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Old 03-13-2013, 12:09 PM   #3271
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I bought my 2005 XT225 for $1750 this January.

What are you liking more about the XT225 then the Suzuki?

That is what I am looking for (in TW), current Craiglist around here for two '08s are $3K for one with 4500 miles and $3400 for one with less than a thousand miles, a '98 for $1900. I would buy new before that. A local '05 xt is $2450, that is at least close enough to bargain but I'm thinking TW instead.

I like the DR350 but it is heavy. The xt225 feels like a mountain bike in comparison and I like the lower seat height. I can physically throw the xt around but not the DR

I want to go on WABDR early in summer and light and low might be better for a lousy rider like me.

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Old 03-13-2013, 12:42 PM   #3272
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Have you tried this site?

http://www.bikefinds.com/yamaha-tw200-for-sale
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:53 PM   #3273
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Anyone have experience with a T-Dub on a hitch carrier? I'm wondering if the tires are too fat...
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:25 PM   #3274
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Anyone have experience with a T-Dub on a hitch carrier? I'm wondering if the tires are too fat...
Generally speaking, you're not gonna have a problem with a hitch carrier for the TW. Only real concern will be the vehicle you use the hitch carrier with.

Here is the homemade one I use and it is behind a jeep liberty. Does well. Fits behind our jeep wrangler, but doesn't ride well (sag, shorter wheelbase, suspension). Both of my tires are wider than the steel and I've never had an issue.



Same carrier on the back of my truck. No issues with this setup what so ever.

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Old 03-13-2013, 02:45 PM   #3275
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what's the issue with the carrier in a Wrangler? Think a TJ unlimited would be any better?
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:47 PM   #3276
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Mainly the weight on the wrangler suspension I guess. I believe it's too soft as the wrangler squats quite a bit more than the liberty. Plus it handles a little squirrely too. Suppose you'd have to do suspension comparisons to be sure.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:05 PM   #3277
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I check it some but like other craiglis/ebay search engines the craigslist posting links are often out of date/expired.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:35 PM   #3278
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Anybody install these pegs on a tdub?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aluminium-Fo...-/181062249886

I have a set and I can't figure out the springs....
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:56 PM   #3279
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Anyone have experience with a T-Dub on a hitch carrier? I'm wondering if the tires are too fat...
Used a cheapo Harbor Freight carrier on the Suburban - worked fine. Cheaply made carrier so yo need to load it carefully. Once on it is good to go
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:02 PM   #3280
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Anybody install these pegs on a tdub?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aluminium-Fo...-/181062249886

I have a set and I can't figure out the springs....
I can't help you with the springs, but I used a set of pegs like these for a TW 200 on my Yamaha Big Wheel 350. The aluminum was very porous and broke very easily. Lucky for me they did not break at a time causing me to wreck and hurt myself. I have since bought TW 200 pegs from IMS for my Bigwheel and have had good results.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:08 PM   #3281
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Anybody install these pegs on a tdub?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aluminium-Fo...-/181062249886

I have a set and I can't figure out the springs....
If you head over to the TW forum, you'll see some folks modding these because the spring needs reversed or something on one side.

However, the brittle issue has come up for a few folks and I would try to find the steel ones if I were you. Thinking about the possible injuries makes me wince a bit. I'm the type to stand up on a broken ankle and start screaming and throwing stuff from the pain.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:35 PM   #3282
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I jumped up and down on them quite a few times expecting them to just snap off based on what I've read here and tw forum, but they seem pretty solid.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:55 PM   #3283
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I jumped up and down on them quite a few times expecting them to just snap off based on what I've read here and tw forum, but they seem pretty solid.
In that case, I think what you have to do is grind down one of the little fillets one the peg where it meets the stock bracket so it can actually fold up, and the spring is reversed on one side, which might require a groove cut or a hole drilled. It's a bit fuzzy, so I'll find the post if I can...


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Okay, not sure if they're the same as the IMS ones, but here is what I was recalling. I know it's too late in your case, but if I couldn't find the iron or steel ones anymore, I would build around the stock pegs with 1"x.125" plate and file grooves in the upper side. I think I learned that on the forum as well.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:06 AM   #3284
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I got the spring figured out with some help from Palm State Crawler on the TW forum.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:25 PM   #3285
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Well, after my brother and two friends bought TWs in the last year, I felt that I should join the party. An inmate mentioned his friend was going to sell hers so a few PMs and emails later I picked this up in Philly. It ran great but needed some cleaning up and maintenance. The UPS man will be bringing a few goodies in a couple of days and it will be good to go. I didn't think that I'd actually buy something slower than my Ural, but I am having fun.

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