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Old 11-09-2011, 12:40 PM   #1651
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My TW will start without the "choke",but it idles REAL sluggishly until I pull the "choke" out to the first notch....then it purrs right along(rpm's elevate....then shut off after 10 seconds or so.)....so I guess the #130 main I put in did the trick.
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Old 11-09-2011, 04:01 PM   #1652
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I ran the 130 main all last year with decent results, but since everyone said I needed the 132.5, I put it in this year. I really haven't noticed much difference, except for a slight drop in mileage; I might switch back over the winter.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:18 PM   #1653
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Sweet TW

Well, a little bulky, but it does look awesome.

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...show-concepts/

More like "solid mod" than "hollow mod"
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:24 PM   #1654
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Well, a little bulky, but it does look awesome.

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...show-concepts/

More like "solid mod" than "hollow mod"


Who do I write the check out too? or should I just bring a stack of Franklin's? I hope it's not water cooled though.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:35 PM   #1655
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Must. Have. Ryoku.

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Old 11-10-2011, 02:28 AM   #1656
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Best City Bike?

Over on Road Warriors there is a thread on what would be the best city bike. Having tried a Vespa style Bajaj scooter, and for several years my Yamaha Zuma, this Ryoku is the perfect evolution to answer many of the niggles I've not yet gone with the TW. Namely a bit low in cc's, piddling brakes and not rugged enough for the wilds of Manhattan and all of inner city New York. This reincarnation really looks up to the task. So many cities have crappy roads, way out of date in addressing pot hole repairs, ruts and expansion joint moguls. And every cold season it reaches nearly life threatening degradation.
I really, Really, REALLY hope Yamaha realizes that this bike needs to be made and imported into the States. If the TW200 has made it this far, and continues in production then they must know it's inherent value. I'm not advocating we launch a petition, but heavily expressed rider interest is the kind of marketing gage all manufacturers take note of. Just sayin.
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:08 AM   #1657
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Over on Road Warriors there is a thread on what would be the best city bike. Having tried a Vespa style Bajaj scooter, and for several years my Yamaha Zuma, this Ryoku is the perfect evolution to answer many of the niggles I've not yet gone with the TW. Namely a bit low in cc's, piddling brakes and not rugged enough for the wilds of Manhattan and all of inner city New York. This reincarnation really looks up to the task. So many cities have crappy roads, way out of date in addressing pot hole repairs, ruts and expansion joint moguls. And every cold season it reaches nearly life threatening degradation.
I really, Really, REALLY hope Yamaha realizes that this bike needs to be made and imported into the States. If the TW200 has made it this far, and continues in production then they must know it's inherent value. I'm not advocating we launch a petition, but heavily expressed rider interest is the kind of marketing gage all manufacturers take note of. Just sayin.
I gotta disagree, The TW is more than able to cope with NYC traffic. Ive had mine in NYC for 3 years, have done everything from commuting to midtown, to taking out to the hamptons on the weekend (WFO on the LIE). Its been reliable, fun, and insurance is cheap.

Although that Ryoku really looks like what the TW needs after not really being changed since '87.

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Old 11-10-2011, 08:41 AM   #1658
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Thumb Wow! XTW250!!!

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Who do I write the check out too? or should I just bring a stack of Franklin's? I hope it's not water cooled though.
This is the first NEW bike in a long time that I actually did a search on to get more information about. But, only a concept. So far....

I do hope Yamaha builds it for the US as well as the world.
What an excellent ADV bike it looks to be.

No radiator in sight and I think I can see fins on the cylinder so hopefully it is not liquid cooled, although an oil cooler like the DR650 has would be ideal.

I haven't bought a new bike in... 40 years.... (how's that possible??) but this is one I would seriously consider buying new instead of waiting a few years to get one used like all my other rides.

Of course I can already envision the changes I would want to make and additions, but that is part of the enjoyment I think.
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:20 PM   #1659
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It doesn't look like they changed the core of the bike all that much... extra displacement, disc brake on the rear, but same tires and mostly the same engine (as far as you can see in the picture). It's that cavernous gas tank and flat seat that I want...
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:44 PM   #1660
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Who do I write the check out too? or should I just bring a stack of Franklin's? I hope it's not water cooled though.
Aside from the bigger tank, I'm not that impressed... I guess I just don't like messing with a good thing. Maybe if they still offered the standard TW and this as another bike or an option package...

Edit: Just remembered the AG200... did the markets that got that beast still get the TW?
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:46 PM   #1661
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The motor really isn't that new is it? Don't they make a TW250 over seas? Also, an oil cooler would be a much nicer addition than a radiator. The simplicity of the TW is why I've bought/sold bikes but always kept it. Well that and its such a hoot to ride.
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:46 PM   #1662
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Looks like an up-armored t-dub to me...
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:48 PM   #1663
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Talking Visible differences XTW to TW

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It doesn't look like they changed the core of the bike all that much... extra displacement, disc brake on the rear, but same tires and mostly the same engine (as far as you can see in the picture). It's that cavernous gas tank and flat seat that I want...

Notice that the frame is completely new.

This one has twin front down tubes and the top tube looks to be replaced with the two side tubes from the swingarm pivot area to the headstock. Also the frame tubes going back to support the racks are new. But the rest is as you said, mostly TW200 with bolt-on stuff that we would like to buy.

The new frame gives me hope that it might be a pre-production exercise to gauge interest. Otherwise I think they could have done the same changes to a stock TW frame.

I agree, I want the fuel tank and seat! And it still needs an oil cooler.
Now if IMS or other would make us a plastic tank like this one, they would sell a bunch of 'em I think.

And a different color.... I like yellow, but not on this bike.

I think this color scheme would be more fitting for the purpose...
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:33 PM   #1664
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If that makes it from concept to America, I'll buy the first one I see.
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:40 PM   #1665
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TW wintererizing

So the best of the TW riding season is fast approaching and I started to do some basic maintance.

First is cleaning and then the carb is coming off.




Ooooh what's that in the background!

Hmm... If I had any fabrication skills, this would be neat!

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