BLT are going offroad on two wheels now!
I have had many bikes over the years. My latest thing has been the dual sports. I picked up a TW200 about a year and a half ago. It is all fixed up and has been a great commuter / trail bike. The bigger tank is available next week and that will really help its range.
The plan has been to have my wife ride the TW eventually. That time has now come...My friend at the parts store has been a bad influence. This was a real spur of the moment thing. I wasn't seriously looking. John said a 2000 showed up on Craigslist that morning. I found the ad and had email back pretty quickly. (ad photo)
We had a one hour window to see it that day, between his getting off work and a meeting he had to attend. So, I made the trip to Meridian, ID that evening. It was pretty poor looking from all the oxidation, but otherwise in decent shape and not beat. I made him an offer he could refuse and he didn't. So we loaded it up and brought it home. I am the third owner. The first let it sit outside way too much. The second took better care of it and did some decent maintenance.
I have spent the last couple weeks cleaning it up. SOS pads, heat gun and Mother's Back to Black do wonders for the plastics.
It immediately received some electrical improvements. Power ports, headlamp upgrade, driving lights. A rock guard for the headlamp. Quite a few small things were cleaned up and fixed along the way.
Things are finally getting together on the KLR. I mounted a little clock above the instruments. That is the little orange thing. The mount for the GPS arrived today.
I added a flap on the rear inner fender to protect the shock from mud and debris. The dune flag mount is on the rear rack. I am waiting on a trunk and tool tubes. Those should have it where I want it, I think.
I don't know if the "Doo has been dun". John has offered to help and has all the tools. When he returns from is vacation, I plan to dive right into that.
I foresee some wonderful trail rides in our future. With "L" on the TW and "B" -n- "T" riding double on the KLR we can ride the trails as a family.