The Yamaha TW200 Thread...

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

  1. engineman

    engineman Been here awhile Supporter

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    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.
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  2. Allucaneat

    Allucaneat When do we stop to eat? Supporter

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    Keep quiet! - he was just about to tell me where that great deal is!
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  3. James Adams

    James Adams Long timer

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    I'm 6' and with a Seat Concepts tall seat it's a great fit.
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  4. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Sing the song.......ride the TW. Enjoy !.
  5. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    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.
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  6. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    I'm 6'-4" and I am very comfortable on the TW and almost always ride two up:

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    That was the stock seat which was okay, but I installed a Seat Concepts and it is better.
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  7. Ride Now

    Ride Now Graybeard

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    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"? :lol3
  8. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Ride Now......I believe your out of luck.... :)
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  9. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lost wanderer

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    opps got carried away. hahahaha :-)
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  10. azgsa

    azgsa Dude

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    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.

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  11. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    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.
  12. azgsa

    azgsa Dude

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    Whatever the Yamaha part numbers refer to.
  13. offroadtoys

    offroadtoys Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yep same here, yamaha part numbers. But mine is a 2000, old carb.
  14. mentolio

    mentolio King of the island of unwanted toys...

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    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.
  15. afordableperformance

    afordableperformance Been here awhile

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    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!
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  16. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lost wanderer

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    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.
  17. WYO George

    WYO George I have no idea

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    I put the new style CV carb on my 1990 and am very pleased with the results.
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  18. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lost wanderer

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    Thanks for the reply. I might give that a try.
    What did you do about the different throttle cable positions and could you use the old twist grip assembly. And did it match up with the original air box rubber boot?
  19. WYO George

    WYO George I have no idea

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    Had to use the new style carburetor joint (front boot) part # 5LB-13586-02-00 and air cleaner joint (rear boot) part #5LB-14453-10-00 and I believe I used the stock 1990 throttle cable, but had to leave it as a single cable instead of two cables. Many dirt bikes and some dual sports (DR200 for instance) only use a single cable so I wasn't concerned about not having the safety redundancy of the push/pull cable. It's not like the TW has enough power to get out of control in the rare event the throttle sticks. So far it's been working this way fine for the last two years and 2,500 miles.
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  20. WECSOG

    WECSOG Dirt Road Denizen

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    I put a genuine Mikuni VM26-606 on mine. I'm happy with it so far.
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