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Old 11-28-2012, 12:51 PM   #736
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What are the similiarities between a TW200 and BW200...if any?.I have a TW200(really like it).Just a curious question.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:50 PM   #737
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The engine thats about it on the bw 200 n tw200.I love the bw 200 it seems to go forever on a tankful of fuel.I rode it around all afternoon several months ago.I wasnt always easy on the throttle either,I must of rode it like 50 miles that day.I didnt even burn a half of tank of fuelToo bad they didnt make these street legal.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:58 PM   #738
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Mr. BigWheel, Thanks for the info regarding the FMF pipe. I'm pretty good at fabricating aluminum but I'm still debating on whether to buy a slipon or not. I searched YouTube for BW videos and their is a video of a BW with an FMF pipe on it. Can't remember which one but I'll try to find and post it here. It just shows the pipe on the bike but no pointers on install.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:17 PM   #739
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Rebelyell....thank you.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:22 PM   #740
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someone told me the 350's are a pig on gas, is that true?
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:27 PM   #741
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I've been called a pig on a 350 before, but I don't believe that they are pigs on gas. Of course, they are not going to get as good m.p.g. as the thrifty 200 but manly, fire-breathing horsepower always comes at a price. On most rides, I spill more gas when the bike is upside down in rock piles than I burn in the engine.

The early TW shared the same forks and brakes as the BW200. I imagine the BWs would have gotten a disc front brake along with the TW had the line not been terminated.

The rear shock is also interchangeable between the TW200 and the 350, although the parts numbers don't match.

All three of the bikes utilize the same Female Repulsor. The 80s did not come equipped with a repulsor and as a result are often considered "cute."

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Old 11-29-2012, 04:06 PM   #742
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I tend to think the tw is a better design then the bw 200 because it usues a swingarm and not the jackshaft.THe jackshaft is not only heavy an power robbing,when I hd the sprockets and chains replaced the mechanic said even w the new hardware the chains seem to still have to much slack and the adjustability just isnt there. I was watching the videos of the alaskan outback.Holy crap the iditarod trail looks more like the I didnt ride trail because I crashed my brains out and got the bike stuck every 5 feet.I know the 350 is more manly then my lil 2 hunny moutain goat nanny but they are just so hard to fnd over the 2 hunny.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:01 PM   #743
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A BW without the whole horrible jackshaft arrangement is just a FatCat. The awesome thing about the BW is that big, fat and wide rear tire. The FatCat just can't fit a really wide tire on it's swingarm because it doesn't have the jackshaft arrangement. It is both a blessing and a curse.

The best solution that I have seen is Shercoman's TT500 build where the jackshaft is mounted eccentrically as opposed to our eccentrically mounted swingarm. That still causes me daydreams about KTMs with fat tires.....mmmmmmmm.

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Old 11-30-2012, 08:51 AM   #744
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Someone on you tube has a bw fat tired kdx200
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:56 AM   #745
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There is a guy on our local CL that has been trying to sell a bigwheel conversion kit for a modern Yamaha 450, a bit steep at $2500, but cool as all hell: http://slo.craigslist.org/mcy/3427292050.html
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:31 AM   #746
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There is a guy on our local CL that has been trying to sell a bigwheel conversion kit for a modern Yamaha 450, a bit steep at $2500, but cool as all hell: http://slo.craigslist.org/mcy/3427292050.html
Not a kit, but a service for any bike:

http://www.moto-mule.com/dunebikes.html
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:56 AM   #747
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Right now I dont have the jing but would love to either do this to my aprilia 450 or pick up a 550 rxv an mod it
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:45 PM   #748
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Found it!

I am the luckiest man in the world, sitting in a sealed bag in the gas tank what do i find? The Cdi for my bw200 motor that is going in the lawnmower, Now my problem is can anybody find me a wiring diagram so I can fab up a harness for the bike?
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:48 PM   #749
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Answered My own question, Owners manuals for Bigwheels

http://www.yamahaownershandbook.com.au/index.php
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:45 AM   #750
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When I click on that link, it takes me to a generic Australian Yamaha site. Could you try that one again jaubuchon?
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