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Good morning folks, I thought since I was spooking around the forum and learning as much as I can I should intro myself. I'm an ex Canadian forces mechanic, ex due to a broken back.. now on a medical pension. I've been retired for about 14 years now. I am a federally licensed medical marijuana patient. Yes that means I can legally grow and smoke marijuana, I use marijuana to help control my pain and it works great.. I am on pharmaceutical pain killers but due to my weed use I don't use many opiates.



I was only 35 when I retired from the forces, so I'm sure you can imagine how dam BORED I get from time to time. To help drive back the boredom I bought a bike last year. I bought myself an old RD350LC to try and re-live my youth... what a mistake! LOL I sold the RD's (I had two of them.. one being a parts bike) because I just didn't like riding them. I found them high centered and awkward to ride.



Last week I bought myself another bike. This time I think I got what I wanted. I bought a full custom 2008 TW200. I bought the bike from the first registered owner. The PO rode the bike for about a year and a half before he blew it up. When the bikes engine blew the PO decided to transplant a different engine. What he managed to shoe horn in was the engine from a 2003 YZ250F liquid cooled (with a fresh re-build). Did he ever do a NICE JOB!!!



Here is a link to the build pictures for my bike. I think the kid I bought it from did a fantastic job! I look forward to hearing your comments. http://s1125.photobucket.com/albums/l588/tyzardoz/



A few days ago I picked up a solo seat from an 883 sportster... but I don't think it's going to be what I want. I do have a rear seat pad from .. um ... I think it's an R1... that just might look decent as a single seat. I'd really like an old fashioned sprung harley seat (for looks primarily). I went out last night and bought an old 5 gallon fatbob tank for dirt cheap (like 50 bucks cheap... heck the petcock is worth that). I haven't looked into the mods I'm going to need to do to make the sportster tank fit but I don't think it's going to be all that hard to accomplish, from what I've seen thus far I'm looking at reworking the "tunnel" and that's about it. I plan on extending the swing arm next summer to complete the look I'm after. I guess you could say I'm looking for a retro looking super motard and I think it's getting close.



I'll update this post when I add the tank and seat




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Welcome to the forum!



I tried to look at the pics of your bike, but it says they may have been deleted. I had to log on with my Microsoft id also- and I don't think most non-IT type folks will have one. Any way you could post them with photobucket or something?



I'd like to see how the PO got the yz250f engine in the frame. Looking forward to the build pics...
 

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Doh! I just realized the pics are nowhere near "in order" .. oh well you guys will get the gist of things




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Thanks for the welcome Fling
Can you see my build pics? Not sure if I linked them correctly.



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Nope. Problem is that this is your update address. Go to PB, open your album and you'll see a box in the lower right with a direct link etc. Click on the "Direct Link" and it will copy the link. Come back here and paste that to a reply and then we can all see your pix. Good luck.
 

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Wow!



That is a very impressive engine transplant. How does the bike run and ride? Does that rear mounted radiator get enough air circulation to keep the engine cool, and is there enough clearance for the rear wheel/fender?



That engine should definitely take a TW to a whole new level of performance (i.e., scary?).



Thanks for sharing, got any video of the bike running?



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Wow!



That is a very impressive engine transplant. How does the bike run and ride? Does that rear mounted radiator get enough air circulation to keep the engine cool, and is there enough clearance for the rear wheel/fender?



That engine should definitely take a TW to a whole new level of performance (i.e., scary?).



Thanks for sharing, got any video of the bike running?



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Hi Brian, yeah I think the po did a great job on the bike. The bike rides out awesome with loads of power, it seems to stay quite cool even tho the rad is under the seat tho I might look into a small rad fan for it. The rear fender has enough clearance to the wheel... about 1/4 inch I'd say, the po was really careful with locating components and such. The only thing I really don't like is the seat but that will change soon. I'm going to change the seat out for something better when I finish the mods to mount the 5 gallon fatboy tank.



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I'll post video of the bike running later




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I forgot to mention... the bike only has 95 km's on it since the build.





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Cool bike.The po did a fine job building it.

I am in NS also and saw that bike on Kijiji the past few weeks.

Enjoy the new ride.Maybe I will see you on the road.I sure would like to see that bike up close.
 

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Cool bike.The po did a fine job building it.

I am in NS also and saw that bike on Kijiji the past few weeks.

Enjoy the new ride.Maybe I will see you on the road.I sure would like to see that bike up close.


Same here; I've been watching that one on Kijiji as well. It looked like a good deal but I had just bought the 2011 that ProCycle had leftover on their floor.



I'd like to see that bike up close as well.
 

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Dang. I was sure I was gunna build the first water pumper TW.



Nice score.
 

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Dubster and MacFadyen I'd love to go on a ride with you guys, it would be nice to see three Tdubs together on a ride. I gotta wait until after the weekend of Sept 7th tho, I have my m/c course that weekend. I've owned 12 motorcycles so far but let my bike license lapse a LOT of years ago .. now I'm gonna be treated like a "NEW rider" again




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lizrdbrth you could still pull off a first... why not build a water pumpin two smoke? Say maybe an RD350LC powered Tdub? Or even better an RZ350LC... those power valves really KICK ASS!



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We'll do that with our LSR bike eventually. You get half a mile to slow the thing down.




My long-term project is a detuned WR swap, but addressing the motor's long-term reliability will probably be more involved than the actual conversion.



So many new compact, powerful powerplants. All carrying too little oil.
 

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The thing that freaked me out when I rode my RD was the thought that if I ran her out of fuel on a high speed run I could fry my engine




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