Here she is: the $750 1998 TW. Found here in Missoula, Montana, in the middle of the winter, not running and suffering at the hands of a PO that was doing EVERYTHING wrong. Got it away from him, just it time.
New parts: a new chain. Probably sprockets soon and a new o-ring chain. I think the old sprockets will ruin the new ($17.00) chain. New oil and filter. New front tire, soon. And, that's all!
6011 miles. All parts are there except a few nuts and bolts. 50 tooth rear sprocket. Don't know size of front sprocket. Probably stock (14?). Good clutch. Good tranny. Carb was DIRTY but it cleaned up okay.
98 TW 1.JPG98 TW 2.JPG
I gave 1500 for my 97. Didn't have to do a single thing to it. 3700 miles. I would say it was an excellent buy!!
1994 TW226- 6spd. 10w-40 synthetic, XTHidden Content , XT225 stainless header, +2" Joemama swingarm, lizrd cooler, +20% fork springs, +25% rear spring, 2001 speedo w/ trip odo, pro taper atv bars, bark busters, shinko 241 front tire, front fender w/ mr bracket bracket, Hidden Content , o-ring chain, ricochet skid plate, Hidden Content , XT225 rear brake cam lever, folding-tip shifter, cycle rack, kolpin 1.5 aux tank & 1450 pelican case. Hidden Content or Hidden Content
And, remember, it started with a neighborhood ride. Not Craigslist, although that works, too.
Nice find Neighbor!! I have had my 2005 for about 4 years now and love my TW more with every passing season!
Little bikes rule! I commute in the warmer, dryer times 15 miles NW of Helena to our place on an old placer claim. Stop by anytime!
Rudy in Helena
Hi Rudy - I get over that way now and then. In fact, two years ago I finished the Native Fishes Aquarium in MDFWP's Montana Wild Outdoor Education Center. Its out at Spring Meadow Lake Park. Go take a look.
May be we can do a ride together this summer.
Nice winter deal!
I paid $700.00 for my 91' with 4000 miles.
I can recall taking it home on the trailer thinking to myself...... Your a damn fool for buying this old thing.
Well a year and a couple thousand miles later.... Best money ever spent.
Darn fun bike.