I have my first tw200....its a 2012....i am planning a 3hr ride this tuesday....typical speed will be 55-60....should i stop occasionally to give the motor a break? At this speed it sounds like it is wound pretty tight and is red lining according to the speedometer....like i said...my first bike...so...information would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks and God Bless!!
I think the stock gas tank is designed to give the bike a break. Sure seemed like i filled it alot on my weekend outing about a month ago.
yeh....i did a 60 mile trip about a month ago....not too bad butt noticeable!! LOL...
If you haven't already done so, change your oil and clean the filters to remove break in metal bits.
Ride it like you stole it. The TW will handle 60mph a lot longer then your butt will
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The red line on the speedometer is not the engines redline. It is cautionary from when the speed limits used to be no higher than 55. You'll have a hard time keeping it at redline if you get there at around 78mph stock. Ride on! And do what bullspit said if you haven't already.
'13 690 Enduro R too many frickin farkles...
'07 KLX250 farkled (wife's bike)
'86 BW80 farkled to size
'10 TW200 you will be missed
Ditto. If it's been broken in per procedure change the oil and let 'r rip.
A couple of us ran ours at highway speeds continuously for 22 hours recently. They can hang.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.
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