The Yamaha TW200 Thread...

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

  1. Macadam Drifter

    Macadam Drifter Explorer of the Backroads

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    1. Aerostich Mount for Zumo
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  2. shoco

    shoco Not So Gnarly Adventurer

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    Thanks for the input.

    I am planning on going to a fellow ADV member's house tomorrow morning to try her TW200. I will report back with my impression of the bike.
  3. shoco

    shoco Not So Gnarly Adventurer

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    Well, I rode the TW today, and...wow that was fun! First gear was ridiculously short, but otherwise, I couldn't help but smile while riding the thing.

    One of these just might be in my future.
  4. Macadam Drifter

    Macadam Drifter Explorer of the Backroads

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    Tweated and ready to load up for some spring weather.

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  5. Laoch

    Laoch Am I still here? Supporter

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    Hey, sorry if this is 205.

    What is normal handling for the TW?

    I rode my SO's around a little today. First time on the road. It doesn't lean in corners and making turns is a bit wierd. The front seems to have a mind of it's own.

    Is it wonky because of the big tires?

    Any tips?
  6. JB44

    JB44 Been here awhile

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    As with all carb work there is a bit of trial and error, even on identical bikes.

    The carb tutorial by Centerline I linked to in an earlier post, suggested using 5 (.01) washers as shims under the needle. I ended up using 3. Unfortunately you need to disassemble and reassemble the carb for each trial...can be a pain.

    http://tw200forum.com/forums/32778/ShowPost.aspx

    If you are careful, you can remove the throttle cables, loosen the carb clamps, and rotate the carb 90 degrees to change the shims without having to fully remove the carb.

    jb
  7. dynamos2000

    dynamos2000 is boinking your mom

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  8. Surfn54

    Surfn54 Adventurer

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    Hey dirtygrunt.........What is a 205? What is an SO?
  9. Bowfin

    Bowfin Knobby Shredder

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    What model did you buy the pegs for? I didn't see TW on the list, just like i don't see my '86 XT600 on there. I want to adapt some big pegs and those look pretty similar to mine.
  10. elkchaser

    elkchaser n00b

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  11. neepuk

    neepuk Such a drag...

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    I bought mine on ebay a few months ago... Look again, they're there. The d2motos are actually pretty rad pegs for 20 bucks. I put some on my DR too.
  12. Laoch

    Laoch Am I still here? Supporter

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    :lol3

    Sorry, I've been hanging out in JM too much.

    205 just means repeat, rehash, old news, etc. SO is my Significant Other. My wifey.:D

    So does the TW just steer funny?
    I did find that the tires were under inflated.
  13. Laoch

    Laoch Am I still here? Supporter

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    Buncha slackers- I actually ask for moto info and get ignored :deal
  14. Surfn54

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    "Ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country.............. OR THIS BLOG!....... just kiddin

    I have personally never felt that the steering was unusal. If the tires were flat, that doesnt help. But with hundreds of different kinds of bikes, and I have ridden my fair share,who knows...only you can decide, and if it steers funny to you, I wouldnt buy one.
    As already stated, its more like a fast tractor, not a dirt bike or a normal fast motorcycle. Thats the appeal to some, but not everyone.
  15. neepuk

    neepuk Such a drag...

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    The steering was all jacked up on my 91 when I got it... Needed steering head bearings badly. Don't buy the dealer bearings ever again! Just get a roller bearing set off ebay or your local Tucker Rocky supplier.


    Who can tell me what the two different carbs offered on the TW are? I've got the old kind (whatever that is) and I want to swap it out for something more simple... Will a ttr225 carb fit right on there? Any other ideas?
  16. Laoch

    Laoch Am I still here? Supporter

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    Thanks for the replies :thumb

    I have, and do, ride many bikes and this one feels weird. I got it for my wife and we have ridden it quite a bit off road, never on the road. I'll double check the head bearings.

    I was try to get an idea if other riders thought the TW felt way different than a "regular" bike.
  17. switz

    switz Been here awhile

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    Low and slow is my experience.:D
  18. kj7687

    kj7687 KJ - just KJ - okay :)

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    First off let me say that this is an awesome branch of the ADV forums. I have been meaning to come and post some very useful(I think) information reguarding my experiences with my TW, and comparisons of it to other small bikes, etc. However, I have been very busy and haven't had any time, so that will have to wait. For now:
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  19. jetpoweredmonkey

    jetpoweredmonkey Copilot: GSD Sharpe

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    Hey dirtygrunt, I just bought a TW. Trust me when I say that it rides like a regular motorcycle - you can tell the tires are a little "different", but it will lean over and wrap around a corner faster than quick, no problem.

    However, right before I bought mine, I rode a co-worker's beater. He is, shall we say, a "casual" motorcyclist, and not too focused on maintenance...that bike handled like absolute crap, but I could feel by pushing on them that the tires were way underinflated, so I'm chalking it up to that.

    I insisted on test riding my bike before buying it, just in case they all handle that way!
  20. kiwiAdventure

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    Yamaha Models TW200 1987~2000 Motorcycle - Rear Shock Assy

    Date: 13/02/2009

    Supplier Name: Yamaha Motor Australia Pty Ltd

    Product Make: Yamaha

    Product Model: TW200 Motorcycle

    Target Number: 713

    Model Years From: 1987 ~ 2000

    Consequences: If the rider continues to use the vehicle with a cracked rear shock mount, the mounting boss may break off resulting in a loss of control.

    Campaign Number:

    VIN Range: 3XT-0006101 ~ 0008372. 3XT-0000101 ~ 0004262. 3AW-0002373~0009605. 2KA-0002101~0002379.

    Serial Range:

    Product Info:

    Defect Details: The welded portion of the lower rear shock mount may crack from vibration and impacts generated from bumps while riding.

    Consumer action:

    Market Coverage: National

    Recall Coverage: National




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