I have two, I go back and forth. I got my spare at the local Yamaha dealership. They even had it in stock. I clean them with penetrating oil like Liquid Wrench or WD-40 and a toothbrush helps. Your normal auto parts stores won't have bike stuff, and the dealerships sometimes charge too much, so if it's not a rush try to use a reputable website to order through. Buying multiple little things at once can make the shipping worth it. rockymountainatvmc.com is another good one from what I hear.
The "C" may mean California with the required smog canister.
Always check for the 4 flow holes on the end - because even ones purchased at the dealership have sometimes been the wrong ones (but in the correct packaging) with only 2 holes which can ruin your motor. Best to always loosen the oil flow bolt to make sure some comes out after an oil change. As long as the old metal one is not damaged - just clean and re-use, as stated above.
You can download the manual that explains the oil bleeding procedure here on the site. Pretty much, the bolt on the right side of the head by the intake valve cover is a bleeder bolt of sorts. You open it up a bit after an oil change when you start the bike up to make sure oil is getting to the head. As far as oil goes, that can be argued forever but plenty of folks seem to use synthetic after break-in and swear by it so it's probably safe. You just have to make sure it's approved for use with a motorcycle wet clutch.
I got one from Yamaha.....it came with the bike. My first TW went 16,000 miles on that filter, just cleaning it about every 1,000 miles along with an oil change. I'm sure it would have lasted until 30,000 miles. NO possibility of trashing the engine from wrong filter in right box syndrome.
I have a TW '93 carb I'm planning on refurbishing soon and I was wondering whether I should opt for the rebuild kits on Amazon/eBay or whether I should stick with OEM parts?
Some have said on the forum that they stick with OEM jets because they are guaranteed to be consistent, but does anyone...
I have a 2013 with about 4500 miles on it. Lately it has developed a starting issue. The starter turns and there is not problem with the battery. However, occasionally the starter does not engage the motor. i.e. I can hear the starter turning but not cranking over the motor. To get it...
I first read through the existing posts but could not see anyone referring to this.
When i cut the end off my grips, the open end of the bar was filled with soft metal.
Not completely to the top , there is some space left where you could pry about with a screwdriver.
I try to drilled a hole in...
I checked a few threads but they seem to discuss the bad threads in bolt receivers.
At my bike the receivers have come loose itself.
The seat is like new so i do not want to remove it
to see if i can somehow fasten them again.
anyone an easy solution?
I just joined this forum today, and am happy to be here.
So I bought a tw200 (not new) and I have been using it for about a month now, today i decided to clean the bike, the chain and sprokects.
I tried opening the cover to the front sprokect but couldn't do so because of the leg...