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    New TW owner on Vancouver Island

    Hey gang, John here.

    Just wanted to introduce myself to the group. I purchased my first motorcycle last week: a 2013 TW200! I did a bit of riding 30 years ago on small dual sports, but never took the plunge to buy one. So glad I discovered the TW and finally got one! I live in Nanaimo BC on Vancouver Island where I have easy access to country roads and the endless network of resource roads on southern Vancouver Island. I think the T-Dub is perfectly suited for the type of exploring I want to do - low and slow. It's also a nice stable-mate for our Kodiak 450. Now I just need to get my licence and insurance and I'm good to go! In the meantime, my son and I are putting time on it riding around the yard. But the road awaits!

    I'm happy to be part of this TW community! So much experience and support to draw on, and lots of good stories and pics. I look forward to making some contributions of my own.

    See you online, on the road or out in the woods!

    John

    PS: and Happy Fathers' Day to all you dads out there!

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    Welcome John!
    "200 cubic centimeters of raw whining power,
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    the pirate's life for me!"

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    Welcome John!! Glad you are enjoying the forum. It's unique to say the least bro. Don't hesitate to ask questions if you have them. We're here to help!
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    There is some excellent riding in your area.
    Check out DualsportBC and you might be able to connect with some other riders in your area.
    Don't forget if you are going to be doing a lot of trail riding to get a trail pass, not mandatory, but does help trail building in BC.

    I'll be the first to say - loose the front tire and Welcome!
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    Hello and welcome!

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    Hello John, welcome to a great community of members that will almost fight each other help a newbie wiith just about anything that you can possibly think of. ( TW related, or not ) Rubber side down, Dave
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    I'm really proud of what the forum is turning out to be. +1
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    1st John 1:9
    If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

    John 3:16
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    John 3:17
    For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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    Thanks! Any recommendations for the front tire? I expect I will be on gravel most of the time, but I'd like something suitable for asphalt too.

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    Thanks everyone! This is going to be fun.

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    The latest and greatest, the Shinko 241.
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    For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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