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    Hello, all. My name is Jim and I've finally made it around to this TW forum after nearly four years of ownership of my '89 TW200. Been lurking for a couple of months and have posted a couple of times. I am in East Central Indiana and first learned to love the TW around 2010 at Vintage Days at Mid-Ohio after a friend let me putt around on his... the very bike that I own today. I thought it would be the perfect bike to ride offroad with my young son, as I hadn't really done any of that since my minibike days some 40 years ago. I think I've made an excellent choice, and am preparing to transition my 13yo son from his excellent little TTR125 to the TW this riding season. Bike is mostly original, but I couldn't stand the "Robin's Egg Blue" and bought a new set of black plastics for it. $$$! Replaced brake shoes and front brake cable, standard chain and sprockets, exhaust valve, running new Trailwings and Cycra Probend handguards. More$$$! Got a faux-Givi Harbor-Freight tail box that I use on occasion, but mostly run it with a Joe Rocket Manta magnetic tank bag and a LowePro Offroad Camera bag strapped to the tail. I've got five plated motorcycles, and I probably ride the TW the most! What a great little motorcycle! I'll get a pic up, eventually, as soon as I figure out the forum format.
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    Welcome, glad to hear you're loving you T-Dub!
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    Welcome! The Tdub is more fun than I ever thought it would be!
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    Welcome to the forum Jim!

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    These little bikes really "capture" you...expect more modding! Welcome from NorCal.

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    Welcome from NY Brother Jim.
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    Welcome aboard, Jim & Son!
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