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    LOOKING TO BUY: Fork Springs, Skid Plate, Fuel Tank, SS Header

    Anyone have any of these goodies for sale? I am looking to pickup some goodies for my 08 tw. I was looking for a more substantial skidplate, some stiffer fork springs (or progressive ones) along with larger tank, and a SS header. Anyone got any laying around, or have any sources? If have anything, or see anything good out there, let me know. Thanks!

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    If you haven't tried it yet, set the fork oil to 130mm, maybe even 125mm, and you may find you won't need stiffer fork springs.
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    I second the recommendation of ProCycle. That's where I've gotten 99% of my TW stuff.
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    +2 for ProCycle!
    I've bought several things from them...100% good buying experience.
    Some of their prices seem a little high (and some may be), but they are generally right-on.
    And they have a great selection and excellent customer service.
    Of course eBay is a good source for used & new stuff. Look there for used SS headers. Somebody help me with the 225 bike model that fits T-Dubs?
    Also look at Amazon. Search "TW 200" or anything specific.
    Same with Google Search.
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    Yeah, Procycle could be my one stop shop for sure. I have used them in the past, and they have been great. Just bought the bike and trying to save as many pennies as i can right with with mods. I will have play with the fork oil a bit too. What is the common oil weight you guys use?

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    10 or 15 weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by littletommy View Post
    10 or 15 weight.
    And if you are really into fine-tuning, 10 & 15 wt. can be mixed 50/50 to get 12.5 wt. It makes a difference.
    Same with other single viscosity oils.
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    Very cool to know about mixing the oils....make sense, just never really thought about it! I just got this sweet score off eBay:

    Race Tech Cartridge Emulators for Yamaha TW200 Forks with All Balls Seals | eBay

    for a nice little fork upgrade, so I guess I will have to buy some oil and give a try to freshen them up with some new seals and emulators. What is the general consensus here about springs if I decide to that route, straight rate or the progressive?

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