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Hello from NM.
I picked up this 1989 TW a couple of months ago and have slowly been going through it to make it a reliable cruiser.
It looked like it had been drug from a swamp when I got it. Surface rust all over including the plastics but it did start and idle.
So far it has needed a set of forks from ebay, a new front brake cable, a voltage regulator, a used front tire and a bit of carb tuning. It now purrs and is a complete hoot to ride.

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Hello from NM.
I picked up this 1989 TW a couple of months ago and have slowly been going through it to make it a reliable cruiser.
It looked like it had been drug from a swamp when I got it. Surface rust all over including the plastics but it did start and idle.
So far it has needed set of forks from ebay, a new front brake cable, a voltage regulator, a used front tire and a bit of carb tuning. It now purrs and is a complete hoot to ride.

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Welcome to a new member hailing from the Land of Enchantment.
We鈥檒l let you post a few more times before teasing you about installing a used stock front tire. Perhaps you鈥檝e read us refer to the front TrailWing tire as a 鈥淒eathWing鈥 due to it鈥檚 poor handling compared to some other tires.
Keep doing whatever it takes, time and budget permitting, to finish the resurrection of that fine 鈥89
 

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Welcome from the Sacramentos near Cloudcroft. I kept seeing a TW in front of our local auto parts store and always ignored it, till I got the bug for one. Alas, some smart mountain maven beat me to it so I bought a new one.

I have four old Yams in the garage to go with the new TW, keeping relics running is always a challenge, but fun. Have a blast.
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Welcome from Bel Air Maryland. I know what it takes to bring these old bikes back from years of abuse. I restored a 1988 last year. Enjoy
 

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Wow what a welcome! Thanks all.
The rust on the plastic still has me scratching my head. Best I can figure is it was leaning up against some metal.
The front tire is a Dunlap d606.

Richard I see you have a 71' at1. I have a 71' ct1 that needs an engine and a bunch of other work.
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nobade- thanks for that.

Badgerflorida- yes the float was set too low, engine was sputtering at speed from lack of fuel. Also the pilot screw was set only 1/4 turn out. Now at 1.5 turns out idle is much smoother.
 
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