Hey everyone! First I'm a female and have been riding dirt bikes for a few years. I want a dual sports bike and the TW looks like the best option for me. I've been searching for a TW200 for a while now so I thought I would try my luck on here. I am in the Kansas City area and only have about 2000+/- to spend. I want something made in the last 10 year if possible! Also something under 4,000 miles. If someone has any leads let me know! I saw the one in Andover KS unfortunately I had surgery this morning and he's got a big for the weekend. Thanks for the help in advance!
Welcome to the forum I think you made a great choice with the TW good luck on the hunt !
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Welcome Khou! We have a number of female riders here, but all of us share love and appreciation for the little t-dub. Fyi, all of them from model year 2001 through today are ALL EXACTLY THE SAME...well except for colors. Pre-2001 models are still great, but just have some small differences such as a drum front brake (vs. a disc), a slide carb (vs. a CV carb), a stock kickstarter in addition to the electric (though the newer bikes can add the parts to add a kicker), and the newer bikes have the latest and strongest electrical system.
Good luck with your search!
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome! I am already learning I always appreciate new information. I am really impressed with this forum so far.
Welcome from NY.
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1996 Yamaha TW200
1995 Kawasaki KLR650
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They are out there but if they are a good deal the TW will move fast so you need to be diligent and ready to pounce when you do find a deal on one. I scored a 2003 with just over a thousand miles in very clean shape for $2,000. I was the first to call and go look at it 2 1/2 hours away with cash in my pocket. The guy had numerous calls already by the time I arrived. He was asking $2,500 and told me these others were willing to go full price. But I was there with the cash and they were still talking so he decided on the sure thing and knocked $500 off.
There are many of these bikes that people just let sit in a garage but the problem is lucking into one. That said, they can be very rare and harder to find in certain parts of the US and I live in one of those areas. I'd say they are not real common in your area also. I have seen them occasionally on CL here still but they seem to go fast if they are priced decently. Some clowns have a 5 year old used TW listed for $500 less than a new one costs with 5K miles on the speedo. Personally I'd spring the extra $500 and get a new one in that case. I have seen these bikes price range from $1,800 for two matching older 1990 models to $2,500 to $3,500 for nice used bikes to almost new prices. It is a crap shoot. The two for one price I was ready to jump on but was beaten. I would have bought both and then resold one for what I paid for two and had a free TW. I still look for deals on them just to see what is out there. I am in KY 35 miles SW of Cincinnati and about 50 miles north of Lexington, KY. I never see TW's out and about.
These are fun little bikes and I get more chatter at the gas pumps and such when I stop than any other bike I've owned. They have a cult following and you have reached out to the right place for anything and everything you would want to know or need right here. There are many very knowledgable long time (as in decades) owners and TW riders here. Good Luck and Welcome! Be patient and keep looking. The farther you are willing to go for the right deal the better your odds are. I had been looking for awhile and missed out on a couple of deals before I found mine. My TW was a Michigan bike that migrated south to a ways north of Columbus, OH. I'm the 3rd owner and the 2nd only had it a couple of years. Rode it one summer a few hundred miles is what he told me. Also got it to accompany his young son on his ATV. I found old paperwork on the bike so the story adds up. Dude wanted a bigger bike. The TW is fine on the road and great off road. They have a bit to be desired on higher speed roads and are a no go on freeways, etc; Just so you know. They are great on back roads and such or comfortable anywhere 55 MPH and under.
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Welcome from Wichita. I saw the TW on CL in Andover. That looked like a decent deal to me. I would think two grand would be a reasonable price on it if he hasn't sold yet.
Tom in Wichita
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