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    6 Month Build Complete, my Custom TW200

    In April I scored a nice low mileage TW at a good fair price. This is my 3rd, but itís been about 5 years since I had one. You always regret selling your TW

    I like to tinker and I like to customize. I know thatís not everyoneís cup of tea, and I can respect that. I like function of course, AND also form, and am willing to make some compromises to find the right balance of both. Unfortunately I have grand aspirations but little talent and even less patience.

    Last year through a series of events, I met a young man who likes to tinker and customize, and actually has the talent and the patience to pull it off. He was willing to work on my TW project and teach me along the way. PERFECT Scenario for me.

    I only got one good ride in stock trim, but enough to know sheís in good shape. Hereís where she started:


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    Heres the vision: as slim and lean as possible without ruining the rideability.


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    My requirements were: enough seat to endure 300 mile days on occasion, and at least 175 mile range. I travel often in my personal vehicle for work, and often find myself in new places with great riding opportunities. Itís easy for me to add an extra day or two on a business trip for exploration on a bike. So I do a lot of backroad exploring in areas where fuel can be hard to find. I also needed enough light and fenders to handle dark, rain, etc. Iím a fair weather rider mostly, but inadvertently seem to find myself in precarious situations regularly.

    More to come...

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    After stripping and removing all plastics and basically everything possible, we began to work on the stance.


    I had an old Suzuki tank I had been saving for a project that required lots of coaxing but fit the look and the range I needed. Point of no return Ė subframe chop.


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    Had had a friend bend a tail hoop to finish the backside:

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    LED tail, brake and signal indicator:

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    We made the seat pan and sent it off to a pro for upholstery, she did fantastic job:

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    Dissasembly for paint and powdercoating...

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    In house paint...

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    Reassembly after powdercoating Ė satin gunmetal flake for the frame, forks and swingarm, and satin Black for the rest (as seen in the final detail shots). And a quick preliminary look at colors back together:


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    Iíve put just over 500 miles since the rebuild, including one 300+ mile day. Thereís some minor tweaking to do, but all in all I absolutely love it. It was 6 months of waiting, and some very long days (and nights) working, and probably most importantly I learned a ton. I canít comment enough on my young 27 year old friend who led the way in this, and let me get my hands dirty on the build too. He was patient and kind all along, so if you happen to read this, thanks buddy, Iíll never forget it. And a big thanks to all who contribute to this forum, it was our go to source for intel and how to.

    Sorry I didnít take the time to document the whole process, but thought you guys might want to see the glimpses along the way that I did capture. Hope this thread and the pictures are of interest to some, donít be afraid to get your hands dirty.

    One happy dude with his new bike:

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    But uh-oh, Mrs Xaman thinks itís for her!

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    Very tasteful, I most like your balance of form and function. I’m not a huge fan of the bobber look but you’ve IMHO pulled it off beautifully.
    Very nice job.
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    Outstanding bro!!
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    Very cool, Excellent job!!

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