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Old 06-20-2012, 09:08 AM   #2536
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So, I have a BW200 that I am thinking of selling and moving up to either the TW200 or the XT250.

There is a shop locally that has a new 2010 TW200. Is there any difference between the 2010 model and the more recent '12 or '13? I see that in the XT250, fuel injection is new. Any other reasons to look for a certain year?

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Old 06-20-2012, 09:23 AM   #2537
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Since the TW came out in '87, there has just been one model year where the hardware changed... 2000 or 2001, I can't remember which. The bike got a CV carb, an automatic cam chain tensioner, a front disc brake, and the kickstarter went bye-bye.

SO, no, 2010 is as good as anything. Mine's an '08, bought new in '09.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:43 AM   #2538
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Is the TW more stable on the gravel roads and trails than a skinnier tire bike? Much of what we do is farm/ranch work, checking fences, finding cows etc. Lots of ranch roads and gravel roads. The BW is fine at low speeds but gets a little "funny" above 30-35 mph, it seems.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:58 AM   #2539
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Its the most stable easiest to ride bike I ever had in sand/mud, and does ok on the street at 70 mph.

What it does not like as much as some other bikes is going really fast over very rough stuff.
(I did it anyway)

I did 600 miles in the sand mud around here and did not fall down one time on the TW, a record!



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Is the TW more stable on the gravel roads and trails than a skinnier tire bike? Much of what we do is farm/ranch work, checking fences, finding cows etc. Lots of ranch roads and gravel roads. The BW is fine at low speeds but gets a little "funny" above 30-35 mph, it seems.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:29 AM   #2540
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That is good to hear. I would anticipate minimal on-road use, but we do have a lot of gravel/dirt roads, sand and even the single track 'cow trail"! The BW is OK for the low speed, off road stuff, but not as much fun at speed, especially if the road is rutted. Those big tires are great in soft stuff.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:22 PM   #2541
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So, I have a BW200 that I am thinking of selling and moving up to either the TW200 or the XT250.

There is a shop locally that has a new 2010 TW200. Is there any difference between the 2010 model and the more recent '12 or '13? I see that in the XT250, fuel injection is new. Any other reasons to look for a certain year?

Thanks.

P.S. This is my first post after lurking for awhile!
2010-present is likely identical outside of colors. One thing that does change that nobody gets notified about is the electrics. The 87 was unique upon itself for the CDI, and there have been 2 or 3 more slight shifts in stators and whatnot since. They just hold slightly different spec values. 2006-07 you'll probably get a leaky base gasket, due to improper material.

Save the money and get the 2010, anyhow. I'll take the BW off your hands.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:20 PM   #2542
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I posted a photo of the BW over on the BW thread. Not sure if it has been posted yet.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:54 PM   #2543
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Planning to do my oil cooler this weekend:
B&M Billet trans cooler
stainess braided fuel line 3/8"
stainless hose clamps
and the famous Lzrdcooler adapter.
Damn my workbench is a f'in mess.

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Old 06-22-2012, 08:46 AM   #2544
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Snake not afraid of TW200


Tried my TW in the woods after 3 days heavy rains! No problem to go as deep as 3 feet deep water or any mud! Love it!!!!! Need more dirt now!!!

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Old 06-22-2012, 09:08 AM   #2545
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Cool video. Thanks for posting
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:29 AM   #2546
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I particularly enjoyed the action shots.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:50 AM   #2547
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:01 PM   #2548
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Dat dere is slick. I've found a local source for 12" version and will add it to my pile of test units.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:36 PM   #2549
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Thanks Lizrd, your adapter made it all possible. Going to buy some stainless ties to tidy everything up. The system holds about a quart of oil.
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:05 AM   #2550
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Thanks Lizrd, your adapter made it all possible. Going to buy some stainless ties to tidy everything up. The system holds about a quart of oil.
Good job Doc!.....like the highway bar also...I have one from my former 650L and it's skid plate...may attempt to add both to the TW?....just gotta do some measuring and drillin and figure hardware.
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