The names Josh, from South Mississippi, dont have a TW200 but i have to walk past a pair of them everyday as i unlock the building. So as soon as i sell my car I am gonna buy one. Been riding motorcycles for many years did the sportbike thing for a while, sold it and have been itching to ride again bad. Its come down to a tough call if i sell car for $6800 i will be able to get the 2012 Tw200 and a 1971 Yamaha R5 with 600 miles, or i can pick up just the R5 and have a good chunk of change left over, oooorrrr i can dump it all into the WR250X that i gotta walk past also everyday.
I am leaning toward the TW 200 and using a few dollars that are left over to get the TW how i want it
Dang Decesions decisions decisions
Welcome to the group!
There are plenty of slightly used low mileage 3 or 4 year old TW200's out there for a lot less than new, and they often have a few accessories on them.
Have a look at cycletrader.com or use something like searchtempest.com to scour all of the Craigslists in your area.
Current bikes TW200 * R1200GS ADV * R80g/s * KLR250 Miami Vice Edition * Hawk GT - For sale!
welcome shop around you can pick up a good tw for about 2000. I was lucky an got an 07 with 1300 miles for 1800. I love it have not rode my kaw versys after I bought the tw
Save your cash, be patient, watch the adds, and be ready to move quickly. Don't be emotionally involved enough to jump on the first thing that comes along. You'll find a diamond among the rocks.
I can pick up a 2012 for $3800 brand new off the floor, no major rush though i gotta sell car first lol. Of course i have another car to drive when i just dont feel like riding the bike which will probably be about 4 days out of the year.
I have a few goals for the TW though. I want to ride in the snow at least once seeing as we get snow down here maybe every 20-30 years, I wanna ride in a Hurricane, and i just wanna explore lol.
I have to figure out a way to be able to carry a Rifle/Shotgun though. I enjoy going to the shooting range down the road from the house (a few miles) and i am gonna have to construct some sort of device to carry weapon. Not sure if i wanna make it where it will carry gun in the open or find a way to modify one of those Plastic ATV rifle cases. Might try for both ways.
Anyhow i appreciate the welcomes but i gotta run to walmart and get some ammo for the squirrel hunt tommorrow after work. Dang if i only had my TW.
One popped up on a flyer at the shop it was a 2010 with 7XX miles on it for $1800 but by the time i called the guy it was gone. I like the 2012 though the black blue and white look pretty good.
On riding in snow: Snow separates the riders from the drivers.
On riding in a hurricane: Tropical storms and Texas storm cells with 90+mph straight-line winds, hail, heavy rain, and tornado sirens going off are the limits of my experience.
If riding with a strong tailwind, you will swing corners much wider than normal because the wind stands you up. Also, when riding into the wind, you will turn much tighter than normal because the wind will push you down. Do not ride downwind of construction sites because shingles, siding, and sheets of plywood, sheathing, and insulation come after you at 80+mph. When the wind sends porta-jons tumbling across the prairies, shit spews over acres. Try not to get splattered. If riding in a stout cross-wind, stand on the pegs, lean the bike into the wind, and sit back down with your crack on the edge of the seat. The bike will be significantly more straight-line stable.
I sling my long guns diagonal across my back. If I was somewhere carrying open would be a problem, I'd get a rectangular hard case and sling that across my back. When I lived in Texas I had a rectangular case with an eggcrate foam interior that would conform to any rifle or shotgun, but longer weapons needed to be broken down to fit inside.
Downwind of construction sites?? Dont forget farms then.... cows, sheep, etc. LOL Better yet, if its over 60 Mph, just dont GO!
2009 TW200, Jimbo shield, 47&55T rear with DID chain, Maxxis Ceros Rear, Kendra 270 front, extended swing arm, 1"Risers, Rear rack, Raised front fender, XOG GPS.
I found using a soft rifle case with the small end bungied or strapped to the left side passengers foot peg, the large end resting on top of the left rear turn signal and one bungy to hold it in place, worked real good until I figured something more permenant. The case is out of the way and the rifle is easy to remove by just unzipping the case. The case road in the same position as the one in my profile pic. Good luck.