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    Bought a TW for the wife, Now I need one for me!

    What is it about this bike? I'm infected, I have the bug! I got one for the wife to go along with me on my plated XR400 so I tried it a couple times. It is so enjoyable to put along, use the seat at times and take in the surroundings. My XR almost requires an aggressive riding style. Its exhausting. Anyway, now I'm looking for another TW for me!

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    Welcome to the forum (and the addiction!),

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    I came to the same conclusion when I bought one for my wife.
    My other dirt bikes and dual sports all encourage me to ride fast.
    The TW Turtle forces me to go slow and enjoy the ride without the excitement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JagLite View Post
    I came to the same conclusion when I bought one for my wife.
    My other dirt bikes and dual sports all encourage me to ride fast.
    The TW Turtle forces me to go slow and enjoy the ride without the excitement.
    Ha! "Turtle Wheels"
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    Welcome to the forum.

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    I went to look at a '93 yesterday, total disaster! Only 4300 miles on it but that's where the good news ended. It had the original tires, 25 years worn & weather cracked, rusted chain & worn sprockets, blown fork seals (oil all over the forks) and a dead battery. Only $1400. They guy was sketchy too, telling me he had an offer of 1450, 50 over his asking price. I told him he should take it because I wasn't even making an offer. Then he started to come down on his price... what happened to the guy offering him more? I couldn't get away fast enough.

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    Welcome. Love the avatar.
    Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?

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    I did it! I got my own scoot! So, now we have his & hers. Last night, I picked up this '99 with 8k on it. It came with a few nice extras: The PO installed a SeatConcepts seat (Nice!), a lithium battery (score!), rear rack (goofy grocery-getter box is removable) & hand guards. He also installed a usb outlet on the dash. The chain/sprockets are new, the rear tire is new and the front tire is recent. The bike is fairly clean for the year and starts right up. When I got it home it sputtered a little trying it around the neighborhood and a little gas was intermittently coming out of the overflow. It probably needs a carb cleaning and general tuneup but I'm up for that. More than anything, it probably needs fresh gas and some run time. It is almost 20 years old after all. Add risers and wide foot pegs and I'll be good to go!

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    Congrats on your newest TW, it looks like a nice one!

    Have you tried that kicker out yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TW-Brian View Post
    Congrats on your newest TW, it looks like a nice one!

    Have you tried that kicker out yet?
    Not for a cold start but I've kick started it warm. My other bike is an XR400, kick start only so I'm really enjoying the magic button.

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