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    Seat Strap traded for tie down

    Hi all, I'm new here. I've been looking around this forum for awhile and found it a valuable source of information about anything related to then the TW.

    I recently sold my 1980 Yamaha TT250 and wanting a small dual sport the TW200 looked like just the right bike. I picked up a 2005 cream puff TW that had very low miles and had never been rode off a city street. It is a fun motorcycle. It is in very good condition with kick starter, two rear sprockets, windshield, rear rack, street tires on it, and included the like new knobby tires, Yamaha service manual and helmet, all for less then 1/2 the price of a new TW.

    I only ride single and see no need for the seat strap and a person can always used another point to tie down cargo. So I removed the strap and made some clips to bolt on the same place. Seems to work ok and essentially transforms the small rear rack to a larger one without the bulk.

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    Hello and welcome! Do you own a Hickory too?

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    Mounted a backpack that close one time and it did not work so well while inwas offroading. My butt kept coming down on my backpack. I prefer using Rom straps on the cargo rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbm View Post
    Hello and welcome! Do you own a Hickory too?
    Welcome aboard, Jim. We have a dress code for our Northwest members...its strictly enforced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodetrip View Post
    Welcome aboard, Jim. We have a dress code for our Northwest members...its strictly enforced.
    OMG.....too funny..... Plumbstraight.....you gonna let him depict you like this....lol

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    Welcome Jim Thode .... the Washington T-dubbers are an active, proud group .... and we are growing. Make certain you go to the group page and join us
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    Quote Originally Posted by dette View Post
    OMG.....too funny..... Plumbstraight.....you gonna let him depict you like this....lol
    Aren't those two ranch hands at TWilight's place? Northwestern apple growers maybe?



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    Ok, so I guess a "Hickory" is a shirt. No, I don't have one, mostly sweat shirts. I could always get one if it is required.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWilight View Post
    Jim, don't you pay any attention to those wankers out on the Least Coast. And being that you are from Onalaska, Washington, there is no need...no need at all...for you to provide evidence of your Hickory shirt, to be an officially pledged member of the Washington State TW Riders conglomerate. Those of us that live close to Onalaska, know you qualify, and you will fit right in.

    Now, on a serious note......very smart design of the bungee hook plates in place of the seat strap. Very Smart !

    Additionally, there is a large number of TW200 riders right here in Washington State, and in THEE pacific Northwest. We get together once in awhile and do some rides as a group...over hill, and under Dale

    We WELCOME you to the fold...and say to those jealous soulless individuals in New York State......see.....we got another one
    Which of the two guy's in the picture is Dale?


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    Neat little mod with the seat strap replacement, I like it!

    Welcome to the forum and great find on a nice looking '05 (just so you know, 2005's are the fastest year !).

    Brian
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