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I've been thinking about a TW off & on for a few years.
The BigWheel vids on YouTube were usually the cause.
Have been watching for a good used one; they don't come around very often.
Missed an interesting one a couple months ago cuz I was in Africa & it sold by the time I got back.

Last year I used a Scorpa TY175F in the snow & although it was OK, I was thinking about a 250F to replace it for this winter.
Last week I was reading about the new 'fat-bikes' that mountain-bikers are using in the snow & had a eureka moment.
(you can see where this is going, can't you?)
So some research on TW's led to this forum.
You guys have done some fantastic development and answered most of the concerns I had about the lil TDub.

This morning I phoned my local Yamaha dealer, talked to a nice gal there who said that they didn't have one but she volunteered to search all the Yamaha dealers to see if anyone had a '12 or '13 TW200 on hand.
Half hour later she called back: no luck. Nobody in western Canada has a '12 or '13 TW.
But.
There are 2014 TW200s in the crate in Vancouver.
Bought one, it'll be here in 10 days or so.:cool:
 

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yup. Right after that call I went online to ProCycle:

Cycra ProBend bark-busters
DoubleTake mirrors
fat bars
front sprocket, 12T
HiFlo air filter
Iridium plug DR8EIX
jet kit
led blinkers
led flasher
led tail light
manual
Moose foam handguards
Pivot Pegs
PowerMadd 2" bar risers
skid plate
spare levers
 

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need to do more reading about tires.
Have a 110/100-18 IRC M5B c/w GripStuds sitting in the garage; I think that will work for a front tire in the snow.
Might be pretty square profile, though.
Dunno what to do with the rear yet.
 

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need to do more reading about tires.
Have a 110/100-18 IRC M5B c/w GripStuds sitting in the garage; I think that will work for a front tire in the snow.
Might be pretty square profile, though.
Dunno what to do with the rear yet.
A few of us TW riders use tire chains. I just installed tire chains on my TW the other day. This will be my 3rd season using tire chains on my rear tire for snow and sometimes mud. Since I leave the chains on almost all winter, I take the tire off too install the chains and then use the rubber tensioners on both sides to cinch it tight.
 
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Rock on!
 

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Congrats and welcome!

Great list you have there - I'm piecing mine together slooooooowly haha.

A few of us TW riders use tire chains.
Great picture! I bought a set of tire chains at the thrift store a while back - I wonder if they will fit.....give them something else to do besides collect dust in the garage. I knew I bought them for a reason. :)
 

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Admiral, thats an interesting idea... where can I get some?
 

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this is the tire that was on the rear of the Scorpa last year and will grace the front of the TW this year.

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yup. Right after that call I went online to ProCycle:

Cycra ProBend bark-busters
DoubleTake mirrors
fat bars
front sprocket, 12T
HiFlo air filter
Iridium plug DR8EIX
jet kit
led blinkers
led flasher
led tail light
manual
Moose foam handguards
Pivot Pegs
PowerMadd 2" bar risers
skid plate
spare levers
white body plastic w Sumo fender
congrats!...could have gotten an electronic manual for free on here
 

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yup. Right after that call I went online to ProCycle:

Cycra ProBend bark-busters
DoubleTake mirrors
fat bars
front sprocket, 12T
HiFlo air filter
Iridium plug DR8EIX
jet kit
led blinkers
led flasher
led tail light
manual
Moose foam handguards
Pivot Pegs
PowerMadd 2" bar risers
skid plate
spare levers
white body plastic w Sumo fender
You might want to rethink the 12 t sprocket, it will have a tendency to wear out your chain faster, plus the rear is easier to change.
 

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You might want to rethink the 12 t sprocket, it will have a tendency to wear out your chain faster, plus the rear is easier to change.
Yes, no doubt correct (tho my Scorpa had a 10T when I got it :eek: )
What do you suggest for an off-road TW?
 

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Cannot wait to see this thing!
 

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Little General & Frog13: Thanks, I did call Bay Area Yamaha.
They are out of stock but expecting more and will ship me one when they get 'em.
:eek:ccasion14:
 
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