New TT-R230 here
Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:08 PM
Do regular bark busters fit this bike ok?
Are the stock bars pretty weak?
Electrically, how depending is the E-start (assuming a good battery)? Do I need to put the kickstarter in it right away? If so, is that a pretty simple job?
Posted 13 July 2012 - 04:12 AM
not really an issue to start riding, you just have to let the bike warm up, which means when you get to your destination, start it, get dressed and by the time you are done fiddling around with everything you are ready to ride.
bark busters fit
good luck and good riding
Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:36 PM
That bike is so much more competent and capable than the HP numbers would make you think. They are terrific for newer and experienced riders at a trail pace.
A 37 or 38 pilot (can't remember which is is) is available with a Yamaha part number, and fixes the cold start and idle.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:27 PM
Contrary to what has been said, the switch to the 38 pilot really didn't do much for the cold start, it starts OK, but it takes quite a bit of time for the bike to warm up. But that is one fantastic little bike, the engine I believe has superior torque to my 07 WR250, and that bike has some mods done as well. I dropped the front end, by moving the fork tubes up in the clamps so that my wife can touch the ground. Electric start is reliable as the battery is, so you may want to keep a battery tender hooked up when not riding. I don't think I'm going to add the kick starter $$$ . I didn't care for the chain guide, just a plastic blade so found a superior one at Fisherfabhouse.com. Another site said RMATV/MC has them, but I couldn't find one for this model.???
You won't be sorry you bought this bike.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:25 PM
Not sure if I'll do any lowering or not of it. My daughter is about 6" taller than my wife, we will see who rides the most then cater to that one I suppose.
I'm keeping the baffle in, I hate loud bikes and so does my daughter.
It does have quite a bog off the bottom, so I'll be looking at that. Previous owner has put a bunch of holes in the airbox. I'm not even sure I want to change gearing on it yet. Daughter is a beginner so we are learning to ride right now, not needing too many "hop ups".
I will for sure check out the "Project TTR230"
Gotta get me a battery tender on this bike for sure. No kickstart makes me nervous.
Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:30 PM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:41 AM
Bike already has a 14tooth on it. Gonna pick up the 15 to see how it operates with that. Gotta get some barkbuster mounts, got the barkbusters just no mounts. Installed a battery tender on it. Swapped out that Pirelli front for a MX51, plan to do the same for the rear this weekend.
Can someone tell me what size spoke wrench I need for these wheels, they seems to be smaller than my KTM even though they are the same diameter wheel??
This bike is so easy to ride, I may end up being on it more than my 300xc-w. Wouldn't want to race on it at my size, but a nice enjoyable trail/cow path bike.