The Yamaha TW200 Thread...

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

  1. Macadam Drifter

    Macadam Drifter Explorer of the Backroads

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  2. HenryJ

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    Answer the phone. Wider is better.
  3. Bowfin

    Bowfin Knobby Shredder

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    Can someone do me a favor and measure across the TW200 footpeg's inner pivot? The peg pivot of my XT600 footpeg is 7/8" wide and uses a 1/4" pin to hold the peg in place.

    I'm trying to find a set of wide pegs, D2Moto has some TW200 pegs I'd like to use if they'll fit on my bike.

    Thanks
  4. kj7687

    kj7687 KJ - just KJ - okay :)

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    The TW 200, with a 55 tooth rear sprocket, is the best single track bike you could possibly have IMO! I have done some super gnarly stuff on mine. The tire is insane on the traction. Where skinny tire bikes spin and spin and dig themselves into a hole, the TW plods right on through! And its good for rocks and tree branches and stuff like that too because its less likely to slip sideways under you. Oh and of course you can't forget the super low seat height, which makes it really easy to dab a foot down if you need to.
  5. jetpoweredmonkey

    jetpoweredmonkey Copilot: GSD Sharpe

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    Hey Bowfin,

    Do a search on D2moto for "TW200" and you will find your pegs - no measurements needed! $14.95!

    http://www.d2moto.com/Items/fp003?&caSKU=fp003&caTitle=YAMAHA PW 50 80 TW 200 Foot Pegs
  6. Bowfin

    Bowfin Knobby Shredder

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    I've got an XT600 and need the measurement to see if the TW200 pegs are compatible.

    It's a screaming deal, but there are no pegs listed anywhere for my XT600.

    Sorry, I should have made that clearer in my post.
  7. smithy1

    smithy1 been here a while

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    My new TW200 peg set from d2moto is scheduled to arrive today. I will measure them for you.
  8. Bowfin

    Bowfin Knobby Shredder

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    Thanks! I'm looking forward to it. I love my old '86 XT600, but the aftermarket pickings are slim.
  9. smithy1

    smithy1 been here a while

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    0.916" wide and 0.285" hole for pin. Hope this info helps.
  10. tpar1220

    tpar1220 such a pud..

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  11. Seth S

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    Imagine what it would be like if you could get a trials tire for the rear. The trials tire on the rear of traditional bike opens up entire new realms of traction on all surfaces short of wet leaves and mud.
  12. smithy1

    smithy1 been here a while

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    fyi - the d2moto pegs did not fit! I had to drill out the hole for the pin to a larger size. This only added about 3 minutes to the installation time. Still can't complain for $23 shipped.
  13. Surfn54

    Surfn54 Adventurer

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    bump
  14. mrgizmow

    mrgizmow Been here awhile

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    I see lots of familiar posters here so guess I will just say hi and post a pic of my bike. Gerry

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  15. Purzell

    Purzell No more scooters. :(

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    Looks like lots of good riding up in Paradise. I'm in Sacramento. You have any favorite trails to recommend?
  16. xcb

    xcb On a Love Mission

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    Gizmow! The TW genius! Yay!

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    I wonder if Ben Perry has an account over here? He's a bit too manly for this board, I reckon.

    While I'm here:

    Just got an old Kolpin Jr 1.25 pack and bracket today. Has anyone had any luck installing them downwards? Almost like pannier brackets?
  17. Wolfjack

    Wolfjack Fighting Old Age

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    I'm 66 years old and mostly ride forestery service roads and occasionally mildly rough trails on a TW200. Is ther anyone that can tell me how I can or who could make it softer.

    Thanks, Wolfjack
  18. xcb

    xcb On a Love Mission

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    If you're talking about softness on the tuchus, then I promise you that purple sheepskin helps a whole lot.

    Seriously.

    Buttery.
  19. Surfn54

    Surfn54 Adventurer

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    Wolfjack.......In my opininion, the FIRST thing to go on the tw200 is the seat. I went with SargentCycle, http://www.sargentcycle.com/custserv.htm but there is http://renazco.com/ and a few others. Its well worth the 3-400.00 and it will fix your problem. You will think you are now riding a different bike.
    Also, look into raising your bars up a little, you can go a max of 2" without any cable changes.
    I highly recommend the Roxrisers http://www.roxspeedfx.com/

    SurFn
  20. threerun

    threerun Montana'eer!!!

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    Stearns makes a seat cover that a lot of folks use. Cheap- like $17 something at Wally World in the ATV section.

    It's not as plush as the sheepskin, and more than likely not as comfy as a $300-$400 seat upgrade, but it sure makes a difference. I've got one on my TW and it works great.

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