sad for the 660 that there aren't enough enthusiasts. Quite the opposite for the TTR. Most likely whoever set it up changed bikes and lost interest. It takes a lot of effort to maintain a site, and I applaud Brian for his constant diligence and enthusiasm.

True there are a handful of regular posters, but there are always fresh members coming in as bikes change hands and this resource is invaluable to them. I find even the wr only forums a bit of a garbled mess. Making a forum multibike might get more hits - fine if you're earning from advertising, but makes it much less user friendly. That reminds me I've not made a contribution to Brian since Totallyttrs changed hands...

I have not come across a similar forum for any other bike that answers so many questions rather than just being a pile of threads starting "how do I..." with nothing helpful after.

This is a happy place for me



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mossproof wrote:

I have not come across a similar forum for any other bike that answers so many questions rather than just being a pile of threads starting "how do I..." with nothing helpful after.

This is a happy place for me


 

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yes I think it's a good forum to be on I know I don't post too often bit I do view it every day smile



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This is a great forum. I would have struggled to sort my bike out if it wasn't for this forum and the totally ttrs shop



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I'm with the guys who look at the Forum everyday but might not participate a lot.

My Wife and I are travelling to Europe in May and ending up in the UK in July.

Will be meeting up with Brian and Steve for a few bevvies and a visit to the TTR Shop so that "connection" wouldn't have happened without the Forum.

If any TTR Owners in New Zealand want some Parts bought back to NZ let me know as we might have some room in our luggage. Small Parts obviously.

Cheers

Jeff

 



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I'm still new to the TTR and this forum but I check in a few times a week to learn something new. I don't think the model being discontinued makes much difference to the forum. My other forum membership is the 80-90 Club for VW T25's and that has survived the T25 being discontinued for a while ;)

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I have found forums will slow down a few years after a bike is discontinued and things might get real slow for a decade until people start restoring them. Forums on the Yamaha FZR and early YZFs are currently a good example. The EXUP forums have been dead for years but are starting to show a bit of interest now that the price of them have bottomed and people are looking at them for restoration projects.

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Good question 

I just like ttrs  and the chats and support. Good place good info and I may not meet everyone but a lot of new friends 

I think the ttr forum has plenty of life left in it . Learnt a bit and checking in most days is always something to look forward to 

Thanks Brian for keeping it going . Even if the ttrs on your side of the world see a lot of mud and out side is dust 



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yes I have found the same with trying to look for a serow forum I was on one a while ago but it seemed to disappear which is a shame because they are a good little bike

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This forum is what gave me the push to buy a ttr along with the shop ,great parts availability and friendly advice for a 25 year old bike .brilliant.

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The forum came to my rescue one evening last week when i was riding through the city of Cork and i lost all power to everything, lights, engine everything gone. A quick search on here while having a cup of coffee to mull things over identified that the cause could be that the main 15amp fuse could be blown. Checked it out first becasue it was the easiest place to start and sure enough it was blown. Lucky i had a spare fuse in a lead that i had fitted to a lead for a battery tender so i swapped it over. The cause of the problem i later identified to be the tail light wire shorting out on the frame and all was well again in ttr land.  So yes it is a forum that is very useful.



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-- Edited by jasparach on Monday 8th of July 2019 09:55:08 PM

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Glad it worked out for you John!

For other owners, it's worth checking that you carry a spare 15 amp fuse. You should have one in the slot in the battery box so check you have a fuse there and its not blown wink

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I never took any notice of that slot for the spare fuse Brian. I must check mine for that although i don't think there is one in it. I have a small headlight bag fitted to the bike now and it has a couple of fuses plus a spare chain link because it was more luck than anything that i had a spare fuse.

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What i am working on at the moment is trying to fit a Yamaha Virago headlight with the h4 bulb to the ttr. It has a glass lens in it and is a fairly robust unit. I just need to make up some brackets to mount it and go from there. Does anyone foresee any issues with running that type of light from a wiring perspective?

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fantastic forum plenty of guides usefull information from you no 1 & other members plenty of parts from our ttr steve our bikes would be useless without this keep up the good work all of you i go in the forum every day when i get home from work i try to help out if i can with others very good to offer our options & advise i hope it keeps up forever we all forget about things we knew years ago but they are all our good friends to remind of these things we have forgotton about due to our age me being one of those brian is a god of usefull information been there & done it many times before good information good pictures diagrams torque setting etc we will not find a better forum we are all grown up adults and do not give **** advise or abuse falling out like most forums keep up the good advise banter all my friends on the ttr forum john johnboy

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Fantastic forum and yes it could well slow down simply because so many questions and procedures ares already answered. No need to post just look up an issue,most are covered. And the bikes are getting older. But hey they last for ages.

More and more resto's happening now the original OE came out 25 years ago but there's still a lot riding about unopened. Speaks volumes for the quality of the TTR and people love the simplicity compared to newer replacements, eg watercooled WR's

Resto's are usually done by enthusiasts who will often post on here.
I like to jump on each morning and see whats going on. I'm actually looking for a 2nd TTR an Open Enduro to go with my Bluey.

So I reckon this forum will be around for a while yet.
Thanks Brian for running it all this time.



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I love this forum,long may it continue.



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The TTR250 was last "new" in 2006 in the US and it's strictly a dirt bike here. This forum and community contributed to the decision to get one for myself - no regrets. Thank you for this valuable resource.

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Glad it worked out for you John!

For other owners, it's worth checking that you carry a spare 15 amp fuse. You should have one in the slot in the battery box so check you have a fuse there and its not blown wink

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  I found that fuse you mentioned Brian, that is handy to know about.  I probably saw it before and noticed it but never gave it any more thought and in my befuddled excitment when it stopped, i didnt think about it. Thats the trouble with TTRs is that they hardly ever breakdown and by then  i've  forgotten all i should know about fixing it !!



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