Hey Fred(s),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.
My goal was just a donor motor and the stainless header pipe for my TW I'll probably part out the rest as it has no title but I bought it from a Tribal LEOSo 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?
Yes the difference is surprising I can see the 225 with the ATV tire is a match made in Heaven!You'll love the low end torque ....
It did fire right up with no smoke, ticks or rattles and the carb eve seemed in pretty good shapeLooks like you found yourself a nice clean donor cycle!
Yes, I had the Mikuni carb on the XT225 engine, but I ended up using TW carbs on both of my TW225 builds. As you can see by the pics below, the Mikuni carb is quite a bit larger than the TW carb. I can't say for sure that it couldn't be made to fit into a TW, but I did not even attempt to do it. Between the overall significant size difference, the mismatch between the Mikuni input port and the TW carb boot, and the limited space between the carb and airbox, I just did see not any easy way to make it work.Did you have the Mikuni Carb on the XT by chance ? Just wondering if I should run that or use the TW carb