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    Junior Member Guelox's Avatar
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    Hello guys. I am New to the forum. Greetings From Puerto Rico!



    I recently bought my first Tw it was running when i bought it. got it home put a new battery and tried to start it. (When i got it from the seller he push started it because it had no battery or kick start). When i cranked it i turn over the motor slowly and got a back fire. after that tried to push start her and it was a no go the engine locked up I think.?? (when i got het rolling vas down a hill trew second gear and the tire locked almost fell of the bike )



    Any recommendations for a beginner on motorcycle on what to check first.



    Thanks for looking

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    i don't want to bear bad news, and i'm no expert, but the 1st red flag is it's a 1987. those have a one-year electrical system that is notorious for problems. good luck!



    here's some past threads that sound similar:

    https://tw200forum.com/index.php?/top...__1#entry62532



    https://tw200forum.com/index.php?/top...__1#entry60486



    https://tw200forum.com/index.php?/top...__1#entry59648
    1994 TW226- 6spd. 10w-40 synthetic, XTHidden Content , XT225 stainless header, +2" Joemama swingarm, lizrd cooler, +20% fork springs, +25% rear spring, 2001 speedo w/ trip odo, pro taper atv bars, bark busters, shinko 241 front tire, front fender w/ mr bracket bracket, Hidden Content , o-ring chain, ricochet skid plate, Hidden Content , XT225 rear brake cam lever, folding-tip shifter, cycle rack, kolpin 1.5 aux tank & 1450 pelican case. Hidden Content or Hidden Content

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