My 1989 with the usual mods and panniers.
Close
    
    
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Member ktrout01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Cheyenne, WY
    Posts
    81
    I picked up my 1989 TW about a year ago with a little over 500 original miles on it. I use it for almost daily commuting and it's got just under 7000 miles on it now. I've done a bunch of the usual mods: Jimbo Shield (great item !), riccochet plate, 14t/45t sprockets for better highway speed and MPG, roller chain, cyclerack (awesome), and a set of luggage cobbled together using 3 surplus SBC (Pelican clone) cases and some metal that was laying around the shop.



    I'm working on a set of tank panniers using two mil-surplus waist packs. I also want to add a GPS for next Spring and a tool tube under the cyclerack. Let me know what you guys think.





    Bone stock when I got it a year ago:







    Now:



























    I'm just using bungies for the cases right now but I'm working on a rachet strap system to keep them a little tighter. I'm also working on bending up a piece of metal to connect the pannier brackets together at the back and tie in behind the plate and rear light. I've got about 1000 miles on the pannier setup and like everything else, it's a work in progress that i use everyday. The cases were on eBay as surplus night vision goggle cases at $25 each and have a ful gasket and pressure relief valve. It's kinda ironic because I had the very same NVG goggles and case on my patrol boat in the Persian Gulf. I also replaced the stock knobbies when they wore out with Bridgestone 203/204s. I really like the new tires. There's a lot less tire whine and they handle a whole lot better. Most of my riding is the daily commute mixed in with some dirt.gravel roads. They work well for my kind of riding.
    overheat likes this.
    In search of another TW200

    2003 BMW F650GS
    2005 BMW R1200GS
    1973 Kawasaki S-1
    1998 H-D Super Glide (garage queen)


    Any commander who fails to exceed his authority is not of much use to his subordinates.



    Arleigh Burke

  2. #2
    Senior Member bikerjosh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Walnut Creek, CA
    Posts
    1,066
    Nice set up, but you forgot to mention your added fuel carrying abilities.

    Josh
    Not all men are capable of greatness, but all possess toughness.
    2001 TW a mod or two maybeHidden Content

  3. #3
    Senior Member PJungnitsch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    1996 TW200 Edmonton, AB
    Posts
    590
    Those cases really fit the bike nicely!

  4. Remove Advertisements
    TW200Forum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member sinophilia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Verona, Italy
    Posts
    522
    The luggage set is just beautiful! And what is this tank? It fits perfectly!
    Red Max - 1996 TW200 - 14/45, 320mm toothed brake disc, X-Racing titanium exhaust, Ricochet skid plate, Mule hitch pins, large pegs, VeeRubber VRM274&275 tires

  6. #5
    Senior Member srs713's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Smyrna, GA, USA
    Posts
    1,417
    Quote Originally Posted by sinophilia View Post
    The luggage set is just beautiful! And what is this tank? It fits perfectly!


    I believe that is the new Clark TW200 tank.



    2.7 gallon direct bolt-on the forum members petitioned Clark to design & manufacture.
    Stephen S.

    '07 TW200:

    15/50 sprockets, O-ring chain, D2Moto foot pegs

    tweaked carb (127.5 jet, 0.019 needle shim, idle screw @2.25),

    Rubbermaid "Action Packer" on homemade brackets

  7. #6
    Member ktrout01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Cheyenne, WY
    Posts
    81
    Yup, the tank is the new Clark tank and it keeps me from filling up every other day. I like it a lot. I still need to get a tool tube installed and I want to add a set of highway pegs off the front of the skid plate. After about an hour in the saddle my left knee starts to bother me and stretching it out would be very helpful. Though youthful injuries sure come back to haunt us later in life.
    In search of another TW200

    2003 BMW F650GS
    2005 BMW R1200GS
    1973 Kawasaki S-1
    1998 H-D Super Glide (garage queen)


    Any commander who fails to exceed his authority is not of much use to his subordinates.



    Arleigh Burke

  8. #7
    Senior Member Wheelie Nelson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    204
    lol...what were they thinking with that baby blue????

  9. #8
    Member ktrout01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Cheyenne, WY
    Posts
    81
    I don't know who came up with the baby blue but I'm thinking about doing a color change over the winter. Some of Yamaha's color schemes over the years have been pretty odd.
    In search of another TW200

    2003 BMW F650GS
    2005 BMW R1200GS
    1973 Kawasaki S-1
    1998 H-D Super Glide (garage queen)


    Any commander who fails to exceed his authority is not of much use to his subordinates.



    Arleigh Burke

Sponosred Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Anyone using cycleracks panniers?
    By moresnow in forum Performance and Customization
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 08-04-2014, 08:20 PM
  2. WTB Cycleracks panniers
    By moresnow in forum TW200 Classifieds
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-19-2013, 03:17 PM
  3. Panniers and Wind Resistance
    By retmotor in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-26-2012, 04:23 PM
  4. Panniers on a budget
    By rmoore2112 in forum Performance and Customization
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 02-21-2012, 10:19 PM
  5. Where to Buy 132.5 Main Jet - Usual Places Seem to Be OOS
    By sfsccoter in forum Technical Help
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 09-05-2011, 06:57 PM

Search tags for this page

1989 yamaha tw200
,
surplus tank pannier
,
tw 200 panniers
,
tw panniers
,
tw200 clone
,

tw200 mods panniers

,

tw200 panniers

,

yamaha tw200 clone

,
yamaha tw200 mods
,
yamaha tw200 panniers
Click on a term to search for related topics.