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mix and match?

1088 Views 7 Replies 5 Participants Last post by  jontow
hey guys, been a lurker for a while, reading lots, great site.

So i recently was picked up a couple TW200's site unseen for a good price thinking i could at least get one to go. first one is the beauty, 2006 with 3000 miles on it, mostly complete minus CDI; second one is the beast 1991, looks a little rough missing carb and CDI. I have no idea of the history of either bike.

I was able to find a CDI on ebay for the 06 so i started with that one. started cleaning it up, and when i changed the oil the filter was full of metallic flakes/sledge, not sure if these bike are prone to that or not, would have thought by 3000 mile the case would be cleaner, so i am assuming something is buggered on the inside. after cleaning out and refilling it i tried the starter and it would just click like a dead battery, but power was getting to the starter. pulled starter a part looked good, put back in and now it will turn weakly a couple times and then click again, and the battery was strong even tried boosting off my truck. bike has spark. finally it does not seem to be getting fuel when trying to start, and the carb is clean, can see light through all the jets. just stumped, so i moved on to the 91.

the starter on the 91 cranks nice and normal, and with the kick start i the motor feels right. but no carb or spark stops me there.

So long story short, can i use the 06 carb on the 91 bike, and any mickey mouse way to bridge the newer cdi to the old bike to test it? or am i better off swapping the 91 motor into the 06, probably have to swap the charging system?? maybe just swap the starter to the 06 and see what happens?

anyways sorry for the novel, just trying to wrap my head around these bikes as they look like a tonne of fun.

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91 engine to 06 bike. Remove left side cover of 91 engine and replace with charging system and side cover of 06. Use 06 carb.

So now you have 91 engine (with 06 side cover) with kick and electric start in the 06 bike, with the 06 charging and electrical systems, the updated 06 carb, plus the 06 has disk brakes as opposed to drum. Now for the 500 posts telling me what I forgot/got wrong.

Good luck!
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