The Yamaha TW200 Thread...

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

  1. Randy

    Randy Long timer

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    Yeah, I didn't even think to question it. I've put in many 600+ days on a street bike, all on mountain backroads, NOT interstate. Including gas stops, ass stops, food stops, etc, that can make for long days. I think I've put in a few 250+ mile days on my TW, this year, here in the SE, mostly off-road. Both types of rides made for long days, and wore my old ass out. But more than once, at the end of those trips, I coulda kept going if circumstances had allowed. So, yeah, a 500ish mile day out there, where I assume much of it was flatish and wide open riding... while making for a long day in the saddle, why would anyone make it up?? :confused

    Cool trip! Thanks for sharing it, and the photos! :thumb
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  2. Jeathrow Bowdean

    Jeathrow Bowdean Been here awhile

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    I like big sprokets...

    The ladys thinking we look sexy... Ha
    This is a custom 60 tooth for my fat tire Flying Pig number II Bike
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    If it doesn't get me into the 1.6 too 5 mpr,,, then ill do the 70 or 72 tooth... It's all about slow and cover ground at a relaxing pace...

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    Our next build will be a twin too this,,, the 3rd or 4th unit will get a gear change Jack-shaft assmebly...

    1 unit will get the 110cc lung transplant,,, 49cc officer... Ha...

    A little bit of frame modifications too ram it in there...
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    One ways or the other this bad girl is going too happen...
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    Lets Ride...

    PS: Keeping the photos coming all,,, its all about Hooligan Rad Slow Pokoo Joe stuff you know...

    Hard core 6 too 8 hour rides too cover long distance rides of 30 too 50 miles of the blue marble... LOL...

    J.T
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  3. Jeathrow Bowdean

    Jeathrow Bowdean Been here awhile

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    Someone posted this photo earlier...
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    Isn't a photo like this worth a thousand words...

    Or is that a 1000 lbs of glory or gumball... Ha...

    You ain't going too find fun like this on a street bike... LOL

    Let the good times roll...

    Ye Ha :clap
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  4. nicholastanguma

    nicholastanguma nicholastanguma Supporter

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    :lol3
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  5. Jeathrow Bowdean

    Jeathrow Bowdean Been here awhile

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    Thought id post the best link of the tw-200...

    This area is 9 ish hours from us... Canada's largest desert of good times

    Its farm tour tractor material... Ha
    Watch "Crossing Canada's Only Desert on a Yamaha TW200 - 2018 Review" on YouTube

    J.T
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  6. engineman

    engineman Long timer Supporter

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    This guy does some of the best MC vids on YouTube. Talented dude for sure
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  7. mkitchen

    mkitchen Been here awhile

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  8. mkitchen

    mkitchen Been here awhile

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    Yuck. That brings back memories. Got caught a few times between Warm Springs Res and Hwy 20 after a rain or light snow. That stuff in slick and very sticky. My pickup tires would go from a 33" to a 37" really fast.
    Mikey
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  9. nicholastanguma

    nicholastanguma nicholastanguma Supporter

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    Plus 1! Yeah, Ryan's TW vid is, without equal, the best TW centered production anywhere online. Good post!
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  10. nicholastanguma

    nicholastanguma nicholastanguma Supporter

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    Every. Single. Video.
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  11. Nathan_66

    Nathan_66 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for posting that! It was fun and funny. Very well done action sequences. And at 2:36 I finally got to see a good ol' TW spray dirt yeehaw!
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  12. Jeathrow Bowdean

    Jeathrow Bowdean Been here awhile

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    Got a chance too get my fake tw- 80cc 2-smoke up and running today...
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    Geared it down for the winter months...
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    She's a rock star at 42 lbs ready too ride...
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    Its all about slow on the ice and snow...
    20201126_121801.jpg 9 1/2" rear sproket...

    Grizzly Bear arm ripper off'er... Ha...

    9 mpr at the bottom,,, a super smooth 13 mpr too cruse along,,, it will top out at slow too... Ha...
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    Funnest power bike too date...

    No where near your folks real deal,,, but this unit is a close 47th or 82nd something... LOL...

    HOPEFULLY you folks don't mind me sharing the good times ahead of Western Canada on this awesome thread...

    Floating over beaver dams is the best...
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    Beaver Beaver Beaver...

    J.T
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  13. NJ-Brett

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    55F out and overcast, overall very nice out after some rain yesterday morning.
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    I did some overgrown (or fresh made) singletrack but gave up after a few miles as I was getting whipped by thorns and vines were grabbing the brake lever and the trail looked like it was getting worse.
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    That was a nice open spot at the start.

    There were motorcycles around Atsion at the ranger station but I did not see any on the trails.

    Only about 50 miles, I was very tired from doing stuff around the house before going.
  14. fastring

    fastring Been here awhile

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    So just trying to get my project tw together simple, cheap as possible. Ended up putting a 14x 4.1 rear tube in the back with stock tire. Think it will hold up?
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  15. nihil

    nihil Been here awhile

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    You barely even need air in these things.
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  16. JagLite

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    Sure! :ricky


    Until it doesn't :dunno


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    That tube is going to be stretched mighty thin... :yikes
  17. Sportsbud

    Sportsbud Been here awhile

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    Probably should name the TW... Something fitting for rising from the dead and still being stubborn... After getting all the front end stuff together I think my speedo was a casualty of the snapping forks incident (as well as my steering lock...) but then it would barely start after sitting for a week (I have a life you know...) and then it would idle but any throttle would introduce a massive stutter... a rythmic fire then nothing then fire again... no fuel smell... Pulled carb and managed to snap the pilot jet so it may be like 2weeks!!! For a replacement in the meanwhile I guess I should check valves and doublecheck that the pulse generator in the housing in in there good... But 2 weeks for a pilot jet! This kind of sucks...
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  18. noonglade

    noonglade n00b

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    What's the cheapest these things go for? Hard to find one used even if it's beaten all to hell for under 4k. Just got an RS100 for my winter riding and it's good fun but I'd like all-season all-terrain, these things seem like a mini KLR in terms of indestructibility
  19. Phoenix101

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  20. Bucho

    Bucho DAMNrider

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    They do seem to hold their value quite well. Sort of a niche bike. The small amount of people who like them/want them ask/pay top dollar most of the time.

    There are deals every so often. But Ive never owned a TW. Could never find a deal when Ive had the extra money.
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