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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by neepuk, Jan 10, 2009.
What a great achievement on our favorite steed !
The 1000 is difficult enough on a fast, comfortable ride. Preparation, grit, determination and persistence earned you this incredible accomplishment on the diminutive TW200. Even more so considering two of you did it. Well done. Well done, indeed.
Average speed was 57.8 mph.
You musta peed standing up.
How do you do that into the wind?
With an average that high you must have made very few and very quick stops.
You were correct to speculate. That was average speed while in motion. Thanks for calling me out on that.
Note to self: Wait til you've caught up on sleep before posting.
Time factored average speed: 47.03. You'd be hard pressed to average 50 on this bike, but I'm sure the next guy will come close.
For those of you who already have seat time with larger displacement Iron Butts, this is a slightly different ballgame. We did learn a few things which may be of value to the next guy and we'd be only too happy to pass them along.
And yes, I generally pee standing up.
It's a boy thing.
Mr.Cobb. Did you ever figure out what was wrong with your TDubb?
Its "Cob" not Cobb, I am a "Crabby old bastard not a Crabby old bald bastard.
Yes, I did figure out what was wrong like a said it was a simple thing, the vent tubes had caked up with junk and purified old gas. I completely disassembled the carb, soaked it in carb cleaner, reset the floats as one side was lower then the other, reinstalled the carb and it now starts and runs pretty darn good for having sat for so long. It still stumbles a bit now and then but the more I run it the better it gets so with luck after a few more miles it will have cleared what ever junk may still be clogging the inner passages in the carb.
Was cleaning/re-oiling the air filter the other day and looked inside the left exterior cover(the cover you take off first prior to removing the air filter cover....make sense?.) where data for the bike is etc.. It read for fuel to use 91 RON...brain lock-up...explain please?.Are they indicating 91 octane....or does it depend on the "system" they are quoting/using ?.
anyone running the replacement cheng shin c913 front tire on the tw and is it wider than the bridgestone or the same?in pictures it looks wider for some reason.
I think it 85 or 86 octane rm2?
anyway 87 octane is the same or higher than research octane method 91.
The tw will probably run better on lower than 87 still.
Had 606 miles when I bought her 2 weeks ago . . . she's a 963 now . . . : )B Going for her first "double up ride in a few. pics are from up Granite hill road in Grants Pass, Oregon
Thank you for the reply....wish they would just leave the damn gas alone.
Have been looking and reading on the tw every since I got one in the beginning of May. Since then I have changed oil, swapped the front sprocket to a 15t, colman seat pad with memory foam, added an accessories plug, ultrasonic cleaned and rebuilt the carb with the keystone kit, shimmed the needle (didn't use the one in the kit) and have put over 2,000 miles to bring the grand total to over 7,000. Now the questions. Every since I rebuilt the carb I have a hick-up just off full throttle it does it every time once then thats it. When I am letting off the throttle to go into a turn the hick-up bothers me (and I just don't like it). Also what temperature with a non contact after a good highway run on the header where it comes out of the engine? And I would post pictures but I havent figured it out yet. 1999 with 5000 miles I gave $1,200 paint body like new.
So, I have a BW200 that I am thinking of selling and moving up to either the TW200 or the XT250.
There is a shop locally that has a new 2010 TW200. Is there any difference between the 2010 model and the more recent '12 or '13? I see that in the XT250, fuel injection is new. Any other reasons to look for a certain year?
P.S. This is my first post after lurking for awhile!
Since the TW came out in '87, there has just been one model year where the hardware changed... 2000 or 2001, I can't remember which. The bike got a CV carb, an automatic cam chain tensioner, a front disc brake, and the kickstarter went bye-bye.
SO, no, 2010 is as good as anything. Mine's an '08, bought new in '09.
Is the TW more stable on the gravel roads and trails than a skinnier tire bike? Much of what we do is farm/ranch work, checking fences, finding cows etc. Lots of ranch roads and gravel roads. The BW is fine at low speeds but gets a little "funny" above 30-35 mph, it seems.
Its the most stable easiest to ride bike I ever had in sand/mud, and does ok on the street at 70 mph.
What it does not like as much as some other bikes is going really fast over very rough stuff.
(I did it anyway)
I did 600 miles in the sand mud around here and did not fall down one time on the TW, a record!
That is good to hear. I would anticipate minimal on-road use, but we do have a lot of gravel/dirt roads, sand and even the single track 'cow trail"! The BW is OK for the low speed, off road stuff, but not as much fun at speed, especially if the road is rutted. Those big tires are great in soft stuff.
2010-present is likely identical outside of colors. One thing that does change that nobody gets notified about is the electrics. The 87 was unique upon itself for the CDI, and there have been 2 or 3 more slight shifts in stators and whatnot since. They just hold slightly different spec values. 2006-07 you'll probably get a leaky base gasket, due to improper material.
Save the money and get the 2010, anyhow. I'll take the BW off your hands.