Thank you for the vote but I'm not willing to accept prize quite yet. I know there must be some other lurkers out there who are on a similarly tight budget and also secretly in love with their not-so-pretty bikes.Face it all, Glowspud asked "Who has the most hammered TW" and from the looks of what he posted I say he wins the prize unless some others dug their relics up from the deep. The thought is to get and keep us all talking while the majority of us are under the spell of winter.
I had a 25 year dry spell between my original Yamaha Enduro 2-strokes and the TWs that I bought last year. And even though they are well used (21 & 28 years old) they still run great in all the ways that matter.
I've got a friend who bought a newer TW (2005) shortly after I bought mine and even he is a little jealous of my relics. It's a shame the newer bikes don't have kick starters, bleed screws on the front forks, etc. that make these older bikes so cool.
I can't wait for spring to get here. It's going to be a long wait.