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    it's ALMOST a TW!!! my BW200 restoration

    hello all.
    i wanted to share some build pics of my BW200 restoration, and as it's not a TW - thought here would be the place...

    here she is as i got her:


    and trying to get the swingarm pivot out (common issue with the BW)


    finally got it apart (with an engineer's help) and got the frame and swingarm powdercoated:


    beautiful eccentric kit for the swingarm pivot (tensions the primary chain you see) from the incredibly helpful Bill at www.dmospecialties.com


    motor rebuilt and cleaned up and ready for paint:


    seat recovered in grippy fabric:


    motor in, swingarm on, new rear shocks on:


    rear wheel on and bodywork mocked up:


    and from the front:


    still need to put wiring harness, exhaust, etc etc etc on, and get her running - but sh'e coming along!
    it's the middle of winter here in NZ, so she will be running for spring i hope!

    ken

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    Really nice restoration. I am a fan of your camouflage. A wrap I presume?
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    Nice work Ken, it is looking real good!

    Will you be able to ride it on the street, or will it be strictly off-road?
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    Sweet bro, sweet.
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    Great job!!
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    yes - it's a wrap, but the guy that did it is a total muppet. it looks like it was done by a 4 year old with a swiss army knife.
    it's the really thick MX bike material, but terribly cut and has gaps etc.
    i dont think it will last long , so am going to research getting more made. if i can source the material, i can do better than that dog's breakfast.
    i'll see how well it stays on the tank and work on plan B in the meantime.
    i thing heat shrinking a full wrap will be the best way if that is practical.
    i love the look though, it doesn't take itself very seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TW-Brian View Post
    Nice work Ken, it is looking real good!

    Will you be able to ride it on the street, or will it be strictly off-road?
    off road only i'm afraid, so i am importing a jap model Tw200 as we speak for the road.
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    Don’t take this the wrong way – but I liked the original as much as I like the make-over – but over-all, I love your choice of bikes !

    Another nice restoration job ! …………………..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple View Post
    Don’t take this the wrong way – but I liked the original as much as I like the make-over – but over-all, I love your choice of bikes !

    Another nice restoration job ! …………………..
    the original was VERY scruffy.
    looked ok from a distance, but it was pretty sad.
    the finished bike will be fun for our family - and will help teach some adult friends to ride.
    it's going to be hoot!

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