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Hi from South Wales - 1993 TT250R OE

Hi troops Matthew here. I've just bought my first project bike and it's a 1993 TT250R OE (Pictures attached).

A bit about me. I turned 40 in January and had a instant mid-life crisis (hence buying the bike and not even having a bike license). I live in  South Wales, ex RAF and currently working for British Airways (this is where I did my apprenticeship 20 years ago and have gone back to hopefully retire there). I have owned off road bikes all my life. I have booked to do my CBT this Saturday so I should in theory have the bike ready when I have completed my theory, Mod 1 and Mod 2 (July is my target).

The bike I purchased is all there apart from the speedo. (Any help on this appreciated). Also the front headlamp assembly is aftermarket. (Are originals available??).  


As you can see I have started work on the bike. I have serviced all the switch gear and electrics along with the loom. I can now safety say all electrical components are working.

I'm just waiting on the V5 to come back from the DVLA before I make the big decision about what to do with the frame. ( Powder coat or not? I have been reading Brian's posts regarding this - great in depth knowledge there Brian).

I would just like to say this forum is absolutely brilliant along with the Total TTR website and shop. Such a wealth of information and readily available parts. (The service manual download is an absolute godsend!!!). I can safely say I will be asking many questions to get this project to where I want it to be.


So to clarify my first questions are:


Are original speedos and headlight assemblies available?



All the best



-- Edited by Firestorm809 on Sunday 7th of April 2019 05:32:10 PM


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Welcome to the forum Matthew! Good base for a project there!

You may have gathered Brian is Primo Guru!

Original speedos for the Open Enduro and Raid run off the front drive sprocket with a hall sensor and rotating magnet. If you are missing all these bits a cheaper option would be fitting a Trail Tech Vapour, which runs off a magnet on the front wheel and is more reliable and more accurate (if you change sprocket sizes from the standard 14/44, the Yam speedo won't be accurate and you end up buying a speedo healer as well!)

If you're set on going original, bits do appear occasionally - finding a scrap magnet as an exchange for a recon at totallyttrs will likely be the most tricky.

White plastics are like hens teeth. Later model blue ones are available but are a different shape. Be warned the original OE headlight is utterly useless!

Good luck with the project we love a rebuild thread with pics in the projects section

Ride safe, practice lots, don't forget the "lifesaver"!



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Hello, Matt. Greetings from Poland. Good driving.


Grandpa Tom


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