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    Good buy?

    I'm 26 years old and new to TW200s. I just joined this forum the other day to try to get some insight on my upcoming purchase of my first TW200 .. It's a 95' model with around 2k miles.. The guy is someone I work with and said he'd sell me the bike for $800 .. Is this a good buy? Any feedback would be helpful, thanks in advance!image.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpeg

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    Sounds like it is priced right.

    Welcome to the forum also!!
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    I would be on that like white on rice! Any running TW in decent condition is well worth the $800.

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    He didn't say it was running. However that is one clean 95. It looks to have been stored in gauze and Vaseline. If the engine is not frozen, its good to go IMHO. Tom
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    Quote Originally Posted by peruano View Post
    He didn't say it was running. However that is one clean 95. It looks to have been stored in gauze and Vaseline. If the engine is not frozen, its good to go IMHO. Tom
    The first picture has the headlight and signals on so I would take a guess it is running or at least has a good battery.

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    welcome westky,

    simple answer: yes. that is a '95 rainbow warrior, which appears to be in totally stock form.
    https://tw200forum.com/forum/general-...ollection.html

    2000 miles is barely broken in, but you'll need to replace a few things if you are looking for a safe, reliable ride.

    1. tires. that is the original front, which at 21 yrs is not safe on the road, and not very stable off road. assume to rear is original too. $250+/- for both.
    2. oil. swap the oil before running it. the oem metal screen is fine to use, but if you replace it with a pleated filter make sure it is the CORRECT one. it should have four holes arranged in a circle around the large hole that goes in towards the motor.
    3. chain you may need to swap if it has not been cared for.

    ride it and figure out your needs before you start modding it and spending extra money. there's lots that can be done with them, but having fun should be #1.
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    ^^^This^^^
    1st John 1:9
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    John 3:16
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    Welcome to the forum Westky, you have a mountain of knowledge at this forum. If you end up getting the bike ask every question you can because you will get an honest answer!
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    The paintjob alone adds 5hp and at least 10mph more to your top speed if it runs well snag it, do the initial work joeband outlined and ride it like ya stole it cause you pretty much did!
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    As we ALL know, the '95 TW is the fastest and best looking of any model. In fact, that one looks better than my '95. New tires and a bit of adjusting and lubrication and yer good to go!

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