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    First Time TW owner

    Well bought a 2019 today, have no idea why. I've ridden and raced dirt bikes since the early 70's until giving it up 5-years ago.
    Have had sport bikes for the last 42-years and still have an R1 and 1250 Bandit.
    Last week I started thinking about a dual-sport for a camp bike and hunting possibly, the TW seemed to fit the bill.
    Anyway may take it out for a ride tomorrow and start the customization.
    Look forward to visiting this site and gaining some much needed knowledge.

    Take care
    Domenic

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    Congrats Domenic, and welcome to the forum!

    I am going to bet that you will have a hard time wiping that smile off your face after your ride .

    Brian

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    Indeed...congratulations!

    My suggestion would be to change the oil immediately, then after a hundred miles...then a few hundred...then a thousand...then move to recommended intervals.
    Once your bike is broken in...switch over to Mobil 4T synthetic.

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    Hey Domenic, welcome to the forum...and congrats on the new TeeDub!
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    Welcome! I too have spent most of my 44 years of riding on sport bikes, still have my 05 ZX-10 and a '13 ZG-1400, but some days, it just feels RIGHT throwing a leg over all 15 HP percolating in this 2 wheeled, do anything go anywhere, just slower machine.
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    Haven't even started the bike yet, maybe today. I always change the oil several times in the first 1k, ordered three oil filters last night.

    I've always used Mobil 1 synthetic in all my vehicles including the motorcycles during break-in, what dino oil would you recommend prior to synthetic?.

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    Welcome welcome. You will certainly enjoy this bike. Slow and fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Husky44 View Post
    Well bought a 2019 today, have no idea why. I've ridden and raced dirt bikes since the early 70's until giving it up 5-years ago.
    Have had sport bikes for the last 42-years and still have an R1 and 1250 Bandit.
    Last week I started thinking about a dual-sport for a camp bike and hunting possibly, the TW seemed to fit the bill.
    Anyway may take it out for a ride tomorrow and start the customization.
    Look forward to visiting this site and gaining some much needed knowledge.

    Take care
    Domenic
    Ok Husky,
    Sounds like you've got plenty of experience behind you in motorcycles. One thing that's needed to keep in mind here is, it's a TW *200*! It's not a race bike. It's not a touring machine. And it's surely not a POWERHOUSE! Just remember, it's only 200 cc's and as such, has limited capabilities. It will take you where you want to go, maybe not as fast as you're used to but, you'll get there. It might not have the wazoo suspension that has miles of travel but, it will work, as long as you know it's limits. The one we have now is our third. The first two, bought and sold several years ago, I was not all that happy with 'cause I tried to work them past their limits. But, this recent one we bought, I'm a bit older and, well, maybe a bit wiser and just like to put around and enjoy slower and more fun cruising in and on forest roads, slight trails etc. Not to mention the high mpg of cruising the pavement around town. Good luck and enjoy it. They're a great little bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Husky44 View Post
    Haven't even started the bike yet, maybe today. I always change the oil several times in the first 1k, ordered three oil filters last night.

    I've always used Mobil 1 synthetic in all my vehicles including the motorcycles during break-in, what dino oil would you recommend prior to synthetic?.
    There are two schools of thought when it comes to oil and break-in.
    Some say to use dino ONLY during breakin...others say that most new cars come from the factory with synth, so it doesn't matter...YOU decide which logic you will follow.
    Valvoline makes a decent M/C dino oil.
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    Likewise, I got mine 3 weeks ago. I have a history of dirtbikes with License plates. The suspension was not taken into consideration on the dub, that's why KTM's cost so much, so I have to adapt. SLOW!
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