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Old 05-30-2008, 08:50 PM   #1
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Introducing the XTW200 LSA

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:
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:51 PM   #2
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:52 PM   #3
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TW Goes To Alaska Solo
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:53 PM   #4
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TW Goes To Alaska Solo
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:54 PM   #5
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Old 05-31-2008, 05:27 AM   #6
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Nice bike. What up with the lights in the grill of the Dodge?

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Old 05-31-2008, 05:43 AM   #7
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Which Pelican cases are those ?
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Old 05-31-2008, 08:45 AM   #8
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Nice bike. What up with the lights in the grill of the Dodge?

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Patrol Rig.

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Old 05-30-2008, 08:58 PM   #9
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I really like it. Well done!!!!
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:08 PM   #10
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Way to cool, nice job Dood!!
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Old 05-31-2008, 11:35 AM   #11
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It should come like that from the factory
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Old 05-31-2008, 12:08 PM   #12
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very cool!

just curious how tall (or short) you are, or perhaps more accurately, how tall some of the frequent TW 200 riders are?

i've only been able to test-sit on them, and they seem kinda cramped to me, but i'm 6'2" with a 36" inseam.

i feel like i need a "booster seat"
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Old 05-31-2008, 05:43 PM   #13
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very cool!

just curious how tall (or short) you are, or perhaps more accurately, how tall some of the frequent TW 200 riders are?

i've only been able to test-sit on them, and they seem kinda cramped to me, but i'm 6'2" with a 36" inseam.

i feel like i need a "booster seat"
5'11", 170 lbs. and the bike is comfortable enough. Some of the guys on the TW site are about your hieght they use risers for the handle bars and seem pretty happy.

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Old 05-31-2008, 06:11 PM   #14
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brilliant!
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Old 05-31-2008, 06:23 PM   #15
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Nice job n the tank. Best job i've seen yet.
I have an 87 Tw so I know how much fun these bikes are.
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