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Is anyone aware of any problems with the 2012 TW200 Models?
I have a '12. I don't have a lot of miles on it but I've had no problems. Regarding the metal in the oil, I changed my oil the first time at 20 miles and it looked like metal a deep metal flake paint with lots of metal flakes. There were a lot of shavings on the filter. Oil change again at 100 miles and just a few shavings on the filter. The oil looked normal. Same for the next oil change. In other words, I think you get a lot of shavings on break-in, but I'd think it should be fairly shaving free after that.
Just turned mine over @2000 miles... no real "problems" with the model year but this is the second TW I have had that we are finding tiny metal filings on the oil filter. (Yes I am so lazy about working on bikes that I no longer even change my own oil... used to like working on them and cleaning them but now I just want to ride)
Had a 2007 and the dealer didn't want it as a trade because of this. The dealership owner has his own TW that he uses for a pit bike and said his filter doesn't look like that. (?)
Took the 2012 in for the 1st change and the dealer showed me the filter and suggested I might want to change it again before 4,000 mi., so I did again at near 1000... still happening and again at about 1500... still a little there.
Finally decided to call Yamaha since I have a 5 year factory warranty... they said it shouldn't be an issue and don't need to change it again until it's due. Just wanted it in their records.
Don't know if anyone else had this happen with their TW....
I just bought a used 2007, and it has a small oil leak that appears to be coming from the head right by the starter. Did you have that problem? Did you experience any other problems with the 2007? Did you have shavings in the filter every time you changed the oil?
If you have a 5 year warranty I say rack up as many miles as you can and don't worry about it.