I just hope i put a short enough valve stem in. I didn't check the cabinet for a shorter one until after i had seated the bead.
I remember reading about a member who had lightened his bike quite a bit and allowed other members to test it out, Moab I think. Haven't seen what all he removed or any pictures.I only asked because one of out members had gone the deletion rather than replacement weight loss route ending up somewhere around 245lbs.
No lights, no starter, no battery, etc, a severe diet that turned the dual sports TW into a fat tired dirt bike. Major expenses were a rubber plug for the starter opening in the case and perhaps a capacitor. Too naked for my tastes but a specialized tool I guess.
The hub is a mere shell of its former self. That's a nice weight drop from six pound four ounces to 4.9.So here is my Bradly hub after a little modification. It now weighs 4.9 lbs with bearings and spacer….since we can no longer purchase the more aggressive early style Tw32? rear tire I have decided to try the trailer wheel mod so I can run better off road tires than the current rear tire.
Thanks for the pic Bob! (A few more if you have them, thanks).I was that guy in Moab with the stripped down TW. Here is a pic of the bike…
I was there at the last Moab get together and participated in a group ride on the slick rock trail with a bunch of Tw guys, along with my riding buddy Glen…not sure if they appreciated us or not as we are a couple of knuckleheads! My name is Bob by the way!
Sixteen pounds for a six ply is really good. Post up a review when you get it all together and test it out, thanks.I will post a pic when i get this altogether. I purchased a Kenda Klaw in 25x8-12 that weighs 16 lbs. I think it will work well and not upset the handling too bad, I hope!
That tire only has a load rating of 340 pounds. Probably because it has a max tire pressure of 7psi. I'd venture to guess that bike with rider and gear is gonna be over that. The wet weight spec of the TW200 is 278 pounds. If the rider dressed in riding gear weighs 180 pounds, that's 458 pounds. A guy like me is more like 225 dressed in riding gear. Add another 20 pounds in water tools and just plain crap and me and bike comes to over 500 pounds. Or 50% over max load rating of the Kenda Klaw.I will post a pic when i get this altogether. I purchased a Kenda Klaw in 25x8-12 that weighs 16 lbs. I think it will work well and not upset the handling too bad, I hope!