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    Chain and sprocket change

    Hey everybody! I am in the process of fixing my 2003 tw200 and I was wondering how much oil I need. I was also wondering about changing the chain and sprockets. Any suggestions for what materials I’ll need?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Douglas View Post
    Hey everybody! I am in the process of fixing my 2003 tw200 and I was wondering how much oil I need. I was also wondering about changing the chain and sprockets. Any suggestions for what materials I’ll need?
    You need 2 quarts of oil and will have some left over. You need the absolute correct filter with 4 tiny holes on the engine side, DO NOT trust the dealer or even the box-make sure it has 4 holes. You will want to have a new side case gasket for changing the front sprocket. Sometimes the gasket can be reused and other time not. Stock sprockets are 14 front and 50 rear and the stock chain is size 428 and I think 120 or 122 links. Spend the extra and get a good quality O or X ring chain. When you install the side case cover back on make very sure the wires going up under the seat are in the slot and don't get pinched. You MUST have a 6 point socket to remove the drain plug and I don't remember if it is 17, 18 or larger MM size. Having the correct driver bits in JIS or US Cross Point pattern is a very good plan to remove the side case screws and an impact driver is the best advice to get the screws started out. After you are all done and when you first start the engine there is a 10MM bolt forward of the spark plug that is a bleeder bolt, crack it open and check to be sure oil is flowing to the head.

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    "there is a 10MM bolt forward of the spark plug that is a bleeder bolt, crack it open and check to be sure oil is flowing to the head."

    Wrong-O.
    The bleeder screw is located in the 10:00 O'Clock position from the spark plug.
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    This "bleeder bolt" tends to move around a bit - on my bikes it's on the back of the head ......


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    Mine, too Purple!
    And when viewed from the right side is ~10:00 O'clock from the spark plug.

    I had clarified that and added a few other short paragraphs about the drain plug, etc.
    After I finished, I hit "Go Advanced" to proof-read and found it had timed-out.
    I tried to retrieve the lost portions, but no dice!
    This happens pretty often...usually I can retrieve them, not always.

    Am I the only one having trouble with time-outs here?
    Can we lengthen the timing on the time-outs?
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    Hey Douglas...welcome to the forum!
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    Darth – I run up replies in a word processor first – check accuracy and spelling, then post – so if I time out, the work is saved in the word processor

    The “time out” issue is variable – sometimes I’m good for hours – sometimes minutes – no rhyme or reason to it, it just behaves as it wants to. Because of this, I’m not sure we can adjust it

    Are you on a fast connection there ? …….
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    It's important to emphasize GaryL advise in replacing the side cover to prevent pinching those six wires. I found out the hard way. GaryL should have written that sentence in CAPITAL LETTERS. The wires weren't just pinched, they were cut in two. This error may result in a series of events you will understand only after severing the wires in question. First thing to happen is the side cover may become air born. There seems to be shouting, dogs start barking, car alarms go off, neighbor children start laughing, Sue investigates. I think Sue calls the sheriff. The sheriff maybenot shows up and asked, "are you working on your TW again"? Yes sir. Dirts a Flyen SanDue
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    And should one forget the required oil volume the correct volume is molded into the clutch cover right next to where one adds the oil.

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