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    Senior Member Tweaker's Avatar
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    Has anybody tried? I know Ronnydog has a modded TW250 with 6 sp and raptor carb trying to make a straight forward conversion.
    Twin 2014 TW200's made side by side on the assembly line, Moose rear racks, Protaper Bars one with risers, DG oval pipes. rejetted carbs, 130 main jets, 2 -.020 shims on the needles and @ 2 1/2 turns on the pilot screw, #34 pilot jets, Aserbis hand guards, Shinko 241 front tires, weld on foot pegs, 14-55t sprockets, Ricochet skid plates and 90 degree fuel filters.

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    The TWs odd countershaft may be an issue. The whole TTr engine would have to be installed, no interchangeable parts with the TW.

    It would be the answer to any TW power issues though, this engine would eat any TW no matter how it was modded and you can get 300+ cc big bore kits if you want more!
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    Try a Yamaha Serow/XT225. It may be a chore to find one that's not beat to snot, but it should be about what you are looking for.

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    Weighs in at 266, so a little over but not much. Seat height 32", about 11" ground clearance.
    Mr Hide has a 30" inseam and flat foots one with room to spare.
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    I consider 250s either to peaky, 2strokes, for the road or not able to really be ridden like a street bike can be. I know many that ride them between trails, on the freeway, etc, but they never would keep up with most of the traffic I ride in.
    I don't have experience with a modern 300-390 enduro but I doubt they'd be able to also. I have an xr650r that can be ridden on road but it's not really fun. Because it's not meant to be.
    I would like a sub 250lbs. 50hp street legal dirt bike that will traverse from Los Angeles to Reno. But not cost $10k+. Plus be comfortable enough to ride for 5 straight days. I don't need it to be low. Just fit my other requirements. It doesn't exist for a reason.
    I think you need to readjust one or two of your requirements to find or build what you want.
    You don't say you need e-start so that will save a bit of weight and keep costs lower.
    How do you want to ride on the roads? Side streets between trails? Running around town? Or longer distances and higher speeds?
    I think the crf450 or wr450 are where you need to start. Modern, nice suspensions, EFI good aftermarket. Take off, or replace, whatyou don't need. Find lighter alternative parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGman View Post
    The TWs odd countershaft may be an issue. The whole TTr engine would have to be installed, no interchangeable parts with the TW.

    It would be the answer to any TW power issues though, this engine would eat any TW no matter how it was modded and you can get 300+ cc big bore kits if you want more!
    Did someone make a counter shaft adapter that fit this engine?
    Twin 2014 TW200's made side by side on the assembly line, Moose rear racks, Protaper Bars one with risers, DG oval pipes. rejetted carbs, 130 main jets, 2 -.020 shims on the needles and @ 2 1/2 turns on the pilot screw, #34 pilot jets, Aserbis hand guards, Shinko 241 front tires, weld on foot pegs, 14-55t sprockets, Ricochet skid plates and 90 degree fuel filters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tweaker View Post
    Did someone make a counter shaft adapter that fit this engine?
    Yes, someone has...

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    Might have problems getting them to sell it though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    There are a few to be found, here are a few west coast listings. ( I know, Arizona isn’t on the coast but they do have the most registered number of boats for any state)

    Description Price Year Location State Listed Source
    TTR 250 $1,700 2003 Gilbert AZ 05/16/17 8:45 pm (1 day ago) Craigslist
    1999 Yamaha TTR 250 $1,800 1999 Modesto CA 05/18/17 2:11 am (18 hours ago) Craigslist
    2005 Yamaha TTR-250 $2,500 2005 Sacramento CA 05/14/17 4:09 pm (4 days ago) Craigslist
    2005 Yamaha TT-R 250 L $3,000 2005 Yucaipa CA 05/12/17 12:00 am (6 days ago) Cycle Trader
    2006 Yamaha TTR 250 $3,500 2006 Santa Monica CA 05/17/17 4:19 pm (1 day ago) Craigslist

    Hey that plated 05 in Yucaipa, CA is like 10 minutes from me - nice find! The seller also dropped the price to $2,500: that could be a really nice bike for the money!
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