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Old 11-27-2011, 08:13 PM   #91
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Now that's freaking awesome!

What about sending a little BW 200 to an Argentinian guy that is starting university next year? (?)

The Córdoba hills start very close to where I'm going studying, it could be a good off-road touring bike, jej! (lets carry on dreaming, as long as it is free)

Greetings!
Many congrats to the owner of all those beautiful BWs!
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:17 PM   #92
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Come on,

Look at the numbers of BigWheels sold. Several dozen people can't be wrong........
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:40 AM   #93
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No kidding! ALMOST normal!

And I thought I was nuts for having two of them. THAT is a nice collection.....looks like they even have their own barn too!

I was looking through the other vids that came up after it ended and found this. I had an '86 250R Honda trike years back and man it would haul. Had I known you could make it into a two wheeler with a kit I probably would have kept it......but then I would be up to three BW type machines and probably looking at putting up another scooter barn as well!

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Old 11-28-2011, 01:12 PM   #94
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sold my near mint bw350 and my fatcat last year, boy do I regret it. New owner won't sell it back.
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:42 AM   #95
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condogs,

The new owner would be crazy to sell them back. What were you thinking? How can you live with yourself?

You probably get to sleep at night by telling yourself that they were both FatCats, but a BW350! That must really hurt.

Alright, let's regroup here.

There are other fish in the sea.

I think they manufactured more than one BigWheel.

You might get struck by lightning more than once.

And maybe win the lottery again.

Just keep looking. Keep looking and ignore that emptiness within.

Don't look back.

Good luck.

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Old 11-29-2011, 12:54 AM   #96
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The Missile 250R kits were cool but IMO the ruin of a great trike. If trikes were still produced I wouldn't feel the same about it.

I sure don't remember where but someone took a CRF450 and made a Fat Cat on steroids. I think he also done some others.

The biggest problem with the BW is the jackshaft adjustment or the jackshaft itself. I have seen when only a half link would get the chain adjusted correctly.
Love my TW200, and the guy who built that BW CRF450 is on this forum (MrBracket) and has a website.

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Old 11-29-2011, 11:21 AM   #97
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Mr. Bracket does indeed have some mad fabrication skills. I think I have watched his video dozens of times. That Honda is very nicely done.

Another Fat-Tire contemporary of his is located in Phoenix and is just starting to market a kit for the Yamahas. I think that it should have a very broad appeal since it should be able to cover 1999 to 2009 models of the 250s (both two and four stroke) 426s and 450s.

This is the website:

http://www.bigwheelconversion.com/

They are just getting their feet on the ground so things are still being ramped up. I'll try to keep the updates going here.

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Old 12-02-2011, 04:01 PM   #98
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Last year I took a late ride on a Fat Cat and just knew I had met my mate! She takes it nice and slow...Has a fat rear and doesn't talk back! Today I found my very own 1985 BW200! Oh great Mr BigWheel I feel honered to be in such presents of fellow enthusiasts! Would like to post a pic but I guess I cant from my Droid....
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:46 PM   #99
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BW200 trailbike

Took another ride on the BW200 today, it was a blast. Lots of rain where I'm at, so the trails are solid mud. I cleared another trail and the bigwheel is the test machine. If I make it through the new section without to many broken parts, I might try one of my other dirt bikes. This machine really extends my trail riding to year round.
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:49 AM   #100
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Good on you, guys.

I think that a lot of guys find the wide rear end appealing. We just generally don't admit it out in the open.

mudmantra,

One of the BigWheel yahoo group members has a set of plastics in for reproduction with DC Plastics. They should have molds made in a few months. The factory plastics are no longer available and these plastics will make your 200 as beautiful as it is useful.

I think that the BigWheels are truly the only 4 season bike out there.

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Old 12-06-2011, 08:53 PM   #101
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Rain and Mud

Sometimes it rains here for weeks and the wide tires on the BW200 give it a real advantage on the trails. I've had it up in the woods when it's been raining with water on top of soup mud, on top of loose mud, that's on top of real mud. It floats over that stuff much better than the standard dirt bike. Around here I've seen 4 other BW200's and 1 BW350. One BW200 was in perfect shape, but all the others were like mine, almost completely worn out, with tons of ride time on them.
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:06 PM   #102
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mudmntra,

I had a 25 inch rear tire on the 350 this summer like yours. The bike was unstoppable.

Every time I thought that I had created a long term extraction project, the BW just powered out of whatever hole I found myself in.

High speed through the mud is an entirely different kettle of fish. It's a little bit like a game of roulette, guessing what direction the bike is going to go.

And don't even get me started about river crossings, with all of the flotation and no spokes to let the current through...

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Old 12-08-2011, 07:32 AM   #103
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Yeah the traction with that 25 inch rear tire is amazing, the knobbies on the side of the tire really help when you turn on a steep slick hill. Going really fast on mud is not something I need to do. I can go fast enough, and your right, if you go to fast in the mud with a Bigwheel, it starts doing some exploring on it's own. But to be fair, even my standard dirt bikes well shoot off in unexpected directions when it gets slick. On some of the trails I ride on just the mere fact I can make it up, over and through them is a blast.
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:54 AM   #104
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350 BW available near me. No interest, just saw it on the local CL.

Post in the Carolina CL forum:
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....&postcount=110
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:08 PM   #105
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$1,000 for a decent 350? I think I want to move to North Carolina! Or at least just visit there with a trailer.

Mudmantra,

I agree with your riding philosophy. I take the BW for all of my solo riding because it can make it through a lot of scenarios without having to ride at a ten tenths pace. Nobody expects speed out of a BIgWheel, so once you break 10 mph, you have exceeded everyones' expectations.

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