Well Said! My wife and I definitely fall into this discription and was one of the major determining factors in getting our Tdubs(not to mention the rugged fat tire look!) IMHO, one of the best, no regrets purchases I've ever made! With an aging body & dealing with old injuries, riding moto-x & fast trails is a thing of the past. However, the Tdub enables me to enjoy & continue to engage in a little trail riding from time to time. ....... and the beauty of it at the same time is, I can just hop on it and ride directly to & from(no need pack/load the truck or trailer)EXCELLENT.
The TW is, as discussed many times, the ideal ride for an older rider. Or a small female rider. Or a new rider. For ANYONE who doesn't have anything to prove; who's just out there to enjoy the ride.
Good way to get your father out of the house and enjoying life. Seriously.
Oakland Valley Road just down from the 42 blinker light and 4 miles from Plank road and Rio. I would have graduated from Monticello in 1970 but in 10th grade we moved from Wurtsboro down 209 toward Summitville and I had to transfer to Ellenville.Where in Forestburgh do you live? I lived on plank rd by the swimming hole. Graduated from Monticello HS.
I would disagree with that. The first oil AND FILTER change is the most important.90 miles.....and have you done the first oil change yet? Whatever you do DO NOT replace the oil filter!!!!!! Just clean it in kerosene and you will avoid the dreaded wrong oil filter in the right box syndrome. And don't freak out at the amount of metal on the filter....that is why we recommend several changes in the first 600 miles.
Well, Disagree if you like but the original oil filters that came on most TWs is in fact a very fine metal screened affair with no paper and an easily washable/reusable filter and NOT a pleated paper type which I would toss out. I am not sure if when you buy a new OEM filter direct from Yamaha if you can even get the original type but I would certainly want that exact one when I do get a bug up my rear to replace it rather than just clean it.I would disagree with that. The first oil AND FILTER change is the most important.
All the manufacturing shavings and crud are washed out with that one. And, before the oil change, where do they go? The filter.
Which, IIRC, is paper. If it's not washed out, it will clog and then the bypass will just circulate unfiltered oil. If it is, the paper element will be compromised.
What the owner needs to do, is be DOUBLY SURE the filter is THE right one - IDENTICAL to the filter that came out; and installed with the right end going in (another common blooper) And then...remember, I had some problems with this. Open the bleed screw at the top of the engine, after the change is done, to verify that oil IS being pumped up there. Most people don't bother; and I did over-tighten it and nearly strip it out...but that's the way to be doubly-sure.
Get a good small torque wrench that measures inch-pounds and get the proper torque values. But, I'd change that filter and verify that oil's flowing, and then it's all good.
No, the OEM filter is most definitely NOT paper, it is a brass screen. All the crud ends up on the OUTSIDE of the filter, which makes it really easy to clean in less than one minute. THERE IS NO REASON TO EVER CHANGE THE OEM FILTER!!!!! PERIOD!!!!....Which, IIRC, is paper. ..
Good luck with that...I'm only 30 days in...I now must use restraint to buy no more farkles until after my Jamaica trip.