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    New TW Owner

    I just purchased a 2009 TW200 with under 2500 miles today. The bike looks and runs perfect! I pick it up next week. I test rode it in the pouring rain on pavement and a very wet field and the bike felt very stable with those bigger tires! I felt I could go anywhere with it!
    What mods are out there for them? I'm going to run it stock for awhile, but might consider doing a few mods sometime. Are there aftermarket exhaust? Different air intake options? Carb jetting, carb options? I heard there might be a big bore kit for them too. Im probably not going that crazy with it, I want to keep it reliable. A aftermarket rear and maybe front rack. I will definitely put hand guards on. Any other ideas? Thanks
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    Welcome to the forum and a big Congrats on the new to you T-Dub! Best advice I can give you is get out and enjoy it!
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    The best advice I can give you - is to learn the bike, and adjust your riding accordingly

    And the first thing you need to establish, is if the bike still has a stock front tire - if so, change it now (before it changes you) .....
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    Just keep engine stock, engine mods wont do much imo. A rear rack(cyclerack or manracks) are a good start. Skidplate, bigger foot pegs. Bar protectors. A better seat(seatconcepts) are among the most common mods.
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    I defiantly put hand guards on. Now I definitely can't live without them.
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    Any good service manuals out there? I'll be doing a service when I get it home (oil & filter change, fuel filter, spark plug, air filter clean or replace).

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    I will be adding hand guards, skid plate, what's a good front tire? I'll be riding mostly dirt roads and trails. I used to race hare scrambles, enduros and still compete in vintage trials. I will be doing a service on it when I get it home. Oil & filter change, spark plug, air filter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozerash View Post
    I will be adding hand guards, skid plate, what's a good front tire? I'll be riding mostly dirt roads and trails.
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    The best thing you can do for the TW is proper carb tuning. Unless the previous owner worked on the carb it is going to be too lean. There is a lot of info here on what to do. I had no experience with carb tuning but the great advise offered here has made a huge difference in my bike’s performance. The Shinko 241 is also a big improvement.
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    I will defiantly look at carb tuning, the bike felt lean and was cold blooded when first started. I think the previous owner left it stock. The rear tire looked newer and it has short foldable clutch and front brake levers. I'll have to see what brand the tires are when I get it home.

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