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    Bike is looking sick.

    Thanks for posting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by R-T-G View Post

    Bike is looking sick.

    Thanks for posting!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock View Post
    1. First change I did was cut the back license plate holder off--Knife from the kitchen and a file

    2. I added ATV bars ($19) Shop in Oceanside, CA

    3. Jimbo Shield--Jimbo

    4. Rhino lined skid plate--Jimbo

    5. 15 tooth front sprocket--(Internet)

    6. Old school Acerbis disc brake cover--(Craigslist)

    7. Fabricated fender bracket for a UFO Supermoto fender (Internet)

    8. Oversized pegs--$19 (Ebay)9. Blaster Shock--(Craigslist)

    9. Shinko front tire (don’t remember)

    10. New gold chain and black rear sprocket--(Internet don't remember where)

    11. Power Core Pipe--Fellow Tubber form member

    12. Pelican Case--(Craigslist)

    13. Storage tubes (to hold 2- 1 liter fuel cans)

    14. Cyclerack $100 (Craigslist)

    15. Fabricated longer kickstand--Fellow Tdubber

    16. Hybrid forks (mid 90’s YZ 80 front fork tubes)--(Craigslist)

    17. Lizard Break Oil Cooler--The man himself

    18. Sunline folding shifter--clearance table at local shop

    19. Acerbis Hand Guards--(Craigslist)

    What's left on my wish list:

    1-being priority

    2-being a nice addition

    a. XT tank (1)

    b. Skid Plate (1)

    c. Progressive springs {for the front (2)}

    d. Stiffer rear spring for the Blaster shock (2)

    (does anyone have any suggestions on making it a bit stiffer?)

    Is it just me or did you already upgrade the rear suspension? It looks higher than the all of the other t-dubs I've seen including mine.
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    (1) Tool tube x 2 - Used for carrying extra fuel bottles, water or even tools.

    Available from Agri Supply at Manual Canister, Tool Tube, Document Holder, Manual Tube

    (2) Short stalk turn signals. Keeps the signals tucked in and protected from damage when I dump the bike.

    Available from Cycle Gear at

    (3) 45 Degree female/female copper elbow, simply pressed onto the stock exhaust tip. Helps to divert the exhaust sound so it doesn't seem to be inside my helmet. (Also adds about 5 horsepower)

    Available at Home Depot or any other hardware store.

    (4) Rear brake arm from a TTR225. This brake arm is about 1.25" longer than the stock brake arm. Improves the mechanical advantage so you can lock up the rear wheel with less force on the brake lever.

    I got mine on ebay.

    (5) Duro Power Grip ATV tire - size 26 x 8 x 14. Looks cool, attracts a lot of attention and so far, has been unstoppable.

    Available on line at various sources. I got mine at Dennis Kirk.

    (6) Kickstarter. Every TW should have one of these.

    I got mine from a 1992 donor engine with a blown top end.

    (7) Larger footpegs. Much nicer than the skinny stock ones.

    I got mine on ebay.

    (8) A real skid plate. The stock one is made from old dog food cans and is a joke.

    I got mine from Ricochet Off-Road. (There used to be a 10% discount code somewhere on this forum that worked for me)

    (9) Lizrdbrth oil cooler adapter. Read all about it here: Don't look at this

    Only one place to get these, from the great and wonderful wizard of all things TW - Lizrdbrth!

    (10) Pit bike oil cooler. I got mine before Lizrdbrth had his oil cooler available and have just been too cheap and lazy to upgrade to his. These are available in all kinds of cool colors, but I would suggest getting the clear anodizing like I did. I ended doing a lot of cutting and grinding on mine, so all that pretty anodizing would just get boogered up and look like crap.

    I got mine on ebay for about $20.00.

    (11) Shinko SR244 - Golden Boy - size 5.10-18. Anything that fits up front will be a huge improvement over the stock "Death Wing".

    Available on line at various sources. I think I got mine at Rocky Mountain ATV.

    (12) 3/4" Spacers. These provide extra clearance between the tire and fender to prevent mud and rocks from jamming up the front wheel. Don't go any longer or you run the risk of bottoming out the lower triple clamp on the fender mount/brace.

    Available at Home Depot or any other hardware store.

    (13) Tiedowns courtesy of fellow forum member Jungleplant. Read about them here: Tiedowns from Jungleplant

    Available from: Welcome to ManRacks (Note: I believe that ProCycle now also offers something similar)

    (14) Handguards. These were just some that I had laying around that originally came off of a KTM. Nothing special but they have probably saved me a few broken levers.

    (15) ProTaper SE ATV Hi handlebars. Much better than the Bend-o-Matic stock bars. Lots of info available here on the forum regarding the installation of these bars.

    I got mine at Cycle gear because it was convenient.

    (16) Cyclerack. Great product from a great company with great service! They wouldn't even accept payment until I received the rack and was satisfied with it.

    Available at

    (17) Pelican case, model 1450. Read about how I mounted the tool tubes to this case and how I mounted this case before I got my Cyclerack: The Famous Storage Tube

    I got mine from my son, courtesy of google.

    (18) LED replacement bulbs for turn signal, high beam and neutral indicators lights.

    Available at

    (19) IMS YZ shifter lever. This turned out to be only about 1/2" longer than stock and has a folding tip, so it is a small improvement.

    Can't remember where I got this from.

    (20) DID O-ring chain.

    I got this on ebay.

    (21) Dual sprocket setup with 47 and 55 tooth sprockets. Read about dual sprockets here: The Dual Sprocket thread

    (22) Quick release hitch pin seat mounts. Read about them here: Mule Nuts?
    Last edited by TW-Brian; 08-05-2017 at 04:03 PM. Reason: Reloaded pics after Photobucket fiasco
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    Great looking bike, thanks for the link to the short stalk signals, I've been looking for a set like that.
    Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool!

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    I like that exhaust turndown. Any idea what size elbow that is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    I like that exhaust turndown. Any idea what size elbow that is?
    I am always baffled by the way they size plumbing fittings, but the OD of the stock exhaust tip is about 7/8", so the ID of the elbow should be about the same.

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    I used a 3/4" copper 45 on mine, it's a tight slip fit.
    Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool!

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    Ok, here's my attempt at an adventure ready TW

    2001 TW 200

    1. Lizardbrth cooler

    2. Ttr225 stainless header pipe

    3. Ricochet ttr225 skid plate

    4. Stock peg to rear brake extension

    5. xt225 rear brake arm-more leverage/ability to stretch swing arm and not use a different rod.

    6. Ttr225 biggun pipe with bracket cut and welded to fit tw

    7. Vapor speedo/tach/engine temp in place of standard speedo/odom/MSR atv bars & Hardwired garmin CX60 power sup

    8. Bored out TW triples with RT180 forks legs 1.5” more travel w/rt180 brake

    9. DIY elevated front fender bracket, Acerbis super moto fender, and brace

    10. Emgo hand guards

    11. xt225 Clark 4.2 gallon tank

    12& 13 Rear cycle rack, DIY plate and Kolpin 1.25 gal aux fuel can

    14. 55 tooth sprocket & 138 link chain

    15. Bighorn rear tire

    16. 3” extended swing arm

    17. xt225 side stand (longer)

    18. Maxxis 606 front tire

    19. Extended folding shift lever (yz80 I believe)

    20. DMO foot pegs

    21. Banshee shock, v-star spring and DIY spacer

    22. Larger main jet/shimmed needle/ a/f plug removed

    thats about it I think
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    This was such a cool idea. So many great tricks that we have all learned from one/another and so much individual character for each one's too. Brian, I love the dual sprocket concept.
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    2008 TDub--Jimbo Shield, Lizard Oil Cooler, Blaster Shock, YZ Hybrid Forks, Supermoto front fender, ATV Bars, Acerbis Brake Cover, 1460 Pelican Case, Cycle Rack, Power Core, Gold Chain.

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