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Old 11-02-2011, 05:17 PM   #1591
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40 miles of bad road

Ran 40 miles of gravel today, explored some cool places and had a ball.
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:18 PM   #1592
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I installed my 130 main jet the other day, Yamaha Part Number: 288-14343-65-00

I finally got around to riding it for an extended period. It still burbled a bit big throttle openings. The weather today wasn't bad, about 90* and my elevation was anywhere from 100' above sea level to 100' below sea level.

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Time for the 128 main jet I guess...
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:59 PM   #1593
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A question for you TW guys & gals:

I currently ride a Suzuki DR650: 10% freeway, 10% dirt and 80% around town, twisties, etc. I'm probably going to give my bike to my brother very soon, so I'm thinking of picking up a TW200 for cheap (available locally).

Any thoughts on going from a 650 to a 200?

I'm not a speed fanatic and ride my DR at a mellow pace. I like simplicity in my motorcycles.

I have a KLR650 and ride my wife's TW200 it is great having a smaller lighter bike. I ride it like I stole it and it handles awesome I cant mussel my 650 around like it the 200.
I am looking for a smaller bike like the 200 for the Dual sport rides around here.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:23 PM   #1594
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I went from a KLR650 to a Yamaha XT225, which I rode for a few years. No problem, as I found out what fun I could still have on a smaller motorcycle. I had forgot how much fun they are. I started riding at eight and I just turned 58 yesterday. You will have to put a bit more thought into the routes you take with a 200cc, but you'll end up taking much more scenic, and fun, roads.

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Old 11-02-2011, 07:00 PM   #1595
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Thumb Downsizing to a TW

I also have a DR650 and a TW200 and enjoy both.
I wouldn't want to have to ride the TW at 55 or faster for very long.
It can do it, I just don't like it.
For enjoying slow trail & street trips it is great.
I switch back and forth and my DR is much more comfortable on the roads that I take to get to the dirt roads I like to explore.
But the DR is modified to fit my 6'-4" frame with high ATV bars on risers, lowered pegs and a Seat Concepts seat..
I am planning to put the same high ATV bars on 2" risers and a better seat on the TW and that will help I know.

It is a major step down in speed and power from a 650 but it is also a big step down in weight and that makes a big difference. Light is Right in my book.

If I had to sell one I don't know which one I would keep since they are both great.
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:40 PM   #1596
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Ran 40 miles of gravel today, explored some cool places and had a ball.
Your picture makes me think of mine from Tuesday:



Riding my bike on the 1st day of November is pretty novel, considering that I don't ride in the cold. It was 75 and windy, and I rode in T-shirt, sweatshirt and my famous cheapo autocleaning riding coat. (It's made of some kind of microfiber... get mud on it, no problem, just wait for it to dry and it flakes off.) It was a blast to get out and ride... my work schedule plus irregular temperatures have kept me off of my TW more than on it.
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:04 AM   #1597
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Just ordered a set of tires front/rear. The stock rubber was a mess in the mud.
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:12 AM   #1598
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Just ordered a set of tires front/rear. The stock rubber was a mess in the mud.
What tire did you order? There are plenty of choices for the front but the rear seems limited in options.
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:05 AM   #1599
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Your picture makes me think of mine from Tuesday:



Riding my bike on the 1st day of November is pretty novel, considering that I don't ride in the cold. It was 75 and windy, and I rode in T-shirt, sweatshirt and my famous cheapo autocleaning riding coat. (It's made of some kind of microfiber... get mud on it, no problem, just wait for it to dry and it flakes off.) It was a blast to get out and ride... my work schedule plus irregular temperatures have kept me off of my TW more than on it.
Nice! the weather has been great fot getting out there.
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:32 AM   #1600
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I agree with JagLite's comments above. I also have both a DR and a TW. I really like each, which one I ride depends on where I'm going and how fast I want to get there. The DR's torque is a lot of fun in the twisties, but it's weight makes it a handful in tight offroad stuff. The TW is awesome if you don't mind going slow, it is really easy to manuever and chugs over almost anything. The TW is no fun when the road opens up. If I had to pick one I'd go with the DR because it's more versatile. The TW is tons of fun in it's element though. I sold my 2001 TW when I got my DR650, just bought a 2010 TW because I missed it so much.

By the way, Seat Concepts is currently woking on a seat for the TW200.
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:36 AM   #1601
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What tire did you order? There are plenty of choices for the front but the rear seems limited in options.
Got the Maxxis Ceros 26-9-14

Read about it here:
http://tw200forum.com/forums/2/77341...ost.aspx#77341
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:06 AM   #1602
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Just bought a "T-dub"

Picked up a 2004 TW for 1000$ on craigslist, and am pretty excited. Its kinda beat up cosmetically, but I actually find that kind of appealing. Anywho, It seems to run pretty good, but just to make sure its reliable and roadworthy, I wanna give it a diagnostic. The only problem is I am about as mechanically inclined as the cast of desperate housewives. So, where would you guys start if you were chekin out a t-dub? (btw, I smell gas around it, but no drippage. WTF?)

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Old 11-03-2011, 10:05 AM   #1603
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IBy the way, Seat Concepts is currently woking on a seat for the TW200.
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:14 PM   #1604
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Picked up a 2004 TW for 1000$ on craigslist, and am pretty excited. Its kinda beat up cosmetically, but I actually find that kind of appealing. Anywho, It seems to run pretty good, but just to make sure its reliable and roadworthy, I wanna give it a diagnostic. The only problem is I am about as mechanically inclined as the cast of desperate housewives. So, where would you guys start if you were chekin out a t-dub? (btw, I smell gas around it, but no drippage. WTF?)
These guys will be able to help http://tw200forum.com/
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:22 PM   #1605
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Some Pics

I chose the areas I thought looked like they might have problems...
BTW, discovered something odd. When the bike hit big bumps, like a curb, itshuts off. It starts right back up, so its nothing catastrophic, but its just weird.

also, the paint on the outside of the gas tank is chipped, with a little rusty spot. Terrible? (about the size of a half dollar)
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