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Re: TY250 The Riley version !
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2011, 07:43:34 AM »



AP Motorcycles. Arrrrrrrrrg !!!!!


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Re: TY250 The Riley version !
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2011, 08:56:05 AM »
Nice bike .... Let me know how it gets on in the trails, I was thinking of buying one for the same purpose.  Trouble is I'm 6 foot 4 so might have my knees keeping my ears warm!
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Re: TY250 The Riley version !
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2011, 11:22:53 AM »
AP Motorcycles?
Nice TY tho.
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Re: TY250 The Riley version !
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2011, 09:32:12 PM »

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Nice bike .... Let me know how it gets on in the trails,

No shortage of power for UK style green lanes, but.....

    You would need to work on the seat, as it is far too low for sitting down for extended road work.

    The bike is light and tends to bounce around a bit off road, transferring a lot of energy through the handlebars and seat, making riding tiring.
   
    Vibration is a problem after a while.

    They are too loud stock. You may need to change the tailpipe, not just for your ears sake, but for the person behind you !

    Fuel economy appears poor, and the tank small.


    Yes, I would have another one tomorrow, but I would make some non permanent modifications to suit me and my riding style.

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Re: TY250 The Riley version !
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2011, 10:45:32 PM »
I have used my Ty for years as a trail and a trials bike. No problems at all, just gear it up 1 tooth on the front sprocket and you still have that wonderful trials fun on the hills! Go for bar raisers, custom or bought and a bit more padding in the seat..there you have it..A fun bike for all terrain and bulletproof!
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Re: TY250 The Riley version !
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2011, 09:41:29 PM »
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This was the wife's TY250. Registered in 1992 the bike was probably found in the back of a warehouse along with a few others.
 The tank was not typical TY250, being alloy, but the dealer remembered it coming from the importer like that and in that colour scheme.

The 2 TY250's 75 and 77 That I picked up both had aloy tanks, are steel  tanks more typical?




 
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Re: TY250 The Riley version !
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2011, 04:51:08 AM »
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are steel  tanks more typical?

Steel tanks were what most of the bikes came with from the importers.

I suspect there was quite an industry at one time making performance parts for these trials bikes.

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