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    The Yamaha TW 200 Crisis of 2018

    This is not my video but I'm pretty sure all who watch it will enjoy it. Sure they did make some mistakes and could have set up their TW's a little better for offroad riding but hey, this couple had the best attitude ever. I hope they find this forum one day. I think they're ready to join us in Moab.

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    Good attitude!

    I think I'd have it in first gear and jog along side of it holding the bars and working the clutch. Or maybe riding on the bushes instead of the road.

    Looks like fun!

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    Admiral thanks for sharing. Epic TW adventure with a cute couple.
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    She outrides the guy easily. Where was this?
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    Great adventure!

    Makes a good case for a kickstarter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ski Pro 3 View Post
    She outrides the guy easily. Where was this?
    No idea but they have California plates.
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    What an adventure, especially considering he had street tires. They persevered, and that is what count, they showed the true core attitude ot the TW fan.
    Imagine many of us would have volunteered to help ride their bikes down the cliff ( chaparral slope) across the creek and past the cougar (dog) prints.
    We should get more adventurous types like this cute couple on group rides or the annual Moab gathering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by admiral View Post
    No idea but they have California plates.
    her day II sweatshirt says calvary murrieta, which the area looks like so cal chaparral. near temecula.
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    Seeing this sure makes me glad I have a kick starter.
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    Funny thing about kickstarters and TWs....Not for the first time on my or other's TWs but yesterday Betty Boop absolutely refused to re-start using the electric starter motor after a brief ride. However she fired right up using one stab at the kickstarter.
    Yamaha really did buyers a dis-service when they traded a front disc brake for the kickstarter on New Millenium TWs. Deleting the kicker was not true product evolution.
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