Honda CRF230 vs. Yamaha TTR225
Posted April 02, 2003 - 01:10 AM
Posted April 02, 2003 - 03:46 AM
Posted April 03, 2003 - 10:48 AM
I didn't know there were new icons! AWESOME
well boys i'm off to the bike shop
Posted April 05, 2003 - 12:59 PM
Posted April 07, 2003 - 07:25 AM
Posted April 07, 2003 - 07:39 AM
I think you are thinking of the xt. The ttr is not street legal in the states.
TTR225 is street legal and has electric start but if you never plan on dual sporting,
Posted April 09, 2003 - 07:14 PM
Posted April 20, 2003 - 12:08 AM
The carb on the 225 is a one off item w/ ZERO jetting changes available (at least from yamaha). It is a bizarre manufacturer as well. The only thing you can do is put shims under the needle jet to raise the midrange richness, and you can remove the brass plug that hides the fuel screw. You can always drill out the main jet, but if you go too big, time to replace it!
The bike seemingly has a short wheelbase, has terrible ergo's, at least compared to a full MX bike, and has NO KICKSTART. If you kill the battery like the owner of this 225, good luck on easy starting.
Also, the battery needs a VERY SPECIAL charger w/ an unbelievably low amperage rating (I think 0.8 amps). If you use a normal car charger, even one that has a 2 amp setting, you will TORCH THAT BATTERY.
For slow, sit down plonking speeds, it should be fine, for anything else I'd recommend the Honda.