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    Junior Member mmtdrk's Avatar
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    HI TW lovers

    I recently pick up a 87 (13K mi) TW. Plenty of new parts on it- rear tire, rear sporket (52) and chain.

    PO said it locked up while his son was kick starting it. Oil level looks OK to me.

    I pulled the filter out and there are plenty of shavings.

    Not sure how much engine work I'd like to do myself but may give it a try.

    Never done a tear done before so am not sure where to start.

    Any suggestions?



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    Banned qwerty's Avatar
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    Download the repair manual. Read and follow instructions.

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    Member Hoogie514's Avatar
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    Definitely do as QWERTY suggested and download the free manual and familiarize yourself with the bike before you begin!


    1987 TW200 - Currently undergoing a complete winter rebuild!

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    Senior Member elime's Avatar
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    Is it the correct filter with the holes on the other end? If not then you know where to start -- the head.
    Long live the internal combustion engine!

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    Junior Member balexander's Avatar
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    did you ever tear down to see what it was? I also have same prob, finding black plastic in oil

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    Senior Member Dave Nafziger's Avatar
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    Aug 2010
    Did it start? Or did the kick-starter lock up? Take a quick look at the right cover- where the kick-starter comes out off.

    It might be cracked, like the one I have in my shop, from the hole out. Next, put it in a higher gear, and rock it gently,

    clutch out, and see if the motor turns or perhaps the "locked up" comes loose. The other weak link is the kicker return spring.

    But I am not getting that it would hang up on anything if it breaks. Maybe. Anyone else have this happen?

    I think it is likely the kick-starter failed, and pieces got into its gears, but lets do the rock-it test first. And if it does

    turn the motor, drain the oil and look for metal. There is stuff in the forum about pulling covers; but you need the shop manual

    detailed advice anyway. GB

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