The Yamaha TW200 Thread...

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

  1. n2o2diver

    n2o2diver Adventurer

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    Chopper Charles is working on the hacked TW site.

    I couldn't get on it today from my iPad or phone.

    Admiral, that looks like a great ride you have planned.
  2. Lizrdbrth

    Lizrdbrth Wackjob

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    Looks like an awesome ride, Admiral.

    Any takers yet?

    It's 700 miles from here to the trailhead. Doing the math in TW years....
  3. heirhead

    heirhead worlds worst mechanic

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    Hello,

    Admiral,

    Looks like fun ride. My friend lives in Eagle and he has ridden all over that Area. He has an xt225 and told me that there was
    a tw for sale by his house. Wired him money and he bought it for me to keep at his house, my 2nd one. Rode my dr650 up there to river raft on Payette this summer. The tw he got for me is a green and white 91 and like new! He liked it so much I told him to keep it and I bought an 06 when I got home in SoCal. Going riding in the rain and mud tomorrow if it rains as it has been 75-80 for two weeks. We were on the river as the fires were across the street. The big signs on 55 said rafters beware as choppers were coming in for water!!. Love the area you live in and really like the town of Crouch. Coming up there next summer on the tw or dr, don't know, I'll buy you a beer in Crouch. My first tw is on my pic. loaded down in Yellowstone.

    Heirhead
  4. TheAdmiral

    TheAdmiral Long timer

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    "Doing the math in TW years" that's funny, but I get it. Same math problem is why I haven't been down your way. . .yet! But, if bikerjosh puts on another Death Valley ride next October, I'm pretty sure I'm coming down that way. Looked like a fun crew to ride and camp with.

    No takers yet. I wouldn't really expect anyone to commit to it so far out, May or June is realistic to jump in. However, even on bikerjosh's ride there are last minute commitments and de-commitments. I'll go with the flow.
  5. TheAdmiral

    TheAdmiral Long timer

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    When you make it back up here, give me a shout. Couple nice watering holes in Crouch, especially in the summer:freaky. Matter of fact, I got married in Crouch. Actually, we rented a cabin for our wedding weekend a few miles up the road off Scriver Creek Rd. It was a family affair. During the wedding weekend activities, we too rafted from Banks down river a ways. Then went to the outdoor theater, and had Sunday brunch at that Bar n Grill downtown Crouch. Oh, and we got married in jeans!

    Also talking of the burn area you reference. I rode a trail off hwy 55 after the fire was out. Here's a link to the post I made #38. Look for the 1st video at the end of day 1. In the first minute of the video, you can see the burnt ground cover and scorched pine tree's. Small world!! http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=788178&page=3
  6. frog13

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    Good info O.W.T.....I'm working OT as fast as I can get it!:evil:D.
  7. frog13

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    I was able to successfully get on the TW site yesterday!:clap:clap:clap:D....Thanks to chopper charles fix'en stuff!.
  8. Rider1

    Rider1 Ridin' Dave

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    Chrome is still blocking it. Malware ahead is the message.
  9. heirhead

    heirhead worlds worst mechanic

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    Hello,

    Will certainly look you up. Rode from Eagle, through Crouch then to Yellowstone, Tetons and back. Over Dollarhide from Ketchum was great also along Boise River and hot springs in ? Then to Lucky Peak. My friend knew all of the back roads I just followed. Tw was great.
    So much good riding in your area. What back tire do you run? Guess I'm going with Shinko on front.

    Heirhead
  10. peruano

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    Funny. I never got a warning other than the heading for the tw site was garbled. First for two days and then it stopped long enough for Chopper Charles to say it was fixed, and then it started appearing again. I stayed away a day or two and then I started getting buffer overflow messages and McAfee saying it was blocking buffer overflows which might be signs of hackers and or other baddies. I'll stay away awhile but I'm urging everyone to pay attention and not to ignore warning signs.

    Idaho sounds great, It will depend on what obligations are competing at the time. Thanks for trying to get the community together and offering great support. Tom
  11. Mad Mac

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    The other TW200 forum has a running thread on this issue.
    http://tw200.forumotion.com/t337-the-other-tw-site-update

    There it has been reported that the Google Chrome browser puts sites on a malware list and keeps them there days after the threat is over. The IE browser and Firefox browser seem to be having no problem viewing the site.

    Surf at your own risk.
  12. Chillis

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    Back on topic!

    Why is this badass bike thread back five pages?

    Heard one of these bikes for the first time yesterday. It sounded like the cam chain was a slappin'!

    Do they all sound like that and do they have an automatic cam chain tensioner?
  13. Lizrdbrth

    Lizrdbrth Wackjob

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    '01-up motors have automatic tensioners.

    These bikes make lots of mechanical "music". Hard to say if what you heard was normal or not.
  14. frog13

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    Noise or not I like mine!.
  15. DingDangKid

    DingDangKid El Lechero

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    Yanked the silencer/spark arrester out a while back and it sounds damn nice. The panniers make it a little noisy at a stop but when I'm moving its loud enough to be heard.
  16. Falcon86

    Falcon86 I just work here.

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    Y'all put your T-dub's to sleep for the winter?


    Need more big wheeled goodness...
  17. frog13

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    If the road crew will stop putting salt down every time we get .5" of snow....no,I keep the TW going.
  18. frog13

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    The shaft has oil running through it to feed the outer shaft bearing(I believe that is correct).....was it designed that way because that is a superior set-up for the counter shaft(having the outer bearing) or was it the thing to do back then when the bike was designed(1980's)?.
  19. Lizrdbrth

    Lizrdbrth Wackjob

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    The shaft is supported on the outboard end due to its extra length. The Tw has a longer output shaft than almost any other bike in order to clear the rear tire. At any rate loo long to go unsupported on the outboard end. Hardly antiquated. Proper engineering for the task at hand.
  20. frog13

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    As usual, a concise and clear explanation from sir Lizard!....Thanks!.:D