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Old 12-27-2007, 08:41 AM   #46
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... and after a frame-up cosmetic restoration. Pic taken last week - see the ad in the classifieds for full details and more pics, it's for sale :)
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:54 AM   #47
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What year is that?
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:10 AM   #48
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I think the frame is an '87, if I recall correctly. I'll have to check the title tonight. Don't think they've changed them significantly since Moses wore short pants, though.
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Old 03-15-2008, 09:53 PM   #49
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Wow

Great, uh, story there I actually read the whole thing, very interesting. Most people just don't realize how capable the TW is for trail riding! Right now I'm considering a 55 tooth sprocket for mine(stock is 50). The bike really will go anywhere. Not fast, but it will go where you point it. I've done probably 1,500 off road miles in the past year and can't think of any hill I haven't made it up. If you are interested in Tdubs check out www.tw200forum.com it's great.
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:33 PM   #50
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there is a guy in the cmra that rode a tw from NY to Dallas. I would not do something like that.
I'm that guy. 500 miles a day. I ran daylight only. Face it, the headlight sucks.

Anyway, it was loaded like a packmule and it got about 80 mpg at 60 mph. Loved that bike. Looking for another. It's one of those bikes that does everything well enough.
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Old 03-16-2008, 04:26 PM   #51
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there is a guy in the cmra that rode a tw from NY to Dallas. I would not do something like that.

It's do-able.



4500 miles in 10 days:


















http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=205682






They're a fun bike.
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:49 AM   #52
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Our family has had more TW's than any other single motorcycle.
I had no intentions of buying another one. Then, my best friend past on a couple of years a go and I was able to buy his 06' with 31 miles on it. Now, we own yet one more TW.
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:18 PM   #53
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My Wife has an 87 that she just got. We ride it two up all over town
Its more fun to ride than my BMW! Whats the hot gearing set up?
Its got a 55 mph top speed and its like wringing its neck
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:18 PM   #54
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+1 front sprocket is where it's at!

you don't even need to change the chain... it's a $7 sprocket. you'll need 30 minutes, the sprocket, tools, and some permatex sealant to swap the pulley.
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Old 05-27-2008, 01:39 PM   #55
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Well I put a new sproket +1 on the front and O chain on her and she purrs at 70 mph.....didn't loose anything on the hills or low gears.....got to say the TW has a fun factor of 10....
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:38 PM   #56
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Thumb T Dub Meets 640 Adventure

well I picked up a t dub today
sounded like a great deal (and it seems like it was)
$2000 for a 2005 with 29 miles(owner took it on 3 hunting trips in 3 years)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=250292957137

wow! was it unused - it had a ton of cobwebs on it, but it ran perfectly and is a blast to ride.

i took my 03 KTM 640 Adventure out for about a 50 mile ride and them stopped at the DMV and got a plate and registration for my new little ride

the t dub performed amazingly well - it is a bit slow off the line but holds it speed well and puts a smile on my face almost as big as my KTM

nice stablemate for the KTM kindof like a little brother - in fact I put a bunch of KTM Racing stickers on it

more later....


first impressions - if you see one locally - buy it - 70 MPG!

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Old 09-20-2008, 07:48 PM   #57
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Me too !!

I just bought this one on ebay yesterday..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...2509%26fvi%3D1

yours was 300 bucks less than mine... with only 29 miles incredible... I still have to spend 250 bucks in gas to pick mine up... its ok though.. I'll just consider it Tax for living in California

can't wait to ride mine :-)

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Old 09-20-2008, 08:56 PM   #58
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TW's are like Jet-Skis... You need to have them in pairs. I've got one for me and one for my wife and my best friend has one too. TDubs RULE!
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:50 AM   #59
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Just to keep this old thread alive - here is a pix of the bike I got for the wife to ride and me to tinker with.

Fun bike around town, perfect beach bike, easy to work on, no speeding tickets.
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:39 PM   #60
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Just picked mine up a few weeks ago and love it.

I've been riding 450cc dual sport bikes for years and just discovered this little monster. So far I'm impressed at how well it does off road.

Pretty darn slow compared to some of my other bikes but the fun factor is off the chart.
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