Black & Copper
Cafe Faring, Rear Rack, Clarke XT350 tank
A couple of years ago when I wanted to learn to ride on the dirt, I knew a full-size dual sport wasn't going to fit my short inseam. So I went with the TW200. It's short enough for me to sit on comfortably, is tame enough to not dump me on my butt, and light enough to pick up every time I fall off. But the bike was so much fun to ride that it became my favorite for quite a while. And since off-road trails are virtually non-existent, it became the perfect platform to customize. So I did. And Frank became my Frankenstein's monster of a project. I've learned a lot working on Frank and am thankful for every bruise, busted knuckle, frustrated moment, and long day in the saddle. So much so, that I bought a second one, Charlotte, to be a buddy bike for friends - unfortunately, Charlotte has become a parts bike instead.
1999 Yamaha TW200 (Black & Copper)