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Forks were damaged in an accident beyond repair. I’m trying to figure out my options of either going with the replacements off of eBay or doing the tri Z front end.This TW is untitled and just used on the farm mainly log roads Muddy roads and some gravel roads. Any ideas would be appreciated I don’t have very good access to motorcycle salvage but I do know where there some junked out tri z
 

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Gee, with a name like Gullyjumper I can't imagine how your TW got damaged.
However I have an rather interesting TW with Tri-Z forks I got from a rather interesting man...
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A test bed for numerous ideas as well as a mobile ham radio station, among a few dozen other things this bike had the stock TW triple clamps bored out a millimeter to accept Tri-Z shocks.
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This mod was done on a 2006 which had the disc brake so some creativity was used to mate TW brake, wheel and hub assembly to the Tri-Z forks.
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The additional travel afforded sure is a big improvement over the stock TW.
 

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I like the flag on front of the bike. Was, is, it used as an escort service for narrow loads?
Didn't know this was a porn site. But hard to tell if it is a hard or soft porn ! ! ! ! :eek:
 

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Actually just the tubes themselves are damaged will anything interchange
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Understand. I fear the stars would really have to align for a simple tube swap to work.
Interchangeability might be investigated by looking up part diagrams and pat numbers for the Tri-Z forks in question as well as for the TW.
Or get the TW fork assembly next to the Tri-Z fork assembly and compare. Disassemble both if things look promising and continue inspecting. You might get lucky.
Perhaps a complete fork assembly swap might be easier in long run by time you dial in which spring with what sort of spacer length that works with the rake and sag you want. For example the longer tubes in the bike above raising the front would have increased rake a bit too much had not the rear also been raised to also increase travel and restore stance.
 

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I can’t find a junked out TW 200 locally but I have access to several tri z it’s my understanding they use two different size forks. If I go to tri Z route I was going to put the ATV tire on the rear and do the 2 inch extension to the swing arm
 

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Gee, with a name like Gullyjumper I can't imagine how your TW got damaged.
However I have an rather interesting TW with Tri-Z forks I got from a rather interesting man...
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A test bed for numerous ideas as well as a mobile ham radio station, among a few dozen other things this bike had the stock TW triple clamps bored out a millimeter to accept Tri-Z shocks.
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This mod was done on a 2006 which had the disc brake so some creativity was used to mate TW brake, wheel and hub assembly to the Tri-Z forks.
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The additional travel afforded sure is a big improvement over the stock TW.
What does the Extension on the exhaust do how does it sound
 

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That is a second muffler welded onto the OEM one. It does not reduce sound significantly but likely corrects a too loud situation caused by original owner's experimenting with the stock muffler... but one of dozens of atypical features. I've deleted about half of them in my make-over attempt to create a reliable Buddy Bike loaner as well as a longer distance & night cruiser. Looks a wee bit different today.
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Hope you can find a solution and get some good riding in soon. Let us know.
eBay still has used OEM parts for both disc and drum models. You could likely get acceptable forks with new seals, boots and fork oil for under $200.
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Out here where I live it’s mandatory that I have at least one TW 200 running at all times. I like to have at least one for backup.Probably go with the OEM forks for now do some scrounging and get up some stuff to do a wintertime project
 

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Do youself a favor and just go with an entire tri z front end. Forks triple wheel and hub and brakes. Its so easy and makes your bike so much more capable. I did a write up about it a long time ago. It really only takes three hours and you just need regular tools plus an angle grinder.


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Do youself a favor and just go with an entire tri z front end. Forks triple wheel and hub and brakes. Its so easy and makes your bike so much more capable. I did a write up about it a long time ago. It really only takes three hours and you just need regular tools plus an angle grinder.


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Thanks I have located a three wheeler in four wheeler boneyard about an hour from where I Live said they had serval tri Z’s first chance I’m gonna go give them a look Thanks I’m going to try to find your post
 

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Thanks I have located a three wheeler in four wheeler boneyard about an hour from where I Live said they had serval tri Z’s first chance I’m gonna go give them a look Thanks I’m going to try to find your post
Also get the light guard and handlebars if they have it. You can make a nice rack off the lightguard and mount your tw headlight in it. Stock tw bars wont work in the tri z triple due to the width of the mount. Your bike will really come alive with this mod.!

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Thanks Purple and Tiny-Wheel-200 i appreciate all the help I can get
 
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