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Hello all - I am proud to say I just bought StageWex's TW!
It wasn't just the mint condition he kept the bike in that convinced me I was making the right decision - but actually his detailed write ups on this forum that let me know I was buying a bike from the right guy!

More news and pics soon!

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Stagewex keeps all of his bikes in great condition. I've ridden alongside that TW and can tell you it runs great.

And I'm not just a riding buddy!
Noooo!
I'm also an owner of one of his meticulously kept machines.

Plus, he is an all around great guy.

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Yeah - I really enjoyed spending time with him yesterday - I have a feeling he will continue to be a great resource

thanks for the warm welcome!
 

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WTF? I get no credit at all. Stagewex bought his TW from me and to his credit he rode it and took great care of it. I sent Mike a pic I have on my phone but can't get it on here.

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WTF? I get no credit at all. Stagewex bought his TW from me and to his credit he rode it and took great care of it. I sent Mike a pic I have on my phone but can't get it on here.

GaryL
Wow!
I forgot he bought it from you.
This is really keeping it in the "Family", huh?

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Yes Gary. You get the credit for turning me on to this great bike and the subsequint woods bikes I have bought and rode since then. I just made it better and more practical than Yamaha could ever do. They would not make a buck adding all the jazz on this baby. But that was part of the fun owning it.

Gary as my TDub Guru (pictured below), on July 31, 2016. Still have all the tire and other mechanical advice he gave me written in my TW folder including "get yourself a kickstarter kit". That'll all go to Capt. Trevor, installed of course.

A few months after buying from him and deep in the woods I was riding with some friends. He stalled out in deep water, shorted out his battery and got water in the air cleaner.
With the ignition off and pulling the sparkplug he kicked the engine dry, layed the bike over and drained the water out of the air box, key-on and kicked it over.
I arranged to buy the kick-starter kit as soon as I got home (from Gary BTW who had a few of them).
I believe as full kit form they are kinda rare nowadays though you can still source all the parts separately. A good investment for those of you getting lost in the trees.
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Me that same day though 40lbs heavier than I am now. Losing that weight might have been the best "performance mod" (that term always gives me a giggle on this Forum) I ever made. Bike is a lot faster now, HaHa.
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Gary has some really beautiful forest and riding land around where he lives. It was definitely worth the 100 mile drive to go get the TDub that fine July day. I took a short test ride into the woods but he warned me about a bear family that lives nearby. Needless to say I didn't stay in the woods very long. Just enough to snap this picture and skedaddle out of there:
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Check out the original lollipop turn signals. Same ones on the 2020 TW's, WR250's, YZ's.
Somebody's son-in-law at Yamaha must own the turn signal factory?
 

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Left to goto her new home yesterday/last night. She'll be well taken care of.
Bye-Bye Baby Blue:

 

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Stagewex - you did tell me you got her from GaryL to begin with - Gary I’m sorry I forgot you mention you - it would not have been possible without you
I took her for a short ride today and loved every minute of it
I plan on oil change, clean and oil air filter , new plug and a wash and detail tonorrow
Here is a pic the nite she made it home to my garage
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Not sure how much more "Detailing" you can do unless with Q-tips after having been in Mikes possession these past few years. I agree with the oil and filter change but would bet if you contact Mike it is right up to spec right now. The more important issue facing you will be to keep that ethanol fuel out of it so you are not chasing carb issues constantly.
I bought that TW along with it's sister XT225 from singer Gavin DeGraw. The TW had 94 miles and the XT had 75 miles, both were ridden by him and his then GF just one weekend before he hit the big time and took off for Nashville. That creep said he had the titles but could not find them so I sent him the forms and money to request duplicate "Lost Titles" from NY and he cashed my check and never did apply for them, Too Busy to bother! I even went to the local dealer he bought them from and could not get that mess fixed here in NY. Vermont registered them through the mail with no issues at all. What started as a good deal turned into an ordeal by the time I had them legally registered and it took a full year. My wife did hire him to perform at her casino during this time but never hired him and his band again.
You got a sweet bike so just enjoy it. I have always loved the colors of the 2006 and the 2014 TWs the best. The seat concept cover came from member Placerload and was the very best add on I did to it.

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GaryL - cool story about the history of the bike - can't believe he stiffed you on the paperwork.
Your path to getting the title adds even more value to this bike as I can only imagine how much that sucked.
I'm sure between your ownership and Mikes - this bike has been incredibly well maintained and all upgrades/mods thoroughly thought out and well performed.
I'm sure the oil is fine - Mike said he did it recently and I'm good for 1000 miles - but I like to do this stuff when I get a new piece of equipment
The new seat is awesome very comfortable, incredibly well made and the blue contrast stitching looks really cool. I also love the colors of the bike. I am looking at a protective riding jacket to match actually
I'm sure I could look this up on this forum but I was wondering when the wheels changed from bare aluminum to the black...

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If I didn'tknow and completely trust Stagewex I too would be DIY on the oil and filter now. He is just as annal as you and me but oil is cheap insurance and please just clean the correct oil filter I am sure he has in it.
I never did find a "Matching" protective jacket but just today I put the one I did buy in the cedar chest. Super heavy black leather in size 46 but way to heavy and warm for riding during the fair weather I ever rode in these past few years. I still have a nice Nylon one with all the protective pads that is much cooler for spring, summer and fall but it has Honda on the back.

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Hey Gary - I’m a tad smaller than you - wearing more of a size 40 jacket myself ...
It’s funny I originally anticipated using disposable “paper” oil filter elements - but Mike talked me out of it and gave me a spare screen filter so I will be using and cleaning those , continuing the tradition
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Hello CapTrev! Welcome to the deep end of TDUB madness! That bike is equipped! So it just needs ADVENTURES!
 
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