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Old 07-30-2003, 12:09 PM
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I know the TTR-225 isn't too popular, but I wanted a four stroke and it's biggest CC bike that I could still touch the ground on. So....I was wondering how bad the stock set up is. It seems really harsh on jumps and I was wondering if I should soften up the suspension a bit. I only weigh 120lbs and have never adjusted the suspension of any bike before (this is my first).

Any one have any pointers?

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Tam
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Old 07-30-2003, 12:21 PM
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Default Re: TTR-225 suspension

Welcome to ATM!

From the reviews I've read, suspension is definetly not one of the TTR's strong points.

When you say harsh, is it from the suspension bottoming out? If so, making the suspension softer won't help.

Does the TTR even have adjustable suspension!?
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Old 07-30-2003, 12:29 PM
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i know the 125 ttrs didnt have adjustable suspension, and sorry if this comes off as bashing your bike, BUT the 225 is NOT a jumper by any means. it is heavier than the TTR250!! : an XR200 is WAY better, and the XR250 is better still. all bikes can be lowered, and that includes both XRs. the 225 is an undersprung, overweight, underpowered goof up that yamaha should discontinue.

another good choice is a honda CRF230f. yeah, i know, it is a honda, but beggars cant be choosy j/k. and they look WAY better too. let me dig up a link to a thread comparing the two middleweight trail bikes......
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Old 07-30-2003, 12:31 PM
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New to bikes and I need a little advice

there is the link, just look at how much better the CRF-F's look, and dont let the name confuse you, they are NOT high strung MXers, just glorified XRs

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Old 07-30-2003, 01:44 PM
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Default Re: TTR-225 suspension

Bummer.....I figured as much. I plan on getting a different bike, but probably not for another year. I was wondering about the rear suspension (shock). What will that do for me? Anything???
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Old 07-30-2003, 01:45 PM
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Byt the way, I also like Honda....own a honda shadow 750 ACE
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Old 07-30-2003, 01:50 PM
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oops, and we didnt fully and properly give you the dreaded W.T.A.T.M. or.....

WELCOME TO ATM!!!!



you can adjust the preload on the rear shock, and it looks like the forks came off of a TTR125L, so you can probably do the fork mod there too. PM me for details or just post the question :

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Old 07-30-2003, 02:25 PM
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Okay, I will be askin'! But, I have the rear wheel off right now because I was going to change the paddle to a knobbie for some dirt riding. So, until I get that back on.........
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Old 07-30-2003, 03:25 PM
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: a paddle on a TTR? now THAT is something worth seeing LOL i was considering getting a paddle for my TTR125 but decided against it

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Old 07-30-2003, 05:24 PM
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I have only ridden the TTR once with the paddle on. It was the last dune trip out last year before the weather got too friggin hot. It's a 6 paddle. I was just running low air pressure in my knobbies, but a couple of times out I ended up with a flat. I'm not sure if the bead broke over the whoops before test hill (Dune at Gordon's Well) or I ran over something.

Also, I had been told many times not to put a paddle on the TTR for fear of blowing up the engine, but the guys at Alba said that it should be fine......

It's still covered under warranty

I'll have to show you a pic of the paddle. Like I said, it's off the bike right now. I just finally took the snorkle off the air box (last night actually) and at the end of last season I got a new silencer put on (Big Gun). We'll see how she does this year out.

I aslo have quads to ride around on and my fiddy that's pimped out, so I'm trying to ride this for a while before I go out and get a new bike (one more year, one more year, just one more year).

I'm gonna look through the manual and read up on how to adjust the suspension before I start asking you some stupid questions, K?

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Old 07-31-2003, 02:43 AM
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Your rear suspension should be at least compression adjustable. As for the fronts I doubt they have much adjustment. You really don't get really good suspension until you get into the MXer's.

I vote CRF230 as well.
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Old 07-31-2003, 07:29 AM
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Yeah, I looked through the manual last night. It says nothing about adjusting the front suspension and only talks about adjusting the preload on the rear spring.

I guess I'll make sure I have the sag adjusted correctly and go with it. Hey, at least the bike kept me busy for a while. And, it has taught me a bit about wrenching on a bike.

I guess I'll let this thread die and see what you all to say in my thread about stepping up to a better bike (with real suspension).

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Old 08-01-2003, 03:13 AM
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I vote lowered (by shocknut) CRF250. Power and suspension would not EVER be a problem. That baby would tote your little behind anywhere you wanted to go. You would also be doing it in STYLE...
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Old 08-01-2003, 05:19 AM
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me too
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Old 08-01-2003, 09:53 PM
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Yep the lowered CRF gets my vote as well, that would be sweet.
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Old 08-02-2003, 05:12 AM
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see motoman is seeing the light
he's recomending a crf
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Old 08-02-2003, 05:13 AM
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He knows the truth even though he isn't living it.
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Old 08-02-2003, 05:16 AM
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denial, serious denial
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Old 08-02-2003, 05:18 AM
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Denial for sure... Cowboy suffers from it too, but he is the 12 step program, and seems to be recovering pretty well...
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Old 08-02-2003, 05:27 AM
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yea, wanting to ride one so badly is the first step. now he's trying to justify his by all the aftermarket goodies he's throwing on it.
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