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    New guy from New Mexico w/an 89 TW

    Hello from NM.
    I picked up this 1989 TW a couple of months ago and have slowly been going through it to make it a reliable cruiser.
    It looked like it had been drug from a swamp when I got it. Surface rust all over including the plastics but it did start and idle.
    So far it has needed a set of forks from ebay, a new front brake cable, a voltage regulator, a used front tire and a bit of carb tuning. It now purrs and is a complete hoot to ride.

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    Welcome to the forum!!
    Quote Originally Posted by anewway View Post
    Hello from NM.
    I picked up this 1989 TW a couple of months ago and have slowly been going through it to make it a reliable cruiser.
    It looked like it had been drug from a swamp when I got it. Surface rust all over including the plastics but it did start and idle.
    So far it has needed set of forks from ebay, a new front brake cable, a voltage regulator, a used front tire and a bit of carb tuning. It now purrs and is a complete hoot to ride.

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    Welcome from NE Oregon. I'm glad you're fixing up an older TW instead of letting it die and rust away. Well done.

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    Welcome to a new member hailing from the Land of Enchantment.
    We’ll let you post a few more times before teasing you about installing a used stock front tire. Perhaps you’ve read us refer to the front TrailWing tire as a “DeathWing” due to it’s poor handling compared to some other tires.
    Keep doing whatever it takes, time and budget permitting, to finish the resurrection of that fine ‘89
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    Welcome, have fun.

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    I don't think that's a 'Wing on the front, Fred. Looks more gnarly, to me.
    Anyway, big welcome to the new member. And I just gotta say: rusted plastic?!! Now that's an accomplishment!
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    Oh, good news correcting me on the tire. The welcome remains valid though. Bye for now, time to go see if I need to scrape rust off my plastic too.
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    Welcome from the Rio Abajo of New Mexico, where the sun shines more in the winter. The TW I ride came from Espanola way and is a 2002.
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    Welcome from the middle of the world. You will love this forum almost as much as you love your TW.
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    Welcome from the Sacramentos near Cloudcroft. I kept seeing a TW in front of our local auto parts store and always ignored it, till I got the bug for one. Alas, some smart mountain maven beat me to it so I bought a new one.

    I have four old Yams in the garage to go with the new TW, keeping relics running is always a challenge, but fun. Have a blast.
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