Expedition Bike? Not really, it's just WTHIJ's TW200.

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James this is one of the most complete and easy understandable write-ups on a small simple bike I have ever found, after reading and taking a trip to our local Yamaha to see a TW200 in person than after siting on a new 2016 left over I knew with your updates this would be a great bike for our travels as a hitch mount bike on our van. The hunt started two months ago on Craigslist for a used bike as the dealer was talking over $5,000 for the 2016! There was a few in the $3k range and than I saw a great looking 2006 with just over 1,400 miles called may a deal over the phone called back in the morning before leaving to pick it up and the guy sold it from under me!

I started looking a little further out in three other states, Ohio, Ind and Ill, a great one 2006 right here in Michigan with less than 300 miles by the guy was a bit of a jerk, but than a 2013 showed up in South Bend In with 520 miles and an easy to deal with owner! I ended up making a fast 277 mile trip paying 2k and getting a great bike!

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Just a simple stock bike weight 281 pounds and sure enough never been touched!

Your write up led to the racks from Cycle Racks, placements of reflectors on headlight bezel as shown in your write, but I chose to add bar risers instead of new bars at 2" and some custom made oversize foot pegs but followed you to the seat kit from Seat Concepts, the bike came out great and with the hitch carrier at under 3k what a deal!

Thanks again for the complete write-up and leading me to a great light weight bike!

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