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Old 06-23-2013, 08:35 PM   #3556
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The RotoPax fuel containers don't leak; they never had the "commie spigot."
I just don't get these new CARB compliant fuel nozzles that close automatically to prevent fuel vapors from escaping. I've got two 1.5 gallon cans of premix (different ratios) and every single time I fuel up one of the trials bikes a few ounces simply leak out from some part of the mechanism. I've spilled more fuel in one filling than my life time sum of vapors escaping from the old style nozzle.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:51 PM   #3557
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The RotoPax fuel containers don't leak; they never had the "commie spigot."

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Old 06-23-2013, 09:01 PM   #3558
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Ok here goes.

You offered to sell your tw in march, i offered to buy it but i guess your wife cancelled your sale.

You asked for here a cluster, i offered one for free, not sure what happened there but i guess you didn't want it. Ok, maybe i said i'd take a ham sandwich for it....

You offered to sell your tw in may and I said i'd buy it in an email and pm. No questions asked. No response until i quoted you in this thread and you said somebody was ahead of me somehow but would let me know on "on monday". Is that tomorrow or three weeks ago?

Now logic tells me that maybe your bike isn't available now but the racks are. If somebody actually wants these racks, how would they go about buying them from you? Or are you just trying to determine worth for insurance purposes?
Sorry man, it's going to stay a farm bike for the time being. Every time we go to sell it someone talks us out of it. My bad for not letting you know. The cluster would come in handy, but you're a bit out of the way, would gladly paypal you $ for the cluster/shipping.

Again, wasn't blowing you off, forgot you were interested this go round.

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Old 06-24-2013, 08:41 PM   #3559
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I just don't get these new CARB compliant fuel nozzles that close automatically to prevent fuel vapors from escaping. I've got two 1.5 gallon cans of premix (different ratios) and every single time I fuel up one of the trials bikes a few ounces simply leak out from some part of the mechanism. I've spilled more fuel in one filling than my life time sum of vapors escaping from the old style nozzle.
I believe it's just another source of aggravation they bestow upon the consumer Or, someone in a politicians family or a friend has a company that makes such devices and wants more $$$$. No difference,the device does not do what "they" claim it does....if we were to put a product on the market and it had the same negative effect,we'd be in Federal court.Ahh,I feel better,thanks for listening!.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:33 AM   #3560
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I just don't get these new CARB compliant fuel nozzles that close automatically to prevent fuel vapors from escaping. I've got two 1.5 gallon cans of premix (different ratios) and every single time I fuel up one of the trials bikes a few ounces simply leak out from some part of the mechanism. I've spilled more fuel in one filling than my life time sum of vapors escaping from the old style nozzle.
In almost every case the CARB compliant nozzles may keep errant vapors from escaping from the can while stationary (debatable) when you go to actually use them you will spill more liquid nevermind vapor all over the place. That's what I call progress and protecting the environment, Ok, rant off.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:21 PM   #3561
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My new to me TW has turned out to be 200cc's of pure fun. You can pull out a tree stump in first gear and still go 55 in fifth, love the knobby noise.

Bought a high end top case for my gear. Brand is Plano, I think it is some fancy German thing. Well secured with zip-tie technology.

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Old 06-28-2013, 08:01 PM   #3562
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CARB compliant nozzles

exemplify the classic government policy:
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:55 PM   #3563
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Wheel Change

Thanks to all who helped me with information about changing my rear wheel to a smaller and taller one. I finally completed it today and took the TW out for a 50 mile test ride - mostly gravel, but some pavement up to 60 MPH. Handles great. I'll try to post a couple pictures.

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Old 06-29-2013, 11:00 PM   #3564
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Went out with the TW. Find that I ride it more and more leaving the big bikes sit. As I am more rural and mostly use the 45mph roads it is perfect. Last mileage was 66. I see some getting much better, but I haven't changed the needle valves. I live at sealevel and I wonder if that wouldn't make a difference. I am running a 47t rear and mostly just put along at 45 or below. I am about 260 so I am sure I burn more than a light weight.
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:07 AM   #3565
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My new T-Dub - it came looking somewhat like this although I polished it up a bit. (If you think the rear license plate/tail light holder is ugly now you should have see it before). I Have white plastics to put it back but I kind of like it as is... we'll see. Unfortunately the PO lost the left black panel. She's a '98, paid $1300.







Runs mostly well except at full throttle/high RPM. Feels like I'm running out of gas. The fuel hose was kinked with a strait in-line fuel filter so I bypassed it for now and ordered an angled one. That didn't seem to do much though so I'll try running some Sea-Foam through it once the gas gets a bit lower in the tank before I go to the trouble of pulling the carb.

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Old 07-01-2013, 05:54 PM   #3566
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:19 PM   #3567
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My new T-Dub - it came looking somewhat like this although I polished it up a bit. (If you think the rear license plate/tail light holder is ugly now you should have see it before). I Have white plastics to put it back but I kind of like it as is... we'll see. Unfortunately the PO lost the left black panel. She's a '98, paid $1300.







Runs mostly well except at full throttle/high RPM. Feels like I'm running out of gas. The fuel hose was kinked with a strait in-line fuel filter so I bypassed it for now and ordered an angled one. That didn't seem to do much though so I'll try running some Sea-Foam through it once the gas gets a bit lower in the tank before I go to the trouble of pulling the carb.
Join up at the TW200 forum...lots of great info for the TW200!.
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:44 AM   #3568
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The 18-inch rear tire, and your entire bike both look great.!

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Old 07-02-2013, 08:27 AM   #3569
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Alright wa_medic! Now, how does it handle and give us a list of the
parts used for the transformation. Can you weigh it to see how much
was lost?

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Old 07-02-2013, 12:22 PM   #3570
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