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PostSubject: 80 something restore   Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:23 am

Well, after settling into our new home, and getting the Man Cave sorta straightened away, I was looking for a "project" to keep me occupied for the cold winter evenings. Wasn't sure if I wanted to restore yet another car (they take up a lot of room) after a ground up restoration of a 1980 Triumph TR7 and partial on a Porsche 944. So a bike needed to be picked. I've completely restored an old Midnight MAxium XJ750, 1980 XS1100, Seca 650 Turbo, 1969 B100P Suzuki, and complete rebuild of the R1150GS.

I have a little dirt bike for my son, so a dirt bike for me seemed the best choice. I have to thanks to THop and posting Someone buy this so i dont have to
I picked up the mighty TW200. Also, thank you Bill for much needed documentation.

I have only started the tear-down of the bike so far compiling a wish list for the start of the new year for priority parts to get this this running, then maybe street worthy later with proper lights.








Had to make some room in the garage....
Radars "Suzie" is on the corner tucked away for the winter

Oh my!


I started the carb tonight. A little bit of cleaning and polishing and the carb came back to life. Only used a soft wire wheel on the drill press. Didn't come out too bad!










Donor Bike I picked up for the electrical components






















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PostSubject: Re: 80 something restore   Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:29 am

Looks like you found a great winter project. Judging from the photos, you are moving right along, you must live some place with a short winter :=)

Bike looks real nice. That carb was certainly an impressive transformation. The bike will be a fun ride. Thanks

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PostSubject: Re: 80 something restore   Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:48 pm

Nice job on the restore... I'll be following your progress.

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PostSubject: Re: 80 something restore   Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:30 am

Thanks, Christmas slowed me down a bit. Hoping to get back at it soon.



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PostSubject: Re: 80 something restore   Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:13 pm

Holiday season slowed me down a little, just picking at the bike now. Got the motor prepared, painted and installed. Ready for carbs, and battery for first start. The motor originally had the cylinder unpainted and lower casing painted, so I kept it the same. Doesn't look too bad.

I placed the original body pieces and tank on the bike to get an idea what it will look like. Once the panels, tank and seat are done, the bike will look pretty good. At least it will be clean for its maiden voyage the spring. I dont expect it to look the same after a fewe rides on the back roads.

Looking forward to taking it upto the Moose'd nuts (Or doppler tower on Marble-won't take the Beemer up there..too steep and rocky)










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PostSubject: Re: 80 something restore   Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:26 pm

Given your investment in the snow plow and the nice snowmobile, I guess you really don't have short winters. Bikes looking real nice. Is the left side case modified or broken on top by the primary sprocket? Take care. Gerry

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PostSubject: Re: 80 something restore   Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:38 am

Good eyes Gerry. The case is broken, I guess from a broken chain.



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PostSubject: Re: 80 something restore   Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:24 pm

Looks like your getting this TW ship shape. I bet you've put in a lot of long hours of tendious work on this one. Looked pretty worn out when you started with lots of corrision. Nice work so far.
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PostSubject: I did a TW resto last year   Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:00 am

I did a restoration on a 1990 TW last year (my second one), I was lucky it was pretty complete but needed a lot of work. Complete strip down, everything came apart except the motor which was still running strong but needed some cosmetic work.

Sandblaster and powdercoating kit got a good workout on this project. I found lots of good sources for parts on line for worn out rubber boots, etc.

Also found a seat cover for cheap on ebay, around $20 and looks great. Getting the old one off was easy, stapling the new one on required an air powered stapler though, that old seat base was hard plastic, may have been the age but I could not get a hand stapler to penetrate it.

Fairly easy bike to work on, except for changing the tires they were a chore to get on the rims.

The chain case was broken on mine as well but some scap aluminum to make the patch along with the old standby JB Weld, some elbow grease and paint, looks like new again.

Great bike fun to ride.
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PostSubject: Re: 80 something restore   Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:21 am

Excellent work, I love to see the rescue of a good old bike, well done.

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PostSubject: Re: 80 something restore   Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:55 pm

Nice work.  Big transition in that carb..  From really dirty to shining like a Crager mag...  Really like the red wheels, 
Always good to see machinery brought back to life...
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