The Yamaha TW200 Thread...

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

  1. 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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  2. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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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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  3. Randy

    Randy Long timer

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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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  4. TheAdmiral

    TheAdmiral Long timer

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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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  5. Randy

    Randy Long timer

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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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  6. 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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  7. azgsa

    azgsa Dude

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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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  8. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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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.
  9. Ride Now

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    They all do that. :lol3
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  10. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Lost wanderer

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    I like your fender ornament . Does your head lite shine through the eyes ? hahaha Kinda like the in the movie ghost rider.

    A few years ago I ran into a guy up in the mountains sitting along the side the road having a smoke. He was riding an old Harley pan head leaking oil all over the place. I stopped see if all was ok but didn't hang around to long. He had a dead squirrel clued to his front fender and it wasn't all rotted out yet...eewwww.... on his rear fender he had some poor animals skin pulled over the fender and glued on , in the center of his handle bars was the skull of a dead cat. He was wearing one of those chrome beanie helmets and his clothes looked like they hadn't been washed for a very long time. O n the back of his leather vest was a Hells Angle patch. He had to be one of the originals. I wished him a good day and promptly left......
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  11. Mi0

    Mi0 Rock or something

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    Sorry I know I just posted but I added new, shorter brake and clutch levers. The baby is just so photogenic.

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  12. thumpism

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  13. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Sorry....for what ?. Post as often as you like......pics too. Ride on
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  14. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    Interesting that when I clicked to see that picture I got a pop-up notice that Firefox blocked a social network tracker on that link.
    First time I've had that on adv... :hmmmmm
    And I am subscribed to that thread here. :hide

    If I understand your post, you are suggesting that @Mi0 post the picture of her bike in the house in the thread you linked?
    I agree, it will be a great addition there. :beer
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  15. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    Nice day to get out for a ride, it got up to 50F and inbetween doing other stuff I got a nice ride in.
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    Hard wet sand, nice temps, plenty of mud holes to dodge.
    I have fun blasting around in the area above which is very open, its an odd area.
    Lots of rain the day before and cool temps make the sand almost like stone, a real treat.

    All the lakes were full:
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    I did about 50 miles and was tired at the end of it wearing lots of cold weather gear, I could have dropped a layer as it was not very cold out.

    At one point, I hit a series of big whoops way too fast. It could have ended badly but the TW handled it better then it should have.

    Some fat tire bikes, a few jeeps and a few motorcycles since it was so nice out..
    Firm sand, no bugs, the undergrowth thins out opening up trails and sightlines, it gets really nice in the pine barrens!
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  16. mentolio

    mentolio King of the island of unwanted toys...

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    NJ-Brett: saw you today coming off some pavement. We were the three clowns who were stopped and trying to figure out where to go next. Was a great day (albeit quite wet) to be in the pines.
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  17. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    Oh, by the fire tower?
    I did not have a lot of time, but it was great to be out there.
    Busy season with putting lights up, putting summer things away, I washed the car, run to the store, never enough time for riding on really nice days.

    Lots of great riding right where you were, although some trails/roads flood out.
  18. thumpism

    thumpism Between bikes

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    Yes, that is what I intended. Hell, I'd like to have a TW in my own living room.
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  19. Cyclepath

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    Hey MIO. Under your neck is says distilled potato connoisseur. Can I assume you like your vodka. LOL
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  20. Mi0

    Mi0 Rock or something

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    Yes please.
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