The better, easier, and more cost effective solution might be to just buy a VanVan.
2013 Yamaha TW200
1996 Yamaha TW200
1995 Kawasaki KLR650
2002 Yamaha RoadStar 1600 with sidecar
I have done only 1 carb overhaul at 40,000 miles on my TW using ethanol contaminated gas. I Kreem tank lined my tank. The Kreem kit I bought had enough for 2 bikes so I just did the TW with the extra after I did my other bike. I put Marvel Mystery Oil in, about 1/2 ounce each tank. It worked for me. At minimum I ride it weekly. Fuel injection would mainly be superior for those doing major elevation changes during their rides.
I agree with not trusting dealers which why I don't understand how FI frees you of dealing with them. Maybe you deal with them less often then with carbs if you don't do your own repairs. Otherwise is this something you could repair yourself? I've been led to believe only authorized dealers can do anything with them.
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with the vanvan FI you are never going to need any dealer computer tuning or any of your own computer tuning there is probably nothing programmable simple replacing a control module in a worst case scenario like a fire I doubt the control module would ever fail under normal riding
TrailWoman never said anything about FI freeing you from dealers it's just for every person here saying they have never had carb issues I know of a thousand TW owners who have hell I buy carb parts by the dozen and reorder often lol
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One thing I haven't found on the vanvan is any kind of crank sensor I don't see it in any crank or crankcase diagrams nor in wiring harness or electrical parts diagrams. this is kind of an unusual setup perhaps it can use the magneto trigger as the position sensor ???
This is a common misconception. But in reality it’s a non issue. Speaking as a professional licensed mechanic for the past 18years. Most fuel injection systems are FAR FAR less problematic than carbs. Think about it there just simply less parts to go wrong. As for needing a scan tool with a simple TBI injection system you really don’t. There’s nothing there to worry about. You have a fuel pump an injector and a control unit/ecm and a couple sensors. It’s about as basic you can get and all but the computer can be tested with a bloody $10 multimeter that takes just as much training to use as cleaning a carb (which I have had to do on my TW and Ozark. 250).
That being said when was the last time you had to bring your car in for a fuel injection issue. I’d reason to bet that be a very very rare occasion because generally very little fails with fuel injection.
And fuel injection is NOT a new concept. It’s been around in gas engines since the 1930s (bmw famously had it on thvery reliable messersmit BF109 wwII fighter).
Simply put fuel injection is superior to carbs in EVERY single way.
Now as a tech I’m fine running either as I can deal with either. BUT that being said I have NEVER had to touch any or my injected machines. And two of the three carbed machines have had the carbs pulled to be cleaned so there is that.
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