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Old 03-20-2013, 02:40 PM   #3301
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Just about to get my T-Dub on the road again after some electrical gremlins, part of the solution was a new battery.
Two quick questions:

1) My old batt (maybe OEM, dunno really) didn't have a vent tube attached. Should it have one? And if so where/how should I route it so if it should vent something I don't spill acid on anything important?

2) Where do I find a kickstarter kit? My dealer told me last year that there wasn't a "kit" per se but he could install all the necessary parts for about $250, which seemed a bit steep. (Though in retrospect would have saved me a lot of headaches this spring and would have gotten me out riding despite the electrical gremlins!)

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#2 in your above post: There is a complete "kit".Go to Bay Area Yamaha,there in NorthBend Oregon.....the "kit" is from Japan and specifically for the TW200......$200.00 shipped.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:44 PM   #3302
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Mikesova & Kritter.....thanks for the reply's on the guards....good info.Had read where some riders were having fitment issues on the TW?.....one read was about the Tusk brand?....again,possibly I misunderstood the post'er?.
Never heard of Zeta?.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:14 PM   #3303
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A local shop had them on the shelf, they looked pretty stout so I bought 'em. The guys installed them for free on spot

http://www.zeta-racing.com/handguard/index.html
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:50 PM   #3304
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Thanks Kritter!....didn't see any pricing though.....can you give me a hint?
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:21 PM   #3305
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If I recall they were about $70 with the deflectors
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:08 AM   #3306
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For the wife. Hoping to do a deal on this. 2004 TW225 japanese import with 14,000 miles on the odo.

anything special I should look for when giving it the once over?

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Old 03-23-2013, 03:36 AM   #3307
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That's a great lookin TW. Good luck.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:08 AM   #3308
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wow i didnt know they had 225!
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:25 AM   #3309
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RMATV's house brand Tusk works fine too.
That's what I've got, but I installed shorter levers too. They're not so short that I even notice - but I'm a two-finger-brake user.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:59 AM   #3310
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wow i didnt know they had 225!
The TW225 has been sold in Japan since 2001. Since the TW225 has a six-speed transmission, I assume the bike has the same engine as the Yamaha TT-R230. The TT-R230 employs the same engine as the discontinued TT-R225 and XT225 motorcycles. The TW225 engine has the same external dimensions as the TT-R230/TT-R225/XT225 engine, so it will bolt into the TW200 frame without any modifications. Yamaha increased the bore and stroke to get the extra 223 cc displacement in the larger engine, and added a six-speed transmission.

http://www.autoevolution.com/mengine...-2005-223.html



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Old 03-23-2013, 03:24 PM   #3311
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The TW225 has been sold in Japan since 2001. Since the TW225 has a six-speed transmission, I assume the bike has the same engine as the Yamaha TT-R230. The TT-R230 employs the same engine as the discontinued TT-R225 and XT225 motorcycles. The TW225 engine has the same external dimensions as the TT-R230/TT-R225/XT225 engine, so it will bolt into the TW200 frame without any modifications. Yamaha increased the bore and stroke to get the extra 223 cc displacement in the larger engine, and added a six-speed transmission.

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thats good to know, i should have kept my wifes xt225 to work on!
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:31 PM   #3312
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Interesting.......since it has the "same" engine as the XT225,hmmm......I presume this TW225 engine has an extended counter shaft like our TW200's?.....just day dreaming of a 225cc in our frames. I also like the tool "box" on the left side rear of the frame.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:12 PM   #3313
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The TW225 has been sold in Japan since 2001. Since the TW225 has a six-speed transmission, I assume the bike has the same engine as the Yamaha TT-R230. The TT-R230 employs the same engine as the discontinued TT-R225 and XT225 motorcycles. The TW225 engine has the same external dimensions as the TT-R230/TT-R225/XT225 engine, so it will bolt into the TW200 frame without any modifications. Yamaha increased the bore and stroke to get the extra 223 cc displacement in the larger engine, and added a six-speed transmission.

http://www.autoevolution.com/mengine...-2005-223.html



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Old 03-23-2013, 08:33 PM   #3314
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I got the tusk deflex for $63.99. They came with both deflectors. No lever mods and they work very well on the stock bars.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:45 PM   #3315
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Interesting.......since it has the "same" engine as the XT225,hmmm......I presume this TW225 engine has an extended counter shaft like our TW200's?.....just day dreaming of a 225cc in our frames. I also like the tool "box" on the left side rear of the frame.
You're correct, Frog. I forgot to mention the TW225 engine must have a longer countershaft to align the C/S sprocket with the wider rear wheel. Also, I presume the left crankcase cover of the TW225 engine has been modified to contain a bearing to support the longer countershaft.

My Zongshen 200GY-2 has the short countershaft. Therefore, I could bolt a TT-R230/TT-R225/XT225 engine into my Zong without any modifications, whatsoever. However, TW200 owners could not do so, since the TT-R230/TT-R225/XT225 engines have a shorter countershaft, and the C/S sprocket would not align with the wider rear wheel of the TW200.

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