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Well here she is!! The new girl finally arrived today and I’m very happy.

 

She’s a 2011 model and has just under 12,5000 kilometres which is not much for a ten year old bike. 

 

She’s in good nick too as you can see by the pics, and the guy who sold it to me obviously looked after it. It's got the usual scratches from being used, but with the important things that matter she looks great.

 

I’ve not owned a bike in a very long time, and while she’ll get most use on the farm, I’ll enjoy a run into town 18 k’s away on a Saturday morning for a coffee with the locals. There’s also plenty of trails in the district around the farm to bust loose on too, so now it’s a matter of getting my licence and this bike on the road.

 

I really enjoy this site and seeing everyones bike, but it's really great to show my girl off at long last.



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Nice looking TTR - very original!

Your doggos seem to appreciate it as well! What breed are they?

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Thanks Brian. All original as far as I can tell. They're Australian Cattle Dogs. Only medium size dogs, but bred to take on cattle, so have no fear. The boys were checking it out as soon as she came through the gate. Fiercely loyal faithfull and brave. They know what they're supposed to protect too, so anyone who thinks they like my TTR more that I do, is probably going to pay a price trying to take it.



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Good buy, you just made me think about my TTR also built in 2011 last year they were built I think, I bought mine new in 2013 but now I have to think of it as a 10yr old bike LOL, never thought about that before

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I hope your wife doesn't read your posts - she'll get jealous about how much time and money you spend on your new girl.

 

My heeler has a touch of Kelpie in him. He's keen on a swim.

 

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TTR Dude wrote:

Thanks Brian. All original as far as I can tell. They're Australian Cattle Dogs. Only medium size dogs, but bred to take on cattle, so have no fear. The boys were checking it out as soon as she came through the gate. Fiercely loyal faithfull and brave. They know what they're supposed to protect too, so anyone who thinks they like my TTR more that I do, is probably going to pay a price trying to take it.



-- Edited by TTR Dude on Tuesday 9th of February 2021 10:40:36 AM


 Speaking of dogs we have a Border collie pup, now 5 mths old, good looking boy but hard work



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Hey Graeme, My girlfriend is a one of a kind. Love  you dog in the water. Ours love the water too.



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Lovely dogs Border Collies. Had two years ago. Super smart and full of energy. Takes about two years with most dogs I've found before they show their best.



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Thanks for that and for the info Terry. Wasn't sure when the last year was they were made. 2006 is the year I keep reading about being the last year, but clearly that's not the case. Just love the TTR's, and reading somewhere that the WR's were meant to be a replacement for the TTR250's was a bit sad. I can just tell looking at a WR that it wouldn't be a bike for me. The TTR looks like a bike I can become one with. Love to see the TTR250's back in production though!!



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Speaking of dogs we have a Border collie pup, now 5 mths old, good looking boy but hard work

  Bah!! You don't know what hard work in dog ownership is until you own a Huski.

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I walk four dogs most afternoons. The two Big Dogs live with me although technically I don't own them. The Huski is my daughter's but stayed with me when she 'flew the nest'. The Huski is now 16yo. The cattle cross is my son's and I'm "looking after him for the week end"  which started about 5 years ago!

The two Smal' Dogs are my daughter's current dogs which I pick up each day for the walk.

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Here's the black on up close. I call him 'worm head'

 

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Not wanting to go off on another subject, here is Archie Choc Border collie DOB 6/9/20

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Thanks for that and for the info Terry. Wasn't sure when the last year was they were made. 2006 is the year I keep reading about being the last year, but clearly that's not the case. Just love the TTR's, and reading somewhere that the WR's were meant to be a replacement for the TTR250's was a bit sad. I can just tell looking at a WR that it wouldn't be a bike for me. The TTR looks like a bike I can become one with. Love to see the TTR250's back in production though!!


 As you know I have a TTR bought new in 2013 & a WRR bought new in 2016, both great bikes & way ahead of their time as they are still good today.

The TTR & WRR are so different to ride & I guess if you want a nice casual trail ride the TTR is the one but if you feel like a hoon then the WRR is the go, I love the front grip of the WRR & the brakes but the TTR is a well balanced package. I rode the TTR for the last 3 months but it is out of rego & going to put rego on the WRR Friday & give it a run, have not ridden it for over 3 months.

The WRR was a replacement for the TTR but they did overlap...WRR came out in 2008 & the last TTR's were sold in Australia in 2013 ( built 2011 ) so both bikes had a long production run, that would never have happened if they were rubbish.

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The WR would be a lot of fun but I'm more of the TTR rider these days. Just looking at the WR makes me think I'd be sitting on a horse trying to throw me off. Besides that, I'd never get the best out of a WR, so happy to just chug about at reasonable pace on the TTR. Would have loved a crack at the WR in my younger days. She looks like a weapon!!!



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What a beauty!! Here's our two. Digger (my boy) and Jet (Son's)

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You have a real tribe there Graeme!!! Adventurous too!

 



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Loving the doggo photosbiggrin

A little bit of extra cheer in these otherwise unhappy times wink



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Congratulations. Sexy girl. And dog.

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Nice 2011 example Steve, it's interesting how many of the later "blue plastic tank" TTR's down here in Aus & NZ (I'm in NZ) I've seen now with fairly low mileage - I think that's more likely when they haven't been registered for road use.

I've just completed the process of getting my 2009 registered for the road and I put 100kms on it in the first couple of days! I think machines last longer and give less trouble with regular use and getting well warmed up each time (just like our bodies) with regular basic maintenance as well, rather than sitting around with only sporadic or brief spells of use.

I'll put up a pic of my finished bike (on my separate thread) shortly.

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