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Hey all, i haven't purchased a bike yet and have not ridden a bike since my little xr 80 when i was a kid, but i am looking at a cheap commuter and the TW caught my eye. I am looking at a 93 TW with around 3-4k miles, it looks like its in good shape in the pictures, other than possibly needing a new seat. When i go look at the bike in person what are some problem areas i should try to check out? What would you say a good price is? My drive is 80% city with a about a 5 minute highway spot that goes from 70-50 mph. I have been creeping around the site for a few days reading up on highway speeds and the changing of sprockets and rejetting of the carb and what not. How involved are these mods for a relatively newbie mechanic? It looks like the TW will be able to handle my commute in stock form, but i am a little more worried about riding it to the trails as i live in downtown san diego, and it seems to be all highway to get up to the trail heads. How are you guys getting to the trails? Anyway, i hope to catch up with some of you socal guys and hit the trails soon if you don't mind having a newbie along for the road. thanks for reading, and thanks again for any and all advice!