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    Advice for a new rider/owner of a TW200?

    Just looking for any advice that all you experienced TDub owners out there can lend to a totally new rider/owner. I just got a 2017 with 104 miles and I'm excited to start riding. I live in the city, but my plan is to get it out to my mom's farm where I can learn to ride and then eventually bring it back and use it as my daily commuter around town.

    The bike already had a stronger skid plate, bigger foot pegs, rear rack, and an auto-clutch - any other accessories/upgrades I should think about at the beginning?

    What kind of tools/maintenance items should I start collecting? Are there any good kits that anyone recommends that will include most of what I'll need to do basic maintenance? Any advice on starting to do my own simple maintenance (other than watching LOTS of youtube videos)?

    Already got pants, jacket, and helmet - just need to get gloves and boots - anything else?

    Anything else I should be thinking about?

    Thanks all for your wisdom and I'm excited to join the club!
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    Take one of the motorcycle riding courses.
    As for tools start with some metric spanners, a metric socket set and 2 torque wrenches. 1 with lower torques ranges and 1 with higher torque ranges.
    Feeler gauges for valves and spark plugs.
    A set of tire irons to remove the death wing if still on the front and replace with a good trials tire.

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    A set of JIS screwdrivers will come in handy. Since you're at only 100mi, it wouldn't hurt to pick up a couple oil changes worth of oil to get you through the break-in period. I'd also suggest getting a good set of hand guards.

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    What is an "auto-clutch"?
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    Welcome to the board

    Although the term "auto-clutch" is a new one on me ?
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    Welcome Molly! Auto clutch? A Rekluse maybe? First I've heard of a TW with one. It will definitely make it easier to ride, especially in challenging situations. Very popular with trail riders though. $500-$1000.
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    Centrifugal expander that rides on standard type friction discs so the normal clutch operation still works if desired.

    https://rekluse.com/product/exp-technology/

    Kinda neat, but I'll stick with a conventional clutch.
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    There's an old 2007 thread on here that lists a Revloc Automatic Clutch. Model# YATW200-A. Rekluse does not list one for a TW one their site.
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    It's an EFM auto clutch. It wasn't something I was looking for, but it was already included/installed on the bike. I figure it'll make it a bit easier to learn at first, but I've got the original as well so may end up switching it out after a while.
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