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    First bike, some pictures and some questions.

    So I'm 41 and never ridden a day in my life and moved out to a very small remote town in Colorado. Perfect place for a motorcycle. Saw a TW200 one day and fell in love. Took me about three months of looking before I bought a 2001 with 8k miles for $1200. Bike was in damn near perfect shape besides a few paint scrapes and some worn out tires. I had my mod plans all laid out before I even bought the bike.

    The day I brought her home
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    One month later....
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    I am having a hard time deciding what color to paint the tank. Some suggestions would be great.

    Am getting some spray from the rear tire up my back when riding through rain and would like to know exactly where and how much I need to add some fender to the back tire to fix it.
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    Welcome, fellow Coloradoan!

    No suggestions here, as my only suggestion would have been not to remove the fender -- but it seems you have gone for a particular look which requires less plastics.

    i love going to the DOW/BLM range out in BV. when I get a hitch carrier again, I plan to take the TW!
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    Nice find on your bike. It looks cool what you've done to it, but as you mentioned, not the most practical for anything but sunny weather. You could try adding a used dirt bike rear fender and paint it with the same color you use on the tank.

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    Cherry red

    You could probably knock up a fender from the stuff you took off - the rear tire is pretty wide, so it's not just about overhanging the tail, it's about the sides as well ....

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    Welcome from the state next to yours.....with much less glamorous riding venues. BV isn't that small. Granted, it's not Denver or the Springs, but it's a nice little town. And lots of good fishing close by. Best of luck with your fender issues, and finding the perfect color for your hollow mod.
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    Here is what seems to be cut-down factory plastic: TW-butterfly-3.jpg

    While none of these will keep you dry here are some more bobber fender options from the internet:

    Extending the seat line with a custom fender is more common: f8bb4490dcb785cfeb38033b3ad5aee7.jpgmaxresdefault.jpg

    Third option is a mini fender that hits the rear tire: a76389_9b86e878aa9242739bc38f910c525344.jpg

    As far as paint selection use your imagination, maybe create a unique theme.a7234f576b87708d83bd11f15a9cd155--yamaha-tw-big-wheel.jpg
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    I know everyone is different but IMO that thing looks goofy as heck with nothing on it. As your finding out some of what you removed is there for a purpose. Good luck on your mission
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    Heck, the OP is just getting started. Might continue to tinker with it so it'll look like the below TW once day. Until then this may just be the beginning of a love affair with the TW.


    Made a "Ridged" TW and lowered it. This TWSportster looks kind of cool. I'd wear one of those Snoopy or Red Baron leather helmets if riding a TW that looked like this one.
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    What part of the rear tire do I need to cover to stop the spray? Like what part and how much coverage. I would like to only have to MacGyver the rear fender once.
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    Errtu, I'm thinking you are not going to have the luxury of only MacGuyver'ing the rear fender once, as you are doing a "build" that is trying for the "hollow" look. The rear tire on our TW's is PHAT and SASSY, aka Splashy in the water. The spray from the tire is going to need pretty good coverage to keep off your back and britches. Just sayin'.
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