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I'm a newbie to this forum.... but not to motorcross. I just purchased a 1994 TW200, in very good condition, it has 3900 miles on it and has been sitting for the last two years. I ride a WR450 as well as WR250 ( trails only with these ), had them for the last 5 years and wanted to get an Enduro for the street, the TW a friend of mine had and now I own it.



Anyway, the first issue I have is the shift lever, it's so close to the peg that my size 11 feet can barely fit under the thing when shifting upwards...has anyone changed this out or experienced the same thing.



Second, since this has been sitting for sometime, I'm having a hard time keeping the thing idleing, ever after cleaning the carb. The float bowl was all green inside ( prior to my clean ) and the smell of varnish was present. I dismantled the carb, cleaned all the jets and it fired right up. When driving down the road no problems what so ever, just idling...any suggestions.



Last, the right side mirror perch is stripped out, and that mirror is gone. I've gone to the local cycle shops and they have no mirrors that appear to have the same threads. I've also read that some of the older bikes had left and right threads.....I'm kinda confused since I don't have a manual ( yet ) and was once again wondering if you all could point me into the right direction for the mirror and perch.



I love the site and will help out others as much as I can.



Thanks,

Frank



I just brought it home and cleaned it up :)



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Yep, Yamaha uses a reversed threading on the left side to keep the wind from unscrewing your mirror. So its left handed threads on the left and right handed (normal) on the right. You can get an adapter to fit any mirror to the bike or buy a set that has the mismatched threads (specific to Yamaha and maybe others?). Good luck with the new ride. Tom P.S. I hope I didn't screw up this explanation. Its one of those things that you have to think through or go look it up. I tried the think about it method. Tom
 

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Yep, Yamaha uses a reversed threading on the left side to keep the wind from unscrewing your mirror. So its left handed threads on the left and right handed (normal) on the right. You can get an adapter to fit any mirror to the bike or buy a set that has the mismatched threads (specific to Yamaha and maybe others?). Good luck with the new ride. Tom P.S. I hope I didn't screw up this explanation. Its one of those things that you have to think through or go look it up. I tried the think about it method. Tom




Your explanation was perfect, I've been hunting around for the org. eq. mirror but I may be putting the cart before the horse, I need the perch..



Thanks Tom



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I see them all the time on E-bay !!!



Also ~~ look into some Sea Foam additive... (PeP Boys , Wal~Mart) Run it with your gas for a few tanks.. Really works on gummy issues !! Good luck :=)
 

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Welcome to the forum! Nice looking bike. My 95 looks a lot like it but has 3 times the mileage and isn't nearly as clean. Service manuals here courtesy of Petrus. I second the Seafoam recommendation. Longer shift levers are available, and ones from other bikes will fit. Sorry, I don't remember specifically which ones but a Google search of this site should turn up something. A few of the members of this forum are selling parts for TW's. Check the classified section for mirrors, and possibly a perch too. You're going to have a lot of fun with that bike.
 

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Just out of curosity, what is the top speed on these things, I had mine going about 50 but figured that was pretty much it. Didn't want to really push it till I get a few tanks of fresh fuel through the system.



Are the newer bikes faster ?



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Eyesell, If I'm understanding you correctly you need the point where the left mirror screws in (i.e. the same bracket that serves as a fulcrum for your clutch lever). If so, my parts bike has such and it could share it with you for a fiver over the shipping costs (lets presume it will be less than $10). If interested PM me your mailing address and you can reimburse me when you get the part. Sorry no mirror available, but they can be had at any Yamaha dealer. I'm not trying to hustle you, just trying to strip the parts bike enough to haul the remainer to the junk pile. Tom
 

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Redlines at 74mph. I've had mine up to 80 on my gps drafting an 18wheeler on the highway. Stock speedo is surprisingly accurate but mine is a 2010, cant speak for older models.
 

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Eyesell, If I'm understanding you correctly you need the point where the left mirror screws in (i.e. the same bracket that serves as a fulcrum for your clutch lever). If so, my parts bike has such and it could share it with you for a fiver over the shipping costs (lets presume it will be less than $10). If interested PM me your mailing address and you can reimburse me when you get the part. Sorry no mirror available, but they can be had at any Yamaha dealer. I'm not trying to hustle you, just trying to strip the parts bike enough to haul the remainer to the junk pile. Tom


Just PM'd you...thanks Tom,

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Just picked up a 93 Tw200 yesterday after noon. Looks to be original and has only 1,500 miles on it. I'll post a picture soon.

On the speedometer, it looks to redline at 55mph. Now at least this model has no tach. And when I got slightly over 50 mph, it seemed to be wound up pretty tight and I was

just riding it home for the first time, so I didn't want to damage it.



Are there any specs posted that show the top speed?

I have no idea if these are original sprockets , but the bike looks almost new and without any modifications.

I would like to know if the 55Mph on the speedometer is the actual redline for the engine with stock sprockets.



May check to see if there is a way to add a tac or not too.



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Hi Fred,



The 55mph redline on the speedometer is simply a carryover from when the US national speed limit was 55mph. This has nothing to do with the engine's redline. Your top speed will depend on a lot of factors, but should be in the 60-70mph range with stock gearing (14/50). Your engine will sound like it is ready to come apart but you will find numerous threads on this forum to convince you that this is normal and that you will not harm your bike by running wide open all day long.



Welcome and enjoy your new bike.



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The TW redlines at 10,200rpm, according to some article I read years agao. On a stock 200, that's tapping on 80mph. Torque peak is 7000rpm, horsepower peak is 8000rpm, so no sense turning it beyond 9000rpm, where it falls flat. If you are in a hurry, rev until it quits pulling, then shift. Power curve is so flat that sprocket changes make little to no difference in performance except with extremes of slope and wind.
 

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top speed mostly depends on if ~ you are going up or down the hill........ I have had mine to a bit shy of 80... and it is not a real comfortable feel.... 65 is a sweet ride.
 

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congrats on your "new" 1994, a real special year for the colors. i got my '94 last year and while it felt kinda sacrilegious, i couldn't wait to change it out for a black, white and blue scheme. it is a great bike, and as long as you don't pretend it is a rice rocket or a motocross it really shines. enjoy it!
 

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Sorry for Newbie at larger...Newbie at Large is better :)



I'm a newbie to this forum.... but not to motorcross. I just purchased a 1994 TW200, in very good condition, it has 3900 miles on it and has been sitting for the last two years. I ride a WR450 as well as WR250 ( trails only with these ), had them for the last 5 years and wanted to get an Enduro for the street, the TW a friend of mine had and now I own it.



Anyway, the first issue I have is the shift lever, it's so close to the peg that my size 11 feet can barely fit under the thing when shifting upwards...has anyone changed this out or experienced the same thing.



Second, since this has been sitting for sometime, I'm having a hard time keeping the thing idleing, ever after cleaning the carb. The float bowl was all green inside ( prior to my clean ) and the smell of varnish was present. I dismantled the carb, cleaned all the jets and it fired right up. When driving down the road no problems what so ever, just idling...any suggestions.



Last, the right side mirror perch is stripped out, and that mirror is gone. I've gone to the local cycle shops and they have no mirrors that appear to have the same threads. I've also read that some of the older bikes had left and right threads.....I'm kinda confused since I don't have a manual ( yet ) and was once again wondering if you all could point me into the right direction for the mirror and perch.



I love the site and will help out others as much as I can.



Thanks,

Frank



I just brought it home and cleaned it up :)



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The majority of mirrors are rt hand thread. I just retapped the left hand thread to right, it works fine. I locktite both of them anyway. rw
 

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I have a Trail tech TTO tach on my TW ( model # 72-Aoo)...$37.95...works well.The folks above are no doubt accurate about the TW's capable speed(s)...it may sound as if it will blow-up....it won't....have fun!!!.
 
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