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Old 04-01-2012, 04:48 PM   #2296
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I put some valvoline 20w50 motorcycle oil in my TW today, then went out and did 75 miles of hard dirt riding.
Sand, whoops, mud holes, sand, sandy whoops, and sand.
The tires ended up with 12 psi in them (they still seem a bit stiff), the bike did GREAT!
About 400 miles on the bike now, I put on 150 miles in two days.
Bike runs like a top, and I was abusing it a bit.
With the tires aired down, the overall suspension seemed quite good.
I had a lot of fun, and got a good workout.
I was really pleased with how the tee dubya handled things like roots on the trail.
Normally I would be worried about rim dents and pinch flats, but the TW just rolls over them with no drama.

I think I will like the 47 tooth rear sprocket, as I did most of my riding in 5th gear.
No hills around here, and even in thick sand, I had no use for 1st gear...
Nice power delivery out of the motor, its very broad.
Its going to be a great summer!
A TU250 for the street, a TW for the dirt, does it get any better?
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:36 PM   #2297
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Added a few farkles, headlight guard, jimbo screen, and an Army surplus first aid box on the back.




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Old 04-01-2012, 05:57 PM   #2298
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Added a few farkles, headlight guard, jimbo screen, and an Army surplus first aid box on the back.


I've got one of those first aid kits sitting on the shelf in the shop. Good idea, should I not have my usual riding partner along.
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:31 PM   #2299
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Its refreshing to see some people still have morals and values an still care.Good luck w your bike.Yearss ago I had helped some one and did a few good deeds that I Cant remember right now.Anyway at the time i ws looking for a cheap DS a KLR 250 preferably.I went to Greenbrook cycles and they had a new one the was 5 grand out the door.I was like GOOOD LORD god almighty.So the salesman was like is that good or bad? Im like NO its worse its terrible!.So I left ,I was gonna go back rt 22 West and something told me to take the back roads.So I said let me stop at rizzons since it was on the way home.I got to Rizzons and I aint kidding there was a used 2003 KLR 250 w like no mileaage and it was only 2300 sitting on the sidewalk like here I am come get me.I was like this is just too good to be true what are the odds of this?I asked if alot of people had looked at it he said no just a couple and another person We just want to make a quick sale and move it off the lot so to speak.I put down 100 bucks and went back the next day and got it and then I serviced the bike myself.it ws like THe man upstairs was talking to me to go that way.Karma,yeah Karma
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:52 PM   #2300
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I joined the TW club today!
I was lucky on craigslist for a change and got a 2003 with 240 miles on it for $900.00.
I put a new battery in it and rode it home, about 60 miles, and got some night time dirt riding in.

The bike had way to much air in the rear tire, but still did very well.
The suspension seems very good to me, not soft at all.
The bike really needs to go one tooth up on the front sprocket, and pulls nice up to about 60 mph when it starts screaming.

I have no manual yet, and with 300 miles on it now, it needs some going over, so I need some info...
How does the cam chain adjuster work?
What are the valve lash spec's?
What oil does the motor call for?
It needs the idle mixture screw adjusted and the needle shimmed a bit, plus a bigger main jet, like all stock bikes.
Is it supposed to take regular gas?
The motor makes some noise, from the bash plate?
Its mostly under full throttle higher rpm's.

It looks like a new bike someone put in the shed, mirror stems are rusty, some cobwebs, but the plastic looks brand new tires look new, chain and sprockets are good, no dents, no dings.

It should be a fun summer!

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Glad your aboard Brett!...you been wantin one for awhile now!.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:53 PM   #2301
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2 days clean floor...prob should check oil drain plug as had a friends carb drain plug fall out on freeway so something else to check.
Don't forget the air box vent/drain tube thingy.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:56 PM   #2302
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I could not find a 15, so I ordered a 47 tooth rear.
Now I just need to get the O ring chain and master links.
Also look at JT sprockets for a 15.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:32 AM   #2303
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Also look at JT sprockets for a 15.
I'm pretty sure JT doesn't make a 15 tooth for a TW200.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:26 AM   #2304
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Anyone got a part number/link for the 15 tooth sprocket?
I looked at pbi on the link posted, and the chart only went up to 14...

The 47 rear should be fine, but its nice to have choices....

I am somewhat surprised I do not feel beat up after yesterdays long hard ride.
I have not done much dirt riding since my bad crash 1.5 years ago, and yesterday was some rough riding.
I ended up on some of the worst trails around, endless big whoops and mud holes, lots of thick sand, and despite all the health issues, I feel quite good today, and i was not going slow.....

The TW is just what I was looking for, it deals with the sand well, going 40 mph over rough ground feels very fast, so the risks are lower, yet the suspension deals with things without bottoming out or bouncing you around.
I suspect the forks might take some thinner fork oil for a smoother ride, I am surprised the TW has so much damping.
Odd for a stock bike.
For my riding area, the TW is a very good choice.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:29 AM   #2305
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I replaced my sprockets with JT 14 and 47; if you believe the whole theory about prime factors and tooth counts, it's nearly optimal. More importantly, it geared up my bike to just where I wanted it.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:35 AM   #2306
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Anyone got a part number/link for the 15 tooth sprocket?
I looked at pbi on the link posted, and the chart only went up to 14...

The 47 rear should be fine, but its nice to have choices....

I am somewhat surprised I do not feel beat up after yesterdays long hard ride.
I have not done much dirt riding since my bad crash 1.5 years ago, and yesterday was some rough riding.
I ended up on some of the worst trails around, endless big whoops and mud holes, lots of thick sand, and despite all the health issues, I feel quite good today, and i was not going slow.....

The TW is just what I was looking for, it deals with the sand well, going 40 mph over rough ground feels very fast, so the risks are lower, yet the suspension deals with things without bottoming out or bouncing you around.
I suspect the forks might take some thinner fork oil for a smoother ride, I am surprised the TW has so much damping.
Odd for a stock bike.
For my riding area, the TW is a very good choice.
For some reason that PBI link I posted isn't working properly. If you go directly to the PBI website you will see the TW200 C/S sprocket is available in size 15T. I have been using the 15T, PBI C/S sprocket for years; it's an excellent sprocket.

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Old 04-02-2012, 10:38 AM   #2307
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The PBI part number for the TW200 C/S sprocket is 733-XX, where the XX is the number of teeth desired. Therefore, the part number you desire is 733-15 for the 15T, PBI C/S sprocket which fits the TW200.

http://www.pbisprockets.com/uploads/Yamaha_Catalog.pdf

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Old 04-02-2012, 10:39 AM   #2308
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Not a JT sprocket but 15t from parts unlimited:

http://www.amazon.com/Parts-Unlimite...3387858&sr=8-4

FYI: Changing the front sprocket is much more involved than the rear.

http://tw200forum.com/index.php?/top...h__1#entry1328
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:45 AM   #2309
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The 15 tooth sprocket you can find at http://www.tw-parts.com/ in Germany.
Sebastian send me a few of them and I use it with a 45 rear sprocket.
My TW has the XT225 cylinder and piston, this gives a little more power, enough for the 15/45 combo to work good even when going uphill.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:39 AM   #2310
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I went 15&47 as this ones more for road use. It pulls about 80 mph! Could do a bit more even.
Its a little too high for hardcore offroad but she still goes where I tell her to. The valves are always noisy no matter where I set them. I read once it is due to dissimilar metals in the valve train and I check them at each oil change. So far (8000 miles) so good. Its the wife's grocery getter and shes thinking about selling the tw and the bw! Hmmm not sure how I feel about it but they are hers....
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