The Yamaha TW200 Thread...

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

  1. LowOnFuel

    LowOnFuel In the crapper

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    Hey Pete, thanks for the info on the rear sprocket, now I have another dumb question about the D606 if you don't mind. How much taller is the Dunlop compared to the stock front tire? If you could measure the stock front tire's diameter while still mounted and then measure the D606's diameter after you have it mounted it would be greatly appreciated.

    Steve
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  2. Paradox Pete

    Paradox Pete Adventurer

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    Steve
    THe Bike Bandit guy (Dave) told me it woudl be 10mm taller, but I am not sure whether he was talkign merely SIZE (80 stock to 90 on 606....), or if the larger knobs were taken into account.
    THere might be clearance problems with stock front fender(???)
    Stock set-up is minimal as it is, gumbo mud or even an occassioanl rock got sucked thru mine dragging between fender & tire.

    Once I get down to pick up my re-worked T-Dub at Dauntless Motors, I'll measure stock tire vs. 606.

    Paradox Pete
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  3. LowOnFuel

    LowOnFuel In the crapper

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    Thanks for the reply Pete. I'm trying to decide between the D606 and another rear knobby (DOT approved) for the front of the T-Dub so any info on the 606 will help because I already have the other tire's diameter (run one on the rear of my KTM). I was also thinking that the 120/90-18 D606 might be another way to go depending on the diameter of the 130/90-18.

    Thanks again,
    Steve
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  4. kodiakfrank

    kodiakfrank Gloria's Cheerleader

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    I understand the concept of directional tires. I still do not understand why you are mounting a "directional" tire counter to it's designed direction.

    The tire is designed to rotate in a given direction to provide clearing of the tread, wether you're dealing with water, mud, or snow. By running the tire in the opposite direction you would be hampering the clearing action of the tread design.

    As far as the rear tire being driven by the chain and the front tire being driven by the ground, I really don't see the difference in the dynamic action of tread.:dunno
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  5. Streamin' E

    Streamin' E Half-assed adventurer

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    Doesn't make sense to me either. If you consider the application in an automobile, you mount directional tires in the direction of rotation whether it's the driving or driven axle.
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  6. Paradox Pete

    Paradox Pete Adventurer

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    Frank,
    To use a grossly exaggerated example, a tractor with chevron "directional" treads will "clean-out" when driven fwd., even if the tire is slipping againt the surface.
    If the tractor slides fwd. with brakes locked the (the ground is workign agaisnt the wheel rather than the wheel being powered agaisnt the ground), mud & turf are jammed into the center of the "V" of the chevrons, same as if you spin the wheels in reverse.

    Thankfully the 606 is non-directional so this is a non-issue on the front end.
    If I got to a "square" automotive winter directional tread like Frank Colver did on his rear wheel it's simple....I just mount in the direction of rotation the factory says to...

    (Did you get the PM about Paradox Guns?)

    Paradox Pete (aka Dave3220, Old N' Tyred....)
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  7. Reposado1800

    Reposado1800 Juicy J fan!

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  8. dynamos2000

    dynamos2000 is boinking your mom

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    I put around 45 miles on the bike runnin around the neighborhood but this morning, it was my first commute to work. 13 miles, some decent inclines, nice pace.

    Bike did great - started up immediately after sitting for a week, did 45-55 just fine and she's gonna be a great commuter when I'm not ridin the Fiz.

    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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  9. Surfn54

    Surfn54 Adventurer

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    nEEPUK.
    Back to the round headlight for a minute.......Coming off my 03 tw Headlight is a yellow, green, and black wire.....Which one is ground, which one is high beam and which is the other? If I just hook up high beam ( power) what do I do with the 3rd wire? Just deaden it I suppose, but I do not know which wire is which?

    Your help in advance is greatly appreciated!

    Surf
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  10. deadbird

    deadbird Very Large Bird

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    Black is ground
    Yellow is high beam
    Green is low beam
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  11. Surfn54

    Surfn54 Adventurer

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    Thanks Dead Bird........I suppose that either the yellow high beam or the green low beam will work since the light has only ONE beam.
    Do you just close off the one wire that you are not using?

    Amazingly I was able to get thelight on and re -bolt up my turnsignals and the bracket back into the stock position. I just had to raise my speedo/indicator boxes above the clamps instaed of how they come stock below the clamps.

    Surf
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  12. neepuk

    neepuk Such a drag...

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    pics please.... Yes, either Yellow or Green and just leave the other socket empty.
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  13. tpar1220

    tpar1220 such a pud..

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    anyone know anything about this tire, duro power grip... atv tire.

    i got it mounted up ok, but holy hell... i could not get the bead to seat.

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    i tried deflating/re-inflating bout ten times... with lots of soapy water, i could not get it to seat. finally gave up and put it back together. it rides like it has a flat spot..

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    im gonna pull it back off and try again. is that big horn a pain to mount as well?
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  14. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    Here's a couple pics of our work in progress.

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    The bike is back on the lift right now, we're adding some extra bracing to the pannier/rack setup. Also we have a custom aluminum fuel tank that will be installed on top of the rack also.

    I'll post more pics as we make progress.

    You can see more pictures of the mods here: CLICK HERE

    Hodakaguy
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  15. freeflow

    freeflow get in or go in

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    TW love.
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  16. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Long timer

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    Hey...is that a Jimbo's windshield?
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  17. freeflow

    freeflow get in or go in

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    yup. :thumb (and chromed exhaust heat shields :lol3)
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  18. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Long timer

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    I seen that chrome....its blinding! :jkam
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  19. Knute Dunrvnyet

    Knute Dunrvnyet marooned in realtime

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    good for gnarly single track for weeks on end.
    if you can fit thru the trees?
    :poser
    don't any of youse guys ride in the dirt?
    ye might as well put a ladder on that thing sideways.

    to each their own.
    ride safe, comrade.
    TWs are the ultimate evolution of the motorbike,
    they do it all, just slower.
    :ricky

    fun stuff, good on ya!

    luv,
    Knute
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  20. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    yeah this setup wouldn't be the best for woods riding, this bike spends most of its time though in the open deserts of Eastern WA and Eastern OR so the extra width isn't a problem. You can always remove the bags if your going to do a day of tight single track.

    They are pretty handy around town also, my father rides it quite a bit locally in the summer.

    Hodakaguy
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