I thought I did but when I said I forgot my password they didn't recognize my email address. There must be another Tirebiter.? I re-registered as Puttpow. If you want to PM him and have him contact me at junkmailthis at yahoo dot com I'd appreciate it.Do you have the same handle? I could drop a simple note for you.
Hey mattmus,Woohoo! The kit came in today, will be installed tomorrow! I figure $160 shipped is a pretty good price!
Would you consider doing a step-by-step tutorial with pics taken as you do your install with this kit?
I'm not seeing a sticky on this install, and I know that those of us (such as myself) with limited wrenching experience really benefit from those kinds of photo tutorials.
Just a thought, seeing as how you scooped that discount kickstarter out from under the rest of us and all!
Thanks for the link OWT!I just finished installing mine on New Years Day. I was going to make a sticky on this and I took lots of pics and wrote down a lot of details. However, I turned out to not need it because I found a really great write-up on line elsewhere.
It is by WhereTheHellIsJames on ExpeditionPortal.com. Here is a link to Page 2 of his great thread where he discusses (in several posts) how to do this: Expedition Bike? Not really, it's just WTHIJ's TW200. - Page 2 - Expedition Portal
You can see his text by clicking the link. If you want to see his pictures you have to register on ExpeditionPortal. I registered and it was painless. WhereTheHellIsJames did a really great job.
Between his writeup and the stuff that Bay Area Yamaha provides this really is easy to do. As TW-Brian and RBM mention, by far the hardest part for me was getting the old gasket off (I posted a separate thread on that).
I did find a few tiny things that could be added to James' writeup and I can write up a new post with them if there is interest, but they are small things and are not really needed.
Also, if anyone has any questions, before you start or after you get started, feel free to ask me in a PM, or you can call me (I can PM you my number). This is still fresh in my mind and I did take additional notes.
Here's a tip for those of you who are planning to install a kickstarter using WhereTheHellIsJames?'s excellent instructions ( Expedition Bike? Not really, it's just WTHIJ's TW200. - Page 2 - Expedition Portal ).I think I'll be ordering my kit soon and following the instructions via the link on expedition portal. My TW will be just that much cooler with a kick start!