The Yamaha TW200 Thread...

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

  1. Fr8dog61

    Fr8dog61 Been here awhile

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    Tw200forum.com has the info on the filter issue. Also, when you change the oil, there is a screw on the head (bleed valve?) that you open & then start the bike and make sure it is pumping oil. Maybe the Admiral knows the url, he's a regular over there.
  2. Fr8dog61

    Fr8dog61 Been here awhile

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    Here's mine. It sounds a little "busy" up top, and I have been through the valves.

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  3. Padilen

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    Oil filter is 4 holes, but you do not need to replace the stock filter. It is reusable. There is a bolt to weep test oil flow. But they are a noisy engine.

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  4. frog13

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    It's 4 holes on the correct TW200 oil filter.
    Also , check the automatic cam chain tensioner. ....easy too do per service manual. Do not delay on checking for correct oil filter nor tensioner. Also , on the upper head , spark plug side of the engine , there is an oil check bolt. Start the engine , back this bolt out slowly until ( hopefully) oil begins to flow from it. This ensures oil is getting to the head. CHECK the aforementioned 2 items FIRST however.....filter & tensioner.
  5. derekdeadend

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    Oil is getting to top end as it's seeping when I back off the bolt. I don't know whether or not the oil filter is stock but I did pull it to verify that it has the 4 holes. Likely just normal bike noise as this is something I do every time I buy a bike

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  6. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer

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    Excellent news! :wings
    Sorry to worry you but now you know about the potential danger. :beer
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  7. frog13

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    Fr8dog61......love the color scheme on your TW. Are those Bridgestone tires your running , either way , like them or not? . I'll be needing new tires at some point. TIA
  8. frog13

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    And yes , it's better to check possible issues before getting stranded or worse yet , in an accident. Yep , the TW200 engine is a bit noisy , but , it's just singing to ya. : )
  9. JagLite

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    I've been reading an excellent ride report of a trip on the TAT (Trans America Trail) by RTWdoug.

    What made this rr different is that he did it on a Harley... with a sidecar! Great pictures too.
    Funny guy with lots of riding experience on various bikes, like his Dirtster (HD Sportster adv bike) and his RTW trip on his 1928 Indian.
    He made the TAT trip in 2013 so it is not new but still a great read, or just to skim for the pictures of a side car HD on dirt trails.
    (Ride Report link HERE)

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    And what exactly does this have to do with our TW's you are wondering?

    Because I just read this post he made after reaching the Pacific Ocean in answer to a question someone asked:


    DiggerD said:

    So, my question Doug, as you had plenty of time to ponder on your ride, "What bike did you really wish you had on this trip?"
    Not being a wise ass, just your thoughts, and you don't have to go too deep, just the bike will do.
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    "Even tho I havent had the chance to ride one, I think a Yamaha TW200 would be one of the best & easiest bikes to do the TAT on.
    Fat tires would be good for gravel & sand, light weight good for the really rough stuff.
    I'm currently on the lookout for a TW with a bad motor, as I have an idea.......... (no, I dont think I will do the TAT again!)

    On the other end of the spectrum, a full dress harley with a sidecar is possibly the WORST bike to do the TAT on"
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  10. Fr8dog61

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    Thanks. The tires are Shinko, I don't remember the model number. Real lousy in the mud, but excellent on hard dirt, gravel, and pavement. I am planning on an ATV rear with the trailer wheel conversion coupled with a more aggressive front as I find myself off road more than on with this bike. If you are commuting, or back road tripping they would be tops.
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  11. TheAdmiral

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    I did the trailer rim conversion for my wife's TW. I really like that you have several choices of a brand and tire size (width). It is way easier to mount than the ATV Tire on the stock TW rim, and the ease repairing a flat tire with a tubeless tire. As has been noted by several TW owners, including myself, who've mounted an ATV tire on the stock rim, it's fairly difficult, sometimes dangerous and in my case I had only 1 choice of tire size with the Maxxis Ceros and it's wider and has a larger outer diameter (taller if you will). Mounting it was a PIA.
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    Made the cuts in the rim to get the modified hub through.
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    Done deal
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    For reference, my Ceros mounted on the stock TW rim left (26x9x14), Ceros to be mounted on the trailer conversion center (25x8x12), and the stock TW tire.
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  12. turbodieseli4i6

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    I like it Admiral, Sweet! Just received my 4 gallon tank, so I guess it's time to start reading about the trailer wheel mod.
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    I took my Clarke 4 gal (XT350 I think) off for Moab so I could pop wheelies and stuff, didn't turn out very well when I did a flip over on Hells Revenge, but I love the extended range with the 4 gal.
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    I put the XT225 stock tank on for Moab and have been too lazy to switch back. Partly because I want to make a tan cover for the white plastic Clarke tank and partly because, well, I'm lazy.

    The XT225 tank does look a lot better and though it has about 1/2 gal more fuel capacity than the stock TW tank I long for the Clarke 4 gal where I don't have to watch the fuel level quite as much. I don't have the scoops for the XT225 tank but it's usually covered up by the tank bags anyway so no big deal in that regard.
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    When you have some time on your hands, Admiral, I'll ride Q up for a spa day with a new trailer rim/tire combo ;-)
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    I want to mount a ram vall into my left mirror base. The base seems stripped or someone seems to have tried to force something into it at some point. Does anyone have the part number for the little metal base for the left side mirror ?

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  16. Fr8dog61

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    You can get a helicoil in the proper size (sorry I don't recall what th is, same as other mirror) drill and insert. East Peasy! Right hand threads!:jive
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    Is there no replacement for this part then?

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  19. Fr8dog61

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    I am not sure what you mean I assumed that you wanted to mount a Ram ball (right hand threads) on the right side (facing direction of travel...clutch/throttle hand) mirror perch, which has left hand threads. The stock replacement perch is available, but still has left hand threads. Presumably, Yamaha did this so that in the event of a crash the mirror would unscrew instead of break. I am unaware of Ram ball available with left hand thread. I broke mine :muutt anyway, so I helicoiled it thus converting it to right hand threads and used a cheepo mirror I picked up at Cylclegear. It is a simple fix whether you use Timeserts, Helicoils, or a generic brand. Be sure to follow the instructions and to use the correct drill size as well. On my F650GS I use double take mirrors and the TEE-DUB will likely receive a set as well.

    https://www.doubletakemirror.com/

    EDIT: I suppose I should learn to read. :doh I see now what you need. Yes part is available from Yamaha.
  20. jonnyquest

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    I believe the left side is a regular thread and the right side is a left hand thread.

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