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Old 07-05-2006, 02:48 PM   #1
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Yamaha TW200

I am thinking about buying a TW200 and customize it. I know it is somewhat of a cult bike in Japan and that lots of accessories are available. Anyone has customized theirs in the US? How do you guys like your bike? Some info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
The pic I attached is just one example of what I am looking for.

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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 bike...at 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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Old 07-05-2006, 07:02 PM   #3
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Yeah, the japanese do all sorts of crazy stuff to these bikes... they must be bored. I use mine for riding trails with the kids... slow, low and cheap. I bought it for my wife, but she thinks it's too fast, too heavy and is afraid of scratching it... I can think of about (as many bikes as are out there) bikes that I would rather customize... that old school one looks nice though, but you can tell it will ride like a tw
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Old 07-06-2006, 05:25 PM   #4
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Well there is a 2003 for sale on ebay. It has an aftermarket exhaust. I emailed the guy to ask him where he got it but he told me he bought the bike like that.
Anyone else? I know this is not a very common bike but I can't be the only one on this forum to be looking at that bike.
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Old 07-06-2006, 05:42 PM   #5
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How about this?

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Old 07-06-2006, 05:47 PM   #6
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Ok, one more pic...

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Old 02-12-2009, 08:10 PM   #7
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I am thinking about buying a TW200 and customize it. I know it is somewhat of a cult bike in Japan and that lots of accessories are available. Anyone has customized theirs in the US? How do you guys like your bike? Some info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
The pic I attached is just one example of what I am looking for.
hey, this is a bike for a lot of reason, maybe speed is not one, but other than that is all good. I once started a tread and ask, WHY WOULD ANYBODY BUY THIS BIKE? and a lot of people answer, here is the link http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=308724

Also, there is Turbo city with great customer attention, and you can buy racks and stuff for the TW so you can make it more of an ADV bike.
http://www.turbocity.com/default.php?cPath=69_88

if not then built your own and you will love it even more!!! I want one!!!

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testing exhausts

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