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    I found a post describing a mod (kit) of the front triple tree to give the TW a fat tire in the front just like the back. (click) https://tw200forum.com/forums/94385/ShowPost.aspx its a very expensive mod - i think around $1700 -so i guess there isnt much interest- but dam! has anyone at all installed this as an off-road mod and have photos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keystonestate View Post
    I found a post describing a mod (kit) of the front triple tree to give the TW a fat tire in the front just like the back. (click) http://tw200forum.co...5/ShowPost.aspx its a very expensive mod - i think around $1700 -so i guess there isnt much interest- but dam! has anyone at all installed this as an off-road mod and have photos?


    You mean like this?




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    Sounds like a good opportunity to put a BW200 triple tree to use...



    Might need some custom wheel spacers, and a brake drum stay adapter, but for $1700 it would be worth the hastle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWrider View Post
    You mean like this?







    Shock and Awe this is what the 25th anniversary TW should look like- and it does in my dreams. thanks for the photo - i want to be alone now.

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    That's Kyosuke's Bike ,one of our Japanese members, It is also a six speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWrider View Post
    That's Kyosuke's Bike ,one of our Japanese members, It is also a six speed




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    $1,700 would buy a really nice BW200 or a fair BW350. The entire front end (triple clamp, forks, axle, brakes, cable, lever, fender) would cost a fraction of that. Then, you would have a very simple bolt-on project that would run a 25x8x12 tire. The only fly in the ointment is the drum brake, unless yours is vintage enough to have one already.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. BigWheel View Post
    $1,700 would buy a really nice BW200 or a fair BW350.



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    sure, it get's you 25 year old Yamaha technology, but why aim low? http://www.bikes4car...teDuneBike.html



    Kyosuke san's bike may be one of the nicest dirt oriented builds, but I see room for further refinement...this is probably the baddest TW or at least most expensive


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    I will defer to BIG WHEEL, but I have heard that a "big" front wheel can create as many problems as it solves. Now our Friends in Japan I suspect have very little 'off-road' to enjoy, so some of what we see is not used in the way we think. I have heard that the really fat front wheels may look like 'serious off-road' equipment, but in fact, they can be a hand-full to deal with in many situations. I have been told that big wheels can grab ruts and be very 'hard' to pull out of.



    It is a matter of what you are looking for. An off the lot HumVee looks pretty gnarly, but suspect no serious off-roader would have any desire to take one 'cross-country'. Just my opinion. Gerry
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgizmow View Post
    I will defer to BIG WHEEL, but I have heard that a "big" front wheel can create as many problems as it solves. Now our Friends in Japan I suspect have very little 'off-road' to enjoy, so some of what we see is not used in the way we think. I have heard that the really fat front wheels may look like 'serious off-road' equipment, but in fact, they can be a hand-full to deal with in many situations. I have been told that big wheels can grab ruts and be very 'hard' to pull out of.



    It is a matter of what you are looking for. An off the lot HumVee looks pretty gnarly, but suspect no serious off-roader would have any desire to take one 'cross-country'. Just my opinion. Gerry


    This guy says as long as you don't plan on mx'ing it, then it makes a fine woods bike:

    So, I tried it out in the dirt for the first time this past weekend and was very impressed! I was afraid I had created a dune only bike when I did this conversion, but it proved to ride just fine in the dirt too! I found a set of used stock Rhino tires and threw them on. I need to find a softer compound tire as these were so stiff I had to run them down to 5psi to get any traction out of them. The thing climbed hills like a billy goat! big rocks and root wads were no problem. Luckily these tires (25" tall) are taller than quad tires so I didn't fall too far into ruts and holes. I'll probably put a 26" or 27" on the front though just to make it even better. I also want to find a tread pattern that more closely resembles a dirt bike tire. The bike is definately heavier, I wouldn't ever try running a MX moto on it or anything. But, I did not ruin it for bombing through the woods!!

    http://www.3wheelerworld.com/showthr...450R-%29/page7












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