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Yamaha TW200 review... no really - - (beware, long)

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by turbonotch, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    My tw would do 70 mph but that was about it.

    A great bike for sand and mud.
    I now have its cousin, an xt200, lighter, more suspension, same engine.
    The TW was better in the thick sand, there is a lot of that here, with whoops and holes that prevents high speed.
    The TW did not mind, the XT sure does.
    The XT is a bit more motorcycle like though, loft the front wheel over things, the TW wheels stay on the ground and do not slide.
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  2. Bucho

    Bucho DAMNrider

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    Cool thread.

    Sounds like an awesome "extra" bike to have
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  3. Rickmnva

    Rickmnva n00b

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    06 model, $2600, 1250 miles when bought Jan. 2016. Original sprockets 14\50, replaced with 15/47. Does 70+ mph easily. Live just outside northern terminus of Skyline Drive, very much fun to ride. Just rode entire 106 miles this past weekend. Only other thing done to it was a digital tach. Did not get her for off-road use, great for popping around the county. Summer around here gets hot and humid, nice bike to hop on after work. Even with premium gas, your lucky to squeeze $5 into the tank.
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  4. WECSOG

    WECSOG Dirt Road Denizen

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    For me the stock gearing is a great compromise. Low enough to rock hop, high enough to run the highway for short distances when I absolutely have to, and just about perfect for slow-speed back roads.
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  5. fatallightning

    fatallightning Hell on Wheels

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    Love my Tdub!
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  6. Floridalawdog

    Floridalawdog Adventurer

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    Florida
    That is a sick looking tdub. I love my tdub also. These little bikes bring out the kid in all of us
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