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    Junior Member tazewellteedubb's Avatar
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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tazewellteedubb View Post
    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!!


    Provided you have completed the break in as the manual suggests the engine shouldn't need a break. I've ridden all day at about 50-55.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetzombiejesus View Post
    Provided you have completed the break in as the manual suggests the engine shouldn't need a break. I've ridden all day at about 50-55.
    ok....im sittin on a little better than 800 mile now and have not ridin it hard at all....took the precautions the manual recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tazewellteedubb View Post
    ok....im sittin on a little better than 800 mile now and have not ridin it hard at all....took the precautions the manual recommended.
    U-B-good too go. (o; I still would vary your speed now and then.... Good luck with your butt....... OMM.

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    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.
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    yeh....i did a 60 mile trip about a month ago....not too bad butt noticeable!! LOL...

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    If you haven't already done so, change your oil and clean the filters to remove break in metal bits.

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    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.
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    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.



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