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    Junior Member skyking40v's Avatar
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    My Heirloom TW200

    I'm new to the forum, but not to TWs. Here's a post I made on facebook in 2016 about my first TW200, my first motorcycle.


    It took 27 years for this motorcycle to go 3000 miles.

    I had my first motorcycle ride on it some time in the early 90s. Riding behind my grandfather, it was the first time I felt the temperature drop on a summer evening as we rode down into a valley towards a stream of water.

    I'd later sit on it in my grandfather's garage. I'd push the buttons that didn't do anything on account of the flat battery.

    My sister learned to ride on it, about five hours before I learned to ride. She ended up laying it down while learning; she still has a "Y" shaped scar from that. I drove to the emergency room from college to check on her. Then I went out to the field where she laid it down, and taught myself to ride in the dark.

    My brother has probably felled entire foreign armies on this bike, but for him to share his secrets is tactically incorrect.

    And to think it was actually my grandmother, Lu, that got the family into riding when she rented that bike in Cloudcroft, NM.

    After 50 miles in Big Bend National Park, even down Black Gap "Road," mile 3000 is in Marfa, TX.
    1987, 1988, 1990, 2008 TW200; 2012 WR250R; 2018 Grom

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    Senior Member RockyTFS's Avatar
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    Hailey, ID
    Great story.
    2018 TW200
    2014 BMW R1200GS LC

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    Senior Member joeband's Avatar
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    norcal nutjob
    did you get it a prada seat cover to celebrate?
    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

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    Senior Member WECSOG's Avatar
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    2,417 miles from LT! ;-]
    Did you see the light?
    '87 TW200
    '94 Sportster 1200
    '74 XL70 Frankenbike
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    '72 CT70
    '72 XL250

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