Got me a TW.
Purple thanks for the advice and kind words!Looking good — welcome to the board ………
Check the connectors and bulbs before spending out on a flasher unit (they are cheap enough anyway, but no sense in wasting money). Take your time looking for a side panel, sometimes they come up on the classifieds here, but she’ll run just fine without one until you can find a good deal. See if you can get a black one because that plastic is a pain to paint.
I notice that the box on the back seems to some sort of plate under it — be aware that Yamaha rate the rear area on the bike suitable for carrying only 3kg (7lbs), as it’s perched on the end of the sub-frame. Personally, I like that box — looks good on the bike — but you might want to consider putting a proper rack under it. There are plenty of suggestions on the site on what you have to choose from (but we all insist we have the best racks on our own bikes, so make up your own mind).
If you get stuck on the light cluster that’s missing (to the right of the speedo), send me a PM as I have a spare one here (free of charge). They are usually sold with the speedo, which puts the price through the roof. Besides, I’d love to see the look on the faces at the local post office when I send a package to North Pole Alaska.
Other than that — run her around for a bit and get used to it — then you can decide which of the numerous “farkles” you really need on your bike ………
Thanks arbolmano!A TW in Alaska. That's pretty awesome. Think about changing out that front tire though
if your on secondary roads. Cheap saddle bags will haul beer better than a front rack.
And you can ice 'em down! And haul more.