While I don't think the little TW200 needs many additions or changes, one thing I noticed on our gravel ride is that the stock foot pegs are really small. Especially for a bike that is intended for off-road riding where one might be standing on the pegs for any length of time.
Troubadour was also not impressed with the smallish pegs on the XT250. Some months ago he'd been thinking of buying after market foot pegs and last week decided to go looking once again. He found DMO Specialties; a website he'd previously perused when debating new pegs. This time he ordered a set for both the XT and the TW.
They arrived last Thursday and he graciously installed them on both bikes. While he installed them on the TW, I manned the camera and played fetch the hammer - not even remotely as naughty as it sounds.
|(Aftermarket foot pegs - XT on the left - TW on the right)|
|(Stock foot peg on the TW200)|
|(Aftermarket vs stock foot peg for the TW200)|
|(Installed aftermarket foot peg - right side of TW)|
|(Installed aftermarket foot peg on left side of TW)|
While we haven't had a chance to test them out, they do seem very solid and well built. A heavy duty steel rather than aluminum.
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On a side note - holy crap - this is my 400th post for this blog!! When I posted my very first blog post on December 19, 2008, I never imagined I'd be at it this long. For someone who loved her English Literature classes, but absolutely hated creative writing, I guess I am not doing too bad.
It has served as a journal and a memory book. It has been nice to look back and see where we've gone, what we've done, and all the friends met along the way.
Troubadour and I have been debating about merging our blogs into one if possible. Some days he has something to post, sometimes I do. It makes sense for us both to be admins to one blog. I am not sure if it is even possible, but it is something we've discussed.
Life is a journey, and I thank you for traveling along.
- Au Revoir
" With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable." - Thomas Foxwell Buxton