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    TTR 250 vs. TTR 230

    the TTR250 is 7 lbs heavier; ttr230 - 242 lbs ttr250 - 249 lbs there is no comparison between the two. the ttr250 has better ground clearance, way better suspension, far superior engine, transmission & brakes. the TTR-230 is not anywhere near the same class as a ttr-250. If the height is a concern you can VERY INEXPENSIVELY shave down the seat & solve that problem. I'm 5'8" on a good day & I can sit flat footed on my TTR-250 with the shaved seat. If you want a toy get the 230, if you want a serious trail bike get the 250.
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    Ttr-250 hard to start cold

    hi all, my bike is very hard to start & keep running cold. Once it warms up it starts instantly. I just thoroughly cleaned the carb & put in a new main jet (137) & a new pilot jet (50) The battery is a bit weak. the only other thing I did this season was put an in line fuel filter. once the bike starts & warms up a bit it runs perfect in every range, idles perfect. My bike is completely stock. is this a battery issue? any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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    TTR-125 Crankcase cover gasket

    I have one of the above brand new, Yamaha part # 5HP-15451-00. I believe this will fit 2000-2003 TTR'S. If you need this gasket, PM me your address & I will mail it to you. Please ask for it ONLY if you are in need of it to help get your TTR back on the dirt.
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    Another new TTR 250 owner

    yellosn, check your PM. I just sent you one.
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    TTR vs. TTR vs. TTR?

    The 225 & 230 are not even close to the level of the 250. I ride mine very aggressively. Better suspension, better engine, better frame, better brakes, better clearance, the list could go on & on. It's also more than rock solid, it's close to indestructible. It's not as fast as most bikes out there but It will get you wherever you want to go & back. As long as you give it even minor maintenance it will never let you down. I haven't found a trail yet that it couldn't handle, found many trails that I couldn't handle though. It really is an excellent trail bike, for what you want to use it for you won't find anything better.
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    need help painting an exhaust pipe

    Thanks for all the replies/suggestions! Greatly appreciated!
  7. Hi all, I need to repaint my sons yz125 exhaust pipe. any suggestions on how to go about this properly would be greatly appreciated. Sand, prime & paint? I know I have to use heat treated paint, I assume heat treated primer as well? Thanks!
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    TT-R250 (2001) No spark, how do I test it???

    did it run fine one day & not start the next? Can you provide a little more info as to how the problem originated?
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    High Rev 250 (Need Suggestions)

    Are you sure your not having a clutch problem? When I brought my 250 (used) It was completely stock (found out it had the original jets when I tore the carb apart) except for an aftermarket FMF exhaust. The bike ran like crap & would break up at WOT. The FMF was way too loud for me & I replaced it with the stock exhaust. The bike ran much, much better after that.
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    Resetting a TTR250 Odometer

    Just pull the knob out & turn it counterclockwise. It should take no longer than a minute or two to zero it out. When done push the knob back in & you're good to go.
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    Resetting a TTR250 Odometer

    There is no "one click" reset button. You have to turn the knob until you zero it out.
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    MH3 Tire

    My son uses that exact same tire & we have never experienced anything like that.
  13. My TTR250 - It's not the fastest, It's not the lightest, but in over two years it has never let me down & I spend zero time on repairs so no down time. I ride the gnarliest tightest rockiest single track PA has to offer with no problem.
  14. Well, we won't be joining this year, a $200 (plus another $100 for my wife & oldest son) yearly price increase is just too much for us. I hope they're going to groom the trails to justify that much of a increase. Family Membership (2 People in same household) $550 Each Additional Family Member (3rd, 4th, 5th…) Adult Youth ("Youth" applies to ages 16 or under as of April 1, 2009) $50 $35 Mandatory Per-person Supplemental Accident Insurance Premium $25