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Yamaha TT-R230

Yamaha TT-R230 Questions & Answers

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Connor

Connorasked

I have a ttr230 2014 model and when i adjust the chain it is fine but when i go for a ride one side pulls and the chain comes out of adjustment how can I fix this?

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Stable
Stable

Get someone who knows about bikes to look at it.
Could be a heap of things, either simple or complicated.

Connor
Connor

Righto thanks

Hairy77

Hairy77asked

I have a ttr 230 which has a headlight factory fitted which year is this bike I can not find the year of manufacture on it

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Display Name
Display Name

Ours was purchased 2017, and it was an option, i.e. you could buy it with or without the headlight. Is yours the road registerable model (blinkers, brake lights etc) or the newer models? The new headlight is LED and to be honest isn't much chop. I had to make two brackets so i could adjust the angle so it didn't point in the sky .

Taylah C.

Taylah C.asked

Why do some TT-R230 have headlights and some don’t. Is there a different name for one

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Tdub B.

Tdub B.asked

2007 TTR230 on switch isn't working. Battery is good. It hit on switch then hit ignition and nothing happens. No power no sound from the starter. Quiet. Please help?

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Stable
Stable

See Ricky's question below. Check kill switch.

Stable
Stable

Spray the starter solenoid with WD40.

Danny H.

Danny H.asked

I have both the Honda CRF230 & Yamaha TTR230. They make an aftermarket CDI for the Honda that really helps with the power but i can not for the life of me find one for the Yamaha. It does make a huge improvement and definately worth buying. Any clue as to where i can find one for the Yamaha? The CDI i bought for the Honda is made by Big Gun. Thanks

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Nolan J

Nolan Jasked

What do the ugly boots do on the Yamaha ttr and can I ride with them off?

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Stable
Stable

They help keep abrasive mud and grit out of the seals and bearing surfaces of the forks. The forks will leak oil and wear out sooner if you ride with them off.
Some parts of bikes look dumb but do an important job.
You can't see them when you ride so why worry?
Leave them on IMO.

Crofty

Croftyasked

How many kilometres out of reserve on ttr230 2007?

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Ricky

Rickyasked

Ignition light won't light up. I have a 2008 TTR230 and the ignition light comes on intermittently. I know it's got to be an electrical problem, but don't know how to track the problem down to a specific part. When I turn the ignition switch to on, the motor will turn over, but won't run. When the light happens to light up, the engine will start right up. Can anyone diagnose this from my info? Thanks.

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Stable
Stable

You have to diagnose what is causing the problem. Think logically. Could be that one circuit in the switch is faulty. Spray inside the switch with WD40 or similar stuff and turn the switch off and on a few times. Wiggle and bump the switch to see if it is the problem, most times the wires never stuff up as they are just wires nothing to go wrong really. Very, very common for motorcycle switches to get corroded due to the water they are exposed to, they have a hard life. (eg: A cars switches are inside, where it's nice and dry and clean.) If not a Yamaha shop should find the problem easily, there might be common problem with TTRs.

Ricky
Ricky

Luckily I also have a 2016 TTR. So I started trading out electric parts until my 2008 TTR would start. Turns out it was my CDI Unit Assy, which is the Capacitor. After finding out which part it was, I just blew out the connectors and plugged the old one in again and it seems to have fixed the problem. I'm so glad the part works after cleaning the connectors, because a new Capacitor is 300.00.

Ben

Benasked

Do the 204 Yamaha ttr230 have a kick start?

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Stable
Stable

I'm pretty sure that NO TTR230s have a kickstart.
My electric start has been 100% reliable.
I'd much rather have a simple magneto bike with a kick start , but sometimes you have to go with the flow.
Keep the battery charged and buy them from somewhere with a good turnover.

James C
James C

You can get a kick start for the 230 however personally have never once needed it electric wa solidly built no water leaks or anything and trust me I have sunk the bike numerous times

Jim

Jimasked

Is there a difference between a ttr 230 and a ttr 250?

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Stable
Stable

Yes there is.
A TTR250 is a more modern design, it is more powerful and is a physically bigger, taller bike than a TTR230.
A TTR250 would be faster on the road.
A TTR230 is great for vertically challenged people, if you're taller buy either.

dsto18

dsto18asked

I have 2017 tt230, 2 questions:
1. What is the actual size of the handbar? None of 7'8 bark busters fit.
2. Has anyone had bar risers put in and any issues with the wires/cables length?
Thanks!

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Miguel23

Miguel23asked

I have a brand new Yamaha ttr230 but it did start the first time I turned it on but after a couple tries it won’t start anymore does anybody know why or what I can do to solve the problem or is it something about just taking it back to the dealer and have them fix it??

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Display Name
Display Name

That is really strange. I have been on and off mine for a while now, it hasn't missed a beat. If it is new, take it back and get them to check it. Could be something simple like dirty fuel, but i would also check to see there is oil, the battery is charged etc. Will it start with the choke on?

Stable
Stable

Read your owners manual to check the start procedure. You may have a switch around the wrong way. Do you have petrol in the tank?
If all else fails contact the dealer.

Steve

Steveasked

I have a 2007 TT-R230 with stock jets (previous owner said pilot jet was drilled to next size). When I got it 3 months ago it started fine and idled perfectly without using the choke. After riding it for several hours it has gotten where it starts immediately but revs very high quickly and I have to control revs with kill button or else put it gear and start riding until it settles down. It does perfectly after this initial start up issue. Still stock air box and muffler. I can't find any air leaks. Does anyone have an idea about what causes this? Thanks! Steve

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Stable
Stable

My old XT500 did this when the carb slide was worn. It was OK when hot so I never worried about it. If there's no air leaks ( sounds like an air leak but if it runs OK when warm then I think it's the carb worn) just make sure the air filter has no holes in it and is oiled. Also be sure that whoever drilled the jet knew what they were doing and didn't stuff something up with carb/rubber assembly. Also seal the rim of the filter with a coat of grease so there's no air (and dust) bypass. It all depends on whether the bike has had a lot of use/abuse from previous owners. I find these bikes kinda temperamental when starting, also see the other question below.

Steve
Steve

Thanks for the input! Turns out the diaphragm on the left side of the carb had the metal cap pinching the rubber diaphragm and probably causing an air leak. Fixed that. Then the rubber o-ring between the head and the intake seemed like it wasn't sealing very well, so I put a very light coat of sealant in that connection. That could have been an air leak as well. Lastly, the carb to intake manifold has a notch to align, I think this might have been off a bit so I fixed that also. The bike has very few hours so I figured it had to be something other than heavy wear, like on the slide. At any rate it now runs like a new bike again! Thanks again! Steve

Hayden509

Hayden509asked

Hello I own an ‘05 Yamaha TTR 230 and I started it up and put the choke on for about 2 mins to let it warm up. I get on it and rev it and it shuts off I figure I flooded it so I try to start it and it finally starts up but when it does it has a low boggy idle and it struggle to stay running and if you give it any gas it will die and soon after it will only start and run if you hold the starter down and if you release the starter it will die. I don’t know what to do first to fix this, any help?

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Stable
Stable

Symptoms like this can occur if the pilot jet is blocked. Especially common if the bike has sat around unused for a few weeks/months.
I always turn off the fuel and run the engine until it stops. Using a fuel stabiliser helps too.
My TTR is pretty susceptible to this even after these precautions. May be design of the carb or small diameter of the jet orifice.
Try draining the carb of old fuel and then running it for a couple of minutes. Don't run it too long like that or you can damage the engine.
If it doesn't clear then you will need to see someone who is qualified to clean out the pilot jet. Avoid tossers. Shouldn't be expensive if the bike has no other issues.

Bob

Bobasked

How long does it take to run in you new ttr 230?

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Brianna
Brianna

If you mean break in your new bike it takes about a week if you ride it enough

Stable
Stable

Depends what you want to use it for, for a race bike about 10 mins, if you want it to last probably a day or more. I ran in ours for a week, then used full synthetic oil, had no problems.
There's a theory that run in engines are slower because the bore wear ridge limits revs to the run in revs.

sam

samasked

how tall should u be to ride this bike and what age do you recommend

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Stable
Stable

Go to a Yamaha dealer or ask an owner if you can sit on their bike, I'm sure they won't mind.
Remember wearing boots you will be taller, and if you are growing (and a good rider) you may get away with a bike being a bit too high.
Many people can't touch the ground with two feet on modern dirtbikes, but manage OK.

Rick

Rickasked

Can I registered my ttr 230 to ride in the streets and buy lamps and indicators ?

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Stable
Stable

IN Australia some TTRs came with lights and compliance and can be registered no probs. Lights can be fitted to most bikes but registration laws for your area need to be checked.

Display Name
Display Name

Pretty sure the current model doesn't have a compliance plate, but the earlier ones did.

Rick

Rickasked

How come my 2017 Yamaha ttr 230 4stroke dirtbike did not have light lamps when I bought it? Or even a handle bar cover ?

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Brianna
Brianna

Mine didn't either you have to buy all of these separately

Stable
Stable

It's cheaper if you are not going to be paying for lights you don't need.

Display Name
Display Name

Two models, one with headlight (no other lights), the cheaper model doesn't have the light.

Max Treacy

Max Treacyasked

How long do I need to run my brand new ttr 230 dirt bike? PLEASE HELP

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TTR230 Lover
TTR230 Lover

Depends on how long each ride is, id give it 5-10 hours.

Cody

Codyasked

How many gears does the ttr 230 have

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TTR230 Lover
TTR230 Lover

It has 6 gears, 1down and 5 up.

Roger C.
Roger C.

I’ve inherited a TTR230. Stupid question, is there anywhere i can find out what year model it is?

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