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    First TW200

    Purchased a new 2019 Tw200 for 3799.00. Its my first tw200, I have been riding since the early 60's many makes and models. Any suggestions on a rear rack?

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    Do some reading first, then we can help once we know what you are interested in - https://www.google.com/search?q=site...t=firefox-b-ab

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    You can search this site most effectively by putting - site tw200forum.com rear rack - into the address bar
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    I would give you mine but we are about as far apart as you can be in the lower 48.....I am old and short and fat and it is actually difficult for me to swing my leg up and over the rack especially if I have a pack on it....so I usually just ride with a small back pack...on my back...you will love your bike.....

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    Welcome Redtail, I have 3 cycleracks racks on our TWs. 2 with the hump and one without the hump. If I could I would change all mine to the humpless one.
    A very very wise man once said “it’s more fun to ride a slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow”.

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    Welcome from British Columbia, Canada!

    I really like my Manracks utility rack which is small and strong and suits my needs for day travels. Many like the larger Cycleracks and Happy Trails racks for their larger platform, good for longer adventures and bigger loads.
    John in Nanaimo

    2013 TW200 - with Shinko 241 front tire, Rox 2" anti-vibe risers, Polisport Touquet handguards, homemade wind deflector, Manracks utility rack

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    Manracks is the best rack in the world. Everyone should put a Manrack on their TW. Nobody should get any other rack for their TW but the Manrack. If you really want to be cool (not as doing a wheelie while flashing a peace sign and smoking a cigarette), get the rack with the attachment for the fuel jug).
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    Make your own so you can modify it for your needs. Lot cheaper also.
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    Congrats on the new T-dub and welcome from Ontario!
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    Hey, Redtail...welcome to the forum!
    "Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death."
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    “It’s more fun to ride a slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow”.

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    $3,799 for a 2019! Is that a normal price for a brand new - new year model from a dealer? Was that before all the dealer add-ons?
    If that's a fairly typical deal for new I think I'll stop looking at used models.
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