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Old 02-17-2013, 06:30 PM   #3181
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Well, the tires do not hold air in, the tubes do.

The pressure is critical, low pressure works great in the dirt, i think I ran 7 psi or something like that, and it was fantastic in the dirt, sloppy on the street.
I also found the stock front tire to be very poor at everything and a real dual sport tire made things much better for both street and dirt.

Tire pressure used as a figure of speech....no doubt the tube has the actual air pressure... sounds kinda funny asking..."whats your tube pressure".
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:35 PM   #3182
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I ran the Shinko tire that looks like the Kenda that looks like a trail wing, and it was a lot better at everything.
The stock tire is noisy and vibe's on the street, and does not have deep enough nobs in the dirt.


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The stock front tire sucks. There is a lot of options out there. I run a Pirelli MT21 on the front of mine, it works well on pavement and in the dirt.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:59 AM   #3183
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The stock front tire sucks. There is a lot of options out there. I run a Pirelli MT21 on the front of mine, it works well on pavement and in the dirt.
http://tw200forum.com/index.php?/top...-tire-choices/
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:56 AM   #3184
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Earls Leading Link front suspension.

Howdy Y'all,
Has anyone ever seen, used, or installed an Earls leading link front suspension on a TW200? I have several of these from my Sachs, and DKWs, and am strongly considering installing one on mine. It will of course need some mods to either the triple tree; or the Earls; or both. The advantages are: easy maintenance, strong and stable front end, huge variety of shock options, front rise with braking(great for knarly down hills) instead of diving, increased travel, adjustable trail. The disadvantage is difficult disc brake install.
I'm interested in all comments; pro, and con.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:29 AM   #3185
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Howdy Y'all,
Has anyone ever seen, used, or installed an Earls leading link front suspension on a TW200? I have several of these from my Sachs, and DKWs, and am strongly considering installing one on mine. It will of course need some mods to either the triple tree; or the Earls; or both. The advantages are: easy maintenance, strong and stable front end, huge variety of shock options, front rise with braking(great for knarly down hills) instead of diving, increased travel, adjustable trail. The disadvantage is difficult disc brake install.
I'm interested in all comments; pro, and con.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:43 PM   #3186
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Here you go, TW200 with a leading link

http://tw200forum.com/forums/77467/ShowPost.aspx
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:24 PM   #3187
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Thanks db; that'll be a good place to start.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:40 PM   #3188
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Anyone have the part # for the idle shaft?

On the diagram it is the part on which #4, 5 etc are attached on.
http://www.partzilla.com/images/diag...ES/STARTER.png

Or if anyone knows where I can get and idle shaft it would be greatly appreciated!! (Need one for my BW200 on which shares quite a few engine parts)
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:18 PM   #3189
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Anyone have the part # for the idle shaft?

On the diagram it is the part on which #4, 5 etc are attached on.
http://www.partzilla.com/images/diag...ES/STARTER.png

Or if anyone knows where I can get and idle shaft it would be greatly appreciated!! (Need one for my BW200 on which shares quite a few engine parts)

Here are the parts for an '89 TW transmission. If what you are looking for is not on this particular page, click on the "Assembly" drop down menu and it will show you all of the other parts.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:33 PM   #3190
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Here are the parts for an '89 TW transmission. If what you are looking for is not on this particular page, click on the "Assembly" drop down menu and it will show you all of the other parts.
Not listed under transmission either.. went thru a bunch of the diagrams but just can't find it! I'll keep looking, in the meantime I'll just keep push starting the bike.

Here is an actual pic of another persons bike but it shows shafts/gears.. the one I am referencing too is the short shaft that holes the idle gear, it is just slightly behind of the shaft that holds the clutch.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:51 AM   #3191
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Getting the shaft

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Anyone have the part # for the idle shaft?

On the diagram it is the part on which #4, 5 etc are attached on.
http://www.partzilla.com/images/diag...ES/STARTER.png

Or if anyone knows where I can get and idle shaft it would be greatly appreciated!! (Need one for my BW200 on which shares quite a few engine parts)
OK; the part you are alluding to in your diagram is the main shaft(part #15A-17411-01-00), and will require splitting the case to install. The idle shaft is part #5HO-15521-00-00. These are the same on both the TW, and BW.
Hope this helps.😎
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:37 PM   #3192
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Kwizard, much thanks for the info.. took off the clutch on gf's BW200 tonight and it appears the shaft that holds the idler gear is missing or just sheared off whatever the main bigger shaft is here..

Overall view of the case side, you can see the kickstart gear on the very left and the shaft that holds the clutch, but the one inbetween is now basically an empty "hole".


Close Up of the where the idler shaft/gear is suppose to be.


Previous owner did tell me he removed the kickstart and had to push start the bike, so this must be the reason why. Not sure if this is repairable (at least w/o splitting the case and putting in an all new shaft) so I'll just keep it push start I suppose.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:39 PM   #3193
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Kwizard, much thanks for the info.. took off the clutch on gf's BW200 tonight and it appears the shaft that holds the idler gear is missing or just sheared off whatever the main bigger shaft is here..

Overall view of the case side, you can see the kickstart gear on the very left and the shaft that holds the clutch, but the one inbetween is now basically

Previous owner did tell me he removed the kickstart and had to push start the bike, so this must be the reason why. Not sure if this is repairable (at least w/o splitting the case and putting in an all new shaft) so I'll just keep it push start I suppose.
You should be able to pull, and replace that collar without splitting the case. You should only need the three parts(idle gear, shaft, & collar). You might as well get a new sidecover gasket while you're in the neighborhood. Change the oil; get it hot, and change it again. Don't forget to clean the filter.
If push comes to shove; you can always go ahead and split the cases. It ain't rocket science. Go to the www.TW200forum.com look in the tech section, and download the service manual. It'll tell you everything you need to know. The TW & BW engines are almost the same, and I think the only difference is the BW has a compression release, and the TW doesn't.
Good luck, and have fun.
**note also that there is a tooth broken out of the gear behind the kick starter**��
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:16 PM   #3194
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TW hand guards

My wife dropped her bike and pretzeled the brake lever.

What are you guys using for hand guards????
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:42 PM   #3195
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My wife dropped her bike and pretzeled the brake lever.

What are you guys using for hand guards????
The Tusk D-Flex are fairly popular on the TW200 forum. I have 2 sets (on my 2 TWs). The right side needed tweaking but I can get them to fit. They are not very expensive.

Other options are Emgo and Cycra Probends.
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