Has anyone ever put a different engine in a TW? BW350, Yamaha Warrior 350, DRZ400, Were some of my ideas. Is this possible?
So you're saying the primary shaft is shorter on most engines? can it be extended? I want a "Trail Warrior" 350!
Get after it and share the results with lots of pics! Something with a small v-twin would be great.
heck yeah... I'd love to put a rebel 250 engine on the TW (it's actually 233 not 250) it's so much smoother and cooler sounding and lasts a lot longer, I've heard of it going over 100k whereas people say the TW only lasts 30-40k before you gotta rebuild.
Wish I knew how to do all the crazy cool swap stuff some people do.
2007 CB919 - 70k Miles and still runs like new!
* 2001 TW200 (Sold after 15k miles of fun)
I can't remember anyone actually swapping an engine except the rare bird who owns a machine shop. The German member can set you up with a bigger piston and maybe a larger bore. Other than that, we are pretty much stuck with rejetting the carb, opening up the airbox, and sticking on an aftermarket muffler. The co-owner of my dealership showed me a picture of a prototype TW350 he tested a number of years ago. He said it was the perfect size engine for it. Never did make it to production. I am pretty sure we get the leftovers in the States anymore due to our nanny state govt. In Japan they have had the TW225 for a number of years but not a peep about them ever coming here. The same thing with the Land Rover Defender. the few that are here from the mid nineties fetch 40 to 60 grand. The cops use Defenders in England- I took a photo of a brand new silver one when I was on a visit. Land Rover says screw setting them up for the US- too many rules and regs. So the moral of the story is buy a bigger bike if you want a bigger engine, or move to Japan.