Talk about commitment!
Welcome.New to forum [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.tw200forum.com/forum/images/smilies/imported/binkybaby.gif[/IMG], and bitten [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.tw200forum.com/forum/images/smilies/imported/moon.png[/IMG] by the TW200 bug! Started looking at'em, and reading up on them (here & on Youtube, etc.) within last 2 months, and am now an owner!!
Guess I'll always have a little story behind it. Left early past Friday morning to Moorsville, NC. to look at an '04 w/4k+miles. Felt good about it, so rented a 4x8 enclosed U-haul hooked up behind my torque monster of a ride (Prius .... don't laugh they pull quite well [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.tw200forum.com/forum/images/smilies/imported/grin.gif[/IMG]). Well, it wasn't quite what I was expecting - bike, not the Prius. I pull up the net and hope there's something on the way back home..... negative. The closest 2 are Pennslyvania & Indiana. Call the guy in IN, and he still has it. I explain that I'd just looked at one and didn't pan out, and that I was from FL and in NC, and what cash* I had (I'd said 3k), and would he take it. He said yes! Took off to Indiana & purchased Satty morning, then drove back to FL.
2009 w/2,800 miles for $2994* (got b'fast that morning [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.tw200forum.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/IMG])! [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.tw200forum.com/forum/images/smilies/imported/tickled_pink.png[/IMG] Only took 1,700+ miles, and 27 driving hours to get one, but I finally got one! <img src="https://tw200forum.com/forum/images/smilies/cool.png" border="0" alt="" title="Cool" class="inlineimg" /> Only wish I had some of the places to ride you Midwest & Pacific NW guys have!
Not new to riding....I do trackdays & races on an CBR600RR for the last 12 years.