THE BIGWHEEL THREAD!!! Yamaha BW350, BW200

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Mr. BigWheel, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. greasyfatman

    greasyfatman Long timer

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    https://nashville.craigslist.org/mcy/d/gallatin-1986-yamaha-big-wheel-bw80/7181917904.html

    Bw80s wre worth a fortune here.
  2. greasyfatman

    greasyfatman Long timer

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    Get a set of calipers on that tube. Small differences make big changes.
    Do you know what your slide is?
    I am running
    20pj 120mj on the red bike
    17.5pj 125 mj on the blue


    87 seams small, wonder what could make up the difference. Think 115 is stock pw80.

    i get this 300 done and I can get back to the 80 build, thats what I want to work on.
  3. xrmike

    xrmike Been here awhile

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    I live in NY but my BW200 (for sale somewhere here on AdvRider) is registered & plated in VT, no inspection.
    I do ride it on the street but not very often... I mean with these tires DOT or not it kinda sucks. From trail-to-trail with the occasional run around town it's fine. Hand-signals around town.

    I do have one of those ATV harnesses that you can add that come with a brake switch, horn and turn-signals but have resisted adding so far since street & pavement riding is just not this bikes thing. A BW is not a Grom.

    Off-Road is it's specialty and as an owner of a 1991 XR250L & a 2019 CRF450L I can attest that the BW in the woods.... nothing can touch it for stability & unrestricted fun. I use it for what it was designed to do.
  4. Nathan_66

    Nathan_66 Been here awhile

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    the little ones, bw80 & pw80 usually sell within a couple weeks. I was surprised to find out that PWs are very very popular here and typically sell within days. I was lucky to get my bw80!

    Blew up the front tire today. It's a duro k102 on the right side in pic Looks like the 2" diff btw front & rear will be more noticeable than I was hoping it would be...
    IMG_0144_rsz.jpg

    I answered the slide question a few posts ago...
  5. Nathan_66

    Nathan_66 Been here awhile

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    ^post #6266 to be exact...


    foam gluing all done...used 3m 74 adhesive spray.
    IMG_0145_rsz.jpg IMG_0146_rsz.jpg IMG_0148_rsz.jpg

    rough edges dremeled out...Ready for seat cover, but no I'm working on the gel pad next...
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  6. xrmike

    xrmike Been here awhile

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    Sold mine today and have to say it will be one of those "regret" bike sales when you think about all the one's ya had over the years.
    Good deal for me and a great deal for the new owner. I always felt like "breaking the law happy" whenever I rode it. Hopefully the new owner will as well.
    Thanks for all the tech help and advice on this forum.

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/1986-yamaha-bw200es-2700-00-in-ny-sold.1457184/
  7. greasyfatman

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  8. Nathan_66

    Nathan_66 Been here awhile

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    Congrats xrmike and thanks for giving the ol' bw a fresh lease on a longer life! And thank you for sharing the fun action pics and videos!


    it's the number located on the upper right hand corner of each post. See page 314.


    A Gel pad that is cuttable certainly helps smooth out the edges.
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  9. greasyfatman

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    I have been to that garlic festival. How is the fleet build going?
  10. Nathan_66

    Nathan_66 Been here awhile

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    Betting on it's still in time lapse mode...
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  13. bob1956

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    All, I'm finally getting around to working on the BW350 I acquired several years ago. The first time it started, brown feathers and straw blew out the exhaust; I had it stored in a shed near the chicken coop. In any case, my search continues for an air filter cage, and now a starter. One of the magnets in the starter broke apart. The armature and other parts appear OK, so I'd gladly settle for having the starter rebuilt. Your thoughts? Bob

    11 Sept: I shipped the starter to Ricks Motorsport Electrics in NH to see what they can do with it.
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  14. GarlicGreg

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    Two down & almost done with the third. Haven't had time to stitch together the time lapse but took all the pics. I'll post soon. Here are a couple of pics of the finished product. IMG_20200913_055957_095.jpg IMG_20200913_055957_112.jpg
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    IMG_20200917_190814_768.jpg Wifey taking the BW out for a shakedown run today.
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    Hello. Noob here. Recently purchased my first bw350 after wanting one since I was 9 years old. I spent the time to actually read all 318 pages of this thread to save me from having to ask a bunch of questions that have been beat Into the ground. My bike is in decent shape. Has the normal wear items I need to replace. The cdi box is going bad, the original carb is in pieces with the broken ear for the float which used my tig to weld and drill out a new hole. I have parts rolling In daily. This is her the morning after I got her. since my dually is named “big booty Judy” it was only appropriate that the bike got a suitable name as well. This is “fat bottom autumn”

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    I would really love to know more about the rear disc brake set up you did. Since I am having to tear my swing arm apart to do the jack shaft and eccentrics I’d like to fab up a disc brake as well. Curious as to the hub you used, caliper and rotor as well. Any info you could share to get me started would be great!
  18. Nathan_66

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  19. greasyfatman

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    Outstanding job Sir!
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    shits not getting past the filter but a snorkel is my next play.