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    gen question here. would you considering using tw200 for a touring trip along the west coast during the summer, or is it asking to much of a 200

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    depends how you ride.
    it's up for it.

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    low and slow

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    Yeah, I'd do it.
    Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool!

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    someone needs to spend some time reading some ride reports. Biggest thing to remember is, don't get in a hurry on your ride. Go for it!
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    Pack smart, take non-main roads. Take your time.. Some of the best roads for look-outs etc. are gravel.. Pack extra gas !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Omm.
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    As stated above, no interstates (we kinda wanna keep you around for awhile....know what I mean?). Take the back-roads or secondary roads as they are most commonly called.....enjoy the scenery!.Go and have fun!!!.
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    I prefer to take the TW over the SV. I avoid the interstates anyway.
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    Not only would I consider it, I've done it (though no through Cali). Did around 1,000 miles in one week through Arkansas in the middle of June when it was HOT. TW did just fine, but you can't run it too hard. I tried to stay on mainly back roads and dirt roads the whole time. It was a blast.
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    The short answer to your question is YES.
    Like others here I have been there/done that and consider it to be one of the highlights, if not the highlight, of my many years of motorcycling.
    Last year my brother-in -law and I did a 14 day tour of Newfoundlands west coast on our TW's. We both have other more "road worthy" bikes and briefly considered taking them instead. Once we returned we both agreed it was a wise decision to take the little beasts instead.I actually spent a total of twenty days on the road as I spent another 6 days in Cape Breton before returning home with a total of 3800km(2400m) on my TW. We went places and met people we otherwise wouldn't have on our other bikes and can't wait to do it again. We went up mountains,had fun on sandy beaches,cruised remote logging roads into the interior,fished trout and salmon,got buzzed on Newfy Screech (local rum) and thrashed the little beasts along the highways and byways. Sometime this winter I will complete my ride report.https://tw200forum.com/forum/trails-o...-tw-style.html
    There is something to be said about touring on a small displacement motorcycle. Set the bike up properly, keep to the secondary roads as much as possible and don't be in a hurry.....Just do it brother!! It will put a smile on your face and give you memories you will never forget.
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