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tanglediver

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I was being tempted by these little dual purpose bikes, such as the TW200, what a funky little bike. :p I have not ridden since the 90's, but a bike was all I had for quite a few years.
You guys have fun, and keep your head on a swivel. :thumbsup:
 
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I was being tempted by these little dual purpose bikes, such as the TW200, what a funky little bike. :p I have not ridden since the 90's, but a bike was all I had for quite a few years.
You guys have fun, and keep your head on a swivel. :thumbsup:

The TW200 looks sweet. I checked several different yamaha dealers around here and no one had any in stock. Apparently they can't even keep used ones in stock long. I wanted to sit on one and see how comfortable it would be.
 
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Yeah the TW200s are fun looking little bikes.

Ride got cut short yesterday by a screw coming out of my front fender.. parked the bike at my cousin's house while we went to the hardware store, got a replacement, rode home, and heard air gushing out of the tire as soon as I cut it off. Big ol nail stuck in it.
 

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I was being tempted by these little dual purpose bikes, such as the TW200, what a funky little bike. :p I have not ridden since the 90's, but a bike was all I had for quite a few years.
You guys have fun, and keep your head on a swivel. :thumbsup:

The other day at coffee with my riding buddies, the subject of TW200s came up. Everybody wants one; nobody wants to pay full price. They hold their value really well. They don’t accumulate a lot of miles, because 55mph, tops. But everybody who has wrestled a 400-lb dual sport bike through a long stretch of deep sand has wished for a TW, at least for the next twenty minutes.
 

tanglediver

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Yeah the TW200s are fun looking little bikes.

Ride got cut short yesterday by a screw coming out of my front fender.. parked the bike at my cousin's house while we went to the hardware store, got a replacement, rode home, and heard air gushing out of the tire as soon as I cut it off. Big ol nail stuck in it.
Flat tires are no joke, especially front flats! I had a couple of flats, once on the freeway, didn't like them very much.
 
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The other day at coffee with my riding buddies, the subject of TW200s came up. Everybody wants one; nobody wants to pay full price. They hold their value really well. They don’t accumulate a lot of miles, because 55mph, tops. But everybody who has wrestled a 400-lb dual sport bike through a long stretch of deep sand has wished for a TW, at least for the next twenty minutes.

I've seen over 20 year old TWs still selling for $2800-3k... Craziness!






Passed the driving test without any hiccups. Didn't get any points! Tomorrow I'll go by the DMV and get my license changed to include motorcycles.
 

MolokaiRider

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I sold all my other bikes and picked up the TW200 cousin, the XT250 (Rambo bike).

Super simple, no frills, dead nuts reliable. It could use a sixth gear though. And I am pretty sure it was designed for much smaller people than me, but it drags me around without much fuss.
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Use this Kawasaki around the farm. It’s super handy and gets a lot of work done. Not fast, but reliable.
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I sold all my other bikes and picked up the TW200 cousin, the XT250 (Rambo bike).

That's my pick of the category.
I have my late partner's XT225, which has been slightly tweaked for her. It's an excellent little machine. Street legal, easy to work on, and I've had it up to 70 indicated (no really a good plan, but it's fine to 60mph in a pinch). I think the fuel-injected XT250 would be just perfection. Sold my bigger bike and don't miss it.
 
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If you cast iron guys don't know about Larbee, you need to. I've used some other oils for seasoning in the past, but this stuff is my current favorite. It's not cheap, but I'm pretty sure this stick will last me for the rest of my life.
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someone killed the entire forum - only 1 post in the past 24 hours?!?

Daizee -- just end the suspense and announce a winner already so folks feel safe to start posting again!
LOL. I was just thinking I had a question I was going to ask about DA vs SA pistols, but was going to wait until daizee daizee was posting again because, if memory serves, he has definite opinions.
 
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I prefer da/sa. No fumbling, just goes bang on the first pull.
Also a fan of the sig decocker.
This is exactly the kind of info I'm looking for. Thanks for mind reading.

I'm just beginning to think hammer fired Sigs. Got a favorite model?
 

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229 for compact-ish alloy frame, 2022 for polymer.
(I really wanted a 227, but could never find one while they were in production)
Also a huge fan of CZ
 

tanglediver

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I like any Sig, as long as it's a CZ. :D
From a strictly utilitarian pov, there are only hammer fired and striker fired. The nuances are what splits frog hairs.
Of my CZ's (all hammer fired), I like the decocker versions better for defensive purposes. So, the two compact versions I can get in this state that are decocker versions are the P-01 and the PCR. Btw, both of those are aluminum framed, DA/SA. The biggest difference between the two of them is the presence or absence of a rail.
 
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