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So today was the maiden voyage of my year long process ( ok almost, ronnydog is slow at working..must be a government employe or something) of giving the tw a new engine...the motor was shipped over to rons secret beach front property, and after a few hiccups with parts, my new motor was bigger than 98.674% of yours. I may sound cocky, and i probably am, but its people like lizard breath who hate me right now.
Ron claims it to be a 230cc with a high compression piston and a 3 speed tranny....after today's ride, i think hes telling the truth, but he threw in an extra 2 gears.



Theres still a few minor issues to work out and get it set up for trail riding, but i am differently happy with the extra kick the bike has. I used to run a 70 tooth sprocket before...max speed being 45, and 1st gear will walk up anything, so i was use to the torkiness and low end power. I changed my sprocket to a 55 tooth with the new motor, and it feels like i have an 80 tooth with more top end. First gear may be a little more open, but it defiantly grabs enough to bring the front end up. On forest roads i can actually spin the back tire loose in 3rd gear. Lets see your 196cc's do that! I also found that 5th gear was more "useable". When i nail the throttle in 5th, i actually accelerate. It doesn't bog down on a small hill either.



I honestly almost gave up on the tw due to its lack of power and moved up to a crf250x, but with this extra umph in the motor, i think ill be staying around for awhile. Next process is to get my atv tire back on, and see what its like then!

























 

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So today was the maiden voyage of my year long process ( ok almost, ronnydog is slow at working..must be a government employe or something) of giving the tw a new engine...the motor was shipped over to rons secret beach front property, and after a few hiccups with parts, my new motor was bigger than 98.674% of yours. I may sound cocky, and i probably am, but its people like lizard breath who hate me right now.
Ron claims it to be a 230cc with a high compression piston and a 3 speed tranny....after today's ride, i think hes telling the truth, but he threw in an extra 2 gears.



Theres still a few minor issues to work out and get it set up for trail riding, but i am differently happy with the extra kick the bike has. I used to run a 70 tooth sprocket before...max speed being 45, and 1st gear will walk up anything, so i was use to the torkiness and low end power. I changed my sprocket to a 55 tooth with the new motor, and it feels like i have an 80 tooth with more top end. First gear may be a little more open, but it defiantly grabs enough to bring the front end up. On forest roads i can actually spin the back tire loose in 3rd gear. Lets see your 196cc's do that! I also found that 5th gear was more "useable". When i nail the throttle in 5th, i actually accelerate. It doesn't bog down on a small hill either.



I honestly almost gave up on the tw due to its lack of power and moved up to a crf250x, but with this extra umph in the motor, i think ill be staying around for awhile. Next process is to get my atv tire back on, and see what its like then!


Glad to hear you're still in the TW's corner!



And hey, if lizrdbrth's anything like me, he's not jealous, just wondering why you don't just saddle up your KLR when you're itching for a little more power! 230 is still <651. Ha!



Seriously though, there's a lot of riding that can be done better by a peppier TW than by a big-bore thumper. Put those extra CCs to good use and post the ride reports here!
 

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its people like lizard breath who hate me right now.


Easy Pinky. I ain't hatin'. If we hadn't ragged on you you'd still be burning through skateboard wheels a year from now.




Good on ya.
 

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As one of the 1.326 % I say welcome to the club!
The "over 196cc" club that is
Glad to hear you got wheels under your ass again, enjoy your up-graded bike and show us pics of the gnarly's




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