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Just got this for christmas from my gf. I spotted it in her uncles barn 4 years ago but never got around to buying it. Good thing i waited because now its free :)





The plan is to tinker with over the winter and properly bring it to a running condition. Ill probably end up completely tearing it down to fully restore it next winter. Ill powdercoat everything myself and make it match the blue and white of my 97 eclipse spyder.



I gotta say my favorite thing about the tw is the fat tires. Very supermoto looking.
 

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Free is good! I like free! TW looks in good shape. I suppose some TLC is in order, but I'm sure you'll have a good runner in the end.



Oh, and my shop resembles yours or what yours will look like when the overhaul is under way:blink:







Good luck getting it going.





P.S. Black duck tape works good as a seat cover. For a year or two anyway. lol.



 

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Nice, its hard to beat that price! The blue 87 T-Dub is a bit harder to find than the Orange one, nice find! I am in the process of a complete restoration on my 87 as well, I'll be posting Pics here soon!
 

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That looks just like my sans the duct tape on the seat. You should be able to get a new cover for the seat and DIY recovering it.



Other than that I think it looks great!
 

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Thanks tony. Im going to head the local bike shop for a spark plug and oil sometime this week if i get time.
 

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When you guys say inspect the petcock on the gas tank, are refuring to rust around it?


Inspect the o-rings, screen and tubes. If the o-ring is dry, shriveled or cracked, gas can leak at the petcock base. Check the screens for old gas deposits, foreign debris, and general crud. Make sure the tubes are free and clear also.
 

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ok thanks.



just picked up some oil and a new plug from the local moto shop. need to grab a fuel filter and some lines when i go to the parts store.



shitty thin is i just discovered my jeeps got a bad head gasket so need get that fixed before i can really dig into the bike at all.
 

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talked to her uncle the other day and my title issue might've gotten a bit tougher. he apparently never had one becuase this was a "cabin up north" bike. either way he said he thinks theres a kill switch on the kick stand ( wich is broken off) and that may be why it stoped running and wouldnt restart?



any thoughts on that?
 

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talked to her uncle the other day and my title issue might've gotten a bit tougher. he apparently never had one becuase this was a "cabin up north" bike. either way he said he thinks theres a kill switch on the kick stand ( wich is broken off) and that may be why it stoped running and wouldnt restart?



any thoughts on that?




There is a kill switch on the kickstand, but the bike should start with the broken switch as long as the bike is in neutral. Some people bypass it by connecting the two wires going to the switch with a short piece of wire creating a loop.
 

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well i finally got a title for this thing so nows time to change the oil and get the throttle to not stick and we'll see if it fires up.
 

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actually got time to work on it today. changed the oil, drained gas and checked for spark. orange wire from cdi to coil was unplugged but after i fixed that there was still no spark.



the battery is dead as can be so i was just kicking it. is there a procedure for checking the cdi and coil?
 

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actually got time to work on it today. changed the oil, drained gas and checked for spark. orange wire from cdi to coil was unplugged but after i fixed that there was still no spark.



the battery is dead as can be so i was just kicking it. is there a procedure for checking the cdi and coil?




Yes, there is. You'll need to download the manual and follow the steps. Hope you can diagnose your problem.



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