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Old 06-10-2013, 02:28 PM   #3526
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The 55w sealed bulb is what I got, I think. I got the light in a trade and don't know much about it. The boatman conversion is the kit I have bookmarked to look into.


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Old 06-10-2013, 02:45 PM   #3527
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The 55w sealed bulb is what I got, I think. I got the light in a trade and don't know much about it. The boatman conversion is the kit I have bookmarked to look into.


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Sounds good. I think you will really like the light. Definitely post some pictures of it on the T-Dub! I say try bolting it up As Is and see how it works for you before spending any money altering the light. Aim it down some (out of traffic) and you might be totally fine. The spot lights can throw pretty far so you might not outrun it with the TW. If people keep hi beam flashing you, then consider the Boatman DOT halogen or JohnnyAirtime Hi/Low HID conversion.
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:03 PM   #3528
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I'm a tad over 9000 miles, I should hit 10k by this weekend. Then I'm doing an small overhaul valves, base gasket, fork oil, chains and sprocket, new tires( still running factory tread) , a vapor and hopefully the race light.


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Old 06-10-2013, 03:10 PM   #3529
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The Mighty TW

This bike broke 200 miles from home:


I went home and got this bike:


All Hail the Mighty TW - 3 days and 600 miles

Story here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=890804
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:13 PM   #3530
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Any suggestions in how to stiffen up the front end with springs or heavier fork oil?


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Old 06-12-2013, 07:13 AM   #3531
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[QUOTE=SpencerCompton;21622468]Any suggestions in how to stiffen up the front end with springs or heavier fork oil?


Pro Cycle sells a kit that will do exactly what you're talking about...check them out http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/tw200.html scroll down to suspension.

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Old 06-12-2013, 04:42 PM   #3532
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Pro Cycle sells a kit that will do exactly what you're talking about...check them out http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/tw200.html scroll down to suspension.

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I didn't realize ProCycle had a TW section

I would be perfectly content ordering just about every item they stock. My wallet not so much
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:58 PM   #3533
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I didn't realize ProCycle had a TW section

I would be perfectly content ordering just about every item they stock. My wallet not so much
There is a good thread on the TW200forum.com about front fork modification. Lizrdbrth started it/provided the data and I don't want yo misquote him but I used the 135mm fork level mark and 15w fork oil (what was available) and it firmed up the front end and slowed down the pogostick-esque dampening. The old oil had been in there since '93! You could run lighter oil. Ymmv.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:36 PM   #3534
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I'm not really looking to spend a lot of money on the front end. The stock is ok for me but any improvement is acceptable. I will research that route.


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Old 06-14-2013, 12:12 PM   #3535
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Okay, I really like my TW. Probably one of the best all around bikes out there. However, I've been thinking about changing that big rear tire to something smaller (along the lines of an 18 inch). Has anyone done this or know if it is possible.

I know many will say, what's the point and/or that I'm destroying what is special about the TW. That is not my intent, just wondering if it's "doable" and kind of curious about the looks and handling of such an option.

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Old 06-14-2013, 12:27 PM   #3536
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The TW has a 32-spoke rear hub which kinda limts the options for rims, but they're around.

Depending on your riding abilities you'll probably lose a fair amount of ability to crawl at low speeds. But the results should at least be XT-like in that regard.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:08 PM   #3537
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Okay, I really like my TW. Probably one of the best modern all around bikes out there. However, I've been thinking about changing that big rear tire to something smaller (along the lines of an 18 inch). Has anyone done this or know if it is possible.

I know many will say, what's the point and/or that I'm destroying what is special about the TW. That is not my intent, just wondering if it's "doable" and kind of curious about the looks and handling of such an option.
My Honda XR650L has a 32-spoke, 18-inch rear wheel, so I know the rims are available. You will need to lace some custom spokes to an 18-inch rim.

The TW200 should handle great. I was running a pair of 18-inch wheels on my Zong before I switched to a 21-inch front wheel.



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Old 06-15-2013, 06:11 PM   #3538
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Gents

Dusty finally gets to join the TW200 club.

Been looking for a small dual-sport and came across this one, a 91 with 4000 well used miles.

Not pretty but I'm good with it, compliments my ugly as hell KLR.

Seller disclosed it may have charging issues, off hand I think it is just the battery but may ask for help later if needed.

Hitting some back roads tomorrow!

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Old 06-15-2013, 06:15 PM   #3539
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In here we consider that pretty. Gorgeous, actually....
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:17 PM   #3540
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My TW is also a '91. Also the same interesting purple...
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