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Old 07-05-2013, 09:45 AM   #3571
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A little help for a new Tdub owner

I asked this question over at the TW forum but I haven't received any replies. I want to put a larger pilot jet in my '08 with the Teikei MV28 carb but can't find a source for one. None of the jet kit suppliers seem to have anything. So, has anyone drilled theirs out? If so what size drill? I did remove the pilot screw plug and set the screw at 2 1/2 turns as recommended. That helped but it still won't take throttle very well. Oh, I did have a plugged pilot which I cleaned out with a piece of wire. Thanks in advance,
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:41 PM   #3572
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Transforming a TW

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I got a lot of information from Spudrider that helped me convert the wheel. I now have many more options for tires and am more self sufficient when it comes to fixing flats in the backcountry. I am really pleased with the change. I prefer the way the bike handles off road this way. It feels more stable, especially on gravel roads. I only have about 150 miles on it so far, but haven't noticed any issues on pavement (up to about 63 MPH).

I followed Spuds lead and went with a Warp 9, 32 spoke, 18 inch rim and Kenda 760 rear tire (in 100/100 x 18).

My bike is indeed lighter. I don't know how much yet. I'll try to weigh it this week. I do have to say that a lot of weight in in the steel rear hub though. I was surprised at how light the stock rear rim was.

I really enjoy the TW and as I have mentioned, I think the platform is wonderful. My modifications are simply an attempt to make my bike better suit me.

Some progress from yesterday:
Nice, but the rear tire looks smaller than the front.
5.10 front and 4.00 rear?
Or just an optical delusion?

Now if you follow Spud's lead you will need to fit a 21" front wheel which really improves the offroad handling and lightens the bike more.
Some better suspension will really help too.

THEN you rebuild the engine with a 225 bore kit and there you have it!

A Yamaha XT 225!

We sure do have fun modifying our bikes!
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:24 AM   #3573
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:21 AM   #3574
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Looks good

wa_medic,

Looks good! Fun project! I've never laced a wheel. Looks intimidating.

I'm not familiar with the TW carb. Is it a Mikuni or Keihin?

I've used jetsrus.com and recently put in an order directly with Sudco for the zx6e. I've also had some luck at Harley dealers for individual keihin cv carb jets. Before they were fuel injected Harley's used the Keihin cv carbs. Individual main, pilot, slide springs and adjustable fuel screws are available from any places for these carbs.

Have you changed the intake or exhaust on the bike?
I've re-jetted the Keihin cv on the klr250 because the intake snorkle is out and the exhaust is opened up some. The Mikuni TM pumper I had on the klr made a huge difference, but really hurt fuel mileage. Without a larger tank available for the KLR250 I put the cv carb back on because filling the tank every day on my commute was tough.
Has anyone fit a Mikuni or Keihin pumper to the TW? With your larger new tank that might be an option.

It looks like a fun project!

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Old 07-07-2013, 10:22 PM   #3575
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rube,

Thanks for the kind words and the carb links/thoughts. I've ordered an aftermarket exhuast and got a TTR225 header off ebay, so I thought some re-jetting would be in order. A pumper carb would be an awesome addition to the TW. I've seen some comments about them, but need to do some research. I know it's a common modification on the xt225 though. At least I'm only dealing with one carb, not like the zx6e!

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Old 07-07-2013, 10:25 PM   #3576
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"Some better suspension will really help too"

JagLite,

I agree. I'm a lightweight, but would love some USD forks on the TW!

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Old 07-07-2013, 11:08 PM   #3577
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Just can't figure making such a mod on a bike that is an all around machine. I guess if you are on pavement mostly or gravel, but might as well go to a bigger bike. I bought mine for the fact that it will take on the soft spots, go down a paved or gravel road at a decent pace and not complain.

I guess it is like religion, we all have an opinion.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:59 AM   #3578
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Any aftermarket chain guard solutions worth considering?

I need to put one on my TW as it doesn't currently have one, and can't find any good options.
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:41 PM   #3579
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i might have asked this before but what is the thick rubber band around the brake drum for? is it for vibration or so you dont get burned from a hot drum?
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:14 PM   #3580
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Brake Drum Band

I think the band is "anti-squeal".
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Old 07-13-2013, 02:16 AM   #3581
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Finally!

Fluffy Bananachunks, checking in. Long time lurker, recent member, first time poster. Interested for years, looking for months, biting nails for weeks - and I finally get a Little Monster of my very own!



Just brought it home!
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:27 AM   #3582
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Fluffy Bananachunks, checking in. Long time lurker, recent member, first time poster. Interested for years, looking for months, biting nails for weeks - and I finally get a Little Monster of my very own!



Just brought it home!
Nice find 'Chunks!!!

Now let the fun begin! Enjoy the ride man!
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:21 AM   #3583
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I think the band is "anti-squeal".
if its for that i will leave it on. thanks!
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:57 PM   #3584
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Fluffy Bananachunks, checking in. Long time lurker, recent member, first time poster. Interested for years, looking for months, biting nails for weeks - and I finally get a Little Monster of my very own!



Just brought it home!
Really like the OD green look!.....seat looks comfy too?.Also check out the TW200forum. See ya there!.Welcome!!.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:07 PM   #3585
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I just got my 1989 TW200 back on the road after being parked in the garage with an oil leak. Oil leak is fixed and I plated it so i can put some miles on it. Still a ball to ride and I plan on putting it into the commuting bike rotation. It's got a cyclerack on it, jimbo shield and a skidplate for when I take the state forest roads home. I put a Clark tank on it to give it some better range. I bought the cyclerack side brackets but haven't used them yet.

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