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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by neepuk, Jan 10, 2009.
Any of you fellas 6'1"/ How do you adapt to a TW? Got a chance to pick up a nice one for a song.
I'm only 5'14", but it fits me pretty well after a set of bar risers.
I'm 6'-0" and I think you'd hate it. Now, tell me where I can get that nice one for a song!
I'm 6'2" and have no issues with the fit. I put a set of pro-taper ATV high bars on which makes it about perfect.
Keep quiet! - he was just about to tell me where that great deal is!
I'm 6' and with a Seat Concepts tall seat it's a great fit.
Sing the song.......ride the TW. Enjoy !.
I am 6 feet tall, taller bars is all I needed.
There is enough extra cable unlike some bikes...
I got the normal seat concepts seat but the stock one is not all that bad.
I'm 6'-4" and I am very comfortable on the TW and almost always ride two up:
That was the stock seat which was okay, but I installed a Seat Concepts and it is better.
These guys are lying to ya. TWs are not meant for tall folks. Now, what's a good phone number to reach that "nice one for a song"?
Ride Now......I believe your out of luck.... :)
opps got carried away. hahahaha
I've had 2 TWs in the last 6 or so years, both later 2006/2007 models, have the 2006 now. I could never get either running right at higher RPM's/speeds running down the road, they would cut out like they are starving a bit. Both acted exactly the same way. Tried everything, rebuilding the carbs, rejetting, etc. So couple weeks ago I decided to give the Amazon Chinese carbs a go, for a tad over $35 it seemed a good gamble. Well, I have to say my TW has never ran better. It's amazing how well it runs, over 70mph (until it got kinda scary with my Pirelli MT21 front tire weave), no hiccups or cutting out. I'm a believer. It appears to be an exact copy except for the throttle cable attachment piece, and it had a simple screw for idle adjustment. Just swapped the throttle cable mount and the idle adjust cable/knob with the ones from original carb. Can't want to take it up in my RV camping and exploring again. This is the one I bought on Amazon.
Just curious. On your OEM carbs when you rejetted them, did you use Teikei jets or Mikuni ? . Did you Rejet the main and pilot ?.....again , just curious.
Whatever the Yamaha part numbers refer to.
Yep same here, yamaha part numbers. But mine is a 2000, old carb.
At what throttle position did your bike “cut-out?” Any throttle position 3/4 or below is likely a needle issue (try one or two shims under the needle, test). Anything beyond 3/4 throttle is main jet (try going one size leaner, if no better start jetting richer). This is where I would start. A lot of carbureted bikes are kinda rich on the main, but have lean needles and pilots. This is how they meet emissions standards but still make halfway decent power. Could also be you have a bike jetted for low altitude but live in a high altitude, or vice-versa.
I have been messing with TW's for a long time and I can't help but think he either had a low float setting or it is a flow issue through the needle. I have noticed on a few TW's I have tinkered with the fuel flow from the tank is good but once it makes the turn into the carb and then through the float needle the flow is greatly reduced even with the needle removed. That's what I would check and see if there's anything slowing the flow between the float needle and carb housing. Just a thought, but $35 is cheap for a working carb, if I have one I can't get going that might be an option!
I'm sure glad that carb worked for you. Wish I knew what one to buy for the older TW. There is a million to choose from.
I put the new style CV carb on my 1990 and am very pleased with the results.