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Author Topic: Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey  (Read 15458 times)

Offline Hurco550

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Re: Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey
« Reply #240 on: Jun 13, 2019, 11:58:52 »
 I've literally made 3 separate trips to Menards for insulated pipe clamps for this bike.. but better clamps than ugg boots...

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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
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Re: Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey
« Reply #241 on: Jun 13, 2019, 12:00:49 »
I've literally made 3 separate trips to Menards for insulated pipe clamps for this bike.. but better clamps than ugg boots...

Goddamn it.  I should've known that would come back and bite me. HAHA

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Re: Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey
« Reply #242 on: Jun 13, 2019, 22:59:33 »
Looks awesome.
Yeah, baby!
Dude.  I love it.
Thanks fellas!

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"If you just picked up a drug habbit instead of a kawasaki triple at least you could get high while you waste money"
~ bradj
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
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Re: Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey
« Reply #243 on: Jun 15, 2019, 19:08:33 »
Today was the day, the tw200 made it around the yard under its own power. The carb needs some tweaking/ jetting, the fork seals still need replaced and the clutch won't disengage. The engine supposedly sat for some time before I got it and had some milky looking oil, so I'm guessing the plates are seized together. I have another clutch pack on order in case a few heat cycles don't break it loose.

Lenny likes it too, so there's that ;)




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"If you just picked up a drug habbit instead of a kawasaki triple at least you could get high while you waste money"
~ bradj
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

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Re: Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey
« Reply #244 on: Jun 15, 2019, 19:34:47 »
Looks great, Levi!  Kinna reminds me of the Rokon Trail Breaker I put lots of hours on when I was a teen.  You don't have the AWD, but it sure looks like it could.  Lenny looks happy, did you promise him that "someday this will be yours?" 
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Re: Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey
« Reply #245 on: Today at 08:28:49 »
Looks great, Levi!  Kinna reminds me of the Rokon Trail Breaker I put lots of hours on when I was a teen.  You don't have the AWD, but it sure looks like it could.  Lenny looks happy, did you promise him that "someday this will be yours?" 

I've always wanted a rokon, and it's funny because I just mentioned to a couple buddies recently that this is likely the closest to a rokon ill ever be able to afford lol

Lenny already has a list of "his someday bikes".. gt250, xr200 and yes now someday this lol

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~ bradj
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

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Re: Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey
« Reply #246 on: Today at 09:10:35 »
Pretty awsome. I suspect others on the trails will either be trying to buy it from you or get you to build one for them.
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Re: Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey
« Reply #247 on: Today at 13:41:19 »
I've always wanted a rokon, and it's funny because I just mentioned to a couple buddies recently that this is likely the closest to a rokon ill ever be able to afford lol

The things are strange.  Lots of power through gearing and you'll run out of nerve long before it does, but at a max of 25mph (thought I'm not sure I'd want to go much faster on one of the things) they have a pretty specific use; hunters, people who work outdoors, etc.  Hovever for that use the four wheeler and the side by side have kind of rendered them obsolete.

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— Baron Manfred von Richthofen

Please check out:  http://www.VetTix.org

This is on a low simmer out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL378: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0

This one is FINALLY done: (!)
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0

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Re: Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey
« Reply #248 on: Today at 15:17:05 »
Pretty awsome. I suspect others on the trails will either be trying to buy it from you or get you to build one for them.
Thanks man, I'm pretty excited to see how it handles the trails. Just based on hot laps around the yard I actually like this a bit better than the xr200, and it grips better too. I think the tw200 "feels" like it has a bit more power too, because it has all the traction and will not spin the back tire. All the power (the whooping 16hp of it) makes it to the ground.

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"If you just picked up a drug habbit instead of a kawasaki triple at least you could get high while you waste money"
~ bradj
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
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Re: Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey
« Reply #249 on: Today at 15:41:13 »


The things are strange.  Lots of power through gearing and you'll run out of nerve long before it does, but at a max of 25mph (thought I'm not sure I'd want to go much faster on one of the things) they have a pretty specific use; hunters, people who work outdoors, etc.  Hovever for that use the four wheeler and the side by side have kind of rendered them obsolete.



A co worker of mine still keeps his in service for use during deer season. He swears that it is the best vehicle made for dragging a deer out of the woods. It will fit between alot of trees that an atv or sxs won't. If I ever find a deal on one, ill buy it.

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"If you just picked up a drug habbit instead of a kawasaki triple at least you could get high while you waste money"
~ bradj
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