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So, my 2009 TW 200 did not get any miles put on it last summer. I took the carb apart, cleaned it thoroughly, cleaned the jets and float, and put it back together. Also, changed the spark plug. Put new gas in the tank and Seafoam. Started right up! It wouldn't stay running when I would hit the throttle. I figured the throttle cables needed adjusting. I messed with them a while, but ran out of time. I take it to a local repair shop tell them everything I did and what I think I know it needs. Three week later, I pick the bike up. They tell me they had to clean the carb, take the tank off and clean the tank, change the spark plug and adjust the throttle cables. I got ripped off bad! However, they set the idle SO high on the carb the bike sounds like it is going to launch. When I put it in gear, it lunges forward HARD and fast. Is this an easy fix?
 

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IMO , yes. On the left side of the carb you see the "choke " know , down below that is another knob with a philips head on it. With the bike warmed up / idling rotate that know counter clockwise.....it's tunable with your thumb and finger. Do not have your hand on the throttle while doing this. You should hear the RPM'S drop during rotation. If they didn't screw something else up , this should take care of the issue....I hope.
 

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I'm going to give your fix a try. It also was dying as soon as I'd take it off of choke. I'll see what happens!
 

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Turning that screw clockwise took care of the high idle. I still can't get it to stay running without the choke all the way out.... Any ideas?
 

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Oh that answer makes me sad. I just paid $350 to have the carb totally disassembled and cleaned at a local shop. In addition they removed and cleaned the gas tank. When I dropped it off after I cleaned the carb, it ran fine with the choke on and off....
 

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Re Reading your thread, I take that back about the pilot jet. You have a high idle and it lurches forward when you put it in gear..right? That's all? If so, lower the idle or take it back to the dealer and have them adjust it, it should be set according to the manual. On the lurching problem, TW's are known for sticking clutch plates. Once you have the idle correct and the next time you are getting ready to go for a ride, motor off, in first, pull the clutch and see if it rolls freely, it probably won't, so continue holding in the clutch and rock it back and forth in gear harder and harder until it frees itself and the bike will roll with it in gear and the clutch pulled in. You will feel when they let loose. Now start as normal and when you are ready to go, it should not lurch forward dropping it into first. Basically, I just live with that small problem, since it doesn't bother me a whole bunch.
 

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Clockwise rotation increases rpm's , strange it decreased yours?. Had you ever rejetted the carb and shimmed the needle?.
 

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Never had any of that done, Frog. I going to try to take it to another Yamaha shop this week. I think the last one jacked it up worse than when I took it in.
 

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Is your pilot screw accessible or is the factory plug still in place? . Is the air filter clean and properly oiled. Changing carb jets is not difficult , just a bit time consuming.
 

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Riding is only part of the TW thing, maintenance is the other part.

Stoeger1201, Just a hunch, but check the battery condition. If it checks out then on to a carb rebuild. There is no time like the present to learn to take the carb off and clean it thoroughly and rebuild with the kit referenced here or one like it. It is not hard and will reward you with improved performance and a new found ability. Riding is only part of the TW thing, maintenance is the other part. Learn these skills now and enjoy your TW much more! Dealerships and shops don't have your best interest in mind but you do, so get started. I have to agree that your first shop experience was not the norm. Also, check the technical help section for threads like these:

http://tw200forum.com/forum/technical-write-ups/591-carb-tuning.html

http://tw200forum.com/forum/technical-write-ups/881-tk-carb-photos-parts-identification.html

http://www.amazon.com/Shindy-Carbure...etor+kit+tw200
 

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Let me see if I have this right. You just paid $350 to have your bike repaired and it took three weeks. You now have the bike back and it is still not running right and you are not dancing on the service managers desk? Instead, you are planning to take it to another dealer and spend more money just so they can walk all over you again.

Providing dealer number one actually did what they charged you for and claim they did, cleaned carb, tank, petcock and replaced an already brand new spark plug with yet another new one, I would have the bike running like it should in just a few simple adjustments-------Like it should have been before you ever paid the bill.

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....also make sure it's good and warmed up. Pull choke out to start, once it's running push choke half way in and let it warm up for a minute or two.
 

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Let me see if I have this right. You just paid $350 to have your bike repaired and it took three weeks. You now have the bike back and it is still not running right and you are not dancing on the service managers desk? Instead, you are planning to take it to another dealer and spend more money just so they can walk all over you again.

Providing dealer number one actually did what they charged you for and claim they did, cleaned carb, tank, petcock and replaced an already brand new spark plug with yet another new one, I would have the bike running like it should in just a few simple adjustments-------Like it should have been before you ever paid the bill.

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I moved the day after I picked it up from the shop. I have been raising five kinds of hell with the service manager and have neg reviewed them on every website I can. Argued over the bill when I picked it up. Dirt bags.
 

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I moved the day after I picked it up from the shop. I have been raising five kinds of hell with the service manager and have neg reviewed them on every website I can. Argued over the bill when I picked it up. Dirt bags.
If you want your $$$, there is a small claims court in Houston that is simple to access. Google it. You need to make your case succinctly but this will start with a registered letter to the shop requesting a refund. Serious enough about it? Go get it. You need your adult britches on here. Negative reviews on websites is not the way the real world works. Wish it were that easy. Document your issues. Registered letters full of real content not expletives. Something that makes your case in court. You can do this. Just have to want it worse than they do.
 
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