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    Hey guys
    I got a 2015 tw I recently post about the cam and rod being replaced.
    Would riding at 55-60 sometimes at 65 for a long periods mess up the engine? it's got about 12,500 miles on it
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    I would say with that many miles running wide open, it is due for a complete overhaul.
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    Do a rebuild?
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    Speed

    What speeds does everyone ride at for long rides?
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    Depends on terrain, surface, gearing and rider confidence......there are probably 5,000 different answers. Gas mileage too. I can get 100 miles before reserve if I'm only going 35, or 60 miles if I'm flat out on pavement (60mph).....which I don't like much, as the bike buzzes a lot and that is tiring.
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    Well – sort of ……

    The issue with the TW (and I’m presuming this is the 200), is that it’s pretty much flat out at 65 (and I’m presuming that’s mph). So, if you have done the best part of (I presume) 12.5K (presumed miles), with no mention of oil changes etc, then we can presume you are heading for a top end (at least) re-build in the not too distant future

    But that’s all presumption of course ….

    So let’s forget “presumption”, and ask a few questions here ….

    Ambient riding temp – altitude – carb alterations – rider weight – oil change frequency – road conditions (trail or tarmac) – percentage of miles at WOT – it all adds up

    At the moment, we know diddly squat ……

    I’ve “merged” the two threads by the way ……
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    If you have replaced the cam and rod already may we assume balance of engine is healthy and in a reasonable state of tune? If so then riding at 55 mph to 65 mph I would think would be OK for an engine with 12,500 miles assuming stock gearing.
    Correct response might depend on the subjective term of "long periods". Do you mean an hour? Several hours? All day? For several days on end?
    Several members here have done rides in the thousands of miles day after day. The few reported problems were not so much engine related but things like broken frames, throttle cables pulled in two from trying to go a bit faster, sore toes from trying to upshift into that mythical sixth gear, etc.

    We also have several riders who have put more than 40,000 miles on their likely well maintained TWs.
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    Yeah these little bikes aren’t made for highway cruising. I would recommend a full tear down. It’ll be pretty clear what needs replacing. If you want to continue riding at those extended speeds, you might benefit a bunch from an oil cooler. Make it longer between rebuilds. Cheers
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    I do all the needed maintenance.
    I ride to work every day 40 miles a day with stock gearing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twran View Post
    I do all the needed maintenance.
    I ride to work every day 40 miles a day with stock gearing.
    OMG!

    What are the miles intervals for oil changes?

    What oil are you using?

    Do you take heavy traffic?

    Have one TW 200 with >15k miles no oil consumption, good compression, use synthetic oil and change it every 3-5k miles ( that I remember only 4 oil and oil filter change) run full throttle almost all the time but the gearing isn’t stoke (15/47) for the last 4K miles. Also the engine (carb) was dyno tune with ARF.


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