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Old 07-17-2012, 05:22 PM   #1801
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This would be as fun as anything I can think of.
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:09 PM   #1802
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Okay, couple days ago I said I was craving a SV650. Well I still do, but for some reason there is another bike calling to me.

Call me crazy.

But I want a Yamaha TW200

That blistering 16hp and fat tires should pair up nice with the big Ninja.

Something about them just looks really fun, and being that it looks like a big kids bike, maybe I can get my wife try it because she is intimidated by bikes in general.
Yeah, I keep finding myself cruising Craigslist and looking at these. Haven't bought one yet, but I probably will at some point.
Weird - the older I get, the more I gravitate towards "fun" instead of "performance." bought a KLX 110L a couple of years ago to ride with my wife and I can't tell who's having more fun.
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:09 AM   #1803
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I went from a 72hp bike to a 29hp scooter, and keep messing around with
it's transmission (CVT) to get the most out of it.. and today.. a CBF250
(with 21-22hp) passes by.. and.. well, you know the drill, I wanted one.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:52 AM   #1804
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Okay, couple days ago I said I was craving a SV650. Well I still do, but for some reason there is another bike calling to me.

Call me crazy.

But I want a Yamaha TW200

That blistering 16hp and fat tires should pair up nice with the big Ninja.

Something about them just looks really fun, and being that it looks like a big kids bike, maybe I can get my wife try it because she is intimidated by bikes in general.
Every rider should own a TW200 at some point. My '91 is just fun. Not fast. Not furious.

Just fun.
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:51 AM   #1805
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Forza!

I just found out (and am ashamed to say that it took so long) that the
Forza 250 has this gimmicky transmission which I think every scooter
should have (in one form or another, I don't care), so naturally, even
if my current scooter is probably superior in most ways, I want one.







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Old 07-19-2012, 10:53 AM   #1806
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:12 PM   #1807
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:52 AM   #1808
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I went to a large dealer in my area and got to sit on a lot of bikes (sadly they don't allow test rides). One of my old favorites (vmax) fell from its throne the second I sat on it. Uncomfortable and funny sitting position...but I did find a new favorite, or 3 lol

the victory cross country (and I the touring version is super nice to)

the Victory Judge

and the speed triple

The part I find funniest was before I got to see and sit on the victory's I couldn't stand the way they looked from online pictures & now two sit at the top of my list.
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:58 AM   #1809
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:12 PM   #1810
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No practical reason for this whatsoever, but

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Old 07-20-2012, 12:49 PM   #1811
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No practical reason for this whatsoever, but

your desire is justified. i wanted to demo one, but much to my fiery rage, triumph ditched their demo program.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:34 PM   #1812
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your desire is justified. i wanted to demo one, but much to my fiery rage, triumph ditched their demo program.
And THAT, Friends is why there is Not a new Scrambler or Bonnie in my carport now.....
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:43 PM   #1813
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My buddy just bought a 2-stroke bike, and can't stop talking about the characteristic power surge (aka power band). Being a fan of Honda, and all things old school, I want one of these from the early 80's.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:47 PM   #1814
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My buddy just bought a 2-stroke bike, and can't stop talking about the characteristic power surge (aka power band). Being a fan of Honda, and all things old school, I want one of these from the early 80's.
Man, I used to LUST after one of those when I was a kid. My folks had a No Bikes rule, but I used most of my paper route money buying dirt bike magazines and dreaming of the day when I could finally afford one.

Never did buy it, though. :)
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:55 PM   #1815
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My buddy just bought a 2-stroke bike, and can't stop talking about the characteristic power surge (aka power band). Being a fan of Honda, and all things old school, I want one of these from the early 80's.

find the 500cc variant. uncontrollable insanity.
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