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    Junior Member tykay's Avatar
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    High mileage TW's?!?

    Bought my second TW two weeks ago. Both were '02 models, both with 5k on them. who here has some serious miles on there TW's?! my @&& hurts already!!
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    Welcome to the forum brother!! Send this guy a personal message PlacerLode He's got the comfy seats for your TW. Tell him littletommy sent ya!!
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    I only have 13000 km (8100 miles) on mine but I've been averaging 1000 + km (600 + miles) per month for the past 8 months which means my @&& is getting used to it by now.
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    17,000 on mine, 13,000 on my wife's........... OMM.
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    And Old Mad Max has about a jillion other bikes to ride so, there you go.
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    Over 23000 miles and ran great, traded it for a BMW f700gs, missed the little TW after 2 weeks, so I bought a XT250 to keep the BMW company.
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    I looked at a used one with ~22,000 miles (~35,000km) once. It was in surprisingly good shape. Not good enough to buy; but good enough to convince me to buy a new one . I was confident of the TW's reliability potential after riding it around a bit.
    Used bike allegedly was a former shore patrol bike for Naval Base Coronado, San Diego so probably had lots and lots of low rpm hours patrolling the bars and beaches.
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    I think member "longroof" has 60,000 miles on his TW and "spudrider" has to be getting close to that on his Zongshen TW200 clone.

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    My fiancee's has 22000km on it, 2008 model.

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