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Canadian '87 TZR250T Rider Needs Help
« on: March 28, 2018, 11:31:26 PM »
Hey Guys,

 A new Canadian here, and I recently picked up a 1987 TZR250T, a Canadian model last weekend. The vin has "2ME" and is matching numbers. The bike is a project that needs a lot of work, but will hopefully be on the road by the end of this year.

Some (of my many) questions is: Are parts interchangeable between 2MY and 2MA with my 2ME? Looking for fairing and all I see are 2MA. If I'm correct, one is a European model, the other Japanese...and that's a big "if"

What tire brands are people running for their TZR's for the street?

Anything to look for as far as gremlins go? Any problems that are known to this year bike?

Thanks in advance to hope to learn and add some to this group.

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Re: Canadian '87 TZR250T Rider Needs Help
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 11:30:04 AM »
Only 3 TZR250 models :
 - 1KT => Japan bike
 - 2MA, 2ME... => European, Canadian, Australian,.... bike
 - 2XT => Japan bike
More information here = http://pure2strokespirit.net/redandblueftp/model_history/tzr250/tzr250_model_history.html

1KT and 2MA... share most of the parts (let say 95%) but main difference are :
 - electric : CDI, loom, stator rotor, dashboard, rear light cluster, side turn signal, side-stand switch...
 - rear suspension : shock, linkage, swing arm...

On my side no weak points on this bike and lot of aftermarket parts available as shared with the TDR250 and R1Z-250

Olivier.
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Re: Canadian '87 TZR250T Rider Needs Help
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2018, 04:59:11 PM »
Pretty much what you need there.  This of course is only the model designations for the parallel twins.  The 3MA and 3XV came after.  If you are buying items out of Japan it will be 1KT and sometime 2XT.  The 2XT was a limited production run at the end with many upgrades.  Wheels are wider, front axle larger, different top case, reeds, rubber intakes, barrels nikasil with upgraded ports.  2ME is the domestic Canadian bike.   Wait for Miyabee to post a 1KT or 2XT they are breaking and go from there.  They should be listing a 2XT shortly.

If you need parts from the dealer, call with part numbers as many of the fiches are US and they do not have TZR250 (at least my local dealers).

I am working on a couple and have some spare parts.  Let me know what you need.  No fairings though.

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Re: Canadian '87 TZR250T Rider Needs Help
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2018, 05:07:50 PM »
Welcome to the forum and nice to see you have filled in your profile so other members can see which part of the world you're from.
Tyres: I have used bridgestone bt45's for 14 years and very happy with them.
Standard sizes on standard rims: Front 100/80H 17, Rear120/80H 17.
Going oversize on standard rims can affect handling,turning and leaning into bends.
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Re: Canadian '87 TZR250T Rider Needs Help
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2018, 12:40:32 AM »
I have used bridgestone bt45's for 14 years and very happy with them.
Standard sizes on standard rims: Front 100/80H 17, Rear120/80H 17.
Going oversize can affect handling,turning and leaning into bends.

I had the stickier Bridgestone BT39SS tyres on my road TZR250. It handled great on the tyre sizes; 90/80 and 120/80.
On the track I use Bridgestone Moto3 slicks which are the same width 90 and 120 but, unlike the BT39SS, they require the 3.5" rear rim.
TZR250 2XT, IKT F3, TDR250, R1-Z

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Re: Canadian '87 TZR250T Rider Needs Help
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2018, 12:45:31 AM »
Hey gang,

 Thanks for the replies. As soon as I learn how to post pics, I will give it a shot. I have some experience with working on older bikes ('68 Triumph Bonneville, '73 Triumph Daytona, a Yamaha '71 DT250, various  Yamaha DT200s) so getting my hands dirty isn't a problem. I bought the bike from a guy who said it hadn't been running in 10 years, and it shows with the tires falling apart. Electrical seems to be all there and in very good shape. Key operates motor, gas can and seat without issue.

 Step one is to start soaking the bolts in penetrating oil and then to strip the bike down, powder coat and get it running again. I am not looking for a 100pts bike, but a quick, reliable runner. I have been lurking around here for a week or so and found "shop97finland" who is doing some fairing,  so I will to look closer into that. I would like to get the rear turn signals off the stocks and up beside the brake light, but haven't sourced them out yet same with some flush mounted front signals. Does the list ever stop?

All in all, this will be a good project to keep me busy for a bit, and I am looking forward to when I can kick it over...and it runs.

Looks like "deconstruct day" starts sometime this long easter weekend.

Evan...thanks for the offer, but aside from body work, I am not too sure what I will be needing just yet. But I will keep you updated.
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Re: Canadian '87 TZR250T Rider Needs Help
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2018, 01:57:24 AM »
The stock Japanese rear turn signals and brake light fit up under the tail like it.

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Re: Canadian '87 TZR250T Rider Needs Help
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2018, 06:04:54 AM »
Here she is from last weekend [attach id=0 msg=55591] Lots of work ahead of me. And it looks like "Ken" went down on his right side at some point. Pipes aren't too bad, and budget dictates that I will be using them. Is high temperature paint a good idea for them?
« Last Edit: March 30, 2018, 06:17:09 AM by Hamr Mark »
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Re: Canadian '87 TZR250T Rider Needs Help
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2018, 03:44:30 PM »
High temperature paint is fine,I use it on my bikes exhausts.

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Re: Canadian '87 TZR250T Rider Needs Help
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2018, 05:41:59 AM »
Made some progress tonight [attach id=0 msg=55623] still a ways to go though.
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Re: Canadian '87 TZR250T Rider Needs Help
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2018, 10:12:34 PM »
This the Japanese rear turn signals and brake light.

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Re: Canadian '87 TZR250T Rider Needs Help
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2018, 10:44:14 PM »
Where did you find that taillight? Is it a extra that you are willing to part with?
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Re: Canadian '87 TZR250T Rider Needs Help
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2018, 12:31:31 AM »
Just a picture many of them forsale on Yahoo auctions japan.

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Re: Canadian '87 TZR250T Rider Needs Help
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2018, 11:57:33 AM »
Where did you find that taillight? Is it a extra that you are willing to part with?

Mark,

You can use this link (https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/search/search?ei=UTF-8&p=1kt&auccat=2084289658&tab_ex=commerce&slider=0) to see a list of 1KT taillight assemblies available on Yahoo Auctions. Although prices have been generally climbing during the last few years, you should still be able to get one of these assemblies at a reasonable price. Of course it will cost you a little more by the time you actually take delivery, but the total price need not be excessive.

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