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Old 10-03-2013, 02:01 PM   #1651
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looks kinda weird, not for me I guess.
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:40 PM   #1652
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Two Wheel Tri-Z

Rohrich,

Where did you find those?

It is interesting to note that some have the forks with axle trailing and some with axle leading.

RWBWheel,

The Tri-Z forked BW200 isn't mine. That one is Veal Monkey's. He said he thought the Tri-Z clamps set up looked funny because of the rake, so he went back and had the BW triple clamps bored out to accept the Tri-Z forks. His main motivation was the looks, not the handling.

I have a set of 1985 Tri-Z forks still waiting to be installed on my BW200 (along with the longer shocks), but I just haven't been able to find the garage time to do the switch out. I'll post photos and ride report when I do.

On the BW350, it came from the previous owner set up like that and I haven't changed it yet. I can say with the axle leading, I couldn't tell much difference compared to a straight stock 350 except the suspension overall works a lot better. I'll report back after I experiment.

That rear tire on the grey seat 200 is the 24x11-12 Carlisle AT489.

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Old 10-04-2013, 10:26 AM   #1653
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The Tri-Bs don't look the way they did in my head.

The bike that has the forks reverse-mounted has the tubes slid really far up in the triples. I wonder if that if from trying to level the bike with the new rear shock or if it is to try to improve the handling.

The custom swing arms reinforce the notion that the BW swing arm is not even close to being a good fit.

Thanks for the pictures Röhrich, they are awesome.
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:26 PM   #1654
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The Tri Zs are from someone I know in France. He is also, just like me, a freak of balloon tires and has a huge amount of trikes and al kinds of big wheeled motorcycles, fatcat´s, but no BW´s.
He gave me the pictures years ago but I think he still have them.
I could ask him.

By the way, I just came back from the Swiss border. There I bought a Yamaha BW200N with German road license. So I can finnaly drive on the Road, yeahhh!!! It has good plastics and a original front and rear rack.
I take some pictures tomorow.

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Old 10-04-2013, 09:43 PM   #1655
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Question for Mr. BigWheel

Mr. BigWheel,

I keep finding Tri-Z fork dust seals listed as fitting 85-86. Is this possible if '85 forks are 35 mm and '86 forks are 39mm?

I guess a better question is where do you get your replacement dust seals?
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:04 PM   #1656
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Hey,

Here is the new BW200N. She looks great and in very good condition.
And of course the German road licence, so I can drive where I want.
The Big Wheel is since 2003 in Germany and came from Idaho, so was maybe once of one of you guys.
I also placed the decals on the plastics of my other BW.

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Old 10-05-2013, 07:02 PM   #1657
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350 test

Put about 5 hours on the 350 today in the 90° Florida heat. Ran great except for a lot of engine noise that I think may be valves??? Anyone run had to adjust valves? If so how difficult is it. I have not had as much experience with 4 strokes the only valves I have messed with were reeds. Going to check out the manual, but wanted to get your advice first.
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:29 PM   #1658
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[IMG] photo image_zpsac7af005.jpg[/IMG]Haven't been on here lately but I have put 2 trail rides and 3 dune rides on the big dub. It ran pretty good as a play around bike. But I burned up the cam bearing on it, last weekend at the dunes. Which means time to soup it up a bit. I'm doing the following New rings, Lap the valves, port and polish the head, dg tw200 exhaust and a xt 200 cam. It already has a clamp on k&n and the "eBay Chinese carb".  photo image_zps286681d0.jpg

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Old 10-05-2013, 11:14 PM   #1659
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Need some assistance from the big wheel masters. I need a second set of stock size wheels for my big wheel. Any one have a set they want to part with or know where I can get some wheels? Wanna go full retard and stud a set for this winter. I obviously have watched way too many self aggrandizing you tube videos
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:43 AM   #1660
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:17 PM   #1661
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Mr. BigWheel,

I keep finding Tri-Z fork dust seals listed as fitting 85-86. Is this possible if '85 forks are 35 mm and '86 forks are 39mm?

I guess a better question is where do you get your replacement dust seals?
BWSwamper,

You are right. There is no way that the fork seals are going to be the same for the '85 and '86 Z forks. It is very common to see them listed as being interchangable.

I don't think that it is too odd that some vendors don't know the difference between two model years of an out of production, quarter-century old three wheeler. I think it is VERY strange that you and I do.

The three wheeler aficianados swear by the Yamaha fork seals. They weren't really made by Yamaha, but their price suggests that they are a premium product. I seem to have the same luck with Vesrah seals and put the savings towards beer. After I have enough beer, I don't care that my fork seals are leaking.
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:19 PM   #1662
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Hey there. I am new to this forum and just picked up a 86' bw200 a week or so ago. I have learned a lot, but I need a little help finding a front chain. any suggestions?
I just replaced mine. And the rear. Went to local bike shop and got the shortest 530 o-ring they had and a 17 dollar breaker from harbor Freight. It's enough to do 2 bike's but not much choice. Picked up an extra M.link for the next change too. 2 new chains made a big difference. The original's were still on bike and guy at counter held it up and it sagged so bad they laughed...I told them it's a 28 year old chain off a BW. They all liked that.
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:23 PM   #1663
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:14 PM   #1664
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Need some assistance from the big wheel masters. I need a second set of stock size wheels for my big wheel. Any one have a set they want to part with or know where I can get some wheels? Wanna go full retard and stud a set for this winter. I obviously have watched way too many self aggrandizing you tube videos
I saw a wheel and tire on yahoo group a couple of weeks ago.
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:38 PM   #1665
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Thanks for the chain info. What is that blue beast?
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