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Old 06-11-2012, 10:23 PM   #2521
Lizrdbrth
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Average speed was 57.8 mph.

Top speed 67.3 mph

Mileage was all over the map from tank-to-tank, overall average was 60.05. Expect low-50's with headwinds and/or elevation.
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:27 AM   #2522
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Average speed was 57.8 mph.

Top speed 67.3 mph

Mileage was all over the map from tank-to-tank, overall average was 60.05. Expect low-50's with headwinds and/or elevation.
What a great achievement on our favorite steed !
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:31 AM   #2523
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The 1000 is difficult enough on a fast, comfortable ride. Preparation, grit, determination and persistence earned you this incredible accomplishment on the diminutive TW200. Even more so considering two of you did it. Well done. Well done, indeed.
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:39 AM   #2524
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Average speed was 57.8 mph.


You musta peed standing up.

How do you do that into the wind?

With an average that high you must have made very few and very quick stops.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:16 AM   #2525
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Average speed was 57.8 mph.


You musta peed standing up.

How do you do that into the wind?

With an average that high you must have made very few and very quick stops.
You were correct to speculate. That was average speed while in motion. Thanks for calling me out on that.

Note to self: Wait til you've caught up on sleep before posting.

Time factored average speed: 47.03. You'd be hard pressed to average 50 on this bike, but I'm sure the next guy will come close.

For those of you who already have seat time with larger displacement Iron Butts, this is a slightly different ballgame. We did learn a few things which may be of value to the next guy and we'd be only too happy to pass them along.

And yes, I generally pee standing up.

It's a boy thing.

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Old 06-12-2012, 08:33 AM   #2526
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Over the weekend Ronnydog and I completed an Iron Butt Saddlesore 1000, each of us on TW's.
Well done!
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:16 PM   #2527
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Mr.Cobb. Did you ever figure out what was wrong with your TDubb?
Curious minds.
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:23 PM   #2528
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Mr.Cobb. Did you ever figure out what was wrong with your TDubb?
Curious minds.
Howdy prsdrat,

Its "Cob" not Cobb, I am a "Crabby old bastard not a Crabby old bald bastard.

Yes, I did figure out what was wrong like a said it was a simple thing, the vent tubes had caked up with junk and purified old gas. I completely disassembled the carb, soaked it in carb cleaner, reset the floats as one side was lower then the other, reinstalled the carb and it now starts and runs pretty darn good for having sat for so long. It still stumbles a bit now and then but the more I run it the better it gets so with luck after a few more miles it will have cleared what ever junk may still be clogging the inner passages in the carb.
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:29 PM   #2529
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Fuel

Was cleaning/re-oiling the air filter the other day and looked inside the left exterior cover(the cover you take off first prior to removing the air filter cover....make sense?.) where data for the bike is etc.. It read for fuel to use 91 RON...brain lock-up...explain please?.Are they indicating 91 octane....or does it depend on the "system" they are quoting/using ?.
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:32 PM   #2530
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anyone running the replacement cheng shin c913 front tire on the tw and is it wider than the bridgestone or the same?in pictures it looks wider for some reason.
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:13 PM   #2531
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Was cleaning/re-oiling the air filter the other day and looked inside the left exterior cover(the cover you take off first prior to removing the air filter cover....make sense?.) where data for the bike is etc.. It read for fuel to use 91 RON...brain lock-up...explain please?.Are they indicating 91 octane....or does it depend on the "system" they are quoting/using ?.
I think it 85 or 86 octane rm2?
anyway 87 octane is the same or higher than research octane method 91.
The tw will probably run better on lower than 87 still.
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:16 AM   #2532
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For those of you who already have seat time with larger displacement Iron Butts, this is a slightly different ballgame. We did learn a few things which may be of value to the next guy and we'd be only too happy to pass them along.
Please share.
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Old 06-17-2012, 02:04 PM   #2533
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Had 606 miles when I bought her 2 weeks ago . . . she's a 963 now . . . : )B Going for her first "double up ride in a few. pics are from up Granite hill road in Grants Pass, Oregon



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Old 06-17-2012, 04:44 PM   #2534
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I think it 85 or 86 octane rm2?
anyway 87 octane is the same or higher than research octane method 91.
The tw will probably run better on lower than 87 still.
Thank you for the reply....wish they would just leave the damn gas alone.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:10 PM   #2535
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new to the art of the TW

Have been looking and reading on the tw every since I got one in the beginning of May. Since then I have changed oil, swapped the front sprocket to a 15t, colman seat pad with memory foam, added an accessories plug, ultrasonic cleaned and rebuilt the carb with the keystone kit, shimmed the needle (didn't use the one in the kit) and have put over 2,000 miles to bring the grand total to over 7,000. Now the questions. Every since I rebuilt the carb I have a hick-up just off full throttle it does it every time once then thats it. When I am letting off the throttle to go into a turn the hick-up bothers me (and I just don't like it). Also what temperature with a non contact after a good highway run on the header where it comes out of the engine? And I would post pictures but I havent figured it out yet. 1999 with 5000 miles I gave $1,200 paint body like new.
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