The Yamaha TW200 Thread...

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

  1. 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?
  2. WYO George

    WYO George Epstein didn’t kill himself

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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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  3. WECSOG

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

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    Where did you get the Mikuni from and how much did it cost you and tell me about fitting it to the TW, if you don't mind
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  5. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lost wanderer

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  6. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lost wanderer

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    Thanks for getting back to me with that info. I would never have a problem with a single cable carburetor. That's all we ever had back in the old days and the return spring inside of those old amals was pretty weak. If I go that route I will be looking up those part numbers.
    Do you know what kind of fuel mileage you are getting with that newer carburetor
  7. WECSOG

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    I got it from Dennis Kirk. https://www.denniskirk.com/mikuni/2...de-carburetor-vm26-606.p165141.prd/165141.sku
    I'm running an angled pod filter with it, but it could probably be made to work with the factory air box if you prefer.
    Jetting was reasonable out of the box. I modified the factory pull cable and left the push cable disconnected. That's workable, but I intend to change to a cable that is a more proper fit to the carb.
    The carb fits the factory intake spigot like it was designed for it. This is on an '87 btw.
  8. WYO George

    WYO George Epstein didn’t kill himself

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    It’s hard to say because it’s mostly for my wife or friends to ride, but on the White Rim Trail it got 70mpg, that’s the only time I ever checked it.
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  9. Cyclepath

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    Thanks for the info mine is a 1994. So I think it should be the same
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  10. azgsa

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    Just got a tank bag for my tdub today thought I share the info. Looked around for the right one for awhile and found a guy on YouTube that had one of these, seemed like a good fit and not as expensive as the small Wolfman. Also easier to remove for fueling up and better features.

    SW-MOTECH EVO Enduro LT Strap Tank Bag | 5-7.5 Liters - US$103.95 shipped Link

    As it arrived:
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    Mounting on TW200:
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    Close-ups of features:

    Front of bag cable pass-through and mount points for optional GPS/phone device mount (has rear pass-through also):
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    Inside compartments:
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    Expandable:
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    Attention to detail, even an elastic zipper pull retainer for the expandable zipper:
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    Internal waterproof bag included:
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    Tank protection adhesive film sheet included:
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  12. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lost wanderer

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    What kind of tire do you have on the front of your TW.

    How do you like your Himalayan ?
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    Pirelli MT21.

    I like the Hima, it has its place in between the TW and Africa Twin. Cheap, simple, surprisingly good off-road, tractor-like long stroke single. Not good for long hi-way stints at higher speeds but 60-65 is fine.
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    I like the tank bag........ :)
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    Couple TW200's and a DT200 at 11,653 ft on Mt Patterson near Walker/Bridgeport CA. It was chilly up top...and windy!
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  16. frog13

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    Admiral......if there's a video , can't access it ???.
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    Post above should just be a picture (no video yet). If there is a problem viewing the picture let me know. I've been getting reports of folks not being able to view my pictures on the TW200 Forum as well. If not being able to see my pictures (on both forums) I suspect my photo host (Google Photos) must be the culprit. ...and if that's the case I'll try and attach photo's directly instead of using the photo host. There may be a problem with Google Photos.

    P.S. I can see my posted pictures so I can't tell what the problem could be other than the Google!
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    Nobade Keep on keepin' on...

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    The pic shows up on my preview but not if I open the forum. Using tapatalk on the phone.
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    No picture for me :dunno
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    Let me know if I fixed it. Thanks
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