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    Hi all. ... New TW rider intro

    Hi all,
    I just signed up as a member and wanted to intro myself.
    I am a new TW rider and a brand new dual sport rider. I have been riding street bikes for 15 years ... Currently a 94 honda magna 750 that I love.

    The tw I picked up is a 92 with a little under 7k showing on the odo. It seems to be in pretty good shape overall. I got it yesterday and put 40 miles on it .. Feels good and has newish tires. I grabbed it to try to get a taste of dual sport riding and see what I think of it.

    So...hi....and a question or two:
    Any known or common issues I should look for ?
    Any tips for finding un-paved fun ..... I am in central ny near syracuse.

    I have found that the forum I use for my magna ( v4 muscle bike.com ) has been invaluable in tips and info so finding what looks like a good one for the tw was a top priority.

    So...hello and thanks in advance.image.jpg
    Last edited by Bentzra; 04-24-2014 at 06:20 PM.

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    Hello and welcome! Look around here a bit, you'll find everything you need and then some...

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    Welcome to the forum. You will find many questions answered in here. Just ask, this is quite literally the best, decent forum on the internet.
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    Hey Bentzra, I'm not to far from you! Groton, NY, a little town about 8 miles west of Cortland. I know of a few good spots around here. Not allergic to mud are you?
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    Welcome to the forum!

    Congratulations, it looks like you found a nice clean, unmolested TW. No particular issues for that year, and maybe just a few peculiarities depending upon how you plan to use it. Use your Honda for the freeways and your TW will handle will handle just about everything else. I suggest you just ride it and let know if you have any questions or need any help.

    (I hope that you have a cover for your Honda, because you may soon find that it is being left behind in the garage !)

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    Scotti .. I am a big newbie to off road stuff but don't mind getting dirty ( I'll actually be down at Lab mtn for the warrior run this weekend). Maybe we can get together sometime?

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    I Googled the Warrior Run, wow, you certainly aren't afraid to get muddy!
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    I urge you to replace the front tire with a shinko 244 or kenda k270! I use the kenda an love it! Great on and offroad. There are many other front tire choices but, these seem to be the best of both worlds. Stock lacks traction in a serious way. I washed out with the stock tire and well, I'm never ever ever going back to stock. Nice lookin t-dub!

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    Welcome to the forum. Nice TW.. and the magna looks sweet too.
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    In unanimous agreement with all the above. Welcome.

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