For quite some time I’ve been wanting to ride the TDUB up in the Hollywood Hills and the surrounding areas. Recent events have have changed everything! The summer of 2020 will go down in history! COVID-19, riots, and everything in-between have made everyone question just what the future holds!
Somehow we simply persevere and carry on as we need our “distractions” from this politically charged daily life.
With that, I got a message on the TDUB Club Instagram page from Jim Alden asking questions about a potential TW200 that would be coming into new ownership. It’s a very clean 2012 TW200 with ONLY approximately 360+ miles on the odometer.
Over a couple of hours on the phone, we discuss “all things” about riding these TW200’s, and all the aftermarket accessory options. Along with all that, I told him my interest in riding Hollywood and asked him how the “political temperature” is and if he thought we could ride around his town.
Since it’s been 25-years since he has ridden knobbies on terra firma, Jim said “yes” to my Hollywood ride with the prerequisite to also HIT DIRT! From Hollywood, Rowher Flat OHV area looked like the best best. Within 7-days of our initial phone call, we made a plan no matter the weather as typically it would be hot! Luckily, on the day we chose to meet up, we had a nice weather shift to the cooler temps! Yes, we were very stoked!
Rowher Flat OHV Area
Rowher Flat OHV Area is where we chose to ride dirt! Rowher Flats is in the Los Angeles National Forest in the Santa Clarita area. We got there from Hollywood via Little Tujunga Canyon Rd.
More about Rowher Flat OHV Area:
> RiderPlanet: https://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/trails/info/california_05675/ride_6350.htm
> OHV Guide: http://www.ohvguide.com/rowher-flat-ohv-area/
Our Lunch Spot:
SHOULD HAVE BEEN LUNCH SPOT
With a little more planning, this is the ideal “LUNCH SPOT!” as it sits atop of what has to be the highest point in the park! The views are 360º !!!
On our way back, and a major highlight for me was to see the County of Los Angeles Fire Department Camp 9! SIMPLY AWESOME!
NEXT STOP: HOLLYWOOD SIGN
NEXT STOP: DINNER
Jim has a lot of food places to choose from in his Hollywood area! It was a matter of choice by where we were at the moment!
Jim has been coming to this spot for 25+ years!
Los Tacos on 7954 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
GREAT DAY! Great ride – great company and great food!
YAMAHA TDUB CLUB
GCRad1 aftermarket accessories on his 2016 Yamaha TW200.
01: SKID PLATE: Ricochet Offroad
02: BAR RISERS: Pro Taper Universal 1-1/8″ Solid Handlebar Mounts https://amzn.to/2DZQn1U
03: HANDLEBARS: Pro Taper Contour 1-1/8″ KX High https://amzn.to/2OMeALi
04: GRIPS: Pro Grips 714 Rally https://amzn.to/30EqpbW
05a: HANDGUARDS: Acerbis Pro Rally Hand Guards https://amzn.to/30DcCST
05b: Acerbis X-Strong Handguard Mount Kit https://amzn.to/2E1wKGM
06: FOOTPEGS: Pro Moto Billet / Fastway EVO Air
07a: EXHAUST: FMF Powercore 4 https://amzn.to/2OYvyq9
07b: FMF dB reducer insert https://tinyurl.com/yyoz48px
08: SUSPENSION: TCS Powersports Suspension work
09: CHAIN: DID VX-428 Chain https://amzn.to/2Eb7b6t
10: SPROCKET: (Rear) JT Sprockets 49T Part Number #JTR1842.49 https://amzn.to/2WM8fDY
11: SPROCKET: (Front) SunStar 15T Part Number #21315 https://amzn.to/3eRERlW
12: TIRE: (Front) Shinko 241 https://amzn.to/2E9beQD
13: TIRE: (Rear) Bridgestone Trail Wing TW34 https://amzn.to/32GC4JV
14: RACK: (Rear) CycleRacks Rear Cargo Rack https://tinyurl.com/y5hza6m2
15: RACK: (Front) ManRacks Front Cargo Rack https://tinyurl.com/y3ygulx9
16: PHONE MOUNT: Ram Mounts X-Grip https://amzn.to/32UqvPw
17: USB: Waterproof Motorcycle Dual USB Charger Kit https://amzn.to/3hFyG6B
18: BATTERY TENDER: 12 Volt Junior Automatic Battery Charger https://amzn.to/2P7uv7n
19: FUEL TANK: Clarke 2.7-Gallon White https://tinyurl.com/y5qwyjwt
20: HIPPO HANDS Back Country Enduro motorcycle hand covers https://tinyurl.com/y4jdcs4x
21: LED BULBS: (Speedo Bulb) SuperBrightLEDS.com – Bright White 194 LED Miniature Wedge Retrofit Product Code: 194-NW5 https://tinyurl.com/yxo3kbly
22: LED BULBS: (High Beam Indicator Bulb) SuperBrightLEDS.com BA9s Ultra-Violet
Part Number: BA9SF-UV-12VAC https://tinyurl.com/y2drqmmw
23: OIL: Yamalube Gold https://tinyurl.com/yxs4aqsg
24: AIR FILTER: UNI FILTER TW200 spec https://amzn.to/2CBZcPn
25: HEADLAMP: JNS Engineering Bright White LED https://tinyurl.com/y6n77afc
26: Rotopax 1-Gallon Fuel & Water Container https://amzn.to/2WTNMNw