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I know its like asking a giraffe to swim but does anyone keep their TW more in "road mode"? I am interested in turning mine into more a motard since my use is 90% road-commuting. What tires should I look at for this build?
 

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I know its like asking a giraffe to swim but does anyone keep their TW more in "road mode"? I am interested in turning mine into more a motard since my use is 90% road-commuting. What tires should I look at for this build?




Bridgestone TW203/204 is perfect for road use.
 

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I have a 47 tooth rear and Shinko SR428s. I ride 90% street. I like the feel and cornering in these tires.
 

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I run mine almost 100% street and have 15/50 sprockets, TW203-4's, K&N cone filter, and have rejetted my carb.



With all that my TW is a lot more at home on the road- as long as I'm running at 60mph or under it's fine. I'd need a bigger bike (400cc+) to run any faster than that for any length of time.
 

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Looks good. What kind of rear wheel/rear disc did you put on there. Do you have any close up pics of the rear disc set up?
 

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I've often thought of getting street tires for my TW, especially after I sold my cruiser at the time when I purchased the TW. I live in Chicagoland, and there is nowhere fun to ride a dual-sport. Anyhow, I replaced my cruiser, so the TW will stay as is since the poor bike doesn't get ridden as much as it used to.



Sebastian, your bike is awesome. I love what you did to it. I went to the site on your swing arm (tw-parts.com), but didn't find anywhere about them shipping to USA. I'll bet if they did, they'd receive a lot more business from folks on this forum.



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Looks good. What kind of rear wheel/rear disc did you put on there. Do you have any close up pics of the rear disc set up?
Yes, I can make in the next days some closer pictures.

The rear rim is a std. 4.5x17 supermoto/motard rim. This one is from BEHR. Very known here in Germany (quality Made in Germany).

The hub is from a Yamaha WR/YZ250F/450F made by H:One (compareable quality to Talon).

The rear disk is also from a WR/YZ250F/450F, should be made by EBC.

And the rear brake caliper and master brake cylinder is OEM Yamaha from a WR/YZ250F/450F.
 

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Sebastian, your bike is awesome. I love what you did to it. I went to the site on your swing arm (tw-parts.com), but didn't find anywhere about them shipping to USA. I'll bet if they did, they'd receive a lot more business from folks on this forum.



Dan
Take a look on this link for a rear swing arm:

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=de&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=de&tl=en&twu=1&u=http://www.tw-parts.com/artikel.php?ordner=japan_import&seite=fahrwerk&fahrzeug_id=1&universal
 

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Sebastian, what akrapovic exhaust is that? specifically made for a tw?
Hi,



Yes, this akrapovic exhaust is made for the Yamaha TW.

I think, this one was only made/sold for the European market, because the exhaust was "made for Yamaha TW125".

But we all know, that the exhaust parts are interchangeable.





There is a good and a bad news; and something between.



The bad news:

The production has ended for this version.



The good news:

They can made again some exhausts.



The "something between" news:

The minimum order value is 5 exhausts.



Best regards,

Sebastian
 

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Sebastion your bike looks great! I'd love to get one of the extended swingarms... but by the time it landed here in Canada I bet I'd be looking at the best part of $1000.00 . So instead I'm going to have a go at extending it myself.



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not quite a supermoto but i call it my "hapamoto"...



before i put street tires on







btw, i've owned a husky 610, smr510 (fuel injected w/58 hp) and a full on crf450r track bike. although these tw's aren't as fast/quick they're still just as fun.
 

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not quite a supermoto but i call it my "hapamoto"...



before i put street tires on







btw, i've owned a husky 610, smr510 (fuel injected w/58 hp) and a full on crf450r track bike. although these tw's as fast/quick they're still just as fun.




What bike stand is that you're using?. TIA
 
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