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carb inlet needles are leaking... change your oil before you run it again

Yamaha... | Answered on Nov 19, 2020


Yamaha would be a possible source.

Yamaha... | Answered on Nov 15, 2020


Try the basics first. When was it given a Full service? (Spark plugs, air/oil/fuel filters and oil change. Have you got any warning lights on the dash? Has it been standing unused for a long time as sometimes a bad batch of fuel or old fuel can cause problems. Old fuel can go "Off" and leave a sticky varnish like coating clogging injectors and sticking valves.
Try this. When your fuel tank is down to about quarter full and the engine is cold add a bottle of injector cleaner to the tank. Start the bike and let it idle until it is up to working temperature. Don't 'rev it up' because at idle your getting a stronger mix of cleaner going through the injectors. Once she's warmed up take her out for a good long steady ride then fuel up on the way BACK home.
If this doesn't help you'll need to get a Good bike mechanic to look at it as it could be a worn engine part or an electronics issue.

Yamaha... | Answered on Nov 03, 2020


Order the manual from Yamaha.

Yamaha... | Answered on Nov 03, 2020


The battery voltage before running the engine should be about 12 volts. Use a voltmeter, and check the voltage at the battery. After the engine is started, the voltage should go to about 14 volts.

Yamaha... | Answered on Oct 25, 2020


You do not have to. Just close the petcock so no fuel can drain out when removing the tank and keep the tank upright when removing.

Yamaha... | Answered on Oct 25, 2020


Check the speedometer cable. It should be attached to the front wheel hub and go to the speedometer.

Yamaha... | Answered on Oct 25, 2020


There is a neutral switch and starter circuit relay that disables the CDI module and prevents the starter solenoid from energizing.

Likely your start switch bypass attempt at the solenoid didn't account for the the CDI being disabled, so crank no spark.

You will need to verify operation of the neutral switch and the start circuit relay.

Do an internet search for "ttr225 wiring diagram" if you need a schematic.

Yamaha... | Answered on Oct 17, 2020


I remember these lightweight steeds that had an almost cult following in the UK, resulting in a large number of tuning parts becoming available at reasonable prices.
The noise of a gaggle of them pulling away from the lights all at once could and did break the windows of nearby houses.

The compression pressure of an exhaust tuned 2-stroke engine is necessarily quite low - because the cylinder capacity and the compression ratio "grows" at the rpm the reflected exhaust pressure wave effectively blocks the exhaust port and the engine power suddenly increases. Yamaha engines of that time were notoriously "sudden"...

I don't know the exact compression pressure but I would be happy if I did a test and achieved around 100 psi. My Suzuki of a similar design produced 105 psi on the kick starter. Much more pressure than that and there would be a danger of the fuel detonating in the cylinder when the engine "was on the port", usually resulting in a hole melted in a piston.

Yamaha... | Answered on Oct 16, 2020


If it is on all the time this usually means there is a possible problem with the bike or the engine. You need to get a Good bike specialist to look at this as it could be anything from a faulty sensor to a Serious engine problem. Get it looked at as soon as you can as using it with the light could be making it worse, (by worse i mean expensive).

Yamaha... | Answered on Sep 23, 2020


I had the same problem with my 2016 neos 4. I had replaced the rear brake shoes and ran the bike for a while while it was sitting o the stand. The issue was simple... the engine management system thought that there was an issue with the speedometer as the Speedo reeds the speed from the rotation s of the front wheel. As the bike was on the stand the front wheel, hadn't turned while the rear one was spinning with the engine revved...
the solution was simpler... SPIN THE FRONT WHEEL, Or take the bike for a ride. Sorted

Yamaha... | Answered on Sep 15, 2020


It must be some electrical problem. Either the switch or the electric wires going from the switch. If electricity is cut off nothing would happen. As you say battery is good then we have to check the electrical connections.

Yamaha... | Answered on Sep 13, 2020


Strip carbs and clean

Yamaha... | Answered on Aug 23, 2020


I am guessing you checked that with a voltmeter?

A voltmeter needs only microamps but such a tiny amount of current hardly qualifies as power. A backfeed because of leakage from something will register a voltage, especially with a digital meter but I wager there wouldn't be enough current to light a bulb - which is why I mostly use a testlamp for such checks.

Most modern ignition/engine management systems use more than one supply and internal leakage between them might be normal or might be a fault. Reference to a wiring diagram might help. Certainly if both fuse terminals have real power - that wouldn't be normal.

Yamaha... | Answered on Aug 20, 2020

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