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Hello Everyone,

I just picked up a 1996 TW200 with 3500 miles on it with a 500# rated hitch carrier. I wanted a run about to put on the back of my van. This one popped up on Craig's list and I jumped on it. Everything seems to be in great shape except the blinkers light up, but do not blink, some add-ons need deleted and the kill switch is missing. I look forward to learning and sharing. I will say the Hollow Mod is a must. I have fallen in love with a few I have seen on here. I also would like to make it as light as possible. Live in the Phoenix area and would like to meet up with other TW200 owners. I am not planning on riding on street so can haul it for show and tell. Few questions:

1. Anyone know why blinkers light up but do not blink?

2. Where is the best place to get a new kill switch?

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I can welcome you to the forum. However, I'm not handy with bikes, I let the dealer get their hands dirty when I have issues, which I haven't yet (2014 with 1600 miles). That and I have little time to fuss with things.
 
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"WELCOME" to the crazy world of Dubs.. Your non flashing blinker could be just a bad bulb.. Switch sides from left to right and see if the problem follows the bulb.. If not you will need to look a little closer.. I've owned our T-dubs for 9 years.. My wife and I just love them..
Go nuts and do what ever you want.. OMM.
 

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Hi Tex.

More info on the blinkers.

The front blinkers stay on as running lights. This is not what you are experiencing, is it? What is the dash indicator doing?

My '96 :icon_thumright: encountered a problem where the blinkers would not blink on one side. Thinking a bad bulb, I swapped the the bulbs around. The problem followed the bulbs. :); then it didn't. Back to the same side that initially had the problem.:(

After downloading schematics, swapping blinker wiring, tracing and wiggling wires to no avail, I tore into the blinker itself.

What "I" found on mine was where the wire goes into the stem of blinker, the wires are attached to a little disc inside the bulb socket cup. Pushing the disc up and out of socket cup, there was a bit of dirt/tarnish/something that was in there and that disc wasn't making good contact. I roughed it up with a screwdriver such thing and put it back together. Still all good. :icon_thumright:

Bad grounds and electrical gremlins are a bane to me. :dread:

Good luck to you.

Stock paint?
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome. Super excited about my bike.

jeffrolives,

Thanks for the info. I plan on tearing into it tomorrow. I will check that out first. When I hit the blinkers, the lights get brighter but do not blink.

DA,

The starter is there, but the off switch is missing.

TexGX

I am in love with the Hollow mod. I am thinking of taking plastic off tomorrow.
 

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Started to clean and check out bike. Noticed the brake light may not be working either. Running to Cycle World tomorrow to pick up a helmet and some boots. May pick up a few parts. The flame grips have to go. It needs a deep cleaning. Having fun so far.
 

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Worked on the Cub this weekend. It was the LED blinkers causing the blinkers not to flash. Picked up a new set that match the front, new passenger pegs and new grips. The brake light bulb just needs replaced. I will need to repaint the frame soon. Tires are my next priority. I also need a new kill switch. Any suggestions?

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Feelings hurt a little no one liked the new look:)

Worked on a few things today. My new tires arrived today. I was thinking of mounting myself, but will have someone do it tomorrow. I have no stand and only me to work on it. I fixed the brake light and throttle today. Changed out the handle bars as well. Wife is going to work on the seat tomorrow so should have a new black seat soon. Loving the bike so far.

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Tw200a

Well after almost selling it for a new one, I decided to change the number one thing I hated about the old look: the blue frame. In combination with some help from the guys at cycleracks and cycle gear, I introduce you to the new TW200A (A for adventure. Hanging out with my buddy that is buying a new GSA too much).

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I love the new look and the wife has a backrest and handles now. The ram mount looks like it will work great. I will start looking for a taller windshield.

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Here she is with the new body kit and odometer with trip gauge:

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I also added the fork covers. Digging the look.

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New odometer will be nice for monitoring fuel with trip gauge.

I figured out the throttle issue and have new cables on order. Now time to take her for shakedown ride. Four Peaks?

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Well after almost selling it for a new one, I decided to change the number one thing I hated about the old look: the blue frame. In combination with some help from the guys at cycleracks and cycle gear, I introduce you to the new TW200A (A for adventure. Hanging out with my buddy that is buying a new GSA too much).

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I love the new look and the wife has a backrest and handles now. The ram mount looks like it will work great. I will start looking for a taller windshield.

TexGX
How did you paint the frame? Complete disassembly?? I'm planning on painting my unbearable blue frame as well.
 

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I did not completely disassemble, but I did take off as much I easily could then wrap the hell out of the rest. I would take off the tank if I was to do it again. It is super easy. Plastic lawn bags work great for the wheels and blue painters tape was a big help as well.

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