Thread: Yamaha TW200
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Old 07-05-2006, 03:19 PM   #2
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The first manual clutch bike I rode was an '87 tw200. It was a friend's bike and I actually bought it from him a few years ago because it was sitting in a barn rotting...and had some nostalgic value to both of us. I began the process of restoring (actually just making it rideable again) the bike and found that there isn't an aftermarket in the US for this all. The parts you see on that custom are just that...custom. Don't expect to find Supermoto wheels or disks or aftermarket exhaust or anything for that matter. That said, the bike was fun when we were kids and didn't know any better. I was disappointed when I got it running because it was nothing like what I remember (after years of experience on dirtbikes). It's slow and handles "oddly" to say the least. It's a fine learner bike or maybe a ranch bike (in my case) for checking fences etc....but otherwise, I'd look at the xt225 or one of the other small dualsports.
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