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Old 02-04-2011, 08:40 PM   #1
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Question THE BIGWHEEL THREAD!!! Yamaha BW350, BW200

Greetings fellow thumpers,

I know you have been thinking the same thing that I have: "Where's the BigWheel thread?"

Well it's finally here!

I'd like to get things started by presenting the latest Enduro Alaska, featuring the mighty BW350:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAVQuqbQWWc

The only question that remains is: "Do we let those FatCat guys participate?"

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Old 02-04-2011, 09:06 PM   #2
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Big wheels scare me, much like the retarded step sister ATC
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:57 PM   #3
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Come on,

Look at the numbers of BigWheels sold. Several dozen people can't be wrong.

If you can ride that overweight, outdated, high center of gravity-battlewagon xl, then a little ol' BigWheel shouldn't cause you any trepidation at all.

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Old 02-04-2011, 11:09 PM   #4
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My 10 year old dirtbike isn't outdated! I swear
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:30 PM   #5
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And I'm not middle-aged either.

Thank you for acknowledging that the BigWheel is slightly less retarded than a three-wheeler. That is really about the extent of a compliment that can be expected when rocking the Bee Dub.
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:46 PM   #6
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Im not being funny, i always thought they were kind cool, why didnt they ever take off. Whats the downside of bigger tires?
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:04 AM   #7
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And I'm not middle-aged either.

Thank you for acknowledging that the BigWheel is slightly less retarded than a three-wheeler. That is really about the extent of a compliment that can be expected when rocking the Bee Dub.
I beg to differ...I own FIVE ATC's and to me, ANY wheeled vehicles is just as dangerous as a trike. It's all in the rider
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:17 PM   #8
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Come on,

Look at the numbers of BigWheels sold. Several dozen people can't be wrong........
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:23 AM   #9
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The BW's were great. Who wouldn't want to have one as a buddy bike?
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:55 AM   #10
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The Missile 250R kits were cool but IMO the ruin of a great trike. If trikes were still produced I wouldn't feel the same about it.

I sure don't remember where but someone took a CRF450 and made a Fat Cat on steroids. I think he also done some others.

The biggest problem with the BW is the jackshaft adjustment or the jackshaft itself. I have seen when only a half link would get the chain adjusted correctly.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:12 PM   #11
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The gears are working!

I pulled the swingarm this morning to check it out. The bolt and adjusters came out easy and are good. I attempted to adjust the cam chain, but it is so worn that it wouldn't adjust correctly. I adjusted the valves, checked the gas and filled up the oil the rode it a little.

Decided to coast down a hill in neutral with the engine running to see if I could get it to shift up. It shifted and I was happy.

Filled up the oil, again, and rode it around some more.

May be BW (backwards), but I done all this to get an idea of what I will need before I put parts of it on the bench for a rebuild so I can start making a parts and cost list.

It looks like it is going to take a smidgen less to get trail ready.



I would like to know what tire combinations have worked best for overall handling and traction with general use that people have used. Radial or Bias?



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Old 05-29-2011, 08:44 PM   #12
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Leo,

I think you are referring to Mr. Gizmow from the TW200 site. I've chatted with him on a number of occasions. He has a number of novel ideas.

You're NX is a fantastic bike for you. Maybe not so good for when you get old and fat like the rest of us who need big CC engines to compensate for expanding waistlines and receding hairlines.

Onederer,

Your biggest triumph so far is getting that swingarm bolt out with no drama.

There are Chinese copies of the carb on ebay that cost a little bit more than an overhaul kit for the original. The moderator from the Yahoo group just tried one on his 200 and gave it a huge thumbs up.

I love the stock tires, but as you probably know, they are out of production and usually only found under a pile of hens' teeth. It comes down to personal preferences as far as what type of riding you are going to do. Mud? Snow? Supermoto? Freestyle? Your options are heavily limited by the 9" rim on the rear.

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Old 05-30-2011, 06:21 AM   #13
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Leo,

I think you are referring to Mr. Gizmow from the TW200 site. I've chatted with him on a number of occasions. He has a number of novel ideas.

You're NX is a fantastic bike for you. Maybe not so good for when you get old and fat like the rest of us who need big CC engines to compensate for expanding waistlines and receding hairlines.

Regards,

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That's the user I was referring to....
I just remembered that his name was something related to "Gizmo"...

When I saw your bike in the videos, I suddently remembered him..


And you are right when telling the NX is perfect for me, at least by now. But I think this bike will stay with me for a loooong long time...
I guess that when I finish university or while coursing it, I'll get a little 2 stroke such as an Agrale 2.0 or a Yamada DT 175, and restore it for a kind of enduro use..

That's all!

Onederer, I'm pleased to see your bike is running.
I wish you the best with it, and hope you can fix everything soon.

Greetings!
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:24 PM   #14
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Best of both worlds

Why not?

I cant get my wife to stop laughing at me since I told her I want one (not saying which one).

http://racine.craigslist.org/mcy/2550506404.html


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