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i have a ttr-125l, and i made a skidplate out of sheet metal, drilled all the holes,bended it correctly, ect.. Will this work out ok, or should i just put the stock one bakc on. It seems that it works ok but im not really sure

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Unfortunately, we are riding a kids bike. What this means is you HAVE to shell out the cash for a BBR cradle. I finally installed one after about 5 months of riding the little bike. I weigh about a buck and a half plus a dime, and when I installed it, the frame had already slightly stretched. I was able to install, but with a little cranking. Lots of cash for a student, (130?) but you gotta get one. They come with a bash plate as part of the cradle.

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i dnt have enough yet, but wuld it be ok to keep the shett metal one on, or should i put the stck one back on

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Can't see it hurting any... just be sure to save up those pennies. TTR's should come with these from the factory in my opinion.

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I made one by starting out with a piece of 1/8th aluminum plate cut it and bent it and then cut an additional thicker piece out of 5/16th aluminum and extended it upwards a little more to guard the starter, works really well havent noticed any stretching yet and I have done a lot of fast trail riding and jumps. Seems to be very strong,:applause: Looks something like this....

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Whats the big deal with the bbr cradles. I am doin just fine with my moose slid plate and its a hell of a lot cheapen the the bbr.

http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/product_catalog/Product.jsp?skuId=&store=Main&catId=107&productId=p514469&leafCatId=10702&mmyId=8800353

For lightweight children, or put-put riders who never leave the fire roads, a cradle isn't necessary.

A frame cradle does become necessary when you start railing corners, jumping, hammering whoops, or are over 120 lbs, since the frame (or lack thereof) was not designed to take this abuse. The frame cradle closes up the open section on the underside of the motor, connecting the front downtube to the swingarm/rear motor mount/peg mounting area, making the frame much more rigid and less prone to flexing and cracking.

I, too was skeptical, but followed the advice of others, and purchased one, and rode the bike for maybe 45 minutes, then installed the cradle immediately, and then re-rode, and can honestly say, it makes the bike handle 125% better, the front end doesn't wallow in hard corners, and you can feel the frame isn't flexing anymore-it feels more "planted".

Here is what happens when you don't have a frame cradle to tie it all together-

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=481369&highlight=broken+frame

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=363903&highlight=broken+frame

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=355264&highlight=broken+frame

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=316934&highlight=broken+frame

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=236074&highlight=broken+frame

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=201601&highlight=broken+frame

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=103285&highlight=broken+frame

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=74699&highlight=broken+frame

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=55843&highlight=broken+frame

Still debating about a cradle?:applause:

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For lightweight children, or put-put riders who never leave the fire roads, a cradle isn't necessary.

A frame cradle does become necessary when you start railing corners, jumping, hammering whoops, or are over 120 lbs, since the frame (or lack thereof) was not designed to take this abuse. The frame cradle closes up the open section on the underside of the motor, connecting the front downtube to the swingarm/rear motor mount/peg mounting area, making the frame much more rigid and less prone to flexing and cracking.

I, too was skeptical, but followed the advice of others, and purchased one, and rode the bike for maybe 45 minutes, then installed the cradle immediately, and then re-rode, and can honestly say, it makes the bike handle 125% better, the front end doesn't wallow in hard corners, and you can feel the frame isn't flexing anymore-it feels more "planted".

Here is what happens when you don't have a frame cradle to tie it all together-

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=481369&highlight=broken+frame

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=363903&highlight=broken+frame

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=355264&highlight=broken+frame

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=316934&highlight=broken+frame

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=236074&highlight=broken+frame

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=201601&highlight=broken+frame

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=103285&highlight=broken+frame

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=74699&highlight=broken+frame

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=55843&highlight=broken+frame

Still debating about a cradle?:applause:

Ok lets see. thats 10 cases. How many ttrs are there sold and there doing fine. If there where many cases then i don't think yamaha would still use that design. If your doing exstream jumps or woops then you shouldn't have a ttr 125. You should have a YZ. Commen sence. Thats why Im gettin one.

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Ok lets see. thats 10 cases. How many ttrs are there sold and there doing fine. If there where many cases then i don't think yamaha would still use that design. If your doing exstream jumps or woops then you shouldn't have a ttr 125. You should have a YZ. Commen sence. Thats why Im gettin one.

That is 9 cases posted here on TT alone, not the only 9 cases of TTR frame carnage since their inception, remember not all TTR owners are TT members.

Do some searching, you will find alot more threads than 9 on the subject, but if you feel that it's not a concern, do what you want, your bike isn't my repair bill.:applause:

Remember, these bikes were designed for 100 lb riders to putter around trails, not jump or put a grown person on. Many of us tend to ignore the reccommendations when it comes to rider weight, just like the CRF 50 owners.:eek:

I use my TTR as a "pitbike", and do also have a "big boy bike" that I ride regularly, for me, the TTR is a toy to mess around with in the yard and the occasional goof ride.

Better safe than sorry.:lol:

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I would wager that only 1% of TTR125 owners are on this board.

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I would wager that only 1% of TTR125 owners are on this board.

Exactly, like I said if your over 120 pounds and doing jumps you shouldn't have a ttr. Ok so some fat and stupid people break their frames. Mabey they shouldn't have a ttr.

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Ok lets see. thats 10 cases. How many ttrs are there sold and there doing fine. If there where many cases then i don't think yamaha would still use that design. If your doing exstream jumps or woops then you shouldn't have a ttr 125. You should have a YZ. Commen sence. Thats why Im gettin one.
That is 9 cases posted here on TT alone, not the only 9 cases of TTR frame carnage since their inception, remember not all TTR owners are TT members.

Do some searching, you will find alot more threads than 9 on the subject, but if you feel that it's not a concern, do what you want, your bike isn't my repair bill.:applause:

Remember, these bikes were designed for 100 lb riders to putter around trails, not jump or put a grown person on. Many of us tend to ignore the recommendations when it comes to rider weight, just like the CRF 50 owners.:eek:

I use my TTR as a "pitbike", and do also have a "big boy bike" that I ride regularly, for me, the TTR is a toy to mess around with in the yard and the occasional goof ride.

Exactly, like I said if your over 120 pounds and doing jumps you shouldn't have a ttr. Ok so some fat and stupid people break their frames. Mabey they shouldn't have a ttr.

BBR Frame Cradle-$200

TTR frame-$533.56

Being called fat and stupid by a 20 year old who can't count or spell-priceless!:lol:

Like I said, do what you think is best, not my machine or dollars you risk, just a friendly FYI about what may happen without one.

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