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    Noob introduction and a few questions

    Hello,
    I just bought a new to me 2009 TW today and had my first ride. What a hoot! My other bike is a Vstrom 1000 so it's a bit of an adjustment. I plan to ride the TW mostly on my farm and trails on our property and I am also hoping to get the wife riding and licensed on it. For those who want to know, it has 3800 miles and I got it for $2800.

    The bike didn't come with a manual and I have a couple of quick questions:
    - The clutch only engages when the lever is almost fully extended. I fiddled with the adjustment at the clutch lever but it didn't seem to change anything. Is this normal and should I be adjusting it down where it goes into the gear box?
    - I use Rotella T6 5-40 wt. fully synthetic oil in my vstrom. Is it okay to use this oil in the Tdub? I live in Red Bluff CA, where it gets hot as hell and not terribly cold.
    - Any suggestions on where to get a manual?

    Looks like a terrific forum here and I look forward to being a part of it!

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    The clutch is normal and is a point of great discussion. Juan would have thought that Yamaha would have done something about it by now, but alas, no. You can buy after market springs and adjust the clutch under the side cover to make it feel more"normal".

    Oil. I know nothing of oil. Which oil is best? Is that your question? I don't think it's ever been brought up here....

    Manuals are posted here;

    https://tw200forum.com/forum/technica...r-manuals.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devils Advocate View Post
    Juan would have thought that Yamaha would have done something about it by now...
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    Thank you for the service manual! And good to know the clutch is normal for the TW.
    Regarding the oil, I just want to know if the Rotella T6 is ok for the bike (not necesssary the best). From other forums, I know oil is a touchy subject!
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    I think that would be just fine for your TW. As sophisticated and high tech as it is I don't think that the oil it uses is as much of an issue compared to which blinker fluid or high speed bumper bearings you use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nutfarmer View Post
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    - I use Rotella T6 5-40 wt. fully synthetic oil in my vstrom. Is it okay to use this oil in the Tdub? I live in Red Bluff CA, where it gets hot as hell and not terribly cold. ....
    As long as that Rotella is certified for use in wet clutch machines you should be fine. 10W40 might be a little better. When it's super hot you might want to go to 20W50, but only if you do a lot of hill climbing when it's 110 out. 5W40 is fine for moderate use.
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    Got the oil changed and chain lubed. Then took off the stickers - the tank sticker was a bugger!
    Thanks for the help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWilight View Post

    Be aware that living in Red Bluff....you are required....required I say...to join the NorCal Nutjobs.........and being a Nutfarmer, you have a double qualification.
    Welcome! TWlight is right! Keep an eye out for our next ride! m.
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    welcome! we've had some great rides in the nor cal area... stay tuned for the next one.

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