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    This forum rocks! New to us 2014 TW

    After looking around at several DP bikes and talking with my brother who has a DR 200 and DR 350. We found a used 2014 TW with 224 miles. The guy put a moose rack on it and slip on exhaust, smaller rear sprocket, and different bars. He and his son had a pair of TW's but decided to move up to bigger BMW ABikes.

    His loss is our gain. Silly me I bought it with out riding it. He started it up and it sounded great and I neglected to jump on and take it for a spin. I saw the exhaust and asked if he had rejeted it and the answer was yes. So I took it home road it slowly around my street and everything seemed great, but the next day took it for a longer ride and realized the carb wasn't right.

    After reading lots of posts here I decided to check the carb to see if the plug was removed from the pilot on the carb, it wasn't. All the symptoms pointed to a lean mixture. I removed the plug on the carb and the pilot screw was screwed all the way in. So I backed it out 2 turns and it runs great. I will fine tune it later after more riding but had to see if it fixed my problem which it did.

    Thanks to all of you that have posted all the great carb tuning info and TW stuff.

    We bought this bike looking to cruise around back roads in the SoCal desert and trips to Utah, etc. I just saw something about a TW thing in March at Moab. I am going to make plans to be there.

    We are going to try to get another bike later after saving up . So we will do easy two up riding for now. Are there any two up riding threads? I haven't had time to check yet.

    Thrilled to be part of this group and a new owner.
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    Welcome aboard Tweaker. Too much information here to list but not sure of a thread dedicated to two up riding. Plenty of couples have done the two up thing without any issues though. Again I speak for us all when I say we are glad to have you. Congratulations!



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    That is a great looking bike!

    My favorite color combo. (you should see mine )

    Glad you got it running well.
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    Welcome to the forum Tweaker, and congrats on the new bike!

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    Hello and welcome! Congrats!

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    Welcome and change your oil right away! That stuff has probably been in there since it left the dealer.
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    Welcome! Congrats on the '14, same year as mine and best color scheme in my opinion (save for some custom jobs I've seen on the forum)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SickPuppy76 View Post
    Welcome! Congrats on the '14, same year as mine and best color scheme in my opinion (save for some custom jobs I've seen on the forum)
    Hey thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I too think it's the best color scheme.

    Also now I need to spend hours deciding on what oil to use for it after reading some threads LOL. Maybe the rotella 5-40w syn?
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