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Hey there,



My name is Tim and I've been in Osaka, Japan since 2009 (originally Chicagoan).



Last weekend I just picked up my first bike ever, my TW200.



It's got the usual done to her, swing arm, muffler, air cleaner and such.



Picker her up from a buddy as she only has 2,XXX KM on her.



I'm a car guy but cars are too damn expensive over here. Look the the blog if you got some time as I'll keep more stuff updated on there.

http://pondetim.blogspot.jp/



Let me know if I can be a help to anyone overseas trying to get some parts or information Japan-side.



 

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Great looking bike! I love how that rear fender looks. Another forum member made a similar one with a trailers wheel fender. I didnt even know that they had 200's over there. I thought they were all 125's and 225's. Anyways, welcome to the forum!
 

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I'm from the Chicago area. How does where you are now compare? Once you get out of the city is there anywhere to ride a dual sport offroad?
 

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Thanks for the compliments!



I always lived in the city so it was really easy to adapt to life here in Osaka. I can actually say they look pretty similar in some ways!



I will have to look into what is outside of the city in terms of two wheel fun. I've only been driving on the circuits with cars.
 

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Man, where were you two months ago!! I was just in Osaka in November. Your bike looks sweet. I'm jealous you live in Osaka! I love it over there. Such a great city full of great people and great food!! I gotta say though, more bicycles than motorcycles!!



Bart



PS - I too, am an ex-Chicagoan.
 

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I always lived in the city so it was really easy to adapt to life here in Osaka. I can actually say they look pretty similar in some ways!
Funny you should say that. I kinda think Osaka is the Chicago of Japan, while Tokyo is clearly the New York of Japan.



Been out to Akame 48 Waterfalls yet? That's a really pretty spot worth the trip.



Bart



EDIT: Just checked out your blog, looks like you have a really cool job!!
 

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Thanks again for the compliments.



I explain the Chicago- New York / Osaka - Tokyo comparison the same way. Minus the hotdogs and 24hr Maxwell Streets stands.



I haven't made it out to Akame 48. But this year I want to loop Biwako and hit the beach a lot. Gotta try to strap a surfboard to the TW too.



Job isn't too rough. Being the only foreigner has its upside and downside haha.
 

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Hey there,



My name is Tim and I've been in Osaka, Japan since 2009 (originally Chicagoan).



Last weekend I just picked up my first bike ever, my TW200.



It's got the usual done to her, swing arm, muffler, air cleaner and such.



Picker her up from a buddy as she only has 2,XXX KM on her.



I'm a car guy but cars are too damn expensive over here. Look the the blog if you got some time as I'll keep more stuff updated on there.

http://pondetim.blogspot.jp/



Let me know if I can be a help to anyone overseas trying to get some parts or information Japan-side.







Welcome!. Neat lookin TW....I really like the orange paint on the tank!. How's the round headlight?,it seems alot of the Japanese TW's have round headlights?;are those OEM there?.If not,any idea how much they run $$$(in U.S. dollars?)...what's the wattage?. TIA
 

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Thanks all!



The paint is an OEM metallic and the light is also OEM. Over here, I've yet to see any square lighted TWs.



I could see what a headlight and bracket would cost for you.
 

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Thanks all!



The paint is an OEM metallic and the light is also OEM. Over here, I've yet to see any square lighted TWs.



I could see what a headlight and bracket would cost for you.
 

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I wish I could say more but I've only ridden a friends KSR110 and the CB400s at bike school, so I can't compare much!



She makes a good sound while a little on the slow side haha
 
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