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    Junior Member arealdeal's Avatar
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    Just got a Tw200 from 2000 and it looks like new. I already love it. I have found the forum very helpful. Have not made any mods or improvements to my bike yet. I am still trying to get all the gear to keep myself as safe as possible. I will say buying girls jackets and pants has been an adventure as it seems to be worse for sizing than regular girls clothing. Thanks to everyone who posts and answers so many questions. I had a Honda CM400t several years ago and am just getting back into riding. My husband and I live out on the boonies near Prescott, AZ (having moved from South Dakota) and just to get to the main road is several miles of off road riding on the unmaintained roads.

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    Welcome to the forum and to the TW200! Mine is a 2001 and had less than 600 miles on it when I got it so it was kind of like new as well.



    Sounds like you have some good roads for the TW. My wife's parents live near Prescott, it is a nice place.



    Getting the safety gear first is a good call.

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    Junior Member arealdeal's Avatar
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    Any suggestions for a good pair of gloves. I am getting an Alpinestars Stella T-Dyno Textile Jacket and want protection but worry about the heat as it gets very hot here. Also I have been reading that many people replace the back protector in their jackets. Any suggestions on that. I have boots and pants coming this week and ope they fit. WIsh we had a good shop local so I didn't have to do it all online.

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    The Alpinestar stuff is pretty good but their back protector scam is a bit silly. Make sure it comes with the jacket.



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    Welcome to the 'club' arealdeal. Shopping the internet can be a pain in the arse... I have had great results @ Revzilla.com

    They have a huge inventory IN STOCK, shipping is always FREE/FAST on orders over $39.99 (which typically tends to be the case ) and they don't have restocking fees. Alpinestar's has great merchandise but I feel we tend to 'pay for the name'. I picked up a mesh jacket by Sliders with Kevlar inserts, comes with 2 liners, a thermal and rain. (close-out, Reg $250 stole it for $99) I live in Florida and it can be HOT... the mesh jacket is GREAT in the heat!


    Be safe & Keep on TW 'ing,



    Matt Ward





    - 2012 Yamaha TW200 -

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    Welcome come on in an stay awhile.

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    Junior Member arealdeal's Avatar
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    I picked up the Alpinestars jacket on ebay from a motorcycle shop. It is on closeout and was on sale for $95.00 with shipping. It should arrive on Tuesday. I will have to decide if I need to upgrade the back protector. Not sure how good PE padding is vs CE. Still better then nothing and I do hope it isn't too hot.



    Removable CE certified Bio-Armor elbow and shoulder protectors provide class-leading impact protection and are extremely lightweight and slim, enhancing the fit and feel of the jacket

    Chest and back pad compartments with PE protective padding (Alpinestars back protector insert and chest guards available as accessory upgrade)

    To purchase the upgraded armour please click here for the (BIO-ARMOUR BACK PROTECTOR) and here for the (CHEST PAD INSERTS)



    I have seen Revzilla and like to watch the video reviews. Glad to hear they are a good place to shop. I have been selling some of my treasured collectables or some would say crap on ebay and am using that money to help fund my safety gear. Thanks for all the advice and welcomes to the club.

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    Senior Member RisingSun's Avatar
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    So you really need all that armor?

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    lol RisingSun! Too much is never enough... Sure beats the alternative of not having enough in a time of need.


    Be safe & Keep on TW 'ing,



    Matt Ward





    - 2012 Yamaha TW200 -

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    Junior Member arealdeal's Avatar
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    I am trying to be a safe as possible. Can't control the people who may run into me so want gear to help. Just received my closeout pair of Sidi boots. They are very cool and feel very safe. I have never had boots before and am finding it a bit hard to get used to the shifting. I could feel the shifter with my tennis shoes but not with the boots. Also on the right side I find I have to lift my foot way up to get to the foot brake. Am I doing something wrong? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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