The Yamaha TW200 Thread...

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by neepuk, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Kankujoe

    Kankujoe Adventure Traveller

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    Congrats on your new TW! You're gonna like it. You got it at a great price too.

    You'll find a manual over on Tw200forum.com. Lots of good info over there.
  2. DingDangKid

    DingDangKid El Lechero

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    Just finalized a trade with another inmate and I have a 8" bajadesign race light coming my way! Should be an interesting addition to the Tdub.
  3. wayno

    wayno Long timer

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    2 days clean floor...prob should check oil drain plug as had a friends carb drain plug fall out on freeway so something else to check.:lol3
  4. rv-rick

    rv-rick Been here awhile

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    All I can say is you're one lucky SOB. Around here they think these things are gold plated. Enjoy.
    BUT, if you change your mind I'll give $1K.:rofl
  5. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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  6. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    Since the weather was sucky today, I did some work on the TW.
    I removed the carb, then the pilot mixture cover and turned the mixture screw 1.5 turns out from seated, cleaned the junk out of the float bowl, lots of stuff in there, I am surprised it did not clog the jet.
    I also added a shim under the needle for good luck.

    Then I changed the oil and cleaned the screens. The oil looked nasty, but there was not much metal in the screens.
    At 300 miles, I suppose its still breaking in....
    I put in some rotella I had around, and I plan on changing it after another good ride.
    I am not really sure the oil was ever changed before...

    The bike started right up, and ran with the choke off right away, and after a very short warm up, ran down the street fine, no lean bog...
    Spark plug looks good.
    After the run I turned the idle mixture screw out another 1/4 turn, it seemed to idle better there.

    So how does a 9 year old bike end up with 250 miles on it?
    Why buy a bike and let it sit?
    For me, 300 miles is one weekend...
  7. RebelYell

    RebelYell Been here awhile

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    Holy crap you stepped in shit on thaat one!:dealThats whats up! I know every tony louie and his cuzzin vinnie in NJ want top dollar for crap in this state.I love how people in this state buy a bike and think when they go to sell it they can get 100 dollars less then what they originally paid for it.I want one not at 4500 or 3500 or whatever these sheisters are trying to get for technically a pit bike.Maybe 1500 tops for me this isnt a ducati here.
  8. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    There was one for sale close to me, outside a house with a sign.
    It was a 1998 with 8000 miles, and it looked like it was stored outside since new, and then drug through a swamp.
    Lots of rust, scratches, worn out chain and sprockets, etc.
    He was asking $2850.00 on the sign...

    The guy I got the bike from said he asked a guy at work how much the TW was worth, and the guy said $600.00 so the he listed it for $900.00.
    Said his phone was ringing and would not stop.
    I was the first person who said I wanted it, and wanted to come pay for it.
    At that price, even with a blown motor I would be good....

    Believing in karma, I gave him some extra cash.
    The day before, I had come out of a pizza place and found a wad of money on the sidewalk.
    Instead of just keeping it, I took it inside and someone claimed it, knowing how much it was.
    Karma.

    Next day, I scored the TW.
  9. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    Next on the list for my new TW is getting a bigger front sprocket.
    Anyone got a part number for one?

    I also think I will get an O ring chain.
  10. luxlogs

    luxlogs Been here awhile

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    Thanks Mad Mac

    Less than 30 bucks shipping included, can't pass that up, beats spending 2 hrs at Ace Hardware trying to figure out what I need and buying more than I need just in case.

    Will post what my experience is with said Ebay kit.

    Blue locktite or not, that is the question to ponder waiting for the Big Brown Truck.
  11. Small's

    Small's Been here awhile

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    Put a new o ring chain on your bike now while there is no wear on the sprockets. The stock chain will wear out in 3500-6500 miles and it will eat up your sprockets from all the streching of the crummy chain. Put a good oring on it and it should last close to 20,000 miles or more.
  12. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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  13. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    I could not find a 15, so I ordered a 47 tooth rear.
    Now I just need to get the O ring chain and master links.
  14. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    PBI definitely makes a 15T C/S sprocket for the TW200. I currently have one of those sprockets installed on my bike. :deal Nevertheless, I hope you enjoy your 47T rear sprocket. :nod

    Spud :wave
  15. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    I put some valvoline 20w50 motorcycle oil in my TW today, then went out and did 75 miles of hard dirt riding.
    Sand, whoops, mud holes, sand, sandy whoops, and sand.
    The tires ended up with 12 psi in them (they still seem a bit stiff), the bike did GREAT!
    About 400 miles on the bike now, I put on 150 miles in two days.
    Bike runs like a top, and I was abusing it a bit.
    With the tires aired down, the overall suspension seemed quite good.
    I had a lot of fun, and got a good workout.
    I was really pleased with how the tee dubya handled things like roots on the trail.
    Normally I would be worried about rim dents and pinch flats, but the TW just rolls over them with no drama.

    I think I will like the 47 tooth rear sprocket, as I did most of my riding in 5th gear.
    No hills around here, and even in thick sand, I had no use for 1st gear...
    Nice power delivery out of the motor, its very broad.
    Its going to be a great summer!
    A TU250 for the street, a TW for the dirt, does it get any better?
  16. FootDoc

    FootDoc Gas it

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    Added a few farkles, headlight guard, jimbo screen, and an Army surplus first aid box on the back.

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  17. TheAdmiral

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    I've got one of those first aid kits sitting on the shelf in the shop. Good idea, should I not have my usual riding partner along.
  18. RebelYell

    RebelYell Been here awhile

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    Its refreshing to see some people still have morals and values an still care.Good luck w your bike.Yearss ago I had helped some one and did a few good deeds that I Cant remember right now.Anyway at the time i ws looking for a cheap DS a KLR 250 preferably.I went to Greenbrook cycles and they had a new one the was 5 grand out the door.I was like GOOOD LORD god almighty.So the salesman was like is that good or bad? Im like NO its worse its terrible!.So I left ,I was gonna go back rt 22 West and something told me to take the back roads.So I said let me stop at rizzons since it was on the way home.I got to Rizzons and I aint kidding there was a used 2003 KLR 250 w like no mileaage and it was only 2300 sitting on the sidewalk like here I am come get me.I was like this is just too good to be true what are the odds of this?I asked if alot of people had looked at it he said no just a couple and another person We just want to make a quick sale and move it off the lot so to speak.I put down 100 bucks and went back the next day and got it and then I serviced the bike myself.it ws like THe man upstairs was talking to me to go that way.Karma,yeah Karma:norton:lol3
  19. frog13

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    Glad your aboard Brett!...you been wantin one for awhile now!.:ricky
  20. frog13

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    Don't forget the air box vent/drain tube thingy.