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Hi all. I posted a couple of weeks ago about joining the group, and how my first TW is a custom being converted to stock. The reason being I couldnt find a stock one here in Australia. You can find newer ones, but a pre 90 which I wanted , I coudnt find. There are two photos.

The before photo is the custom, and the after is the current stage of the project. Note i will be tidying up the bike, painting tank etc, its just in the build stage at present. This work has been done by the builder of the custom and thats how I will receive it. Now Im starting to think about how far I should go here.

Should I go with airbox and full bodywork? Should I go with pod filter, hidden battery tray and leave the open look? Note ill be going full off road not on the street. That includes full knobby tyres. Ive already ordered a short rear fender (japan TW225). Any ideas appreciated, go crazy!
 

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It is so good to see someone undoing a ridiculous mistake. For off road, get the full stock fender. Get the stock air box. All of the stock parts are designed to keep YOU and the bike safe and reliable. Nothing has really changed since 1987 so you know it is well engineered. The stock plastic will protected components such as wiring and air intake. Keep the pictures coming as you complete this project.
 

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"Nothing has really changed since 1987 so you know it is" one of Yamaha's orphans they have invested absolutely as little as possible on over the years.:rolleyes:

For off-road reliability definitely restoring the fully supported weather resistant OEM airbox is a good idea. Don't want that pod filter to be flopping around on bumps or getting wet & muddy.
 

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Hey, Mr. Roost -
Glad you found your parts...looking forward to seeing the results of your build!
That short rear fender would be perfect for what I'm building, but I'll hold off until I see what yours looks like mounted.
I assume it will it require some cutting, drilling, etc. of the stock TW200 frame?
Thanks!
 

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The bike, she's a project! I will need to strip down completely now that it has finally arrived home. It left a nice pool of oil in delivery van as well. First thing I will do, before I pull it apart will be to install the wiring and get spark happening. The wiring loom is in a box. So is the exhaust and airbox, though they need some attention. Ill be getting some parts powdercoated, and ill strip and repair tank. Ill post some pics as I go. It will take time, cant afford all parts at once! Wife says I paid too much for what I have!
 

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I have an issue to solve. I cant fit the stock exhaust as the previous owner has removed the frame brackets (see photos first post). Thats the mid mount and the one at the rear of the bike. I dont want to fit a low pipe, as this bike is for off road use. I dont particularly want to get mounts welded on, as apart from the expense it will never look as good as factory. Is there a short muffler i can add to the header pipe? Any suggestions?
 

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The Supertrapp is an okay universal option that should clear. If not I'd find someone to bend a piece of pipe to go in between. There's lots of generic slip-ons that should work like that, but some may need a hanger bracket of some sort as well. Maybe off the passenger peg area. If I were you I'd consider fabricating a copy or even finding a frame cheap and cutting the little mount off of it. If the job's done okay I don't think it would be very noticeable if at all.
 

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I was considering those p clips, but wondered if they would be tough enough to support a pipe. Ill have a look at some generic muffler options as well. Maybe ill have to get mounts welded on. By the way, the passenger mounts have been removed too!
 

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There are different gauge clamps, also think about how some of the slip-on’s just come with an oversized p-clamp as a mounting method. But I do think welded mounts done well would look better, and more piece of mind knowing they are less likely to fail.


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I stripped the horrible black paint off the front rim with paint stripper today. That and a bit of light steel wool and the rim came up amazing! I wont need to repaint or even polish! Why you would put crappy paint over a perfect rim I dont know!
 

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What lies beneath!

Ok, sanding back the hideous black tank for repairs and re paint. :rolleyes:

A previous owner didnt bother to remove decals. Quick quiz: what year model are these stickers? :confused:


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Wow, your tank has decals?
That seems like a first since mine, like others, do not appear to be an appliqué, sticker, or decal but rather integral with the tank's factory paint.
Kuryakyn sells some metric hinged P-clamps that may match the TW's metric frame tubes which may be a better match than an imperial size.
 
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