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    Hello all I feel a touch anxious and honored to be a part of such a fascinating venue of riders here on the forum and I am continually learning new things everyday thanks to all of your input and ideas on here. I bought my reeling little T-dub right after I graduated high school from an older gentleman who had put just 1,200 miles on it, in its first three years. I came from an ATV background that I had honestly begun to find a bit dull, with most of my riding limited to the same mundane mud pits and rock jutted trails through the forest linking corn field to corn field, to which my polaris 700 cc sportsman handled without a care, I longed for a new perspective on two wheels and that's just what I thought I needed, a satisfying dual-sport. Though as you can all appreciate after my test drive it was more than merely mechanically aided freedom it was love at first sight. How I made it through the first 18 years of my life without even riding a motorcycle is beyond me but from the moment I test drove it a new realm of possibilities revealed themselves in the form of that innocent looking purring TW 200. In the following months much more of my time than my social existence allowed were spent upon the seat riding trails or given a patch of woods with a handlebars width between trees and I'd make my own. Sadly, thanks to new development much of the riding area I had used as a natural buffer to ecape society diminished and as workload and schooload equally increased day to day riding painfully grew to weekly then monthly outings. Now after two years and many other time consuming projects later, mainly my 91Jeep YJ, I've been able to rekindle the passion between man and machine and I've invested a meek amount of funds to bring a new look to my TW and hopefully with summer just around the corner it will me seeing more ride time than hide time. Much thanks to all of you on this forum, I spent weeks studying the inventions you all have been so generous to share and the wealth of knowledge and ideas here are much appreciated and were a huge assistant as I started down the neverending path of customization. Unfortunately all photos I had of it stock are erased from existence thanks to a shattered computer but you all probably know too well what stock form consisted of. Thanks again to all on the forum and the moderators who keep the spiritual regalia of the TW alive. I hope you can enjoy the transformation of my bike and as always comment wherever you see necessary, because all critizicm is constructive if you can adapt your perspective to build upon it. ENJOY!













    With the back of the bike naked MX style I couldn't see balance with signals and reflectors on the front so...



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    Welcome and ride on!



    i love the avatar pic from the crow's nest!
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    Nicely said............... That bike looks clean...............pause............... So far. (o; Sounds like you might spend most of your time on roads....... I have the 14/47 combo and I really love it.. I run about 85%/15% on road.... Still enough power to clime moderate hills.. Have a great time on your dub.. OMM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe band View Post
    Welcome and ride on!



    i love the avatar pic from the crow's nest!


    I appreciate that link I'm digging those prices, a lot lower than what I've seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omm View Post
    Nicely said............... That bike looks clean...............pause............... So far. (o; Sounds like you might spend most of your time on roads....... I have the 14/47 combo and I really love it.. I run about 85%/15% on road.... Still enough power to clime moderate hills.. Have a great time on your dub.. OMM.


    Yeah right now I'm running more on the road than I would like and I'm hoping the 47 rear will help it cruise a little bit smoother.

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    It will. It's like adding 5mph at top...... OK this is what I mean.. If you are doing 55 before.. With the 47 it feels and sounds that way at 60mph.When I'm on the road and I have a long hill to climb it will slow down slightly compared to the 50.. But to me the trade off is worth it........ OMM.

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