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I bought my wife a 1988 Smurf edition of the TW200 back in 2004, she rode it a few times and then it sat neglected in the garage for years. Here's a shot of Donna and her T-Dub, my DRZ in the back ground.





I don't know why but about a month ago I drug the old T-Dub out from behind one of the other bikes that has also been sitting for a long time and tried to fire it up, yeah right. The carb was completely filled with hardened varnish and gooy slime from gas gone bad years ago. I had a heck of a time getting the carb out and even more fun getting it back in place but it now runs and runs quite well. As luck would have it a good friend of mine had a family member who still lives in eastern Europe fall on very hard times and he needed cash right now to help out. So many of his toys went up for sale one of them a 2010 T-Dub that he has just bought in March of 2012, when I bought the bike it only had 39.7 miles on it, I paid $2,000.00 for it.













So now that I have two of these critters perhaps Donna will want to go riding with me every now and then, like we did in the past.



I am one of those fools who wastes his money on motorcycles, I am down to 8 maybe 7 of the darn things I lose count from time to time. I have ordered the kick starter kit and will when I get it make and post to my photo web page a detailed step by step series of photos with commentary describing the process. I did this when I installed the kick starter on my DRZ400S, that gallery is referenced on many web sites to include ADV-Rider and Thumper Talk, it gets MANY views and comments even after all these years, I am hoping the one I do for the TW200 will be as well received. I have enjoyed reading and learning from this list and hope to contribute in the future.
 

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Hi Mr. Cob,



Welcome, from one old fart to another.



Like you, I have a rotating assortment of 7-10 bikes at any given time. My current mix includes a couple of TW's and a DRZ400SM. Within the past few months I put kickers on both a TW and the DRZ. It was probably your guide that I followed for the DRZ, so I'd like to thank you for your efforts putting that together - much clearer and easier than trying to follow the instructions that came with the kit.



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Hi Mr. Cob,



Welcome, from one old fart to another.



Like you, I have a rotating assortment of 7-10 bikes at any given time. My current mix includes a couple of TW's and a DRZ400SM. Within the past few months I put kickers on both a TW and the DRZ. It was probably your guide that I followed for the DRZ, so I'd like to thank you for your efforts putting that together - much clearer and easier than trying to follow the instructions that came with the kit.



Brian


Howdy Brain,



Thanks for your comment on the DRZ kicker install. Maybe you can help me out or direct me to someone who could, I would like to use as my avitor the same photo I use on all the other lists I am a member of but being a complete and total computer idiot I can't figure out how its done. I have the photo stored in one of the galleries on my photo web site, but for some reason when I paste that url into the box on the profile page I get a pink error message saying that that type of photo can't be used. As I said, I am clueless when it comes to this type of thing.
 

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Sorry Cob, but you are asking the wrong guy. I was able to get an avatar loaded, but as I remember it was more by accident than by skill. I'll have to defer this question to someone who is more tech savvy than I am.
 

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Welcome to the forum! The new TW looks like a heck of a deal. I remember when my used '07 had 2700 miles on it and felt "new" to me.



Should be good motivation to get you two out for some rides!
 

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That's a heck of a deal.................. I guess I'm the only sucker on this site that bought two new ones together and really didn't make such a good deal.............. Oh well.. We still love them. I hope you can get your wife interested now... OMM.
 

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Welcome! Nice bikes. What photo web site are you using? Paste the URL for your picture into a message so we can see the format of the picture, then we may be able to help you.
 

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2010 for $2000! Well done sir!
 

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Welcome! Nice bikes. What photo web site are you using? Paste the URL for your picture into a message so we can see the format of the picture, then we may be able to help you.


Howdy B-dub,



I have been using "Smugmug" for years, in my mind the best photo hosting site there is, yes it costs a few bucks but it works and when folks look at yuour photos they are NOT bombarded by ads scrolling across the screen and all the other stuff that comes with so called free sites. Here's the actual photo, already sized to be an avitor.







and here's the url for that photo.



http://mr-cob.smugmu...=182810&k=ttXEA



Any help given to get my rabid Wolf photo as my avitor on this list will be greatly appreciated, thanks.
 

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2010 for $2000! Well done sir!


Howdy PalmStateCrawler,



It was one of those deals that if I didn't take advantage of it someone else would have, my friend needed the money fast and offered the bike to me for the same price the dealer he had bought it from offered to buy it back for, so I took the deal. Its sad to see folks especially friends find themselves in such situations but it happens.
 

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Which other motorcycles do you own? I'm always interested in the unique moto-tastes of fellow T-dubbers. My other bikes are in my signature line. And yea that's a heck of a deal on that TW. You could turn around and sell it straight away and make an easy five hundred to a thousand bucks.
 

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Mr. Cob, Welcome, but I must inform you that no animal photos are allowed on this site. No exceptions. Tom
 

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Howdy, Mr. Cob. Looks like you've got the exact same truck, right down to the Buckstop bumper!





The trailer holds the 2 Tdubs:





For the lovely Mrs. Trip and myself...this one is in Big Bend National Park last February





Show these to the Missus and all the fun you'll be havin!!!
 

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Howdy B-dub,



I have been using "Smugmug" for years, in my mind the best photo hosting site there is, yes it costs a few bucks but it works and when folks look at yuour photos they are NOT bombarded by ads scrolling across the screen and all the other stuff that comes with so called free sites. Here's the actual photo, already sized to be an avitor.







and here's the url for that photo.



http://mr-cob.smugmu...=182810&k=ttXEA



Any help given to get my rabid Wolf photo as my avitor on this list will be greatly appreciated, thanks.


On the avatar panel delete the stuff already in the URL locator for the avatar and insert this http://mr-cob.smugmug.com/Other/todays-photos/8638030swolf/182810_ttXEA-Th-1.jpg Click on the link to get the entire address, if necessary. It will be in the address window of your browser.
 

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Howdy, Mr. Cob. Looks like you've got the exact same truck, right down to the Buckstop bumper!





The trailer holds the 2 Tdubs:





For the lovely Mrs. Trip and myself...this one is in Big Bend National Park last February





Show these to the Missus and all the fun you'll be havin!!!


Howdy Rhodetrip,



Yup our setups are nearly the same, your truck is a 2nd gen, mines a 3rd gen but it looks like the same color and its a dually. Here's what I used to use for hauling the toys, I just sold the camper a couple of days ago and am now thinking about selling this trailer as I am now using a large toy a hauler.





I'll give it a year, if in that time the Mrs. doesn't ride the ole T-Dub enough to justify its taking up space in the garage I'll both the old and the new one, gotta thin the herd every now and then but I am hoping she'll get back into easy forest service road riding again we used to enjoy the occasional day in the mountains together.
 

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Mr. Cob, Welcome, but I must inform you that no animal photos are allowed on this site. No exceptions. Tom


Howdy Tom,



No photos of animals, that means I can't post any of myself, some folks say I ain't human.
 

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One more question and then I should be setup on this list, in the "settings" I have checked that I want to have an email sent to me when a thread that I am subscribed to is replied to, so far I haven't gotten any emails, is this something that takes a while to happen or did I some how screw it up? Thanks for any help you folks can offer.
 

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Howdy All,



One more question and then I should be setup on this list, in the "settings" I have checked that I want to have an email sent to me when a thread that I am subscribed to is replied to, so far I haven't gotten any emails, is this something that takes a while to happen or did I some how screw it up? Thanks for any help you folks can offer.


Did you check your spam folder?
 
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