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    New TW200 owner checking in

    Hey! Finally found one to buy today.
    I've been riding 2 wheelers since 1970 but have been without for the last 3 years. Been thinking about getting an "Enduro" again, been bummed ever since I sold my Suzuki 185 Sierra maybe 10 years ago.
    That was a great bike and I still don't know why I let it go! Anyway I've been searching and came across this weird little TW200 that Yamaha makes. I'm a sucker for odd ball stuff and as soon as I read about these I knew
    I had to get one. Ended up getting a 2002 in need of a little love. Mechanically it seems to be in great shape but it'd been dropped a few times and doesn't look new. Which is OK with me since I don't need to worry about it getting it's
    first scratch!
    Actually what it needs right now is a gas cap seal. Are these available or do I need to buy a complete cap? If so I'll just make one myself...
    Also the rear turn signals are pretty messed up and some pf the plastics are beat up. Tires soon too.
    But for now I think other than the gas cap seal, I'll do an oil and filter change, clean the air filter and adjust the valves. It has 3600 miles on it and runs great so I think it has a lot of life in it.
    Looking forward to some combo street and dirt riding up to the shooting range when I get a storage box mounted behind the seat.

    Anyway, here are a couple pictures...

    Greg from Riverside Ca...



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    Welcome to the forum! I'm Greg from Glenville, NY~!
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    Same year as mine but your seat looks different.

    Welcome. There's a couple of threads around here that have links to the parts fishe thingy's. I used servicehonda.com yes they sell Yamaha stuff. Doesn't look like just the gasket thingy is available. New gas cap is $85. Ouch!

    Good luck.

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    Hello and welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devils Advocate View Post
    Same year as mine but your seat looks different.

    Welcome. There's a couple of threads around here that have links to the parts fishe thingy's. I used servicehonda.com yes they sell Yamaha stuff. Doesn't look like just the gasket thingy is available. New gas cap is $85. Ouch!

    Good luck.
    Yea, I'll be making a gasket long before I spend $85 on a gas cap!

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    Thanks for the welcomes. Looking forward to putting a few miles on it for sure.

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    Welcome. I'm also new to this forum. Seems like good folks. Tons of info for sure.

    "and there it is..."

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    You need some rear turn signals. Ha!

    Got your PM today. Send me your address and I'll ship them out your way. I'll see if I have an original TW200 gas cap gasket as well.

    Oh, and Welcome!!
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    Congrats and welcome,
    Read up on racks before you but a box on there. The rear "cargo rack" needs a little help to carry any actual weight.
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