I Got A Yamaha TW200 Dual Sport Motorcycle!!!

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My name is Eric and I travel with my cat, “Jax” in a 2001 Chevy Fleetwood Tioga Arrow 24D Class C RV. We travel about 35 miles a day chasing 70 degrees year-round. Here are some popular questions answered:

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*GoPro 6 for Vlogging (2.7K Downscaled to 1080p 60fps)
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*Canon 10-18mm STM 5.6 STM Lens
*Canon 50mm Pancake Lens for Bokeh Macro
*GoPro Hero 3 Silver for Driving Narration
*GoPro Hero 4 Black for Timelapses (80D for Nightlapses)
*SJ4000 for driving shots out the window.
*Canon Vixia HF M500 with Canon WD-H43 Wide Angle Conversion lens for Zoom Video shots.
Stabilizer: Feiyu Tech 4GS 3 axis gimbal.
Time Lapses: Gopro Hero 4: 2 second intervals. Speed up 1200x, cropped 4K down to 1080 for panning
Night Lapses: Gopro Hero 4 Black manual settings: 800 ISO, 30 second Shutter, 3000K WB, Protune On
Slow Motion: Shot 1080p 240fps. Reduced to 8% in Post Production
Audio: Sony ICD-PX333 (Audio swapped in post production)
Audio on Canon 80D: Dual Rode Video Micro shotgun mics with dead kitten wind shields
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Editing Software: Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Editing Encoder: Adobe Encoder – Preset: MP4 VBR H.264 16mbps
Aerial Drone Shots: DJI Phantom 3 Standard Shot in 2.7K Downscaled to 1080p
RV MPG: 7-11mpg depending on generator use. (7.4L 454 Chevy) 65,000 miles
Scooter: 2011 Honda PCX 125 with 4K miles. (99mpg)
Solar: 500 watts on tilting brackets on roof. 5 AGM batteries totaling 400 amp hours
Mobile Wifi: AT&T Unlimited
Music: www.youtube.com/audiolibrary
Jax is a MaineCoon/Ragdoll Tabby mix. He weighs 23lbs. Born April 21st 2010.
RV is 24 Feet Long
Tennessee Hayride by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Email: nwnomadicfanatic@gmail.com

Eric Jacobs
PO Box 1463
Olympia, WA 98507


My Damn Channel says:

Sweet Moto Eric. Trust me dude give it 6 months you will want a 250 haha. Dual Sports are highly addictive!

Gas Monkey says:



Welcome to the T-Dub family! Here are some ideas for added cargo capacity. weld up some bolt-on frames to hold soft saddle bags and add a spare gas tank mount or tail rack and you can carry what you need for a decent trail ride. I added a quad seat cushion I found on Amazon, mounted a tool tube under the tail on the left, and replaced the mirrors with fold out convex mirrors that hide behind the hand guards so they don’t get broken off by branches. Join our forum at tw200forum.com. See pics at:

94auwing says:

Once you go down the first time you will never ride without protection

Patrick Mahoney says:

LONG PANTS and boots! especially in the desert!

Sergio Kawakid says:

Awesome bike , the funfactor is real 😉 ride safe!

Nomadic Fenceman says:

That thing is made for BLM land

Tao says:

FYI it’s illegal to drive anything under 250cc on CA Hwy

Mac 215 says:

Completely and totally awesome bro! I love the tw200! I am hoping to get one at the end of this year. If you don’t mind me asking, what is your height & weight?

Joyce Barnett says:

Great ride

TheNutzandBoltz says:

Holy shit, that 200cc motor just keeps on getting faster. 80mph, what? lol Just don’t jump it. Had fun with mine.

Allen Hare says:

Great job finding the bike and the ramp. The TW200 is an excellent little bike. It is super maneuverable, and its low stance makes it safe to ride in tight, tricky situations.
I bought a new one in 2004, and put over 40,000 miles on it over the next several years, riding it almost daily to work & back. I was getting about 80 – 85 mpg on mine.
It’s very handy around town, but really shines out in the boondocks.
I was able to find a stock Yamaha luggage rack for mine, on e-bay. It helped a lot.
Happy Trails

Les Olson says:

Super Happy for you Eric!! I have 2007 Yamaha XT 225 that I travel with and absolutely LOVE IT!!!! I wish you the best with it and Happy & Safe Travels!!!

Counterattack says:

I have a crf250l which is similarly sized and it has been super fun. I think you’ll enjoy the tw200

osimnod says:

A great find and you’ll have loads of fun riding that on modest trails. ATGATT – all the gear, all the time. An evaporative cooling vest will keep you comfy in the heat. Love your RV, too!

Skateboard Progression @40+ says:

Dual sport/Enduro life is awesome. It is going to take you place you were never able to get to before.

Bikerescue Mafia says:

There’s is front and rear rack you can buy for it , it will give you tons of storage

Chicken Chaser 125cc says:

Best bike ever. I had 125cc tw for years…

nmFreeWheeler says:

There’s a 1000 comments so obviously I didnt go thru all. But either the sound is off-sync or you put the throttle cables on the carbruretor backward. Ride safe.

Greg p says:

Figure out a way to clamp a milk crate on the back, what I put in mine, stays there.

Trevor Willey says:

Nice ride Eric!

Homeless says:

Superstitious——–Never buy a Blue Motorcycle

Norsefalconer says:

EVERY motorcyclist should own a Dub at some point. Modern motorcycles just don’t get any more “pure.” I love mine! The stock rear is a great tire, but a Shinko 244 or 241 is a great upgrade for the front. Careful with the mods/farkles, the addiction is REAL! Hahaha.

Daryl Hawkins says:

Great fun, TW200’s are. Mine served me well as a grocery getter in Baja Mexico.

You’re old enough to know that road rash SUCKS! Great job on loading, my carrier is mounted to high, I have to have help loading mine. Gravity is my friend when unloading.

tracy Macdonald says:

Eric, Lee and I are in Ehrenberg right now and ready to ride. Let’s go!

James says:

Nice bike!

loborob says:

Nice choice Eric. Had a friend that had one. Have a 650 V-Strom I use to get around but I have a Toy Hauler to carry it around with. Considering your weight limitations you did good! Happy trails Dude, see you down the road.

Robert Guyer says:

Great choice Eric.  I have one myself a ’94’ model no real problems with it.  Also did you know that 3 guys rode there tw200’s to the North Pole to be the first motorcycle to ever do this.  No point in saying this because I know you will but. have fun.

G Philip C says:

Congrats…I like the dual sport idea for RV backup. Versatility. Those bikes appear to hold their value too.

hamish r says:


Good News Travelers says:

Very awesome motorcycle. Looks fun

Ajaxaxxess says:

Last bike you will have to buy buddy! Yamaha will last you forever.

Василий Васюган says:

Homemade TW200 https://youtu.be/daPvezcwmlk

Art Webb says:

80 miles per hour?
Those are more capable bikes that I give them credit for, I may have to check one out myself
And I know what you mean about the scooter not being as much fun, my Honda Silverwing is a very capable transportation Appliance, but not really very fun

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