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Good idea. Trying it now. Just got my new 2020 TW a few weeks ago and am breaking in the engine with a few short rides around the neighborhood. Live in Glendora CA San Gabriel Valley, and am looking forward to getting it out in the desert this Spring and the Sierras this summer.
 

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This bike is a blast to ride off-road, very forgiving (just what a senior needs)! Picked up 2005 with 364 miles on it.
I replaced the tires, although they looked brand new, changed the oil, new filters, put on 11/8" handlebars, acerbis brush guards, a Manrack, wider foot pegs, 2.8 gal gas tank, tidied up the rear fender, short stalk turn signals and would like to change the jetting but, I'm starting to think "leave well enough along".
I hope the Admiral is able to put together a group ride this fall in Moab, I definitely would like to join.
 

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This bike is a blast to ride ride off-road, very forgiving (just what a senior needs)! Picked up 2005 with 364 miles on it.
I replaced the tires, although they looked brand new, changed the oil, new filters, put on 11/8" handlebars, acerbis brush guards, a Manrack, wider foot pegs, 2.8 gal gas tank, tidied up the rear fender, short stalk turn signals and would like to change the jetting but, I'm starting think "leave well enough along".
I hope the Admiral is able to put together a group ride this fall in Moab, I definitely would like to join.
Welcome to the forum!! 😎
 
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Welome aboard guys - if you could include your location and year of bike in your signature, it would sure go a long way to help you in the future .....
 

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I'm new to the site. I have recently found this and am definately thankful this is here. I purchased a 2004 tw a little over 8 years ago for my wife with 480 miles. It was not running at the time due to a nasty carburetor. I took it to the local shop and they got it running for her. I rode it home and could only get it up to 45 mph. I thought no problem as my wife had never rode before. And it's a 200cc big tire bike so that's pretty good right! She has put about 1400 miles on it over the years on trails and gravel roads. It has been back to the shop twice for carb work and seems to always run the same afterwords.

Not anymore. With the knowledge I've been able to find on this forum, I've made it an awsome running tw now. Found some small parts on the carb reversed and put a new main jet in it and wow. It will pull me strong to 65 now and is a hill climber without any carb burps happening.

Now with some of the stuff I've seen on this forum I'm excited. I will go with the high fender mount and front tire swap asap because of this forum. Currently the only mods it has are dirtbagz soft panniers that have been amazing.

Thank you for all the info on here.
 

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Hello,
I'm new to the site. I have recently found this and am definately thankful this is here. I purchased a 2004 tw a little over 8 years ago for my wife with 480 miles. It was not running at the time due to a nasty carburetor. I took it to the local shop and they got it running for her. I rode it home and could only get it up to 45 mph. I thought no problem as my wife had never rode before. And it's a 200cc big tire bike so that's pretty good right! She has put about 1400 miles on it over the years on trails and gravel roads. It has been back to the shop twice for carb work and seems to always run the same afterwords.

Not anymore. With the knowledge I've been able to find on this forum, I've made it an awsome running tw now. Found some small parts on the carb reversed and put a new main jet in it and wow. It will pull me strong to 65 now and is a hill climber without any carb burps happening.

Now with some of the stuff I've seen on this forum I'm excited. I will go with the high fender mount and front tire swap asap because of this forum. Currently the only mods it has are dirtbagz soft panniers that have been amazing.

Thank you for all the info on here.
Welcome to the forum! 👌
 
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Hello all, new member here :) Not owning tw200 yet but this new one fell in my eye and I'm interested in it.
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Welome aboard guys - if you could include your location and year of bike in your signature, it would sure go a long way to help you in the future .....
Purple,
This has most likely already been addressed, but what are the chances of getting your location displayed next to your name, number of posts, and joined date? This way it’s easily referenced, like it was with the old forum format.
Do you really need to know people are “registered”?
 

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Unfortunately the new forum doesn't work that way - but if you hover over your pic (or anyone elses), it does open up and show more detail. But if you have not input that information on your profile in the first place, location will not show

This is the purpose of this thread, to get people to put that information in plain sight - unfortunately it seems to be falling on deaf ears ......
 

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Hello. Been on the forum for a little while but have not interacted too much. I have the black and purple 91 version of this mountain goat. I mostly ride the forest roads around in the Coconino forest near the Mogollon Rim. I have not done many upgrades other than the Clark tank and the d-flex hand guards.

I had an 80's XT250 back in Michigan and bought a YZ490 when I moved to AZ. Way too much bike for me but it worked until I endo'd it and messed it and myself up. No permanent damage but I gave up motorcycles for a while. About 6 years ago started researching the TW's as a neighbor had one. Seemed perfect so I started the search. Found one, and have been riding it since. I don't ride as much as I would like. Son has a DRZ400 and we have done a trip or two, but I usually just putt around the cabin. Most of my spare time is spent on the mountain bikes, but want to ride the TW more.

Has anyone here installed or know of anyone using Revgrips on a motorcycle? It is a grip that 'floats' off the bar to relieve arm pump and hand fatigue. I am wondering if they would help in those times I am on the road at higher speeds.

I hope to come here more often and get more involved.

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Relatively new member here. I basically just want to say "Hello there guys" :) I'm from Denmark but I live in the middle of nowhere deep forest Russia now. Almost 10 years. I bought my 2007 Tw200 to get around in the forest shooting videos for my YouTube channel, Survival-Russia. Super tough terrain here. Flat land with lot of mud all year round. I'm looking to do some upgrades on the bike. It's stock, which is good. I bought it about 8 months ago, but I have not been riding it during the winter. Too damn cold for that!
 

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Relatively new member here. I basically just want to say "Hello there guys" :) I'm from Denmark but I live in the middle of nowhere deep forest Russia now. Almost 10 years. I bought my 2007 Tw200 to get around in the forest shooting videos for my YouTube channel, Survival-Russia. Super tough terrain here. Flat land with lot of mud all year round. I'm looking to do some upgrades on the bike. It's stock, which is good. I bought it about 8 months ago, but I have not been riding it during the winter. Too damn cold for that!
I've seen your vids!
 
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Lars its great to have you here. If you need any info help etc just ask in the forum. The guys and gals here are awesome ;)

Many may recall I’ve posted Lars’s stuff here before. He’s top shelf, good people.
 
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Lars its great to have you here. If you need any info help etc just ask in the forum. The guys and gals here are awesome ;)

Many may recall I’ve posted Lars’s stuff here before. He’s top shelf, good people.
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Good day;
I have been lurking for a few weeks, but joined up just today.
I just bought a new 2019 TW200 still held over from last year. I went out riding it around town just now and have a measly 20 miles on the clock now. I have this week off from work, so I plan to add some more miles the next few days!

I've had my street bike licence since 1992. I've never been without a bike of one sort or another since then, but this will be the first dual sport I've owned. Most of my bikes have been sport bikes or standards in the 250-500cc range, with a couple of 650 cruisers in there as well. I've been riding a V-Star 650 for the last five years, and for a while I've felt like it was time to try a small light dualie.
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Ok this is my first post, I picked up a little abused TW with 4500 mil that I am going to set up for mostly trail riding. I'm in the Emmett, Idaho area. I have been browsing the site and the trails and off road adventures and performance and mods are very interesting. I have been waiting on parts to arrive so no rides yet other than around the yard.I looking forward to meeting new folks to trail ride with in my local area. This appears to be a great site with lots of support and information.
 

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Ok this is my first post, I picked up a little abused TW with 4500 mil that I am going to set up for mostly trail riding. I'm in the Emmett, Idaho area. I have been browsing the site and the trails and off road adventures and performance and mods are very interesting. I have been waiting on parts to arrive so no rides yet other than around the yard.I looking forward to meeting new folks to trail ride with in my local area. This appears to be a great site with lots of support and information.
Welcome to the forum!!
 
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