kubiaks tw650

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by kubiak, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. AST236

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    Imagine the fun you could have if you painted the bike in TW200 colors and stickers. :lol3
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  2. kubiak

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    it would bee a long time probably since money is so tight i cant afford a new bike. if i do sell the dakar you can remind me though. thanks for the compliment!
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  3. kubiak

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    yea that would be funny pulling up to the dealer and saying this tw 200 has too much power for me do you have something in a 150cc or somthing?
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    It would also be fun to have a bunch of riders thinking they just got roosted by a TW200 on the trail.......
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  5. kubiak

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    yea that would be funny, i have a super quiet exhaust on the bike now so its hard to tell its a 650 lol!
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  6. kubiak

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    the tw 14 inch wheel and tire is about the same diameter as the stock 17 inch setup so i used the same gearing with a 47 tooth sprocket.
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  7. kubiak

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    the front 18 inch tw setup is a few inches shorter than the 21 inch setup.
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  8. kubiak

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    tested the new wheels on the trails today. they performed better than i thought they would which is good.
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    went right up the rutted powdered dirt trails with no problems.
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  10. kubiak

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    terrible conditions and 100 degree heat up in the trails but the bike worked 100 percent better than the stock setup. the fat tires were so stable over the soft sand and dirt even with 26 psi in them. i didnt air down because i rode up and back to the trails from home.
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  11. kubiak

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    used stock gearing this ride too. i had to use the clutch a lot on the steep stuff but no problems. aired down and lower gearing would be the ultimate setup.the drum brake setup worked good for the trails too. i might just keep them on there.
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  12. larryboy

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    I saw the CA plate, where you at? You're as deranged as I am. :evil
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  13. kubiak

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    hi i live in madera, ca but i rode at miami trails near yosemite. what area you from?
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  14. larryboy

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    Elk Grove, Sierra dirt looked familiar. Too hot out there for me today. :knary
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  15. kubiak

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    where exactly is elk grove? is it near yosemite?
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  16. Cumbacheech

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    Great Pic, the rear tire looks amazing!!:freaky
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  17. larryboy

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    Just south of Sacramento.


    Did you know that the 18" hoop and spokes off the front of a drum brake TW will lace to the rear hub? Just another option if you want a change from the fat rear someday.
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  18. kubiak

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    thanks Cumbacheech!
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  19. kubiak

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    thats not too far away, thats great info on the wheel! even the stock tw spokes work?
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  20. RingSteel

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    I smile everytime I come back and check this thread. :D I saw a Dakar on the road yesterday, and instantly thought that it needed fatter tires... it's a sickness, but it's SO MUCH FUN. Bwahahahahaaa.
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