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  1. I like this idea about the stand from motivita. My friends laugh at how often they run to save mine going over.
  2. I am really, really pleased with my TRS 250 RR 2017 I learnt on facebook a useful mod and thought it might be useful to create a list for you/share ideas. I will kick of with what has been done to mine. 59 year old, Clubman/Sportsman level riding. A thicker head gasket to make it softer to ride and easier to start Something in the clutch to make it softer. These first two mods are standard on the 2020 TRS One R I believe? and were done by a previous owner. A small plate down near the right hand footpeg. This stops my foot snagging on the bolt heads/frame when searching for the brake pedal Drilling out the swinging arm drain holes Greasing the chain tensioner bolts Fitting an aluminium tickover adjustment screw Clean and lubricate and grease everything!! When refitting the air filter, first remove the bit of plastic around the inlet hole make sure the rad coolant only just covers the fins inside (syringe and plastic tube) not a long list, anyone done anything else? Not exactly mods but I did also add Full length fork guards Bar raisers Backed of all suspension settings (I am 70kg) Repair /upgraded the water pump shaft and seals. Does anyone have suggestions? I find the choke awkward to use. cheers
  3. Please, please service your swing arm shaft regularly. I recently bought a 2017 250 RR. Love it to ride and its easy to work on. however.... I started doing some routine maintenance on the swing arm bearings only to find the shaft seized. it turned out it was seized into the gearbox. it has been a moderately expensive epic to sort it out. including angle grinders, brute force and only then engine removal to take it to a specialist workshop where they needed the 20 ton press and heat. Apart from the press work I am doing it myself. I might have been unlucky, the last owner probably never touched it, but less than three years old? Even if you do not strip and grease, you should turn them frequently. They are very easy to turn if done regularly. ease the nut, clean out the Allen socket head and use a 10mm allen wrench. you can also look at how the top hats are moving, they should spin independently of shaft or swinging arm (I believe?). I guess in normal use they appear fixed to the shaft but a little tap with prodder should easily spin them. happy riding
  4. Hi, lots of interesting thoughts, I have done the deed and bought a 2017 250 TRS RR Riding tomorrow for the first time. V excited. thanks folks
  5. I rode a TRS 280 at the weekend and loved it, really made me think. Thanks Olly! There are very few for sale second hand. Are few being sold new or are people hanging on to them? my thoughts on the 280. I was amazed how easily it started, very impressed. A big issue for me as I have trouble with this. Lovely to ride, felt agile and loose in a good way, easy to turn and eager. Way too much power for me, I could ride it but at my level not needed. A good 250 might be in my garage soon! Like many others I regularly look at other makes. have ridden mont 315. GasGas 125, beta 4t, beta 250 2t and currently a 260 4rt. All different. I ride low intermediate level cheers folks
  6. Caption competition? I think the coach said something about this.........I need an answer quick
  7. Hi, bit of info. My txt pro 125 2013 was very awkward when changing the plug. Anyone reading my other post may gather I needed to do this a lot before I altered the jetting. The answer is to remove the three screws that mount the fan, rotate it a third of a turn and rescrew. I.e. the outlet for the wires was directly downwards and in the way. I have no way of knowing if it was wrong to start with? How are other GG of this era? I have had no problems since. Cheers folks
  8. Re my original post and all your replies. Thank you for all the interest. I thought it would confuse the original issue if I discussed the jetting changes I have made. Just to emphasise the problem of starting was with or without these changes. I found my125 pro fouled its plug very quickly to a rich blackness within one tank full of fuel. Yes I trickle around like an old man some of the time but equally I give it some Welly from time to time. I became fed up with changing the plug. I read and watched, particularly Jim Snell's carb video. I eventually decided to lower the needle one notch and it improves the situation a lot. I have moved to one and three quarter turns out on the front screw(sorry I can never remember if it is called a fuel or an air screw, lean is in). So my setting on this screw is leaner than the 3.5 average setting. On this journey I did speak to factory Kev to take his advice. When I assured him my original settings were standard I expected him to recommend different jetting. His advise was to rev it v hard very regularly. I am not prepared to do this so I ignored the advise and leaned it down. My much more experienced expert rider friends have the new settings the thumbs up and expressed enthusiasm for how lovely the bike is. They normally ride 250s and had not ridden 125s. Someone will ask if the air is clean..... Yes totally and lightly oiled every ride if dusty etc. Every other ride if not. Love the bike now I can start it. Tempted by a TRS 250....but I doubt it would improve my riding....would I enjoy riding more? Who knows
  9. Hi folks, I will be looking for a used 250 trs. Probably a standard trs one as I am an older rider just riding for enjoyment. Not sure if I should wait until the models come through with the modified kickstart. what is the difference in practice? i currently ride a txt pro 125 and worry about starting a bigger cc bike. is a 250 trs like a 250 gas gas to start? I am happy to put a low comp head on if needed. I am 68 kilo, reasonably fit, fast approaching 60 thanks
  10. Hi, in answer to turbofurball. The carb has been completely stripped, perfectly cleaned and fully rebuilt, twice! Along with the fuel tap filter and the filter on the side of the carb. As I did think this may have been the problem. All electrical earths cleaned and silicone greased, air box and filter perfect , new plug , etc. I had every jet out of the carb and checked with gas gas, they are all standard. Flywheel side cover removed and checked. All clean and immaculate. Unmolested and still on original tyres. The club has an much older 125 (prob low on compression?) that starts v easily but mine has been a sod at times and yet it is a little firecracker when going.
  11. As a light weight 68kg 58 year returning adult I read lots of advice about bike choice and chose a 2013 immaculate gas gas txt pro. fantastic bike when it's running, cannot praise it highly enough, However it proved a random starter. Reading deeper into this I find others saying they can be hard to start. Sometimes it would, sometimes it wouldn't. So frustrating I nearly sold it. I can start mont 4rt, beta 250 4rt and beta 250 evo so my kicking strength is good enough. Yes the bike is in excellent order. I read all the advice. Choke no throttle when cold. Choke if allowed to cool for even 10 min. Take up slack in kick start, get above the bike/ lean against tree etc. Surprise it with a quick fast kick. Preferably in neutral , fresh fuel, etc. Tried this for months and had some very frustrating times. Ahhhhh. Friends laughed until they tried and got the same result. someone did say rock it backwards and forward in gear. near, but not precise enough. Here is my breakthrough moment. When warm, I pull it gently backwards against compression, pull the clutch in , hold it on at least 1/4 throttle and kick it in gear. This has proved almost totally reliable and predictable. Brilliant, can't say how chuffed I am, starting to enjoy riding again. hope this is useful to someone. Presumably it would work with any gg and many riders probably do it but no one told me. cheers folks
  12. hi, folks more knowledgeable than me will be along soon. They will ask if you have changed the oil. they will ask what oil you are using. they will quote an important dimension for the thickness of the clutch pack. these are on the forums somewhere. could you expand on the problem. age of bike? first you say it was stiff, which has one set of issues but later in the paragraph you say difficulty engaging?
  13. Hi, you have me worried. Are you sure? Jim Snell of you tube fame insists that out is rich , in is lean. I have just spent an hour trying to find the post on this site that I originally trusted, but i cannot find it
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