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  1. DieselsRcool

    Mexico GPS basemaps for Garmin?

    The website is here now >> www.LBMaps.com
  2. Watch Craigslist.com. Going price for a late model low miles bike is about $2,500. I got my 04' for $2,400 and a week later an 89 with a high speed mis came up for $800 so I now have two. Schmutz in the carb was the problem, runs great after cleaning. They're out there. .
  3. I have 2 TWs. It is the most popular bike hear in the East Cape of Southern Baja. There are 6 in my little town alone. They are dependable as a hammer, which is important when riding alone where there"s not much help, will do 55 all day, which is fast enough for me on these roads and they will get about 135mi on a tank of gas, till bone dry. If you run 3-5 lbs of air in the tires they sop up wasboard roads like riding a jet-ski. Way more traction and less trail damage than the macho bikes. And they are quiet and don't tear up the roads and trails much so they don't pi$s of the locals as much. Nothing worse for Baja than some idiot on a noisy bigbore pulling a wheelie through a ranchers yard and tearing up his property. No wonder fences are going up all over. Anyway, it's interesting that the TW is becoming so popular in Baja. Not as a racer but as a useful tool for everyday use. They don't wheelie, rooste, or jump, but they're easy, comfortable, dependable and fun, mile after desert mile. .
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    Dualsport in Washington state?

    Yep, both agencies are avoiding the liability of authorizing a license plate. Thanks to the you lawyers with your hands in the taxpayers pockets.
  5. DieselsRcool

    GPSXchange

    gdb files are for Garmin MapSource. If mapsend won't import them you're out of luck. Most of the files on www.GPSxchange.com are in GPX format. Maybe Countdown can download GPX files too. The latest version of Garmin MapSource can save them in many file formats, including GPX.
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    New here ,have TW200

    I found one thing. When you ride a WR450, if you dont pass everyone, your a P-uss. But when you ride a TW and you pass 1 other rider, you da man.
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    New here ,have TW200

    One benifit that I was not really aware of when I bought my TW's is the fact that they are very easy on the environment. With such a large light footprint and moderate power they dont tear up the trails like the big bores do. Let alone the quads. They are also so quiet that I have almost hit more than a few deer that didn't hear me coming. The only time I miss my WR450 is when I need to look cool and try to impress someone that I don't know. At 50 I'm getting past that and my riding now is only to please myself.
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    New here ,have TW200

    One benifit that I was not really aware of when I bought my TW's is the fact that they are very easy on the environment. With such a large light footprint and moderate power they dont tear up the trails like the big bores do. Let alone the quads. They are also so quiet that I have almost hit more than a few deer that didn't hear me coming. The only time I miss my WR450 is when I need to look cool and try to impress someone that I don't know. At 50 I'm getting past that and my riding now is only to please myself.
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    What dual sport to buy?

    You are in luck. Go buy a WR450 and add a plate. Legal in Oregon. Use the search feature for more detail.
  10. I have 2 TW's. One for Baja and one for Washington. A 2004 and a 1989. They get about 80mpg. These things are just a pleasure to ride. After a few years of roadracing and years of offroad riding I'm not interested in impressing anyone anymore, so I just sold my plated WR450 because it is not as enjoyable as the TW's. With the WR you only see the trail. With the TW you enjoy the whole ride. When anyone asks me why I sold the WR and am riding the TW I just tell them this. When you ride a WR450 if you don't pass everyone, you are a puss-e. When you ride the TW200 and you pass just one person, You Da Man!! Have you guys tried lowering the tire pressure for offroad? I like mine about 8psi. It makes them ride smooth and grip even better. If you go any lower it wants to turn in and feels funny. 20 PSI seems to work best for the street.
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    power your GPS

    I wire directly to the battery with an inline fuse. I always have a fresh set of AA batteries in the unit to keep it from shutting off when I hit the starter with the headlight on. The WR's don't have a very big battery and get a severe voltage drop even at the battery when starting.
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    TW200 preformance parts?

    I have recently picked up a couple TW's and cannot seem to locate any aftermarket parts for them. I have read different postings about huge shops in Japan dedicated solely to the TW (the best selling MC overall in Japan) but I cannot find so much as a pipe online. If you find anything please post it here.
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    Yamaha WR450 2 Trac 2 wheel drive on E-Bay

    That's exactly they are listing it on Ebay. Cheap advertising. I doubt they have any intention of selling it. Look at the feedback. Where else can you get thousands, if not millions of people to look at your spiel for just a few bucks?
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    Free compression release plug security!!!

    I left off the copper washer and used some gasket sealer on the screw threads. The brass sheet I used is only slightly thicker that the washer was. I also put a little gasket sealer around the seal before re-installing it. My plug never popped out, I pulled it to get the dimensions to turn my own plug but couldn't get into the hole to measure it correctly so decided to go this route. Remember this is a single cyl engine. Unlike auto engines that have one piston moving up at the same time another piston moving down to balance the crankcase pressure, this engine has to displace 450cc of air out the vent tube and then back in every revolution. Since the air inertia is too much to really vent out the vent tube at anything above idle the crankcase pressure just fluctuates positive to negative every revolution. Once the plug gets old it doesn't take much to vibrate it out. I have a friend with two WRF450 quads and both spit out the plug after only a couple hours from new. It makes a big oily mess and ends your riding day early.
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    Leak Jet Experience

    Hey thanks guys. I'll go back to the 48 pilot and raise the needle a notch. I'll let ya know what happens. Larry
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