The Yamaha TW200 Thread...

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

  1. afordableperformance

    afordableperformance Been here awhile

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    Just a quick update in case anyone cares! I got my used ebay kick starter today, slapped it right on there, fit like it supposed to, tried it out once and it worked, fired right up. Anyone have a line on the best place to get replacement fork boots, if ebay, which ones fit best? I see several with different dimensions all saying they fit TW200. Thanks Everybody, for all the information makes it easier to finish projects. That high fender kit looks good Randy, I may have to get one when I do the fork boots! I saw 2 high fender brackets listed on the Procycle website, did you get the cheaper one or the more expensive one listed for SM fender? Thanks
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  2. Randy

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    Glad you got your kicker sorted. Can't help on the fork boots.

    I wasn't aware that they offered more than one high fender bracket for the TW... I got this one though...

    https://procycle.us/product/1444

    It's a quality piece, and includes spacers and hardware needed to install. Very simple modification.

    And while there are different fender options, I bought the UFO design 1 supermoto fender. To me, it has a more traditional dirt bike fender profile more fitting to the TW's 80's styling. Of course that's totally subjective...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ufo-Plastics-Universal-Supermoto-Front-Fender-Design-1-White-Pa01027-041-Wht-14/332923094514?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649



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  3. afordableperformance

    afordableperformance Been here awhile

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    Hi Randy, thanks that is the cheaper bracket and the same fender, thought you got them both at Procycle, but that is fine, ebay is a few dollars cheaper. I need a black one though, so when I get my boots figured out I'll probably go with the high fender at the same time. Thanks Again!
  4. Randy

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    Well, I can't honestly say what fender Procycle is currently offering as an add-on to their bracket. But, the ones that I've seen appear to be the Acerbis supermoto fender. If that's the case, it's much more angular, and has vents in the rear portion. I selected my fender, not based on price, but on shape. As I said earlier, that's purely personal taste, but for me I preferred the UFO Design 1 over the other options I've seen.... YMMV of course...
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    I know this a little different than what is normal on this thread, but I bought this hack job for specific purpose of building a tracker/ Daryl Walking Dead build. Here are some pics of the way I bought it and the way it sits currently!
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    mykdee Been here awhile

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  8. mentolio

    mentolio King of the island of unwanted toys...

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    Huh, looking pretty cool!
  9. Randy

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    Nice frame work! Pretty cool little bike. I enjoy seeing people think outside the box a bit and create interesting things like this. :thumb Judging by your landscape I'm guessing that you live in an arid climate where mud isn't a "thing" and rear fenders aren't that important...
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    Nice pic Mio. And everybody needs to add blemishes to their bike that's what makes it your own. LOL no blemishes and people will think you don't ride it.
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    mykdee......nice job !.........obviously you have skills.
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    A few more pics, and some pets in my girlfriends front yard. Yum yum, Thanksgiving is coming. LOL

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    Wow , nice area Cyclepath! . Yep......bird day is coming.....buuurp. :)
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  18. ChuckUFarlie

    ChuckUFarlie Send lawyers, guns, and money. The SHTF.

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    I figure if there is any group of people that could convince me I am not crazy, it would be you guys in this thread:

    I've had a DRZ400S for about 5 years now, and it has been great, but ever since I gave up street riding (I now truck or trailer the bike out of the city to the backroads/trails), I am leaning more and more towards getting a smaller lighter bike like the TW200.

    I know I'll miss the extra HP that the DRZ has, but what I won't miss is the tall seat height. With my 30" inseam, if I pick the wrong line and lose momentum it can get dangerous pretty quick. Once I start to go over, chances are I probably will -- like what happened on the Penoke rocky hill climb this summer in the Allegheny National Forest. I ended up laying the bike down on the downward side... so wheels of a 320+lb top heavy bike up in the air, with only myself to get it righted. Ever since I have been thinking how nice it would be to have an offroad bike that I can flat foot for control-ability.

    Was also considering an XT225 or a Super Sherpa, but since I do almost no road riding (at least nothing that requires high speed or extended periods), I might as well get the unique fat tired TW200.

    One other thing that I am hesitant about... if I really wanted a machine to crawl up a hill or through mud, I have an ATV for that (Kodiak 450)... but an ATV isn't a bike and can't go everywhere a bike can go, so I'm not entirely convinced that the duplication of duties would be a waste.

    Have any of you here done similar? Moved from a bigger faster dual sport down to the TW200? Was it the right decision?
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  19. Cyclepath

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    Yes I have. I will try to make this short and sweet. Years ago I bought a Suzuki V-Strom 1000. I was going to be a big bad adventure Rider. I quickly found out it was way too big too heavy and too powerful it made one hell of a good touring bike and I did a lot of miles on it but not in the woods 4 years went by I sold it and bought a dr650. That was a nice bike but way too high and if I got on an off camper and something went wrong it went down and there was no way of stopping it. After that I bought a tw200 and while this thing was great I got caught up in the xt250 group so I bought one and I sold the TW to a friend of mine. I rode the XT around for a couple of years but never really I liked it all that much it was better on the street then it was in the dirt. Now it has a relatively low seat height but it was still too high for me and I did not like those skinny tires in the soft powdery sand and pea gravel that I get into a lot down in the Mojave Desert. So I ended up selling the xt250 and I bought the tw200 back from the guy I sold it to. And it's now in my garage and it is going to stay there forever. So yes I think you are making the right decision. If you wanted to try something a little more Street oriented but still good in the dirt then try the xt250 but I think you will come back to the tw200 especially if you are not doing any serious street riding. Just my opinion
  20. offroadtoys

    offroadtoys Been here awhile Supporter

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    I have both. For me they fit different parts of my riding wants/needs. Not that everybody can have or justify multiple bikes, there is enough of a gap between these two machines that I don't feel they overlap too bad.
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