I'm in the market for hand guards, but don't know what to buy. Don't anticipate any thick brush or trees. I mostly want clutch lever, brake lever and hand protection from dropping the bike. Any suggestions?
I've had two of these....They are tuff! Stay away from the cheapo Chinese clones, but why pay $70 and up for a logo? Slightly fussy to install around cables but OK if you leave all the mounts loose until you get everything in the right place. Hint: wrap the expanders with as much electrical or duct tape as you can get on them before inserting and they will never loosen.
Every bike that I own (other than the 2 scooters), 2 or 3 wheels have Tusk D-Flex.
Inexpensive but not cheaply made at all. They do work and I can attest to their strength & structure when hitting the deck (or perhaps a tree).
I even dropped the used Acerbis one's on my old xr250L and threw a new pair of D-Flex's on.
I got the recommendation for these from the good folks on this forum. Really a No-Brainer unless the logo of a more expensive brand is your thing?
I mean... it's a TW!
I'm running the Cyra Pro Bend handguards on my TW and TTR230, both with the stock bars. They are tough, but not cheap. Some people claim to have had difficulty installing them, but I found it all pretty simple.
I have the Barkbusters and I'm sold on them. They proved their worth when I dumped it last year. Hard enough drop to bend both the guards and the bars (and put a slight bow in my front axle bolt), but my fingers and all the controls came out of it unscathed. If only they made ankle guards.
Tusk brand without any plastic covers. They now have several deep gouges in them and have successfully saved my hands and control levers from damage many times. I also like to think they may even help strengthen the aluminum Pro-Taper ATV High handlebars...
I think I have one brand or the other on all of my TW's (and other bikes). They all seem the same to me. I'm not a brand specific fellow...or can't remember to keep buying the same brand. Whatever! Soon have to put my ATV mitts on as it's getting chilly. Hand guards help keep the mitts from interfering with the clutch handle.
When I bought my bike the dealer gave me a set of Acerbis at dealer cost and put them on while I waiting for my paperwork. My hands and levers have sustained my deficient riding abilities. They work well. There are literally hundreds of types and colors and brands of these things. These serve a serious role and function so do not shop at Uncle Mao's General store for these. I have hit trees and posts and a few crashes. The Acerbis work well.
The Acerbis are actually made , not just assembled , in the USA and their price reflects the disparity in labor rates compared to their $25 Chinese clones. Material quality too, I believe ( my $25 patent infringing Chinese clones did not survive their first drop, the aluminum alloy fractured on Moab's unyielding sandstone).
However not being a fan of the Acerbis style I prefer the moderately priced D-flex handguards.
When disassembling the carburetor, the small, short, aluminum nozzle above the main jet fell out. And I don’t know which direction it should be put back in. (When assembled, the carb/throttle needle is positioned vertically within this nozzle.)
The top and bottom of the nozzle are not...
Has anyone installed a kickstarter on a late model TW? Have 2 2012s and would like the option. Looks to me you must replace the case cover with older model. I know my 2001 had a rubber plug you could remove and add the parts... Any guidance would be appreciated.
Ok, so just installed a #34 pilot jet in my 16 tw 200. Reason behind it was a little run on and some lean conditions I could sense. I already opened the fuel screw from 1.5 turns out to 2.5 turns out and did see some minor improvement but not enough, so that's why the #34.
Picked up a 1992 thats a great runner. All original. The front end looks like it had a minor collision, and the headlight / turn signals / headlight mount all seem a bit crooked.
The fairing looks to be in good shape.
Is there a fairing stay? Or is that all built into the headlight rim?
I bought a new wiring harness so i could hook up a ignition switch on a Tw i bought about almost a year ago! but i have trouble on finding which connector goes to which! i have a picture, does this look correct? On an OEM ignition cylinder the connector is red and this is the only connector...