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Old 03-09-2007, 10:47 PM   #76
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Oh, man, why can't we get the cool stuff here in the US? The AG200:

http://www.yamaha-motor.com.au/motor....htm?motor.asp

Dual sidestands? That's brilliant. I want one.

Edit: And an enclosed chain. Superb.
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Old 03-10-2007, 02:51 AM   #77
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I wonder if that is the same engine/front frame section as the TW200, because it has a decent looking steel bash guard that could go over the stock TW200 skid-tin-skin, alloy hand guards also might fit. 12V DC outlet standard too.
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:20 AM   #78
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Well...

While the ammo cans are great for touring, they're a bitch to remove and reinstall, and I don't want them installed when I'm going out to tool around and have fun, because they add so much weight.

So, I'll keep the ammo can bags if I ever take the TW touring, but for now I've installed a set of small leather bags instead. When I'm going fishing, this is all I really *need*. 6-pack and some ice in one, fishing gear in the other, lawn chair bunjeed across the seat and rack, and the fishing rod bunjeed on top of that.







These are so light they're not noticed when I'm just out riding for fun, so I can leave them on at all times. The bracket I welded up to keep the bags out of the wheels weighs all of 4 lbs, instead of the 15lbs of bracketry I had for the ammo cans (plus 18lbs EACH for the cans themselves!!!)

These can't carry as much, but that's no big deal - if I ever do decide to tour on the TW, I'll put the ammo cans back on.

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Old 03-13-2007, 03:05 PM   #79
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Do it. Do it now.

Tw = Most smiles per mile of any bike I've ridden in 32 years.

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I bought an 05.
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Old 05-06-2007, 09:54 AM   #80
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ChopperCharles' forum is great, so anyone who has or wants a TW should look there, http://tw200forum.com/forums

Here's pics from a ride today, a couple others in the album there.
http://s16.photobucket.com/albums/b7...70506-Explore/
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Old 05-12-2007, 07:23 PM   #81
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After spending time on the 1150GS I'm convinced that what I need is a pair of TW's for camping and exploring. I'd love to hear more about it and your rides.
If you are still interested Gypsy is selling hers. 2006 with 1800 miles.

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Old 05-12-2007, 09:01 PM   #82
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Ms levity's enjoying her TW mini-adventures...





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Old 05-13-2007, 04:17 AM   #83
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I've got to give you folks credit, nice jobs with the TW's. Now I have a better appreciation for these bikes, a machine which I had discounted before.
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Old 05-13-2007, 08:07 AM   #84
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The TW gives me the confidence to go places alone, that I wouldn't gamble on as eagerly if on the DR.

(though it can be done if you're good enough, under 1year offroad time for me)
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Old 05-13-2007, 11:02 AM   #85
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Question Gypsy's TW200

Hey Moterbiker,

What $ is Gypsy asking for her TW200?

Thanks,

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Old 05-13-2007, 02:32 PM   #86
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Hey Moterbiker,

What $ is Gypsy asking for her TW200?

Thanks,

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Somewhere around $3500, it is basically brand new.
Here are the pics http://moterbiker.smugmug.com/gallery/2842212#P-1-9
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Old 05-13-2007, 02:47 PM   #87
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Old 05-27-2007, 04:26 PM   #88
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Somewhere around $3500, it is basically brand new.
Here are the pics http://moterbiker.smugmug.com/gallery/2842212#P-1-9
Wow, I picked up a 2005 with 300 miles on it, for $2200. Age is nothing, mileage is everything on a used TW200. Chains, sprockets, tires, cables, brakes, and price, all are a function of mileage.
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Old 05-27-2007, 04:50 PM   #89
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That was after my first dirt test ride. Goes through deep soft ploughed sand that quads can, but on my DR650 it's a real struggle.

My first real ride:
http://s16.photobucket.com/albums/b7...W/070225-Lost/
Dang, that all black kickstarter looks sexy, wish my 2005 had one.
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Old 05-27-2007, 08:31 PM   #90
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TW200 -- widest range 5 speed you can buy

One of the exceptional features of the TW200 is that it has a true wide-ratio transmission. In fact, the spread between high and low gear puts almost all of the current 6-speeds to shame. The XT225 is better, and the Husqvarna TE610 is close, but the 5-speed on the TW200 has a wider range than the 6-speed on the new KLX250 Kawasaki 250.

I'm convinced that the gear ratios on most motorcycles are chosen to win drag races rather than provide versatility. In the real world, most of us would gladly accept a bigger gap between gears in exchange for a rock crawling low or overdrive high.
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