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Author Topic: Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey  (Read 16781 times)

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Re: Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey
« Reply #60 on: Jul 26, 2018, 16:47:25 »
The beads on the Van Van tires were insanely hard to get off, even with the two piece wheels. I had to bring them to a tire shop and even they had a tough time getting 'em off.

The ATV tires I'm running are beastly though. Apparently you can run a TW rear tire on the stock Van Van front wheel, too.

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Re: Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey
« Reply #61 on: Jul 26, 2018, 16:50:34 »
so you're making it a fat cat, nice.
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Re: Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey
« Reply #62 on: Jul 26, 2018, 16:52:36 »
so you're making it a fat cat, nice.
Well, probably technically closer to a bw200 since its a Yamaha lol

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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
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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 #63 on: Jul 26, 2018, 19:31:28 »
Yes mr pickey lol
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Re: Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey
« Reply #64 on: Jul 27, 2018, 19:55:08 »
Motor came in seemingly un-harmed from Texas today. This one "supposedly" ran with 1800 miles on the ticker. Seller thinks it needs a stator as it would run until it got hot and then quit, but run again after it cooled off. To me it sounds like it could be an ignition coil too. Either way, everything looks in order, including red rtv on a case cover gasket. Ill likely just mount it up without digging to far into it. If a problem presents itself ill fix it, but less a valve adjust and oil change, I'll likely leave it alone until I am given a reason otherwise.

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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
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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 #65 on: Jul 28, 2018, 23:50:02 »
 Got the engine stuck back in for some more mockup work, and have to sort the wiring.

 I decided that since I still want this to be a capable off-road machine, the stock airbox is probably the best way to go since it brings the water chug level up higher over the pod filter option, and it acts as an inner fender as well. I have some fab work to do though, as I build a new subframe and the mounts went bye bye with the old one, and my new rear mud flap mount is in the way, so I'll have to sort something different there as well. The stock box is ugly, so some vintage style side covers will be made to cover it.

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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 #66 on: Jul 28, 2018, 23:57:39 »
Also, I decided to order this tire instead of the ones posted earlier. It doesn't look as "cool" as the mud tires, but I'm liking the rounded profile and knobbies on the sidewall. May help keep it from washing on a corner better. Either way, an atv tire will be a trade off performance wise on a bike, but while it may not corner on an mx track as well as the stocker (as if I'm worried about that on a 17 h.p. dual sport) it should help it tractor through mud, snow and single track better. 

Still undecided on what tire ill run out front, and it may possibly stay in stock form out front until after I get this thing moving under its own power.

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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 #67 on: Jul 30, 2018, 22:07:52 »
Iron Pony had these on close out for $40. It's kind of a hard compound MX Tire but it will get me by until I figure out what I'm doing with the Fat Tire front end conversion. Should be plenty meaty. Going to drop it off at the tire place tomorrow to have the stock tire pulled so that I can bring the wheel back home to true it up and drill it for a rim lock, then back to the shop to have it mounted. On a stock tw200 with the "hugger" type front fender it wouldn't fit, but I'm making a bracket to do a high fender mount so it shouldn't be an issue.

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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 #68 on: Aug 01, 2018, 22:28:08 »
Started working on the rear wheel mod. Cut the center out of the trailer wheel, ill post up more detailed pictures of what im doing with that later on.

Couldn't help but to mount up the tire up. It spooned on easy enough, but took a little boom juice to seat it. Its a little less than 2" taller than the stock. May play around with a beadlock too, depending on whether or not it tries to spin the rim at low psi.

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« Last Edit: Aug 01, 2018, 22:32:37 by Hurco550 »
"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 #69 on: Aug 04, 2018, 00:21:15 »
Got a little time to tinker around in the shop today. I trued up the front wheel. I think there were only about 5 spokes that weren't lose. None of the nipples were seized up at least. Also drilled for a rim lock. Getting the tire mounted up tomorrow.

Also, went ahead and put in New tapered neck bearings, as the balls in the bottom were completely missing. Threw on a set of atv bend high bars that I grabbed for $5 at mid Ohio. They were destined for my dr650, but they will do the trick on the tw for now. A bird in the hand and what not.

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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