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Old 02-27-2009, 07:03 PM   #151
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I bought mine on ebay a few months ago... Look again, they're there. The d2motos are actually pretty rad pegs for 20 bucks. I put some on my DR too.
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:57 AM   #152
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Hey dirtygrunt.........What is a 205? What is an SO?


Sorry, I've been hanging out in JM too much.

205 just means repeat, rehash, old news, etc. SO is my Significant Other. My wifey.

So does the TW just steer funny?
I did find that the tires were under inflated.
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:21 AM   #153
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Buncha slackers- I actually ask for moto info and get ignored
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:36 AM   #154
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"Ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country.............. OR THIS BLOG!....... just kiddin

I have personally never felt that the steering was unusal. If the tires were flat, that doesnt help. But with hundreds of different kinds of bikes, and I have ridden my fair share,who knows...only you can decide, and if it steers funny to you, I wouldnt buy one.
As already stated, its more like a fast tractor, not a dirt bike or a normal fast motorcycle. Thats the appeal to some, but not everyone.
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Old 03-02-2009, 10:46 AM   #155
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The steering was all jacked up on my 91 when I got it... Needed steering head bearings badly. Don't buy the dealer bearings ever again! Just get a roller bearing set off ebay or your local Tucker Rocky supplier.


Who can tell me what the two different carbs offered on the TW are? I've got the old kind (whatever that is) and I want to swap it out for something more simple... Will a ttr225 carb fit right on there? Any other ideas?
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Old 03-02-2009, 10:58 AM   #156
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Thanks for the replies

I have, and do, ride many bikes and this one feels weird. I got it for my wife and we have ridden it quite a bit off road, never on the road. I'll double check the head bearings.

I was try to get an idea if other riders thought the TW felt way different than a "regular" bike.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:22 AM   #157
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:12 PM   #158
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Question Help please: Service manuals?

First off let me say that this is an awesome branch of the ADV forums. I have been meaning to come and post some very useful(I think) information reguarding my experiences with my TW, and comparisons of it to other small bikes, etc. However, I have been very busy and haven't had any time, so that will have to wait. For now:


I am looking for a service manual for the TW200 that gives a little bit better (more detailed) instructions than the downloadable .PDF manual that I found from this forum(www.tw200forum.com - copy and pasting here lol...). I am a knob head and I need more precise instructions or I know I'll screw something up when working on the TW. After being royally screwed by the dealer service department, more than once (long and very unfortunate story that I will write up some other time...), I have decided to start doing all of my own maintenance and repair on both my bikes. I have done a few simple things on my cars in the past, and I've changed the oil and filters and adjusted the chain on my TW, but nothing major. It would be an understatement to say that I am NOT mechanically inclined. So I am basically looking for a "repair and maintenance guide: for DUMMIES" kind of thing, for both my TW200 and my 97 Suzuki DR200. With this in mind, can anyone reccomend a service manual for either of my bikes that might best meet my needs?
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:42 PM   #159
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Hey dirtygrunt, I just bought a TW. Trust me when I say that it rides like a regular motorcycle - you can tell the tires are a little "different", but it will lean over and wrap around a corner faster than quick, no problem.

However, right before I bought mine, I rode a co-worker's beater. He is, shall we say, a "casual" motorcyclist, and not too focused on maintenance...that bike handled like absolute crap, but I could feel by pushing on them that the tires were way underinflated, so I'm chalking it up to that.

I insisted on test riding my bike before buying it, just in case they all handle that way!
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:29 AM   #160
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Yamaha Models TW200 1987~2000 Motorcycle - Rear Shock Assy

Date: 13/02/2009

Supplier Name: Yamaha Motor Australia Pty Ltd

Product Make: Yamaha

Product Model: TW200 Motorcycle

Target Number: 713

Model Years From: 1987 ~ 2000

Consequences: If the rider continues to use the vehicle with a cracked rear shock mount, the mounting boss may break off resulting in a loss of control.

Campaign Number:

VIN Range: 3XT-0006101 ~ 0008372. 3XT-0000101 ~ 0004262. 3AW-0002373~0009605. 2KA-0002101~0002379.

Serial Range:

Product Info:

Defect Details: The welded portion of the lower rear shock mount may crack from vibration and impacts generated from bumps while riding.

Consumer action:

Market Coverage: National

Recall Coverage: National




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Old 03-03-2009, 10:51 PM   #161
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WTB TW : In Nor Cal

Hey all:

I posted a want ad in the classifieds too...I'm looking for a kick/electric model TW200 in clean registered condition around Nor Cal. Hoping to spend around $1600 max as that seems to be the fair norm per TW200 forum etc. I have been looking at the usual search places, haven't found anything yet or been too slow. Please let me know what you have, have seen, or have heard of via PM. I appreciate it!

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Old 03-03-2009, 11:24 PM   #162
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Hey all:

I posted a want ad in the classifieds too...I'm looking for a kick/electric model TW200 in clean registered condition around Nor Cal. Hoping to spend around $1600 max as that seems to be the fair norm per TW200 forum etc. I have been looking at the usual search places, haven't found anything yet or been too slow. Please let me know what you have, have seen, or have heard of via PM. I appreciate it!

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I know where two of them are for sale. They have been sitting in front of a newly opened cycle store in Angels Camp for a couple of months, They look practically new, so probably more than what you want to pay. I believe some sort of consignment deal. Newly opened store, so not in the book, but if my faulty memory serves me it is called Micheal's Cycles.
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Old 03-07-2009, 01:18 PM   #163
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Can anyone recommend a good chain for the TW? Please be specific if possible......Thanks!

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Old 03-07-2009, 02:25 PM   #164
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just curious here - anybody taken a TW into soft sand (beach or dunes)?
If so, what's it like?
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Old 03-07-2009, 04:12 PM   #165
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I did.
It was better than a normal dual sport bike, but you still had to wrestle it through the sand.
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