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    Junior Member fstzx9's Avatar
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    Intro from FL

    Good Morning Everyone!

    I am new to the TW forum. I just recently purchased a leftover 2013 TW200 from a South Florida dealer. I have always wanted a TW and I finally made it happen! I plan to ride this bike as my daily commuter to work. I have changed a few things in the last two weeks of ownership to my specs of riding style. It’s a great bike! I get lots of compliments on it!
    I ordered a Yamaha FZ6R shock to see if that tightens up the rear suspension….I will let you know how that works out.

    Nice meeting everyone!


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    welcome fst

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    Welcome! That bike is looking sharp! I hope you stick around, I'm gonna want to pick your brains this winter when I start my upgrades
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    Thanks for the welcome! Sure, no problem with picking my brain but let me posts some information before I forget! Winter is too far away and I will not remember anything! LOL The most expensive upgrade was the DG exhaust ($185.00). I needed to purchase the Battery Tender Lithium battery (BTL09A120C - Amazon $67.00) for its super small size....the stock OEM battery hindered my under seat storage compartment. I rejetted the carb (Sigma Jet Kit - Ebay $40.00) and installed a K&N air/breather (K&N R-1100 - $20.00 - Ebay) - (K&N 62-1600RD - $8.05 - Amazon). I had the headlight, foot pegs, grips, headlight bracket, brake light, blinkers (not shown in picture), decals, tail light bracket, etc. Some things had to be slightly modified to fit properly but it all worked out for the best. Now I hope the Yamaha FZ6R shock works.....the red one is the FZ6R shock. shock_compare_2.jpg If it lowers the rear of the bike, I will drop the front to match and whack the kickstand.....if needed. This is my street ride only machine. :>)
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    Sounds like you’re on it – welcome to the cruise ……………..
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    Thank you! I had some highly modified Honda Grom projects in the past. This time, I wanted something a tad larger to ride. This is a very easy bike to modify....almost like a Harley!
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    2013 Triumph Street Triple
    2012 Triumph Bonneville
    2013 Honda CBR250R (2)
    2013 Yamaha TW200

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    2005 Honda 919
    2005 Suzuki GSXR750
    2014 Honda Grom
    2012 Honda Ruckus
    2005 Honda Big Ruckus
    2005 Suzuki DRZ400SM
    2002 Suzuki DRZ400S
    2003 Aprilia Scarebeo 150
    1985 Honda Elite 250
    1978 Honda CT90
    1972 Honda CB200
    1975 Honda CB200
    1977 Honda XL100
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    1975 Honda XL350
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    The 2013 is the fastest, most comfortable, and best looking TW ever made. All the cool TW owners have at least one. Right Tom?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotti158 View Post
    The 2013 is the fastest, most comfortable, and best looking TW ever made. All the cool TW owners have at least one. Right Tom?
    Sorry bro.The 87 is the fastest. That's why they had to change things in 88. Too many riders were killing themselves, due to the easy wheelie factor and high performance engines.
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