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Jun 23rd 2016, 09:32 AM   #31
 Scribbles's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  NW

They are bitchin, but they are also really tall. The WR is a much better trailbike than the TW but many riders complain about the height (the WR seat is about 6 inches taller the the TW). While the TW is low, it has very little suspension. Riding the TW on a rough trail will cause the bike to bounce all over. Rimlocks and low pressure tires would help a lot, does anyone make a rimlock that will fit those fat rims?

Edited by Scribbles on Jun 23rd 2016 at 09:35 AM
Jun 23rd 2016, 10:15 AM   #32
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  Jan 2016
  Arlington

I see how the TW is appealing, there like a Honda 50 for Big Kids. I had a 87 Fatcat, that was fuuuuuuuuuun.
Jun 23rd 2016, 10:28 AM   #33
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle ,Wa

  Burgman 400, TW200, Boulevard M50, 2018 Indian Scout 1131, 2018 Indian Chieftain Classic
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Originally Posted by Tombraider2
Sportland, call, got this bike ? Yep, OTD price, I'll be over, check fine ? Yep.. Great place.

So Steve, What is wrong with that bike off road ? I thought they were Bitchin ?
I have an 18 year old daughter that doesn't like the seat height of the WR, my garage is packed, something has to go before something comes in. As much as I enjoy the WR it is Odd Man Out.
Jun 23rd 2016, 11:12 AM   #34
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Part of the suspension issue is how fast you go over the rough stuff. The 70 tooth I put on my TW helps with that!
That said, add suspension, add height. As experience and a desire to go faster over rougher stuff happens the step up to a bike with more ground clearance and suspension makes sense if you can handle the increased height.
Most people that buy a TW will be (usually) using trails or roads that are not horrible and if they are they just go slow and let the big fat aggressive tire do the work.
On the wheel locks, I have not seen any for the large rim but there may be something out there. The next option is drill and screw.
Jun 23rd 2016, 11:18 AM   #35
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  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  2013 Kawasaki Concours C-14, 2005 ZX-10R Kawasaki (Nekkid), '99 Yamaha TW-200
I have over 9K on my TW, never a tire issue...have roosted it as hard as I can sometimes, but only bikes with enough horsepower need rimlocks I think, not enough on the TW. I also have a rear shock from a 4 wheeler, adds 2 inches but I need that, and I made forks spring spacers to stiffen up the front. As mentioned, go slow, air down, and choose paths wisely and they can be a ton of fun.
Jun 24th 2016, 08:20 PM   #36
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle ,Wa

  Burgman 400, TW200, Boulevard M50, 2018 Indian Scout 1131, 2018 Indian Chieftain Classic
So I traded in my '08 GSX650F to Hinshaw's, got the going KBB trade in value, bought the WR200....MSRP+Tax+Lic+Fluff=No Deal whatsoever.

But I now have this in my garage parked next to my WR250R

Jun 24th 2016, 08:44 PM   #37
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
Congrats, nice bike!
Jun 24th 2016, 08:53 PM   #38
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle ,Wa

  Burgman 400, TW200, Boulevard M50, 2018 Indian Scout 1131, 2018 Indian Chieftain Classic
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Originally Posted by PeteN95
Congrats, nice bike!
Thanx, SUPER FUN! I was grinning the whole ride home...in the rain even!

Edited by Suzuki Stevo on Jun 24th 2016 at 09:05 PM
Jun 24th 2016, 10:50 PM   #39
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

In the rain listening to the howling tires! Congratulations on joining the 'Clown Bike' club!
ZXtasy likes this.
Jun 25th 2016, 08:43 AM   #40
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle ,Wa

  Burgman 400, TW200, Boulevard M50, 2018 Indian Scout 1131, 2018 Indian Chieftain Classic
Ram Mount Ball for GPS added...check
Battery Tender Harness added...check
Remove all Unneeded Warning Sickers...check



Jul 1st 2016, 04:35 PM   #41
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle ,Wa

  Burgman 400, TW200, Boulevard M50, 2018 Indian Scout 1131, 2018 Indian Chieftain Classic
So I have actually been riding the TW to work on I-5, 200th to 320th (6 minutes) life is grand @ 65 Mph in the slow lane, ordered a 15T CSS, that will help the top end a bit without taking the trail out of it.

On riding to work, I have also been alternating between the C90T that idles in the fast lane and the TW, silly thing is I luv them both for different reasons
Jul 1st 2016, 07:06 PM   #42
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Lots easier to drop teeth in the back than add on the front because of having to pull the side cover of the engine off to get to it. I dropped two on the back to a 45 and it worked for short trips on the freeway. 1 on the front being equal to about 3 on the back.
Jul 1st 2016, 07:14 PM   #43
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle ,Wa

  Burgman 400, TW200, Boulevard M50, 2018 Indian Scout 1131, 2018 Indian Chieftain Classic
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parilla125
Lots easier to drop teeth in the back than add on the front because of having to pull the side cover of the engine off to get to it. I dropped two on the back to a 45 and it worked for short trips on the freeway. 1 on the front being equal to about 3 on the back.
Yer correct, I already have the gasket and the 15T coming, if that don't get me close enough, then yeah...rear sprocket it is
Jul 9th 2020, 12:30 PM   #44
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  Jan 2016
  Arlington

Old thread, OK I'm looking for a TW. Missed a few in the last month. Anyone have one for sale ?
Jul 10th 2020, 08:40 AM   #45
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Don’t have one for sale but The latest rendition of mine is A Big Wheel 350 front end (ATV front tire) for beach riding. I would post the pic but don’t even know where to put pics to link To any more. Not sure it is worth the effort to learn.
I also picked up a Honda Fat Cat 200 (with plate!) to rebuild. I think it is even lower in the saddle than the TW!
I will keep my ears open for a TW for ya.
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