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    I bought a 2010 tw200 from the dealership 1 week ago wit 256 miles on it. It now has 1033. When should I change the oil? When the bike is off and I hold it uprigt, the oil exceeds the first mark. Should I wait until it goes below the first mark? Also, I want to know THE BEST oil for my tw200. Idk if it matters but I do hard riding. I rarely just cruise and enjoy the scenery.
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    Hello osheen and welcome to the forum. I would change the oil now, since it is a new engine. Change the filter, too. I change my oil and filter every six months or 3000 miles, whichever comes first. If you rev alot and climb hills and really run it hard, you could change it more frequently.



    the oil level in the glass won't change, so don't go by that.



    The link below has some great info on engine break-in and basic maintenance. There is some religious overtones and biblical quotes included. If that's not your thing, just ignore those parts.



    http://www.dansmc.com/mc_repaircourse.htm

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    The TW only takes 1 quart of oil. Change your oil now and change it often. Here is a thread on how to do it and how to make sure you use the right filter:



    https://tw200forum.com/index.php?/top...-your-own-oil/



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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewsclues View Post
    the oil level in the glass won't change, so don't go by that.


    Hey Andrew,



    I am not sure that I would agree with the above statement.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TW-Brian View Post
    Hey Andrew,



    I am not sure that I would agree with the above statement.



    Brian


    ok... i suppose you mean it will change if its burning or leaking oil, but since its a new bike those issues are, umm, non-issues...
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    Osheen



    Welcome to The T-Dub Club!



    I'm trying my hardest not to be too cynical when I read your posts. I really don't intend to be mean, we all have to learn some how. I have been reading many of your questions and I think you will find most of, if not all of, the answers to your questions in two or three documents. 1. The owners manual. 2. The maintenance manual. 3. The manual supplement for the newer bikes. All three can be found on this forum in the tech section under the pinned items.
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    Here is the link to the Manuals!



    Almost everything you need to know is right there. If you can't find it or have detailed questions ask up. There are a bunch of guys here that really know the TW. If you really want to see it get interesting on here start a new thread and ask What Kind and What Type of Oil to use. Bahaha
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    Osheen,I'd let the TW get broke-in first,but alot of TW'ers use synthetic MOTORCYCLE SPECIFIC OIL.....Amsoil,Mobile-1,and the like.I believe the manual says to have the oil inbetween the two sight glass marks if not a "tad" towards the upper mark.......read your manuals, thats how we all learn and keeps your bike lasting along time!. Welcome, and have fun!.
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    I use Shell Rotella 15-40 in all my bikes and run great
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    I have the same miles on my 2008 and switched to Mobil 1 15w-50 full synthetic after reading threads that shifts were smoother and more crisp with less 'thunk' on downshifts to first at a stop. I was highly skeptical, but it's absolutely a different bike. I am told the synthetic will flow better in low temperatures as well making for quicker warm-ups. Try the Hi-Flo filters available for a few bucks on Ebay as well. They are pleated, so have more surface area for flow. Hope this helps.
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