Also got the 28" throttle cable, but sense ordering that, I found someone saying you can use the original throttle cable, but just hard solder a piece of .125'' copper tubing at the end to fit into the slide of the carb...
Hi Ted - The 60 tooth sprocket from GPS installed easily and has greatly improved the bike's off the line pulling power. I went ahead and ordered the "Fatty" exhaust from GoKartsUSA,along with an inverted Mikuni intake manifold. I have 170,175 and 180 main jets to try out. I'm about to order that Frisco Peanut 1.8 gal tank, but with the screw-in cap-seems like it would be more sturdy than the old style bayonet -
I'm considering a tank (the fresco bobber tank in high or mid) from Billet Proof Designs-its 17.25 long with tabs, and 13.25 long (just the tank...I'll be removing the fake gas tank this weekend and marking it up to verify the new real gas tank works...Im hoping it will clear the bulkhead on the handlebars. Ever heard of a coating called Kreem for the inside of the gas tank?
What company did you get your cable and thumb throttle from?...and are you happy with it? I'm still searching for a header pipe and muffler- I'm considering eliminating the back fender and putting one of those center and high pipes with muffler-IDK. Kinda disappointed in hearing that the idol/pilot screw kept backing out...but glad a couple washers keeps it in place...
Hi Ted- Just read your posts on the TM after you installed the Mikuni...did the Mikuni come with a 17.5 pilot jet? I just ordered one myself, and it is coming with a 30 pilot and 100 main...I believe I'm going to go with an inverted intake-which it is recommended to change the main out to a 170-190 jet.
Seems like a throttle cable of about 25-30 inches would be long enough-what did you go with?
Seems like one thing all three of these engines have in common is they start on the first pull when cold or hot. Funny think is, and I don't know why-none of them will start back up after being fully warmed up without first turning the choke on...? is it because they are tuned to be so lean for fuel economy and emissions- and turning the choke on riches it up temperarly for start-up?
About a month or so ago my son and I watched RedBeard'sGarage on youtube - and then watched CarsandCameras when they took the mini bike trips in (Colorado I think)...it was so beautiful....we just moved to Iowa from Florida and Colorado isn't that far away- we will be planning one of those mini bike trips out that way soon...even the wife is on board! I am a very lucky guy...
I too am considering a Mikuni carb with an engine plate and inverted intake- and to re-locate the gas tank. I like the shape of the fake tank-I would like to find a real tank that same shape but don't want to spend a fortune on it. I also bought my 9 yo son a MM105. I have visions of the family going mudding in/on the trails this summer!
I also bought a Monster Moto 212 with a CVT- this thing's engine is much stronger, sounds better and the sprocket is larger-much better holeshot. I believe it is a Lifan engine....I believe the sprocket is 52 teeth?
Top end of the TM for me is plenty- it just has no holeshot...I'd like to pull the front tire off the ground-and not be labored going up a hill-I'm 245lbs. Once I install the 60T sprocket, I am sure it will steal from the top end-I just don't know how much. I really need to take the GPS with me to see what the top speed is-although it feels like I am flying...I'm new to the bike scene...
Hi Ted- yes please send me pics -esp the exhaust...I just ordered a 60 tooth sprocket for more low end torque- I hope it fits the 4 bolt pattern- I got it off Amazon . After Messing around on GoPwrSpts website adding up how much the total Coleman performance package costs, it is nearly as much as the Tilly 212- is the driver clutch/pulley the only mod you did to get the cvt pulleys to line up correctly? Pls and PN
Im betting the Tillotson 212 has as much or more HP than installing the header and carb breather on the 196cc-and the bike keeps a more compact form than having a muffler sticking out the side and an air cleaner protruding from the side as well...is that a good guess? Is the Tillotson with the stock muffler about the same loudness/noise level as the stock 196cc? Will you be swapping the rear wheel sprocket out?
Hi OnionFmr - How is the Tillotson 212 install going on your Trailmaster? I just received my Trailmaster MB200-2 last week, and was checking out stuff on the internet about the TM and saw a few of your posts on this site - I am considering doing the same thing to my bike instead of putting a header and carb breather on it that makes it wider-heck, once you buy the performance kit at GoPowerSports-its nearly the same$