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TheMule 05-30-2008 08:50 PM

Introducing the XTW200 LSA
 
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Following the example set forth by several guys at the TW200 forum I decided to tackle the job of installing the 4.0 Gallon XT350 tank from Clarke using one of thier methods. To fill in the gaps between the tank and the stock seat I heat formed some 1/4 in plastic sheet and lined it up with the stock side panels. After accomplishing this I looked at my list of wants from the AK trip last summer and ordered a windshield from a guy at the TW forum who makes them. I then surfed around and found an idea for pelican case panniers from KLR650.com. I used Pres. Bush's stimulus money to order a 115V welder, chopsaw, and angle grinder. I ordered 16 feet of 3/4" steel square tubing and made a few mods. The end result is a DAKAR ready TW with 4.4 gallons of gas on board (an honest 325+ mile range). Behold the XTW200 LSA (Low and Slow Adventure). Hope you enjoy the photos:

TheMule 05-30-2008 08:51 PM

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roguesteelheader 05-30-2008 08:58 PM

I really like it. Well done!!!!

Ironhead 05-30-2008 09:08 PM

Way to cool, nice job Dood!!:clap

truck6driver 05-31-2008 05:27 AM

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Nice bike. What up with the lights in the grill of the Dodge?

RH

Cat Daddy 05-31-2008 05:43 AM

Which Pelican cases are those ?

Tinfish 05-31-2008 06:08 AM

Which of the gas tank write-ups did you follow? Were there any big problems you encountered?

Nice bike!

TheMule 05-31-2008 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by truck6driver
Nice bike. What up with the lights in the grill of the Dodge?

RH

Patrol Rig.

Todd

TheMule 05-31-2008 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Cat Daddy
Which Pelican cases are those ?

They are 1500's I ordered them from Coast to Coast Safety on E-Bay for $90 apiece delivered. Would have liked a little larger but the 1550's were just too big for the TW.

Todd

TheMule 05-31-2008 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Tinfish
Which of the gas tank write-ups did you follow? Were there any big problems you encountered?

Nice bike!

I followed "Eldavo's" write up and used a heatgun to modify the tank a little. Really no big problems, the tank is very snug on the bike and I had to "shoe horn" it in. Everything else was pretty straight forward.

thanks,

Todd

larryboy 05-31-2008 11:12 AM

Looks great, nice work!!!

:thumb

Reposado1800 05-31-2008 11:35 AM

It should come like that from the factory


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