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Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
[QUOTE=zimflux;25126993]Hi all, New to me...

[QUOTE=zimflux;25126993]Hi all,

New to me bike and going through the maintenance procedures... Adjusted my valves to the service manual spec on my 85' BW200 and now I am blessed with some very...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
How do you think those doctors get so rich? It's...

How do you think those doctors get so rich? It's not all from overcharging their clients.

I do love that bike though. Like PSC said, Im glad it's not near me.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
How far back did you make it? Is Jim Creek fairly...

How far back did you make it? Is Jim Creek fairly low to cross?

We need to have a massive BW assault on the glacier before the snow flies.
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
scoyne, The parts numbers for the '85 and...

scoyne,

The parts numbers for the '85 and '86 200 are identical for the cylinder and cylinder head. In fact, if there had been a 2014 BW200, I would guess that the parts would still have the same...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
DMOBill, I'm working on the same...

DMOBill,

I'm working on the same installation of the Raptor 350 carb. Cliff and I did a few short test runs last week and the results were encouraging. There is a slight stumble when transitioning...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Indeed, you are right. The two drink minimum...

Indeed, you are right. The two drink minimum policy of this site really screws me up sometimes.

As far as differences between the ES and non-ES models, I know the biggest items are the frames and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
zimflux, Manuals can be found on eBay too in...

zimflux,

Manuals can be found on eBay too in electronic form.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
This is one of the recent videos by the...

This is one of the recent videos by the IceDevice, another Alaskan with fat-tire issues:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUU0mwDvu6bNzrmExdopk99Q&v=FJ15XMOfM80#t=82

<iframe width="853"...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
h0zzer, I believe that those forks are from...

h0zzer,

I believe that those forks are from an '85 or '86 ATC250R. They are good forks and are much easier(and cheaper) to replace than Tri Z forks. Apparently, there were a lot more Hondas built...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Jeepin, Sixpepper has a video of his...

Jeepin,

Sixpepper has a video of his installation:

http://sixpepper.smugmug.com/Bw/i-j2zB2N8/0/L/MOV06642-L.jpg

http://sixpepper.smugmug.com/Bw/i-j2zB2N8/0/L/MOV06642-L.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Dbl07, Congratulations on the purchase. It...

Dbl07,

Congratulations on the purchase. It should be a fantastic machine for the dunes.

I have used a TW shock on a 350. The external dimensions are the same but the parts numbers are...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
After seeing everyone's fat cat posed atop their...

After seeing everyone's fat cat posed atop their BigWheel, I wanted to do the same. However, my fat cat was not interested and has too many pointy ends for me to try to press the subject with him.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
I think those tires would have awesome traction...

I think those tires would have awesome traction everywhere but in the mud. They look like trials tires for a BW. The misgivings that I have with the tires with low ply counts is from having the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
nhyrum, The Yahoo Groups forum has been...

nhyrum,

The Yahoo Groups forum has been around ever since Al Gore invented the interet. It is a very valuable resource for BWs. Almost anything that you are thinking about has been contemplated by...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
sgtkarbo, Tire questions are the second most...

sgtkarbo,

Tire questions are the second most popular BW questions, right behind "Why do females look at me like I'm some kind of freak when I pass by on my BigWheel?"

The original BW tires are...
Forum: Trials 08-07-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,848
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
I ran into the same problem when I was...

I ran into the same problem when I was considering buying an Econo two seasons ago: there is not much good information about them. We bought two 280s from Lewisport and had them shipped up north....
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
The aluminum PW80 kick starter on PWonly.com is...

The aluminum PW80 kick starter on PWonly.com is $32.99. It is so light that it has to count as a high performance part:
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
FatYammy, A decade or so ago, I picked up a...

FatYammy,

A decade or so ago, I picked up a 350 in Albuquerque and rode it on some trails outside of Boulder. It ran great. I fully expected that I would have to rejet the bike when I got it back...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Of course that's not a BigWheel. It's just the...

Of course that's not a BigWheel. It's just the car that every BWer wants to drive to work.

They do have the reputation for a somewhat soft roll cage. The tubes can get bent more easily than the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
baxterday1, Welcome aboard. I'm not...

baxterday1,

Welcome aboard.

I'm not sure what the tabs on the clutch are suggesting, but there is an arrow on the pressure plate on a 350. Is there one on the pressure plate of the 200? I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
heli-mech used the boots from the TW200 and said...

heli-mech used the boots from the TW200 and said that they worked well and looked good on his machine:

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/1037/26018/Daystar-Fork-Boots?term=tw200
Forum: Trials 07-08-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,905
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
I tried a hybrid of Motobene's and Lineaway's...

I tried a hybrid of Motobene's and Lineaway's bleeding ideas:

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h388/MisterBigWheel/IMG_1704_zps3d446bfc.jpg...
Forum: Trials 07-04-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,905
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Thank you for the replies. I currently have the...

Thank you for the replies. I currently have the lever bungeed down in the hopes that wilkinsonk's suggestion might work. I have heard that one before but have never actually tried it.

I am ready...
Forum: Trials 07-04-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,905
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Rear brake failure - dissasemble the entire bike?

That may be a little bit dramatic, but on the other hand, it might be appropriate.

On my '12 GG280 Eco, the rear brake has absolutely no pressure in the system. There are no leaks that I can find...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
DMO Bill makes the eccentric bushing kits. His...

DMO Bill makes the eccentric bushing kits. His website is:

http://dmospecialties.com/

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h388/MisterBigWheel/BW350_Swingarm_Kit_03_zpse4ed7836.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
I second Dirtydeed's appraisal. That's frikken...

I second Dirtydeed's appraisal. That's frikken awesome.

Are you using the stock rear shock?
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Once upon a time, I timed my valves off of the...

Once upon a time, I timed my valves off of the wrong Top Dead Center when I was adjusting the valves on a KTM640. The bike refused to start but didn't explode through the air filter.

Is there any...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
BWTX, Unless I'm mistaken, the forks from an...

BWTX,

Unless I'm mistaken, the forks from an ATC200X are 33mm. Theoretically, they should fit into the stock BW clamps.

If your forks are 35mm Hondas, then they might be generation II ATC250Rs....
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Redman, The clamps come from a three wheeler...

Redman,

The clamps come from a three wheeler enthusiast here in the States. His name is Jason Hall. He is responsible for most of the inverted fork-equipped ATC250Rs, Tri-Zs and Tecates:
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-24-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,912
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Why shouldn't the entire VIN numbers be...

Why shouldn't the entire VIN numbers be published?

That way, if someone does a Google search before buying one of these bikes, they will come across this thread.

I know it's a long-shot, but I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Raptor 700 BW200 - really

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Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
I've been trying to get some seat time on the...

I've been trying to get some seat time on the rebuilt bike. The conditions have been varied lately, with Spring giving us a mixed bag of weather:
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
If I had to put money on it, I'd say that there...

If I had to put money on it, I'd say that there is no way that the skidplate will fit both the 200 and the 350. I can't wait to find the answer though.

We are planning to ride the Poker Run on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Yamaha still has filters available. It is the...

Yamaha still has filters available. It is the only filter for the 350 that I am aware of. The foam has to fit the plastic and metal cage, which is a 2JN part and a rather unique shape.

When Yamaha...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Wayne, In order to post pictures on these...

Wayne,

In order to post pictures on these sites you have to have an account with someone like Smugmug:

http://www.smugmug.com/

or Photobucket:

http://s1107.photobucket.com/
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
I know what you're saying about the skidplate. I...

I know what you're saying about the skidplate. I have to multiply every purchase by at least 3x. It would be considered painful if it wasn't going towards the betterment of a BW.

As far as the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
lilstnkr, This is the part of the thread...

lilstnkr,

This is the part of the thread that covers Dudetom's carb installation that he installed installed by last year:
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
For anybody with a 200 who wants a "real"...

For anybody with a 200 who wants a "real" skidplate, here is an example of a Moose Racing TW200 plate bolting right up to BW200.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Ian, I think all of our 350s up here are...

Ian,

I think all of our 350s up here are running Renthal Twinwall RC High bars. I believe that their rise is 120mm. They are mounted in Rox risers that are 2 inches high and allow you to use 1 and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3,200
Views: 460,365
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
At least Cliff stayed loyal to Yamaha. The YZ450...

At least Cliff stayed loyal to Yamaha. The YZ450 and Radix snow track:

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h388/MisterBigWheel/IMG_0715_zps73f5286c.jpg...
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