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Looking for a fun bike bike for camping etc. My son is picking up a 2015 but he's big guy at 6'3 and 220lbs. Is there any way he can still make this a fun bike for him. All I've ever owned is Big ADV bikes like GSA's Teneres etc. He grew up riding dirt bikes and has taken my Tenere on camping trips in the past. Right now I don't even own a bike so it will be good to have a bike I can borrow from him. Haha. His friend just bought an old Trail 90 so he was looking at those and I talked him into a TW200 because it seems like every person I've ever talked to that's owned one loved it. Just a fun capable play bike.

So to make this work what are the must have upgrades? It already comes with wider pegs though I doubt they are lowered. How tall of bars and risers can you go before having to extend cables etc? Anyone make a Tall seat for it.

This is his pic of him taking the Ténéré camping. He picks up the TW on Sunday. I'll post pics when I see it. Looking forward to hearing what mods to make this tall guy friendly. Maybe I'll pick one up,for me if I like it.




And a pic of me on my Ténéré going to work.





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There are many of us who are tall and heavy.
Handle bar risers and/or high rise ATV bars along with larger foot pegs make the bike more comfortable.

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2" is about the maximum you can raise the bars before you need to either re-route cables or replace them. I have 2" Rox anti-vibration pivoting risers that work well for me (I'm 6') and my son, who also enjoys riding my TW (he's 6'3").
 

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ProTaper ATV high rise bars work well and you can also add risers.

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I am 6' 5" 250 lb and have had 3 TWS and had fun with all of them. It is the most versatile motorcycle I have ever owned.
BTW I have owned more than 50 motorcycles in my life, no I am not a dealer but I have been riding more than 50 years.
Your avatar looks nothing like your description of yourself. 50 bikes, yikes. I thought I had a habit.
 

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I am 6' 5" 250 lb and have had 3 TWS and had fun with all of them. It is the most versatile motorcycle I have ever owned.
BTW I have owned more than 50 motorcycles in my life, no I am not a dealer but I have been riding more than 50 years.
I'm a ways behind ya in motorcycle ownership with maybe around 15 but never a TW and to be honest never even considered one because of my size. I've always been envious of the shorter riders because no matter what bike I ride it looks like I'm riding a PW50. I've always liked the TW's from their functionality though. I think it could be a really fun bike.


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6'2", 225ib.
1" risers & Seat Concepts seat. Nothing special.
 

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6'3" 250lbs. No real issues with fit on full stock, though I do look a little big on it. I would like to raise the bars,some so I'm not bent over so much when standing. I would recommend beefing up the suspension.

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Note to Joisey Jeeper, My avatar is more like me than you might think. I am a septuagenarian with legs paralyzed below the knee and yes I do annoy people with a button accordion. I am an anemic shadow of my former self. Pernicious anemia to be exact.
Before my legs went to hell I could have run with the best of you. Now I just poke around using a sidecar cause I can't hold a two wheeler up when I stop.
 

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Note to Joisey Jeeper, My avatar is more like me than you might think. I am a septuagenarian with legs paralyzed below the knee and yes I do annoy people with a button accordion. I am an anemic shadow of my former self. Pernicious anemia to be exact.
Before my legs went to hell I could have run with the best of you. Now I just poke around using a sidecar cause I can't hold a two wheeler up when I stop.
Your still riding. That's incredible. Way to do the best with what you have.


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New to us TW is on its way home. My son just picked this up last night and is headed home this morning with it. First upgrade will be new taller handlebars with risers. Hoping someone in here can tell us what the tallest setup is without replacing brake, throttle and clutch lines. I'm not against a reroute but if I can keep the stock stuff and go higher that would be great. How tall of Rox riders can I get away with and what's the tallest widest bend bar we can do? Thanks. Looking forward to being a contributor to this great community of TW owners.

Now the bike pics. It's a 2015 with about 1k miles on it. Had a back rack and a few tool tubes and wider pegs. That's about it. Fires up super easy. Wondering if we may have to rejet it because we are dropping down about 2k in elevation?






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Cyclerack, tool tubes, pegs, etc make me wonder if this was a forum members bike??

I went with Protaper ATV high rise bars and was also able to get in 1 1/2 inch's of risers.

I guess you'll be the first one to know if the carb needs work with the elevation change. ;) Keep us posted.

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New to us TW is on its way home. My son just picked this up last night and is headed home this morning with it. First upgrade will be new taller handlebars with risers. Hoping someone in here can tell us what the tallest setup is without replacing brake, throttle and clutch lines. I'm not against a reroute but if I can keep the stock stuff and go higher that would be great. How tall of Rox riders can I get away with and what's the tallest widest bend bar we can do? Thanks. Looking forward to being a contributor to this great community of TW owners.

Now the bike pics. It's a 2015 with about 1k miles on it. Had a back rack and a few tool tubes and wider pegs. That's about it. Fires up super easy. Wondering if we may have to rejet it because we are dropping down about 2k in elevation?






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Score!!!!!! You better get ready to buy one for yourself. They are the "business". You will love it,,,,them. If the pics indicate where you will be riding, you will be in great riding country.
 

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Note to Joisey Jeeper, My avatar is more like me than you might think. I am a septuagenarian with legs paralyzed below the knee and yes I do annoy people with a button accordion. I am an anemic shadow of my former self. Pernicious anemia to be exact.
Before my legs went to hell I could have run with the best of you. Now I just poke around using a sidecar cause I can't hold a two wheeler up when I stop.

So that hat picture is you. That's what I originally thought. Well, I can only hope to make it that far along in life and have ridden that many bikes (nice!). I won't need an accordion to drive people nuts though. I can do that without a specialized tool. I wish you many more years of riding...
 
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