Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Lorain County, Ohio
Thank you, VAReb and Flitecontrol. I have enjoyed so far. The camaraderie I see here is refreshing and impressive. I have been reading the forums for a couple of weeks and have realized how special this place is, and how special these bikes are.
I have done just a little wrenching, nothing like a total remodel, and not the inside of an engine. I have never bought a new bike, so each of my bikes over the years have gotten me dirty and busted my knuckles at least a little. I am not afraid to learn and the knowledge is shared nicely here.
My son has some ideas how he would like to build his bike, although I think to do it justice we would be better off starting with a cm250. He wants to make his into a cafe racer styled bike. I will help him with that, although I am a bigger fan of the "scrambler" look and rider position. Even my Z1000 has me leaning too far forward for any comfort past a 30 minute ride.
The TW's are very fun. TONS of torque and that back tire will float over mud that would have me sweating bullets on any other bike. It's not a dirt bike, I don't treat it like one. what it is, is the sure footed donkey that climbs up and down places you wouldn't think possible. I describe it as the most streetable dirt-bike, and the most dirtable street-bike ever. It does the dirt better than any other street bike I have ridden, and does the street better than any dirt bike I have ridden.
Thanks for the welcome, I hope to eventually be helpful here to others.