The Yamaha TW200 Thread...

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

  1. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Spud,go to the TW200 discussion forum....go to the technical thread,then too a post of "charging system"....you'll see a photo there.....I can't remember the other forums that I've read this same incident from.....this is not a Shorai "virus" I'm introducing here....just a FYI thing for riders?.I do not know if the malfunctions are from over loaded systems,regulators/rectifiers or what?.
  2. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    Just for grins, I fitted a Dart Flyscreen today:

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  3. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    Thanks for providing directions to the link, Frog. :D

    Spud :beer
  4. ducnek

    ducnek Satisfied customer

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    Is anyone using the Happy Trails soft sided Mojave Kit on a TW?

    I like the looks of these and they are on sale

    They claim that they are water/dust proof

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  5. AtlasExp

    AtlasExp beer me

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  6. ducnek

    ducnek Satisfied customer

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  7. ilbiker

    ilbiker Been here awhile

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    Just subscribed to this thread as thinking these would be fun for a his/hers set up to replace scooters with. Wife not comfortable with a full on dirt bike or the height of one. She can ride her scooter anywhere but wants to look at some light trails nd these would be great for that.
  8. prsdrat

    prsdrat Been here awhile

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    I don't know, is it just me that finds the TW to handle like a pig? I recently
    traded a '86 XL250R for this '93TW200 and find that on blacktop you have
    to push it around the bends. It must be those huge gyros they call tires.
    At any rate, I find it a capable steed, but I'm not convinced so I'm looking
    at a CRF230. Lighter by about 50 lbs and at my age/physical prowess that's
    a lot less to pick up.
  9. tommu56

    tommu56 Long timer

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    I admit the my wife's TW is a little lethargic compared to my daughters XT, but both are better than my KLR in rough stuff.
  10. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    Heavy tires, heavy rims!
    Its NOT a normal mootorcycle, but its great at going through swamps, sand and mud holes.

    I think I would like a crf230 more overall, or an xt225 for general off road use, but the TW will go through some serious stuff and make it easy.
    I went places on mine I would not take other bikes.

  11. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    It could be better, but you can put a knee down on these things. If you're doing a lot of counter steering, check your steering bearings. The street tires help to roll into it as well, but that eliminates some abilities, obviously.
  12. Kankujoe

    Kankujoe Adventure Traveller

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    I like my TW for what it is. I don't expect it to handle like my other bikes but it still is a blast to ride. It wouldn't be my only bike but to me it is a keeper.
  13. Keithert

    Keithert Been here awhile

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    When I taught motorcycle safety the TWs were the easiest to do the figure 8 on. I think they handle great.
  14. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    How old are the tire? I bought my '97 with 1100 miles on it and the original tires. They look great but they don't flex at all
  15. Kankujoe

    Kankujoe Adventure Traveller

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    Personally I wouldn't ride on a tire that is more than 5-6 years old regardless of how good it looks. Tire/rubber compounds denature & break down making them more prone to failure. It just is not worth the safety risk.
  16. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    That is my point. They don't flex and they handle badly. They crack and de-lam.
  17. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Mine handles great in curves etc!....what tire pressure are you running....and as above asked....how old are these tires?.
  18. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    Well, the tires do not hold air in, the tubes do.

    The pressure is critical, low pressure works great in the dirt, i think I ran 7 psi or something like that, and it was fantastic in the dirt, sloppy on the street.
    I also found the stock front tire to be very poor at everything and a real dual sport tire made things much better for both street and dirt.
  19. bbagwell

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    The stock front tire sucks. There is a lot of options out there. I run a Pirelli MT21 on the front of mine, it works well on pavement and in the dirt.
  20. Kankujoe

    Kankujoe Adventure Traveller

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    Thanks for the recommendation.