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Offline King Louis

Yamaha TTR250 - too high?
« on: April 24, 2013, 02:54:27 pm »
A friend took over the Yammie TTR250, but being challenged in the height dept., the bike needs to be lowered. Yamaha couldn't help much, has anybody got experience/advice how to lower the bike properly?
 

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Re: Yamaha TTR250 - too high?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2013, 08:09:55 pm »
How badly height challenged? Best option is to shave the seat.
If not enough you gonna have to look at shorterr dog bone shock linkages as well as dropping the front forks through the yolks a tad.
This lowers ground clearance though, so you may also need a decent bashplate.
 

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Re: Yamaha TTR250 - too high?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013, 07:40:13 am »
I will swap you for a 230.
 

Offline King Louis

Re: Yamaha TTR250 - too high?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2013, 07:55:16 am »
thanks, Pirata, appreciated. Smoky, pm me your cell, let's get together and have a look if it makes sense. Tx.
 

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Re: Yamaha TTR250 - too high?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2013, 01:34:33 pm »
let the air out of the tyres?
 

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Re: Yamaha TTR250 - too high?
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2013, 02:06:49 pm »
let the air out of the tyres?

Hey Wooly, started drinking early today? :biggrin:
 

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Re: Yamaha TTR250 - too high?
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2013, 03:46:01 pm »
Go scratch around on Thumper Talk I'm sure this is covered there somewhere, I rode one for a year, lekker single track trail bike.
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Re: Yamaha TTR250 - too high?
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2013, 08:30:10 am »
Louis, look at the link system underneath. You have to extend the links by say 10mm.

Use normal flatbar at first. Longer=lower, shorter=higher.

Check at things like: will it be able to articulate without catching somewhere on the swiwel mechanism. Then drop the front forks in the tripleclamp to equal the level out.

I know on the Djebel it had 2 holes on the link system to lower the shock easily.
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Re: Yamaha TTR250 - too high?
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2013, 10:28:20 am »
Thanks, appreciated. Will look at the swop option first, if it is not a solution, will look at your guys advice and do it.
 

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Re: Yamaha TTR250 - too high?
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2013, 02:18:58 pm »
Unfortunately you can't do the adjusting/laser cutting of the rear suspension side plates because the link is a solid casting. You can buy a shorter cast link from the States but it comes out a tad pricey. You can wind down the preload but the thing wallows like the pig so I just learnt to live with it. In many ways the 230 you were offered is a better bike. Ian
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Re: Yamaha TTR250 - too high?
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2013, 02:28:06 pm »
You dont change the cast section, you change the connecting links made from flat bar. Same as I did on my V-Strom and the wife's Djebel.
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Re: Yamaha TTR250 - too high?
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2013, 02:40:58 pm »
You dont change the cast section, you change the connecting links made from flat bar. Same as I did on my V-Strom and the wife's Djebel.

Sorry, wrong. I've also done the flat plate trick on my TDM but the TTR is a different arrangement. Ian
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Re: Yamaha TTR250 - too high?
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2013, 02:43:35 pm »
For the TT-R 250 to lower the back you would need something like this...