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    Will a modification like this hinder offroad riding, be bad for hard use?

    Newbie to the TW world here, just thinking of buying one. I would like to use it for commuting as well as some long distance-ish rides and of course some trails if I can. Here in Sri Lanka we have many modified TWs on the market imported from Japan. Most of them have their side farings removed. Some have what seem like shorter bodies as in this link Yamaha tw 2014 For sale in Gampaha Sri Lanka wondering if experts on the forum would care to take a look at this bike and tell me what they think has been done to it, and if it in any way seriously inhibits the integrity of the bike?

    Much appreciated! and looking forward to being a part of this great community!

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    If you like it it's your money.
    But I'd stick closer to stock.

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    As long as the engine is close to stock and jetted to match the exhaust and altitude, with a decent chain, you'll be okay for long trips, though that seat looks a little thin for long rides. The cosmetic changes won't make a difference in capability. The TW203/204 tire combo will definitely raise the paved road comfort and quiet in exchange for less traction in sand and mud. Can't see what has been done to the air filter due to the watermarks, but there needs to be one.




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    The low pipe on a bike that doesn't have a ton of ground clearance to begin with ,will definitely hinder your off road adventures ,but I raced mx bikes with down pipes in the mid 70's so it might be just fine for you .If you can get the stock parts with it you can swap back and forth easily if you like .

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    Thanks guys! Yes, getting the stock parts won't be that hard. Just wondering if this bike has been sorta altered beyond hope

    Also another important question I had; is there a way you can clearly tell the difference between pre and post 2001 models other than the disk brake and kickstarter? (because a lot of them are retrofitted here)

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    Serial number will have the answers ,as long as they have not been altered

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    Thanks Bruce! I don't think they'll be altered. care to elaborate on the exact differences in serial number involved? Be very grateful

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    Different serial number formats are required in different markets. You'll need to research that locally.




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    thanks!

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    it looks a bit too worn to be a 2014, i would say its a good few years older. there are a few tw's on there that are older than the year advertised,

    this bike has a standard rear end, some of the other tw's listed on that site you can see have extended swing arms which give the bike a longer look.

    i don't understand the Japan frame numbers, and cannot find the info online, my bikes have 9 digits rather than 17, there is a thread on here about this titled...9 digit VIN number on bike, confused

    i have found so far that regarding the years,(from sitting on the bike) pre 00 older models the throttle cables attach to the carb on the left side, and right side on newer models 01 up, there is also a metal loop right side on the later models frames (just below the tank) for these cables to pass through but cannot see in the pictures.
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