my baby comes out of hibernation
5th gear 74. I better have a real good tailwind and a steep downhill grade.I have only seen a max of about 68 and that was down hill.I have yet to see what the new gear ratio will do however.
Another TW200 out of hibernation after 5 months of napping.
It started up on the 3rd try. The DR and SV started on the first try. I must have finally stumbled on the correct storage procedure. This is the first time in several years that I haven't had to do carb work to get the TW running.
Temperatures in the 70's in western NC. Did about 100 miles on forest service roads today.
About 20 miles NW of Murphy... 11 miles from the TN line and 15 miles from the GA line.jb, what part of WNC are you?
About 20 miles NW of Murphy... 11 miles from the TN line and 15 miles from the GA line.
After a night of rain the weather is great again. Off for an afternoon of trail riding.
I don't have internet service at the cabin, so I'm only able to log on when I'm near a public wireless connection... maybe once a day.
9500rpm with 14/50 sprockets and the stock tire is about 74mph. Under most conditions, the engine won't pull 9500rpm in 5th. Most TWs on level pavement with no wind will top out about 65mph if fed real gasoline. Knock off 5-7mph with E10. Add a mph or three for tucked in. Slightly taller sprockets might gain a mph or two by moving the meat of the powerband a little higher on the speedo, maybe. Chances of improvement increase with careful tuning of the carb. There are a host of other variables that also affect top speed.