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Hello Everyone:) So i just bought a 2004 tw200 with 3k miles for 1,800. It looks like i got a deal!?

I have to have it shipped (or else drive 7 hrs!)

Any tips on who to use for shipping? Or who not to use!?



Also- once i get it, what sort of problems should i look for as i refurbish it? I dont want breakdowns on the trail...And im a bit of a maintenence freak.



Finally- to store it... Any pre-fab or knock together compact sheds out there that fit the bike closely?

The yamaha specs show the height as 3'8" (44.1")... Does that include the mirrors?
 

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Hello Everyone:) So i just bought a 2004 tw200 with 3k miles for 1,800. It looks like i got a deal!?

I have to have it shipped (or else drive 7 hrs!)

Any tips on who to use for shipping? Or who not to use!?



Also- once i get it, what sort of problems should i look for as i refurbish it? I dont want breakdowns on the trail...And im a bit of a maintenence freak.



Finally- to store it... Any pre-fab or knock together compact sheds out there that fit the bike closely?

The yamaha specs show the height as 3'8" (44.1")... Does that include the mirrors?
Find a buddy with a pick up and go get it...of course bring ramp and tie downs....
 

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That thing most likely needs no refurbishing. Change the oil, grease the chain, make sure the crucial screws are tight and twist the throttle. Welcome to fat tire freedom!
 

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You guys make it sound too easy- so really there aren't any known issues with these? Gotta love Japanese reliability! The quotes I'm getting to ship are $500 btw.
 

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It would really help you out if you would answer the question of where is the bike and where are you.
 

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I'm on long island (ny) , bike is in roanoke va.


Welcome BanFracking



Did You Know?

The oldest working cattle ranch in America is in Montauk, Long Island. Deep Hollow Ranch has been around since the 1800s.
 

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Welcome BanFracking



Did You Know?

The oldest working cattle ranch in America is in Montauk, Long Island. Deep Hollow Ranch has been around since the 1800s.


No sir, i did not know that!




Did YOU know that horse shoe crabs are one of the least evolved species alive today? They lay their eggs on land just as they have since pre-historic times when there werent any land predators! True story!



Just being a wise guy... Its a good group on this forum, and im pleased to be here!



Looks like im going to drive to VA super early saturday morning. Maybe i can get a few pieces of peotective gear before then and a member here would be so kind as to give me a brief, easy tour of some of the beautiful wilderness/vistas?
 

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Awesome! Where do you ride? Do you belong to LIORV association? I need to buy a helmet- prob going to get an MX style or possibly the AGV ax-8. Do you know any good shops for MX stuff?
 

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You will be assimilated.

BWAAHAAHAAHAAHAA!!!



Eeeeewwww, trivia.



Did you know natural gas releases less than half the carbon of coal when used to generate electricity?



Did you know current proven natural gas reserves could meet ALL North American energy needs for between 10 and 100 years?



Did you know that the currently amount of flamed off (wasted) natural gas would provide enough energy to power 150,000 homes in North America?



Did you know there is probably enough natural gas in North America, recoverable using existing technologies, to provide all North America's power needs for 500-1000 years?



Did you know that there are ~125,000 incidences of home septic systems contaminating ground and surfaces waters for every 1 incidence of fracking related contamination of ground and surface waters?



Did you know that virtually every incidence of fracking contributing to water contamination was due to producers refusing to spend the money to employ adequate drilling practices to prevent contamination?



Energy crisis? Not really. Convenience crisis? Definately.



Natural gas IS the fuel of the future. Get used to it. Change your handle to "JailtheCrooksintheNaturalGasRecoveryBusinessandthePoliticiansTheyOwn" and expound on a practical solution: responsibilityb4profit.



The only bad habits of stock '04 TWs are a tendency to run line (~$10 fix) and a cheap chain that wears quickly (~125 fix). That's the way Yamaha builds them, but both are relatively easy fixes. Go ahead and get your carb rejetted, then ride with the stock chain and sprockets for a while to figure out if you want to change final drive ratio to suit your riding.
 

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Should I rebuild the carb on an 04 when I re- jet it? Also do you know off hand the jet size?



You know, the whole fracking thing is actually quite ugly. According to congressional notes- over 750 chemicals are used and the resultant combinations of naturally occurring properties and these fluids create at the very least hydrocarbons.



This has resulted in polluted ground water to the point that the water actually becomes flammable.



If the BP spill and the banking indudtry has taught us anything it's that industries cannot self regulate and the government is most often in the pocket of corporations.



The most ridiculous part is that they are stockpiling it or selling it off to other countries. It isn't being held for Americans and they don't employ locally, but rather go in with their crews, cut into the land, pump toxic chemicals and hope that concrete casings won't crack.



Watch this 15 minutes piece and tell me again how great it is...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNl6sx059bE
 

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And I suspect your reply will be that it's the fault of poorly monitored drilling- but that's only a very small part of the issue. I'm not a fanatic, I agree that it might be a good idea but not with existing technology.



The notion of banning it completely is for the point and purpose of polarizing- which is often necessary in order for an issue to really be addressed well.



Consider this (as it states in the video): in 05 Cheney instigated congress to insert wording into thr energy bill which makes fracking companies exempt from any regulation under the safe drinking water act of all things.



Mind you fracking is a large part of halliburtons business and Cheney was the former CEO. Can you say de-regulation and special interest? And if that's what is going on at the top, what do you think is going to go on in some poor town? Handouts? Under the table deals? Shouldn't we stop this pilgrimage of manifest destiny where anything goes so long as you make a buck and split that buck with the government which is in and of itself beyond broke?
 

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What the hell are you writing about fracking in here for? This is not a political discussion board. I erased my reply to your questions. Your name and your abuse of this forum are offensive. I hope you get banned for your trolling.
 

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What the hell are you writing about fracking in here for? This is not a political discussion board. I erased my reply to your questions. Your name and your abuse of this forum are offensive. I hope you get banned for your trolling.


To be fair other than the username Banfracking did not start the conversation on fracking Qwerty did.

But I do agree, no politics, no religion, no flaming.



Just saying, I'm not interested either way.
 
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