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    Hello form a New TW owner (FINALLY)

    Hey all. Couple years ago I was considering a TW as a commuter and trail toy. I was pretty much decided on the TW but landed a super deal on a 08 DR650se that I couldn't pass up instead. Fast forward to now and I found that DR though a blast was a real handful in the trails (especially the sandy one I like so much). So after some bruised body parts and ego (forced to admit that injuries incurred in 2012 has left me less able than I'd like to admit). I decided to try finding a TW200 for what I could sell my DR for and luck would have it I found a gentleman with a 2010 LOW mileage nicley modded TW200 looking for a bigger bike. So we worked out the even trade met half way and did the swap.

    And though today's weather is absolutely miserable I did get a couple Kms on the little bike. She's a fun little machine and I look forward to many more Kms in the future (and more trail use). I do feel a bit funny on the bike as I'm a bigger guy at 6' 260lbs. But i was very humbled being in my accident and the long recovery since so I figure riding a bike prolly too small for me can't be that bad and honestly i just don't care anymore lol I out to ride and have fun doing so. Eventually I intend to upgrade the springs on the bike to better suite my weight but for now it will do.

    I now feel I have the perfect garage. A Victory Vegas 8-ball set up for touring and two up with the girlfriend. And a nice little light trail weapon for low speed exploring that can also make for one hell of a cheap commuter (7kms each way at nothing over 70km/hr so 45mph I think).

    I will post pics later.

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    Welcome to the fold Tinybear. Glad you found a situation that allowed both parties to get the bikes they wanted/needed. Congratulations and we will be waiting for the pictures


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    Congrats! Let's see her!
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    Ok here the only pics I have thus far.

    Loaded for the trip home.




    And parked with her new stable mates. (Out of sight is the Yamaha v-star 650 that was my first bike that my mother rides now and then and that I think my sister will ride after learning on the TW).
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    a real clean looking machine. congrats!
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    looks great!

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    Even swap. Fun.
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    Cool beans...!! Welcome....
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