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    I think of them as an adult mini-bike that can go anywhere and anyone can ride them. These bikes are a blast. Have fun on the new ride.
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    Nice! keep it rolling and those miles increasing.
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    2004 TW200

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    Senior Member FIRE UP's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Sand View Post

    Thanks everyone!

    It had 0.8 miles on it when I left the dealership

    Now it has 10.2 miles on it

    I kept trying to shift into 6th . . .

    I seriously cannot believe how slow this thing is - as I kid I never had enough money for a mini bike - looks like I finally got one (ha)

    Now begins the upgrading & replacing all my gear

    Ride safe, ride often - enjoy!

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    "Slow", well, yeah they're not a rocket ship for sure but, a 200 cc motor ain't supposed to be fast. They're a fun little bike with limited capabilities. Keep that in mind and that little bike will be a TON of fun.
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    2007 TW 200 "Blue Noid"
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    Me, the wife and our killer Mini Schnauzer, "Sophie"

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    Junior Member Red Sand's Avatar
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    I just ordered a helmet today - I went with another Shoei VFX-W

    I had one of these helmets a few years ago and it was great - I've owned quite a few Shoei helmets and I've never had any bad experiences - whether it makes any sense or not, I'm extremely loyal to the Shoei brand

    Apparently that helmet is being replaced with the newer version, the VFX-EVO which is about $160 more than the VFX-W I just bought so, very happy to get one of the old ones before they were sold out (in my size)

    As for other riding gear, I'll be using the boots, gloves, and goggles that I didn't get rid of when I sold my last motorcycle two years ago, but eventually I will get new boots, and I'll add an armored top, knee guards, and blah, blah, blah

    Based on what many others have done, I already have a long list of upgrades for the T-Dub - here's the "short list"
    • Hand guards
    • Handlebar
    • Front tire
    • Fork springs & fork oil
    • Skid plate
    • Foot pegs
    • Oil change items
    • Tire change tools
    • LED headlight

    I also have to get a trailer and trailer hitch because I live about 70 miles from the forest roads that criss-cross the North Georgia mountains - riding up there and back at 50 mph isn't something I would ever look forward to (although I might still do it before I can get the trailer and hitch)

    I have the machine in my garage and I already paid $209 for a complete year of insurance

    Some may not like this but I've removed all stickers from the side plastic, rear plastic, and headlight plastic - I know it's a Yamaha and I don't care if anyone else needs to know (ha)

    Hope to see y'all on the trails soon
    Ride safe, ride often!

    • 2019 TW200

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    Senior Member dette's Avatar
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    Welcome to the group

    Might want to a a decent chain to that list.

    Now that I have owned a TW for several years I believe if I were to get another, that would be the first thing on my list.
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    Senior Member Tweaker's Avatar
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    Good list of upgrades lol on 6th gear we all do it. Besides a good helmet she will love a pair of Forma low adventure boots and good gloves.
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