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Hello ,
I bought my TeeDub here in Beirut, Lebanon from an idiot of a dealer who registered it as a 200cc bike from 1996.
After some research I felt like it's more of a 125 especially since it's slow as hell especially uphill, and looks like a 125 if you google image search TW125 ...

Can you help me using the clues I'll post?

Chassis number is DG07J-002316
Engine number is G315E-002303

My main use for it is touring up mountains and such. Will a 125 take a beating?

Is it a 125 to begin with?
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Looks like a 125 to me.... Of course it will take a beating, it's a TW! :p
How can you know besides looks? Or was this exact look only made with 125 cc Engines?

When I say take a beating , I mean long steep hills . I know it's not a speed bike but it already has 20.000 Km's under the belt although I service it regularly and changed oils and all.
 

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That thing is SHARP looking! That rack looks interesting too. I would ride that all day long.


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Isn't it stamped on the engine somewhere? I think ours say 196cc somewhere, try looking all around.
 

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Thank you Dryden!
I am currently on vacation and already do ride it all day long , which saddens me that I was ripped off and sold a 125 for 1700$, before registration and some fixes... It's a hassle on hills and Lebanon is mountainous for the most part...

Would you tour on it?
 

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Isn't it stamped on the engine somewhere? I think ours say 196cc somewhere, try looking all around.
Looked around and found nothing besides the photos posted here and the serial number or VIN (I'm a noob...)
The side of the engine says 1000 Cm3 but I doubt that's related... or is it?
 

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No, that's the amount of oil to add when changing it.
Maybe I'm wrong, but I am almost 99.999 percent sure I saw a stamped 196cc on mine somewhere. Anyone else see that on their bikes???
 

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Are the beloved TW's hard to find in Beirut ? I'm not sure how steep your hills are but my TW 200 has 14/45 sprockets and it runs steep hills very well. What sprockets are you running?
 

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Hey folks...what's that guys name over in the UK who had the 125cc with all the excellent videos? Taison would enjoy watching those.... The guy really tears it up with his 125, you would be impressed.

O and welcome to the forum Taison!! ;)
 

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People tour all over Europe on mopeds so why not. That rear sprocket looks small to me. Maybe a gearing change would help on the hills?


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Are the beloved TW's hard to find in Beirut ? I'm not sure how steep your hills are but my TW 200 has 14/45 sprockets and it runs steep hills very well. What sprockets are you running?
Hey Top Predator!

Yes they kind of are, problem is , they're not really into these types of bikes here especially at that price point . I mean , most people own scooters (50cc Jog types) , the ones with better incomes own stuff like Bajaj Pulsar or similar 250 cc bikes, and then you have an array of Harley's, Shadow's , Guzzi's , Triumph's for the better off...

Dual sport doesn't have a market here because of the constant traffic , people go with those mopeds mostly and the bigger ones for commuting since driving here is insane and you need a big bike to be seen on the road.
I don't know about the Sprockets though , again , just an enthusiast not an expert, more on the newbie side . How can I check?
 

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Are the beloved TW's hard to find in Beirut ? I'm not sure how steep your hills are but my TW 200 has 14/45 sprockets and it runs steep hills very well. What sprockets are you running?
Hey !! Yes they are as they're not that well-known , they didn't import much bikes straight after the war in 1990 , only until the early 2000's did they start really getting stuff here and mostly cheap Jog type scooters (50cc) ,

There may only be around 50 of them nationwide... but then again , Lebanon is a tiny country...

For the Sprockets, I don't quite know what those are but I'll check and get back to you on that . How can I know?
 

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Hey Top Predator!

Yes they kind of are, problem is , they're not really into these types of bikes here especially at that price point . I mean , most people own scooters (50cc Jog types) , the ones with better incomes own stuff like Bajaj Pulsar or similar 250 cc bikes, and then you have an array of Harley's, Shadow's , Guzzi's , Triumph's for the better off...

Dual sport doesn't have a market here because of the constant traffic , people go with those mopeds mostly and the bigger ones for commuting since driving here is insane and you need a big bike to be seen on the road.
I don't know about the Sprockets though , again , just an enthusiast not an expert, more on the newbie side . How can I check?
Count the teeth if you don't see the number stamped on the sprocket. this forum has all the answers you will need to enjoy your TW. Plus a bunch of cool guys.
 

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Hey !! Yes they are as they're not that well-known , they didn't import much bikes straight after the war in 1990 , only until the early 2000's did they start really getting stuff here and mostly cheap Jog type scooters (50cc) ,

There may only be around 50 of them nationwide... but then again , Lebanon is a tiny country...

For the Sprockets, I don't quite know what those are but I'll check and get back to you on that . How can I know?
Count how many teeth are on the back sprocket. The part the chain wraps around on the rear tire.


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