After looking for a TW200 for many weeks, I found the deal of the centruy today!
2013 with 78 miles. Yep, 78 miles.
The owner bought it new in 2013 and dropped it the first day. Never wanted to ride again and it sat in his garage for several years.
The damage was minor; a cracked cowling on the dash cluster and a broken front brake lever. The plastic is in good shape but really dirty as is the fuel tank,. Nothing that can't be cleaned.
The big hit is the chain. In Florida, any metal that sits in an unclimatized area for many yuears is gonna rust. And, rust it did.
I think it might be mostly surface and I'll make an effort to clean and salvage but worst case, I'll put a new chain on it. The sprokets look good as does the rest of the bike.
Cleaned the carb, fuel tank and fuel line and it cranked right up.
I'm almost embarrased to tell what I paid for this jewel.
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If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
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He may want to flip it.
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TW 2006 Ruth
TW 1988 Black Widow.
1994 Harley FXR
Whether or not it deserves a new chain or not that is a good find. Lube it, ride it, clean it...rinse, repeat perhaps?
Or with some the savings begin spoiling that new baby with a quality X or O-ring chain so sprockets and chain all last well over 10,000 miles.
2003 TW200 "Betty Boop"
2006 TW200 "Nibbler", a.k.a. “Mr.Gizmo"
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While I rode for years in my 20s, this pirchase is my reentry into the world if motorcycles.
So, i'll show my ignorance by asking what is an X or O-ring chain?
I guess you would have had to meet the owner to believe the story.
I met him, talked with him and believe that he purchased the bike new, immediately laid it down and got so scared that he put it in his garage where it sat for several years.
We’ve all met or heard about people so timid and so easily intimidated that would behave like this.
His loss, my gain.
2017 Beta Xtrainer 300 - Suspension modified for height
2013 Yamaha TW200 (Sold but not forgotten, possibly in the future when space permits)
2007 Kawasaki Ninja 650R (sold) Fun for a year, then mega garage DUST collector
1985 Honda CB650SC Nighthawk (sold) FUN - but became a dust collector
1984 Honda CB450SC Nighthawk (sold) Primary transportation for almost 5 years
Various other 2 wheel rolling junk not worthy of mention....