THE BIGWHEEL THREAD!!! Yamaha BW350, BW200

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Mr. BigWheel, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Cliff h

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    Big E,

    My target audience was actually the women's ward of the maximum security prison, not that I am at all opposed to teenage admiration, I just figured they weren't in my demographic. Thank you for your kind words.




    Cliff.
  2. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    I never roam around here in BW, but I came across this today...

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  3. HairTrigger

    HairTrigger Adventurer

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    Just wanted to join to say thanks Mr Bigwheel. I grew up riding a 200. I couldn't even reach the ground while I was riding it. Some of my best childhood memories where on one. After reading this thread I went out looking for 1, and ended up with 2. Both run awesome, the 350 needs a little tlc, but will be like new agin here soon. :freaky

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  4. Mr. BigWheel

    Mr. BigWheel b00b

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    HairTrigger,

    Woohoo! That's awesome! There's nothing I like to see more than a fleet. That is definitely jumping in with both feet!

    The only request I have is that you don't start looking for a BW80 until I find one first.

    Regards,

    Mr. BigWheel
  5. Mini Trail

    Mini Trail n°°b

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    87 FatCat in today's CL.

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    Only $2,200.

    I rode one of these things a couple of weeks ago. The handling was downright evil. At slow speeds it flopped like a chopper and it was hard to not ride at slow speeds. I took it on maybe 1/4 mile of single track and didn't die. It was actually more scary to ride in a field.
  6. HairTrigger

    HairTrigger Adventurer

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    No guaranty on that one. I have two little ones that will be needing one soon. And I already have a few in my sights. :lol3
  7. redmanyj

    redmanyj n00b

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    anyone know where to buy pilot jets for an 88 bw200. can't seem to find them anywhere. thanks.
  8. Mr. BigWheel

    Mr. BigWheel b00b

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    http://www.motosport.com/dirtbike/oem-parts/YAMAHA/1988/BW200-ELECTRIC-START/CARBURETOR?mmy_source=oem

    Are you referring to part #5 or #6? If you're looking for five, then the best bet might be to order a Chinese copy off of ebay. ($35) They have the reputation of being pretty good right now. That could change with the next batch however. They are Chinese counterfeits, after all.

    Is your old jet beyond being cleaned (ultrasound or mechanical)? Or is it just gone?

    Regards,

    Mr. BigWheel

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  9. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 scatology expert

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    I wish you were on the left coast.
  10. BigE_50

    BigE_50 Been here awhile

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    Denver EnduroCross update

    Yes, Taddy did it again. He was easily half a track ahead of Taylor Robert when he took first place. But go easy on him, Enduro Alaska; he's such a nice boy.

    I took my son to get rider autographs, but just as we reached Taddy he said to us, "I am sorry, but I have to go race now." So polite, so sincere, and so genuinely joyful about racing. With him looking like a 14-year old desperately trying to grow a beard, my maternal instincts flared. It was all I could do not to say, "Be careful out there, sweetie." Instead we wished him luck, which he clearly didn't need.

    Mike Brown was looking good early on; he's so graceful on his bike that one wonders, "is this EnduroCross or ballet?" But he faltered in the Main Event.

    Best wishes to the Metamucil Militia next week--but be nice to Taddy.

    Big E
  11. Mr. BigWheel

    Mr. BigWheel b00b

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    Big E,

    You are not the first to fall for Taddy's boyish charisma.

    Be aware, though, that under that layer of charm lies a rattlesnake. Or an anaconda. Or some kind of arachnid. Maybe even a wallaby.

    Obviously I'm not a biology major, but I know when I see a wolf in sheep's clothing. We will treat him the same way that the LAPD treats a suspect: it can go easy if he lets it happen but if he wants it to be rough, we know who to hire and how much to pay.

    Don't feel badly about being charmed by The Serpent. Even his own mother thinks he's a nice boy.

    Regards,

    Mr. BIgWheel
  12. jaubuchon

    jaubuchon Cheapest Boy Alive

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    People of the bigwheel thread I am sorry to bring news of a Casualty but I was given a Bw200 electric and kick start bike not sure of year I think it is an 88 That had a suzuki dirt bike front end on it and half of the frame cut out. I took the good motor and tranny from it and cleaned up what was left, Does anyone need rear wheel or a few frame pieces or jackshaft, She was roached i will try to put a picture but the motor is going into something of a better cause. An early 60's mtd riding lawnmower makin a glammis and trail rider out of her, Im gonna try and do my best to keep the bigwheel legacy goin in her, what do you think guys?
  13. Mr. BigWheel

    Mr. BigWheel b00b

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    Greetings and salutations to the One Called jaubuchon from the People of the BigWheel,

    It is a cause of great sadness to hear of the passing of a BigWheel from this realm. However, if its parts bring life to other BWs, then the Circle of Life is completed and a greater purpose is served in honor of The Great BigWheel.

    It sounds like the remaining valuable parts are going to be linked to the swing arm. The wheel, axle, jackshaft, wheel hub, brakes, eccentric bushings and the swing arm itself could all be recycled. If you still have the seat, that would truly make someone happy.

    I'd like to see the eccentric bushings in Shercoman's hands so he can get his pirate Yamaha Counterfeit Parts Factory up and running. The 200's bushings are different from the 350's.

    I feel the BW-powered mower is an appropriate project for a heart transplant.

    But, of course, only if we get videos or pictures posted.

    Regards,

    Mr. BigWheel
  14. Shercoman

    Shercoman Been here awhile

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    I might be interested in the swing arm,hub and related parts.I might need to create something new!
  15. Mr. BigWheel

    Mr. BigWheel b00b

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    From the Pacific arose Godzilla. And from the Rockies arose Frankenstein.

    I can't wait to see it.
  16. Shercoman

    Shercoman Been here awhile

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    Mr. BW
    Your wheel is in progress.Will ship back by the end of the week.
  17. Griff93

    Griff93 n00b

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    I ran across this thread while looking around for a dirtbike for my wife. She's only ridden a couple of mini bikes so I wanted to get something easy for her to ride.

    I had a BW80 as a kid. I had a ton of fun on it. It was my first dirtbike. I rode it so much I wore out the top end. My dad liked it well enough that later on he found himself a TW200. I'm glad I found this post. It brought a big grin to my face to see these bikes again. I'm glad to see they still have a following. I'm kinda jonesing for a BW350 myself now. I'd really like to ride that ATC250r missle. Maybe we'll find my wife a BW200 to ride.
  18. Billy_Goat

    Billy_Goat Newbie

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    You're hilarious, Mr Bigwheel. :rofl
  19. jaubuchon

    jaubuchon Cheapest Boy Alive

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    what kind of cdi will work on a bw200e the motor i have is missing it, and what kind of carburetor is the stock carb, i need to find a rebuild kit.
  20. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Well, it was time to say goodbye... It was a fun bike, but needed some attention which I had not the time to deliver. Traded this:

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    For these:

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    and a set of rims to go with them. Win-win for me, get rid of one project and come up with some much needed parts for another! I *will* be keeping my eye out for a BW350 though... So I may be back. :D