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I brought home a pretty nice 2005 TW200 yesterday after spotting it on a local craigslist ad and making an offer. It is in good shape with only 2000 miles and looks to be fairly well kept. The last owner put a DG pipe on it and it is a little loud for my taste but not at all obnoxious. He also said that he changed the jetting due to the new pipe. I'm currently trying to buy some airbox parts from a couple of members here who are parting out their TWs. Next on the agenda will be an oil/filter change and after a few miles I'll replace the piece of crap stock chain and sprockets with something that will last. I did find out here that the left case cover has to come off to change the front sprocket, I don't think I ever remember that on any other bike I've had but maybe it is more common than I think. I also saw that this would require several seals in order to make the change. I understand that I'll have to watch for the very common base gasket leak also.



I just wanted to say hi and I'll try to get some crappy cell phone pics up in a day or two.



EDIT: I rode it around the block a few times today at lunch and it runs great. It's too loud but I can live with it. However, I do have a small amount of oil leakage at the base gasket. I'll probably just keep it wiped off and topped off for a little while and then get to the base gasket after I have some miles on it.
 

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Welcome to the fun! We do enjoy pictures of TW's. Check out the various posts for copies of service manuals and other helpful things.
 

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Welcome Bogey. I'm new here too and have gotten so hooked up already its crazy. Good folks here. Stick around and have some fun.
 

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I brought home a pretty nice 2005 TW200 yesterday after spotting it on a local craigslist ad and making an offer. It is in good shape with only 2000 miles and looks to be fairly well kept. The last owner put a DG pipe on it and it is a little loud for my taste but not at all obnoxious. He also said that he changed the jetting due to the new pipe. I'm currently trying to buy some airbox parts from a couple of members here who are parting out their TWs. Next on the agenda will be an oil/filter change and after a few miles I'll replace the piece of crap stock chain and sprockets with something that will last. I did find out here that the left case cover has to come off to change the front sprocket, I don't think I ever remember that on any other bike I've had but maybe it is more common than I think. I also saw that this would require several seals in order to make the change. I understand that I'll have to watch for the very common base gasket leak also.



I just wanted to say hi and I'll try to get some crappy cell phone pics up in a day or two.



EDIT: I rode it around the block a few times today at lunch and it runs great. It's too loud but I can live with it. However, I do have a small amount of oil leakage at the base gasket. I'll probably just keep it wiped off and topped off for a little while and then get to the base gasket after I have some miles on it.
 

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Welcome. I just got back from a trip to town to buy a gas cap gasket for my generator - I KNEW I was not likely to find the right one but who cares 35 more miles of good time and a trip to Cycle Gear, that's what that trip was about, not a gasket.
 

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Congrats on the new bike, I've got a perfect stock exhaust pipe if you want to trade out that pesky DG pipe!
 

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I have some good roads to ride starting in Sylacagua up to the top of Mt Cheaha. Have yet to venture north of that yet. BuddyMc and I rode some of it this summer, I'm ready to get back up there.
 

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I have some good roads to ride starting in Sylacagua up to the top of Mt Cheaha. Have yet to venture north of that yet. BuddyMc and I rode some of it this summer, I'm ready to get back up there.


Hey Diver! I'm ready and raring to go! Anytime! Even middle of the week. Need to limber up the TW skills! Just holler at me email text or PM. Bogey and Fort Payne, and Joel would make for 5 Awesome TWs thundering through the woods.
 

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Im limited to saturdays for the most part but would love to hit some trails soon. I hope to get my base gasket changed out soon and I'll be ready to ride.
 

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I've had a few more chances to ride my TW and had noticed that it sometimes didn't want to shift from 2nd to 3rd. I got on the board here and lo and behold, my clutch return spring was not looped over the lever like it was supposed to be. I'm still at work but I'll bet I will have a much better commute on the way home.



On the base gasket leak, I bought an inch pound torque wrench and decided to check the head bolts. I torqued them to spec according to the manual and my leak is very slow now. One of the bolts was very loose and another needed some minor tightening. I still have a leak but it isn't enough to even drip on the pavement after I get to work. I still think I'll order all the parts and fix it right this winter, but I feel much better now that it is only a trickle. All in all, I'm getting the bugs worked out. The next order of business is slowing down the idle speed. It has always idled too high even after it is warm. I "assumed" (wrongly of course) that the Throttle Stop Screw Adjuster was the idle adjuster. I see now that I have to remove the plug on the bottom of the carb to get to the idle screw. I'll try to do that this evening.
 
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