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Old 10-18-2011, 10:51 AM   #1546
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I looked at the 2010 new tw200 at a local dealers again today, sat on it, and noticed there is NO preload adjustment on the rear shock???
When I sat on the bike, I used up at least half the travel (195 pounds).
How can they sell a bike with no adjustment, or did I miss something?
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:10 PM   #1547
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I understand,but, the TW isn't a jumper like enduro or MX bikes....it's a mule...a.k.a "goat". It does better than most folks give it credit for though....low tech ='s easy maintenance(when needed),durability etc..
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:19 PM   #1548
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More of an EARTH bike.... that you can lean way over.
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:50 PM   #1549
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Don't own a Tdub,but a good friend has two.So we took a ride today.
Little mellower then i usally ride,but i had fun.Just thought you guys would dig the pics.




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Old 10-19-2011, 08:02 AM   #1550
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:11 AM   #1551
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Wow, what a hotbed of TW activity this thread is!

I have a line on a 1995 TW, the owner is asking $1350.00, I may offer $1200.00. Its got 4000 miles on it.

Just the bike to plod about the pinelands on in winter.
I for one do not enjoy spending hours at speed in cold temps on roads, but working a bike through the woods is often fun in winter.
Then there is snow, should be fun to get some snow riding in....

Its a bad time to buy a bike as I may go out on stike again, but I will then have time to ride the TW!

I am really looking forward to getting back 'out there', it was exactly this time last year when I crashed and got the copter ride out of the woods.
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:35 AM   #1552
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Wow, what a hotbed of TW activity this thread is!
I have a line on a 1995 TW, the owner is asking $1350.00, I may offer $1200.00. Its got 4000 miles on it.
Just the bike to plod about the pinelands on in winter.
I for one do not enjoy spending hours at speed in cold temps on roads, but working a bike through the woods is often fun in winter.
Then there is snow, should be fun to get some snow riding in....
Its a bad time to buy a bike as I may go out on stike again, but I will then have time to ride the TW!
I am really looking forward to getting back 'out there', it was exactly this time last year when I crashed and got the copter ride out of the woods.
Go for it!
Make an offer, but pay whatever he wants so you don't miss out on fun.
Adjustable suspension? On a TW?
Sure, if you install it yourself.
I may someday switch out the shock for something that works (better) but for most of my low & slow trail riding the stocker carries my 205 lbs good enough. In some ways the TW reminds me of riding a Honda Trail 90 back in '68. At the speed it was designed for it was fine, try to ride it faster and neither the bike nor the rider was happy. But when I was tired of blasting around on my highly modified Hodaka, just putting around on the Trail 90 was fun.

You would have to try extremely hard to go as fast on a TW as you could on your DR. And that would require a steep downhill trail. Helicopter rides are not likely to be the end of the ride....
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:51 AM   #1553
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Yes, I think that is the way its going to go down, I MUST have one....

I went to Mt Holly power sports and sat on a new 2011 TW, and the suspension seemed much stiffer then the new 2010 leftover at the other place.
Maybe the gas leaked out of the shock from sitting?

The stock shock is likely fine, maybe a stiffer spring might be in the works eventually.
I have no intention of going fast on the bike.
I intend to ride it in such a manner that I wont fall down and hurt myself.





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Go for it!
Make an offer, but pay whatever he wants so you don't miss out on fun.
Adjustable suspension? On a TW?
Sure, if you install it yourself.
I may someday switch out the shock for something that works (better) but for most of my low & slow trail riding the stocker carries my 205 lbs good enough. In some ways the TW reminds me of riding a Honda Trail 90 back in '68. At the speed it was designed for it was fine, try to ride it faster and neither the bike nor the rider was happy. But when I was tired of blasting around on my highly modified Hodaka, just putting around on the Trail 90 was fun.

You would have to try extremely hard to go as fast on a TW as you could on your DR. And that would require a steep downhill trail. Helicopter rides are not likely to be the end of the ride....
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:12 PM   #1554
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Here's a link to another one of my TW adventures from last week.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=736039
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:00 PM   #1555
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Better seat options

Hello all,

I've been in touch with a rep from Seat Concepts, a company that specializes in seat upgrades for many different bikes, and I believe that if enough interest is shown they may come up with something for the TW200. I know my ass gets pretty sore after 80 or so miles, some of you must have the same problem. These guys make kits that include a new cover and foam thats shaped much better than stock. Plus, the kits are cheaper than full seats. Here's a link, chime in with comments please.

http://seatconcepts.art.officelive.com/YAMAHA.aspx
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:15 PM   #1556
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Hello all,

I've been in touch with a rep from Seat Concepts, a company that specializes in seat upgrades for many different bikes, and I believe that if enough interest is shown they may come up with something for the TW200. I know my ass gets pretty sore after 80 or so miles, some of you must have the same problem. These guys make kits that include a new cover and foam thats shaped much better than stock. Plus, the kits are cheaper than full seats. Here's a link, chime in with comments please.

http://seatconcepts.art.officelive.com/YAMAHA.aspx

Good people. Free shipping for ADV members. I just ordered a seat from their website and forgot to mention Im an ADV member, they refunded my shipping cost. Very cool. The show runner is active on his ADV seat concept thread here...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=621311
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:01 PM   #1557
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From what I read, the 1995 TW's have a manual slide carb, no electric start, less electrical power, and a drum front brake, and a manual cam chain adjuster, correct?
Is it lighter without the electric start?
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:02 PM   #1558
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From what I read, the 1995 TW's have a manual slide carb, no electric start, less electrical power, and a drum front brake, and a manual cam chain adjuster, correct?
Is it lighter without the electric start?
In the t-dub department weight isn't really an issue
It's tiny.
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:21 PM   #1559
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From what I read, the 1995 TW's have a manual slide carb, no electric start, less electrical power, and a drum front brake, and a manual cam chain adjuster, correct?
Is it lighter without the electric start?
I'm pretty sure the only year that was kickstart only was 87. I've got an 89 with e-start. The rest of what you've got there sounds about right.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:14 PM   #1560
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Thanks for the info.
Does anyone know, besides the changes made in 2001 I think, if all the other parts are the same?
Same motor parts?
I read the 1995 does not have a trip meter???
Would the 95 take the newer speedometer?
I use the trip meter to tell when I will need gas...

A kick starter is nice to have, the drum brakes likely work fine off road, I do not do much night dirt riding so the lower power headlight is not a big deal, I like manual carbs over the CV ones, so its all good except maybe the trip meter...


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I'm pretty sure the only year that was kickstart only was 87. I've got an 89 with e-start. The rest of what you've got there sounds about right.
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