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    Junior Member rmp8473's Avatar
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    Hi! I don't have a bike yet, but I'm (((THIS CLOSE)) to pulling the trigger on one. I have found a used 2006 TW200 in excellent condition for $2500. I have seen pictures, and it looks like this bike was very well cared for. The owner says it was kept indoors when not being used and I believe it by the condition of the pictures.



    This will be my first bike. I never had an opportunity to ride growing up as we just didn't have the area to do so. Now the mood has struck me to get a bike and get in on the fun. If/when I do purchase, I plan to do mostly forest road riding in the mountains.



    Just need a little help! I am a tiny bit intimidated because this would be my first bike. I have read oodles of good things about how easy and fun this bike is to learn on. Just wanting some reassurance that I will not regret doing it!



    Thanks to anyone who replies...RP

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    Hi rmp8473,



    Here are my thoughts:



    -Sign up for and take a motorcycle safety course. You will learn how to ride and get some idea if you enjoy it.

    -A TW is a great bike to learn on and perfect for your needs.

    -Sounds like a reasonable price if the bike is in good condition. You can always offer less and see if he'll take it.

    -If it turns out you don't like it, you should be able to sell your TW pretty easily.



    I'd say go for it. Not much downside.



    Brian

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    If the bike starts and runs well you will not regret it. Be warned how ever TWittis has no cure!

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    Junior Member rmp8473's Avatar
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    LOL @ Xracer! Thanks guys. I'll probably be a TW owner in a week. Then I'll work on the course. Looking forward to getting out into the woods for some peace and quiet with my bike.

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    If you have no motorcycle experience I highly recommend taking the Basic Riding Course before trying to ride, even if you go ahead and buy a bike. That will get you started. As soon as possible after taking the BRC, take the Dirt Bike Course.



    No experience in the world prepares anyone for motorcycle riding, especially in traffic. I don't care what you've done on a bicycle, car, airplane, rollerblades, boat, whatever, a motorcycle is different from anything else, and mistakes can cripple or kill. It's not that riding safely is really that difficult, it isn't, it's just that the stakes are so high.



    Finally, ATGATT.




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    rmp8473,



    FYI. Both my wife and son took their basic motorcycle safety course on my TW. Both at different venues. Both times, the lead instructor offered to buy the MC.



    Have fun!



    Marty

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    Once the sickness sets in you'll need a support group



    If you put your general location on your sig line or profile, one of us may be near enough to you to help you with the learning curvve, maybe even to go with you when you assess that bike.



    Welcome.



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    Welcome from the People's Republic of New Jersey, where the weak are killed & eaten. Lots of good advice here. Not to repeat what has been said, but the Motorcycle Safety Foundation course would be a good idea given your lack of experience riding (and falling) as a kid. T-Dubs are great bikes to learn on and fun for their intended purpose for riders of all experience levels. I defy any rider to not have fun on a TW200!



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