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Geluk Varkkneukel! Jinne, ek gaan weg vir 'n naweek (big smoke = Joburg), kom terug en jy het  'n fiets! Cool!. Kom wys een aand...  8) 8)

BOKKE BO!!! Het ek my gate uitgeniet - sit mos toe langs 'n pom so groot soos my linkerbeen op die vliegtuig - die arme bliksem wou halfpad uitspring  >:D >:D >:D Kon dalk Bloemfontein al gewees het  >:D ;D
 

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I'm also considering 'upgrading'  ;D to a 250cc (or rather adding one to the stable) - where is the best place to source these TTRs from?  Sweet bikes...?

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I'm also considering 'upgrading'  ;D to a 250cc (or rather adding one to the stable) - where is the best place to source these TTRs from?  Sweet bikes...?

H

I'm picking it up tomorrow - will be able to comment on it then.

As far as where you get it - dunno in Jozie.
Try your local gray import dealer dude - if there's one that you know of close by.

02/02/12 - RIP Glen - the Arrow of Elliot and the little man with the big heart that truly was larger than life.

You have touched us and left us better for having known you - even if it was only briefly.

For grabbing the moment and living the day It's been way too early that you were taken away
 

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Hey, Eisbein, how do shift gears with that big trophy in your left hand!?
 

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:D

Biiiiig torque.

Keep it in 3rd and 'gooi' !

:D ;D

02/02/12 - RIP Glen - the Arrow of Elliot and the little man with the big heart that truly was larger than life.

You have touched us and left us better for having known you - even if it was only briefly.

For grabbing the moment and living the day It's been way too early that you were taken away
 

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:D

Biiiiig torque.

Keep it in 3rd and 'gooi' !

:D ;D




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I'm also considering 'upgrading'  ;D to a 250cc (or rather adding one to the stable) - where is the best place to source these TTRs from?  Sweet bikes...?

H
If you would settle for a XT225, I know where a mint one is.
 

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Just got a phonecall from Pocketrockets - The bike is standing waiting for me.
Going to pick it up tomorrow morning!

Yay!

Now I need to go and dig up that chain lube that I ceremoniously chucked away when I got the BeeEm...

« Last Edit: October 22, 2007, 03:38:14 pm by Eisbein »
02/02/12 - RIP Glen - the Arrow of Elliot and the little man with the big heart that truly was larger than life.

You have touched us and left us better for having known you - even if it was only briefly.

For grabbing the moment and living the day It's been way too early that you were taken away
 

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Whats the difference between a TTR and XT225 ito specs?

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The TTR is more of an offroad bike, the XT is trail/dual purpose. Think suspension travel and suspension sizes.

Both aircooled, the TTR is bigger bore.

And cos you are my friend, check here.

In other words, I'd like the TTR, you would like the XT.


« Last Edit: October 22, 2007, 04:05:21 pm by shark_za »
 

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Whats the difference between a TTR and XT225 ito specs?

h

Also go and look at:
Yamaha XT225 Serow - Technical Website
Yamaha TTR250 FAQ

PS Adventurer added two Serow's to his stable in June.  A ride report somewhere on the Forum...
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Thanx guys - not much in it?

Both road legal?

Any info on hp?

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Hey, Eisbein, how do shift gears with that big trophy in your left hand!?

Clutchless shifts, haven't you tried it? ::)
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A good few inches on seat height and clearance is the main difference between the TTR and XT.
Drum brake on the XT rear.

If you want to tour, go the XT, if you want to ride it hard offroad, TTR.
I'd be happy entering a harescramble or even WFO on a TTR.

R48k brand new, ouch.
 

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1st impressions of the TTR250 Raid...


I took the bike for a little spin the other day when I bought it, but to be honest I was a little apprehensive about what the 1st day out in 'the real world' would be. in Traffic - on the N1.
To top it off this morning it was also p*ssing with rain.
So now its a different bike that I don't know that well, wet roads, instant idiot Capetown drivers (Cape town Drivers are instant idiots - just add water) and new tyres...

All that was quickly behind me as I pulled onto the N1.
It's not lightning fast (its a 250 after all for crying in a bucket), but it is more than what I expected.

Roll on in 4th from 50 to 85 took 5 seconds. That is atrocious if you compare it to my GS or a 950, but that is more than enough for road use.

It gets 120km/h without effort and keeps it there with the throttle between half and 3/4 open.
'Crank' it open and it gets stuck on 135. Duck in behind the screen then and it climbs (on the speedo anyway) to 145...
Dunno how true that it, but I was going faster than most cars on the N1 at that time.

The important thing for me however is that it can get to and stay at 120 effortlessly.
That makes the score on the 'normal road useabillity index' comfortably high enough for me.


What I like (so far):

 - The digital display - for some reason that looks cool. I am (after all) a propeller head...
 I like the dual trip meter as well.

- The riding position - nice and high with feet and arms where I'm cumfy.
- The handlebars and lever protectors are very cool.
- Power delivery (for a 250). Very nice and more punchy than I expected. Response is just about instant.
- The big light that's nice and high - I got the feeling that people knew I was coming.
- The look - I really like the look of this little animal.
- The comfortable cruising speed.
- It's not jittery at all at that speed on the highway.



What I don't like (so far).
- Seat is hard (its not narrow, but I need to get my butt used to it.)
- The front brake is a little weaker than what I expected. It works fine, but then I'm also used to double disks in front.
- Brake line for the front is a little in the way of the display.
- No rev counter. There is enough room behind the screen though, so I'll add one at some point.
- No clock (unless I misunderstand the display a little)
- The ignition key position. I know its better to have it kinda built into the frame, but it is on the fork mounting in front sitting sideways. It will not get damaged there, but I like to have an eye on it. So I'll get one of those 'curly chord keyring with a little carebener that I can clip onto the handlebars.
- The lights can't switch off. I'll ad a switch with a relay at some point. I don't like the idea of cold winter morning cranking to get it started with the 55w headlight also drawing power from the battery.

I still have to take it into the environment where it was designed to be, but for now it did pass the commuting test with flying colors.


« Last Edit: October 23, 2007, 10:19:53 am by Eisbein »
02/02/12 - RIP Glen - the Arrow of Elliot and the little man with the big heart that truly was larger than life.

You have touched us and left us better for having known you - even if it was only briefly.

For grabbing the moment and living the day It's been way too early that you were taken away
 

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I still have to take it into the environment where it was designed to be, but for now it did pass the commuting test with flying colors.

...and so I ask again - whatcha doin' this weekend?  ;D
 

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I still have to take it into the environment where it was designed to be, but for now it did pass the commuting test with flying colors.

...and so I ask again - whatcha doin' this weekend?  ;D

:D :P

02/02/12 - RIP Glen - the Arrow of Elliot and the little man with the big heart that truly was larger than life.

You have touched us and left us better for having known you - even if it was only briefly.

For grabbing the moment and living the day It's been way too early that you were taken away
 

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Meet you halfway somewhere? Like Grootbrak  ;)

But seriously...
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Ektokibike se ding moes nou die naweek gewees het. Villiersdorp is mos net 'n hop.