1987 through 2000
Which years have kick and electric start please.
And they have front drum brakes... OMM.
thanks fellas....now, is it worth the trade-off to have the extra starting power, but inferior stopping power...decisions decisions
The difference in braking is tiny, the disc isn't much of an improvement. I've owned both and I prefer the drum, no seals, O rings, hoses or master cylinders to leak and go bad.
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Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool!
If you find an old enough drum brake one it'll have drains that make changing fork oil EASY. I think it was around '95 they lost the drains, but the casting boss is there. I had the lowers on my '99 drilled and tapped for drains when I built Lzrdbrth franken forks. There is no boss on the '04 disc brake lowers.
I've about decided to convert my '04 to drum with drains.
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'99 TW,Ricochet skid plate, Seat Concepts, Jimbo shield, 2" extended swingarm w/Maxxis Bighorn, 5.10 Kenda K270, Stealth exhuast, YZ80 hybrid front forks w/HyperPro proressive springs, ProCycle high mount front fender, ProCycle wide foot pegs, TT-R stainless head pipe, Lizrdbrth cooler, D-Flex hand guards, XT350 gas tank.
2002 Honda Spirit Shadow VT750
'78 Honda XL100
thanks fellers...sounds like 87-00 is the way to go....any other differences in the years I might look for?
best from UB, MN
How much of a liability are the genuine Japanese bikes over there? Always wondered what the parts situation might be.
I think Spudrider has freely exchanged a number of Zongshen engine parts with Yamaha parts so I'm assuming the reverse would be true. I know some of the indigenous knockoffs run fat 15" rear tires but what's the sitch on 14's?
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.
Powdercoated '87 frame, extended swingarm, YZ fork legs, ATV tire, 14/55, XT350 tank, spliced quick-release seat, disc brake conversion, beeg headlight, beeger rack, Lizrdcooler, Lizrdventz and bunch of other stuff all covered in invisible ink.
Don't get the first model year. My 87 has a totally unique electrical system. Stick with the 88-00
Cycleracks Rear Rack, Tinman Tim's Side Racks [THANKS!], Action Packer Rear Trunk, Texsport waterproof luggage, 20w LED Spot Beam headlight, LED Bulbs for Rear Brake Light and Dash/Speedo, 12v marine auxiliary port, Coleman Seat Pad, Alloy Boltz kit.
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thanks for the heads up MCC
LZRD - I have just only begun to check out bringing a Jap TW over to Mongolia....so far it hasn't been too easy to get clear info, but I'm on it....only been here 6 weeks, and sometimes I gotta work :-(