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Old 11-24-2012, 04:39 AM   #3016
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Yanked the silencer/spark arrester out a while back and it sounds damn nice. The panniers make it a little noisy at a stop but when I'm moving its loud enough to be heard.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:21 AM   #3017
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Y'all put your T-dub's to sleep for the winter?


Need more big wheeled goodness...
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:23 PM   #3018
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Y'all put your T-dub's to sleep for the winter?


Need more big wheeled goodness...
If the road crew will stop putting salt down every time we get .5" of snow....no,I keep the TW going.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:54 PM   #3019
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TW 200 counter shaft

The shaft has oil running through it to feed the outer shaft bearing(I believe that is correct).....was it designed that way because that is a superior set-up for the counter shaft(having the outer bearing) or was it the thing to do back then when the bike was designed(1980's)?.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:12 PM   #3020
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The shaft is supported on the outboard end due to its extra length. The Tw has a longer output shaft than almost any other bike in order to clear the rear tire. At any rate loo long to go unsupported on the outboard end. Hardly antiquated. Proper engineering for the task at hand.

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Old 11-30-2012, 05:28 PM   #3021
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As usual, a concise and clear explanation from sir Lizard!....Thanks!.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:00 AM   #3022
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Good info O.W.T.....I'm working OT as fast as I can get it!.
try checking out http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/xt225.html. not sure what the difference is between the tw200 and the xt225. it's worth a try to check it and maybe shot them an email. customer service is pretty fast to respond to emails.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:32 AM   #3023
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The difference is in the kicker lever itself. The gears, springs , shaft etc. are the same, but the lever may interfere with the footpegs or frame tubes.

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Old 12-02-2012, 04:30 PM   #3024
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Has anyone done 2 up on the TW? Could she handle a second pax out tooling in the dirt?
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:45 PM   #3025
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If you can fit two up on the seat, the TW will carry you
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:50 PM   #3026
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Has anyone done 2 up on the TW? Could she handle a second pax out tooling in the dirt?
No problem!
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:43 PM   #3027
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Has anyone used the mirrors sold at Procycle?....who are they made by?....are they "longer" than OEM to see around your shoulder(s)?.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:02 PM   #3028
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one of these days Imight pick one of these up used as my bw 200 isnt street legal
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:35 PM   #3029
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Hello all. New to riding dirt bikes here. I'm not really into it for the thrill. Just need to get from point A to point B so I can explore the deserts and mountains. Been doing that with a full size Blazer for over a decade but now the cost of fuel has become prohibitive. I have some fellow exploring friends who do it on dual sports and other types of bikes. I've decided on the TW200 as my choice of two wheeled vehicles. So here I am to learn all I can from you guys. Hope you're OK with that.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:50 PM   #3030
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Hello all. New to riding dirt bikes here. I'm not really into it for the thrill. Just need to get from point A to point B so I can explore the deserts and mountains. Been doing that with a full size Blazer for over a decade but now the cost of fuel has become prohibitive. I have some fellow exploring friends who do it on dual sports and other types of bikes. I've decided on the TW200 as my choice of two wheeled vehicles. So here I am to learn all I can from you guys. Hope you're OK with that.
Don't get an '87 if you can help it. Click here for the TW200 forum to dive right in.

  • Cycleracks
  • Jimbo Shield
  • Lizard Cooler
  • Ricochet/Moose or TCI skidplate
  • Jets and shims (unless always at high altitude)
  • Shinko 244 front tire
  • Bigger pegs (read up on this)
  • Kickstart kit (if 2001 or newer)
  • Base Gasket replacement (if 2005-2008ish)
  • ATV rear tire (if preparing for war)
  • TTR225 stainless header (looks and longevity)
  • FMF Powercore 4 or DG O-series (looks and noise)
  • Tool tube
  • Clarke Tank
  • Replace most engine fasteners (and float bowl screws) with SS allen heads
  • JIS screwdrivers for carb work
  • Stock chain is pretty bad, get an o-ring one
  • Drill airbox
  • Webcam
  • Electrical stuffs (LED's, charging ports, shorter turn signals, etc.)
  • Walmart seat pad
  • Barkbusters
  • Stebel Horn(s)
  • Happy Trail hard luggage (expensive and counterproductive offroad)
  • Renthal bars/risers
  • Rear shock swap (Virago, Banshee, Blaster)

I think that's most of the things you might possibly ever want to do to the bike, but not many are necessary at all. Make a skidplate one of the first things you buy if you're offroading over branches or rocks.

Before any of that, get yourself educated on riding (MSF course works wonders) and purchase some decent riding gear for your style soon afterwards.

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