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Old 02-16-2011, 03:46 PM   #1
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Question Fat-tired, air-cooled chic - The BW350 video

Greetings fellow geezers, (you know there are no youngsters in here)

This is the latest Enduro Alaska:



http://www.youtube.com/user/MisterBi.../1/IAVQuqbQWWc

It's Alaska. It's winter. It must be the what Yamaha was thinking about when they designed the BigWheel 350 back in the mid eighties. Can't really figure any other reason, except maybe shrooms. And many of them.

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Old 02-16-2011, 05:11 PM   #2
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I had a big wheel 200 back in the day. That thing was a beast. It loved the muddy hills of Kentucky!!!
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:34 PM   #3
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Bw350

OK,Mr. BW,I'm ready.....by the time Yamaha brings the BW350 back,these little guys will be fully grown .....
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:31 PM   #4
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Thanks for watching guys.

Kitchen,

The 200 is everything that the 350 is, except when it comes to torque. They will both climb trees with a first gear that is so low, that it is almost a reverse. But the 350 has a sticker on the side that says "350" and that automatically makes it cooler than a 200.

Sam,

Those are the sweetest looking BW80s that I have ever seen. I can totally embrace your philosophy: "Start them young and start them weird"

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Old 02-16-2011, 10:58 PM   #5
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Great production, Awesome riding, Outstanding sense of humor (love the red and green show) plus you camera man is fearless, thanks for sharing I'm going to watch it again right now.

Thanks ricky
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:11 AM   #6
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What this post doesn't show is the separated shoulder, 3 cracked ribs and 8 weeks of rehab I got from laughing so hard while I was watching your video.

Great work, I really enjoyed it.
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:25 AM   #7
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:53 AM   #8
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Bw350

Thank you,Mr. B/W.....I too have often wondered why Yamaha didn't continue to offer atleast one size of the B/W family.....Their Trail Wing,the Rokon and various Chinknese designs/copies aren't suitable replacements.
You've obviously spent a lot of time on one, and your video is great... I'd like to see
a repowered B/W350 using an IT 465 or 490 mill.... that'd be a fun ride!

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Old 02-17-2011, 11:21 AM   #9
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They get it.
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:59 PM   #10
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Hey Mr. Big Wheel!!!!

I'm glad you brought your Beck lovin' self to olds cool!!!
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:29 PM   #11
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Great Vid

Nice! Kinda makes me wanna get one of these...

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/pr...10/0/home.aspx

It looks remarkably similar no....
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:06 PM   #12
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:31 AM   #13
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Thanks for watching guys. I know that there are a lot of other interesting things that you could be doing instead, like watching paint dry or just huffing it.

Tim Tom,

The TW200 is the direct descendant of the BigWheel. The most obvious difference is the lack of a jackscrew on the rear swingarm that prevents it from accepting an ATV tire on the back.

Sam Simons,

There is a BW350 that was re-engined with a WR400 motor. That's pretty cool, but I think that the ultimate fat-tire evolution is this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5Eck...eature=related

It think that the BigWheel was discontinued while other similar grade products, like the TW200 and XT225, continue to be manufactured was due to it's not being a dual sport.

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Old 02-18-2011, 01:43 PM   #14
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Wow, my Big Wheel 80 can't do any of that.



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Old 02-18-2011, 10:06 PM   #15
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Your BW80 can absolutely, positively do all of those things. All of them. Absolutely all of them.

Just not with you on it.

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