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Old 06-23-2008, 10:06 PM   #1
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Talking My tard project!!!

I introduce to you the new family member...
The first step on the tard agenda will be to get some 17 sets... wheels and tires. Any suggestion on the brand and/or place to buy those?
Actually, any suggestion are very welcome since I'm doing this project pretty much out of reading with not too much of experience...
By the way, I like the feel of it
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sweet bike
what do you plan to do with it street or dirt?
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I introduce to you the new family member...
The first step on the tard agenda will be to get some 17 sets... wheels and tires. Any suggestion on the brand and/or place to buy those?
Actually, any suggestion are very welcome since I'm doing this project pretty much out of reading with not too much of experience...
By the way, I like the feel of it
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check with the mini motard guru Cam Moorehead. he can build you wheels. all u have to do is send him ur stock hubs. he has built numerous sets for me. here is his website:

http://www.mmracing.biz/
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:49 PM   #4
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sweet bike
what do you plan to do with it street or dirt?
I want to make it a motard... but not planning on making it street legal thou I'll skeak out
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:56 PM   #5
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check with the mini motard guru Cam Moorehead. he can build you wheels. all u have to do is send him ur stock hubs. he has built numerous sets for me. here is his website:

http://www.mmracing.biz/
Wish I had the resources to create one like the 121 they have
Thanks for the info...
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:59 PM   #6
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I got mine a week ago for dirt and ice.
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:11 PM   #7
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Nice bike... me like:no tworthy:
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East Coast Wheels - Good customer service, but takes a few tries to get them on the phone. Huge online catalog.
store.eastcoastwheels.com

Buchanan Spoke & Rim - The only place to get spokes from.
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I am more than happy to help or teach you how to build your own wheelsets. If you are wanting to swap between dirt and pavement, then find some used hubs off another bike. They are lighter than aftermarket hubs, and you can normally find them with the rotors and/or sprockets still attached, which make it TONS easier to swap over.
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Get a set of handguards. Metal, not plastic. You will save money on levers in the long run. You may as well start looking out for different sprockets, depending on what you plan on doing with the bike. Also, you will probably run 17x3.5 front and rear. 120/70-17's on front and rear as well, with the rear tire turned backwards. What's the outlook for the bike? Parking lot fun, kart tracks, tmgp (maybe too big?) ?
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East Coast Wheels - Good customer service, but takes a few tries to get them on the phone. Huge online catalog.
store.eastcoastwheels.com

Buchanan Spoke & Rim - The only place to get spokes from.
www.buchananspokes.com

I am more than happy to help or teach you how to build your own wheelsets. If you are wanting to swap between dirt and pavement, then find some used hubs off another bike. They are lighter than aftermarket hubs, and you can normally find them with the rotors and/or sprockets still attached, which make it TONS easier to swap over.
GREAT!!! i'll take your word on that... I'll look for some used hubs and get back to you
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Nice. You will love the bike as motard. You can opt for the cheap set up and run street tires on the rims you have. Definetly not as nice as 17 inch wheels, but a cheap, fun way to try it out. You would be surprised what you can find to fit it.

FYI, you can run a TTR 125 in TMGP, but it is in a faster class.

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I've had to drop 2-3 teeth on the back sprocket, or go up 1 on the front to stay in the same gearing with the 17's. However, these were bigger bies with 18'' rear wheels from the factory. How much do you weigh? you're basically going to have to get fork and shock springs that will better match your weight, and what kind of riding you're doing. Go up on your fork oil weight as well about 5wt difference. Remember - this bike was designed to be a woods bike for a 100 lb kid
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Speaking of handguards, where's good place for a set of metal?
I know I'll crash, so gotta save my levers.
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Yeah, running stock size rims is called Sportsman class. I have some street tires here for an XR200. Let me know what your stock tire sizes are and I'll let you know if these will fit (so you can try it out)
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FYI, you can run a TTR 125 in TMGP, but it is in a faster class.
Not so fun on 125 at Katy, unless they opened up the new section.
Denton on the other hand... OHHHHHhhhhhh...
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I'm a fan of thses, made by Tusk. Linky:
http://www.rockymountainatv.com/prod...dFamilyId=9533

Also the Cycras are better (IMO) than the acerbis'.
http://www.cyclebuy.com/shopping/cycra/cycra_hguard.htm
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Those are great!
But... universal???
Would they fit my little one?

I like the aluminum ones.
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Yes they will fit. They fit nice, too. Just nothing under a 100cc 4 stroke or a 80cc two stroke. Anything under that size needs mini bike handguards.
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you might want to pm buck beasley i know he use to have a motarded ttr
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Chasee, check these out.
They are very nicely priced.

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