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hi: new to forum as i just got my first tw200. i am looking to do some modifications to the bike (think deus' mono) and was curious to know if anyone has insight on a triple tree from an existing bike that can be used to replace the stock tree. i am hoping to replace the standard forks with inverted forks, but he 33mm outer diameter is too limiting.



please advise and thanks, in advance, for any insight.
 

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hi: new to forum as i just got my first tw200. i am looking to do some modifications to the bike (think deus' mono) and was curious to know if anyone has insight on a triple tree from an existing bike that can be used to replace the stock tree. i am hoping to replace the standard forks with inverted forks, but he 33mm outer diameter is too limiting.



please advise and thanks, in advance, for any insight.


The answer is no, you'll have to custom make them
 

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Pierre from the French forum installed a GSXR fork...



 

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thanks, those are good looking forks ... was that tree custom made or augmented?


Those look like Gixxer trees, prolly with a stem transplant and sreetfighter bar mounts. Wire wheel and dual discs are anyone's guess. Probably weighs a ton, but looks good.



Wish I'd payed more attention in French class.
 

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Those look like Gixxer trees, prolly with a stem transplant and sreetfighter bar mounts. Wire wheel and dual discs are anyone's guess. Probably weighs a ton, but looks good.



Wish I'd payed more attention in French class.


yup, running a wheel and fork trail designed for a 100+ hp streetbike is probably not the hot setup, may be alright for a a street TW though if you can figure how to get the parts(front hub) cheap enough. The tiny little stock TW disk already weighs more than the drum version.



One benefit to that dual disk is you'll be able to go over the bars way quicker than you can ever accelerate.
 

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I think Pierre found these parts in scrapyards...

This bike, which he called "Mark IV", has an HD Sportster tank and a 225cc engine (XT or TTR head I think).

I saw it "in person" several times and even if the front part may be a bit too much for a TW, it sure looks good.



 

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I think Pierre found these parts in scrapyards...

This bike, which he called "Mark IV", has an HD Sportster tank and a 225cc engine (XT or TTR head I think).

I saw it "in person" several times and even if the front part may be a bit too much for a TW, it sure looks good.





If that's the same Pierre in france I'm thinking of, then I found him those 225 parts way back in 02' 03'. Back when we were all using the yahoo message board instead of this forum. They are from a grey market 225 Serow some guy in the UK was selling. Looks like he did a nice job. I think the bike is a tw125 originally.
 

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Not really my thing, but toned down in the braking department and lightened up a bit this could be a cheaper alternative to that $1700 Japanese fat tire kit some folks dig. Someone with good scrounging skills and the ability to lace his own wheels could probably put this together for half that amount.



The stem swap should be a no-brainer. With a little thought and a friendly machinist a new axle could be made and a TW hub, brake and caliper adapted and laced to a 16.
 

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Not really my thing, but toned down in the braking department and lightened up a bit this could be a cheaper alternative to that $1700 Japanese fat tire kit some folks dig. Someone with good scrounging skills and the ability to lace his own wheels could probably put this together for half that amount.



The stem swap should be a no-brainer. With a little thought and a friendly machinist a new axle could be made and a TW hub, brake and caliper adapted and laced to a 16.


Yeah but doesn't that fat tire kit use a rear TW wheel, hence a 14" big fat front wheel? I'm a huge fan of that but I can find 3 TW's for the price of that kit, yikes. .!!





I showed this pic of Pierre's bike to a friend who's kind of a Gixxer nut, & now he's eyeing TW's, hahahah!!
 
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