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Old 10-10-2011, 02:31 PM   #1516
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Flint Hills

Finally was able to put a trip into the Kansas Flint Hills together, hauling the TW down from SE MN. Spent the first half of the week riding the dusty KS backroads, then packed up and headed to Potosi, MO for the Falling Leaf BMW Rally. The bike ran great, nary a problem except for when the trailered bike arrived in eastern MO, the front tire had gone flat. After an easy fix, I enjoyed another batch of great miles in and around the Mark Twain National Forest and MO River valley.



Kansas photos
https://picasaweb.google.com/coopdwa...nsasFlintHills
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https://picasaweb.google.com/coopdwa...nsasFlintHills
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:08 PM   #1517
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Finally was able to put a trip into the Kansas Flint Hills together, hauling the TW down from SE MN. Spent the first half of the week riding the dusty KS backroads, then packed up and headed to Potosi, MO for the Falling Leaf BMW Rally. The bike ran great, nary a problem except for when the trailered bike arrived in eastern MO, the front tire had gone flat. After an easy fix, I enjoyed another batch of great miles in and around the Mark Twain National Forest and MO River valley.



Kansas photos
https://picasaweb.google.com/coopdwa...nsasFlintHills
https://picasaweb.google.com/coopdwa...nsasFlintHills
https://picasaweb.google.com/coopdwa...nsasFlintHills
https://picasaweb.google.com/coopdwa...nsasFlintHills
Cool pics Coop!
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:51 AM   #1518
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Holy crap coopdaway, those are awesome pictures. What a great trip that must have been. I love the old stone farm. I would like to wage a war and kick the Nature Concervancy off, just so I can live there. There's just so much to mention of what's good from your trip. This is a great off the beat trail adventure trip. Thanks for taking me (us) along.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:53 AM   #1519
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Thanks much, appreciated. As you can tell, I enjoy stopping as much as I enjoy riding, as long as the stops don't last too long! I ride alone because no one in their right mind would put up with when and where I stop.

This trip was in the wings for a couple of years with much of the inspiration coming from the guys over at http://www.backroadstouring.org/kansas/splash.htm I attend various midwest Guzzi and BMW rallies and my friends there have been after me to come down to the Falling Leaf Rally, mixing the two seemed to be a perfect way to spend a week away from home. This trip was only the 2nd time that I've mixed the car/trailer and a bike but won't be my last. Pulling the bike can really extend my season in two ways; this time of year the days get short and I no longer can tolerate night riding plus, I expect to do some riding on Departing Day, easily able to be driving rather than riding well into Sunday night.

Some misc. and probably boring rally-grounds photos, if you zoom through them, make sure you see the video at the end of Saturday's directory of the Anvil Shoot, a time honored tradition marking the end of Falling Leaf.

https://picasaweb.google.com/coopdwa...1005WedPotosi#

https://picasaweb.google.com/coopdwa...006ThurPotosi#

https://picasaweb.google.com/coopdwa...1007FriPotosi#

https://picasaweb.google.com/coopdwa...1008SatPotosi#
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:59 PM   #1520
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Very cheap 280 piece stainless steel allen bolt kit for TW200

I thought I would pass along that I got what I believe is an exceptional price on a complete TW200 allen bolts kit form a company called Bolt Me Up LLP (www.BOLTMEUP.com) in England. I'm not sure where I ran across it (maybe ebay) but they had a 280 piece allen bolt kit for about $16 DELIVERED. I ordered it on 9/27 and received them a couple of days ago. Everything looks to be good quality. I was a little apprehensive after I ordered because it didn't give me a delivery fee (just tax of about 15%). But sure enough they sent it regular mail and it got here in about 2 weeks.

They have bolt kits for all kind of autos, boats and motorcycles plus some general purpose kits. I haven't used any of the bolts yet but think they will be a great replacement set as I rebuild my wife's 2000 TW.

Just thought I would share this in case anyone was interested.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:17 PM   #1521
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I installed my 132 main jet the other day, Yamaha Part Number: 288-14343-66-00

Today, I finally got around to riding it for an extended period. It burbled quite a bit at big throttle openings. Rolling off the throttle would clear it up, so I ordered the 130 main jet today, Yamaha Part Number 288-14343-65-00

The weather today was pretty hot. 101* here and my elevation was anywhere from 100' above sea level to 100' below sea level.

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Old 10-14-2011, 05:06 AM   #1522
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Does anybody know if the Cycleracks rear rack will work with happy trails HU luggage rack? I'm consolidating down to just the TW for the next year or so. I would like to increase the luggage capacity and since I already have a set of e21's and the HT givi mounting set up this seems like the most obvious route.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:59 AM   #1523
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Does anybody know if the Cycleracks rear rack will work with happy trails HU luggage rack? I'm consolidating down to just the TW for the next year or so. I would like to increase the luggage capacity and since I already have a set of e21's and the HT givi mounting set up this seems like the most obvious route.
They told me at Happy Trail that their SU racks WILL NOT work with a Cycleracks rack on a TW200.
I don't know about the HU rack. I wanted to mount my HT panniers on the TW.
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:36 PM   #1524
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New England "Herd of Turtles" Rally 10/29/11

Got a TW200?
Come join us at Pachaug State Forest, Voluntown, CT
Saturday, October 29th.

For info:
http://tw200forum.com/index.php?/top...turtles-rally/
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:38 PM   #1525
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Just picked up a 2005 TW200 today!! A little over 6,000 miles, it has a cycle rack rear rack, oversized foot pegs, handguards, short windshield, 47 tooth rear sprocket, pro taper oversized bars, plug for gps, and only paid $1500!!! Will add pics tommorrow!
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:59 PM   #1526
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Just picked up a 2005 TW200 today!! A little over 6,000 miles, it has a cycle rack rear rack, oversized foot pegs, handguards, short windshield, 47 tooth rear sprocket, pro taper oversized bars, plug for gps, and only paid $1500!!! Will add pics tommorrow!
Congratulations, you got a good deal! We eagerly await your photos.

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Old 10-16-2011, 08:20 AM   #1527
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I have a question, I see that everyone uses a aftermarket ttr225 header, will the entire exhaust fit?
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:10 AM   #1528
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Couple more TW Rides

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=731782

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=733960
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:33 AM   #1529
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Congratulations, you got a good deal! We eagerly await your photos.

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Old 10-16-2011, 12:26 PM   #1530
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I have a question, I see that everyone uses a aftermarket ttr225 header, will the entire exhaust fit?
I installed a stainless steel, XT225 exhaust header on my bike. I don't know if the XT225/TT-R225 mufflers will fit the TW200, but I wouldn't install one if it did fit. I installed an FMF Universal Spark Arrestor on my bike, and it did an excellent job waking up the 196cc engine. The FMF silencer makes excellent power, sounds great, and is very competitively priced. Here are some photographs of the XT225 header and FMF silencer installed on my Zongshen 200GY-2, a Chinese clone of the Yamaha TW200.









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