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The deal on the 2016 TW fell through today. No biggie, but a new deal came along. I found a BW200 I'm going to look at it tomorrow.

I was wondering if those that had them could comment on the gearing and their ability to climb hills slowly, traction etc... Also is the seat height low enough for this purpose? Last question, is the jack shaft and is bearings etc a concern? Do they wear, are parts available?

Would you buy another? Are they fun and worth having for woods riding?

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I should have titled this thread general BW200 questions.. LT?

Also, can anyone with first hand experiance with a bw200 comment on how they handle etc. I could tear up this trail on a TW but this guy looks to be having a tough time:
 

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They sure look like fun in the snow!
 

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Hi Jeeper,

Sorry I can't answer most of your questions but for what it's worth, here are some pics of the one that I had a few years ago. They are geared significantly lower than a TW and those beach ball tires are much softer than a TW's. I only rode it around the neighborhood a few times before flipping it after deciding that I didn't really have much use for an off-road only bike.

I have more pics if you want additional details of these bikes.

Brian

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Thanks Brian. Those pics will help me get ready for tomorrow and what to look at on it.

Check out this rock wall climb these guys did. They don't sound like young guys either. Good tube channel. New Zealand I think.

 

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Mine had a surprising amount of rust in the jackshaft and sprocket area and I don't think that the sprockets or chains had ever been changed or even adjusted. I would look pretty closely in that area to see how well it has been maintained. The engine is essentially the same as a TW except that it has a decompression release tied into the kicker and a single pull carb. Mine was a 1986 and also had an electric starter. It was a fun bike to ride.

Best of luck!
 

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Surprised those guys are doing such a ride wearing shorts.
BW is such a cool little machine. We can't register for the street in NY so it is reduced to big mini-bike status for us.
 

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I have three of them and love them! If you can stay on it they will climb like a mountain goat.
The lower seat makes this much easier on you along with the low first gear. Only thing that I found hard on them is long sandy climbs where more power would be nice. The 200 is more easy to move around than its bigger brother 350 for tight trail stuff. I take mine all over and love every minute.
 

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