keeping the TW but thinking of another bike,,,but which one?
Close
    
    
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26
Like Tree42Likes

Thread: keeping the TW but thinking of another bike,,,but which one?

  1. #1
    Senior Member rastaman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    147

    keeping the TW but thinking of another bike,,,but which one?

    So my wife and I ride Tw's..hers is lowered. ...However when travelling with the RV and trailing the bikes, there are times when we are in an area that we would like to go sightseeing that may involve highway speeds and some traffic conditions. My wife is not comfortable on the hwy or congested areas. 2up on the TW is not an option obviously.
    I also have a Vstrom...I have taken it with us before, but that entails taking 3 bikes crammed in the trailer like sardines, which create a weight issue also. I dont feel comfortable taking the Vstrom off road and onto some of the trails that we go on with the TW.

    What I am thinking is...If I could get another bike slightly bigger than the TW which can go where the TW goes and that could be fairly comfortable on longer hwy rides with 2up. Then I would only have to carry 2 bikes.
    I would like some suggestions on what bike might suit my needs....I will be buying used, and reliability is essential with ease of maintenance...like the TW

    thanks
    jtomelliott49 likes this.

  2. #2
    Senior Member jtomelliott49's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Wichita, KS
    Posts
    1,554
    Dr400???
    centralwarider and Toecutter like this.
    Tom in Wichita

    78 Moto Guzzi SP1000
    87 Yamaha TW200
    99 Yamaha TW200
    03 Honda Shadow Spirit (girlfriend's ride)
    74 Moto Guzzi Eldorado Police model (in many pieces)

  3. #3
    Senior Member rastaman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    147
    that looks like it could work...seat looks uncomfortable for passenger....and a quick look on craigslist.....they want big bucks for even 10 year old cycles
    jtomelliott49 likes this.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    TW200Forum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member scotti158's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Groton, NY
    Posts
    2,092
    Suzuki DR350
    2013 Yamaha TW200

    1996 Yamaha TW200

    1995 Kawasaki KLR650

    2002 Yamaha RoadStar 1600 with sidecar

  6. #5
    Senior Member Dryden-Tdub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Dryden NY
    Posts
    5,616
    Suzuki DR 650. Very capable off road. Not too much heavier than the TW. Much more capable on the highway so long as you are not doing multi hour trips. A dime a dozen on Craigslist for very reasonable money. Dead simple to work on. Problem solved


    Tom
    Never, in the history of mankind, have lives, less lived, been so well chronicled.

  7. #6
    Member Fast Eddie B's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Mineral Bluff, GA
    Posts
    71
    How about a KLR?
    jtomelliott49 likes this.

  8. #7
    Member chuckgarrett's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Meridian, CA
    Posts
    56
    I had a drz400 a while back. I liked it in the dirt and 2up with the little woman on the weekends. We would ride county roads 50-55 comfortably. Easy to work on. Corbin makes a great seat for it.
    jtomelliott49 and Toecutter like this.

  9. #8
    Senior Member Peterb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    North Bay, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    765
    If money was no object i would suggest the new Versys300 2017 Kawasaki Versys-X 300, Best Entry-Level Adventure Bike | Cycle World I sat on one a week ago. What a nice little bike.

  10. #9
    Senior Member AGman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    659
    Wr250r.

    -1.jpg
    Resident Hidden Content specialist. Hidden Content

  11. #10
    Senior Member TopPredator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Bel Air Maryland
    Posts
    3,282
    That's a tall order...if it were me I would buy the Triumph Tiger 800 Low with a 30" seat height. Not sure how tall you are but for me being 5'7" it's everything. Put a 14/45 sprocket on your bikes, it's an amazing gear setup which allows me the best of both worlds. I can Cruze the interstate 65/70 with no problems and the still low 1st and 2nd gears give me plenty of power off road.
    Of course the Triumph Tiger is expensive and I don't think there are any bikes out there in this category that are inexpensive to maintain.
    jtomelliott49 likes this.
    Hello New Members. Hidden Content Please update in (Settings) (Edit Profile) (Location)where you are from. The best part of our Forum is meeting new members.

    TW 2006 Ruth
    TW 1988 Black Widow.

    Rick

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Sponosred Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Keeping Cool On Your Bike This Summer...
    By littletommy in forum Off-Topic
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-13-2016, 10:35 AM
  2. **KEEPING**TW 200 kick start kit-New
    By ldjbuff in forum TW200 Classifieds
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-10-2016, 11:44 PM
  3. I am thinking about going to look at this bike
    By idahoron in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07-07-2015, 10:35 PM
  4. keeping your TW clean ?
    By mtn_goat in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 03-18-2015, 05:16 PM
  5. Keeping track of things here
    By Omega Man in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-21-2012, 04:42 PM