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Hi every one, I have just recently picked up a 1990 tw 200 with 3100 miles on it I am calling it the teal wonder! I am stoked to ditch my truck and drive the bike every where,



As for adventure trips what, is longest distance people have been doing with the TW. I have friends who have doubts of where and how long of a distance it can go. with out blowing up. he has a BMW Dakar with more power so trying to settle a bit of a argument.



Canada to South America ? can it happen



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Rory
 

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I did an one hundred mile off-road ride (actually it was a dual sport, but more off than on-road) last year. It took us one day. The bike never missed a beat. I know 100 miles is a drop in the bucket compared to a Canada so S. America run but it could do it. The TW works. Its a good bike. Know its limits and exploit them.
 

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Theb wife and I did one trip of just under 2,000 miles. Furhest we've ridden them so far.



Ronnydog and I did Iron Butt Saddlesore 1000's on them. 1,000 miles have to be completed in under 24 hours. We did it at W.O.T in 100 degree heat. They never missed a beat.



I'd leave to go around the world on it tomrrow. About the only concern I'd have would be the slim availability of rear tires in some of the more remote parts of the planet.
 

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Longest day ride I've done on a TW is 255 miles, I'm going on a 500 mile ride next month. I'd ride one anywhere, the TW can do it if you can.
 

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My friend Darryll and I rode to Georgetown, CA and back in two days. With a lot of side trips and exploring the total mileage was right at 450.
 

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just the other day i did nearly 180 miles.... i know of 7 others with similar mileage for the day.



i've driven south america to san diego.... the tw could have handled it all with aplomb!
 

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San Diego to San Francisco many times. (when I was much younger)

570 miles one way, one day.
 

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2200 miles in 12days. I'd take it anywhere without hesitation
 

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A friend and i did a 1600 miles trip in 5 days. We road grom indiana to the red river gorge in WV then to the blue ridge pkwy down to deals gaps then home. Oh i road it on interstate 75 from Knoxville TN to Franklin IN. 335miles of I-75. I ran a 15/47 sprocket ratio for that trip since it was mostly pavement. My buddy was on a klr and when we got on the interstate he stayed back a little ways. He thought for sure he would see a poof of black smoke and a dead TW. He was impressed that it could run 64-70mph for that long and not scatter.
 

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I put over 7000 klms on my 03 last year without any problems other than the infamous base gasket leak.

My brother-in-law and I have a 4000 plus klm trip planned this summer from here in NS through New Brunswick,Quebec,Labrador and NFLD and back home.

I have absolute confidence the two little TW's will make the trip without a hitch.I am more worried about my old bones than the bike.
These little engines are tried and true tough.Keep them well maintained with frequent oil changes and valve checks and they will suprise you with their reliability.



Have your friend read this post from r80rt:





A friend sent me this today, I thought I'd share it.



Lightweight Motorcycle Travel:



Riding a bike long distances in a manner familiar to our dusty predecessors.

Meaning relatively simple equipment and just enough horsepower to get the job done.

It means crossing state lines on far less than a 500cc worth of propulsion.

It means riding for the sake of riding---almost anything--without worrying about 'keeping up appearances' or having the latest and greatest.

It means going places they haven't. It means having a certain amount of grit, ingenuity, and self-reliance.

It means doing things that some folks sneer at. It means going places they haven't.

It means refining a personal system of travel based on hard experience. It means having a twinkle in your eye. It means being the Gasoline Stranger.

All the 'in front of the bar' posing in the world on a chrome-encrusted-what-have-you, is a sad substitute for surveying a vista you've never seen, or even fixing a decrepit bike in a rainy ditch with a strange creek nearby. Or having to wait overnight for the only gas station to open because it closed at five 5PM.

Lightweight unsupported motorcycle travel means riding a 13 horsepower, 280 pound motorcycle, on a multi-day road trip, without a supply vehicle following behind.

Motorcycles like this encourage a routing bias toward Dirt roads, and two-lane secondary roads when neccessary. In addition to matching their speed capability better, back roads provide a more interesting mile by mile riding environment.
 

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You guys are amazing.....................................PERIOD.......................... The more I read from this site the more the mighty dub impresses me. I'm sure you guys with the long trips had them just packed full.. I've never had a long trip on the dub but I've traveled 2,000 miles in 5 days before on a 750 yammie.... Ya know I'm retired now, maybe it's time for a long trip on the dubs.......... OMM.
 

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Lightweight unsupported motorcycle travel means riding a 13 horsepower, 280 pound motorcycle, on a multi-day road trip, without a supply vehicle following behind.

Motorcycles like this encourage a routing bias toward Dirt roads, and two-lane secondary roads when neccessary. In addition to matching their speed capability better, back roads provide a more interesting mile by mile riding environment.


come to think of it, i rode my bicycle 2000 miles in 36 days down the west coast british colombia to baja california.... 13hp sounds like a porsche!
 

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Thanks for all the Info! well it seems like If you have gas, and drive for adventure you can go any where, maybe a mod to gears a bit but that is easy, and some racks and things you would be good to go.
 

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I did 400 miles this past Friday and Saturday, longest I've riddent on TW so far. It looks like I'll be riding closer to 500 this Saturday and Sunday. I've owned and ridden other bikes, I love this one.
 

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We routinely do 200-250 mile days around here riding back roads, dirt roads and trails. They never miss a beat.
 

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I don't understand why people think the T-DUB is NOT a motorcycle, and just a mini-bike! I hear it all the time too. I can't wait to prove these people wrong! I work with a person who rides several bikes, and said the TW200 is not suitable for anything but riding around the yard. I don't get it!
 

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In a word, "Koolaid".
 

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Omm (and all the rest of you'alls). If lizardbreath can ride his bike from SoCal to my house in New Mexico for his honeymoon, the rest of you can make it being retired, nerdowells with little to do. I'll buy a beer for anyone who shows up with more than 24 hours notice and probably burn a steak as well. BTW you have to be on a TW. Tom
 

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Can do any trip really. Canada to Argentina is easily within the bike's capability.



we've done a few 2000+ mile trips here in Australia.



There's only one sure way to find out.....
 
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