The Yamaha TW200 Thread...

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

  1. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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

    carlclaflin Been here awhile

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    try checking out http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/xt225.html. not sure what the difference is between the tw200 and the xt225. it's worth a try to check it and maybe shot them an email. customer service is pretty fast to respond to emails.
  3. Lizrdbrth

    Lizrdbrth Wackjob

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    The difference is in the kicker lever itself. The gears, springs , shaft etc. are the same, but the lever may interfere with the footpegs or frame tubes.
  4. Chillis

    Chillis Land Barge Pilot

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    Has anyone done 2 up on the TW? Could she handle a second pax out tooling in the dirt?
  5. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    If you can fit two up on the seat, the TW will carry you :D
  6. AtlasExp

    AtlasExp beer me

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    No problem!
  7. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Has anyone used the mirrors sold at Procycle?....who are they made by?....are they "longer" than OEM to see around your shoulder(s)?.
  8. RebelYell

    RebelYell Been here awhile

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    one of these days Imight pick one of these up used as my bw 200 isnt street legal
  9. LarryW

    LarryW n00b

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    Hello all. New to riding dirt bikes here. I'm not really into it for the thrill. Just need to get from point A to point B so I can explore the deserts and mountains. Been doing that with a full size Blazer for over a decade but now the cost of fuel has become prohibitive. I have some fellow exploring friends who do it on dual sports and other types of bikes. I've decided on the TW200 as my choice of two wheeled vehicles. So here I am to learn all I can from you guys. Hope you're OK with that.
  10. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    Don't get an '87 if you can help it. Click here for the TW200 forum to dive right in.


    • Cycleracks
    • Jimbo Shield
    • Lizard Cooler
    • Ricochet/Moose or TCI skidplate
    • Jets and shims (unless always at high altitude)
    • Shinko 244 front tire
    • Bigger pegs (read up on this)
    • Kickstart kit (if 2001 or newer)
    • Base Gasket replacement (if 2005-2008ish)
    • ATV rear tire (if preparing for war)
    • TTR225 stainless header (looks and longevity)
    • FMF Powercore 4 or DG O-series (looks and noise)
    • Tool tube
    • Clarke Tank
    • Replace most engine fasteners (and float bowl screws) with SS allen heads
    • JIS screwdrivers for carb work
    • Stock chain is pretty bad, get an o-ring one
    • Drill airbox
    • Webcam
    • Electrical stuffs (LED's, charging ports, shorter turn signals, etc.)
    • Walmart seat pad
    • Barkbusters
    • Stebel Horn(s)
    • Happy Trail hard luggage (expensive and counterproductive offroad)
    • Renthal bars/risers
    • Rear shock swap (Virago, Banshee, Blaster)

    I think that's most of the things you might possibly ever want to do to the bike, but not many are necessary at all. Make a skidplate one of the first things you buy if you're offroading over branches or rocks.

    Before any of that, get yourself educated on riding (MSF course works wonders) and purchase some decent riding gear for your style soon afterwards.

    Welcome.
  11. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Assquatch20.........Tried to find info on the TW forum about the Lizard cooler?....went to the classified section?...couldn't find the $$$$ cost.Do I need to contact Lizrdbreath for that info?.TIA
  12. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Larry....you picked a goodone!....definetly rejet,shim needle etc......look at assquatch's listed goodies....all may not apply to what you want or need,but he made a very good list to choose from!.If you buy new,definetly break it in good,take your time.
  13. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    I had to do a little reading for a second there myself. The sticky in the classifieds links to his unveiling thread where he mentions $75 (click).

    As I have no need for one right now, I'm not the most up to date, so I'm sure you can ask or he'll come along and let you know if anything has changed.
  14. Lizrdbrth

    Lizrdbrth Wackjob

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  15. Solomoriah

    Solomoriah likes the back roads

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    So tonight, I finally got the above-mentioned tire installed. Did it myself, first time ever changing my own tire. It's amazing what you can learn on Youtube.

    (Yes, it's holding air just fine... at least for the moment. Will check obsessively eight or fifteen times before taking a long ride on it...)

    SO... I took a turn around town (it was over 60 degrees F at 7:00pm here, 3rd day of December, never happens) and was really impressed. I had assumed, from what I read previously, that the steering would feel a bit heavy, but in fact it feels lighter. Between that and the smoother ride, I just have to say, best investment yet on this bike.
  16. LarryW

    LarryW n00b

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    Thanks for the reply and the list. I won't be doing a lot of talking here until I get the bike but I will be reading up. I'll stay away from the 87s. Not going to buy new. I do have two friends who are knowlegable that will help me out too. They sent me here.
  17. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Assquatch & Lizrdbrth.....Thanks!.
  18. Lizrdbrth

    Lizrdbrth Wackjob

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    The reason for avoiding the '87's is that they have a one-year-only charging system and CDI unit. If it fails the parts are mostly unobtainium. In every other respect they're mechanically identical to an '88-'00 TW, but the cost of a potential major component failure can be pretty steep.

    They can be converted to the later system but are probably best avoided unless you can buy them for a few hundred bucks as a gamble.
  19. Falcon86

    Falcon86 I just work here.

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    Before I go too crazy trying to remove the spray paint from the T Dub I just picked up, anyone have a set of plastics they're looking to sell? Mine's an '01, not sure how fitment works.

    Thanks!
  20. PTC

    PTC Turd polisher

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    try putting them in the freezer and then flexing them cold...