Nice....some mods that are definitely needed
I notice this is your first post, have you lurked at all here or at the old site?...If not, there are a few things that need to be addressed.
Most importantly, the fact that there is a recall on the TW rear shock. A worldwide recall....everywhere but the United States that is, even though they pawned the offending shock off on us by the thousands. They don't feel the need to give us brand new shocks like every other country gets. Now I see by the pics on your site, that you have rebuilt one of the offending shocks. I can tell because of the way the bottom perch is attached to the shock body, The later units had a much beefier attachment weld. I just want to let you know that I have about four of these offending shocks, and one of them is definitely damaged at the perch junction.
So, If you do continue to rebuild these pre 2001 MY shocks, It would be important to beef this area up...Of course, doing so will ruin the factory finish and do other damage to the offending shock absorbers...hence the recall.
secondly, a lot of us want a longer shock...so we've resorted to installing Banshee shocks upside down, they are under-sprung and mushy though.
Thirdly your rebuilt TW shock has no rebound adjuster (not that big a deal if one revalves very close to spot on)
Fourth there are no good aftermarket options for replacement shocks, save for ordering an aftermarket shock from the euro TW guys, or buying one from Works performance
Fifth, the forks suck, and there is little option for changing them out to more modern units due to the TW's unorthodox front end....It would be nice if you could develop emulators for the forks...
YAMAHA MOTOR COMPANY have said it will recall 53,814 motorcycles to replace a defect in rear-wheel shock absorbers on the company's TW200E.
The TW200E's in the recall were manufactured between 1987 and 2001 and all sold in Japan, the motorcycle firm said in a statement. The recall followed six reports of problems with the joint part due to a lack of tenacity, the company statement said. The problem could result in a seizure of the part, resulting a loss of stability. One rider was slightly injured when a TW200E motorcycle with the defect scraped a guardrail, a Yamaha spokesman said.