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    The WTF Build

    Hello All. After lurking for almost a year a figured it was time to post about my build which I started in March. First off I would like to thank every member on this site that has helped me by contributing their knowledge on the T Dub. It has helped quite a bit and I know where to go first with any questions. First I will give a little back story on why I went T Dub. I never thought I would ever buy a motorcycle. I was heavy into the Honda Ruckus Scooter scene and my well tuned little GET (50cc) engine pushed me to the high 50s and I was happy.
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    One thing you will notice from each picture (besides stupidly not wearing the right gear which I now wear after seeing too many other riders go down) is that I'm tucking to get to that high 50 mark which I finally said "F this!" and decided to go the motorcycle route. I could have switched the reliable Honda engine to a Chinese GY6 but hey, it's a Chinese engine. Too many issues. I even waited for a Honda Grom to be available. While waiting, a friend of mine told me that I should buy a Yamaha TW200. He showed me a stock pic and then showed me pic of some more converted for street use. I wanted something unique and this was it. My interest grew and I was able to pick up a lightly used 1995 with 3000 miles on it for 1500.00
    This is the first picture I took after a little dismantling.
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    Oh you are going to raise the standards here! Nice scooter build. Let us know how your street TW evolves.
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    Thanks Fred. I don't know about raising the standards. There have been some really nice hollow mod builds on here.

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    good buy. I loved my scooters too. I had the built gy6 and it would do 70, but it was never the same. For the record it had over 10k on it when I sold it to a friend and he still uses it every day. even with the 200cc kit it was really reliable. My avatar is that scooter of course. Before you rip it apart and make it something else, which is not a bad choice, put on a helmet and hit the trails!
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    I was trying to keep this build as low in cost as possible. Keeping in mind that I just got my MC License and anticipated dropping the bike which thankfully I have not done yet. I preceded to start on the tank to achieve a raw look. I picked up some aircraft stripper and went to town.



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    Quote Originally Posted by vanillagorilla1 View Post
    good buy. I loved my scooters too. I had the built gy6 and it would do 70, but it was never the same. For the record it had over 10k on it when I sold it to a friend and he still uses it every day. even with the 200cc kit it was really reliable. My avatar is that scooter of course. Before you rip it apart and make it something else, which is not a bad choice, put on a helmet and hit the trails!
    Nice. I have a few friends that have done GY6 swaps with zero issues, but the majority have had problems. I did do a little trail riding locally before transforming it completely. It's nice to see some scooter people on here. The T Dub has already been promoted to street use only unfortunately as you will see the progress in upcoming posts.

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    Here was a pic with the raw tank.


    Next up was the carb. Even though the previous owner said they rebuilt it I wanted to make sure it was clean and not leaking. I upped the jet to a 120 main, did the needle shim mod and replaced the gasket. All info on how to was found on this site. "Easy peasy"

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    Next up was painting the frame. I was not a fan of riding Papa Smurf's bike and wanted to go satin black. My scooter previously was powder coated. I decided to go with spray paint since I was learning to ride still and did not want to ruin the powder. I know powder is better but paint was more in my budget. I sanded and sprayed the frame with VHT satin wheel paint and to this day, with a little touch up here and there, the paint has held true.
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    I then proceeded to Change the front/rear sprocket, chain, tubes, and tires. The tires had dry rot and I wanted more comfortable cruising speeds. I also replaced the crankcase cover gasket since it was pretty brittle. So I installed a 47 tooth rear sprocket, Bridgestone tubes, Shinko 428 tires and a chain.






    I also painted the forks to match the frame.
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    I wanted to make the center "Hollow." After a series of failed attempts and the fact that I wanted to ride this thing I made some modifications to the factory box to utilize it for the battery and wiring only. It looks like crap but does the job and is mostly hidden by the seat and my legs. I then added a K&N air filter and crankcase breather. Changed the oil, oil filter, spark plug and rode her for a while. She is running and sounds sweet. I plan on measuring up and having someone fab up a box for me soon.


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