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    Hi everyone. Yes, I'm turing 50 this year and have decided to join the 'fun' of owning a TW200! Seems like I may not be the only one in this peer group? Believe it or not, I'm coming off a BMW S1000rr. I've been a sport bike rider most of my life with the exception of a dirt bike early on and a cruiser in my mid-30's. I was looking for something fun for around town, maybe take with me on a rail hitch to Vermont for some back road riding, and just wanted something comfortable and a bit goofy. It seems as though everyone who has ever owned one loves it! I was trying to decide between this and the XT250...but think this is the one for me. I live on the Jersey Shore,and think this would be great for when it's crowded here.



    Upon purchasing, what would you suggest for first upgrades, if any? I was thinking some sort of rear rack and a GPS mounting system. Any suggestions on those? Thanks everyone!



    Bob

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    Welcome verrrrrrrrrrrrrrry young lad. (o; I'm 62.. My wife and I own matching 06's.. Bought them new and the first thing the salesman said was... Are you sure it will be big enough to keep you happy.. The answer is "YES". Now have 10,000 miles on them. We both have bigger road bikes that ride for the longer hauls. The dubs are our first choice when riding locally.

    Look into the jimbo shield for sure it's a good first add-on.. From there it can get crazy... "in a good way". Have fun with the new dub.. OMM.

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    Hi Bob, welcome to the forum.



    Here is a recent link for commom upgrades.



    https://tw200forum.com/index.php?/top...e-ready-tw200/



    Try not to get too carried away....ha ha
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    Thanks for the quick replies guys...I'll look into those suggestions now!

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    Welcome young grasshopper. You have much to learn. I think your right at the average age of Tdub owners. Fun bike to explore those trails you wouldn't take a bigger bike on. We like lots of pics of your adventures.....
    Mike Carter. Woodland, California (NorCal). '89 Tw200 (Black Widow Edition). Blood red Jimbo shield, Cycleracks, Nuvi 500 GPS, Kolpin fuel pack jr., D shield bark busters, 55t rear sprocket, Golden boy front tire, Ricochet shield.

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    Funny got my TW at the Jersey shore



    Good Luck

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    Hello and welcome! I might have to come visit when you get your TW, I'll have to find alot of back roads...

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    Welcome. I'm 65 and just picked up another one for the wife, she will be 65 this may. She is just getting to know it and cna't wait for her to get up to speed and get her license.



    We too have a cruiser and a goldwing for the longer trips. Looking forward to a couple this june and July. Have fun with your TW, is a fun, slow, smell the roses bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stromper View Post
    Funny got my TW at the Jersey shore

    Good Luck
    funny! us here on the west shore, think the only thing you get in jersey shore is a bad fake tan and a worse fake italian accent.

    (that said i love the boss)



    enjoy that bike!
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