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Hi, longtime lurker here. I picked up a 96 tw200 in November and have been fixing and setting it up to best fit my needs. I have benefited greatly from the information on this site and thought I would show some of what I have done. Here's hoping the pictures work.



When I picked it up







After repairs and upgrades.











Some of the repairs and upgrades I have made include:

New tires and tubes

Cleaning carb/new needle and seat/new petcock

Wheel bearings/new brake shoes/cable

New sprockets and chain, output shaft bearing and seals

Steering head ball bearings upgrade. (Highly recommended)

R&R forks - seals, boots, fluid etc... Also plan to drill and tap drain holes at a later date.

Adjust valves

Skidplate and handlebar riser - thanks procycle

Clarke xt350 4 gallon tank.

Relocated rear turn signals rearward and inward

12v accessory outlet

Cyclerack and jimbo shield (of course)

I'm sure there is more but it escapes me now



I will try to post some more pictures in a day or two of a luggage system I have been setting up for a trip I am planning for this summer.

Many thanks to all that have shared their knowledge on this site.
 

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It looks great! Nice job with the upgrades. I look forward to hearing of your adventures!
 

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Welcome Leben,



You've been busy and the bike looks great! As soon as the weather clears up in your area you should be all set up for some adventure riding. Looking forward to the additional mods.



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Now here's a guy who knows how to pass the snow days!



Good work Leben, looks like a smart list of mods.
 

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Thanks for the compliments. I've been experimenting with some luggage options and I think I have found what will work for me. Thankfully the cyclerack is a great starting point so I bought the pannier mounts from them. I will be using Wolfman dry expedition saddlebags so I had to modify my mounts to work with them.





Keep in mind I'm not a professional welder and I was bending and welding metal from an old scrap fence. It will be painted once the weather warms up.



I added a one gallon rotopax water container that I will use on my camping trips. I had to trim the plastic slightly to have it positioned where I wanted.















The thing that I like about this setup is it is really easy to take on and off and I can access the water easily.
 

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Man, I sure dig that water container being mounted inboard like that. Well protected by the cyclerack, and an awesome use of available space.
 

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Man, I sure dig that water container being mounted inboard like that. Well protected by the cyclerack, and an awesome use of available space.


I second that! I like that you have plenty of gas and water capacity. The bags sure looks spiffy, and looks like they have plenty of capacity for your camping gear. You're all set for adventures!
 

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Nice set up.

I really like those wolfman panniers!!
 

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Man, I sure dig that water container being mounted inboard like that. Well protected by the cyclerack, and an awesome use of available space.


Thanks, I am setting this bike up for a trip taking back roads and ATV trails to Lake Superior this summer. I have put a lot of thought into what I need to bring while considering the limited space available on the tw. I thought that the water Rotopax mounted there allowed me to use the space as wisely as possible.



I second that! I like that you have plenty of gas and water capacity. The bags sure looks spiffy, and looks like they have plenty of capacity for your camping gear. You're all set for adventures!


I am loving the range available with the xt tank and the TW's fuel efficiency. Normally I would take these kinds of trips with my much bigger bike but I am finding that the TW is just about perfect as long as I don't get in a hurry. I am confident that it will haul what I need and as a bonus I can pick it up without too much work if I wipe out. (Can't do that too many times with my other bike)



Nice set up.

I really like those wolfman panniers!!


Thanks. I love Wolfman products, It is hard to find better luggage IMO if you want it to be securely mounted, and in this case, waterproof.
 

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My 6 speed shaft is ready. I hope to have it installed by the the North Central Russ Rally if time allows.

Thank you Ronnydog for inspiring this project.
 

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Beautiful. If you come through the Northeast corner of Indiana, give us a shout. Several of us in the area. Shop, tools, etc if you need em.
 

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No worries, I just posted the transmission shaft picture in this thread so I can keep track of my mods in one place. If I end up going through your area in the future, it is good to know there are people to visit with and tools in the area.
 
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