Triangle Tag o' Rama - Let's Play!

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by JerseyBiker, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    A: It's a dirt bike. :deal It can go LOTS of places the Jeep can't.
    B: Pics or it didn't happen.
  2. lonewolf97

    lonewolf97 Long timer

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    That's what happens when it rains all day Rugby. All the dirt turns to mud:lol3
  3. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    I have video...
    Jeep has a winch...

    It didn't look that bad, but it wasn't moving...

    Jeep does better in gross mud..
  4. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    Need to see the video...
    I've been riding dirt/mud since 1969 and never needed winched out yet... :evil
  5. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    Out with the fam now, but ya I should have made it through, took the wrong line and sunk in a rut. Once it was buried, I didn't want to risk smoking the clutch trying to get it out....
  6. easy_dualsport

    easy_dualsport Easy E

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    Asking for it are you?

  7. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    Nah. I think I've got that part figured out.
  8. Flashback

    Flashback Mommys Lil Monster

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    Anyone have any experience with the XT250?

    I'm looking to pull the trigger on a bike out here. My only on-island source for motorcycles is a Yamaha dealer. So I'm going Yammy. Just got to decide whether I want a WR250, XT250, or TW200.
  9. wb57

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    Which WR? The DS or the woods bike? I've had a couple YZ250Fs and they were rock solid. I imagine the XT is basically a blue XR. I'm not sure where the TW fits in other than putting around the campground.
  10. Flashback

    Flashback Mommys Lil Monster

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    12.5 miles long. 5.5 miles wide. Wide sandy beaches. Sea level to 1580 feet in just under 2 miles horizontal distance from the beach. Nice twisties and vistas. Getting to the beaches requires bush wacking, or at least going down unmaintained dirt roads. Could have a lot of fun on a campground putter.

    DS WR. Probably too expensive for my needs but figured I'd look at one anyway.

    Really down to the TW or XT. Went in to buy the TW but the salesperson gave a good pitch on the XT. So I came home to ponder before purchase.
  11. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Kent just got an XT for his daughter. Paging Kent....

    MrsDonkeys likes the XT more than the TW. We've looked at both. While the TW is fun, the ergos are kind of quirky. We both thought the XT was far more comfortable. Now, all that being said, we haven't bought one. Mainly because the CRF230L is tops on her list.

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  12. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    The tw is great for being a goat.

    But it's heavy.

    Under powered

    Crappy suspension

    Giant friggin tires.... Awesome..

    Very very heavy

    Very under powered

    :-)

    But it was also a blast riding, will never need maintenance, and will last forever...

    That said, what's the price difference? The XT is much more normal of a bike... :-) but the little goat will go anywhere.
  13. Flashback

    Flashback Mommys Lil Monster

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    The market for used bikes here is like the market for used surf boards - it's almost impossible to find one and when you do manage to get your hands on one you keep it till it falls apart.

    So I'll be buying new. :cry

    Price is basically the same for either model which is too much with the added cost of import/customs fees that add on a whopping 2 grand to the total.

    The salesman said the TW was underpowered too. Said that the 50 cc difference on the XT will make a huge difference in fun. Just wondering if the XT has any real issues or was in fact the better choice. Sounds like you all think XT is better choice.
  14. lonewolf97

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    I like the xt. It handles well on the road and in the woods .
    It's light and nimble compared to my dr. Has a lot less power but that is to be expected. Easy has a wr250. It's a much better bike but too tall for me. I haven't ridden a tw. The little fat wheels would make it great for sand and mud. if most of your riding is pavement or hard ground at 50 mph. My money is on the xt.
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    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    That guy in Michigan has the TW Mutant for sale still. If you want, we could just mail it to you in pieces. :D



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    If my choices were limited to a TW and an XT, it would be the XT hands down. Throw a WR250-F into the mix and it changes completely. Probably a WR250R as well. Talk to Easy and BlueMoose about that bike. It seems to have a HUGE following, but it is heavy for a dirt bike.

    Edit: Just looked at the specs and all three are right around 300# wet. For reference, the YZ250F is ~230 wet.
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    easy_dualsport Easy E

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    I really don't think of the WR or XT for that matter as a dirt bike. They are quarter slices of street bikes with plastic, long travel, and dirt bike wheels. They are 50 state legal and that equals weight. Very low maintenance and high reliability. If you aren't comfortable with the height of the WR in particular the XT is a good choice. The WR has a much higher compression fuel injected engine, much different than the XT. Flashback coming off a DR 650 would likely feel both are seriously underpowered. I think XT is better choice of the two hands down for what you want to do with it. The TW must have a place in the right terrain, but I don't see that being where the Flashback I know would want to go.

  18. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha ADVenturer

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    that is a bizzrre bike...but the cost of shipping would prolly make it cost prohibitive..I've read many TW owners that say their bikes will out perform other bikes with more power when it comes to being able to rride through anything...if you're going to be in sand and mud alot the TW will shine wheras others with skinnier tires will just wash out...or so I've read. YMMV and good luck with the island trekking
  19. wb57

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    That would completely depend on who is on them. When it comes to the folks I ride with, I'm way past being anything fast in the woods. But I can promise you that it would take someone with a lot more skill than me to outrun me on a TW. The bike has its place, but it's not as a serious anything. I think if you would take just about anyone and put them on both bikes, they're always going to be much faster on a real woods bike in virtually any circumstance. Riding sand is just a matter of learning how to do it. Lesson #1: go faster and keep your weight back.
  20. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    The tw is great for putting around, and going slow over everything, but getting everywhere. Specially lower skill. It's VERY forgiving.
    Some of the places I took the TW in Aruba, I was able to poke along nice and slow cause of the wide tires, but on something like my KTM, it doesn't know "slow" That said, once you've gotten the basic skills, a <250lb 50hp bike with great suspension is going to smoke a >300lb 13hp bike with crappy suspension.

    That said, my wife, or buddy that doesn't ride could ride a tw200 anywhere. Hell, you can even ride two up on it. you can't hurt the damn thing..
    But you won't do ANYTHING fast.....
    The XT will be "faster" but you're only getting 17-20 hp out of that... :)