Fat-tired, air-cooled chic - The BW350 video

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Mr. BigWheel, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Mr. BigWheel

    Mr. BigWheel b00b

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

    This is the latest Enduro Alaska:

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    http://www.youtube.com/user/MisterBigWheel?feature=mhum#p/a/u/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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    Mr. BigWheel
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  2. Kitchen

    Kitchen Adventurer

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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!!!:D
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  3. Sam Simons

    Sam Simons Been here awhile

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    OK,Mr. BW,I'm ready.....by the time Yamaha brings the BW350 back,these little guys will be fully grown .....

    Attached Files:

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  4. Mr. BigWheel

    Mr. BigWheel b00b

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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"

    Regards,

    Mr. BigWheel
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  5. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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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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  6. mtb_man

    mtb_man Unfettered

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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. :rofl

    Great work, I really enjoyed it.
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  7. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Great video :clap
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  8. Sam Simons

    Sam Simons Been here awhile

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    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!

    Regards,

    Sam
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  9. baldwithglasses

    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    They get it.
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  10. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    I'm glad you brought your Beck lovin' self to olds cool!!!
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  11. Tim_Tom

    Tim_Tom Been here awhile

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  12. princess jamaica

    princess jamaica OLD DOG-NEW TRICKS

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    "big wheels,big tires,big fun!!"
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  13. Mr. BigWheel

    Mr. BigWheel b00b

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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=J5Eckdqybvw&feature=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.

    Regards,

    Mr. BigWheel
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  14. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Wow, my Big Wheel 80 can't do any of that. :lol3

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    :ricky
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  15. Mr. BigWheel

    Mr. BigWheel b00b

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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.

    Regards, Mr. BigWheel
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  16. Mr. BigWheel

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  17. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Very good job of flooding the bike too.
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  18. ooweel

    ooweel Jobless, Its OK!

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  19. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    My savings could have went a long time without seeing that link.

    No dunes here, but it would be big fun on winter trails and mud.
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  20. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Mr. BW, your videos are awesome.. I just watched a bunch.

    ..and I'm glad about the way you handled the B-29 site in that one video. "Taps"....

    :thumb
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