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My local yamaha shoppe doesn't carry accessories. I was hoping for some info on hand/lever guards and windscreens. It's strange that i haven't been able to find tw200 specific items knowing that not much has changed for 30 years or so.
If you please, let me know what type of hand guards and windscreens you prefer and where you got them. Keep in mind i am not upgrading the handlebars yet.
 

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I was in the same boat for a decade before discovering this forum.
Many really like ProCycle's organized TW200 section of their website. However Procycle can be a bit pricey compared to identical offerings from other internet sites like Amazon or eBay, especially when you factor in shipping for small orders. They are an American re-seller so support them if you like.
Handguard options and preferences are legion, however Tusk brand De-Flex model handguards are a very popular mid-priced option at around $55. Chinese counterfeits of an Acrbis design can be had for under $30 on eBay and Amazon. Some like the clones, mine broke after the first impact. Your results may vary.
Windscreens seen here are usually a small dual sport model called JIMBOSHIELD made by our very own forum member JIMBO. PM him for color and ordering options.
 

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Pro Cycle is a bit pricey.
They are a very small company of 12 (I think!) off-road enthusiasts and can't afford to sell at eBay or Megastore prices. Their margins are slim. They offer good, knowledgeable tech support & advice, on-line, email and phone.
They have a great selection of quality farkles for our little hot-rods and are a pleasure to work with.
I order some things from eBay, of course. That's the only way I could afford my FMF exhaust. I did ask PC if they could price-match and they just couldn't. I fully understand and support them all I can.

JIMBO Shields...yes, they rock!
They look really cool and do a good job of smoothing air flow but are not a total "wind blocker" like a full (barn door) windshield. You still have some good air-flow to "lean on" at speed and can enjoy the full "knees in the breeze" and "bugs in the teeth" motorcycling experience.
And you can lean down & "hide" behind them to avoid a big mouth-full of, um..."bush". The kind experienced on wild & wooly single-track. Just to be clear...:sad:
Installation is a 5-minute affair with a single screwdriver...piece o' cake. Very sturdy.
"Jimbo" is a fire fighter and deserves our support. The price is also very reasonable, quality & service are tops!

Did I mention they look cool?
My bike now sports a black headlight faring and a black JNS led headlight. Got to keep up with the "Darth" image, don'tcha know!
 

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Enjoy that Jimbo!
 

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I like the Jimbo shield that came on my TW. Looks good, functional, nice farkle.

My current go-to on handguards are made by Enduro Engineering. They run like $90-100 with the plastic shields (which are often sold separately). I realize there are cheaper options, I've used them. The D-Flex ones are OK, but I also noticed the hardware starts to rust if you look at them funny, the clamps don't hold on that well (after even a light drop they're always pushed out of position), and the plastic fades rapidly in sunlight and cracks easily on falls. Better than nothing but they start to look like crap pretty quickly. Same can be said about the China copies of name brands.

A neat option that the EE guards have is getting a "P" shaped handlebar clamp- giving more room for the clutch cable and brake line, so you can get the guards on straight. Hardware and plastics are high quality and I've had no issues with rust.

I've had Cycra and Acerbis ones in the past and no real complaints about either.

Although if you're going to do handguards, I'd really consider replacing the stock handlebar too. It's made out of cheese and is rather small/low. Bends very easily.

Another mod you'll want to do right away is to yank the tamper plug off the mixture screw on the carb and give it another 3/4 turn or so out. It'll start up easier, warm up much faster, and be a lot smoother at low speeds.
 

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Please tell us of this mysterious copper power adder! Where does it go? If I use stainless steel, will I get 12 more hp? If I use a 1", elbow will I get 15 extra hp? We must know of your magic!
 

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Ha! I glanced at the last enrty and saw the word "magic". Then i was wondering about the extra 15 hit points. I don't know if you know what I'm talking about, but it means I'm a nerd.
 

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Apolloha...stainless steel? You must think I am made out of money. If I had a KTM I would perhaps use stainless. The one inch extension did not have the same scavenging effect and I lost a great deal of low end torque. The decrease in back pressure was more than I expected. I got my best trap speed and quarter mile times out of the 3/4 elbow. Make sure you have a street fitting on the end or when you are jumping a school bus you may come up a few feet short. The black paint holds in the exhaust gasses that much better almost like an afterburner. It is almost like picking up another cylinder (ok that is an exaggeration). It is the most cost effective add on there is for these machines. It press fits onto the very end of your exhaust.

It is important to accessorize these machines so they are individualized. I have a dachshund in my enduro bag with her nose sticking out of it. I have a scantily clad woman on the back holding a boombox playing The Man by the Killers. I only ride on a wheelie smoking a cigarette flashing a peace sign wearing a cape.

You will not be a nerd for much longer once you get one of these machines. When you roll on one of these, women will hang on you like a cheap suit. If you already have woman in your life the things she will now do to keep you will get me banned from this site if go into detail. If you don't have a woman in your life be prepared for them to break down your door. These bikes enable you to land women you are not worthy of. There is a guy on this site...we all look up to him for his accomplishment of landing Mrs. Admiral and aspire to one day be his equal.

Until then, we just build our bikes as our budget and sense of humor will allow. Do not hesitate to turn to me for accessory recommendations. I will not point you to good or very good stuff. I will tell you what is the best in the world for yourself and everybody else and your TW..
 

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I believe the downward thrust component imparted by the 45 degree angle helps unload the rear suspension a bit making for more efficient power delivery. Sort of like the Marzel vanes of the original turbo encabulator .
 

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Fred knows trigonometry. I defer to him on an intellectual scale. He is to math what Admiral is to women. Some of the things I say are difficult to understand even if you are smart...some of the things I say are actually easier to understand if you are not smart. Fred's intellect alone is a power adder. When he rides and thinks at the same time he has been known to travel faster than the speed of light.

Now that he taught us about planetary gears can someone teach me how to set my digital watch for the end of daylight savings time. Now I am serious...real serious. I do not know how to set the watch so I put it away and wear a different one I do not know how to set for daylight savings time.

There may come a time I stop spending money accessorizing the bike and buy a helmet. I really don't think I need one. I fall off at high speeds and hit trees and rocks all the time and it doesn't seem to affect anything.
 
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