The Yamaha TW200 Thread...

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

  1. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    Saw this gem at the store.
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  2. Dno

    Dno Been here awhile

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    On the kickstand my bike has zero sag. Less than 1/8" movement at axle tracked to shock bushing clearance. Adjusting the chain on a workstand on my bike would be the same as resting on the kickstand.
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  3. WECSOG

    WECSOG Dirt Road Denizen

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    Looks like a '90, based on the paint scheme.
    Btw I rode my '22 about 175 miles last Saturday, with a handful of other inmates.
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  4. Dno

    Dno Been here awhile

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    What was your average speed? We 2up today mostly around 50mph.
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  5. wildknits

    wildknits Been here awhile Supporter

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    I have had mine up to 70 mph on the local expressway, tucked down a little bit (it was a cold day and I was trying to get home before the deer started flinging themselves at me out of the ditches); kept it there for 10+ miles. I am not too fond of going that speed though so haven't replicated it of late.

    I should note that in all of my gear I probably weigh in around 125Lbs, so possibly not representative of the average TW rider.
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  6. Dno

    Dno Been here awhile

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    2up I think we are around 325lbs. Bike does well with stock gearing. Just sounds wound out above 50mph.
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  7. NJ-Brett

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    The speedo reads 5 to 6 mph fast.
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  8. Dno

    Dno Been here awhile

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    Might have to get a gps speedometer to check the bikes with or a ram mount for the phone.
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  9. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    I often go by a few of those side of the road radar speed things and it reads 6 mph slower then my speedometer.
    I have got my TW up to a little over 70 mph a few times when the wind was right, which is really about 64 mph.
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  10. WECSOG

    WECSOG Dirt Road Denizen

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    About 50-55 with occasional short highway sections around 65. This was on mostly winding 2 lane roads through hilly terrain.
    Solo, I usually ride a bit slower.
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  11. WECSOG

    WECSOG Dirt Road Denizen

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    Mine's not that far off. At 76.5 mph verified by Garmin GPSMap 78, the speedometer indicated about 80. At 55 mph indicated, the GPS shows about 53.
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  12. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    I am on my 3rd TW, they were all about 5 mph fast, but the front tire has an impact on the speedo.
    On one hand, more speed would be nice on the street, a bit more speed at lower rpm's, but off road more speed would
    likely put me in the hospital again...55 mph in the dirt is a good limit for me...
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  13. Motor7

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    Matching blue milk crate is a nice touch!
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  14. Ride Now

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    KLR top box....:lol3
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  15. WECSOG

    WECSOG Dirt Road Denizen

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    I'm expecting, one day, to see a pair of them zip-tied to the tankside racks on a Himalayan! :D
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  16. Dno

    Dno Been here awhile

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    Id have bookbags strapped to those himy bars
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  17. WECSOG

    WECSOG Dirt Road Denizen

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    I've seen a pic of one with jerry cans on the bars.
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  18. badweatherbiker

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    Ive always loved these little bikes, I'm gonna start selling crap and look for a used one even though I would probably look like a horny elk riding a tricycle on one.
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  19. Motor7

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    I need to recover my seat...has anyone raised it, say by about an inch?
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  20. frog13

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    Yes , adjust while on the side / kick stand.