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Old 04-21-2008, 11:15 AM   #1
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I just traded a cruiser for a 125TTRL. I recently heard about Motard-ing a bike. What all do I need to do to it?

Any advice would be a great help.
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tires. but if you really want to get into it, wheels and tires. but then if you really really want to get into it, wheels, tires, brakes.

what is your intended purpose?
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not much to start with. you'll need at least the following list.

17" front and rear wheels with tires. http://www.mmracing.biz/rims%20spokes.htm

Brake upgrade would be nice in the front.(larger rotor, better pads, and S.S. line) all this can be aquired through my personal race sponsor, Motorcycles Unlimited. Ask for Brandon

Suspension adjustments (the basics) can be made in your drive way but, you'll prolly want it done right. see M-U also for this

gonna prolly need to regear that bad boy also.

http://www.supermotojunkie.com/index.php for more in depth info.
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And if you really really really really want to get into it, talk to Jody Hudson or Squanto who both post on here.

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And if you really really really really want to get into it, talk to Jody Hudson or Squanto who both post on here.

The only limit is your pocket book.
this is very true! how bad you want it and really consider what you want out of it before sinking too much money into the "wrong" motard!
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I think for now I just want to have a little fun. I have never ridden a dirt bike, just road bikes. It is different when you are talking grip. I am not looking to compete or anything, just have a badass little toy to ride and screw around with.

Can normal Motorcycle (17") wheels work?
What about the stock rims with street tires, is this possible?
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Can normal Motorcycle (17") wheels work?
What about the stock rims with street tires, is this possible?
It's possible but your choices will be quite limited.

you can buy 17" SM wheels from just about anyone that sells dirtbike wheels.
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well i guess it depends on your ttr...if I'm not mistaken, your bike has a 19" front and 16" rear...you should easily be able to find rubber for those sizes. Good luck and have fun! It's probably nearly impossible to not have fun on a dirt bike!
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