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PostSubject: New member from Texas   New member from Texas Empty6/6/2010, 5:25 pm

Just became a new member of the TW family. I purchased my 2006 TW200 about a month ago for 1500.00. It had about 1900 miles on it and it was in very good condition. I used to ride dirt bikes when I was young but that was too many years ago so I guess you could say I am a newbie to riding. I am going to use the bike to get around town and maybe ride to work on. I may also piddle around on the weekends on dirt roads. The bike is stock with no mods. Any tips or ideas for a newbie would be appreciated. I would also like to do as much of the work on the bike as possible but although I am mechanically inclined I know nothing about working on bikes. Any info that would help me with this would be greatly appreciated.
Looking forward to many great miles on the TW.
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PostSubject: Re: New member from Texas   New member from Texas Empty6/6/2010, 5:56 pm

Texbear, most find the TW a really fun bike and it is pretty basic. I suspect lots of bikes are placed into the 'used market' with low miles because they fell short of the owners expectation. Some of us older riders are looking for a bike that won't fall over, and others of us are looking for a 30hp 250lb duel sport. The TW is neither, but still a very fun (forgiving) bike that can do lots of things, many exceeding most riders expectations.

It seems very little needs to be done to the bikes and most perform these chores themselves. Change the oil (MAKE CERTAIN THAT YOU GET THE CORRECT FILTER, COMPARE WITH YOUR OLD ONE BEFORE USING !!!!). Stock chain is low quality, keep it tensioned (often) and buy a better one when you are a few dollars ahead. You may also want to do a search on clutch spring issues. It seems many crankcase tension springs were incorrectly installed, do a search and check yours.

For what you discribe, the bike in stock form should be fine. Should you begin to demand more, many mods have been outlined (mostly) on the "other" forum. Gerry

Be safe my Friend......
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PostSubject: Howdy from TX   New member from Texas Empty6/7/2010, 6:27 pm

Hi all, i have discovered this forum searching for the other tw200 forum that keeps giving me a Server Error every time i try to go there. Does any one else know what happened to the site? Have they lost the domain? Oh well at least this one still works!
I have a 99 T Dub with the usual mods plus a new sidewinder chain and sprockets i just installed from the Krause House. Wow! What a difference a quality chain and sprockets make! I went to a 15 tooth front and 50 tooth rear. Bike feels much happier now.
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