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Thought I'd post and intro, my interest in Tw's started about five years ago when a fellow officer allowed me to trade off-road rides under one condition. After I was done, He wanted it back, that I'd have to figure a way to buy my own...



Now, I ain't no light-weight! To get right to it I fell in love with the neat little motorbike within about ten minutes of riding the dern thing! It's hard to describe in just a few words, I own two Jeeps, (TJ, JK) and a Ranger Rzr. At the time I was riding a Polaris 600 Sportsmen when we did the two hour exchange. Well, you know what? I never forgot that two hour ride. It made no difference that I owned a Rzr, it just wasn't the same, night and day. My wife couldn't understand my wants, she has blasted me pretty good for wanting something different all the time. (And she's right you know)



So? As the story goes, I saved over a period of years bits and pieces of my weekly allowance and now have enough to pay cash for a used TW. Its really tough to save, my interests are many and varied as the wind that blows my way. But mostly all having to do with the great outdoors. Photography, then of course my Jeep habit, and my fetish towards mainlining Ham Radio equip.



Currently its a serious choice. A much needed lens for my camera, or actually go for the TW. A choice I must make.



Getting back to the TW, I believe honestly it is the simplicity of the bike itself! It immediately took me back to my youth 40 something years ago. Nothing fancy, no frilly this and thats, no suspension so high I have to mount the damned thing from the bumper of a pickup truck! No special riding uniform to adorn this middle aged body. For I could care less personally. I like simple things that work and do the job effectively without frills. In my yut I grew up with mini-bikes, Honda 90's 110's Kawasaki 120 trail all the way up to the big bores. Six on-road cycle accidents and untold amounts of off-road follies are no stranger to this adventure seeker. Although physically I am not the same, the short bike allows me the mule-like tinker about I miss so much from my years exploring the backwoods as I once did.



Probably for me anyway, is the duel capability of the machine. Riding around in national parks and national Monuments are perfectly okay as it is a licensed for the road motorcycle. My friends and I have had some very serious issues in past years thanks to Forest Service personnel over dirt roads they claim are main access roads, meaning only licensed vehicles only, not OHV. I believe some honestly do not like ATV/UTV's here in California period. Believe me when I say, as a retired lawmen, myself and other like individuals have had some serious go rounds with the various women and men in the little green trucks. I suppose that could be a topic for another day.



As you'll soon learn, I don't mind at all expressing myself openly, as for years I could not do this for political reasons. None of those come into play with me anymore.



Free-at-Last!



Cheers!





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Welcome and hello, fellow TWer. If you jeep you must frequent the jeep forums, which means you should understand my next statement:

No TW photos? Didn't happen.


Come on share some photos with us...please....
 

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No TW yet guys! As I explained in my intro post I am-ah-lookin' right now for a deal on two wheels! Yee! Haaaah!





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Oops, got excited for ya and forgot you don't have one yet!
Hopefully you will soon!
 

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Welcome to our little zoo. You planning to go new or used on your TW purchase?



There are enough of us in Cali to either locate one for ya or do recon on one before you make a long drive.
 

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Used of course? I saw where this years model jumped up in MSRP then to add additional a $495 setup fee, state tax tire recycling fees and so on. Actually I have my eye on a TW right here in y-alls forum! But the fella selling it seems to have a wonderful and adventuresome way of life so... I must await his eventual return to a more cultured citified life before any hands-on demonstrations. Until then, this retired guy thinks he'll just have to remove his hard top on his Jeep, install the Safari doors and live with that for awhile.



Oh? Darn...





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A man after my own (cheap) heart.



In what general area are you located?
 

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A man after my own (cheap) heart.



In what general area are you located?


I be located in B-Town, just West of you. Kern County? Land of the Meral Haggard and Buck Owns Dwight Yokem "I left my heart in Oildale" and "My Daddies Guitar at the Jailhouse"



"I'd drive my ol' truck but its broke down... you know the story? Shotguns, pickup trucks, John Deer, mixed with Much of Mexico as a blender. The boiling pot of California!





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