Desert Queen Baths by TW200

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Old Betsy, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Hill Billy

    Hill Billy Part-time Adventurer

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    Some great pics there Mike.
    That is an extraordinary effort covering the big miles on the little turtle.
    It look like the trade off comes in the form of some pretty good fuel economy.
    Well done.
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  2. billburn

    billburn GSA 1200 - DR 650

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    Great stuff Mike. Makes me think I should have gone a bit further. Excellent photography.
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  3. AKoffroader

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    Hi Mike, just wondering what tires you're running. Thank you,

    AK Greg
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  4. Old Betsy

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    The front is a Dunlop 606
    The rear is a Duro Power grip
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  5. philth

    philth www.motorbikin.com.au

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    awesome ride report!
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  6. bully1

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    Just the shot for transporting shortass fat fellas around the deserts at a steady pace. Just shows you don't need a 1200 or even a 650 to conquer the outback.
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  7. Old Betsy

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    Slow and steady wins the race.

    " Just shows you don't need a 1200 or even a 650 to conquer the outback " nope just something reliable.

    as for shortass fat fellas, who are you referring too
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  8. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Just saw this ride report. Nice work. It makes me wanna cross the continent and beat myself up on crap roads.

    There's a TW200 in my local area somewhere, I've seen it parked in town.

    I note that currently someone is advertising a bike called a Honda Grom for $3999 ride away, 125cc of small throbbing commuter. Looking at the pics of them though they seem to be tar babies, only a couple of shots of folks hooning on dirt or jumping them. Overseas apparently they sell like hotcakes eh, just the go for beating the city gridlock. Pity they aren't more dirt-worthy out of the box like the TW.

    Honda MSX 125 Grom

    • [​IMG]Price: About $3000
    • Engine: 124.9cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
    • Compression: 9.3:1
    • Transmission: 4-speed, chain drive
    • Suspension: 31mm inverted fork, 9.9cm travel; single shock with steel box-section swingarm, 10.4cm travel
    • Brake: 220mm disc with hydraulic dual-piston caliper (front); 190mm disc with hydraulic single piston caliper (rear)
    • Tyre: 120/70-12; 130/70-12
    • Rake: 25°
    • Trail: 81mm
    • Wheelbase: 1198mm
    • Seat: 754mm
    • Fuel: 3.8 litres
    • Wet weight: 102kg
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  9. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    I thought dues had the tw200 market sown up? Isn't that one of their preferred platforms?
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  10. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    You can't buy 'em new in this country any more, so deux has the market cornered from that perspective.

    I don't know if the TW200 is still available O/S though.
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  11. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    So you've got a couple then?:jack
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  12. bully1

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    Do you want to borrow one.......people in glass houses.
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  13. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    Will my feet touch the ground?
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  14. Bigboy Pie eater

    Bigboy Pie eater Not so fast there you young fellas.

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    Excellent post Mike, love the photos and your remarks, obviously you get the 'yay for today' Cheers.
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  15. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Bloody good write up, totally enjoyed that.
    Judging by the DR's in some of the pics the TW is still a fairly tall bike.
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  16. Old Betsy

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    Yes this one is fairly tall as I've put a Raptor Rear shock into it.
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  17. Old Betsy

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    Yes I have a couple of these bikes.
    If that's what you're talking about, but I think you're talking about a couple of fat arses
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  18. Old Betsy

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    Yes these are still sold in America.
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  19. Old Betsy

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    Thanks
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  20. Old Betsy

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    There is one for sale in Albany if someone wants to buy one
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