Picked up a lightly used 2015 TW200 (550 miles) recently and have begun making it my own. I am a moderately experienced rider with experience on XR’s back in the day and KTM EXC bikes more recently. After some hip surgery the KTM’s were just too much stress on the hip so I left bikes and went to SXS’s. After a few years without, I wanted a bike again and decided to go low and slow since I love to explore the west. I plan on a few different mods over time but I needed to start with the suspension.
I’m a big guy at 250+ 5’10” tall but only have a 30” inseam. I ordered the .70kg front springs and 19kg rear spring from pro cycle. The fork had a lot more oil on one side than the other when I disassembled them. I filled them with 10wt to the 130mm level and I’m very happy with the feel. The rear used to sag several inches and now it’s only about 1”. The bike feels totally different in a great way and while noticeably firmer, it soaks up the bumps much better than stock. I’ll post other mods as I do them in this thread. I need to replace the battery and add hand-guards. Some jetting and exhaust may be happening soon as well.