This was a few months back.
it lives 3.png
Some of you may have been following my adventures bringing an old girl back to life. Well she is now a running bike.
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!
Awesome.....another '87 TW making its way back onto the streets/trails. Great job.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Me, the wife and our killer Mini Schnauzer, "Sophie"
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.
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.