Hay TW members, Im new to your sight & am interested in your discussions on Yamaha TW200s: F/R racks, taller handle bars exc. Im also a new rider in the world of dirt/street riding. Ive ridden Quads and utvs most of my life.
Thank you for letting me be a part of your discussions. ~Chris~
You don't need a front rack, these are so slow already, you don't need anymore wind resistance, or weight on the front forks (not a lot of travel. Most here use Cycleracks, reasonably priced, kinda fit and are strong. You can fit all your gear on the back.
Good advice, I also plan on carrying a back pack. I dont think front racks look that great anyways, Im sure some people might like them.
I just need to decide on a rear rack/box/canister setup, & upgrade to the handlebars. Ill search our forums on the subject. But Im always up for hearing opinions.
I've already got your first mod! I just ordered a couple tool tubes and one of them is for you. (as a welcoming gift into the dual sport world)
Lots of guys use these and they are great. There's even a thread on them:
You can carry tools, paperwork, a bottle of water, or even some small fuel cans fit inside.
Anyway, it should be here next week...
'94 Suzuki Sidekick
Backpacks are certainly handy, but can be uncomfortable and even dangerous in certain situations. Consider their use carefully.