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Recently aquired a 1990 TW with about 1300 miles on it. It has been sitting in storage for the last decade. Fuel tank was left dry and condensation has taken its toll and started rusting from the inside out. Doesn’t appear to be to bad. I purchased a tank restore kit and I am just waiting for available time to start in on it. I have a new battery, carb kit, oil/filter and air filter on order.
Considering tearing down the bike completely and doing a frame up restoration on it over the winter. Really just want to get the bike running right now. For the time being, does anyone have any recommendations on other parts of the bike I should check on to get it up and going?
Looking forward to any and all words of wisdom.
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Welcome, Sampzen. I, too, have a 1990 TW that I purchased several months ago. Like you, I am considering total restore or just keep riding it. If you end up restoring it and somehow find original tank decals, I would be very interested in where you find them. Also, mine has a re-covered seat in black; I think it looks much better than the original seat which, I believe, was a grey color.
Thank you for the welcoming littletommy.
Fester, the seat that I am assuming is original is blue on my bike. The rest of the bike is black. If I do end up doing a ground up restoration I am honestly thinking about removing all decals and going with a different color. Other than occasional trail riding I have and am considering turning it into my hunting rig. I have read some reviews of guys loving the TW for hunting due to the low gearing.
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Welcome. Check and or change all fluids to go along with your fuels system fix.
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I would suggest this thread, https://www.tw200forum.com/forum/tec...back-life.html. Of course I would since I am it's author. Most importantly at this stage is that you not even think about firing it up until you have followed a few of the basics. The condensation you mention inside the tank is likely also inside the engine oil sump so do your diligence and do it right the first time.
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GaryL thank you for directing me to your post. That was a great read and greatly appreciated.
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