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I must say thanks in part hugely to this forum (you people) I am a proud new owner of a 2013 TW200. For many years my VTR1000F carried on the passion of motorcycles on the street that I had gained as a younger person growing up in a small dusty town of Texas. As many of you already know with age comes change or is it wisdom? Either way the back street dirt road town hopping had begun to resurface and I was on the hunt for my first Dual Purpose motorcycle. I could make a long story on how I came to choose the TW out of the infinite list of dream motorcycles but in the end the TW fit exactly what I was looking for and I could not be more happier. Besides who could complain about 70+/-MPG? (Ya I've heard, ethanol or not to ethanol) Either way thats far better than the Smart Fortwo I just passed up.... on coming traffic
and much more of a blast to drive ride! So far bone stock minus the gaudy tank and fairing warning stickers. Of course after doing some long reading on here I will begin to do some small changes and the first one I was after was a Jimbo C windscreen, is that still going on? I've emailed the address I found and no response? Did I miss the boat on that one?

 

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I must say thanks in part hugely to this forum (you people) I am a proud new owner of a 2013 TW200. For many years my VTR1000F carried on the passion of motorcycles on the street that I had gained as a younger person growing up in a small dusty town of Texas. As many of you already know with age comes change or is it wisdom? Either way the back street dirt road town hopping had begun to resurface and I was on the hunt for my first Dual Purpose motorcycle. I could make a long story on how I came to choose the TW out of the infinite list of dream motorcycles but in the end the TW fit exactly what I was looking for and I could not be more happier. Besides who could complain about 70+/-MPG? (Ya I've heard, ethanol or not to ethanol) Either way thats far better than the Smart Fortwo I just passed up.... on coming traffic
and much more of a blast to drive ride! So far bone stock minus the gaudy tank and fairing warning stickers. Of course after doing some long reading on here I will begin to do some small changes and the first one I was after was a Jimbo C windscreen, is that still going on? I've emailed the address I found and no response? Did I miss the boat on that one?



Howdy Neighbor;

Welcome to our obsession. Your gonna love your new bike. As far as I know; Jim is still making and selling his mini shields. They are well worth it, and an absolute moron could install it in just a few minutes. Pay close attention to what the wind feels like before you put it on. Where in the Great State are you located? Any good places to ride there?





Ride on.
 

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Welcome! Just as Kwizard said... "welcome to our obsession" These great little bikes lend themselves quite well to customization
Also, the people on this board are quite experienced and happy to share their knowledge. I'm one of the newer TW owners and have learned a lot from this board! Enjoy!
 

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Howdy Neighbor;

Welcome to our obsession. Your gonna love your new bike. As far as I know; Jim is still making and selling his mini shields. They are well worth it, and an absolute moron could install it in just a few minutes. Pay close attention to what the wind feels like before you put it on. Where in the Great State are you located? Any good places to ride there?





Ride on.


Doing just fine Kwizard thanks for asking. I live in the Austin area and well I've never really sought after any unpaved roads until lately haha.... I know of a "Emma Long Metropolitan Park" that has a motorcycle trail but in the regulations it has *cross country,atvs,utvs* prohibited I'm not sure what they are referring to? It never speaks of dual sport but does require a Texas OHV Decal. I'll look into that. Of course there is the small towns out skirting Austin and I do recall driving down a dirt road on sport motorcycles for kicks and giggles once and a guy on a dual sport flew past us on coming and had to do a double take seeing a pack of shiny street bikes out of their elements hahaha if I could only remember how we got there
 

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Welcome! Just as Kwizard said... "welcome to our obsession" These great little bikes lend themselves quite well to customization
Also, the people on this board are quite experienced and happy to share their knowledge. I'm one of the newer TW owners and have learned a lot from this board! Enjoy!


MrBracket,



Did I read somewhere maybe that you got a page up and running for TW's on Procycle after purchasing one?



I might be mistaken, either way I already ordered the front fender and bracket from Procycle after viewing the page, I really like the simplicity and layout of the page.
 

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hello everyone... nic from maine chiming in... i purchased my first tw a few days ago... for 250 dollars... it's fairly complete... minus the key and kick start... my plans are to first... get it running... so ive order a kick start lever... and planned to have a key made for it or hardwire it to just get it started... ive done mods to mostly mopeds and two stroke bikes... so i will need some advice from more experienced guys to complete my winter project... so thanks in advance...



the previous owner has assured me that the bike does run... he just lost the key and robbed the kick start lever from it for another bike that was sold... it is showing 1850 miles and is red and black... i will post some pictures of my progress and to aid you guys when offering advice...



again thanks...



nic
 

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Dam I gotta see pics of this $250.00 Tdub! Good on for finding it... heck it's worth a bunch more than that just in parts!



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MrBracket,



Did I read somewhere maybe that you got a page up and running for TW's on Procycle after purchasing one?



I might be mistaken, either way I already ordered the front fender and bracket from Procycle after viewing the page, I really like the simplicity and layout of the page.


Yes, you read correctly. I did indeed buy a TW200 then got excited about it and asked my boss if I could build a page to support it. I couldn't believe that a bike built since 1987 had so little aftermarket support!! I'm hooked on this little bike, I've got mine all torn apart at the moment... they are fun to customize! If you want something I don't have on the page yet, let me know, I'll try and source it, or perhaps make it!



I hope you enjoy your front fender kit! Let me know how you like it.
 

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nikmatic thats an awesome find! I am new myself but what I've found on this forum has been super helpful. Enjoy!
 

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Yes, you read correctly. I did indeed buy a TW200 then got excited about it and asked my boss if I could build a page to support it. I couldn't believe that a bike built since 1987 had so little aftermarket support!! I'm hooked on this little bike, I've got mine all torn apart at the moment... they are fun to customize! If you want something I don't have on the page yet, let me know, I'll try and source it, or perhaps make it!



I hope you enjoy your front fender kit! Let me know how you like it.


Hey Mrbracket,



First and foremost I love the look of the fender/bracket combo, I received it today and put it on with common tools in no time. The hardest part was eyeballing the alignment of the fender to the bracket and bike, an extra hand helped nicely. After a couple mockups I was ready to drill and mount. I must say I really like the high fender it looks soooooo much better in my opinion or at least that is what I am use to!



Aside from that I noticed the White fender I received was a slight bit different from the advertised Black fender that has vents cut directly into the back portion of fender. The white fender has vents but much smaller on the side of the fender. I was not turned off by this because I originally felt that the advertised black one with its huge vents would let a lot of stuff back towards the motor. Although the stock fender lower to the tire probably stops more debris in the first place the aftermarket fender just looks better and I'm willing to do some additional cleaning.



The mount worked just fine I found that if I left the stock reflectors *off* and used ONLY the figure 8 spacers the mount would rub up against the headlight frame bolt and not seat properly. So to avoid that I simply just remounted the reflectors behind the spacers to add just a bit of space and that did the trick. I suppose I could have hunted for random spare washers but I felt the reflectors where the easiest quick fix.



Before I started it all, I thought I would repaint the bracket to match the frame color and would ditch the reflectors, after the final mockup before I tightened everything down I stepped back to get a better look and Loved the entire contrast of the black mount along with the higher white fender and the reflectors for some reason just worked for me, I think raising the fender helped with its feng shui haha.



Thank you so much! HIGHLY SATISFIED customer and I will return for other parts later!



I'll post a couple pictures a little later and a possible update of how it holds up!



BTW is there a particular torque setting I should apply to the bolts of the lower triple tree?
 

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BTW is there a particular torque setting I should apply to the bolts of the lower triple tree?




I am not Mr. Bracket, but if you are talking about the pair of pinch bolts on each side (just above the top of the fork boot) page 6-11 of the original service manual says they are supposed to be tightened to 17 ft-lbs.
 

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I am not Mr. Bracket, but if you are talking about the pair of pinch bolts on each side (just above the top of the fork boot) page 6-11 of the original service manual says they are supposed to be tightened to 17 ft-lbs.


Awesome thanks for the info Old White Truck!! I didn't even think of looking in the manual!
 

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Here are some picture updates of Procycles higher fender. One before, one after and couple for different angles.



Before





After





And here we have the smart phone shadow stretch to the sun





Finally the slightly different vents from Procycles advertised photo

 

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IzakGt,



Looks great!



I should add a picture of the white fender to the webpage. The black and white fenders are actually different brands of fenders. We stock several colors of the Acerbis fenders like the black one, they are our "normal" super moto fender. However, the Acerbis white is ugly! So, we use Polysport for the white ones. That is why yours is a little different from the picture. Based on your comments, I will add a picture of the white one to the webpage. I wouldn't want anyone to get upset by the differences.



Thank you for the feedback!

Mike
 
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