Potato Chips Tw200 ? Hope the wife forgives me,
Close
    
    
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20
Like Tree46Likes

Thread: Potato Chips Tw200 ? Hope the wife forgives me,

  1. #1
    Senior Member pred's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Philadelphia and Pittsburgh pa
    Posts
    545

    Potato Chips Tw200 ? Hope the wife forgives me,

    If some of you noticed, I just bought my first TW200, A 2003 with 1996 miles and have been driving it about every day I can and am loving it,
    While I have a couple other bikes, The TW is taking me out thru the power lines and over the hills and into the valleys and I can't do that on my 99 Buell M2 Cyclone,
    SO heres what I did.
    Long story,
    BUT I work in Philadelphia Mon thru Thursday and then go to PIttsburgh 300 miles away to the wife and small stone house on the stream for 3 days,
    Its a bitch of a life right now and will continue like this for a couple years,
    I grew up in Philadelphia and know a lot about the area and have also spent months in the Pine barrens in NJ and know them better than most anyone,
    It was kind of an accident, But I found a local TW with a real nice price and 3000 miles on it,
    So,
    Please forgive me,
    I bought it and this week I will get it registered and legally on the road,
    I figure I can use it for work when I visit the local properties to meet with the maintenance staff for 30 minutes,
    I do get .57 a mile for travel for anything work related and the TW will surly help save some dollars,
    A TW to use on each side of Pennsylvania.
    This one is a 97, Carp sputters every once in a while, So I will rebuild it this week as well,
    I guess I got carried away and love running the TW around all weekend and while I don't have unlimited funds, I do however know that I am getting older and I should enjoy my life and time even thought it when I am at work! ! ! ! ! !
    Meaning,
    I will get paid to drive the TW one day a week ! !
    Heres the pic of the "Potato Chip"
    Sincerely
    Peter B 97tw.jpg
    Last edited by pred; 04-03-2016 at 08:32 PM.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Devils Advocate's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Yooper, MI
    Posts
    1,510
    Welcome.

    You work for PECO?
    jtomelliott49 likes this.

  3. #3
    Senior Member pred's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Philadelphia and Pittsburgh pa
    Posts
    545
    Oops,
    I posted in the wrong section,
    Sorry folks,
    I work in a 700,000 Sq Ft facility and behind the bike in the main switch gear which we bring in two sets of 13,200 Volt, 3 Phase feeds so if one shuts down, We can run the building on the other line,
    I can drive into the Substation which is about 4000 Sw Ft and park in there when I ride a bike to work.
    Peter B

  4. Remove Advertisements
    TW200Forum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member Smitty Blackstone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Mamaroneck, NY
    Posts
    2,176
    Way cool.
    Good luck with the new bike.
    The Buell is no slouch either.
    jtomelliott49 likes this.

  6. #5
    Senior Member Xracer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Lake Placid,Florida
    Posts
    3,751
    700,000 Sq Ft facility? Will they let you ride around inside it? If that's the case install a rack and tag it as a work bike.
    Hidebound and jtomelliott49 like this.

  7. #6
    Super Moderator Purple's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Ynys Môn
    Posts
    4,555
    Sounds like a valid excuse to me ........
    Hidebound and jtomelliott49 like this.
    (Warning - Forum may contain nuts) ...... Hidden Content

    TW200 - 1998 - Japanese import - 7000 miles on the clock - TW225 Special Edition 2007
    - Hidden Content

  8. #7
    Senior Member frog13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    SW, Ohio
    Posts
    2,518
    700,000 sq.ft.......geeze.
    jtomelliott49 likes this.

  9. #8
    Senior Member pred's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Philadelphia and Pittsburgh pa
    Posts
    545
    As a matter of fact,
    The middle building has two empty floors On the 7th floor I have a nearly 1/8 mile loop I ride a mountain bike with road tires around some days for 10 minutes or so for some winter exercise!
    We care for about 600 Water source heat pumps, A couple Steam boilers, Chillers and all the piping, water heaters and lighting for 2000 to 3000 office personnel,
    Thankfully Im the chief engineer and don't have to always be out in the public eye, I like my office, My motorcycles which I keep indoors and my own personal 30 yard shooting range which is in an old service tunnel which was blocked off about 60 years ago.
    Anyone in Phila. area can always stop in and take a tour,

  10. #9
    Senior Member rebelyell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    102
    Looks like the bike i.was eying from central jersey cycles in eatontown.Great luck with it,I see a nice husky 250 enduro there for 5200 and haven't decided if I want a dually or dirt,after having 2 bikes stolen from me I'm kind of fed up having anything worthwhile anymore,isn't this reason I go to work?. And on top of that im sol w carpal tunnel surgery so riding for next 3 months is out anyway.
    jtomelliott49 likes this.

  11. #10
    Senior Member pred's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Philadelphia and Pittsburgh pa
    Posts
    545
    Quote Originally Posted by rebelyell View Post
    Looks like the bike i.was eying from central jersey cycles in eatontown.Great luck with it,I see a nice husky 250 enduro there for 5200 and haven't decided if I want a dually or dirt,after having 2 bikes stolen from me I'm kind of fed up having anything worthwhile anymore,isn't this reason I go to work?. And on top of that im sol w carpal tunnel surgery so riding for next 3 months is out anyway.
    Where do you live where you keep getting bikes stolen?
    Ide stay up at night with a shotgun waiting for someone to come by,
    If your luck is that bad I would only buy something cheap and not a $5200 bike,
    But thats just me,
    jtomelliott49 likes this.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Sponosred Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. I hope it is not Robert.
    By ZDR1 in forum Off-Topic
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-20-2014, 07:34 PM
  2. Replies: 29
    Last Post: 09-29-2014, 06:44 AM
  3. Finally Bought a 2002 TW200 for the wife (and I)
    By ilbiker in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-19-2014, 11:54 PM
  4. I hope I can fill it up
    By Schmitty in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 03-08-2014, 05:47 PM
  5. How to get wife off my back about buying TW200
    By Mattw in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 61
    Last Post: 12-13-2013, 10:33 PM