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Old 01-10-2009, 07:03 PM   #1
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The Yamaha TW200 Thread...

OK folks, I think that Yamaha's little TW200 has gotten enough press lately in a number of different threads to justify an official thread of it's own...

Lets use this thread to show and tell about our T-Dubs, and provide others with the info and opinions of their fellow ADVers.

I've got 2 TW200's. This is what they looked like when I first got them.

Bought this ugly purple one first... Bought is with 11,000 miles on it. It's a 1991 model.

Then I bought this little 1989 Smurf Edition for my wife... It's only got 1800 miles on it.

The newer model have dics brakes up front but they only have electric start. Both of mine have electric and kick start options. I've never wished that my brakes work any better than they do now. Drums on these little beaters seem to work just fine.


Just about everybody that rides a TW wants a larger fuel tank but nobody makes a large aftermarket tank for this bike. Some people have modified Clarke XT350 tanks to fit but I didn't want to go through the hassle of refitting the seat and side covers too. So I had a friend "Dead Bird" help me build a rack to carry an extra gas can (or cans). Here's what we came up with.





Next.... I hate purple! Time for some rattle-can rubberized undercoating/paint and a new ebay seat cover.

Still need to get rid of those ugly purple fork boots.


Today "Dead Bird" and I installed one of his new products on my bike.... He's now making Round Headlight Conversions and rear racks for the TW. The headlight conversion fits up as a bolt-on and should fit a large number of Yamaha enduros.

I went with a cheap $20, 7" round, Off Road lamp. It's thin and light weight since the back is cased in plastic. Dead Bird manufactured the steel protector ring and mount kit. This light is probably twice as bright as the stocker and looks way Baja.

To start...

Remove the plastic shroud and headlight... Total of five bolts and it's stripped to this.

Plug black to black and Red to Yellow.


Bolt on the new light in the OEM holes. So easy it made me .




Adjust level and direction.... And you're done!



The lamp I chose to use is just a single filament. It's hooked up to be "on" when the switch is in the High-Beam position and "off" in the low-beam position.

Let the TW200 thread begin... T-Dubbs Rule!
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:06 PM   #2
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The TW200 is an awesome bike. I have a 2008 and love it. I've put over 5000 km on it this summer without a single problem.

Here is a picture of it when it was new.


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Old 01-11-2009, 01:40 PM   #3
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Great job! I hope others follow your lead!
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Old 01-11-2009, 02:11 PM   #4
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I just bought a '90 last week for my wife to learn on. It's pretty nasty looking and in the shop now, so no pic's. Hope to get it fixed up a little and then have some.
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:52 PM   #5
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This is my 2007 t-dub:
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:21 PM   #6
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My '08 - Had for 10 months, about 4k miles.

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Old 01-11-2009, 10:40 PM   #7
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The Wiley TW in hibernation... I'm thinkin that a studded up TW might be a hell of a ride.

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Old 01-12-2009, 09:28 AM   #8
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The Wiley TW in hibernation... I'm thinkin that a studded up TW might be a hell of a ride.

There's enough clearance to put Chains on it! Could be fun and you won't have to destroy a set of tires over it.

I like those front racks. Do you use it much? Does it add too much weight to your steering feel?
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:10 AM   #9
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i am interested in that headlight set up, got any contact info to your buddies shop..
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:14 AM   #10
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:25 AM   #11
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i am interested in that headlight set up, got any contact info to your buddies shop..
I just called him a little while ago. There are a couple others that have PM'd me about them too... His screen name is DeadBird, just send him a PM. He'll post on this thread a little later. He's got a nice old TW too. Here are a couple pics of us at Pismo.






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Old 01-12-2009, 10:55 AM   #12
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i am interested in that headlight set up, got any contact info to your buddies shop..
MY XT 600 needs that round headlight on it. How much $?? Do not have to spend half the cost of the bike to get a round head light!! BIG ED XT 600 FAN!!
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:13 AM   #13
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I get my tdub tonight and I want this headlight
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Old 01-12-2009, 12:19 PM   #14
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Headlight rings

I made the headlight rings for Neepuk and myself.
Currently I have the Flu so give me a few days to set a price.
I'll offer a complete plug and play kit or just the headlight ring mount for the DIY people.
This should fit yamaha TW,XT, and TT's with the square headlight and plastic shroud.
PM me and I'll put you on the list of interested riders.
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Old 01-12-2009, 12:29 PM   #15
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How is the power on the TW 200's? I'm looking to add a dual sport to the garage, but i just imagine the 200 would be kind of slow. I love the looks of the fat tires, and they look like a blast to ride, but do they have enough power? I'm not looking for a race bike, but i want something with a little power.

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