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    I've had my TW and have enjoyed this site for awhile now. I appreciate all who've contributed to this and the old site, I've learned a lot and enjoyed your reports. Until now I haven't really had much to contribute. Recently I had to chase down and repair a couple of leaks. I'm working on a guide for base gasket replacement that I hope to post up soon. I have a TW200 built in late 1994, but registered as a 1995. It has the Smurftastic paint job that I kind of like I haven't had the time or money to do much in the way of improvements. However, when I bought the bike it had street tires, and since I love the dirt I bought and mounted a D606 on the front and a Ceros on the back. I also replaced the sprockets and put on an O ring chain. I recently picked up an XT350 gas tank, and look forward to getting that put on. It still needs grips, handguards, and a rack. I'm going to try for Gerry's rack. I hope to share some of my experience and reports to pay you all back for the enjoyment I've had over the past months. Keep the rubber side down!
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    Well, Welcome! Glad that you have made the decision to add your knowledge/experiance to the pool. Beautiful scenery in your avatar!



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    Senior Member B-dub's Avatar
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    Thanks. I live about 20 miles west of Zion National Park. There is a lot of beautiful country around here to enjoy and share. I hope to share some ride reports before the riding season is over for this year and look forward to seeing some from your neck of the woods.
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    More info on the Ceros tire, please?




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    Senior Member B-dub's Avatar
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    I have less than 700 miles on my Ceros, but so far everything has been positive. I was a little concerned how it would be cranked over in a turn, but it's been rock solid. It's not very noisy, unlike the D606 that I mounted up front. The Ceros is taller than the stock tire, so you can definitely feel a change in gearing. It is an ATV tire, which isn't a problem for me since my goal is to stay off the pavement as much as possible. When the Ceros is mounted on a TW rim it has a nice rounded profile. The tread is less aggressive than the Bighorn or Duro, but it suits my needs just fine. More info on this old thread here
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    Lets see a few pics of your bike. Im in the process of mounting a bighorn or terracross on mine. How much psi did it take to pop your bead?
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    On Page 2 of the thread I referenced above there are some good pictures of the Ceros mounted up. My bike even looks like TeeWee's. My Ceros fits in the swingarm fine, I didn't even have to modify the chain guard. It is close, though and I don't have a lot of travel for chain adjustment now. That hasn't been a problem with my O ring chain. I hope to stretch my swingarm this winter. On Page 3 TeeWee shows how he had to bevel the outside edge of the bead a little. I did the same. If I remember right it took about 75 to 80 pounds to pop, and it didn't do it immediately. I tried to use the least pressure possible to seat the bead, so it took me a little while. It sounds like you've read some of the threads on vuldub's sticky, but I would just emphasize the need to be careful when seating the bead. I laid mine on the ground under the back of my 3/4 ton Ford, used a clip on air-chuck on the valve stem, and controlled the pressure with the regulator. That way I didn't have to be near the tire. Mine turned out to be no big deal, but I've read accounts where the tire blew up, etc. Good luck.
    My handle is B-dub, I ride a T-dub, and drive a V-dub.

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