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So, I started off as a Old Chevy car kid, Got an 84 el camino first that I fixed up, now I have a 68 Chevelle that started out as a V6 an is now a 400 horsepower small block v8, with a T5 Borg warner sitting behind it. My father is my main influence and the beginning of my love for manipulating metals and fixing up a desperate situation!



Anyways I bought a tw200 about 9 months ago BRAND NEW. I now have over 4,000 miles on her and have a couple of mods on it!



This is where it all began!







My first "mod" was the foot pegs, the other ones are WAY to skinny! I took these pegs off of a kx100 frame and had to grind down the sides to make it fit within the bracket, I also had to drill a small hole in the bottom right hand portion, of the inside of the peg where the return spring seats, I did this to use the stock spring for the bracket 20 minutes and I got a nice pair of pegs that would've cost $50 on the internet! I prepped them (a bit poorly as i just wanted to ride!) and sprayed them with a rustoleum flat black paint.





This side is a bit bent from the other bike, but oh well! haha





The next step was the Custom tailight that cost me $20 on ebay and $10 in aluminum sheeting!

I was told by "rainman" that the tabs break off after a while. I'm going to make threaded tabs to weld on for when that happens!

This mod took about 20 minutes, along with the Short aftermarket LED BLINKERS.







Here's here rear end







Next, I swapped out the front blinkers and put some TUSK Handlebars and Tusk Handguards on the bike! I REALLY love how comfortable the bars feel now! And the handguards are keeping my hands warm during the cold nights I commute! (Yes, New Mexico gets cold!) I took off the stock graphics as I perceived it to look like a toy(probably more so now! But I love motocross and stickers) I have a local graphics company making some graphic ideas for me!

heres a pic with the old blinkers





Here's a side by side comparison of the length of both the new and stock turn signals!





AND FINALLY HER CURRENT CONDITION! I cut the front fender because my puppy loves to eat plastic! I was initially mad but after stepping back and staring at it, I find it to look better than stock! haha A new supermoto fender is definitely in the works! along with SHINKO street tires, or the BF tw203/204's, and a blaster shock. I'm also looking into a new headlight of some sort! I have the turn signals,pegs, brake light, and stock handlebars all available for sale. I will be updating this build here soon with new graphics and the others as mentioned above!





Feel free to text(575-639-5150), PM, Or email me with any questions or even ideas! This FORUM MAKES THE BIKE 10 TIMES BETTER THAN IT IS(which is already bada$$) Ride on my friends!

-Niq Howie

"Peace be the journey"
 

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Looks great. The stickers make it look like a sweet motocross bike. I never thought about doing that to the front fender but it looks awesome.
 

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Looks great! Can't wait to see the graphics you come up with! I'm impressed, 4000 miles in 9 months! You are a rockstar!


Thanks MRBRACKET! I love your bike and the procycle page that you helped develop! I will be making some orders here soon! I can't stay off this bike! I use it to commute to my fiance's house because she lives 9 miles away from me, My V8's gas tank isn't too fond of that!



point37 & 671dub: Thanks! I love the look of motocross stickers! I'm working with a graphic designer for a metallic blue graphic design! hopefully i'll have something within a couple of months!



Point37: I REALLY LOVE YOUR HUSKY! I'm EXTREMELY JEALOUS!



Rainman: I was about to bury my dog for chewing it up, I ended up buying her a bone because it looks better! haha Accidents sometimes look better!
 

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point37 & 671dub: Thanks! I love the look of motocross stickers! I'm working with a graphic designer for a metallic blue graphic design! hopefully i'll have something within a couple of months!



Point37: I REALLY LOVE YOUR HUSKY! I'm EXTREMELY JEALOUS!


can't wait to see what you come up with for graphics...and thanks
 

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I am huge fan of motocross as well (rider/racer). I am a huge fan of stickers as well LOL! Like the trimmed front fender reminds me of an FMX bike like what twitch (Jeremy Stenburg)does to his CRF450R's. Very cool and I am excited to see the graphics when they are done.
 
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If you get a chance take of the stock boot covers and put some fork seal protectors on instead. That with the sumpermoto fender mod would be sweet looking for a supermoto look.
 

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If you get a chance take of the stock boot covers and put some fork seal protectors on instead. That with the sumpermoto fender mod would be sweet looking for a supermoto look.


Do you know where I can get some of these Fork seal Protectors? Is it bad to take off the Gaiters/boots and ride without them?
 

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I am huge fan of motocross as well (rider/racer). I am a huge fan of stickers as well LOL! Like the trimmed front fender reminds me of an FMX bike like what twitch (Jeremy Stenburg)does to his CRF450R's. Very cool and I am excited to see the graphics when they are done.


I see that you have different boots on your bike. Where did you get them? Where do you race at?! I've ALWAYS wanted to be competitive with bikes, I'm really wanting to do sumo/ or enduro racing lately! I'm going back and forth between a wr250x or wr250r!
 

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I see that you have different boots on your bike. Where did you get them? Where do you race at?! I've ALWAYS wanted to be competitive with bikes, I'm really wanting to do sumo/ or enduro racing lately! I'm going back and forth between a wr250x or wr250r!


There actually not different boots I modded the stock ones, I cut them down to the last ridge on the stock boots, that way it still keeps dust out of the seals and I get the sumo look.
I race all around souther california. pala raceway, perris raceway, Milestone mx, Lake elsinore MX complex, glen helen, etc... just to name a few of the tracks I ride and race at. I have always wanted to try super moto, I race motocross and supercross. Here is a video of me riding if you care to see, my dad filmed and I rode and edited it: Perris racewway 450F
I hope to get a DRZ400SM as my next street bike, at least thats what I am gonna try and get. I would personally between those two go with the Wr250X
 

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There actually not different boots I modded the stock ones, I cut them down to the last ridge on the stock boots, that way it still keeps dust out of the seals and I get the sumo look.
I race all around souther california. pala raceway, perris raceway, Milestone mx, Lake elsinore MX complex, glen helen, etc... just to name a few of the tracks I ride and race at. I have always wanted to try super moto, I race motocross and supercross. Here is a video of me riding if you care to see, my dad filmed and I rode and edited it: Perris racewway 450F
I hope to get a DRZ400SM as my next street bike, at least thats what I am gonna try and get. I would personally between those two go with the Wr250X


Cool, ill look into cutting mine too! (Hope you dont mind me biting off your style!) Ill take a look at the video when i get to my computer! Love helmet cam perspectives! Im crazy enough to jump, just not rich enough to repair bones and bikes! Haha is a drz400sm better than a wr250x? I hear good things about the yama performance but hear the drz is more reliable and nearly bullet proof!
 

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Not at all man go modd the boots right now.
and no worries on the video watch when you can. I dont know if the DRZ is better, in my head the only 2 bikes i would choose for my next street ride would be the WRX or the DRZ. My buddy has a DRZ400sm all modded out that I have rode and I just really like the feel of it, and why i am leaning more towards it. I have never rode a WRX and would really like to try one sime day to get a realistic opinion of both bikes. I am a huge Yamaha fan so it would be cool to get a WRX, I just really need to try riding one.
 

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I will do it tonight more than likely! I hardly ride of rode(right now because of work) I like the wr250x JUST because its Yamaha, I like the way yamaha's turn. the drz400sm is a lot lower to the ground and would be more comfortable, Im 5'6! A couple extra CC's dont hurt either! I've even thought about getting a CRF250L and buying new rims for it because of the price! They come with pretty beefy suspension on them!



Thanks for sharing your cosmetic ideas! I'm wanting to Make it a sumo, I'm looking into ALL tire choices, even international names to import.



By the way: YOU ARE AN AWESOME RIDER!
 

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Cool man let me know how it goes
And I agree the WR250X i like the specs and because its yamaha as well. If you get a chance post up the international tire choice I am curious which ones they are, never thought about doing that.
Thanks Niq for watching the video much appreciated.
 

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nice video Alex!...wish i had gotten into dirt bikes when i was younger



as far as the supermotos go, hop onto http://www.supermotojunkie.com and poke around...i'm a member over there as well...people there are going to push you towards these bikes...the yamahas have the 5 ti valve configuration and are proven reliable rides...the drz is just as (if not more) reliable as well...i have actually been thinking of selling my husky for one of these just to lessen the maintenance intervals...i would love a wr450 but they are hard to find converted and it's too much of a pain to do in this state...between the wr250x (30.7hp/300lbs wet) and the drz (34.65hp/321lbs wet) i think i would go with the wr250x just based off the stock numbers being almost identical and it just looks better...my problem is i may not like leaving a 501cc (60hp/~275lbs wet) sumo for one of these



wr400/wr426/wr450/wr450f - need to convert to street legal or find converted then there is the hassle of registering

http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/motorcycle-reviews/yamaha/2013-yamaha-wr450f-ar137404.html



wr250x - looks nice and already converted

http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/motorcycle-reviews/yamaha/2010-yamaha-wr250x-ar69320.html



drz400sm - good all around already converted lots of aftermarket parts

http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/motorcycle-reviews/suzuki/2010-suzuki-dr-z400sm-ar66709.html
 

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Thanks Ryan! and also thanks for laying out the specs like that, much appreciated. When you put it that way the WRX looks like a solid ride. I love my yamaha dirt bikes ultra reliable and plenty of power, glad to see there sumo is the same way. it seems wierd that the DRZ is 150cc more and only a little under 4hp more than the WRX. I know you can do the 3x3 mod, pipe, etcc... and stuff to the DRZ to crank some more power out of it but same goes for the WRX. its a tough call both are great bikes, really wanna try a WRX though. The taller seat height intrigues me because being 6'3, ya need that.
 

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Thanks Ryan! and also thanks for laying out the specs like that, much appreciated. When you put it that way the WRX looks like a solid ride. I love my yamaha dirt bikes ultra reliable and plenty of power, glad to see there sumo is the same way. it seems wierd that the DRZ is 150cc more and only a little under 4hp more than the WRX. I know you can do the 3x3 mod, pipe, etcc... and stuff to the DRZ to crank some more power out of it but same goes for the WRX. its a tough call both are great bikes, really wanna try a WRX though. The taller seat height intrigues me because being 6'3, ya need that.


no problem...def try and ride them both back to back before deciding...yea i have actually been putting a lot of thought into which one of these bikes i might jump on if i saw one on CL that was priced right...the drz is also a 5 speed while the 250x is a 6 speed...after taking a look at the seat heights they aren't too much different but every little bit helps...i'm just shy of 6' and i'm sure i look like a little big on the tw i'm sure but on my smr i have to be on my tippy toes to unload the suspension and have a little space between my ass and the seat so i think either the drz or the wrx would be just about right for me...at your height the more the better




seat heights

13 wr450f 37.8"

10 wr250x 35.2"

10 drz400sm 35"

my 08 sm510r 36.22"

13 tw200 31.1"
 

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Im currently looking at "vee rubber" tires



Thanks point! Great to see numbers! I like supermotojunkies thats where i found out about the wr250x! I had only heard of the enduro! Im pretty sold on the wr, unless i can get a wicked deal on a drz! Im 5'6 but im crazy enough to jump on, as long as im not out climbing in the desert! I wish i had your 6'5 issue alex! Haha
 
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