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    Welcome to the forum! So just FWIW, my perspective, I have been riding non stop since I was 14....43 years ago. My wife and I each have a TW; mine a 1999, hers a 2012. I also enjoy as I have for decades high speed riding and my other 2 rides have 170, and 155 HP at the the rear wheel and see time on the track. My wife did not start riding her own bike until she was 47, still loves her TW at 64...she is 7 years older. Your wife should take a riders course!!!
    I think a TW-200 is also a perfect do all, get into or back into riding tool. Who really needs to go over 60!! They will go almost anywhere any other bike can, are stupid simple to maintain, are bullet proof. Yes they lack power, fuel capacity, yadda yadda yadda, but they seem to be infinitely customizable. I am a Kawasaki fan and would love to find a nice Super Sherpa but they are out of production and rare.

    Feel free to query away!

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    "...pushing 60...motorcycles..."!!??
    Dude, FUGETABOUTIT!
    You are over the hill, around the bend, up the creek, long gone, elderly, aged, in your dotage, antique, long in the tooth, ancient, dinosaur-ish, post-vintage, senile, feeble, wobbly, toothless & no spring chicken!
    Instead of a motorbike I recommend a low-speed rocking chair with seat-belt & roll-bar, a shawl, and a nice bowl of Pablum. Maybe a Lawrence Welk CD on the box, turned down low.

    Take my word for it...I started riding in 1957 at age 14.
    Still at it and been riding now for...ummm...well, hell, I don't know, a long time.
    Should have stopped at age 21 and took up golf. You should take up Checkers!

    But...if you just refuse to take my advice, you can't go wrong with a T-Dub!
    And at your advanced age it will be the most fun you can have with your clothes on...or off.

    Hellz yes, get that bike and ride on OLDMAN...ride on!

    And welcome to the forum...you're in the right place.
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    “It’s more fun to ride a slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow”.

    "The less horsepower a motorcycle has, the more it can teach you.” - Ben Bostrom

    And though a mountain may rise up and smack the livin' shit outta me,
    and wad up my bike somethin' awful...
    Still, I rise!
    (With apologies to Maya Angelou)

    Humans: simultaneously capable of such genius and such douchebaggery!

    "Give a Damn"
    - C. M. Howe, Jr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth View Post
    "...pushing 60...motorcycles..."!!??
    Dude, FUGETABOUTIT!
    You are over the hill, around the bend, up the creek, long gone, elderly, aged, in your dotage, antique, long in the tooth, ancient, dinosaur-ish, post-vintage, senile, feeble, wobbly, toothless & no spring chicken!
    Instead of a motorbike I recommend a low-speed rocking chair with seat-belt & roll-bar, a shawl, and a nice bowl of Pablum. Maybe a Lawrence Welk CD on the box, turned down low.

    Take my word for it...I started riding in 1957 at age 14.
    Still at it and been riding now for...ummm...well, hell, I don't know, a long time.
    Should have stopped at age 21 and took up golf. You should take up Checkers!

    But...if you just refuse to take my advice, you can't go wrong with a T-Dub!
    And at your advanced age it will be the most fun you can have with your clothes on...or off.

    Hellz yes, get that bike and ride on OLDMAN...ride on!

    And welcome to the forum...you're in the right place.
    Wow. Is it too late to change my name to young man? lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMan View Post
    Wow. Is it too late to change my name to young man? lol.
    I know what you mean. GOF stands for Grumpy Old Fart. And the name works...Everywhere but here.
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    No you are not nuts but you will be smiling a lot more If you do buy a TW200 and start riding again. I'm 62 years old I have put 19,000 miles in the last 3 years on my TW200 in the small desert town I live in. Cost is low to operate about 100 miles mpg with speeds up to 40 mph. I have just changed sprockets and chain for the first time At 18,500 miles. For the Pros and Cons mine are all Pro for what I use it for.
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    I’ve been riding all my life and the TW is probably THE slowest bike I ever owned, in the last 30 years that is. But it’s also the most fun I can remember having on 2 wheels without risking my life and limbs.

    Also it’s the first bike I ever let my wife ride and she loves it. There may be another one in my future soon.

    My only advice is to do it! You will not regret it.

    Welcome to forum!

    Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMan View Post
    Wow. Is it too late to change my name to young man? lol.
    Hey, Buddy...it's NEVER too late!
    You are going to have so much fun...
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    “It’s more fun to ride a slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow”.

    "The less horsepower a motorcycle has, the more it can teach you.” - Ben Bostrom

    And though a mountain may rise up and smack the livin' shit outta me,
    and wad up my bike somethin' awful...
    Still, I rise!
    (With apologies to Maya Angelou)

    Humans: simultaneously capable of such genius and such douchebaggery!

    "Give a Damn"
    - C. M. Howe, Jr.

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    Sthrnromer:

    I’ve been riding all my life and the TW is probably THE slowest bike I ever owned, in the last 30 years that is. But it’s also the most fun I can remember having on 2 wheels without risking my life and limbs.
    I hear ya' Bro...my story is the same!
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    “It’s more fun to ride a slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow”.

    "The less horsepower a motorcycle has, the more it can teach you.” - Ben Bostrom

    And though a mountain may rise up and smack the livin' shit outta me,
    and wad up my bike somethin' awful...
    Still, I rise!
    (With apologies to Maya Angelou)

    Humans: simultaneously capable of such genius and such douchebaggery!

    "Give a Damn"
    - C. M. Howe, Jr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2scoops View Post
    No you are not nuts but you will be smiling a lot more If you do buy a TW200 and start riding again. I'm 62 years old I have put 19,000 miles in the last 3 years on my TW200 in the small desert town I live in. Cost is low to operate about 100 miles mpg with speeds up to 40 mph. I have just changed sprockets and chain for the first time At 18,500 miles. For the Pros and Cons mine are all Pro for what I use it for.
    During my commuting to an un-named desert Air Force Base I decided to see how many MPG I could get out of the TW ( testing in 2008). All documented on the old forum under the same user name. Best result was 132 mpg. However I had to cover 50 miles each way at 35 mph LOL.
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    Pros: You will rediscover the simple joy of motorcycling

    Cons: Lawn will not get mowed as often as you will be out riding instead with a big grin and getting bugs in your teeth.
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