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Old 04-29-2012, 05:12 PM   #2416
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My take is its not very good on the street at all.
Most other dual sports are much nicer, and it does not compare to a 250 street bike.

The seat is hard, the tires are no good on the street, the brakes are marginal, the motor is screaming, and its not overly smooth or quiet.

It rules in the sand and mud, and on hills though.
Its legal to get to the dirt, good enough for me!
An engineer type of person posted in another thread that the TW engine is a "over square" engine.It was stated ,the engine was designed for higher rpm's etc....if I can find the post/forum,I'll forward the info.Noisy,yes...1980's engineering.....works great though!.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:06 PM   #2417
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I'd take my TW anywhere.
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:06 AM   #2418
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I would take a TW anywhere too. If you listen to Austin Vince he recommends bikes in the 200-250CC range for World Travel.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:49 AM   #2419
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The problems with the TW for a really long trip would be the very small gas tank, the non adjustable suspension, the lack of an oil cooler or much oil in the engine, the hard seat, the lack of much electrical power, and hard to find tire sizes.
Nothing that cant be dealt with or fixed I guess, and doing long trips on odd/small/old bikes is always more interesting then doing it on a bmw or a klr650 or some such.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:12 AM   #2420
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:56 AM   #2421
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edit: just realized i put my master link on backwards from the pictures

well i got around to putting the dub back together and finishing up the chain/sprockets change...

used a high-temp gasket seal to put the case back on cause it prevented the gasket from shifting when putting it back on...probably make a mess if i ever have to crack it open again, but whatever...the bolts from the bolt kit i bought worked great...used blue loctite on each one...
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here are some final pictures while it was warming up before i went for a little rip




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Old 04-30-2012, 08:07 AM   #2422
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This question is for adventure riders that have traveled in Mexico and Central America. Would a TW be suitable? What are the traffic and roads like down there? How fast do they drive? Yamaha dealers? I'm considering a trip to Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
This guy rode a TW to the North Pole.

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Old 04-30-2012, 09:37 AM   #2423
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Looking good.
Did you have any issues mounting the clarke tank?
Im having a lot of problems with the right side cover lining up. Saw you didnt have yours and was wondering if that was the reason.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:04 AM   #2424
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Looking good.
Did you have any issues mounting the clarke tank?
Im having a lot of problems with the right side cover lining up. Saw you didnt have yours and was wondering if that was the reason.
thanks FootDoc...I didn't do the initial mount, the previous owner did cause the oem tank that was on it when he went to sell it to me was leaking...i have taken the tank off and put it back on with ease...not sure if the previous owner did any cable rerouting but that would be the only other issue i could see...yea my right side cover didn't fit well but when i removed the airbox i liked the way it looked without the side covers and i'm not sure they would fit anyway...without them it made the hollow look hollower

when i got it...


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Old 04-30-2012, 02:22 PM   #2425
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This question is for adventure riders that have traveled in Mexico and Central America. Would a TW be suitable? What are the traffic and roads like down there? How fast do they drive? Yamaha dealers? I'm considering a trip to Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
It's all subjective to the rider. IMO, if you're shipping the bike to and from and using it while there for exploring, absolutely.
Riding it from TX to there? I'd probably pull over at some point and kill myself.

I loved my TW for local exploring. Distance? Negative.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:33 AM   #2426
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Question Tw party!

Any of you fellers going to the tw get together in Townsend Tennessee may 12-13?
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:07 PM   #2427
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This question is for adventure riders that have traveled in Mexico and Central America. Would a TW be suitable? What are the traffic and roads like down there? How fast do they drive? Yamaha dealers? I'm considering a trip to Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

TW's in Mexico.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:36 PM   #2428
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:54 PM   #2429
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:07 PM   #2430
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I assume that's an oil filter cover designed to support an external oil cooler; am I correct? If so, bring it on, indeed! Who is the manufacturer, and how much will it cost?

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