I recently bought an 85 Honda XL600R: I'll admit I was looking for a DR650 first. But I was *not* willing to sell/trade/otherwise get rid of the TW. I think the two complement eachother, not replace! (I got a very-used-TW price on the XL, or it wouldn't have happened.)
Welcome to the club. If you like riding offroad, get ready for a whole new world: have a look at the crazy crap the members here do in the trails/offroad/adventure forum
Thanks for the welcome to the Club T-Dub. I thought it was a cult! DR650 to TW200? It is simple, the DR was just to big for me. I am a big guy with short legs and I always felt top heavy on the DR. The Tw fits me much better. It is also a bike built to my riding style. I live with the Mendocino National Forest out my back door and will be spending days off riding the forest roads. My TW is a 2006 that has 1600 miles on it. Great shape but fugly. The PO removed the stickers and rattle canned the tank, and a poor job at that. As for planned mods, I just plan to ride it for awhile to see how it rides and runs and go from there. I do need a tail rack for it. If any one has one you are willing to part with, please let me know. Looking forward to learning and riding more.
my order finally came in! i did a lot of research choosing my first bike and i'm glad i followed my instinct to get a TW, it fits like a glove.
hats off to everyone here! this forum convinced me that this is the bike i was looking for.
I saw your post Tommy on checking vins. Good idea for a buyer. But for sellers, before the sale:
just put my bike on cl, got a text from a guy, sounded legit, wanted a vehicle report, then sent me a link for a vehicle registry report.
So I Started goggling,(tried to add a screen shot of, but...
I snagged this idea from the other forum I check daily (www.infamousnissan.com) because it is super popular there.
I replaced my old grips with a nice set of Pro Grip 714s ($9.99 shipped from www.motorcycle-superstore.com), swapped out my fuel petcock because it was nearly impossible to...