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I’ve tried mounting my loaded DR650 that way before,I’m just not damn bendy anymore 😂 View attachment 233447
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Mine came with an extra set of wheels with knobby tires, just wearing out the DS tire set first. Seeing yours makes me want to go ahead and mount them.

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Thx Speedy,like I said earlier I’m fairly new to ADV style of riding (dirt/off-road guy) but so far having a blast tooling around backroads and avoiding highways as much as possible. I’ve got low pegs and tall seat on it,thing is def all day/multi day comfortable. That pic was taken right after I prepped the DR for Smokey Mountain 500 adventure route ride. Hotel to hotel for 5 days. I’ve also got a KTM 500exc-f setup for ultra lightweight ADV riding,it too has low pegs and tall seat. A lot more exciting to to ride than the DR but not near as comfortable.
I could envision doing something like that on a TW if my knees aren’t to bent up on a TW?? I’m just gonna have to keep my eyes peeled for one at an organized adv ride and bum a test
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Thx Speedy,like I said earlier I’m fairly new to ADV style of riding (dirt/off-road guy) but so far having a blast tooling around backroads and avoiding highways as much as possible. I’ve got low pegs and tall seat on it,thing is def all day/multi day comfortable. That pic was taken right after I prepped the DR for Smokey Mountain 500 adventure route ride. Hotel to hotel for 5 days. I’ve also got a KTM 500exc-f setup for ultra lightweight ADV riding,it too has low pegs and tall seat. A lot more exciting to to ride than the DR but not near as comfortable.
I could envision doing something like that on a TW if my knees aren’t to bent up on a TW?? I’m just gonna have to keep my eyes peeled for one at an organized adv ride and bum a test View attachment 233481
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I’ve currently got a 500 exc-f, a drz400s, and a TW in the garage. I started with the TW, and I foresee sticking with it the longest. My favorite rides are light ADV with a healthy dose of real offroad riding, and all of my bikes are very much modified in this direction. I have to say the TW does a damn fine job on it’s end of the spectrum. I got a set of racks and soft bags from a guy here on the site and have done some really fun trips on my TW. I think a rackless setup would be even better.

If you’re worried about being scrunched up, I’ll say that you are definitely going to need to do some mods. The bike is small in stock form, and it sounds like you will definitely need to find a way to stretch it out. While that’s not good news on the cockpit ergos, it’s great news for getting your leg over it. It’s so easy to get a leg over compared to my other two bikes, which, like your bikes, are VERY tall. But yeah the kickstand is not the lightweight, bendable kind on a KTM. You can definitely use the pegs. I’m a very average height at 5’11, for reference.

On the topic of different tools for different jobs, if I had to choose only one bike to keep in my garage right now, it would probably be the DRZ. Fortunately I don’t have to do that, so it’s funny that means my DRZ is sort of for sale (I’ve made my mind up to sell it, just haven’t tried very hard). I just don’t use it because the KTM and TW are both so good at what they do and the DRZ is so okay at everything.

I’ve also got a whole group of riders here that have recently gotten TW’s, and I’m most excited about getting out on some rides soon with those guys after some life stuff keeping me off the bikes the last 6 months or so. I would have thought the KTM would be calling me more. If you’ve got friends with little bikes, don’t hesitate. Get the TW and bend it to your needs. Hopefully it’s easier to find one now?
 

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Thx Sierra,exactly the kinda feedback I was looking for. I’m still on the fence about just going out and buying one without a test ride?? I need to be patient and wait till I meet someone that actually owns one I can test ride for a bit. I personally don’t see myself getting rid of my 500 or 650,just adding another one to the stable.
 

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Highly advised to ride one before getting excited. Huge step down from a KTM. The TW awesome for what it is, a trail bike. But it’s carburated and not designed for high speed. There are limited options for suspension improvement. It’s fun to ride a slow bike hard but sometimes it gets old, especially if you’ve the chops for something better equipped. The Honda Monkey being one alternative if slow is desire, it’s 125 but at least fuel injected and much support aftermarket. The TW market still hot, can’t lose to try one.
 
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