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    Junior Member Kykdaar's Avatar
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    I hail from South Africa and have been a fan of the little beastie for a long time.

    First bike was a 2003 which I was stupid enough to sell a few years later, but wise enough to re-purchase again a few years after that. Now modified with XT tank and tubeless rear tyre (amongst others) it is my favourite bike and still has only 10 000km's on the clock.

    I have had two others through the years - an immaculate 2009 with about 400km's on the clock and, in my humble opinion, the most beautiful of all the coulour schemes - a 2010. Like before I rue the fact that I sold those bikes as good TW's are becoming scarcer to find and more expensive in my neck of the woods.

    My other rides currently is an old Fugly (Gen 1 KLR and a GS800 Adventure) whilst I fiddle away with a rebuild of a YPVS 350 to keep me busy.

    In case you are wondering what "Kykdaar" can be translated to "look there" (at the birds, the scenery, etc) which is what I love to do whilst slowly riding down a dirt track or road.

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    Senior Member buellzebub's Avatar
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    Greetings from the UK and welcome aboard
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    Senior Member stagewex's Avatar
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    Welcome from New York/USA.
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    2008 Vespa 150"S" (Elec & Kick Start)
    2007 Ural Patrol (2WD, Elec & Kick Start)
    2006 Yamaha TW200 (Elec & Kick Start)
    1995 BMW K75 (Elec Start)
    1991 Honda XR250L (Kick Start Only)
    1986 Yamaha BW200ES (Elec & Kick Start)
    1969 BMW r60/2, US Model (Kick Start Only)

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    Senior Member Fred's Avatar
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    Welcome Kykdaar, sounds like you really know your TWs.
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    2003 TW200 "Betty Boop"
    2006 TW200 "Nibbler", a.k.a. “Mr.Gizmo"
    Hidden Content All Things Considered I’ld Rather Be Motorcycling

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    Senior Member Badgerflorida's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
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    89 (restoration in process)
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    04 in great condition

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    Senior Member jtomelliott49's Avatar
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    Welcome from the middle of the USA. I'm curious about the YPVS350.....what is it?
    Tom in Wichita

    78 Moto Guzzi SP1000
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    99 Yamaha TW200
    03 Honda Shadow Spirit (girlfriend's ride)
    74 Moto Guzzi Eldorado Police model (in many pieces)

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    Senior Member Mr.Paynter's Avatar
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    Durban, South Africa
    Morning (I think, I'm currently in Vietnam on holiday) from another South African Kykdaar!

    I'm usually based in Durban with a 2012 which is my almost daily rider though I'm 5kms from work so the mileage ia also still low!

    Where are you based?
    Finally picked up a Tdub...

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    Welcome from the State of Sin. Nevada USA. Last in education, first in fun.
    If you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk. - Tuco Juan Ramierez aka "The Rat"
    There's 2 kinds of people in this world, those with guns, and those who dig. You dig. - The Man with No Name

    2018 TW200 - LCpl. Rex T. Dubber
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    Super Moderator goldenhtr's Avatar
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    Welcome to the fun.

    Please tell us more about your tubeless rear tire.
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    A very very wise man once said “it’s more fun to ride a slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow”.

    "Now then get your weapons... and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me"

    “I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”
    -Ronald Reagan

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    Welcome and Happy New Year! Boise, Idaho, U.S.A.

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