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Old 08-05-2012, 08:54 PM   #2701
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Hey Dudes and Dudettes,

I have just finished reading this entire thread... Whew! It was like War and Peace. The reason for my reading was: Last Sunday morning I was drinking coffee and checking out craigslist in Birmingham and lo and behold what do I see but a 1999 TW200 with only 605 miles on her for a measly $900!

Well I reached over and grabbed the phone and it must have been after they guy had just listed it, because he almost seemed surprized that I called. So we set-up a time for my wife and I to meet him at 12:00 and we run some errands and head over. I bought it on the spot.

He told me that he had about 40 calls from the time I called him at about 8:00am until we met at 12:00. No wonder! $900 for an almost brand new bike!

So far so good I have ridden it back and forth to work the last 2 days and it runs great. I got it up to about 76 mph on a straight yesterday, but it seems to be happiest at about 55mph. When I get off of it and get on my Bonneville, it makes my Bonneville feel like a fire breathing monster.

Anyway... I just wanted to say hey and tell everyone how much I love this little bike. It makes me feel like a 14 year old boy again riding around on my Hodaka Dirt Squirt.

Future mods will be a re-jet and shim on the needle, the Clarke XT225, 4 gallon, translucent tank and some sort of seat mod. Other than that I think i can rig up some of my soft bike luggage on the OEM rack and be good to go for some adventure riding. We have the huge Talladega National Forest around here that I have yet to explore!

Here's a picture. Excuse the wood, I just finished building a deck on the back of my house.

WOW......great observation and purchase.....the rejet will make it a different bike. Welcome.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:19 PM   #2702
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I am interested in that little compartment marked "tools", what can you tell us about it?
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:44 PM   #2703
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All the TW's come with a crappy tool kit stashed there. I have a Gorilla alarm in there now and put a decent set of tools on a tool tube mounted to my back fender frame.

Others have ditched the tools and put a proper fuse block in there..

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Old 08-08-2012, 10:18 AM   #2704
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Hello everyone here in the TW Thread.
Duro tire showed today... kinda hard to believe its going to fit. Taking it to shop this afternoon for install. wish me luck



as my first post here, on the ADV site. Here is my TW minus the Kenda K270 5.10 - 18



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Old 08-08-2012, 07:00 PM   #2705
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Good luck!......man,that tire looks HUGE!.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:14 PM   #2706
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:34 AM   #2707
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Welcome aboard, retrofit.

I like your luggage. Are they Pelican? Are the side cases attached to the top case? Clever boy.



Be sure to check out the TW200 Forum.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:11 AM   #2708
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Thanks for the rack comment. I spent a lot of time with a tape measure it when i first started to looking for a solution.

tried the direct fender mount. worked well, but concerned that one spill would rip my fender off. Also removed the handle on the case to keep ME and others form being stupid by moving the bike by grabbing it and moving case and fender, sans bike. Or maybe it was an image thing, whats cool about a brief case bolted to the fender? remove handle, protect fender or image... you decide.


Fear of having to replace the fender was the reason for the added rack.. Was about 3 months till i out grew the single case, one cooler morning when it could only fit a riding jacket. to bad it was already filled with crap... great... warming up in the afternoon and im wearing a cool weather jacket with no place to put it.

The side cases are connected to the top box AND to the rack below to triangulate the mount. Although its not much more space its more than doubled what i had. Left the handles on the side cases as tie down locations to strap something on top. AND re considering my decision to remove rear handle and replace for this reason. (still dont like the look of 3 camera cases bolted together, I no longer worry about losing a rear fender) in my mind without the handles, it looks more....how do i say... purpose built instead of craigslist assembled?


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Old 08-09-2012, 12:30 PM   #2709
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Hey guys, I'm taking my stock 2010 TW200 out to Colorado next month and was curious about which jet to switch to. We will be between 8,000 and 12,000 ft. Right now the bike is completely stock.

I searched this subject and only found one post where someone recommends going from a 114 main to a 104. Is this good advice?

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Old 08-09-2012, 12:38 PM   #2710
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All the TW's come with a crappy tool kit stashed there. I have a Gorilla alarm in there now and put a decent set of tools on a tool tube mounted to my back fender frame.

Others have ditched the tools and put a proper fuse block in there..

I'd like more info on this fuse block mod, where would I find that info? thank you!
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:42 PM   #2711
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Hey guys, I'm taking my stock 2010 TW200 out to Colorado next month and was curious about which jet to switch to. We will be between 8,000 and 12,000 ft. Right now the bike is completely stock.

I searched this subject and only found one post where someone recommends going from a 114 main to a 104. Is this good advice?

Thanks!
Your bike being a 2010 has the newer of the two carbs, which has something like a 126 main jet stock. The 114 main jet was for earlier carburetors. If you were to go down into the 114 area on your late model carb, you'd be massively lean.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:35 PM   #2712
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Your bike being a 2010 has the newer of the two carbs, which has something like a 126 main jet stock. The 114 main jet was for earlier carburetors. If you were to go down into the 114 area on your late model carb, you'd be massively lean.

Good Call. But would something like a 118 or 116 be decent? I know I need to lean it out but I'm just not sure how lean for that elevation.

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Old 08-09-2012, 01:37 PM   #2713
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Good Call. But would something like a 118 or 116 be decent? I know I need to lean it out but I'm just not sure how lean for that elevation.

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Beats me brother. I'm an early carb guy and I run a 120 jet at 600 foot elevation. I can't speak from experience on your setup at all. Best of luck though.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:17 PM   #2714
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Good Call. But would something like a 118 or 116 be decent? I know I need to lean it out but I'm just not sure how lean for that elevation.

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Two completely different operating systems.

You have to be careful when taking online carb advice. Most posters don't clarify which carb the info pertains to.

The standard jet for your CV carb should be a 128. Stock for the early slide carb is 114. I doubt your CV carb would even run at all with a jet in the teens.

I don't wanna be guilty of giving out bad information so check my work, but last time I looked into it there were very few "in-between" options in jets still available for the Teikei. At least not from Yamaha, anyway.

IIRC the XT350 used a 125 in its primary slide carb. It will fit your CV but I believe it has been discontinued. Still on the shelves at some dealers.

122's are still available, but probably too lean for that carb, even at 10,000 feet.

I hope someone proves me wrong. Been awhile. I was looking into jetting UP from 122 with a slide carb at the time and found no options.

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Old 08-09-2012, 05:46 PM   #2715
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how many miles are you getting out of the stock rear tire on the tw200?
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