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Old 04-22-2009, 08:09 PM   #241
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Just finished installing an oil cooler on mine tonight:


The cooler is a power steering cooler from a 2500 Dodge truck. Fits really well and just about disappears.
Cost $10.
The filter cover is from motobike.jp. Pricey little devil at $110 USD.
I bought two 90 degree hose ends from Summit for $28. The rest of the pieces I had laying around left over from other projects. Under $150 is not too bad, IMO.
Looks like it should work. It is tucked in where it should not get hurt or gather brush. Time will tell.
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:55 PM   #242
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i have heard to much of this for it not to be true. my 07 has no throttle response.

shimming the needle, i get that... thats no problem. but drilling the slide? not so much.

help a brutha out, you wouldn't happen to have any pics of this would ya. i wanna do this, but i prolly should know exactly what i am drilling before i drill.

thanks in advance..


Three steps to a proper running TW200:

1. Shim the needle.

2. Change the main jet to a #130 or #132.5. I have a #130 in mine right now, and it works fine.

3. Remove the plug blocking access to the idle screw, then adjust it properly. Turn it all the way in (GENTLY seating it), then back out about 2 - 2 1/2 turns. May need some further tinkering.

IF you have dinked with the throttle adjustment screw, you'll have to dink with it again after making these changes, 'cause it'll be too fast.

There's a thread on tw200forum.com that explains in detail, with pictures. However, I made all the changes noted without removing the carb, I just loosened the screws, unhooked the throttle cables, and turned the whole thing sideways to work on it.

Order a float bowl gasket when you order your jets, as the one on the carb may be shot after you remove the bowl to change the main jet. You can get jets from boats.net for a reasonable price, and they carry the gaskets too... that's where I got my parts.

thanks for the info, drillin out the adjustment cap is no biggie... had to do same thing to my klr.

will check into the rest.

thanks again.
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:09 AM   #243
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Nice! Where did you get the oil cooler, there is no way that you got it from the Dodge dealer for $10!


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Just finished installing an oil cooler on mine tonight:


The cooler is a power steering cooler from a 2500 Dodge truck. Fits really well and just about disappears.
Cost $10.
The filter cover is from motobike.jp. Pricey little devil at $110 USD.
I bought two 90 degree hose ends from Summit for $28. The rest of the pieces I had laying around left over from other projects. Under $150 is not too bad, IMO.
Looks like it should work. It is tucked in where it should not get hurt or gather brush. Time will tell.
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:46 AM   #244
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Nice! Where did you get the oil cooler, there is no way that you got it from the Dodge dealer for $10!
Salvage yard. Lots of good choices there. PS coolers are not a very popular selling item, you may even get a better price.
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Old 04-26-2009, 08:35 AM   #245
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OK guys I used the Exile Chopper horn relacation kit (as well as relocating the coil) for my Fatboy and was thinking about slapping the Harley horn on my TW.

I never could understand why HD would so proudly stick the horn on the left side of the motor covering up those huge pretty jugs - so I yanked it off and relocated it behind the rear splash guard. I had to use a small horn and have the stock one sittin on the work bench. Now the TW horn is pretty good - I even relocated that one to the front. Is it me or do all these company have the horn issues - I bet it's me.

What do you think about the TW running a larger horn?

I like to reuse parts - I have my old VMax pegs on the TW for a bit wider foot print. I wonder if the horn will bolt right up?
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:45 PM   #246
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I don't know if it will fit, but I am interested in a louder horn. It's not real high up my priority list right now (a 47 tooth rear sprocket heads my wish list), but I'm considering it.

But I want something scary loud...
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:32 AM   #247
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I am running one of the FIAMM horns from Autozone. It fell off and melted onto my muffler during a crash but I just put some gum on the hole - good as new!
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:53 PM   #248
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Got a "low tone" one at Advance Auto, could be a lil louder but better than the "excuse me, lil sissy bike coming through" horn it came with.
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:12 AM   #249
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TW200 group web site members:

What's up over there?
I've been trying to join, but get no reply. I recently picked up a 97 Tdub, and a complete, running 80ish XT250. I would like to pick the brains of the experts over there about swapping the 250 internals into the TW.
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:24 AM   #250
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I am looking for a set of passenger pegs, shoot me a PM or email if anyone has any. Thanks

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Old 05-02-2009, 02:36 PM   #251
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Turn signal question

In order for the turn signals to function on my TW, if I replaced the stock rear turn signal with a 12 LED replacement, will that function the flasher mechanism? Is there some specified current that the lights must draw? Does someone have experience in this? Thanks.
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:32 PM   #252
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i have heard to much of this for it not to be true. my 07 has no throttle response.

shimming the needle, i get that... thats no problem. but drilling the slide? not so much.

help a brutha out, you wouldn't happen to have any pics of this would ya. i wanna do this, but i prolly should know exactly what i am drilling before i drill.

thanks in advance..
i dont have a picture but take the slide out and look at the needle there is a hole right beside it drill this hole a little larger and will fix throttle response. do not drill it to big.
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:47 PM   #253
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Bike has been around for almost 25 years, so it has got to be pretty reliable.
I like the tire sizes for dirt riding and they seem OK for pavement, too.

Trans is close-ratio, and you have to change gearing at the rear sprocket unless you are willing to split the cases to change counter-shaft.
Bike does not have a low enough first gear. (Go to a 55 tooth rear sprocket, minimum...58 teeth will put 2nd where 1st was "stock"....)
Oil cap. is only ONE quart.
If you off-road you NEED chains from brake pedal and toe of shifter to somepalce on the frame so you don't jam a sage bush or sapling in there.
Front fender clearance is so minimal you probalby cannot run ice studs with factory front fender.
George Jetson styling SUCKS.
Factory sprockets and drive chain will wear or stretch and need replacement sooner than they should. (DID is GOOD chain...)
Sprocket/hub bolts are a rattle-fit.
I drilled over-size and file-fit larger grade 5 or 8 SAE bolts & aircraft locknuts.

"Is it worth it?":
We'll have to see....I have just got my T-Dub "hacked" by Dauntless, and have a new, fine LL front end that HAS clearance and won't jam a pebble between tire and fender.
Bike seems to have adequate power w/ 58 to 60 tooth rear sprocket for a light hack, but I don't know for sure, yet.
It IS quiet and reliable and doesn't handle poorly.
I can't swing the $ and time of a URal, as well as the heavier weight, and I have bet my time and paltry "treasure" that the little T-Dub will be all I really NEED.

Time will tell.....
Paradox Pete (pix of my T-Dub are over on the hack forum....)








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Old 05-05-2009, 11:41 AM   #254
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Jolly I run solo only - got a set of PP free + ship if you want them. Pretty ruff shape - the 1st owner used it as a beach bike????????
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:39 PM   #255
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Talking

Having read one too many threads on just how fun the TW200 is, I broke down yesterday and answered the siren's call: I pick up my new 2009 TW this weekend!

Thank you all for the great info
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