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Old 04-28-2010, 09:08 AM   #811
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When I bought the TW in '06, I gave up a lot of horsepower but I gained a lot of BIKE!! Don't get me wrong, I still have the big bikes and they're still real, real fast but I love my TW! Fun little bike!!
I sold everything else...

I decided I really never needed to be in such a hurry - And don't currently have any two-up requirements... So the TW is perfect!
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Old 04-30-2010, 07:10 AM   #812
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I have been fooling with jetting for a while on my 06. The stock muffler has been drilled out internally with a 1 1/4 in hole saw. The snorkel is removed and there are a couple additional 3/4 holes drilled in the top of the air box. Right now it has a 135 main. It starts pretty good, idles fine and runs good up top. It has a bog when I get on the throttle I cannot seem to get rid of. I have some washer shims for the needle, think I have three in it right now. They are .02 each, and I've tried several different combos as well as adjusting the mixture screw. I've tried a 130 and a 127.5 main as well. Any ideas?
Try putting the snorkel back to increase intake length. Too short = stumble.
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:25 AM   #813
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I sold everything else...

.........
Well I haven't but not because I need their speed. I'm certainly enjoying the TW enough that I could though.
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:27 AM   #814
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TW style Suzuki ride report.......

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=573577

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Old 05-01-2010, 09:30 AM   #815
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the most fun bike I have ever owned....

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Old 05-01-2010, 10:03 PM   #816
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Another TW200 Ride Report!

Check it out...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...1#post12827561
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:55 AM   #817
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Next Time you're heading up to the Octagon Barn, Give me a shout. We could form a pack of Tdub's, terrorize the locals and such.

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Old 05-02-2010, 04:04 PM   #818
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Next Time you're heading up to the Octagon Barn, Give me a shout. We could form a pack of Tdub's, terrorize the locals and such.

Yep, I have a house about 20 miles from the Barn.... the locals do need some excitement...
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Old 05-02-2010, 04:18 PM   #819
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glass-pack

Started taking apart and seeing what's in my new 2006 wiht 1300 miles and looking new.

There was a trace of fiberglass around the spark arrestor. I repacked and the pop pop exhaust sound went to mild nice snarl sound, now I suppose the intake is not so drowned out. It made it quieter.
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:38 PM   #820
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pssst... I lowered the price a tad

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one more T-dub on the auction block, see my add in the FleaMarket.

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Old 05-03-2010, 02:26 PM   #821
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a blast!

I just took a motorcycle safety course over the weekend and we rode TW200s. What a blast! Of course, we were limited to parking lot riding, but I can see how this bike would be lots of fun.

1-How fast can these bikes safely and reliably go?
2-I know these bikes have been virtually unchanged for 20yrs, but is there any model year or generation that's better than another?

Thanks.

EDIT: OK, I just found the answer to my 1st question: it looks like 60mph is about as fast as it can go.
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:36 PM   #822
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Actually, I'd say max is closer to 67- 70 mph depending on conditions, rider weight, and wind, and of course mods (carb jetting etc), but more importantly I think its safe to say the tw200 is engineered to go 65 mph and probably is safer at 55 or 60 mph. Its hardly a crotch rocket and the knobby tires and frame geometry are just not set up to become one even if you thrash the 200 cc engine to try for more.
When necessary on the freeway, I open it up and run over 65 mph as possible, but thats not the desirable speed for the tires and other factors. I hope this helps you look at the TW for what it is - a great little bike meant to go a bit slower than a lot of other bikes, but with a bigger smile on the face of the rider. Cheers. Tom
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:47 PM   #823
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my 2009 has 14/45 gearing, and has carb mods with an FMF pipe. it runs so much better now that i've done the carb mods and got it opened up. i can hit 75 pretty easy, but it's scary at that speed. 65 is nice and comfortable, but anything over 65 feels a little unstable.
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:21 AM   #824
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I don't know how you guys do 65 MPH on stock gearing.

I run 15/45 and the engine is screaming at 65 MPH. I can do 70-75 down the freeway, but it's like riding an angry bee. That said, the bike seems stable at the higher speeds to me. The only disadvantage to the higher speeds is the drum brakes on my '89. I could not lock up the front if a cow jumped out in front of me. It can take a long time to stop.
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:00 AM   #825
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Originally Posted by MisterMo
I just took a motorcycle safety course over the weekend and we rode TW200s. What a blast! Of course, we were limited to parking lot riding, but I can see how this bike would be lots of fun.

1-How fast can these bikes safely and reliably go?
2-I know these bikes have been virtually unchanged for 20yrs, but is there any model year or generation that's better than another?

Thanks.

EDIT: OK, I just found the answer to my 1st question: it looks like 60mph is about as fast as it can go.

But why? get a bike for the slab, and get a TW for the backroads. Two bikes=more fun
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