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    Hey kids, mik here from Sydney Australia! Thought you might like to see a short video of the build up of my custom TW200....



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbASN...e_gdata_player



    the forum wont let me post all the build in one thread so ill be annoying and do post after post!



    hope you enjoy it!

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    I got this yamaha TW200 off my uncle for pretty cheap.







    after a bit of net searching, i found they are a popular bike to customise over seas, and theres even a shop here in sydney that builds them, and sells them for pretty big money...



    heres some of the ones i found on the net, that inspired me to start on it.












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    They look pretty tuff, and i decided to do the same thing to my bike, useing my own ideas and colour schemes..



    After i showed Dave at restoremaz the pics of the modified ones, he was very excited about the whole thing,and offered to help.. and sugested we start right away.



    so it began..project chunkey monkey!! The original print in the yamaha tw200 brochure says its a "chunkey monkey"...so the name has stuck.



    Ok, here it is just minutes before the strip down....and Dave and i all keen to get started..















    Striping the bike down...it dosnt take to long, but we took heeps of photos of every single part, and where it goes.....its important to do this, its a great help apon reassembly if you forget where something goes.









    Couple of hours later....not much left.




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    next task was to extend the swing arm. Most of the moded bikes have had this done, it makes them look better, and gives the bike a longer wheel base.

    we decided about 5 inches was enough...and went down to see Ross at mr enforcer engineering.



    he sugested choping it, then inserting steel tube of the same shape inside the swing arm for strength, then welding caps over it to bring it back up to the normal thickness.



    Cut and test fitting here...















    trial fitted to the bike here, to see how it looks....



    Already looking tuff!! :thrust:




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    After we were happy with how it was all looking, we finished striping it down, and sent the frame away to be sandblasted.



    when it came back, we ground off any brackets and mounting points we didnt need.

    we worked out which ones were to go before stripping the bike down, and marked each one with a small hacksaw blade cut.



    grinding brackets off...







    Next step was to etch primer the frame and get it ready for paint....

















    Ok frames painted here.......decided to go with a gold basecoat.....im very happy with the colour...













    Next we started on the motor.



    We had got it running before we striped the bike. it had been sitting round for a while, and the carby was all jamed up with crystalized fuel and junk...we got it to run pretty good, but the only problem we found was the clutch was rubbsih. it was slipping pretty bad..so i ordered new clutch plates from yamaha.

    we also detailed the motor as best we could.....









    Striping motor down..







    Painted up ......we kept the cooling fins in the alloy look....






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    New clutch plates..















    Puting clutch back together and fitting new drive sproket...















    We driped red paint into the "yamaha' lettering on the side of the engine....it took a bit of time, but it came out good.....









    motor looking fresh..ready to go back onto the frame.




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    Ok, motor bolted back onto the frame here....with starter motor and coil .











    The side stand, engine bracket and doubeling pegs needed to be sandblasted and repainted.














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    Next step was the battery holder/standard air box.

    i didnt want that big and bulky box and air filter unit to spoil the bike, so i trimed it all down, and just left enough of it to suport the battery.

    we replaced the standard air filter with a small one, and hid all the wireing up under the seat.



    This is how it looked before.







    triming it down, and fileing down all the edges...







    Nice and small now, and all wireing tucked away under the seat.








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    Next we sand blasted all the steering and triple clamp parts...painted them up, and fitted new steering head bearings.

    We also got a bike mechanic to rebuild the front forks, and fit new fork seals....the front gaurd is an off the shelf item for these bikes from a place in the city.



















    New steering head bearings..











    Front gaurd and forks fitted here.




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    next we got the swing arm sandblasted, smoothed out the welds, did some bog work, and painted it up, and fitted it back to the bike...




















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