The Yamaha TW200 Thread...

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

  1. Mi0

    Mi0 Distilled potato connoisseur

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    ^Yeah he's already used a few of my photos. That grinch one I didn't care for but these I really liked:

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    I myself edited my first ever meme:

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  2. Nobade

    Nobade Keep on keepin' on...

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    That's great! I saw the bicycle one recently, didn't recognize it as you.
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  3. Allucaneat

    Allucaneat When do we stop to eat? Supporter

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    Is this the one you saw? It made me laugh!
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  4. Nobade

    Nobade Keep on keepin' on...

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  5. Mi0

    Mi0 Distilled potato connoisseur

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    The original's on page 419 of this thread hehe...he did a pretty good job with that one, I was impressed.

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  6. frog13

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  7. Snapper33

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    Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing. Is the cabin yours, or is it a shared site? Ride well. Be well.
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  8. TheAdmiral

    TheAdmiral Long timer

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    For those of you who don't visit the TW200 Forum site.

    Six Days Riding the Sierra Mtns Day 4 Mt Patterson Fly Me to the Moon (Posting the days of the ride out of order. I've previously post day 1 part 1 somewhere in this thread already but skipping to Day 4 just cause).

    We start our climb on the motorcycles on the western side of Mt. Patterson. I'm so glad "awesome" and "wow" are words because that's exactly how I (we) felt on this ride.

  9. potski

    potski Wiley Wanderer

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    Hi Snapper33.. Thanks, no, sadly the cabin isn't mine it's a refuge; the video doesn't do the view on a good day justice. Ride safe. Cheers Potski
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  10. frog13

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    Awful neat video Admiral! .
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  11. Mi0

    Mi0 Distilled potato connoisseur

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    Otay, new raised front fender. I know removing the fork brace is quite the controversy for some and there is an option to use longer bolts in keeping it, but for those who felt the difference--what am I looking for?

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  12. Allucaneat

    Allucaneat When do we stop to eat? Supporter

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    Which front fender did you use? Looks good!
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  13. Arbolmano

    Arbolmano Not so Studly

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    I if you feel okay without fork brace, then leave off. Then put on later. You’ll most likely leave it on then.
    Depends on how hard you roll.
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  14. JagLite

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    If the steering feels vague or just not as comfortable as it did before switching fenders, bolt the fork brace/fender mount back on and ride the same route again. :thumb
    If you feel a difference you can decide if you want to keep it on or not. :hmmmmm
    I've added fork braces to a few of my bikes but I could only really tell the difference on one and that one had skinny little forks.

    Of course, the TW has skinny little forks too... :fpalm

    I still have the stock fender on my TW's and haven't tried it without so I don't know if I would notice a difference. :dunno

    It's only four bolts so try it both ways and report back. :beer
    We'll be waiting. :jkam
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  15. Randy

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    I put a high fender on mine...

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    And while admittedly, I haven't ridden the bike that hard yet, I didn't notice any difference at all for my typical riding style. I've experimented with a few fork braces in the past and never really noticed much difference other than on maybe a street bike when ridden really hard in the twisties. And even then, the difference was so slight that it may have been entirely placebo...:dunno

    But honestly, I don't ride the TW all that hard anyway.

    In any event, even if I where to decide to add it back to the TW for whatever reason, it'll be just the brace. I like the look of the high fender better so it's stayin.:thumb
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    I haven't had my fork brace on my TW for something like 10 years. You'll be fine. Besides, if you were to twist them it's easy to straighten back out. Loosen the axle and triple tree pinch bolts and re-align the steering. Then tighten things back up. Only had to do this on my XT200 which doesn't have a fork brace either. Easy peasy.

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  17. Randy

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    That reminds me of back in the day when I actually rode dirt bikes in the woods kinda quickish. It wasn't too uncommon to have a hardish crash, pick the bike back up and find the bars and front wheel not aligned. I never loosened anything, although I do get doing so. The expedient fix was to just put your front wheel against a tree, fence post, or something solid, give the bars a good whack or two with your palm until straight, and ride on... All my riding buddies did the same and never had any issues.
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  18. offroadtoys

    offroadtoys Been here awhile Supporter

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    I ordered a stock front "brace" because I used the one on the bike for the high mount fender. First off it is in no way a brace for the forks. As flimsy as it is, it wouldn't stop any fork deflection. I believe it is simply a fender mount. Secondly, it appeared to hit my front fender at full compression of the forks anyway. So off it went!
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    So as a follow up to my Amazon Chinese carb install at the beginning of Oct... I've had a chance to take the Tdub up to higher elevations (~7000') and it's running great both there and at PHX elevation (~1000'). Not even a hint of stumble at any throttle position up to and including WOT.

    On another note, just ordered/installed a Jimbo screen for it. What a great guy, amazing he's still going strong after all these years.
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    I now own 1.5 TW's in Arizona. :scratch
    My brother and I went in half on one for him.
    (He is retired so has to be very careful with money. He is two years younger than me...:dirtdog)

    He sent pictures of them today:

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    Rear end comparison:

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    He said the rack is not bent or crooked, it just looks that way in the picture.