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    Hey folks, just wondering if anyone else was in the land of kimchi?



    Here is a picture of my 2005 TW next to the Korean Hyosung knock off. I do want to get the oil cooler in picture #3.








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    The Hyosang is interesting. It doesn't llok like a knockoff, more like a competitor. It looks like a double overhead cam engine, bigger rotor that's drilled, rear rack, updated styling, and several other differences. Is it a 200?




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    Kinda looks like a slightly bigger gas tank, too.. in a weird way, I think I like it.



    I do disapprove of the lacking kickstart.. but I disapprove of that on newer TWs, too, so whatever.



    qwerty: any idea what the deal is with the pair of arms heading toward the rear wheel from around the brake pedal? I don't like them being underneath like that, but .. why two?



    Edit: it looks like most of their smaller bikes are 250cc ..can't find much on this one, though, but maybe this sheds some light:

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...2040828AACyFno
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    Hyosung RT125D (about a 2009 model) based on a Suzuki 125cc Van Van.



    See:



    http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/hyo..._125d_2009.php







    The link below will compare the TW200 directly to the RT125.

    http://www.bikez.com/bike/rating.php?idbike=29374



    my comment:

    Interesting bike, thanks for bringing it to our attention.

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    Did you by chance happen to notice if the back rim was steel or aluminum?



    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

    Powdercoated '87 frame, extended swingarm, YZ fork legs, ATV tire, 14/55, XT350 tank, spliced quick-release seat, disc brake conversion, beeg headlight, beeger rack, Lizrdcooler, Lizrdventz and bunch of other stuff all covered in invisible ink.

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    The bar under the swingarm is to stop the brake backing plate from rotating. TWs, use a boss on the backing plate that fits into a tab on the swingarm to do the same thing.




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    Thought so.. was too lazy to edit my post yet again I still think its a bad idea to stick all of the underneath the swingarm on a dual sport bike.. but to each their own!
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    I will have to find a guy that can speak English to ask all the good questions. I am still looking for a parts dealer. Dang I need to learn to read and speak Korean

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    Did I mention the back rim?



    I'd sure like to ditch 10 or 12 pounds off of that pig of a rear rim.



    Did I mention checking the back rim?



    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

    Powdercoated '87 frame, extended swingarm, YZ fork legs, ATV tire, 14/55, XT350 tank, spliced quick-release seat, disc brake conversion, beeg headlight, beeger rack, Lizrdcooler, Lizrdventz and bunch of other stuff all covered in invisible ink.

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    I am on vacation for the next 3 weeks so I have lots of time to track down the questions, and hey if they dont speak English then I can call my wife for help with that. hehe

    Yeah I have yellow fever...LOL Been married almost ten years!!!

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