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LED headlight bulb
LED tail light bulb
New X ring chain and both sprockets (with seals)
New air filters
New Lithium (ion) batteries
Fresh rubber (TW34 rear, Hiedenau K60 front)
Rear Manrack (good strong racks)
All balls steering bearings

Starts on the button, pulls like a train – don’t know what all the fuss is about

“To do” – JNS dark headlight arrived yesterday, looking forward to fitting it -and once the Hamster comes back from vacation, the fork oil - I just hope I don’t lose “the clunk”, (or the Hamster) ….
 

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First Mod should always be to get rid of the front tire and put a trials tire on.
Larger footpegs
Handlebar risers and hand guards
Folding longer gear shifter
Skid plate
ATV rear tire
 

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Here's my mod list to date;
$0 Chopped 1" off each handlebar end for a narrower profile and better riding stance.
$30 kick stand - XT225 installed
$120 tank - XT225 lined and instaled
petcock - XT225
fuel cap - mod to remove key lock
$12 tail light assy - replaced with LED
$11 front fender and bracket - removed and installed tall fender
$89 skid plate - removed and installed Richochet
$11 clutch springs -removed and replaced w/stronger springs
$67 chain - removed and replaced with DID x-ring
$5 rear turn signals - removed and replaced with LED off eBay
$5 front turn signals - removed and replaced iwth LED off eBay
forks reflectors - removed
$20 seat cover/pad - installed camo
$65 bar risers - installed
$32 pilot screw adjuster
$6 pilot screw
$53 front tire
$25 foot pegs
$39 tire sealant
$14 pilot jet from 31 to 34
$72 LED headlight
$10 carb needle shims installed
$5 Quick release seat bolts/pins
$55 Jimbo Shield
$27 Folding, longer shift lever
$25 service manual
$12 longer rear brake arm (for better braking power w/ the leverage)
$11 LED flasher relay
$10 LED dash lights
$3 tank decal
$45 Givi trunk mounting plate
$11 oil filters
$8 Irridium spark plug
$100 Manrack rear rack
$212 Kick start kit
$40 Bark busters
$95 LIFo Battery
$10 Pro Taper Grips
$25 Kimpex Grip Heaters
$14 Fork Seal Guards
$10 Tach/hour meter
$50 Stainless pipe
$40 gun scabbard
$10 folding brake peddle
$30 battery charger
$130 Doubletake indestructable mirrors
$50 shorty clutch and front brake levers
$60 camo vinyl covering

I don't have all the mods installed in this photo, like the camo seat cover, but you get the idea....



Great looking bike. I normally don't care for for camo, but man, does that pattern ever blend in with the terrain. Very purposeful bike and looks good at the same time.

Oh yeah what size is your 241?
 
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I found them where? Where else....China! They are super heavy duty/thick. Needed to gently grind the insert, drill hole for left side spring and remove/grind off a small piece of aluminum in back to get full movement/retraction. Now after several dirt rides they move freely.

My other ones got bent and then very bent in Moab...
 

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Great looking bike but I wouldn't recommend it in traffic. My wifes big gray van can't be seen in the middle of the street with the headlights on. We still have some wooded areas around and I'm sure you wouldn't be seen. That is cool for off road and trails though. I have ridden right up on a buck with mine and it isn't camo'd. I bet you can really sneak up on a deer now.
 

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I have done a lot to my bike but my favorite mods are...

Shinko 241 front tire
ATV rear tire
54 tooth sprocket
bar risers
skid plate
larger foot pegs

On my To do list.....
Lithium battery on the way
Rear brake pads with grooves to get the grit out.
Raised suspension 2-4" with longer travel
Oil cooler
 

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Great looking bike but I wouldn't recommend it in traffic. My wifes big gray van can't be seen in the middle of the street with the headlights on. We still have some wooded areas around and I'm sure you wouldn't be seen. That is cool for off road and trails though. I have ridden right up on a buck with mine and it isn't camo'd. I bet you can really sneak up on a deer now.
I'm interested in keeping a low profile from the bug-n-bunny huggers seeing as I live in California. Trail riding is akin to wearing a Make America Great Again hat or shirt in this state.
But I'll tell ya, as far as being seen, not a problem. EVERYBODY sees this thing in California! I get the stink-eye worse than if I were a Hell's Angel riding a loud Hog. Ha! Especially when the rifle scabbard is on board. I also get a lot of thumbs up from the redneck crowd. Ha!
 

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I'm interested in keeping a low profile from the bug-n-bunny huggers seeing as I live in California. Trail riding is akin to wearing a Make America Great Again hat or shirt in this state.
But I'll tell ya, as far as being seen, not a problem. EVERYBODY sees this thing in California! I get the stink-eye worse than if I were a Hell's Angel riding a loud Hog. Ha! Especially when the rifle scabbard is on board. I also get a lot of thumbs up from the redneck crowd. Ha!
Maybe you should have an ax on the other side also. This would keep a low profile for the tree huggers as well. Very cool bike.
 

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That explains it, they are made of Chinesium!

Got a link for them?
Here is the link = not cheap, but made of Chinesium, longer, wider and mucho sturdy, a solid large base. A warning, don't ride bare footed with them! after only 20 miles my feet were spewing blood!!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Red-CNC-Footpeg-Footrests-For-Yamaha-TW200-1987-2009-01-02-03-04-05-06-07-08-New/323732747056?fits=Model:TW200&hash=item4b5ff9b330:g:WhkAAOSw2s1UwaHn

No need for any lecture…..totally kidding about bare footing it, These have sharp top grips, but get wide quickly so they don't shred your boots. Also do need modification to fit properly and articulate

They come in other colors -
 

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Here is the link = not cheap, but made of Chinesium, longer, wider and mucho sturdy, a solid large base. A warning, don't ride bare footed with them! after only 20 miles my feet were spewing blood!!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Red-CNC-Footpeg-Footrests-For-Yamaha-TW200-1987-2009-01-02-03-04-05-06-07-08-New/323732747056?fits=Model:TW200&hash=item4b5ff9b330:g:WhkAAOSw2s1UwaHn

No need for any lecture…..totally kidding about bare footing it, These have sharp top grips, but get wide quickly so they don't shred your boots. Also do need modification to fit properly and articulate

They come in other colors -
Nice pegs for the money.
 
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Here is the link = not cheap, but made of Chinesium, longer, wider and mucho sturdy, a solid large base. A warning, don't ride bare footed with them! after only 20 miles my feet were spewing blood!!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Red-CNC-Footpeg-Footrests-For-Yamaha-TW200-1987-2009-01-02-03-04-05-06-07-08-New/323732747056?fits=Model:TW200&hash=item4b5ff9b330:g:WhkAAOSw2s1UwaHn

No need for any lecture…..totally kidding about bare footing it, These have sharp top grips, but get wide quickly so they don't shred your boots. Also do need modification to fit properly and articulate

They come in other colors -
Of course, they don't ship to Canada. I'm trying to spend money, and they won't take it.
 

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I have done a lot of mods to the T-Dub since I bought it. I ride it pretty much every day. The one mod that stands out on a daily basis is the Cycleracks rack. I haul all kinds of stuff on it pretty much every day. From tires to ice chests to camping gear to whatever I need to haul that day. I like all the mods I have done but if the rack was gone it would drastically change what I can do with the T-Dub. Yes...I towed my concrete mixer 2 blocks attached to the rack. It worked perfectly and saved me a huge hassle. . 94A1700C-0B61-4528-AE61-28D78A3F27F1_1563068094111.jpeg BC1A58F7-C64C-472F-9EF8-2B80A4D5ECD5_1563068129539.jpeg 0EC9AAD3-9A12-4BE8-92D6-C8461F9D13EE_1563068187073.jpg
 

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My favorite mod is probably upgrading the electrics to the latest version. Harness, stator, flywheel, CDI, etc.

I just took off the Chinese VM26 clone carb and replaced it with a genuine Mikuni VM26-606 today. That seems to be working great. The Chinese carb ran ok too, but was very rich at idle; out of the pilot screw adjustment. I basically bought the real Mikuni so I would know exactly what I am getting when I buy jets. That way I can also try them in the clone carb to see if they work properly there. If they do, I'll probably use it on another bike.

A bigger tank is in the plans; in fact I have an XT600 tank I'll probably put on it.

A Cycleracks rack is probably in its future as well.
 

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It’s hard to list them in the level of favorite, but the progression of how they happened as follows:

1: Bars/risers so you can stand up comfortably. Add ProGrip 714 Rally Grips in at this time as well. Add handguards in at this time too!

2: Larger foot pegs - once you start standing up, you will want larger, more comfortable foot pegs.

3: Suspension: Once you are standing up, riding more spirited, you will quickly find out that your 6-inches of travel is... well, 6-inches of travel.

My bike has an Ricochet skid plate as that came after my spirited riding engaged my crankcase into rocks that exceeded the factory skid plate levels of protection, FMF Powercore 4 exhaust with carb tuning, JNS LED headlamp, CycleRacks rear rack, Shinko 241 front tire.

On my want list:
1: Seat Concepts
2: Clarke fuel tank
3: MORE RIDE TIME!!!!!

You can read all about my bike here on the TW200 forum! https://www.tw200forum.com/#/topics/46265
 

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Here's my bike with all the mods I have done so far:

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The mods you can't see:
15 front - 47 rear sprocket
DID X Ring chain
Moose Racing Folding shift lever
Pro Grip 714 Grips - GREAT!
130 Main Jet, etc.
Mobil 1 Syn Oil
Proper oil level in front forks
Some kind of fancy, schmancy NKG spark plug I can't remember the number.....
 

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Here's my bike with all the mods I have done so far:

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The mods you can't see:
15 front - 47 rear sprocket
DID X Ring chain
Moose Racing Folding shift lever
Pro Grip 714 Grips - GREAT!
130 Main Jet, etc.
Mobil 1 Syn Oil
Proper oil level in front forks
Some kind of fancy, schmancy NKG spark plug I can't remember the number.....
You said “proper oil level in the front shocks”. Is there an inherent issues with the level that causes shock issues?
I have a weird clacking noise on small but sharp bumps like dirt road puddle edges.
It’s very annoying. I can make the noise just cycling the shocks sitting still.
Wondering if oil level is the culprit.


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