Have you had time to play around with this idea? Maybe you could pack all your heavy items to the front of your box like your fridge and etc.. to off set some of this weightThanks Guys.
This was my intention but I spoke to Mario from AT and he had some concerns about it being to much weight on the back. I am sure the AT could hold it. I think the problem is it will unweight the tongue causing poor handling. I hope to resolve this issue. One thought is to remove the fuel cans/water storage on the front and slide the bike up there. Will just have to see.
The TW200 weights 279 lbs. wet. If I am carrying 19 gallons of water + 2 jerry cans full of fuel plus the nose box with a group 31 battery and other stuff. Who knows if this will off set the weight of the bike on the back.
This is a cool idea if the AT can't take the weight.
What about this ^^^^^? I know you want to go to the Overland ExPo in style right???..j/kAnother idea is to weld up a front receiver hitch to the front of your jeep and pack it that way.
Great point!.....The reality is if I am taking the Chaser and my two boys/wife, I should be spending time with them and not leaving them in the desert.
Nice Tdub! I really miss mine, I replaced it with a modded 250 WR that’s twice as fast and half as fun. How is hauling the bike on the Jeep? I have a JLUR but I have been leery about that much weight on the back. I always packed mine on my F350 but it would be fun to be able to take it with the Jeep.
Back in the saddle again! After a failed attempt to get a none California compliant TW200 registered I managed to return it and pick up this little gem. Here is my new to me 2008 Yamaha TW200 with 148 miles on it. Got it home and did a quick oil change on it. I then loaded it up for a maiden voyage out to Arizona for the Overland Training, Wilderness First Aid Course. I was able to do a nice 2 hour ride on the way out to Prescott, AZ. Here is the new bike and a quick trip report.
I explored the Black Mountain Road off the 78 just north east of Glamis.
Here is a link to GPS satellite image of the area and ride. When you open it up click on the right side satellite / large / and then zoom in and hit play.
The new bike came with an after market rack and a Pelican case on the back. Worked out nicely for putting the camera in. All thought I am planning on changing this setup.
Plenty of trails to explore.
I had hoped to ride out to the Colorado River. Do to time constraints I did not make my objective.
This road was looking really promising(marked EC 815). Unfortunately I ran into this sign with a no motorcycles past this point. So I turned around.
This is coming back out of EC 815. Just enough interest to keep things exciting.
Then I found another road that started down this very long wash. Ran into this little guy. At this point I turned around do to time constraints. I wanted to be in Prescott, AZ buy night fall.
I ended up taking a different trail out to the 78. Definitely easier then the sand wash.
In total I rode just under 32 miles in 2 1/2 hours. The new bike handled the terrain Great! I am looking forward to starting in on some mild modifications as well as getting out on the back roads.
This was shot over 10 years ago. As I recall the bikes weight was not an issue. The issue was not being able to get to the back of the Jeep without removing the bike. That was a fun bike!Nice Tdub! I really miss mine, I replaced it with a modded 250 WR that’s twice as fast and half as fun. How is hauling the bike on the Jeep? I have a JLUR but I have been leery about that much weight on the back. I always packed mine on my F350 but it would be fun to be able to take it with the Jeep.