The Yamaha TW200 Thread...

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

  1. sibyrnes

    sibyrnes Been here awhile Supporter

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    Doesn't he realize you should check chain tension with the bike sitting on the ground? Adjusting while on a center stand will result in the chain being too tight when the shocks compress under weight.
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  2. Dno

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    7-27 in the manual highlighted under TIP there should be no weight on the motorcycle. I believe yamaha's spec takes your concern into account. Pretty loose spec. But yes I agree that the chain will get tighter with weight. Thanx now I know after looking up. Other year manuals might have been different.
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  3. WECSOG

    WECSOG Dirt Road Denizen

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    I have it on good authority that a stone-stock '22 TW will do 76.5 mph on flat ground, GPS verified. Just thought some of you might like to know.
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  4. Dno

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    Wonder the rpm. Mine sounds wound out. My xt buried the speedo a few times so Im familiar. The tw is a little less torque but does sound good 55-60mph with a nice pull. Maybe I should worry less and let er rip. Pulls 35mph in 5th like a champ. All stock. Feels a little lean. Brass plug needs to come out!
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  5. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    How strong was the tailwind? :hmmmmm


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  6. Dno

    Dno Been here awhile

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    Elbows in or out?
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  7. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    Probably laying flat like Rollie!
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  8. Dno

    Dno Been here awhile

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    Superman is the new style. Never seen it on a tw
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  9. sibyrnes

    sibyrnes Been here awhile Supporter

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    I know what the manual says but I think they mean no additional weight, like a rider. The bike has no center stand so it is highly unlikely they would spec chain tension with the bike on a stand. I adjust mine with the bike sitting on the ground and it is perfect.
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  10. WECSOG

    WECSOG Dirt Road Denizen

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    Yeah, I was in a full tuck. No tailwind, though. Based on extrapolation from Gearing Commander, it was probably about 10,200 rpm, which I have read is the redline. Henceforth I intend to keep it below 70 mph, and that only for the occasional short highway jaunt.
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  11. Dave in Wi

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    Hey look at the speedometer, redline is 55 mph!

    I saw 76 on mine (Speedo not gps) in a tuck, with a 47 tooth rear sprocket. I haven’t tried it with the stock 50 tooth, but it sure sounds wound out at 55 or 60. Maybe I’ll try it tonight.
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  12. debaisley

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    I Don't think its the redline , every Yamaha dual sport from the 80s had the same speedo , I had an xt350 and xt600 with the same speedometer, was red after 55
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  13. sibyrnes

    sibyrnes Been here awhile Supporter

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    Right, it's not the redline. In April of 1987 the national speed limit was raised to 65 mph. The TW, introduced in 1987, was designed during a period when the national speed limit was still 55 mph.
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  14. Nobade

    Nobade Keep on keepin' on...

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    It should be still. TWs nationwide would be happier.
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  15. Dave in Wi

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    So I did end up going out for a top speed run with the stock gearing. I cleaned and lubed the chain, and set tire pressures to 18R and 20F.

    I saw 70 for about half a second, in a tuck. I’m curious what others are getting stock. Big difference between 70 and 76…

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    Why???????????????????????????????????????????? It is a TW!
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    Bogs a bit on initial throttle(needle adjustment?), the clutch cable adjustment is maxed out and there is a 'crunch' after shifting gears. Also missing the odo(ordered) along with a clutch cable.

    I was at Dusty's West38Moto level 2 class in NM last week and another rider was selling it so I bought it and tossed it in the van. When I told the wife I spent 18 on it she about shit a brick...she thought $18,0000....not $1,800...lol.
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  18. sibyrnes

    sibyrnes Been here awhile Supporter

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    Based on what TWs are going for nowadays, you got a hell of a deal!

    Is that rear rack welded onto the frame? On second look it appears to be welded to the passenger peg. Not bad.

    Make sure the clutch return spring (down on the crankcase) is installed and functioning properly. Seems to be a pretty common problem with TW's.
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    It needs some TLC and maybe a clutch-pack, but yeah I'm happy. As far as the Tusk rack, I didn't notice, but will look at it in a few. Someone also painted the frame and rack to match...did a pretty good job.
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  20. Dno

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    Wonder about sag now for bike only. 2022 is stiff I think bike alone is very little sag if any. I could always feel and hear tight and loose chains. Ill check havnt had to adjust mine yet
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