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Old 02-24-2009, 10:21 AM   #136
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Shoco,
Your weight is not an issue. Many weigh much more and the bike handles fine due to its low torque and low suspension and handling. You cant really compare to other 225's or dirt bikes.
It shouldnt be a problem to go test ride one at a dealer. The bike in 09 is the exact same bike since 2001. Just whatever you buy, plan on maybe a grand or less for what are considered by some as needed mods. But that is a personal matter that everyone decides.
I can only say that after riding lots of fast and more powerful bikes, this tw200 has given me an attitude change for the better. I now ride and have more fun and worry less.

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Old 02-24-2009, 10:37 AM   #137
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You cant really compare to other 225's or dirt bikes.
Is that because of the fat tires, or some other reason?

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this tw200 has given me an attitude change for the better. I now ride and have more fun and worry less.
Awesome. As my wife reminded me this morning, I can use an attitude change.
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:41 AM   #138
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Yes, and its not as light and so not as nervous as a dirt bike tends to be. Easier to control. More like a tractor, but with some better speed. I hope that helps.

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Old 02-24-2009, 10:59 AM   #139
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Hey Matt,

Thanks for the input, and for the tw200 forum thread (which I've already read).

I'm hoping to hear from more tw200 owners here.

FWIW, I'm not looking for any info on the other two bikes I mentioned. Just the TW (that's why I posted here in the TW thread).

Thanks again!
I'm 6'2", 250lbs and I have an '07 TW200. For the kind of off road stuff you want to do, its fine. The TW is a little mountain goat. I ride on roads. It is a little slow on uphill grades, but overall, not a big problem. I stick with smaller roads. I don't do freeways, and avoid highways whenever I can. For speeds up to about 50, its ok.

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Old 02-24-2009, 12:17 PM   #140
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My 47 tooth replacement rear sprocket just shipped and ...well I'm a pussy and have never swapped a sprocket, any advice on what I need to do aside from taking it to the dealer?
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:21 PM   #141
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:37 PM   #142
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I'm 6'2", 250lbs and I have an '07 TW200. For the kind of off road stuff you want to do, its fine. The TW is a little mountain goat. I ride on roads. It is a little slow on uphill grades, but overall, not a big problem. I stick with smaller roads. I don't do freeways, and avoid highways whenever I can. For speeds up to about 50, its ok.

LT
Thanks for the input.

I am planning on going to a fellow ADV member's house tomorrow morning to try her TW200. I will report back with my impression of the bike.
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:53 PM   #143
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I am planning on going to a fellow ADV member's house tomorrow morning to try her TW200. I will report back with my impression of the bike.
Well, I rode the TW today, and...wow that was fun! First gear was ridiculously short, but otherwise, I couldn't help but smile while riding the thing.

One of these just might be in my future.
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:57 AM   #144
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Heading to Utah Saturday For 2 Months

Tweated and ready to load up for some spring weather.

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Old 02-27-2009, 11:21 AM   #145
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TW handling

Hey, sorry if this is 205.

What is normal handling for the TW?

I rode my SO's around a little today. First time on the road. It doesn't lean in corners and making turns is a bit wierd. The front seems to have a mind of it's own.

Is it wonky because of the big tires?

Any tips?
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:22 AM   #146
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JB44......... I will however do the 130 jet.......did you also adjust the needle?Thanks, Surf
As with all carb work there is a bit of trial and error, even on identical bikes.

The carb tutorial by Centerline I linked to in an earlier post, suggested using 5 (.01) washers as shims under the needle. I ended up using 3. Unfortunately you need to disassemble and reassemble the carb for each trial...can be a pain.

http://tw200forum.com/forums/32778/ShowPost.aspx

If you are careful, you can remove the throttle cables, loosen the carb clamps, and rotate the carb 90 degrees to change the shims without having to fully remove the carb.

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Old 02-27-2009, 12:06 PM   #147
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Slowly turning into the perfect commuter

Original on left, D2Moto on right, cost less than $25 to my door

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Old 02-27-2009, 01:49 PM   #148
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Hey dirtygrunt.........What is a 205? What is an SO?
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:59 PM   #149
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Slowly turning into the perfect commuter

Original on left, D2Moto on right, cost less than $25 to my door

What model did you buy the pegs for? I didn't see TW on the list, just like i don't see my '86 XT600 on there. I want to adapt some big pegs and those look pretty similar to mine.
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Old 02-27-2009, 05:02 PM   #150
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What model did you buy the pegs for? I didn't see TW on the list, just like i don't see my '86 XT600 on there. I want to adapt some big pegs and those look pretty similar to mine.


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