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    Found a 2017 Suzuki Van Van 119 miles

    Been wanting one since they came out but finally found one a lady learned on and then sold to me with 119 miles in pristine condition. Specs suspension wise are close to the TW except slightly less fork travel but heck maybe some TW forks would fit on!

    I plan to look into how it compares to the TW and if it can be Tduberized but it sure looks cool so far
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    Start by checking how that seat fits on a TW. Congrats! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts after logging some miles. And how much upgradable gear is available. Always the trailblazer Fred! Cheers
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    Yah that seat gives new meaning to plush it feels like sitting on my couch lol

    I want to test fit a TW tank and seat on the VanVan as well just for giggles

    If it had TW forks, tank, seat and possibly rear fender it would be pretty close to a TW FI with factory oil cooler

    Might even be a better choice of front forks than TW forks as far as performance

    I notice the rear swingarm and shock don't look quite as beefy as the TW but perhaps they are something better than mild steel
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    The VanVan seat looks like it will need significant mounting mods to get it to fit - but many of us will be watching with interest

    Watch out for that rear tire - it shares its profile with the Death Wing - probably only ever intended for beach and road use, but equally full of surprises in the rough

    You propose an interesting experiment, should be fun to see the results ........
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    Yes the tire is a street tire but lets hope the vanvan is as receptive as the TW for ATV tires
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    That is a neat bike but how did they come up with that stupid name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopPredator View Post
    That is a neat bike but how did they come up with that stupid name.
    I can only assume the Asian tastes are quite different from ours

    I'd make the ADV200 or something!
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    I'd like to Van-Van my TW seat.

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    Congrats. Looks like a fun beast. Keep us posted how she handles the trails.
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    Van Van Horesepower 20hp vs TW's 16hp & XT's 18hp

    Van Van Horesepower

    I was checking specs and the RV200 vanvan is rated at 20hp

    Stock TW200 16hp

    stock XT225 18hp

    So even with all out efforts on "building" TW motors the vanvan seems to have all the extra HP we could ever attain by spending a ton of cash and hours building a TW/XT performance motor

    I'm just thinking out loud but it does seem to be a check in the plus column for the Van Van 200 / TW / ADV conversion
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