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Old 03-02-2010, 07:12 PM   #736
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hi all, i haven't posted for awhile.

clark manufacturing picked up my TW for the second time now about 6 weeks ago or so and returned it to me today. they have now finished making a larger tank for the tw. it should be available in about a month or so. i am not sure as to the exact size but would hope to see somewhere around 4 gallons. so stay tuned. as soon as i get the new tank i'll let you all know. one of you can post this in the other tw forums if you like. working with clark manufacturing. has been a pleasure. very nice people to deal with. they are the only ones to show an interest in the little tw and the best part is they are located right here in oregon.

cyclepath
Thank you for posting the good news, Cyclepath.

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Old 03-02-2010, 07:31 PM   #737
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I just found this thread thanks to the fuel tank post on the TW forum.
I'm subscribed now, and here's a heads up to any non-forum members, I'm still caretaking the TW Wiki, if you have any contributions.
http://tw200.wiki-site.com
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:26 PM   #738
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Finally posting on ADV

Well, I've been lurking on ADV for over a year. I guess it's about time I post and the TW thread is the right place. I'm known on the other site as jclovesu. Thought I'd go with a different moniker here.

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I'm sure I'll be posting more on here.

Currently working on a 9-12 day ride Pauling Lake-Crack in the Ground-Hart Mtn-Funnel Canyon-Steens Mts-Alvord Dry Lake-McDermit-Owyhee Three Forks crossing-Silver City-Leslie Gulch-Succor Creek-Hells Canyon-OBCDR back to Prineville-Madras.

If interested in taging along send a PM. This will be Sept. this year.

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Old 03-03-2010, 02:01 AM   #739
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Originally Posted by Cyclepath
hi all, i haven't posted for awhile.

clark manufacturing picked up my TW for the second time now about 6 weeks ago or so and returned it to me today. they have now finished making a larger tank for the tw. it should be available in about a month or so. i am not sure as to the exact size but would hope to see somewhere around 4 gallons. so stay tuned. as soon as i get the new tank i'll let you all know. one of you can post this in the other tw forums if you like. working with clark manufacturing. has been a pleasure. very nice people to deal with. they are the only ones to show an interest in the little tw and the best part is they are located right here in oregon.

cyclepath
That's good news even if I no longer have a TW. Something tells me another will appear one day...

BTW, got to see and ride my old TW a couple of weeks ago.



The best moment of the day was watching the new owner, natedog39 passing this KTM 950SE with the mighty TW in the turns.



BTW, the KTM rider is no slouch.

That was good stuff!

Thanks again for the ride, Nate!
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:36 AM   #740
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Power/narrow ratio trans....

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How is the power on the TW 200's? I'm looking to add a dual sport to the garage, but i just imagine the 200 would be kind of slow. I love the looks of the fat tires, and they look like a blast to ride, but do they have enough power? I'm not looking for a race bike, but i want something with a little power.

Thanks,

Brian
I think the TW200 is a pretty good solo machine except for a couple things:
Front tire doesn't grip on sandy roads in turns (Easy "fix". Mount a Dunlop 606.)

Narrow ratio trans. I have no ideer about how or where to get different gears to make it a wider ratio gearbox and have enough "low" for serious off-road while still having decent pavement cruising speed. Every source I tried I struck out on :-(
Give you an ideer of how close-ratio the little bike actually IS, I have an enduro sidecar on mine now, with a bit larger rear sprocket, and the space between gears is about "right".
This same rear sprocket was not low enough to keep me from lugging the engine and having it knock BAD when low-speed rock-crawling as a solo machine.
It DOES limit my top cruising speed to 35 or 40 mph, with or without sidecar. (OK, so it IS under-powered, but it is still alot of fun! :-)

If you run on dirt roads, change your aircleaner OFTEN.

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Old 03-03-2010, 09:41 AM   #741
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I think the TW200 is a pretty good solo machine except for a couple things:

Narrow ratio trans.Paradox Pete

Are you sure of this? I thought in fact the TW has a wide ratio transmission?
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:38 PM   #742
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This same rear sprocket was not low enough to keep me from lugging the engine and having it knock BAD when low-speed rock-crawling as a solo machine.
Knocking? You did rejet it to a #130 or #132.5 main jet, right? (Assuming a post-2000 model with the CV carb.)
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Old 03-04-2010, 06:44 AM   #743
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Threw the pipe on last night (literally took 15 min). Sounds just frickin great, not too loud but the tone is simply great, love it.

No poppin etc but still plan on swappin the jet to a 132.5 (on order) and addin a cone filter (for looks if anything, dont see it helping a whole lot)
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:58 AM   #744
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Are you sure of this? I thought in fact the TW has a wide ratio transmission?
I need to find the post describing the gear ratios, but I believe you are correct, the TW has one of the widest 5 speed gear boxes. It is even wider than many/most 6 speed trans.

Ofcourse it seems most dual-sport riders wish for a wider range transmission.

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Old 03-04-2010, 10:11 AM   #745
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Just got off the phone with Clark! $210.00 for a 4 gallon tank! They said 6 to 8 weeks and they will ship!
No more carring gas in a 1 litre pepsi bottle!
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:38 AM   #746
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Just got off the phone with Clark! $210.00 for a 4 gallon tank! They said 6 to 8 weeks and they will ship!
No more carring gas in a 1 litre pepsi bottle!
Money's here......we're ready!
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Old 03-04-2010, 06:13 PM   #747
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Gear ratio's

Have posted this before, and have recently made an upgrade to the 'design', You can put together a "duel range" drive system for the TW and get a 'pretty good' spread without changing chain length. I run a 14/55 and a 15/50. It takes me longer to pull my tools than to do the ratio swap. Two primary sprockets and two final drive (one split). Gerry
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Old 03-04-2010, 06:40 PM   #748
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1st - 2nd 9.3MPH
2nd - 3rd 12.5MPH
3rd - 4th 18.6MPH
4th - 5th 24.9MPH


Real world TW Shift Points (Stock) Thanks Flyin AL

- 0 - 10MPH: 1st gear
- 10-20MPH: 2nd gear
- 20-30MPH: 3rd gear
- 30-40MPH: 4th gear
- over 37MPH: 5th gear



Most owners find themselves shifting again looking for the elusive 6th gear
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:46 AM   #749
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Very nice Gerry!

So what does a .6:1 difference in ratio mean for your 'reasonable' top speed? Doug
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:11 AM   #750
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What is a normal highway speed for a TW? What is average top speed?
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