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    Greetings from the Left Coast

    Hello my name is Steven and I am a Dubyaholic...
    I was intent on buying a '79 911 for a diversion but upon attempting to get into one I realized that I am significantly larger than when I last drove a 911 "Porch" in 1975.
    A guy drove by my house one day on a cool looking fat tire bike that immediately caught my eye. Google images revealed that it was TW 200. Continued searches on the interweb lead me to this Forum and to a current Craigslist posting of a fine example of the stout little steed I sought. Within hours I was in a nearby village to meet what was to become "the one". My wife stayed in the truck whilst I checked it out. I mounted up for a test ride and was suprised that the fit was not bad, considering that I could not fit the 911...

    I gave the PO a small deposit to hold the T-dub for 24 Hrs. so I could make sure the Queen was OK with this indulgence. On the drive home I asked her if I looked like monkey on a football when I rode by and she said I looked "fine". We discussed the "usefulness" of the littele bike in the event of one of my nearby, elderly Parents need for assistance coincidental with total "grid lock" or an earthquake that took down all of the freeway bridges, isolating us...
    She bought it! I called the dude to close the deal and on Dec. 10, 2012 I owned what I would find to be a pony sized Clydsdale for less than the cost of a tune-up on the car
    Fast forward...

    2001 TW 200, 2581.7 Mi.
    Yami stock tail rack
    EMGO Mirrors (which are wide enough foe me to actually use!)
    Pro grips
    Seat Concepts "gripper" with fat padding
    47 Tooth rear, stock front sprocket.
    Pelican 1200 "glove box"
    JIMBO Shield...That guy is a classic!
    Switched from the PO's MOTUL Oil to Mobil 1 4T 10W-40 (which improved the feel of the motor and clutch)
    ROX 2" Bar Risers (Best thing I have done to tune the T-dub to my stature)

    Future?...
    New foot pegs
    Longer shifter.

    Look closely at the helmet shot...
    Cheers,
    S


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    Very nice . Welcome

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    Welcome. Your bike looks very clean - I like it.

    Your pelican case looks very nice mounted like that. I also like your Rox risers. I have been trying to decide between the Rox and the Powermadd's.

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    Acknowledged!

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    Clean looking TW congrats and welcome!

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    Greetings. Lots of fellow TW folk in your area. Mostly strange, but harmless.

    Welcome aboard.




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    Thanks, I had the box for years and didn't have a use for it. Thought I was so smart for putting it on the bike. Then I got further into the Forum and discovered that I was only a decade or so behind!!!
    Like I said, ROX "Rocks".
    Quote Originally Posted by old white truck View Post
    Welcome. Your bike looks very clean - I like it.

    Your pelican case looks very nice mounted like that. I also like your Rox risers. I have been trying to decide between the Rox and the Powermadd's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizrdbrth View Post
    Greetings. Lots of fellow TW folk in your area. Mostly strange, but harmless.

    Welcome aboard.
    I am not afeared!
    When I compressed the Hi-res photos the caption on the helmet shot was compromised. It reads" 5'-17", 19.7 stone..."BIGFOOT".

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    How amazing! I just bought my TDub at NCY on Friday and pick it up tomorrow. And here I thought @ 5'16" and 19.8 stones, I was going to be the lone Yeti around here.
    2" risers are on my short list, along with bigger footpegs. I was kinda leaning towards a 55t gear to help get my bulk moving. How do you like the 47t?
    89' Tdub
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    There are a few of us normal size guys on TWs.
    The 47 is real nice. It limits my uphill speed on a 6% grade, paved, to 45MPH in top gear. I still shift out of 1st before I am across the intersection so low gearing remains. Made 60 MPH before backing off from the screaming! Have not tried it in any soft stuff yet. Had a little spill on hardpacked before I set my tire inflation from the PO's 17PSI to max factory recommended 22 front/25 rear. The risers made a world of difference in my riding position. Way improved back comfort and feel of balance.
    Enjoy the new TWoy!

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