Cheaper than a Rokon!
Not sure if this is a dupe, but after watching this i sure as heck dont even wanna take a ride around the block one one of these. At the beginning of the video i thought it would be a fun idea. No freaking way!! Enjoy
Cheaper than a Rokon!
2002 Sportster 1200
Suzuki Ozark 250 (Broke)
Rokon RT140 (in a basket)
Belarus AS250 tractor
And about the same quality.
That looks like fun and a great place to ride a TW.
i'd break that frame in an afternoon. i'll keep my tdub.
i love the dog's expression at 7:10... you two at it again?
20 yrs ago, living overseas, i had a 50cc scooter i cracked the frame twice and blew up the motor twice in 3000 miles. that thing saved my sanity though: freedom!
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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
200cc on that you would think it would have enough power. A hand clutch, high and low gear with suspension might would be fun but it is still just a minibike. They should have used the old Honda trail 70 or 90 set up would have been better. I'll stick to the Tdub.
Early last week I bought one on Amazon to kick around the campsite this past weekend. It was about to be shipped when I realized I had purchased the 3 or 3.5HP version rather than the 6-6.5 version so cancelled it on the spot. Realizing it would not come in time I looked around for used ones in my area. Of the 4 that were for sale 3 of them did not run/were broke and the one that did was pretty flimsy. These are the orange Colman versions. The tan ones in this video are what you can buy off-the=floor at Tractor Supply.
There seem to be a lot of folks that have these and have had a good experience with them in the review section. But there is also a lot of folks that received them broken from shipping or they broke down on them within a short period of time. Shipping back something that has had fuel and/or oil in it is not easy. I'd say if have some good welding skills you can beef up the frame a bit to make it stronger? As to reliability it seems to be a mixed bag. I want one but probably for nostalgic reasons.
Always on the lookout for a Manco Big Cat. Those were awesome.
That was fun almost as good as Admiral and Fred's vids.
”Everything You Know is Wrong”
” How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You Are Nowhere at All?”
Twin 2014 TW200's made side by side on the assembly line, Moose rear racks, Protaper ATV high bars, DG oval pipes, kick starters, rejetted carbs, 130 main jets, 2 -3 -.020 shims on the needles and @ 2 1/2 turns on the pilot screw, #34 pilot jets, Acerbis hand guards, Shinko 241 front tires, modified Krator foot pegs, 14-55t sprockets, Ricochet skid plates and 90 degree fuel filters.
Sure seems like the Freds of the world sure can add spice to life.
Those Dirt EveryDay videos make me laugh.
2003 TW200 "Betty Boop"
2006 TW200 "Nibbler", a.k.a. “Mr.Gizmo"
Hidden Content All Things Considered I’ld Rather Be Motorcycling
I bought one of those from my neighbor who was moving out of town for $275. Maybe had an hour on it. I bought to carry on the back of my Polaris Ranger to get me back to camp if I had a breakdown. Haven't used it other than up and down the street a couple of times. It has a governor that can be disabled (video's available on youtube) but I'd be careful as the extra speed on this ill handling bike could get you in trouble.
Beauty is as beauty does.
If it works good, it's beautiful.