Hello and welcome! Happy birthday!
Today is my Birthday. Last night, my husband and I arrived home at 11pm with my "new" TW200. It's a 1987 Trailway. It's in very nice condition. The only things "wrong" with it are the neutral light doesn't illuminate, and the left foot peg is slightly bent. Otherwise, she's quite original. I grew up racing motocross every weekend with my family. I had a Yamaha 80. When I was 11, I got a brand new Yamaha MX125 in 1974. That was the last year before the YZ arrived. I was a tall, skinny kid, but I couldn't reach both feet flat on the ground, so had to teeter totter until I got going. Hand on helmet starts were a trick with that bike. It was the old school 60th anniversary colors. So today, a lot of years later, I have another Yamaha. She isn't brandy new like the one my husband Cattech has, she's more vintage, classic, old school like me. I got a good deal, she's paid for, and I'm pretty happy. I look forward to trail riding with my husband, and getting some accessories for the bike. It came factory with the kick start, but the first thing I notice, no rubber on the lever. That's going to be handy in the mud. Thanks for letting me join the TW Forum. Does anyone know where the trails are in the Binghamton/Norwich/Harpursville area?
Yamaha TW200 2013
Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic 2015
Moto Guzzi V7 Stone 2015
Lives in St. Joseph, IL
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Leader of Men
Lover of all
Pretty good motorcycle rider
Doesn't brag too much
Smiles and laughs a lot
Loves dogs and cats too
Well...Happy Birthday!! And Welcome to the forum!!
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Yippeee! Another New Yorker!
2013 Yamaha TW200
1996 Yamaha TW200
1995 Kawasaki KLR650
2002 Yamaha RoadStar 1600 with sidecar
The TW doesn’t come with a rubber on the kick-start — although you could probably find one or two that would fit.
Doesn’t come with rubber on the foot pegs either — unlike its little cousin, the TW125.
In fact — the TW200 doesn’t come with anything it doesn’t need — and a few things you’d miss if they weren’t there - (you’ll find them as you go along).
But the TW200 does come with a big heart — and you’ll find that too ……
Meanwhile — try not to show your husbands bike up by doing things on yours that he can’t match on his — you know what male egos are like ……..
Welcome to the cruise (and happy birthday) ……
Welcome and congrats, I'm beginning to think all old TW's have some sort of migratory instinct toward NY.
2014 Zuma 50, 2004 TW200, 1992 R100GS, 1987 TW200
1982 550 Vision, 1986 XL600R
Welcome to our second most fun past time bested only by riding our TWs. YEAH! Another woman on the forum and there is something very sexy about a woman on a TW as long as she is not using you for traction as she blows your doors off on a narly trail. So, at age 11 you got a new 1974 and I am not a math wizard but that makes you born in 1962 or 3 and you also get the honor of being in the over the hill gang here! If I am not mistaking we old farts make up the majority here!
Now, get your purse out or better yet get into cattech's wallet and the real fun begins. The left foot peg should be easy to bend back to the right position. Neutral is likely just a bulb. We now need a nice Cycle rack, bark busters and some nice girly grips. Depending on your bottom end a nice Seat Concept cushioned seat might soften the plank seat these bikes come with. Member PlacerLode can help you on that. If it still has the original tires then new ones are in order as the old are hard and dangerous. You would probably love the Shinko Golden Boy in 5.10 size up front to replace the stock Trail Wing we call a Death Wing. Many of us love the Pro Taper ATV High handle bars and they make it more comfy to stand on the pegs when adjusted right. Shin guards or good riding boots are also a good idea because sticks and stones do like to jump up and smack us all the time. Fun is the object and not getting hurt is the ultimate goal.
Welcome to the forum and we do have quite a few ladies among us on TWs.
1987 Yamaha BW350 Big WheelBe Decisive! Right or Wrong just make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels that couldn't make a decision.
Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.
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I can only repeat the kind words offered above: "Welcome and Happy Birthday". Since you are a tall drink of water either the ProTaper ATV High bars, or some form of bar risers might really benefit you.
2003 TW200 "Betty Boop"
2006 TW200 "Nibbler", a.k.a. “Mr.Gizmo"
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