I got this yamaha TW200 farm bike off my uncle for pretty cheap. http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/8781/thechunkeyac8.jpg after a bit of net searching, i found they are a popular bike to customise over seas, and theres even a shop here in sydney that builds them, and sells them for pretty big money... heres some of the ones i found on the net, that inspired me to start on it. http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/3586/chunkey2zd1.jpg http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/5395/chunkey3jg7.jpg http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/4468/chunkey4lt2.jpg They look pretty tuff, and i decided to do the same thing to my bike, useing my own ideas and colour schemes.. After i showed Dave at restoremaz the pics of the modified ones, he was very excited about the whole thing,and offered to help.. and sugested we start right away. so it began..project chunkey monkey!! The original print in the yamaha tw200 brochure says its a "chunkey monkey"...so the name has stuck. Ok, here it is just minutes before the strip down....and Dave and i all keen to get started.. http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/6858/chunkey1lk9.jpg Striping the bike down...it dosnt take to long, but we took heeps of photos of every single part, and where it goes.....its important to do this, its a great help apon reassembly if you forget where something goes. http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/1305/chunkey5mb4.jpg Couple of hours later....not much left. http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/1773/chunkey6np6.jpg next task was to extend the swing arm. Most of the moded bikes have had this done, it makes them look better, and gives the bike a longer wheel base. we decided about 5 inches was enough...and went down to see Ross at mr enforcer engineering. he sugested choping it, then inserting steel tube of the same shape inside the swing arm for strength, then welding caps over it to bring it back up to the normal thickness. Cut and test fitting here... http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/6504/chunkey7pg8.jpg http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/4299/chunkey8qk4.jpg http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/5184/chunkey9kq2.jpg trial fitted to the bike here, to see how it looks.... Already looking tuff!! :thrust: http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/6412/chunkey10hq6.jpg After we were happy with how it was all looking, we finished striping it down, and sent the frame away to be sandblasted. when it came back, we ground off any brackets and mounting points we didnt need. we worked out which ones were to go before stripping the bike down, and marked each one with a small hacksaw blade cut. grinding brackets off... http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/9331/chunkey11xf7.jpg Next step was to etch primer the frame and get it ready for paint.... http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/3608/chunkey12uv7.jpg http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/1028/chunkey13ki0.jpg Ok frames painted here.......decided to go with a gold basecoat.....im very happy with the colour... http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/8971/chunkey14jn3.jpg Next we started on the motor. We had got it running before we striped the bike. it had been sitting round for a while, and the carby was all jamed up with crystalized fuel and junk...we got it to run pretty good, but the only problem we found was the clutch was rubbsih. it was slipping pretty bad..so i ordered new clutch plates from yamaha. we also detailed the motor as best we could..... http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/7640/chunkey15zt5.jpg Striping motor down.. http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/324/chunkey16va9.jpg Painted up ......we kept the cooling fins in the alloy look.... http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/6019/chunkey17et3.jpg New clutch plates.. http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/3555/chunkey18vo6.jpg http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/9454/chunkey19qf3.jpg http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/7927/chunkey20yr5.jpg Puting clutch back together and fitting new drive sproket... http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/9713/chunkey21gv6.jpg http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/2630/chunkey22yu1.jpg We driped red paint into the "yamaha' lettering on the side of the engine....it took a bit of time, but it came out good..... http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/6610/chunkey23rn2.jpg motor looking fresh..ready to go back onto the frame. http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/3452/chunkey24iy8.jpg Ok, motor bolted back onto the frame here....with starter motor and coil . http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/9505/chunkey25rw8.jpg http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/6264/chunkey26qk1.jpg The side stand, engine bracket and doubeling pegs needed to be sandblasted and repainted. http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/283/chunkey27pk6.jpg http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/5152/chunkey28lq5.jpg http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/3819/chunkey29yq9.jpg Next step was the battery holder/standard air box. i didnt want that big and bulky box and air filter unit to spoil the bike, so i trimed it all down, and just left enough of it to suport the battery. we replaced the standard air filter with a small one, and hid all the wireing up under the seat. This is how it looked before. http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/7757/chunkey30wy8.jpg triming it down, and fileing down all the edges... http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/5784/chunkey31lx9.jpg Nice and small now, and all wireing tucked away under the seat. http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/4594/chunkey32gi9.jpg http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/147/chunkey33zd9.jpg Next we sand blasted all the steering and triple clamp parts...painted them up, and fitted new steering head bearings. We also got a bike mechanic to rebuild the front forks, and fit new fork seals....the front gaurd is an off the shelf item for these bikes from a place in the city. http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/2478/chunkey34km0.jpg http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/5896/chunkey35fu1.jpg http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/8973/chunkey36ie6.jpg http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/3696/chunkey37ks6.jpg New steering head bearings.. http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/2786/chunkey373gp1.jpg http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/1112/chunkey38nk1.jpg Front gaurd and forks fitted here. http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/308/chunkey39tr8.jpg next we got the swing arm sandblasted, smoothed out the welds, did some bog work, and painted it up, and fitted it back to the bike... http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/9854/chunkey40jd7.jpg http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/1387/chunkey41aj9.jpg http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/8236/chunkey42gq4.jpg http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/3416/chunkey43lg6.jpg http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/9996/chunkey44zw5.jpg Starting to look like a bike again now.......new handle bars painted and fitted here to... http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/1272/chunkey45tn9.jpg Fuel tank time........ paint striping it down, repairing the dents and geting it ready for paint. http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/3990/chunkey46lk2.jpg http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/3179/chunkey47ds0.jpg Back to bear metal.... http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/1276/chunkey48db1.jpg old fairing tabs removed, we will not be refitting any of the side panels..... http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/5268/chunkey49cv8.jpg Nicky work done here, ready for primer.... http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/8200/chunkey50om8.jpg http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/6440/chunkey51jh8.jpg primered... http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/9062/chunkey52qn1.jpg Here it is painted.......i chose satin white http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/5829/chunkey53tf7.jpg geting there now. some new parts, a new rear LED tail light...some smaller carbon fiber look blinkers, new handle grips and all of the axles and brake parts and chain adjusters freshly silver zinc coated. http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/6280/chunkey54ph1.jpg http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/4834/chunkey55wc6.jpg http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/7162/chunkey56nk4.jpg Time to get the bike rolling now..... Rear tyre had a slight hit, so we heated it up, and panel beated it out till it was round again..... painted up the wheels black, to give it that motard look, and fitted nice thick road tyres....they cost a pretty peny to http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/1889/chunkey57lr1.jpg http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/8687/chunkey58sn6.jpg Bike rolling here.......tank fitted, along with handle grips,. brake and clutch leavers. http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/3704/chunkey60qf3.jpg http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/8321/chunkey59if3.jpg Exhaust was pretty much the last thing. i bought some bends, and a muffler off one of those pit bikes... we used the front flange part off the original exhaust, mounted the muffler underneath the bike, then joined it all up. http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/9344/chunkey61hg5.jpg The mounting bracket on the muffler was in the wrong spot for the way we wanted to mount it, so we got Ross from enforcer to tig weld it into the spot we wanted... http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/7103/chunkey62vl5.jpg original pipe and flange cut off... http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/2845/chunkey63mt2.jpg http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/9892/chunkey64xr8.jpg Tacked all into place before welding.... http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/668/chunkey65uy9.jpg Back off the bike, and Dave welding it all up.... http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/8346/chunkey66tk6.jpg well thats pretty much it. i just have to heat wrap the exhaust, and im still waiting for the new twin head light to turn up.... ive just put the original one on for now, but ill post pics of the new one as soon as its fitted. here she is all finished and registered. just have to get the carbie jeted and tuned, and ill be cruising round on it Ill also be retrimming the seat in white when the trimer reopens for the year... http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/8338/chunkey67ed2.jpg http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/3676/chunkey68vg5.jpg http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/9890/chunkey69km5.jpg http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/3686/chunkey70zy9.jpg also 2 vids on youtube! http://au.[media=youtube]4s0Gof6Q5nQ[/media] http://au.[media=youtube]1zSyGz_4XZ4[/media] enjoy..