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    Why?

    Why take a perfectly good TW and Frankenstein it and then say it will go any where
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    It might make for an interesting road only bike, but the geometry of the bike looks like you want to do hill climbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ejfranz View Post
    Why take a perfectly good TW and Frankenstein it and then say it will go any where
    Yamaha tw200
    It might make for an interesting road only bike, but the geometry of the bike looks like you want to do hill climbs.
    Everywhere, in this context, would mean Starbucks, hair boutique, art gallery, sports pub, the next Phish concert etc........



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    Looks like a nice brat mod to me. And I don't see why it wouldn't do well off road. I don't want a mod like this, but don't understand why you don't think it would do well off road???
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtomelliott49 View Post
    Looks like a nice brat mod to me. And I don't see why it wouldn't do well off road. I don't want a mod like this, but don't understand why you don't think it would do well off road???

    Less functional ground clearance than stock would be my first problem.... That exhaust would be beat to crap on some of our shopping mall speed bumps.


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    Very true about ground clearance. And no skid plate. But otherwise, I think hill climbing ability would be enhanced with stretched swing arm. And seems to have a nice chain tensioner.
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    I'm not into the "Brat" style myself and would only do it to a beat up old bike, not a newer bike in good shape.
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    Sorry. I wouldn't give you 400 bucks for it.

    I just don't see the utility in a bike like that. I do however, admire the ingenuity that went into it.

    But remember... I'm the guy that UN-cafe's all these old Hondas.
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    I wonder how much weight was removed, and why the passenger pegs are still on there. I am thinking of trying to find and fit a solo saddle on one of my TW's.. Plumbstraight has done this, and so has Gerry. My sorry buns get a little annoyed at only about ten miles. Yeah, I know.....wus!
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    Yeah, if you get rid of the stock rear fender, cowl and slash guard it "handles very well in the rain".

    Actually it appears to be a very well done brat mod that might be hard to re-create for the asking price if you are into that look. I'ld probably park it in the rain though.
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    Why would you make it into a street bike and then change the gear ratio so it will only do 110 kph? That seems a bit silly.
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