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Old 10-11-2013, 09:10 PM   #1681
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So I took off my rear wheel to change the tire about 2 weeks ago. Since then my rear brake has squealed quite a bit. Is it just a simple cable adjustment?
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Old 10-12-2013, 04:18 AM   #1682
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That usually means that your brake shoes are dragging slightly. It doesn't help very much when there are contaminants like mud, dirt, dust and rust inside the drum.

All of that stuff is impossible to avoid if you actually ride the bike. We really should disassemble the brakes completely every time we ride through water, dirt or mud, but who is realistically going to do that?

I try to scuff up the brake material on the shoes if I happen to have the wheels off of the bike and try to clean up the drum, if there is any rust, with some fine sandpaper. Then, for a little while, it feels like I have some working brakes.

If you loosen the adjuster on the brakes, it will eliminate the squealing if your shoes aren't full of trail trash.
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:03 AM   #1683
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It only squeals when I am braking not while riding. Make any difference?
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:14 AM   #1684
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Wingnut Racer's Auction

I think Mr. BigWheel's analysis is correct on this one. The real action sometimes takes place in the last few hours or even minutes. I've seen several items sit to the very last minutes and then have autobid hammer the price up to the actual last bid.
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:19 AM   #1685
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Boscrowe's Beast

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Could you post a close-up photo of your chain tensioner. That is one of the issues I've been thinking about with the extended rear suspension BW200 variant.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:18 PM   #1686
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Squeaks and Rides

Yeah my new shoes squeak but that's because what Mr BW said. I ride the thing. I wish I knew you when I rode my GSPD to AK or could have a final ride on my BW with you guys. Then again riding in Brooklyn on the street is a whole different kind of exciting.
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:13 PM   #1687
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footpegs

hi all, have checked threads but cant find what im looking for....parts for bw200's are as scarce as unicorn crap here in New Zealand. I want to replace my standard pegs with a set as currently listed on ebay. Question is will the tw200 pegs fit a 85 200n model ??-cheers glenn
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:39 PM   #1688
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Yes, they do. You may have to drill a hole into one of the footpegs to accommodate the spring but since they are generally pot-metal grade castings, it's pretty easy to do.

Just make sure that you get the steel ones. The aluminum pegs won't last one ride.

It's sad to see Google screwing all of the group forums to the point that they are nearly useless. I wish it wasn't so.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:48 PM   #1689
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Cliff climbing the B-29 Trail

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Old 10-15-2013, 07:53 PM   #1690
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:01 AM   #1691
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B-29 photos

Why is Cliff riding a stocker and what are the details on the third BW without fork boots in the background?

Inquiring minds want to know...

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Old 10-16-2013, 08:43 PM   #1692
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Why is Cliff riding a stocker and what are the details on the third BW without fork boots in the background?

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That is an old (pre tri-z fork) photo. I had not seen this one myself.

The "third" BW is my no.2 BW. I thought that I would try neoprene fork boots. I thought the neoprene boots that I ordered would cover the whole fork, but ended up as "shorty" covers. I am thinking about changing back over to regular old fashioned boots.
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:41 PM   #1693
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That is indeed a set of old photos that I found while going though my hard drive.

The stocker that Cliff is riding in the photo looks just like the 350 that is already in Washington for the Desert 100. I hope to bring some parts down to start the conversion when we head out to Endurocross in Everett next week.

Another project. That's just perfect.
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Old 10-21-2013, 02:57 AM   #1694
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Cdi

What are the symptoms of a CDI that is dying?
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:44 AM   #1695
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200N Airbox-to-carb Rubber Hose?

Has anyone found a currently available substitute for the airbox-to-carb rubber hose connector for a 200N? Alternatively, any suggestions for fabricating such a part. I can't seem to find a source for bits and pieces that would form the basis for such a project.

The idea would be to use a K&N or Uni type filter housed inside the OEM airbox. The problem is there seems to be no source for an appropriate connector hose. Clearly I am looking in the wrong place.

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