Function Constructed Moto’s 250cc Yamaha Scrambler…
Launched within the Nineties, the Yamaha TTR250 was an air-cooled 250cc path / enduro bike designed to be rugged, dependable, and long-lasting. Not solely did the bulletproof TTR excel on these fronts, it was a surprisingly succesful single-track weapon:
“The Yamaha TTR250 is a hardy wee beastie. As an undemanding, unfussy enduro bike for newer riders it excels, with a never-say-die single cylinder motor that has simply sufficient pep for muddy enjoyable.” –MCN
Veteran enduro riders have been even shocked at how briskly and enjoyable the unimposing 19-hp four-stroke proved to be:
“As soon as I had the momentum up the TTR was able to sustaining a critical path tempo and once more was doing it whereas persevering with to offer probably the most snug of rides. I used to be blown away by how briskly you’ll be able to trip a TTR with none worrying moments. I used to be blown away by how a lot enjoyable it was doing it too.” –Barry Ashenhurst
Our pal Tom Gilroy and the crew from Australia’s Function Constructed Moto picked up this ’99 TTR250 as a poorly executed scrambler mission:
“The earlier proprietor had stripped all of the plastics off the bike and fitted up the ever common CG125 tank, whereas the concept was there the execution was missing with an ailing becoming seat, flimsy tank mounts, some questionable fabrication work, and a few much more questionable wiring.”
PBM continues to provide a few of our favourite customs, together with the Yamaha DT400 restomod we featured final yr — one among our favourite builds of 2022 — so we have been excited to see what they’d do with one other enduro to scrambler conversion. Says Tom:
“There was potential lurking beneath the floor of this poorly constructed seashore TTR250 scrambler, and we have been about to let it out. “
Out again, they modified the body to permit the set up of a brand new saddle, upholstered by Timeless Autotrim with thick foam, Alcantara sides, and a black gripper high. They retained the OEM airbox, that means this bike will be ridden down dusty trails with out concern, and fabbed up some aluminum aspect covers.
They spent an excellent little bit of time ensuring the CG tank was mounted correctly with factory-style rubber mounts welded to the body, and despatched the rear shock out to Costanzo Racing for a rebuild and improve.
After rebuilding the forks, they realized the engine itself was in want of some TLC:
“If this bike’s childhood was something like mine, this was seemingly a symptom of numerous weekend barbeques on the farm with dad’s mates, and all of your uncles doing time trials across the paddock.”
Thankfully, they’ve just lately introduced an engine builder / efficiency mechanic in-house, working as Function Constructed Efficiency.
“The TTR was handled to a very new high finish, together with new valves, springs and a few porting work to get it respiration a little bit simpler. We’ve additionally rebuilt the usual carb again to new situation.”
They fabricated and ceramic-coated a customized exhaust, capping it off with one among their torpedo mufflers, and the MX-style entrance fender is handmade. The inventory hubs with laced to a set of 19/18″ Excel rims with Continental TKC80 tires.
The lighting and electrics have been overhauled with 3 button PBM switches, which run to a Black Field module below the seat and management the 5.75” Flashpoint LED headlight and 3-in-1 indicators. For any Yamaha construct, it’s arduous to beat that iconic velocity block sample, and we find it irresistible right here with the shiny silver paint.
Tom says this TTR scrambler may not be the quickest bike on the road, but it surely’s a hell of numerous enjoyable:
“The tip result’s a brilliant mild weight, nicely balanced bike, with sufficient energy to get you the place it is advisable go and a great deal of model as well.”
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