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    Hello, I may be getting one of these neat bikes tommorrow if it seems to fit after I ride it. I will post more on this later. Please let me know if by looking at this picture below, do I look to big for this bike ?



    I did not buy yet, looking at a really nice 2003 model.



    The one I am sitting on is a 2012 model I am just trying out for fit..........



    Thanks for any advice or help.



    Really neat forum, did not know this bike even existed until a couple days ago....I am amazed at the way the look and seem to operate in the woods. I am sold on them if the one I am looking at fits me and rides well. The one I sat on today seemed to fit me fine. But I do look a little large for it.........but hey, we just do this once !



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    This is the one I am going to look at tommorrow and ride, It is a real deal too, 2003 model with only 2500 miles.









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    I have 2006 TW , and I am 6'5 tall, I like to ride this bike-- easy to ride, I have only gone on 30 miles trips but my rear end does not hurt that much, I put some bar riser's on it,that helped a lot. I put the E-Bay fat foot pegs on the bike for my size 13 boots, For the gear shifter I got a Yamaha MX 250 shifter arm E -Bay, only 8 $ with shipping , It puts it out one inch out, Easy to shift now. You can do a lot of things to make it fit you . Just remember it is only a 200CC bike, Have Fun, Good Luck!
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    Thanks !! That makes me feel a lot better. I want this bike so bad for some reason. I just think it would be perfect for what I want to do. Easy trails, moderate hills etc., and short rides.



    BTW, I am 6' 4" and 260.....or so.



    I did not have a problem sitting on it today but I did notice the pegs were higher or a little closer to me than on my 1975 yamaha enduro 250. I think the ground clearance on the 250 is about 7 inches to about 10 on these tw200 models.



    Thanks for the input. I really want this bike to fit......



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandanglelow View Post
    I have 2006 TW , and I am 6'5 tall, I like to ride this bike-- easy to ride, I have only gone on 30 miles trips but my rear end does not hurt that much, I put some bar riser's on it,that helped a lot. I put the E-Bay fat foot pegs on the bike for my size 13 boots, For the gear shifter I got a Yamaha MX 250 shifter arm E -Bay, only 8 $ with shipping , It puts it out one inch out, Easy to shift now. You can do a lot of things to make it fit you . Just remember it is only a 200CC bike, Have Fun, Good Luck!




    Taller handlebars or risers will really help you. With a higher rise in the bars, you won't be slumped over as much or not at all. I do love my longer shifter as well. Mine is an aftermarket one for a '05 YZ125/YZ250 and it fits my size 14 just fine. Lots of people love their wider pegs, but I don't have any and haven't had a problem with the stock pegs.
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    I am 6'1" and 300 lb and am very pleased with my new '06. The TW200 is easy to ride and great fun. I don't think you will be sorry if you get.

    Keep us posted.

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    Well, I'm a little guy compared to you other dudes: 6' 1", 185#. I ride mine daily for a commuter and it is great for the 20 - 30 min i;m on it. I ride trails too.



    Bottom line is I don't really care what i look like on it. The dang fool kids on their crotch rockets can laugh all they want. I get 80 + mpg with my current set up (44t rear sprocket).





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    Guess I'm small too at 6'2" and 185 lbs. Fun bike to tool around and explore on. The bike being small and pretty light has a big advantage in the woods and trails. I never see the heavy dual sport bikes where I ride cuz they are too damn heavy for small trails! I still have the stock foot pegs and shifter and they seem fine to me.
    Mike Carter. Woodland, California (NorCal). '89 Tw200 (Black Widow Edition). Blood red Jimbo shield, Cycleracks, Nuvi 500 GPS, Kolpin fuel pack jr., D shield bark busters, 55t rear sprocket, Golden boy front tire, Ricochet shield.

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    Hey everyone thanks !



    Made the trip today to Athens Tn and secured the bike after riding it. I honestly did not even need to ride it after seeing it and meeting the wonderful owner. He was a "perfectionist" and you could tell.



    The bike was in a nice barn that had cooling via fan and I am guessing it was because of his 2 bikes and equipment in the barn.



    The TW200 was almost mint IMO and was sitting on a rug.........yes it was on a rug. It had recently been serviced and he told me he had a few qts of oil to go with it.



    He just touched the starter and it purred. I rode it up a long gravel drive and it was amazing to say the least. First gear was nothing like what I was used to and it seemed to have a lot of power.



    Long story short, next tueday it will be at my house. I can't wait to read and learn all I can about these newly found gems. I did not know a TW200 existed until a few days ago. I am going to post a short story about a recent bike my son found for me that started this whole thing. I guess I will post it in the other bike section.



    He even mentioned "risers" he thought might be useful to me, could someone show me a pic of what this is ? I have never seen one, thanks.



    Thanks for all your help, it was very useful information.



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    Tusk Risers



    Rox Risers



    Pro Taper SE (seven-eights, which is the diameter of our bars) ATV High Bend Bars (very popular)
    If you can't find it, grind it

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    Thanks for posting that, I had no idea what they were. Does using the risers affect the cables or wiring at all because the bars are raised ?



    Do you think they help a lot ?



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