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I'll hand it to you,



That XTW250 concept has some real appeal - but the goofy yellow has GOT to go!



Something in a gray, sage, or desert tan would go a long way towards making it look like a serious motorcycle instead of a, well, flashlight.
 

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Funny.



The part of me that liked Tonka toys as a kid likes that color yellow.
 

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I'll hand it to you,



That XTW250 concept has some real appeal - but the goofy yellow has GOT to go!



Something in a gray, sage, or desert tan would go a long way towards making it look like a serious motorcycle instead of a, well, flashlight.


If you do some searching they make a green and red one. I like that it has two built in AC outlets
 

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Huh. A skid plate that doubles as a shovel. Good outside the box thinking.
 

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Huh. A skid plate that doubles as a shovel. Good outside the box thinking.
Double duty - a weak and floppy skid plate, and a crappy short handled shovel. What a deal!




Actually there are some features that could easily be adapted to the TW. Check it out.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oBsmTcZT-A



They mount an electric fan on the engine cowl to cool it as you let it idle in camp to provide 110v power via the two ports (yes 110 ac not 12v dc). That might be an idea for additional slow travel cooling on the TW - assuming the low output charging system could handle it. Also, those yellow doughnuts on the side covers are actually soft plastic guards that are not a bad idea. The rack is kind of like a CycleRack on steroids - getting my welder out and making something like it myself.
 

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We already beat up on that poor bike in a couple of old threads on here. Thanks for the "Big Bird" reference. It's been driving me nuts trying to remember where I'd seen that face before.
 

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I still say that shovel is the dumbest thing. If the bike is in deep enough you need a shovel, guess where the damn thing is.
 

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^ I would think the shovel is for emergency trail repair and fire pits. If your bike is buried, get off it, take a pic, and pull it out.



I do get your point though, every time I see a jeep with a Hi-Lift jack attached to a low point on a bumper I think to myself, "Really?"
 

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^ I would think the shovel is for emergency trail repair and fire pits. If your bike is buried, get off it, take a pic, and pull it out.



I do get your point though, every time I see a jeep with a Hi-Lift jack attached to a low point on a bumper I think to myself, "Really?"


Agreed on the mounting location of recovery equipment, here's my High-Hi-Lift!



 

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Double duty - a weak and floppy skid plate, and a crappy short handled shovel. What a deal!




Actually there are some features that could easily be adapted to the TW. Check it out.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oBsmTcZT-A



They mount an electric fan on the engine cowl to cool it as you let it idle in camp to provide 110v power via the two ports (yes 110 ac not 12v dc). That might be an idea for additional slow travel cooling on the TW - assuming the low output charging system could handle it. Also, those yellow doughnuts on the side covers are actually soft plastic guards that are not a bad idea. The rack is kind of like a CycleRack on steroids - getting my welder out and making something like it myself.




Short handled or not,if you need a shovel, it's there.Military folding shovels work quite well also.
 

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Short handled or not,if you need a shovel, it's there.Military folding shovels work quite well also.
Agreed! It would be nice to have an entrenching tool handy to dig out your buried machine enough to get to your bottom mounted shovel - handy.
 
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