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Old 09-22-2009, 08:00 AM   #1
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Default rear tires for mud?

Do the big fat tires-tw200 Yam-really not function adequately in the mud? Looking for a dual-sport for rock, dirt and possible mud on single track mtn trails.


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Old 09-22-2009, 06:37 PM   #2
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Get a Kenda Baha. The knobby has wide spaced knobs for good cleaning properties, and hooks up like nothing I've ever used in the cheep tire department. You won't be disapointed.
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:50 AM   #3
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There are limited tires available that fit that bike. Consult thumpertalk.com. There are a few members there that ride TWs.
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Old 09-23-2009, 06:28 AM   #4
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Trials Universals are an excellent compromise between off road and street, they work especially well in mud, I'd slap a set of them on there if i were you
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Old 09-23-2009, 06:29 PM   #5
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Default Why don't more ride the TW200 Yamaha?

If street riding will never be done, why don't more ride the Yam tw200 for trail and dirt roads? The wide variance of opinions when that bike is mentioned is very surprising.

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Old 09-24-2009, 03:26 AM   #6
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Because the configuration of that particular bike causes performance limitations that leave it behind other bikes.

Not to mention that it is powered by an anemic little engine.

Enjoy the bike for what it is, and don't try and get too much out of it.
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:12 AM   #7
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The bike reminds me of those ones "The Banana Splits" rode on that kid's show back in the 60's. They had some 6 wheelers, and the trikes with the enormous balloon tires. The other day I saw a guy at a car wash cleaning 2 of those trikes. Damn, they're dangerous just to look at, but what a blast. The tires look big enough to float the damn thing across the water.
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:56 AM   #8
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I always liked the original ATC90. It didn't have enough power to really hurt you. When they made the 3 wheelers go faster and added suspension, they became death traps.
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:41 AM   #9
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Some of my oldest riding buddies had a brother who owned a hopped up three wheeler that was so radical it would blow up all the time, and scatter parts like a pachinko machine.

Anyway we all had modern bikes with good suspension and while Donald could keep up with us because he was a great rider, every once and a while he'd get all tangled up in the 3 wheeled monster and it was a trip to Lancaster ER for old Don. One time we thought he was dead after eating it into an ATV berm. He still has the damn thing, swears by it. If you'll notice the big three quit making those suicide machines. Good riddance.

The Big Wheel TW200 is in the same league. Once they had a magazine editor race at the Stuporbowl on TW200's and most of the squids ate it, some went to the hospital with broken limbs.
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