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Old 04-14-2012, 11:58 AM   #2371
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I think you could have made it.....
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:42 PM   #2372
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I think you could have made it.....
The Park Ranger sitting at the top didnt seem to pleased that I went that close.
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:27 PM   #2373
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I was out doing some high speed dirt road riding today, dancing the TW over the holes and so on, great fun.
But I have what sounds like ignition knock out of the motor at higher revs and wide open throttle.
I am running premium gas.

So I went home and hooked the timing light up, removed the timing cover, started the bike and got oil all over the place.
I then tried clear packing tape over the hole (worked great on my old Triumphs) and got even more oil out, it was pumping out a gap in the tape.
I gave up.

Is the timing adjustable?
The pickup is under the side cover and I do not have a gasket (yet) to check and see if the cdi trigger coil can be moved, or if its fixed in place.

Sounds kind of nasty for normal motor noise, but my ears tend to pick up motor noises really well.
The motor only has 550 miles on it...
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:44 AM   #2374
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:55 AM   #2375
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Here is the page on timing from the manual. It looks like all you can do is check for damage. Suggestions from prstone50, my mechanical consultant: "He may be running lean on carb or has a bunch of carbon build up making his compression too high. "


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Old 04-16-2012, 07:17 PM   #2376
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Thanks for the info.
Yes, I looked through the on line manual and found the same thing.
Spark plug looks good, stock bike, 500 miles on it, no oil use, no smoke, etc.
Stock main jet also, which is lean....
Motor does it hot or cold.
A bigger main jet is on my shopping list...
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:41 PM   #2377
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I want 1 of these bikes soo bad but I dont wanna spend 4 grand on one
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:59 PM   #2378
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Just buy a used one...


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Old 04-16-2012, 08:01 PM   #2379
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Thanks for the info.
Yes, I looked through the on line manual and found the same thing.
Spark plug looks good, stock bike, 500 miles on it, no oil use, no smoke, etc.
Stock main jet also, which is lean....
Motor does it hot or cold.
A bigger main jet is on my shopping list...
The TW is quite noisy. In fact, if you put an aluminum (real) skid plate on it, you will think it's going to grenade because the sound bounces off of it and back to you. Just make sure you continue to check valve clearances and such as recommended since you can barely hear them over the "normal" racket and enjoy it.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:10 PM   #2380
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It does have an aluminum skid plate on it....

I checked the valves at 250 miles (were ok) and its got a little over 500 miles on it now.
The reason I asked about the timing was that I wanted to make sure no one screwed something up, but I don't think the past owners did anything to the bike.
A 2003 with 250 miles on it!




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The TW is quite noisy. In fact, if you put an aluminum (real) skid plate on it, you will think it's going to grenade because the sound bounces off of it and back to you. Just make sure you continue to check valve clearances and such as recommended since you can barely hear them over the "normal" racket and enjoy it.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:21 PM   #2381
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There's enough clearance to put Chains on it! Could be fun and you won't have to destroy a set of tires over it.

I like those front racks. Do you use it much? Does it add too much weight to your steering feel?
There is plenty of room for chains I used them several years on a small Yamaha which wore chains most of the winter when I lived in colder climate. note, there are special chains for cycles they are narrower however the tire cables should be good for cycles also as they take less room.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:48 PM   #2382
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Lots n' Lots of Toys to install this weekend:

Xt225 header/FMF exhaust
Rejet
Clarke TW tank
Cyclerack
mini turn signals
428 0 ring chain


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Old 04-18-2012, 06:04 PM   #2383
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Thanks for the info.
Yes, I looked through the on line manual and found the same thing.
Spark plug looks good, stock bike, 500 miles on it, no oil use, no smoke, etc.
Stock main jet also, which is lean....
Motor does it hot or cold.
A bigger main jet is on my shopping list...
Definitely rejet the main...I'm between 400 ft. and 1500 ft above sea level and run a #130 main...some use a #128???...and adjust the pilot screw approx. 2.5 turns out.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:01 PM   #2384
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Lots n' Lots of Toys to install this weekend:

Xt225 header/FMF exhaust
Rejet
Clarke TW tank
Cyclerack
mini turn signals
428 0 ring chain


That just looks awesome
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:45 AM   #2385
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I ordered a 130 main jet off amazon for $5.00 (plus $10.00 shipping and handling!).
Those jets ARE hard to handle....

I did the pilot screw and needle shim, when I do the jet I will drill the slide a little.
Did anyone ever make a pumper carb kit for the TW?
I put one of those on a dr650 and it turned that bike into a monster.

Next is a better front tire.
I know 5.10 is the way to go but I have a 4.60 new shinko 244 from my TU250 dual sport experiment and might try that.

I made a big mistake yesterday, I had the day off and went for a ride on the TU250 instead of the TW.
Since it was cold and rainy, dirt riding the TW would have been much more fun...





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Definitely rejet the main...I'm between 400 ft. and 1500 ft above sea level and run a #130 main...some use a #128???...and adjust the pilot screw approx. 2.5 turns out.
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