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Hay TW members, Im new to your sight & am interested in your discussions on Yamaha TW200s: F/R racks, taller handle bars exc. Im also a new rider in the world of dirt/street riding. Ive ridden Quads and utvs most of my life.

Thank you for letting me be a part of your discussions. ~Chris~
 

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Hay TW members, Im new to your sight & am interested in your discussions on Yamaha TW200s: F/R racks, taller handle bars exc. Im also a new rider in the world of dirt/street riding. Ive ridden Quads and utvs most of my life.

Thank you for letting me be a part of your discussions. ~Chris~




Welcome,



Do you already have a TW?
 

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Picking up a TW that I found This Friday... It is a 2000 model TW200 white/blue with gray frame, it has 3000miles on it in perfect condition:). This will be my first dual sport.




Welcome Chris!

You'll find this website to be very informative and full of really nice folks...

Excited for you to get that T-dub and start riding with us!

That'll make 3 of us good friends in Salem on T-dubs.
 

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You don't need a front rack, these are so slow already, you don't need anymore wind resistance, or weight on the front forks (not a lot of travel. Most here use Cycleracks, reasonably priced, kinda fit and are strong. You can fit all your gear on the back.
 

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You don't need a front rack, these are so slow already, you don't need anymore wind resistance, or weight on the front forks (not a lot of travel. Most here use Cycleracks, reasonably priced, kinda fit and are strong. You can fit all your gear on the back.




Good advice, I also plan on carrying a back pack. I dont think front racks look that great anyways, Im sure some people might like them.

I just need to decide on a rear rack/box/canister setup, & upgrade to the handlebars. Ill search our forums on the subject. But Im always up for hearing opinions.
 

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Good advice, I also plan on carrying a back pack. I dont think front racks look that great anyways, Im sure some people might like them.

I just need to decide on a rear rack/box/canister setup, & upgrade to the handlebars. Ill search our forums on the subject. But Im always up for hearing opinions.


Chris~

I've already got your first mod! I just ordered a couple tool tubes and one of them is for you.
(as a welcoming gift into the dual sport world)

Lots of guys use these and they are great. There's even a thread on them:

http://tw200forum.com/index.php?/topic/241-the-famous-storage-tube/

You can carry tools, paperwork, a bottle of water, or even some small fuel cans fit inside.

Anyway, it should be here next week...
 

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Backpacks are certainly handy, but can be uncomfortable and even dangerous in certain situations. Consider their use carefully.
 

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Chris~

I've already got your first mod! I just ordered a couple tool tubes and one of them is for you.
(as a welcoming gift into the dual sport world)

Lots of guys use these and they are great. There's even a thread on them:

http://tw200forum.com/index.php?/topic/241-the-famous-storage-tube/

You can carry tools, paperwork, a bottle of water, or even some small fuel cans fit inside.

Anyway, it should be here next week...


Thanks bud, I really like those. I searched the link the other day & liked them alot:). Ill need all the help I can get setting up the bike.
 

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Chris~

I've already got your first mod! I just ordered a couple tool tubes and one of them is for you.
(as a welcoming gift into the dual sport world)

Lots of guys use these and they are great. There's even a thread on them:

http://tw200forum.com/index.php?/topic/241-the-famous-storage-tube/

You can carry tools, paperwork, a bottle of water, or even some small fuel cans fit inside.

Anyway, it should be here next week...




What fuel can options fit inside the TUBES? That sounds interesting.
 

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I got a small Nomadic rack for mine and atatched a 14 liter Bagman tank bag with side pockets to it.... hauls pretty much everything i might need for a day outing. Tools, fuel bottle, rope, small shovel, emergency blanket, a MRE, knife, hand warmers, camera, lighter, extra batteries for gps, led flashlight. bug repellant, throwaway rain poncho, a bottle of water.







 

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Welcome to the addiction !! Yer a gonner now......



That's a slick set up Wolfie. Does it flop around much? I'm a big believer in simpler is better and like the looks of that.



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It doesn't seem to move at all with 8 heavy duty ties holding it to the rack .... I went with a small rack due to the fact that i get these uncontrollable urges to go up knarley hills and trails and didn't want the large rack getting in the way of a sudden and unplanned dismount mid hill. sometimes chit happens. here's a pic of just the rack... I got it from the mfg on ebay currently $48 shipped, nice light duty rack. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Yamaha-TW200-Dual-Sport-rack-TW-200-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem3f08a79fc2QQitemZ270728142786QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

 

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I got a small Nomadic rack for mine and atatched a 14 liter Bagman tank bag with side pockets to it.... hauls pretty much everything i might need for a day outing. Tools, fuel bottle, rope, small shovel, emergency blanket, a MRE, knife, hand warmers, camera, lighter, extra batteries for gps, led flashlight. bug repellant, throwaway rain poncho, a bottle of water.









Thanks for the pics & advice Woofhound. I was also wondering if it flops/flaps around?
 

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Welcome to the addiction !! Yer a gonner now......



That's a slick set up Wolfie. Does it flop around much? I'm a big believer in simpler is better and like the looks of that.



Bag


Thanks Bagger for the welcoming in, I just got the 2000 TW200 I mentioned, minor problems but awesome bike. Ill post pics later... (-:let the mods begin:).
 
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