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    New member here

    Good morning everyone. Name is Chris but go by my nickname Cubby. I just bought a 16 tw200 and am getting to know the bike.
    A little history of myself. Been riding since I was 8 and am now 38 years young and love every thing to do with the outdoors. I ride Atv's, snowmobiles, and motorcycles. I live in the Big Sky state of MT and was born and raised here.

    Been lurking on the forum for a week or 2 and already ordered and installed a few mods on the TW. Rear rack, foot pegs and just ordered a windseild from jimbo.

    Anything you guys would recommend doing to my bike besides just gas and ride? Looked at the oil cooler but really don't see it being worth it for where I live and what I do with my bike.

    Anyways glad to be here and look forward to learning a few new things.
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    Welcome from Groton, NY!
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    Welcome,
    Change out the front tire if it is still stock.
    2001 TW200 sporting a MT43 up front. Duro has gone to a good home. 2015 VStrom XT, 1996 DT 200, Broken 2010 Xingue 400 XY. 2009 WR250r now shared with my son.

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    Welcome. Hand guards are good too. Are you that rancher the U.S. Bureau Of Labor is looking for?

    * see last post this thread. https://tw200forum.com/forum/off-topi...tories-88.html
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    Welcome!!
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    Why does the front tire need changed?
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    I depends a bit on what kind of riding you do. If it's mostly pavement, the OEM tire is fine. IF you ride a lot of dirt, sand, rocky terrain (kinda like most of Montana) you may have nasty surprises when you brake hard on a downhill, try to turn sharp a the bottom of a hill, turn too sharp on gravel.....and on and on. The Death Wing is just crap in any of those. Most of us who don't do really aggressive dirt riding and like a tire that still performs well on pavement have changed to the Shinko 241.....and we don't crash much anymore.

    And welcome to the nuthouse.
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    When I first got my TW and joined this forum, everyone was complaining about the stock front tire. I thought it was just a "forum fad" at first, but I did notice that anytime I was on anything but pavement or hard packed dirt, I would inevitably have a "crash". I thought my off road riding skills were either really lousy, or they were right about that tire. They were right. My off road riding skills aren't the greatest, but with a better front tire, my "wipe outs" happen far less frequently and there are few places I won't go now. I went with the Shinko 244 but the popular vote now is for the 241. The 244 works great off road, but leaves a little to be desired on road. I do have a Dunlop 606 waiting to be mounted when my 244 gets worn out.
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    Welcome from Vancouver Island!
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    Search the forum for threads with "death wing" in the title - and while you're there, search for "correct oil filter" - both searches will save you a lot of grief in the long run.

    (The rest of it is a case of getting to know your bike first, but the two above are "critical" reading)

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