It lives!
Close
    
    
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20
Like Tree45Likes

Thread: It lives!

  1. #1
    Senior Member GOF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    378

    It lives!

    Some of you may have been following my adventures bringing an old girl back to life. Well she is now a running bike.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    1988 Suzuki Savage
    1987 Yamaha TW200
    Hidden Content

  2. #2
    Senior Member GOF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    378
    This was a few months back.

    it lives 3.png
    jtomelliott49 likes this.
    1988 Suzuki Savage
    1987 Yamaha TW200
    Hidden Content

  3. #3
    Senior Member GOF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    378
    As you can see I still have a lot to do to make her pretty again. But it is now a running, road worthy bike again.

    Thanks to everyone who has helped me along the way!
    Donzo, Darth and jtomelliott49 like this.
    1988 Suzuki Savage
    1987 Yamaha TW200
    Hidden Content

  4. Remove Advertisements
    TW200Forum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member jtomelliott49's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Wichita, KS
    Posts
    1,868
    Awesome.....another '87 TW making its way back onto the streets/trails. Great job.
    Darth, Donzo, reddave and 1 others like this.
    Tom in Wichita

    78 Moto Guzzi SP1000
    87 Yamaha TW200
    99 Yamaha TW200
    03 Honda Shadow Spirit (girlfriend's ride)
    74 Moto Guzzi Eldorado Police model (in many pieces)

  6. #5
    Senior Member GOF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    378
    So I ran it around the neighborhood. Ran pretty good. Forgot how much this little bike likes to pull the front wheel off the ground. Even with my fat ass on the seat.

    But I parked her in the driveway for about 40 minutes and when I came back out there was a small puddle of gas under her. So I went ahead and ordered a carb kit. Should be here in a few days. With 30+ years on her I guess I can't complain about spending $20 on the carb.
    jtomelliott49 and Darth like this.
    1988 Suzuki Savage
    1987 Yamaha TW200
    Hidden Content

  7. #6
    Super Moderator littletommy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Spokane, Washington
    Posts
    17,377
    Quote Originally Posted by GOF View Post
    So I ran it around the neighborhood. Ran pretty good. Forgot how much this little bike likes to pull the front wheel off the ground. Even with my fat ass on the seat.

    But I parked her in the driveway for about 40 minutes and when I came back out there was a small puddle of gas under her. So I went ahead and ordered a carb kit. Should be here in a few days. With 30+ years on her I guess I can't complain about spending $20 on the carb.
    I used to have to continuously lay over the tank on mine or that front wheel would come right up!
    GOF, Darth, Ken and 1 others like this.
    1st John 1:9
    If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

    John 3:16
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    John 3:17
    For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

    Hidden Content <<<Click here. Hidden Content

  8. #7
    Senior Member FIRE UP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    Lake Havasu City AZ
    Posts
    185
    You guys must have versions of the TW I’ve never seen. We recently acquired an ‘07 with only 582 miles on it and, I’d have to yank pretty darn hard on the bars if I wanted the front wheel to come up. I mean, the bike runs great, like a top but, it’s no wheelie machine for sure. At least mine ain’t.
    Retired SDFD, 30 years,
    2004 Itasca Horizon 36GD CAT C-7 330HP
    2008 Honda GL1800 Goldwing Caliente red
    2007 TW 200 "Blue Noid"
    2115 Jeep JKUR Rubicon
    2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Extended Cab 4x4
    HAM, KI6OND
    Me, the wife and our killer Mini Schnauzer, "Sophie"

  9. #8
    Ken
    Ken is offline
    Senior Member Ken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    1,928
    Quote Originally Posted by FIRE UP View Post
    You guys must have versions of the TW I’ve never seen. We recently acquired an ‘07 with only 582 miles on it and, I’d have to yank pretty darn hard on the bars if I wanted the front wheel to come up. I mean, the bike runs great, like a top but, it’s no wheelie machine for sure. At least mine ain’t.
    On my 1993 wheelies can be done but you have to compress the front forks, hit the throttle and come up on the fork rebound while working the clutch and throttle.
    Darth and jtomelliott49 like this.
    1993 TW200 just shy of 46,000 miles

  10. #9
    Senior Member GOF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    378
    I'm not talking about riding a wheelie down the road. But just taking off from a stop sign a tad heavy on the throttle and the front comes up. No fuss no muss. First run out of my driveway it really startled me. I want expecting it.
    Darth and jtomelliott49 like this.
    1988 Suzuki Savage
    1987 Yamaha TW200
    Hidden Content

  11. #10
    Senior Member GOF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    378
    Getting ready to get her inspected. Took it around the neighborhood some more. Two issues. One I noticed last time I rode her. The trees aren't quite aligned. When I put the forks back on I didn't get 'em quite right. Easy enough. I'll just loosen the clamps and twist. The other is that the turn signals stopped working. Seems I'm taking two steps forward and one back every time I work on her.
    Darth and jtomelliott49 like this.
    1988 Suzuki Savage
    1987 Yamaha TW200
    Hidden Content

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Sponosred Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •