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Old 03-07-2009, 04:20 PM   #166
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just curious here - anybody taken a TW into soft sand (beach or dunes)?
If so, what's it like?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ild+sand+dunes

This will answer your question.
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Old 03-07-2009, 05:05 PM   #167
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Can anyone recommend a good chain for the TW? Please be specific if possible......Thanks!

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Surf, I use a 428HD chain, if you are running stock gearing 14/50 you want a 122 link chain. around 13-15 bucks online. By using a stock chain you will be adjusting it a lot, and replacing it at about 2000-3000 miles. I'm going to go to a O-Ring chain this year.


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Old 03-12-2009, 04:07 AM   #168
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Hey all,
a quick pic of the bike in the shop as it's still full on winter here:)

http://tw200forum.com/forums/63626/PostAttachment.aspx


List of stuff done to the bike
TTR225 Head Pipe
Pro Circuit T4 Muffler
Carb shimmed .04
130 Main Jet
Idle screw 2 3/4
Baja design Turn signals/Brake
Yamaha rack
Pro Tapper Low Rise AT bar
Maxxis 6006 Front tire
Ricochet Skid plate
DID O-ring chain
Stock gearing

I've only used the bike about 200km as the trails are very icy and snowy! She is no speed demon on the road but a load of fun on the trails. Riders on snowmobiles could not believe that my friend and I on T-Dubs where that far into the forest trail:)

My next Farkles will be a Touratech GPS holder and Spot Device so my GF can stop thinking the worst when I'm not home on time

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Old 03-12-2009, 05:16 AM   #169
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picked up a 2006 w/500 miles last night...


Wide pegs, carb jetting are 1st on the list!
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Old 03-12-2009, 02:27 PM   #170
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Sweet looking bike with low miles:) Have fun with the Farkles!

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Old 03-14-2009, 10:55 AM   #171
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T-Dub mods. (oilcooler or spin-on filter & large tank?)

Any T-Dub riders know where to get the adaptor plate so I can plumb in an oil cooler for hot weather?
(A large capacity gas tank would be real fine, too.)

Even before my T-Dub got "hack'd", I had noticeably high engine temps at low speed rock crawling.
IMO larger oil capacity and keeping the life-blood of any engine cooler is going to help me keep from alot of premature/avoidable wear.

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Old 03-14-2009, 05:50 PM   #172
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Everything you wanted to know or not want to know about TW oil Coolers.

http://tw200forum.com/search/SearchR...20coolers&f=&u=




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Old 03-14-2009, 06:12 PM   #173
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Better Chain....

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Surf, I use a 428HD chain, if you are running stock gearing 14/50 you want a 122 link chain. around 13-15 bucks online. By using a stock chain you will be adjusting it a lot, and replacing it at about 2000-3000 miles. I'm going to go to a O-Ring chain this year.


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Surf,
I am running DID O-ring chain and I don't have to keep adjsuting it despite heavy strain on it from 58 tooth rear sprocket and now an enduro hack.
I've heard they have a lower friction sealed bearing chain as well that might not have the "drag" that the O-rings might give to the new tough chain.

I buy a few links too long and use a Pro-Motion chainbreaker that is in my tools/spares bag along wiht several masterlinks.

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Old 03-15-2009, 08:10 AM   #174
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How-To..?

There are plenty of oil coolers and spin-on filter bases, but I have not been able to find any specific info. on HOW TO adapt the the trhee bolthole oil cover plate for inlet and outlet fittings.
Mebbe there are somepix on the old chatter from tw200 forum that might be useful, but I can't find em' much less ""drill & tap HERE" kind of info.

Anybody have ideers on "how-to" or who to contact that would know?

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Old 03-15-2009, 10:09 AM   #175
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...I have not been able to find any specific info. on HOW TO adapt the the trhee bolthole oil cover plate for inlet and outlet fittings.
Mebbe there are somepix on the old chatter from tw200 forum that might be useful, but I can't find em'...
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Everything you wanted to know or not want to know about TW oil Coolers.

http://tw200forum.com/search/SearchR...20coolers&f=&u
The links are there.
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:53 PM   #176
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Paradox Pete or anyone else.......where do I find a "lower friction sealed bearing chain"?

Any specific details are appreciated!

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Old 03-15-2009, 02:03 PM   #177
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Paradox Pete or anyone else.......where do I find a "lower friction sealed bearing chain"?

Any specific details are appreciated!

sURFn
My stock chain and sprockets lasted over 11,000 miles.... Why spend all that money on an expensive chain? Just get a cheapo and ride your bike.
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:55 AM   #178
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picked up a 2006 w/500 miles last night...

Wide pegs, carb jetting are 1st on the list!
I played with the carb this weekend. Swapped in a 132 main jet, jacked up the needle about 0.040" and removed the plug concealing the idle mixture screw.

Only real thing I can add to this procedure is that I used a sheet metal screw to pull out the plug. I did not use a drill bit at all. I threaded the sheet metal srew into the hole and yanked it out with pliers.

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Old 03-16-2009, 10:09 PM   #179
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My stock chain and sprockets lasted over 11,000 miles.... Why spend all that money on an expensive chain? Just get a cheapo and ride your bike.
That is simply astounding, given just how bad the chain is. My GF used her tw to commute about 30 miles a day, and she was adjusting hers every week or so it seemed. We put the new chain on, and didn't adjust it more than once or twice over a couple thousand miles, still looks great.
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:07 AM   #180
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There is an old saying...."Penny wise, Pound foolish"......I personally learned that lesson many years ago.
A cheapo chain is not cheapo, it will really cost you more later. Even if you escaped the consequences this time, somewhere else, it will cost you alot more.

So my question was not "Should I get a new chain?....But rather "where do I find a "lower friction sealed bearing chain"?

Any help will be appreciated.

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