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Yammy ttr250

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' started by jeffatav, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. I have just bought a 2000 Yamaha ttr250 with a little over 2Ks on the clock and you can see it has just been sitting around.

    It goes like the clappers and I thought it would top out at 80K/Hr but kept pushing on! I had to stop as I was doing 90 in a 50 zone on the test ride and clod would not approve, but it had heaps to go!

    I would appreciate if anyone has any experience or sevice details etc if they could post them up, such as oil change intervals, modifications for improved perfomance/reliability etc etc.

    I have bought this bike for the purpose of commuting on "iffy" days weather wise and negotiated a set of new combination tyres in the deal. I will still cruiser it to work on fine days as that bike is sleepy comfortable!!

    It is such a change from the cruiser for this shorta@#se, but it only takes a few hundred metres to get into the trail groove! A bit of fun when stopping and putting the foot down :LOL: It feels as though I am riding through the tree tops after the cruiser and I suppose when I ride that it will feel as though I am dragging my bum on the road :LOL: :LOL:

    Thanks in advance

  2. I had a 2002 model, and still have the manual some where, i think the 2000 was still electric start only so notsure if the manual is any use.

    only bad thing i heard about the electric start only models was they had oil pick up issues if you did long monos.
  3. Congrats

    Here's some homework for you.... http://www.ttr250.com/

    Enjoy and post up some pics for us to see.
  4. I had one of the the first Rs (maybe a '94) and loved it - a truly great trail bike. From memory, mine would happily do about 125km/h even with shortened final gearing.
  5. Hmmm, I use to ride it around on the back wheel for long distances without any problem...that I noticed anyway. :)
  6. Thanks toecutter,

    I see thats only light reading heh!! :LOL: :LOL:

    It took me five minutes just keeping the page down button held down to get to the bottom of the page. :LOL: :LOL:

    Nah seriously thanx for that link!

    Will post pics of the blue plastic machine later!

  7. very close Jared, but its a ttr not a tfr, but still very close!
  8. Thats a dash, not an F :p
  9. do an oil change every 3k, with a filter every second - can't go to far wrong. valve clearances every 10-12k or so. get a hold of a shop manual and it should give you an idea, even if it's for a different year. Other than that it's pretty basic - not too complicated to service at all.

    A little hint for starting it - pump the throttle twice before hitting the starter - should start a bit easier.

  10. :facepalm:
  11. Hey guys,

    Is WR400 2 or 4 stroke? I struggled to find info.. cheers
  12. 4 stroke matty like the TTR. The TTR series is air cooled though, where the WR series are water cooled.
  13. Ok cheers mate! :D

    Any advantage of either? Sorry about the off topicness here.
  14. WR is a tamed down road reg version of the YZ.

    Think bay be like this

    Honda Yamaha Suzuki
    XR TTR DRZ....S
    not strictly correct but near enough for an example
  15. I thoroughly recommend joining the email group as well.

    Plenty of seriously good folks there to help out with specific ttr-250 questions at the drop of a hat with no attitude or big ego's flying around. Except mine, but I keep my fingers to myself

  16. done that with the same name as here and there is some helpful people there.

    I didn't realise how popular these bikes are in England.