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    Has anyone ridden there TW200 in the dunes? We're heading to Glamis next week and while we normally take the quads I was considering taking the TW as well. I have little experience riding two wheels in sand and am wondering if the fat tires and little power would help or hurt me in the soft stuff. Let me know. Thanks!



    BTW I haven't even ridden the quad since buying the TW almost a year ago.

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    Depends on the nature and water content of the sand. Sand sucks horsepower. If you can get enough speed to float on the sand you'll be okay. otherwise, you'll work really hard.




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    I've tried mine in the creek with lots of sand and gravel, not so good. Take ur quad, much more fun in sand and gravel.....
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    It's way better if you let air out of the tires, maybe down to 10-12 psi. Huge difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip Whiting View Post
    It's way better if you let air out of the tires, maybe down to 5-6 psi. Huge difference.


    FTFY

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    If you have room take it, wheres the harm in that. It will keep the gremlins at bay, if it stinks in the sand just swap it out for the quad.

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    I have only ridden a few feet in soft sand, It was going up a 4 foot wash. I stopped with the front wheel buried, and tipped over.

    Decided to find another way around that part. Anyone one tried the paddle tires on it.



    I thought I would try it once in the sand just to get educated on it.

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    Don't know that any paddle tires are available to fit a TW.



    Secret to soft sand is to keep the front tire on top, either by pulling a constant wheelie or by planing across the surface with speed. No small bike low on power does really well in sand.




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    Sounds like I will be sticking with the quads. Thanks for the feedback guys.

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