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Author Topic: Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey  (Read 3823 times)

Offline Maritime

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Re: Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey
« Reply #100 on: Aug 17, 2018, 16:50:00 »
The big tires should float over a lot of mud instead of digging in, especially on a lighter machine
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Re: Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey
« Reply #101 on: Aug 17, 2018, 16:53:51 »
Just gotta WOT through the mud. I made that mistake on the Van Van and got stuck in some 12" deep sludge  ;D
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Re: Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey
« Reply #102 on: Aug 17, 2018, 19:33:08 »
The big tires should float over a lot of mud instead of digging in, especially on a lighter machine

The bigger the tire, the bigger the contact patch, the more mud to move when you need to turn.

As was mentioned the bike is fairly light, and if he was able to manage his dr in the mud, the TW will be no sweat.

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Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey
« Reply #103 on: Aug 17, 2018, 23:37:18 »



 Bloody hell. I had no idea that was even possible! Need me some off-road schoolin’



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Re: Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey
« Reply #104 on: Aug 17, 2018, 23:37:23 »
The bigger the tire, the bigger the contact patch, the more mud to move when you need to turn.

As was mentioned the bike is fairly light, and if he was able to manage his dr in the mud, the TW will be no sweat.

How well he managed his DR in the mud is up for debate.  LOL


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Re: Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey
« Reply #105 on: Aug 17, 2018, 23:39:38 »
How well he managed his DR in the mud is up for debate.  LOL


It made it though, I have a mutton chipped witness. I know he's a bit shady, but he's a witness none the less lol

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Re: Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey
« Reply #106 on: Aug 17, 2018, 23:42:24 »



 Bloody hell. I had no idea that was even possible! Need me some off-road schoolin’



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Re: Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey
« Reply #107 on: Today at 00:53:51 »
Well now that there's 4 pictures in a row of a fat dude mud running a dr650 on a tw200 thread, I digress lol

A fairly common carb swap for the tw200's is to use a Chinese mikuni clone carb for a bw200. The early tw200 carbs are known to be fiddly and prone to angst, so I figured for $18 shipped to my door, why not. There are a few fitment issues at the outlet of the carb, in that it is to long to seat into the ridge that's cast into the intake boot. Many that do the swap just run it with the carb not completely seated and hose clamp it tightly, but I figured why not just hacksaw and file it shorter so that it fits like it "should".  Even if it's just an $18 mikuni clone, it still feels weird taking a hacksaw to a brand new carb, but it fits a treat now. Ill likely have to turn an adapter to make it fit the stock airbox boot, but even that could likely be fudged a bit since I have to make new mounts for it anyways.


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1988 tw200, the swamp donkey: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75455.0
2006 Suzuki DR650 Adventure monowheel trailer build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75033.0
1976 BMW R90/6 farkilitious: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.msg882477#msg882477
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
"much ingenuity with a little money is more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity" - Arnold Bennet