The Yamaha TW200 Thread...

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

  1. Kwizard

    Kwizard Conservative

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    That's on the high side with that mileage; but not bad. The rust is more likely from the battery overflow tube not positioned correctly. A common issue. Get a longer hose; or better yet a gel battery. Pour some coke on it first, then rinse with water; then some of that rust removing gel; rinse, and paint. If your going to do any serious offroading; leave the knobby on it, and put an aggressive tire on the front. If not go with street tire. If you take it offroad with the street tires; air them down 12# or so. Avoid mud at all cost with those street tires. You can probably stick an after market spark arrester on that muffler. If you're not going to use that cyclerack; i'ld love to buy it(better yet; I'll trade a nice stock muffler it). Don't forget to lube everything. Change or clean oil, air, and fuel filters. Check all your electric connections, and all your major bolt tightness. You're going to love that sweet little mule. It's capabilities will pleasantly surprise you.
  2. Kwizard

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    They wanted $2,500 to build a E.L.L. for me. Said it would be cheaper than modifying my Sachs/DKW unit. I think I'll pass.
  3. mikesova

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    It's for my wife, I don't think she intends on doing serious offroading, more or less just two tracks out in the woods. The fact that it came with the cyclerack was one of the better selling points on this bike, so I won't be getting rid of it, sorry.

    I am in an ordering mood tonight, I think I might pick up an XT225 headpipe to polish and throw on there. I'm getting new sprockets, chain, fork gaiters... :)
  4. r80rt

    r80rt Dirt road nomad

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    Sounds like your wife will have a fine bike, she'll have a blast with it. Keeping the rack is a damn good idea, those things are great
  5. Kwizard

    Kwizard Conservative

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    She's gonna love it.
  6. Old White Truck

    Old White Truck Been here awhile

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    Mufflers come up for sale quite often on the tw200 forum. You might check there.
  7. zontar

    zontar lawnhater

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    ha! your taste in bikes cracks me up! (we think alike) bought a TW200 for my wife last year too. been riding it all winter to work in the snow and slop. I'm keeping it even if my wife doesn't ride it.
  8. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    im trying to get my wife to get a tw200 too. she wont ride it much but i will!
  9. mikesova

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    I got the thumbs up! ;)
  10. frog13

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    Ahhhh,the epidemic IS spreading!........TW-ism!!.
  11. Travrsx

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    Just read this entire thread over the last few days. Wow, tons of info! I recently bought a 1991 TW with 4000 miles for $900. It's ugly, but came with pro taper atv hi bars, tusk hand guards, a moose skid plate, and brand new street tires. I've already ordered dirt tires for it (stock rear, Shinko 244 up front) since this bike will spend a lot of time in the dirt. I also ordered new fork boots, bigger pegs, front and rear brake shoes, and a seat cover... And put in a new battery. Not sure what to do next... Maybe a new look? I'm not a big fan of krylon black...

    Here she is...

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  12. Kwizard

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    You done good. Those tires are tolerable if you air em down(except mud). Or; you can probably sell em for enough to get the ones you want.
  13. Travrsx

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    Thanks! Yes, dirt tires are already on the way here... Can't wait to hit the trails on this thing. The street tires ride nice, but this is a dirt bike... I have a nice SV650 for street riding!
  14. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    nice find!
  15. mikesova

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    Why on earth do they make you remove the whole stator cover in order to merely change the sprocket??? Sell more gaskets that way?
  16. mikesova

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    Yeah, I would dig a vstrom, but I got too good of a deal on the fz6 and it comes with a factory center stand. :-)
  17. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    The countershaft has an oil passage in it running out to a bearing in the cover. It's a lot more risky to leave a setup like that unsealed.
  18. Kwizard

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    They had to extend the countershaft/sprocket out in order to accommodate the wide rear tire and swingarm. The cases are used on several different bikes, and some of those don't require the longer shaft; or the end bearing. Do the two sprocket set-up(14/15 or 13/14) as seen on the TW forum. That way you won't need to change the sprocket until it wears out.
  19. frog13

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    Good find Travrsx!......possible a rear rack...Cyclerack,rack.
  20. Travrsx

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    Thanks! A rack is something I am definitely considering to up the usefulness of the bike. I only hear good things about the cycle rack, but I wish I could see one in person as I want to see how wide it is. My bike will primarily be a trail bike, but a rack would make it useful for quick runs to the store...