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    TWORT - The TW Orphan Rescue Team is on the move early AM.....more at 11

    It's been a long cold January so it feels good to be back on the hunt for rusty TW parts....

    stay tuned for updates !
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    Standin on a corner in Winslow Arizona such a fine sight to see....A Big Bore Kit in the Parking Lot Waiting For Me lol

    A 2002 TTR225 in decent shape for $600 runs a rides and appears to be a fairly low hour bike the only possible snag is the guy I got it from said the oil filter was improperly installed and not oiling the top end but at least he was aware of the issue and corrected it but I'll have to go through the top end and make sure it's ok.

    Check out the welded tube frame skid plate is that OEM ???
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    Nice find. What a great hauler setup too!
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    Nice find
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    Interesting variety of steel, plastic and aluminum skid plates available for the TTR. If you want something different for your TW you may wish to google TTR225 SKID PLATE. Here is a detail of one of the steel options: skid.jpg
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    Well done, PlacerLode!

    That beefy skidplate and stainless steel header will look great on your TW225 6-speed. I have often wondered if those plastic TTR225 gastanks could be easily retrofitted onto a TW, you will have to let us know.

    Also, could you measure the diameter of the upper fork legs to see if they are 36mm like the XT225? If they are, maybe you could see if your machine shop guys think that they could bore out the 33mm TW triple clamps to fit these TTR fork legs? This may be a way to pick up some extra travel length and a better(?) front suspension.

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    I believe they are 36mm tubes with 9 inches of travel. Be nice if entire TTR/XT225 triple tree could be transplanted with forks, brake line, speedo cable, etc into a TW, used parts are reasonably priced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    I believe they are 36mm tubes with 9 inches of travel. Be nice if entire TTR/XT225 triple tree could be transplanted with forks, brake line, speedo cable, etc into a TW, used parts are reasonably priced.
    Hey Fred(s),

    I believe that a straight swap is doable if you want to use the skinny 21 inch front wheel from the TTR/XT225. If you wanted to keep the wider 18 inch TW front wheel, then you would have to use bored out TW triples.

    What size front wheel and triples does the Mr. Gizmow bike use?

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    Some flavor of Tri-Z's 9 inch travel 35mm forks and bored out second hand triple clamps.
    I really should get more details from him since it works well and recreate a new interpretation for Betty Boop. Was riding Mr.Gizmo today, nice different feel sitting higher.
    Jerry fabricated a beefy mounting plate for the 2006's disc brake caliper to fit the Tri-Z leg, simple yet effective. Yet Gerry had me sign a liability release for that mod.
    A pair of 36mm RT-180, XT or TTR forks would be stiffer and might make mounting the caliper easier. A recent Craigslist had a TW with 36mm legs so I guess OEM trees have room for a 36mm bore. Mr.Gizmo's 35mm fork bore has endured mild thrashing well to date, no cracks or loosening. Tubes still straight and leak free.
    Extra ground clearance just might extend skid plate life.
    Tires do hang closer to ground during transport though.Rav7dMA+Qj2VE8DKxGmCXw_thumb_67.jpg
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    So back to the other Fred: PlacerLode, what will be the fate of this TTR? Fix & flip? Fix & keep? Donor bike providing tank, engine and forks for a somewhat confused 6 speed custom TW225?
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