I Got A Yamaha TW200 Dual Sport Motorcycle!!!


hey everybody it has happened welcome to
the newest member of the nomadic fnatic team here on the roads say hello to my
2014 Yamaha TW 200 dual sport bike ain’t she Purdy blue everybody I got a blue
bike so the other day my buddy took me over to Phoenix looked at a couple of
these one guy was selling three of them obviously I fell in love with the blue
it had just 500 miles on this 2014 bike and now as you can see it’s got 819 but
150 of those miles were put on just to drive this thing all the way back to
court sight that’s right I drove it on the highway all the way back these bikes
are actually super popular it’s a 200 cc engine i topped out at 80 mile an hour
on i-10 it’s a dual sport which means horn headlights turn signals everything
you need to be street-legal licensed and everything this is a California bike so
I still got five months left on the tabs here and here is the canister for the
California that’s the only thing that might look a little different if you’re
a normal T dub fan the canister purge for emissions or whatever you know but
uh yeah it’s carbureted and before I bought it we took out the carb cleaned
the carb put a new battery in it as well it’s 5-speed transmission so no more
automatic that’s fun choke right there it is a cold blooded machine so I pretty
much got to choke it every time I start it really good bike though I am so
excited and happy I got a lot of stuff I want to do over the next few months
modification wise what I lost from the scooter was the storage under the seat
well there’s not much storage at all but for the time being I’m just gonna take
the backpack with all my gear and I still got my red helmet I want to get a
blue one later it really has that dirtbike feel we got 18 inch tires on
the front and then a big fat 14 inch tire on the back currently coming with
stock 5050 tires so 50% off-road 50% on-road you
can change those up and do 70 30s depending on what you’re gonna ride
right now I’m gonna I’m gonna wear these down because they still don’t they still
got the nubs on them so we’ll wear these down and then I’ll reevaluate and see if
I want to change the tires but I have a pretty good feeling that 50/50 is pretty
much gonna be exactly what I’m using it for driving around town to film and then
every once in a while you know take a nice little dirt trail and go on a
little adventure yeah you know I really preached that Honda PCX scooter for the
longest time that was 298 pounds on the back of the RV and it was a really
practical fun part of my life to be able to get me away from the RV when it’s
comfortable and explore more and share more with you guys and after well
there’s two things after evaluating and saying that I kind of miss going on
trails mixed that with the fact that Jason and Candace from camping with the
Kelly’s let me ride there TW that they tour around with and I could not wipe
the stupid smile off my face at RTR I was having so much fun and a good way to
think about it is I can only carry one bike on the back okay so if you think
about it I could maybe put a dirt bike back there or I could put a road bike
back there luckily there exists this awesome machine called the dual sport
which does both and and although I knew about it I just never thought I’d never
realized that it was going to be so much fun to have this in my life instead and
of course time will tell it is a 200 cc and like I said I got it up to eighty
but I think 60 mile an hour is really its comfort zone because it was really
revving up there but for trails and stuff like this I don’t need anything
bigger than it than a 200 for me it’s got a really low seat compared to
like the Honda CRF that has I think a 35 inch seat this has a 31 inch seat and
it’s a little bit adjustable as well obviously most important is blue right
and something to consider was the actual price itself
so I ended up selling the scooter for my asking price of 1,500 put in another
1,500 to get this so I invested my initial choice didn’t lose any value in
the scooter and just upgraded to something like this and would you
believe that this is actually lighter than the scooter it really is because
it’s it’s kind of bare-bones you know it doesn’t have all that extra plastic and
stuff and so this way is 272 pounds I think so about 20 or 25 pounds lighter
than the actual scooter on the back of the RV as far as transport that’s still
a work in progress I did buy that ramp over at the swap meet in quartzite and I
also did buy another motorcycle carrier in Phoenix I’ll show you that later as
far as tabs and licensing it’s still like I said it’s still good in
California so I’m working on getting I have ten days or nine days left to
transfer the bill of sale over to Washington State and if any problems
arise I may have to go back up to Washington earlier but I’m hoping that
it can all be done remotely and but we’ll see I’m really happy with it I’m
happy to be part of the TWU family here it’s a fun looking bike and it is so
much fun to ride guys so let me start it up show you what it sounds like and then
we’ll go for a ride she’s warm now the most important part is how we going
to travel with this bike let me show you the idea here this is the carrier I got
used on Craigslist a much different design it’s actually got an 8 inch wide
track here no more grooves just a smooth track it’s steel it has the wheel chock
here so that the front wheel can sit in this basin and it’ll help protect it
from going this way or going off the edge this will fold down once the
weights there on the wheel and basically keep the front wheel locked there and it
has this huge ramp which is connected by wing nuts here so it stores here and
then I’ll show you right here to that little lip right there you could put a
pin in there once you get it locked in but essentially that will drop into this
part of the ramp right here and I’m hoping I’m hoping I’m hoping that this
new ramp that comes with this one will actually be long enough
plus I have a lot of high clearance on the bike I’m going to attempt to get a
running start and just roll it right on up onto the carrier and we’ll see how it
goes because what I don’t have now it well I with the scooter I could have one
hand on the throttle and one hand on the rear brake on the other side and I can
kind of feather up the ramp with this you know being manual transmission I
could select first gear it’s just gonna be a pain in the butt because my
throttle hand is where the brakes at and I won’t be able to have control of the
brake so I think it’s best just to try to manually push it up the ramp and I’ll
set the camera and see how this goes and what I learned all right and there’s the finished
product no lights blocked I’ve got it all secured on all four sides you will
notice a little bit of wobble on this that is because I still don’t have an
anti wobbler in the hitch I have a pin in there but I don’t have an anti
wobbler in there yes so there is gonna be a little bit of movement here for a
little bit until I get it but I did order it it’s coming and for now this is
definitely going to work how’s that look you

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