Just picked up a 2017 Tw what a blast but would like a little more reliable power it is all stock what can I do
Last edited by Apolloha; 06-11-2019 at 02:58 AM.
2017 Apollo 250
2018 Yamaha TW200
1978 Suzuki DR370
You picked the wrong rig if your looking for more power. Choices are motor swap or larger bike. Any mods will be of very little improvement.
I'd look at a DR400SM and put off road tires on it.
Power-to-weight ratio improvements to our little bikes are relatively easy & cheap to find.
Power increases per se, are relatively difficult & expensive...and are generally found only in small increments.
Gearing changes appropriate to the way & places you ride, a perfect state of tune, lightening the bike and dropping 20 lbs. at the gym add up to real improvements you can feel.
So for I've dropped 25 lb. of blubber with diet & exercise and 21 lbs. from the bike.
I'm waiting for Trail Woman's kit to switch our 1800s tech "cast iron" rear wheels & swingarms to that marvelous 1900s tech...aluminum.
That will be the biggie!
PS - The most "BANG" for the buck will require a turbo & NOS system...
Last edited by Darth; 06-11-2019 at 12:14 PM.
"Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death."
- Hunter S. Thompson
“It’s more fun to ride a slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow”.
"The less horsepower a motorcycle has, the more it can teach you.” - Ben Bostrom
And though a mountain may rise up and smack the livin' shit outta me,
and wad up my bike somethin' awful...
Still, I rise!
(With apologies to Maya Angelou)
"Give a Damn"
- C. M. Howe, Jr.
Press fit a 3/4 inch copper fitting with one street end over the exhaust. Paint it flat black. The scavenging effect will just about rip the tire from the rim. It will go so fast that you will have to stop at the nearest rest room. The weight to horsepower ratio will thank you.
Ask your dealer about the Newest Power band BR-549 and then get one of these !! Velcro your riding boots to the pegs and fly!
Go like hell, You'll get there quicker!
2005 BMWR12GS Rock Red 106k miles
2013 TW200 - 8k- miles
2018 X-MAX - 6k- miles
he said more reliable power. not more power. i have never been let down by my TW, so i'm a little confused, are you having problems?
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