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Old Today, 01:51 PM   #1
WVhillbilly OP
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Used TW200, what to look for.

If the seller emails me back I'm going to look at an 06 TW200 for my wife this weekend.
He says it starts and runs, but he doesn't ride.
He has the bike as part of a barter, it's got about 6K miles on it.

The pictures look average, some scuffs and scratches.

I know nothing about these bikes. Anything in particular I should look at when going over it or on the test ride?
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Old Today, 03:34 PM   #2
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Nothing unusual....same things you would check out on any other bike.

You will probably be surprised at how low it is geared, if you've never ridden one before. Don't worry though, a 45 tooth sprocket on the rear will make it feel like a "normal" bike.

My wife has one and loves it!
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Old Today, 05:53 PM   #3
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Mine, like all others, ran very lean when I got it, almost to the point of not idling until it had been ridden. Some simple carb tuning took care of that.
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I've heard they were pretty bullet proof.
Wife wants a new one, but the last bike I bought her got sold after 4 years with less than 1K miles on it.

So I'd rather buy used. Since it will spend some time on it's side, I don't care about pretty.
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