Sorry for the long delay with this build. I ran into a few problems and not mention life stuff that kept me from completing what I hope to be a fun, giggle factor machine. I started it up tonight and it sounds real good, fast rev and a little more vibration due to the increased stroke. I will include the details this week about the outcome good or bad. I ran out of time to put the chain back on and ride it around the neighborhood. It shifted through all 6 yes 6 gears and back into neutral, this is good!
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.
6 gears? 250?
wow - what did u start off with? 200 or 225?
can it be done again??!
2001 TW200 - supertrapp stubby exhaust
1996 CRM 250 - 2 smoker - FMF exhaust
1998 Honda CB600 Hornet - ( a.k.a Honda 599 ) - micron , ohlins rear - CB600F3 front forks..
The TWactor comes to life. Cool!
Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?
That's just wicked, makes me wish I had even the slightest clue about how to do things like this so I don't have to rely on them to do it.
It's time they follow suit. Throw in 6 gears so the TW is much more comfortable at 55-65 with the extra power of a 250 and some architectual mods to make the thing run a little cooler, and we will have the perfect bike. Not too big like a 650 and not too small for real highway use like the 200 is. I know I know it will do it now, but it's no fun riding something that's so dang wound up even at 55. My stock Nighthawk 250 runs 60 mph at only 6000 in 5th (top) which is nice and smooth for a 250, actually it's only a 233cc. I know a TW250's 6th gear could easily do the same or better!
2007 CB919 - 70k Miles and still runs like new!
* 2001 TW200 (Sold after 15k miles of fun)
KJ, just KJ, ok.
2004 GMC Sierra 1500, 1999 Toyota 4Runner
Past rides: 2015 Yamaha XT 250, 1997 Suzuki DR 200, 2007 Honda Ruckus, 2007 Yamaha TW 200, 2007 Kawasaki Ninja 500, 2009 Kawasaki KLX331S; 1994 GMC Sierra 1500, 1987 Nissan Pathfinder, 1992 Acura Integra, 1986 Honda CRX, 1989 Jeep Cherokee, 1994 Chevrolet Astro Van, 1979 Volkswagen Rabbit, 1984 Jeep Cherokee
Congrats on the progress!
Can't wait to see some pics and specs, and of course your riding opinion.
I started out with the Tw 200 and yes it can be done again. I tried to use all the TW parts I could so it could be done by others on the site. I took my first ride and there is a lot more torque a smile factor for sure like the bike is 150# lighter. It is running a little lean and stumbles at 3/4 throttle right now. I need to jet it before I test it again.
As for the 6 speed...1st and 6th feel about the same as 1st and 5th on the TW. Having 2,3,4,5 in lieu of 2,3,4 definitey keeps the bike in the power band, at least for now that is what is felt. Kind of a odd felling down shifting 6 gears on a TW when you are used to 5 for so many years. That is a pic of the 6 speed ready to go into the TW. More testing to come.
Holy smokes, now that is super cool. BTW I started my own build thread, and it's been super hard to keep momentum going on the build, life stuff (my job) really jams things up. Haha! SO I can relate.
So is it a stroked 200? Do you mind giving the basic details here on this thread?
Really cool work man!
"I've often said there's nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a motorcycle"