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    Is the TW legal in any AMA competition?

    This may sound like a joke but it's not. I can't afford a dedicated GNCC/Enduro machine and already own a TW. I've ridden AA trail sections with only some minor clearance issues that didn't slow me down much. I don't expect to place in an event but I do want to participate. From what I read the TW may not qualify because of wheel size. If you know otherwise please let me know.

    Thanks!
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    I don't know, but if TW's are not allowed we should sue for discrimination against fat tired bikes !

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    Hey man, stop staring at my tire! Haha!
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    So you think size does matter? You can try calling the A.M.A. at 800-262-5646.
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    The size of my wallet definitely is a factor or I'd be on a ktm 200exc in a second or even a kdx200 for that matter.
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    Ask them if they're afraid of the TW beating all the other bikes - (they should be) ........
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    Just go sign up my .
    No one will say anything.
    Even if there was a problem who would admit to protesting the TW200 cause they were beat
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    Just spoke to the AMA, thank you Xracer, and while my conversation and subsequent email are currently confidential the "Off-Road Racing Manager" suggested that the wheel size restriction was likely just to prevent mini bikes from competition. He went on to say that in his opinion the TW should be allowed to compete and that he would push for its exemption and ultimately to rewrite AMA's criteria for what passes as an off road competition legal motorcycle! I will post updates as this situation evolves.
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    I doubt it'll come to it but a petition might be in order if this guy at the AMA can't make headway by himself. If so any signatures will be appreciated.

    Stay tuned....
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    Next time I talk to the Off-Road Racing Manager I'll try to get the confidentiality agreement lifted. Maybe I can write an article for Traction eRag? "The Little Engine That Couldn't!" Haha!
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