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    I have a brand new 2013 TW. What mods do you suggest?

    It is in my garage with 3 miles on the odometer. I bought the extended warranty so am not sure what I can get away with.
    Larger footpegs look like a no-brainer. A rack sounds nice. A tach would be awesome. I would kill for more horsepower or a lower first gear. Both would be better.
    What mods do you consider "Must Have"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by winks View Post
    It is in my garage with 3 miles on the odometer. I bought the extended warranty so am not sure what I can get away with.
    Larger footpegs look like a no-brainer. A rack sounds nice. A tach would be awesome. I would kill for more horsepower or a lower first gear. Both would be better.
    What mods do you consider "Must Have"?
    If you want more horsepower, you bought the wrong bike! The TW is legendarily mighty, just not mighty fast! A higher tooth count on the rear sprocket will get you more torque for the rough stuff, but at the expense of top speed.

    DMO footpegs are, indeed, a no-brainer. Too inexpensive not to go for

    Cycleracks for the rear aren't quite as thrifty, but hella useful. Money you won't regret spending.

    A tach? Check out Trailtech Vapor if you must, although you might be overestimating the importance of a tachometer. For about $200 less you can get a TTO thermometer from Trailtech that will help you keep out of the redzone just fine with 1 metric and a way easier install. I drove a standard car without a tach for 8 years, and after 100K miles or so I totally got used to it.

    If you're riding off-road much at all, a better front tire and an aftermarket skid plate should be at the top of your list. I have a 244 in 5.10 up front and the TCI Skid. I've heard good things about the 241 as well, but there are lots of options. Ricochet makes a Skid plate with an easier install, but even though the TCI is a ridiculous PITA to install and a regular PITA at every oil change the protection it offers is unparalleled.

    Congrats on the new TW, I went that route myself and never looked back! The only real must-have is time in the saddle, but with a new bike in the stable I'm sure I don't have to tell YOU that!

    Enjoy.
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    front tire i have 5.10 244 life saver, bar riser comfort, hand guards saftey, foot pegs comfort, real skidplate saftey, mx fender looks meaner , new seat if you can afford, all a must for comfy ride period ...long or short.
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    Quote Originally Posted by winks View Post
    It is in my garage with 3 miles on the odometer. I bought the extended warranty so am not sure what I can get away with.
    Larger footpegs look like a no-brainer. A rack sounds nice. A tach would be awesome. I would kill for more horsepower or a lower first gear. Both would be better.
    What mods do you consider "Must Have"?
    Hi Winks! Congrats on the new TW and welcome to the forum!
    Take a look in the Performance and Customization area. There is a sticky called "Guide to building an Adventure Ready TW200". You will find about all the mods available for our TWs.
    Last edited by littletommy; 08-10-2013 at 04:10 AM.

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    Congratulations!

    Have you had other bikes or is this your first?

    What type of riding are you going to be doing? On road mostly, off road fire & logging roads, or trails & single tracks?

    This info would help us to target appropriate farkles.



    Quote Originally Posted by DonBenito View Post
    If you want more horsepower, you bought the wrong bike! The TW is legendarily mighty, just not mighty fast! A higher tooth count on the rear sprocket will get you more torque for the rough stuff, but at the expense of top speed.
    The Don speaks words that are very true!

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    Im pretty new, and trying to get my tw ready for some longer trips. Here's where I'm at;

    Seat concepts
    Koplin fuel pack
    Hand guards
    Cycle racks
    Panniers
    LED brake light
    Tool tube /w array of handy tools
    Fuel filter

    Really want to get a better skid plate. Already dinged my tin foil one up a bit. And also hoping to get a Clarke tank.

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    That... and a jimbo screen.
    '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

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    Oh yeah forgot to mention I did grab a magnificent jimbo shield too.

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    for better range, I recommend a Clarke tank in addition to the kolpin auxiliary. Also, doing the carb shims and idle mixture screw are a must.
    as this will create longer seat times, comfort becomes an issue. 1" bar risers compliment the Seat Concepts and DMO footpegs nicely. The possibilities are nearly endless when it comes to 'mods'. Make it your own, as its your butt in the seat. TIM

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