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Name
Donkay
Year
2019
Make
Yamaha
Model
TW200
Here is my ride. I bought it bran new just over a year ago in December. So far I’ve clocked just under 11000 miles exploring every trail and township road I can find, making necessary and not-so necessary modifications along the way. The funnest bike I’ve ever had! Ohio is cold in January but thanks to snow mobile gloves and gauntlets that I ‘be made from a life jacket that I found in a tree by the river ?I can keep on riding for sanity sake.

Modifications

Drivetrain
Carb vent mod to allow deep water crossing “fording valve”. DiD x ring chain.
Exterior
Home made fender risers and mud flap.
Pro taper windham bars, tusk bark busters, homemade gauntlets, military mag pouch bar bags, homemade fast-throttle.
Ricochet skid plate
Nelson rigg saddle bags with dry bag inserts (re-inforced stitching following a gnarly crash)
Big foot pegs (I think from China)
Lighting
Moose racing headlight guard.
Wheel and Tire
Stock rear.
Shinko 244 Golden Boy front

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11000 miles! Holy cow I have a 2019 just like that and thought I was doing good putting 3500 miles on it in 11 months. Where in Ohio do you live? I’m in southeast Ohio on the Ohio River and ride a lot of township roads as well.
 

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I’m in Fairfield county, just a bit north of the hocking hills region. I’m glad to have both Wayne National Forest and Perry State Forest trails about a half an hour’s ride away!
 

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Nice shots of a gorgeous TW. I will pick up my TW in May (Spring comes a little later in Quebec), a brand new 2020. Looking forward to it. It's gonna be a long winter drooling over pictures like yours! Thanks for sharing. I really like your headlight screen. Homemade?
 

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Excited for you! T Dubs are great! The headlight guard is from Moose Racing, I found it on eBay. Although it does protect the light and looks cool, it seems to block just enough light from the headlamp to make a noticeable difference. I’m not sure that I like it at night lol.
 

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I’m not sure how to post a link lol but If you search on this forum “ carb vent mod”. And go to the discussion about Tw died on water crossing... I found all the info for the carb vent mod aka “fording valve” there. It really does work! Just keep that air box sealed up and the intake above water ? The purple hoses and red plastic valve here are part of my set up. (Sorry that I don’t have better pics) With the valve open, the carb vents like it would normally and over-flow fuel is allowed to drain. With the valve closed, the carb vents up at the front of my fuel tank, water and mud below that point can’t prevent it from breathing, but overflowing fuel can not drain. I leave the valve open until it’s time to cross water, close it for the crossing and open it when I’m back on dry land.
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Very nice bike man! i have the same but not a lot of mod like yours

Can i have the exact model of your Saddle bags ?

is this Nelson-Rigg RG-200 ?
 
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I’m in Fairfield county, just a bit north of the hocking hills region. I’m glad to have both Wayne National Forest and Perry State Forest trails about a half an hour’s ride away!
I grew up in Baltimore and would take my Banshee to perry co trails. I hated Ohio when I was there but miss it now.
 
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