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    My Build Update

    This winter I was lucky enough to find a 2009 with less than 400 miles -- I snagged it up in a hurry. Living in Maine, if you're not skiing you have some free time so I focused on a TW build.

    Procycle suspension upgrade -- front with cartridge emulator and red spring rear

    Protaper ATV bar, new levers, grips, Tusk bark buster, and ken sean mirrors

    55 tooth rear with O ring chain

    241 front / ITP Terra Cross rear

    Seat Concept

    Manrack "wing rack" / 1.75 rotopax tank

    Ricochet bash plate

    Result is an unstoppable trail/mud machine fitting the spring weather in Maine. I was questioning the 55 rear but it's perfect for what I'm riding (and my 57 years of age). At the time the red rear spring sounded perfect. However, significant other and I went on a weight loss challenge so I have gone from 205 down to 185. Good for me but the suspension was a buck board. Since I have added the manrack with the full 1.75 rotopax and a decent tool kit (including battery jumper and tire inflator). With the added weight it behaves as I intended. All in all this is a killer ride. Thanks for all the advice!


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    Good looking bike. I like the bars and all the stuff attached to them.
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    Great build. Thank you for sharing. I ended up with the white spring in the rear. Much better for me. Red would have been far too stiff I think. Sounds like fully loaded you’re good on red. Procycle suspension mods front and rear made my bike feel like more like a dirt bike. Completely changed the behavior. Nice job.
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    What tire inflator did you go with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanwind View Post
    What tire inflator did you go with?
    I got the Slime inflator -- Slime 40001
    2009 TW200 / 2013 CB500X

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevegpt View Post
    I got the Slime inflator -- Slime 40001
    Oh, nice! Ironically that’s the one I ordered up earlier this week (just hasn’t arrived yet). How do you like it so far? I was between that and the
    DynaPlug, but figured for the price I’d try the Slime (and it seems pretty compact).
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    Fingers crossed, I haven't had to use it yet. But it does work off the charge ring connector to the battery. All good.
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