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Hello everyone. I've been an avid reader of this forum for quite some time and finally registered. I find this site to be very civil and informative. I've been riding motorcycles on and off for the last 30 years and have been bitten by the Tw bug. Most of the mods on my bike are thanks to the info passed on from you folks. The wife wants to know which one of you I can send the bill to. I look forward to being a member of this site and hope I can add something worth while from time to time. Blair
 

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My girlfriend asked the same thing. Lol. Just when you think your done with the mods another "absolutely necessary" part wanders onto the credit card
 

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Welcome aboard! I don't know what our wives are talking about. If that's your bike, looks to me like you only have the essential, bare minimum upgrades on that thing.
 

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I try to tell her that all the changes I've done so far are for my safety and comfort. Don't know how I'm going to explain the future machine gun mounted on the handlebars though.
 

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Welcome to the addiction.



Ask your Wife if she has any idea how expensive it is to own an F1 racing team . . . the TW is a bargan !



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I shall long remember a T-dubber walking across the lawn dragging his gear, refusing to make eye contact, and quietly mumbling,

"Got to go Ridin." And he would come back healed, for a quart or two of gas. Computes.
 

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Actually most of the changes I've done to the bike are homemade. I'm too cheap to pay retail prices for most things in Canada, which appear to be twice what you fellows pay in the States. One exception was for the kick starter parts and pieces, just shy of $400. When I figure out how to post photos I send some along. As far as the cost of drinking goes, the wife will never know as long as I keep drinking in the closet with all the lights off, where things like that should be done
 

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I believe I have learned how to download photos from photobucket, we'll see. Here are some pics of my bike and some of the changes I've made so far.


The rack, seat cover,skid plate and foot pegs are homemade.



The skid plate is made out of 12ga steel, the pegs are added on to the stock ones.



55 tooth and the stock 50 tooth with an o-ring chain.



The windshield is a used National Cycle that I got cheap and modified it to fit, makes a huge difference in the colder weather.



I've put 4000 kms on the bike since April of this year, mostly on logging roads and bush trails and I still get a grin on my face every time I take it out.
 

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I must have used up all my brain power trying to make sure the photos turned out. I probably should have posted the pics under Performance and Customization.
 

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I must have used up all my brain power trying to make sure the photos turned out. I probably should have posted the pics under Performance and Customization.


Wow! You're pretty handy; it looks great! What case are you using on the back? You could just start a new post outlining your modifications.
 

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Wow! You're pretty handy; it looks great! What case are you using on the back? You could just start a new post outlining your modifications.
Thanks B-dub. The Pelican case is a 1520. It bolts onto the rack and can be removed quite easily when I don't need it. It is water and dust proof which is important here on the Island, we get our fair share of rain. I did'nt really realize how many things I've changed on the bike until I sat down to make a list. The wife calls it not being able to leave well enough alone, not handy.

 
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