THE BIGWHEEL THREAD!!! Yamaha BW350, BW200

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

  1. Shercoman

    Shercoman Been here awhile

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    I can modify these rims in my shop any time.
    Anyone that wants to do one,just send it to me.

    In fairness to Mr. BW, as he sent me a wheel in exchange for me modifying one for him, I'll charge $25 to modify a wheel.
    As this is less than what it cost Mr. BW, I'll do his next project gratis to even things out.

    Is that fair to everyone?
  2. Röhrich

    Röhrich big wheel freak

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    Hey,

    Here are some pictures of the rebuilding of my BW200.
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    The plastics are all new and from DCplastics. They fit better then I thought, only the headlightcover doesn´t fit good.
    So I´m looking for a new one, original. Is there someone who can help me with this part?

    Regards,

    Röhrich
  3. Cliff h

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    Fair.
  4. Cliff h

    Cliff h [IMG]http://i219.pho

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    Bigwheel Bling. Mr. Bigwheel chooses to purchase his shifters from a cheap ebay vendor for $12. I chose to pay $29.95 for mine. The difference? They are likely made in the same Chineese factory, but mine have an IMS sticker on them. Also the extra funds likely go towards a healthcare plan for the 10 year olds working in the factory.:norton I am getting ready to do a tuneup, but I can't remember the firing order for a 350 BW, can anyone help me?
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  5. epix1718

    epix1718 Been here awhile

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    Anyone have a link for a pdf manual for a BW200? Girlfriend bought herself a BW200 today and it needs a kickstart gearing piece(s)
  6. jaubuchon

    jaubuchon Cheapest Boy Alive

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    http://www.yamahaownershandbook.com.au/?r=0 just put in bw200
  7. Mr. BigWheel

    Mr. BigWheel b00b

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    BWSwamper,

    The sprocket carrier has to pass through the hole and it is 3 and 7/8 inches diameter. Shercoman bored out the center so perfectly that the fit is better than OJ's glove. $25 is an incredible offer in my book for the service. It would be nice if everyone who is interested in having a wheel modified would send them to Shercoman at the same time to reduce the setup time for him. That's probably not realistic, but I can dream, right?

    epix1718,

    Congratulations of the excellent girlfriend selection and welcome aboard. Another excellent source of information is the Yahoo group for BigWheels. There are pdf files that cover most of the manuals. You aren't a full member of the BigWeird Revolution until you're a member of the group:

    <a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/YAMAHABIGWHEELS/join">
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    If you go to the Yahoo site, you'll see that Cliff H. is the current cover model.

    And coincidentally, I just found some IMS stickers for only sixteen cents each. I'm going to make a fortune re-badging and selling my Zongshen shift levers on eBay.

    Regards,

    Mr. BgWheel
  8. epix1718

    epix1718 Been here awhile

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    Pics of the gf's BW200 we picked up yesterday.. not the cleanest put only paid a few hundred for it. Seller was able to bumpstart it w/o the kickstart so wanting to get this fixed.. what typically on the kickstarter breaks/needs replaced?

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  9. jaubuchon

    jaubuchon Cheapest Boy Alive

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    Freakin Sweet Brat Bro
  10. BWSwamper

    BWSwamper Been here awhile

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    Just so as I am clear on this, the ideal replacement rear wheel for both the BW200 and BW350 based on current tire availability trends would be:

    12 diameter x10 width, zero offset (5+5), 4 inch center opening, with 4/125mm bolt pattern.
  11. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    you got two nice rare vehicals there!
  12. Mr. BigWheel

    Mr. BigWheel b00b

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    The only things that are missing on the Brat are the rear seats. But they've probably been outlawed in most places.

    BWSwamper,

    I think that is right on the money. The 12" opens up a tremendous selection of tires. The sprocket carrier measures right at 3 and 7/8 inches, so a 4" opening would work. The original wheel is a 9x9, so there would be an extra 1/2 inch on both sides. The swing arm will easily accommodate that.

    The big issue for most owners will be the price. A Douglas 10x10 with 5+5 offset already exists and could more easily be modified to fit our needs. I think that the 12x10 would be a new project for them and the costs would rise correspondingly. Perhaps they could give you a price for both iterations.

    epix1718,

    What does the kick starter do? (if it is still there) Is it just flopping around or it doesn't return to position?

    This is the parts breakdown but it would help to know the symptoms:

    http://www.yamahasportsplaza.com/oemparts/a/yam/500427bbf8700209bc788abb/starter

    Regards,

    Mr. BigWheel
  13. BWSwamper

    BWSwamper Been here awhile

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    Dang, I had it in my mind that the factory rear wheel was 9 diameter by 10 width. I haven't had a wheel off the bike since I got it, so never put a tape on it.

    So, I guess I had better ask, what are the tire widths which are appropriate for the 10 inch rim width? I've seen recommendations that the tire be 2 to 4 inches wider than the rim. How strict is that requirement in practice?

    I am interested in this group buy approach to rims, but I'm not sure I am qualified to head it up. DWT's 24 unit minimum doesn't seem that difficult to meet given the amount of discussion of the issue gets on this and other forums.

    Maybe we ought to do a rough count of demand on this board. I'd be in for two or three, without a second thought. When I called DWT before I got the info from this forum, they seemed to be indicating a FOB price of less than $120 per unit for a custom sized wheel. That seems fair to me for a bolt on ready aluminum wheel.
  14. DEAVER

    DEAVER Been here awhile

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    i'd have to see a price on shipping as i live in newfoundland, canada.
  15. epix1718

    epix1718 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the link, I found out I am missing part #8 in that diagram (kick gear) so ordered one along with the circlip and some washers.

    I do still have the jump seats for the Brat, just removed for the winter, bike wouldn't fit in with the seats in also I bet :(
  16. BWSwamper

    BWSwamper Been here awhile

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    Would a 12x8 rim work on the rear? I found an existing DWT wheel in 12x8 4+4 4/110, which looks like a candiate for drilling a new set of 4/125 holes.

    That rim should still take a 12 wide tire, but how would handling be expected to change relative to the stock tire with the taller (more flexible) sidewall?
  17. RWBWheel

    RWBWheel Been here awhile

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    BWSwamper..
    I would be in for 1 at least..what grade DWT are they quoting?? The .190 model or ??
    looks like they have 4 grades of spun Alum. wheels..at least..
    Anybody post in the Yahoo group for those that might not look in here often??
    Anyone know if you can go 3" wider than an ATV rim??
    (I have a spare front 12" rim and I can easily make an adapter plate to bolt to existing holes and reduce down to desired 4/125x4" add a matching shim plate ..I want to still try running a 9" back just to see if it handles better on twisty trails or you can get nice dune tires in that size also...)

    MR.Bigwheel,
    Do I remember you saying your running a 26 or 27 inch front tire x 9" ?? do you like??

    To ALL;
    Has anyone been to or have ridden in the Desert 100 in Eastern Wa.??
    or the poker run day before?
    The whole weekend looks like good fun, anyone interested in going in April and doing the 50 mile desert/family poker run with several hundred others so we can represent the forgotten Bigwheel ??
    OR do the 80 mile ironman??
    ( I could never handle the main race from the vids I see..but would like to watch..)
    I can meet you with my 200..
    -FSHFLTHNKNG
    Seattle weather has me thinking of riding on the beach in 90 degrees again !!
    http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s609/FSHFLTHNKNG/Big Wheels/OregonDunessandlake_zpse5264988.jpg
    To be throwin' sand in T-shirt weather...
    http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums...ls/OregonDunessandlake2012036_zps0323404a.jpg
  18. sticker

    sticker Adventurer

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    I'm interested in the rear wheel group buy.
  19. Cliff h

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    I am also interested in group buy. I have not really looked at 12" tires, even though there are lots choices, what are the top pics that have the right profile and what sizes 23", 24"? 11" or 12" wide?
  20. sixpepper

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    Odd this comes up here as I have also been working on rims choices...I purchased a 8x8 rim from Douglas as it was the only thing they seem to have that is centered...so they told me..I was going to drill out the 4/125 into it but the hub hole is too small to allow the hub to go thru..so I tried on my drill press with an expensive hole saw...no luck yet..when I get it out to 4"s
    I can drill the 4/125 ...but it will be close so not sure if it will work..I was doing this just to get some shiny rims on a couple of the bw's...
    Douglas made wheels that would fit for several years...I still have one of them..4/125 yeap...chrome and shiny..and aluminum...
    ...I have ran 25" tires on the rear but prefer the 23" ...I know I don't want to go to a 26 or 27..
    Anybody know of any wheels that are already "centered" as we could drill out the 4/125