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Looking to purchase another TW to use in Idaho. Need something in good condition with electric start and no more than 100 miles or so from Ketchum.
 

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I'm a fellow Idahoan and just bought a good used TW off Craiglist. While I was shopping, there were about 4 others listed in the Boise area. Depending on what you're looking for, I'm seeing prices between about $1,400-$2,200. If you want a newer machine and don't mind paying a bit more, Snake River Yamaha in Meridian had a couple of nice TWs in the $2700 range.
 

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Thanks for the heads up, I'll check out Craig's List... there is one for sale in Ketchum, I'll look at that on Thursday, although the price is low, $1,000 so it may not be in the condition I'm looking for.
 

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FWIW, I paid $1,400 for my '93 which has about 10K on the clock. It seems in very good shape though and figured that gave me some "wiggle room" to spiff it up a bit and take care of any minor problems. It was at the time, the cheapest TW in the Boise area.



People tell me that the closer we come to hunting season, the more the prices of TWs will increase as they are prized by hunters.
 

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There is a 1990 in Nampa for $1000 right now. Only 6K on the clock. That seems like a great deal and I would snatch it up for the GF, but Im spending all my play money on rafting trips this summer. Good to see other TWs in Boise and surrounding area on here. We should organize a ride some time, we have riding that would make everyone else in the country jealous (just don't tell them).



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There is a 1990 in Nampa for $1000 right now. Only 6K on the clock. That seems like a great deal and I would snatch it up for the GF, but Im spending all my play money on rafting trips this summer. Good to see other TWs in Boise and surrounding area on here. We should organize a ride some time, we have riding that would make everyone else in the country jealous (just don't tell them).



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A ride would be fun. I have only had my TW for a few weeks now and have been thinking of taking in the dirt, say out the 8th Street Extention. I wonder if there is a way to filter the members here so that we can get a list of those TWers in our area?
 

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That would be great. We should do the 8th street extension. There is also a trail that is available off of it that is fun, will test your skills as well. It is very doable even after work some time. We can try and make an Idaho thread or more specifically a South Western Idaho thread, but I don't know where to start it.



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I've not taken my TW out in the dirt yet, (only had it a couple of weeks and am still working out a few "kinks", repacling some worn parts, etc.). Fall is coming though and once we get past this HOT summer weather, it oughta be a great time to ride. I've not been out the 8th St. extension and would love to find someone who knows the route. Do we have any other SW Idaho TW riders lurking here who might wanna join in on a ride?
 

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Truelight,



Another good spot to ride is the Hemingway Butte motorcycle and atv trail system south of Nampa. Hwy 45 changing to Hwy 78 after crossing the snake (12th Ave when in Nampa) will take you right to the turn off. There are signs on the hwy that will let you know where to turn. Trailheads have maps (or did). If you want a map I can email one. There is also more than one trailhead. There are a couple further down the highway (at least 2 with restrooms). The trails will connect from one TH to another TH. Also some rough area's that took me a while to get the confidence to try and others I WILL NOT TRY.



However, with the blast furnace temps we have right now, head for the hills instead of the desert. Leave Hemingway for Fall/Spring or night riding if your into that.
 

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Another good spot to ride is the Hemingway Butte motorcycle and atv trail system south of Nampa. Hwy 45 changing to Hwy 78 after crossing the snake (12th Ave when in Nampa) will take you right to the turn off. There are signs on the hwy that will let you know where to turn. Trailheads have maps (or did). If you want a map I can email one. There is also more than one trailhead. There are a couple further down the highway (at least 2 with restrooms). The trails will connect from one TH to another TH. Also some rough area's that took me a while to get the confidence to try and others I WILL NOT TRY.



However, with the blast furnace temps we have right now, head for the hills instead of the desert. Leave Hemingway for Fall/Spring or night riding if your into that.




I'd love a map! I'm trying to gain some knowledge of where good local places to ride might be. I also concur that this extreme hot weather isn't motivating me to tackle a desert ride right now. Also, as a "noob" (I haven't been on a bike for some 30-years until now), I know my limitations and don't want to tackle anything too hairy from the git-go.
 
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