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Hello everyone. I'm new to the Forum, but I've been lurking for what feels like years. I'm surprised that more people in the States aren't into modding the TW for the street in the same fashion as the TW craze in Japan. I've always had the urge to purchase a TW and modify it in the taste of the many sick customs I've seen from there. Thing is I noticed, as I'm sure all of you have, the aftermarket or lack there of for the TW here in the States. After doing some research I cam across http://japan.webike.net/ and noticed that they not only seem to ship to the States, but they have a TON of parts for the TW. If you go to their site and go under "Shop by motorcycle" and search under Yamaha TW200 you'll see that they have basically everything imaginable in order to create a Japanese style custom. I'm wondering if anyone has any experience dealing with this web site, or if I'm missing out on an even better place to get parts. Thanks.
 

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Well if you have the patience and the money sure it good. Japanese shipping is ridiculous and like cbinvb said the exchange rate sucks big time. I have never seen it this low in my life ever and I am from Japan. 74 yen to the dollar. To get a picture of things it cost 110 yen to buy a coke. It sucks that you can't utilize Japan Yahoo auction. They have things from cheap. New and used. To tell you the truth the TW craze in Japan has died out years ago.
 

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Thanks for the feedback. That J-mart.biz site is cool but they don't have anything but 2 exhaust set ups for the TW. However they have some REAL cool stuff for the Honda Monkey/Gorilla. I've always wanted to build one of those too. So is it safe to say that there is no company in the USA that offers extended swing arm set ups for the TW? If I'm looking to purchase one am I going to have to go with one of the sites from Japan?
 

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So is it safe to say that there is no company in the USA that offers extended swing arm set ups for the TW?


Correct. There is no company in the USA that offers an extended swingarm kit for the TW.



If I'm looking to purchase one am I going to have to go with one of the sites from Japan?


Yes. Unless you cut and extend your own.



The search function on this site will provide a wealth of info on this topic and on ordering from Japan.
 

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you can check there

http://auctions.search.yahoo.co.jp/search?p=TW200&auccat=&aq=-1&oq=&ei=UTF-8&slider=0&tab_ex=commerce

or contact the company that makes swing arms in Kawaguchi, it's near Tokyo

Basically you can buy everything you want and they will sent it everywhere you want by EMS

I'm an official Kitaco importer (a tuning parts co located in Osaka) and receive shipment from there twice a month

Webike is not exactly a store, actually they only order parts from other companies and then ship them to final customer, it means they could ask you to pay parts that would be available in one month, please ask about availability before ordering

A friend of mine from Southern Corsica is building a TW using parts he bought on Yahoo, most of them are used but in very good conditions

here it is

 

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Hi

you can check there

http://auctions.search.yahoo.co.jp/search?p=TW200&auccat=&aq=-1&oq=&ei=UTF-8&slider=0&tab_ex=commerce

or contact the company that makes swing arms in Kawaguchi, it's near Tokyo

Basically you can buy everything you want and they will sent it everywhere you want by EMS

I'm an official Kitaco importer (a tuning parts co located in Osaka) and receive shipment from there twice a month

Webike is not exactly a store, actually they only order parts from other companies and then ship them to final customer, it means they could ask you to pay parts that would be available in one month, please ask about availability before ordering

A friend of mine from Southern Corsica is building a TW using parts he bought on Yahoo, most of them are used but in very good conditions

here it is



Hey Mame Shiba, that's pretty interesting. Of course I'd have to translate the page and use a currency calculator but that is very cool! Would you advise that this is a quicker and cheaper alternative to using WebBike? I remember doing some research on this awhile back and I came across another good site from Japan that would ship parts to the US but I can't find it. Really the main things I'm interested in purchasing is an extended swingarm, exhaust, and air filter just to get things started. On a side note, do you know if the company "OVER" makes exhaust for the TW? Thanks! Cheers!
 

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I don't think there are still Over racing parts available for TW, most of locals put Supertrapp

I visited the company in Suzuka last june and the main hall is a real museum with many famous bikes of the 1970's like Kawasaki 750H2 or Honda 750 Four

Over can make everyhting you want as a special order, stainless silencer, titanium silencer, carbon fiber silencer etc...

I can ask for a quotation if you're interested


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I'd like to interject the fact that K&N is a U.S. company, headquartered in Riverside, California, and Supertrapp is in Cleveland, Ohio.



Why would you pay double or triple from a Japanese source, when virtually any item they make can be purchased or ordered right here in the U.S.?



A lttle resourcefulness would go a long way toward keeping costs down for you hollow mod types.



Just sayin'.
 

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I've never seen a TW with Supertrapp exhaust in the states and it's common in Japan, can't explain exactly why but fact is they're more popular there

there is also an alternative model called Supersound, distributor is Plot Co in Nagoya

there are many US products there but I don't know if they're specially made for Japanese market

Many locals put Earl's oil coolers on their bikes, however it's Earl's for Kijima, a tuning parts company from Tokyo

I think it would be wise to check at my friends' store in Setagaya Ku if you like Japanese style tuning parts

Mite kudasai


http://www.easyriders.jp/webstore/hdshop.php?brand_code=3&syasyu_code=303

I'm also addicted to Supertrapp hovewer models from Wiruswin, Realize or Beams could be cheaper alternatives



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Earl's Performance, a Division of Holley Corp., U.S. of A.



Available at any freakin' speed shop or even from J.C. Whitney, fer cryin' out loud.



I really don't get you guys at all. Get in the Jap catalogs, find what you want then order the same thing domestically.



Supertrapp sells "X" number of cans. They have all have a given inlet/ outlet size, a given length and diameter and they can all be ordered by those dimensions, there's nothing trick or exotic about the one for a TW because it's the same can they sell for quite literally a several DOZEN other bikes. Save your dinero to import a headpipe. Or better still have one made in 20 minutes out of stainless or your choice of materials by any competent muffler shop.



Source the oil cooler cover from Japan because as far as I know there are no domestic sources. As for the cooler itself, once again Earl's or a dozen others will happily sell you one in the flavor of your choice. Their catalog tells you everything you need to know. You order these by length, width, tubing size, location of inlet and outlet and number of passes.



We ain't building rockets here.
 

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Earl's Performance, a Division of Holley Corp., U.S. of A.



Available at any freakin' speed shop or even from J.C. Whitney, fer cryin' out loud.



I really don't get you guys at all. Get in the Jap catalogs, find what you want then order the same thing domestically.



We ain't building rockets here.
I find using the word "JAP" is ethnophaulism. Derogatory ethnic slur offensive towards me and my culture. I would appreciate if you never used the word again.
 

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If you knew my own ethnicity the last thing you'd accuse me of is "ethnophaulism".



Let's not confuse that with my efforts to point out options for bypassing the expense related to importing things unnecessarily, which if I recall correctly was a cause you have also promoted.
 

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its regardless of what your ethnicity has to do with what I find offensive. There is no accusations, its what you did. Using derogatory or disparaging words requarding another race/ethnicity is ethnophaulism. It has nothing to do with what race/ethnicity a person is who says it. The words itself are a what they are no matter who says them. I did say buy locally to save money without the static. Lets not confuse with the point of how to apologize.
 

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I find using the word "JAP" is ethnophaulism. Derogatory ethnic slur offensive towards me and my culture. I would appreciate if you never used the word again.
Yes Lizberth!

and while we are on the subject no refering to me as a 'Brit', Pommy, Rosbeef, limey and especialy not an Inselaffen!!




Being as uneducated as i am, i googled 'ethnophaulism' wich led me to the following explanations.



racial slur:

A racial slur is what happens when you mix rednecks, NASCAR, and mass quantities of alcohol. Everyone is incoherently slurring about the race, when in actuality, no one has a damn clue who's in the lead or what the point standings are, nor does anyone really give a shit.



racial slur

A liberal word used to expose the speaker's tender sensibilities.
 

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See below. I broke my eraser.
 

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This is about motorcycles and solutions. If anyone has issues with my personal views regarding ethnocentricity there's a button for that.



http://www.supertrapp.com/product_sections/cat.asp?CatID=32



This is a list of Supertrapp universals, which are the same units packaged as systems with a headpipe to suit your particular bike, minus the headpipe. Find your desired style, length, inlet size and preferred finish. Order from your local bike shop or online. Prices are MSRP. Dealers typically charge far less in my experience. Boutique muffler outfits generally offer theirs seperately as well.



http://www.vintagebred.com/categories/TW200/Exhausts/



Domestic source for Beams. I have no idea if their pricing is favorable relative to importing because this ain't really my thing. You decide.



http://www.knfilters.com/11PSCatalog.htm



Ditto for K&N. Order by carb throat size and element diameter at your local bike shop or online.





http://www.holley.com/HolleyNews/



Earls' Catalog. All major brands similar. There are an assortment of mounting solutions elsewhere on the site. Order from Jeg's, your local speed shop, etc.
 
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