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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by neepuk, Jan 10, 2009.
Three steps to a proper running TW200:
1. Shim the needle.
2. Change the main jet to a #130 or #132.5. I have a #130 in mine right now, and it works fine.
3. Remove the plug blocking access to the idle screw, then adjust it properly. Turn it all the way in (GENTLY seating it), then back out about 2 - 2 1/2 turns. May need some further tinkering.
IF you have dinked with the throttle adjustment screw, you'll have to dink with it again after making these changes, 'cause it'll be too fast.
There's a thread on tw200forum.com that explains in detail, with pictures. However, I made all the changes noted without removing the carb, I just loosened the screws, unhooked the throttle cables, and turned the whole thing sideways to work on it.
Order a float bowl gasket when you order your jets, as the one on the carb may be shot after you remove the bowl to change the main jet. You can get jets from boats.net for a reasonable price, and they carry the gaskets too... that's where I got my parts.
Okay, I'll reply to myself.
I posted details of my mod on tw200forum.com; my thread includes current part numbers:
The thread where the pictures are (much more useful once you actually have the parts) is here:
Note that the fellow who did the pictures subbed a Mikuni #130 jet, which isn't the same as a TK #130 jet... it's more like the TK #132.5 (or so I'm told). I recommend using the actual TK part, ordered using Yamaha's part numbers.
Have fun with it! It's a great bike.
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Get a Cyclerack you cheapskate!
LOL I got a borrego rack under all that cat food
Its that campn' time of year again
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Changed the oil for first time @ 179 miles - didn't have as much metal floatin around as some posts I've seen, surprising since I haven't babied her. Was able to reuse the filter and had a quart of 10w40, so it doesn't get much cheaper than that.
Also just ordered some grip puppies for less than $9 shipped.
Never really noticed the small grips until I got the micro pegs replaced, funny how that works lol
I got some Grip Puppies for my Burgman - Gel Grips for the Dub.
Anyone else have any issue with the Clutch cable stretching out - 5Kmi. I have adjusted the clutch at the lever as well as by the case and it is currently at the farthest adjustment but is sloppy and loose as hell but engages at about the right spot. When I bring up the slack, it won't even engage at all - lever all the way out. Think its time for a new clutch cable. Oh my spring at the case is set in the propper groove too...
I give in... Just got off the phone, I'm trying to strike a deal on a 2003 TW200 just like my old one. The lure is just too strong
Good man! We knew you could do it.
Grab some Maxxis 130/80-18 while you can(discontinued) for when the front tire starts to wear
Welcome back to the DubClub
180 front tire?
130 - my bad. the old BW may have had a 180
Has anyone ridden one of these guys in snow yet? I have been thinking of getting one for just that purpose, if they do really well in mud i bet some studded tires and you would be good to go...
I rode mine all year in the snow and ice. Here in VA we don't get too much of either (compared to the Northerners). I aired down the tires to about 12 psi and just took my time. I had stock tires and it got a bit squirely here and there at intersections and in corners. I think a better set of dirt tires or preferably, studded tires, would be super fun in the snow. Fortunately, there isn't much torque to get you in trouble from the start.
i have a separate set of wheels/tires for my KTM 250exc that i have studded. this winter we were riding on frozen lakes just goofing off. it was a blast but the ktm overpowers the studs way too easy in the corners.
i can't help but think that the TW would be awesome with studs. perhaps i will try to find a spare TW wheel set and stud the stock tires for next year?
riding on frozen lakes is SO MUCH FUN that it's worth spending a few hundred for only a 4-5 rides per year... but i'm in no rush to ride on the road simply because of other drivers :huh
well i rode my 250 Ninja a few time this winter and the only problem i had was with street tires refusing to clear out snow and slush. So im thinking another small bike only dual sport style is in order, and the TW200 just looks too rediculous not to own...
Especially with rocket launchers...err I mean tool tubes
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Just finished installing an oil cooler on mine tonight:
The cooler is a power steering cooler from a 2500 Dodge truck. Fits really well and just about disappears.
The filter cover is from motobike.jp. Pricey little devil at $110 USD.
I bought two 90 degree hose ends from Summit for $28. The rest of the pieces I had laying around left over from other projects. Under $150 is not too bad, IMO.
Looks like it should work. It is tucked in where it should not get hurt or gather brush. Time will tell.