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Old 11-27-2012, 11:23 PM
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I'm actually considering a Yamaha TW200. There's something about that big rear tire that just makes me smile.
Both my wife & I have TW200s... They are a blast to ride! Great woods/trail explorer. They will go anywhere (like a two wheel Jeep). Sand, gravel, dirt, snow, if you tweak the sprockets they might even be able to climb a tree. We've explored the roads & trails of many national parks with our TWs.

They do fine on secondary roads & will cruise all day at 55mph. I've had mine up to 70mph on the freeway for short stints, but wouldn't do it for long distances. Their sweet spot is 45-55mph. They'll haul anything you lash on to them. I routinely get 75mpg. Great to run to town for errands.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:38 AM
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I have all listed in my avatar, but this is my favorite toy. '97 TLS
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:45 AM
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Well, at this moment I also ride a 2005 Boulevard C50T, and recently picked up a Kawasaki Super Sherpa 250. Life is more than good.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:43 AM
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Have an 05 DL1000 (30K miles) for the blue highways, an 06 KLR650 (27K) for Prudhoe Bay, Baja, Forest Service, etc, roads, and an 09 KLX250 (5K) for offroad, desert washes, etc.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:57 PM
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Both my wife & I have TW200s... They are a blast to ride! Great woods/trail explorer. They will go anywhere (like a two wheel Jeep). Sand, gravel, dirt, snow, if you tweak the sprockets they might even be able to climb a tree. We've explored the roads & trails of many national parks with our TWs.

They do fine on secondary roads & will cruise all day at 55mph. I've had mine up to 70mph on the freeway for short stints, but wouldn't do it for long distances. Their sweet spot is 45-55mph. They'll haul anything you lash on to them. I routinely get 75mpg. Great to run to town for errands.
Over on ADVrider there are several threads about TW's.Unbelievable what people do with them!!.


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Old 11-28-2012, 05:50 PM
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I love seeing all these retro bikes.

My other bike is a suzuki boulevard c 50 t for commuting.

Am in lust with the connie 14, drz400 but no money for more.

My wife has a stock sportster 1200. That could be the best bike ever with good shocks, a wind screen, a better seat and a larger tank...
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I have a Vee and a Wee. The Wee is set up with bash plate and waffle pegs for mild trail riding. The Vee is set up for sport touring, including a trailer hitch to pull all the camping gear for long tours with my buddies. The nice thing about this setup is I can use the same saddle bags on which aver bike that I am on at the time. I took a trip to the Ozarks last year with a few friends, and two of them couldn't keep up with my Dl 1000 in the mountains even with the trailer!
The Dl 650 is a most excellent all around bike. Equally at home on the road as on the gravel back roads, and mild trails.
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DRZ E with with custom DS wiring to legal specs. Good for short commutes and great anywhere off road.
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Man you guys are really making me sad I sold my TW200. I put 10,000 miles on mine in 4 years. Did just about every mod you can do on one. They are an absolute blast. Wasn't planning on selling mine, but shortly after buying my DR350 I was at the motorcycle shop with the TW and a guy started asking me questions about the it and if I was interested in selling it. I told him I had more money in mods than the bike was worth. He said....how much. I shot what I thought was a ridiculous price and he said SOLD.

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Old 11-29-2012, 01:18 AM
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Man you guys are really making me sad I sold my TW200. I put 10,000 miles on mine in 4 years. Did just about every mod you can do on one. They are an absolute blast. Wasn't planning on selling mine, but shortly after buying my DR350 I was at the motorcycle shop with the TW and a guy started asking me questions about the it and if I was interested in selling it. I told him I had more money in mods than the bike was worth. He said....how much. I shot what I thought was a ridiculous price and he said SOLD.

I don't ever plan on selling either of my TWs unless they update it (then maybe I'll get an updated version). Of the few people I've heard selling theirs most regret doing so. They are just a blast to ride! Not fast, not powerful, not fancy or high tech, just fun. TWs have quite a following, almost cult like... Interesting tib-bit about them... They are the only motorcycle that has been on expeditions to both the North & South poles. TWs are an "anti-attitude" bike. People laugh at them until they get left behind by the TW climbing an impossible hill, or mud, sand, snow trail.
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