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    Junior Member dhobdey1's Avatar
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    Hi, I'm new to the TW Forum, Thought I'd introduce myself, My name is Dan and I live in Boise, ID. I have acquired a new to me 2006 TW200. It has 1200 miles on it. Thanks to this forum, I have installed Cycleracks rear rack, Quadra saddle bags, rebuilt the stock seat with new foam, installing a "Agri-tube" with MSR fuel tube, waiting on shipment of a "Jimbo Shield". I still have to decided on hand guards and maybe taller handle bars. I really like this TW for the type of trail riding I do. I plan to do a lot of exploring in the mountains, haul out an occasional deer or elk and just have fun riding. I have talked to a few of my buddies who ride DRZ 400's and they have an attitude I bought the wrong bike. They don't think I can keep up. I don't think so. I do not plan on riding freeways or jumping ramps and catching air. I am almost 60 years old. We'll see who laughs last. Thanks for all the tips on mods in this forum. So far, I love this bike!

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    Welcome. Just give it time and your friends will find out that you've got the perfect bike. The TW can do anything any other bike can, albeit a little slower.
    If you can't find it, grind it

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    Welcome aboard.



    Remember that it's just as hard for them to go slow on theirs as it is for you to go fast on yours.



    Then go slow. You win.



    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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    Welcome to the forum. Enjoy your new ride.
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    Let them go fast. I’ve always enjoyed low & slow much more, after all, the journey is the enjoyment.

    You’re gonna love this bike! If they rib you, it’s only ‘cause they’re jealous! m.

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    Hey A-1 Dan! Great to have another "local boy!" (I'm just up the road in Meridian). I still want to get a local riders "meet and greet" together. I'm guessing we have a half dozen or more T-dubbers here in the Treasure Valley. Welcome aboard!

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    Thanks, for all the welcomes to the board. These are great bikes, I appreciate their capabilities and understand why they have quite a following. A few years ago, I attended the "Idaho Star Program" to get the required motorcycle endorsement on my drivers license to be a legal motorcycle rider on Idaho roads. They had all different types of bikes to loan for the road portion of the class. I chose the TW as my bike to test on. I immediately aced all the required tests as the bike handled quite well in all circumstances. I knew then that the TW would work well for me. I love this bike!

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    Welcome to the unofficial Treasure Valley TW200 Owners Club (TVTW200OC). Oh, and the forum too
    Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?

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    Welcome come on in.

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    Her's a picture of my bike, took a short 30 mile loop to Lucky Peak to see the "Rooster Tail"[img][/img]

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