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    "New" TW owner in Montana

    Hello all. Two weeks ago I purchased a leftover 2013 with 1 mile for $3700 out the door (new front tire, handguards and large pegs now installed). I followed the forum more than six months before I made the leap to TWs. Without all of the really helpful information on this site, I am positive I would not have bought a TW. I am not a mechanic, so it is comforting to know most problems I will have are already addressed on the site. Thanks ALOT for the work you guys are putting in to keep us novices on the right track. The thing is a blast to ride and I can't wait to really start exploring the mountains around here. The Continental Divide is only 15 miles from my house. Not sure this thing will outrun a grizzly though!
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    Welcome to the forum Eric!

    We look forward to seeing pics of your bike and your riding area.

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    Welcome!

    Don't worry, it will out run Grizzly's...

    Barely. (bearly)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    Not sure this thing will outrun a grizzly though!
    Yeah – them buggers are four wheel drive.

    Still – if you manage it – post the pics ……….


    (Welcome to the mad house )
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    Always remember: Bears can run faster uphill than downhill !
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    Hello and welcome!

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    Welcome aboard, Eric!!
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    Welcome Neighbor! Excellent choice!

    I bought my 2005 TW several years ago and still love it! What a fine bike to explore our area! I have been through several other bikes in recent years but the TW is the one I will not sell! (also have a cfr250L, another fine dual sport)

    I have a small condo inn town and my main house up near Mullan Pass and I will be commuting on the TW again soon. I leave it in town so I can get it out and ride it in any season (40 degrees, sunny, and dry roads.... I don't ask for much!).


    Happy trails! Rudy in Helena (the "divide" is 1.5 miles from our mountain home!!!)

    I usually work Mon/Tue and have the rest of the week off. Let me know if you ant to go exploring sometime!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregfish View Post
    Always remember: Bears can run faster uphill than downhill !
    Trouble is they can roll up into a ball and still beat you to the bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RudyS2MT View Post
    Welcome Neighbor! Excellent choice!

    I bought my 2005 TW several years ago and still love it! What a fine bike to explore our area! I have been through several other bikes in recent years but the TW is the one I will not sell! (also have a cfr250L, another fine dual sport)

    I have a small condo inn town and my main house up near Mullan Pass and I will be commuting on the TW again soon. I leave it in town so I can get it out and ride it in any season (40 degrees, sunny, and dry roads.... I don't ask for much!).


    Happy trails! Rudy in Helena (the "divide" is 1.5 miles from our mountain home!!!)

    I usually work Mon/Tue and have the rest of the week off. Let me know if you ant to go exploring sometime!
    I know the wife would like to go there. She has relatives from there. Her Gma is from there. Do you know any Southards or trinneers?

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