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while in Moab in May, we had the good luck of meeting and riding with Bad Luck ( Bob) he was telling me that he bought his 1987 tw200 from a dealer brand new. he has owned it ever since. is there anyone else who has owned a first year bike for it's whole life and is still riding it? or is Bob #1? 81.JPG
 

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I don't have many compared to a lot of you, only 8000 or so.
8,000 is not a lot but the thing you have going is they are all your miles and few here can say that. I am extremely particular about being number one with a new vehicle. I bought my new 4 runner from my local dealer but the vehicle was at another dealership and swapped. When I went to pick it up it had 160 miles on it because they drove it from the other dealers lot. I was pissed and came real close to not accepting it but negotiated a nice set of Weathertech mats as a consolation. I just have this attitude that those who are not paying the bills do not take care the way I would and I don't want them driving my car or bike.

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Bob, 8000 is the perfect number. There are lots of bikes with 380 miles on them (rusting away in barns and the back of garages). Yours has been exercised adequately to keep it in shape and yet not worn out. Congratulations - its hard to get kudos from this gang.
 

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GaryL and peruano,
My bike did sit for quite a while, but while sitting it was in a nice heated garage. And the miles on it are not all mine. I taught both my kids how to ride on it, and they taught their girlfriends too. It's only after joining the forum that I really became interested in riding it again, and adding some farkles to it. Now I'm anxious to take it out on some longer trails. Does anyone want to ride Lockhart Basin with me? I don't blame you for paying for a new car and getting a used one Gary, I would be pissed too.
I bought my bike back in 87 while my wife went back to Belgium to visit her family with our 6 month old son, and when she returned home a couple months later she wasn't too pleased with me. But since she had a new toy, (the baby) I thought I deserved one too.
 

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while in Moab in May, we had the good luck of meeting and riding with Bad Luck ( Bob) he was telling me that he bought his 1987 tw200 from a dealer brand new. he has owned it ever since. is there anyone else who has owned a first year bike for it's whole life and is still riding it? or is Bob #1? View attachment 108209

Speaking of #1, Bob gave me my first ever Mexican Beer. I hope he wasn't watching, but I really butchered the whole putting in the lemon into the beer bottle thing. I'm pretty sure there is a more graceful way of accomplishing the lemon in the beer trick.:p

It was so nice to meet you Bob and I hope our paths cross again the next time we're in Moab. I'll ride with you anytime. Thanks for guiding us around your neighborhood!
 

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No, but I've spent more time in the saddle than Bob did in his '87. That's got to count for somethin'.:D
Ha! More than 8,000 miles on that 2 X 6 plank they call a seat in the 3 years you owned it? Bet that Major Assburn!

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Congrats on 30 years Bob, 8000 ? Not even broke in yet....:cool:

I've had the 2014 since March 20, 2014 brand new....6500 miles, and many more to go{I hope}: As far as the Ass Burn Seat....gotta say, stock seat and really, with the exception of the 1500 miles Great Lakes Ride, no real problem...:undecided:

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Congrats on 30 years Bob, 8000 ? Not even broke in yet....:cool:

I've had the 2014 since March 20, 2014 brand new....6500 miles, and many more to go{I hope}: As far as the Ass Burn Seat....gotta say, stock seat and really, with the exception of the 1500 miles Great Lakes Ride, no real problem...:undecided:

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May just be my skinny ass and the lack of personal padding on it but I hate that seat.

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My butt has plenty of padding and that #$%^&* stock seat hurt me after about 15 minutes!!!
May just be my skinny ass and the lack of personal padding on it but I hate that seat.

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My butt has plenty of padding and that #$%^&* stock seat hurt me after about 15 minutes!!!
YUP! You buy a brand new TW and there is a list of first farkles we all seem to want to do. A Coleman seat pad, Air cushion or Seat Concept seat. Wider foot pegs, many want better handle bars, better headlight and shorter blinkers. Makes me wonder if Yamaha design specialists ever read our forum.

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I don't think they read anything or we would already have at least 250cc engines and a 6th gear!! :mad:
 

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May just be my skinny ass and the lack of personal padding on it but I hate that seat.

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What the Hell? I have been know to stand up for long stretches while riding....:cheesy:
 

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Speaking of #1, Bob gave me my first ever Mexican Beer. I hope he wasn't watching, but I really butchered the whole putting in the lemon into the beer bottle thing. I'm pretty sure there is a more graceful way of accomplishing the lemon in the beer trick.:p

It was so nice to meet you Bob and I hope our paths cross again the next time we're in Moab. I'll ride with you anytime. Thanks for guiding us around your neighborhood!
Kris you have to start drinking Mexican beer if you ever hope to be the most interesting man in the world! A sixpack or two should do it for you, I will need a few truckloads.
 
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