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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by neepuk, Jan 10, 2009.
As usual, a concise and clear explanation from sir Lizard!....Thanks!.
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.
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.
Has anyone done 2 up on the TW? Could she handle a second pax out tooling in the dirt?
If you can fit two up on the seat, the TW will carry you
Has anyone used the mirrors sold at Procycle?....who are they made by?....are they "longer" than OEM to see around your shoulder(s)?.
one of these days Imight pick one of these up used as my bw 200 isnt street legal
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.
Don't get an '87 if you can help it. Click here for the TW200 forum to dive right in.
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)
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
Electrical stuffs (LED's, charging ports, shorter turn signals, etc.)
Walmart seat pad
Happy Trail hard luggage (expensive and counterproductive offroad)
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.
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
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.
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.
The latest cooler news can be found here:
The site has been kind enough to permit me as a vendor. Hope no one minds, but in return I'd really prefer to confine the bidness end of things to the classifieds section.
I do sell the adaptors seperately. That is the $75 item mentioned.
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.
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.
Assquatch & Lizrdbrth.....Thanks!.
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.
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.
try putting them in the freezer and then flexing them cold...