Sure beats Ihaventcrashedyet.
2003 TW200 "Betty Boop"
2006 TW200 "Nibbler", a.k.a. “Mr.Gizmo"
Hidden Content All Things Considered I’ld Rather Be Motorcycling
Dude, I'll change the front tire when I get home!
My first true riding experience was on my 1973 RD350. I bought it prior to having a license, so I had a friend test ride it for me and give me the okay, and then I would ride it around my parent's neighborhood until I had my license—in hindsight, that was a terrible first bike I still LOVE that bike (the sound and smell of 2-strokes will have my heart FOREVER), but because it's 40 years old and constantly needed love, I didn't get to do as much riding early on as I would've like, and then the biggest thing is that it's a maniac and you can accidentally go to one wheel in basically any gear. That bike can rip your head off, so was a lot for someone with no other experience. I survived though, hah... actually I have never even dropped that bike. It's currently in pieces in my garage unfortunately.
I had a few other bikes after that. Ninja250 for a min, then the SV650 as a daily commuter for almost 2yrs. Unfortunately that bike was totaled when a lady decided to not see me or yield and turned into me just as I was passing. Two years later (with no running bike or riding during that time) brought me to the TW and this forum. The TW is the shit. I love this little bike, as it's whole purpose if fun and enjoyment, and at slower speeds! This bike will be in my stable forever.
I still feel like a fairly new rider a lot of the time. We'll see how things progress. I hear my RD calling for me to revive it
2019 Yamaha TW200
1973 Yamaha RD350
Everything you said about the 350 goes for the 400...
Last edited by elBuro; 06-12-2019 at 07:33 PM.
2006 TW200 CA version