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    Junior Member NJRokon68's Avatar
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    Aug 2011
    NW New Jersey
    Having reached my mid 50's I just checked another off of the Bucket List, "Get your motorcycle licence" Now I need to consider a bike.

    Being the proud owner of two Rokons, a 1968 and 1970, and a member of "RokonWorld" forum I noticed a few guy's talking about TW-200's so as soon as I Googled one up...well you know... I gotta have one!

    So do I buy a new one? or should I look for a slightly used one?

    I am looking to learn about the differences between the model years, etc...

    Looking at the newer white ones...well not my favorite color...the slightly older blue ones look OK...

    Let me thank the TW200 members up front for posting any info to help me make my choice.


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    Senior Member operose's Avatar
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    If you can keep old Rokons going, I wouldn't hesitate to pick up a "well used" TW for a song, if you can find one.

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    Hi Mitch,

    As a fellow Rokon owner (1969), I'd like to welcome you to this forum.

    There are differences between the various years of TW200's, but there are really no "bad" years that you need to avoid - except maybe 1987 which was the first model year that has a unique electrical system and is difficult to find replacement parts for. Other than that, it depends more on the condition of the bike, whether you like the color scheme and how badly you want one.

    There is a ton of great information on this site. I would suggest trying the search function before asking too many questions. Chances are it has already been asked and answered before.


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    As Brian said, there really are no "bad" TWs. Even the '87s can be retrofitted with later electrics. Probably not worth doing unless an otherwise cherry '87 and later year donor can both be had for little or nothing.

    Major changes occured with the 2001 models:

    1) Front drum to front disc brake;

    2) Different (not necessarily better) carb;

    3) Automatic cam chain adjuster;

    4) Higher electrical output;

    5) H4 halogen headlight (definite plus).

    Other than that, occasional minor changes, such as different main jets in the carb and relocated mounting for the muffler.

    One change that really needs to be made is a better chain--the OEM chain sucks.

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    Junior Member NJRokon68's Avatar
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    NW New Jersey
    Thanks Guy's I promise to keep the stupid questions to a minimum...

    The reply posts so far are perfect...the minor differences, etc...

    I will post the detials of my final it's down to the Jersey Shore for some R&R


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