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I have my first tw200....its a 2012....i am planning a 3hr ride this tuesday....typical speed will be 55-60....should i stop occasionally to give the motor a break? At this speed it sounds like it is wound pretty tight and is red lining according to the speedometer....like i said...my first bike...so...information would be greatly appreciated!

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I have my first tw200....its a 2012....i am planning a 3hr ride this tuesday....typical speed will be 55-60....should i stop occasionally to give the motor a break? At this speed it sounds like it is wound pretty tight and is red lining according to the speedometer....like i said...my first bike...so...information would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks and God Bless!!


Provided you have completed the break in as the manual suggests the engine shouldn't need a break. I've ridden all day at about 50-55.
 

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I think the stock gas tank is designed to give the bike a break. Sure seemed like i filled it alot on my weekend outing about a month ago.
 

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Ride it like you stole it. The TW will handle 60mph a lot longer then your butt will
 

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The red line on the speedometer is not the engines redline. It is cautionary from when the speed limits used to be no higher than 55. You'll have a hard time keeping it at redline if you get there at around 78mph stock. Ride on! And do what bullspit said if you haven't already.
 

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Ditto. If it's been broken in per procedure change the oil and let 'r rip.



A couple of us ran ours at highway speeds continuously for 22 hours recently. They can hang.
 

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im good to go then!! thanks for all yall's input! I love this thing so far....just havent figured out how to handle it on steep grades with lots of fist size rocks and dry dirt yet...lol....bogged it down 2 times last week in first gear....that was a lil disappointing....any recommendations on that one?

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im good to go then!! thanks for all yall's input! I love this thing so far....just havent figured out how to handle it on steep grades with lots of fist size rocks and dry dirt yet...lol....bogged it down 2 times last week in first gear....that was a lil disappointing....any recommendations on that one?

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Go faster or gear down...or do both!



Seriously though, just point the front tire in the direction you want to go and roll back the throttle. It may be a little bouncy, but the TW wants to climb.
 

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thanks...i notice it stays on the ground well...im use to trail bikes wanting to raise up and i guess i just need to trust it more...lol....not much of a one wheeler myself.
 

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thanks...i notice it stays on the ground well...im use to trail bikes wanting to raise up and i guess i just need to trust it more...lol....not much of a one wheeler myself.


I used to hunt and peck my way through the rocks. I would get tired and then I'd get stuck. Finally I just got mad and pointed the bike and hit the gas. The TW made it fine. Now I just point and shoot so to speak. I aim the tire, lean forward or stand up, and hit the gas.
 

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14-18 lb. tire pressure for a area like this?




If I'm strictly offroad, I run 12. It works great for all conditions. The rear tire is pretty stiff and the front tire...well, I seriously hope you aren't running the stock front tire, can be run down that low too. I'd go 16-18 if you are doing a true dual sport ride. At least thats what I do. Feel free to adjust the pressure. You may find something that works better for you. Don't be afraid to go low. You'll experience better traction and a better ride. Oh, and if you are doing some major offroad riding, get rid of that stock front tire.
 

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Go faster or gear down...or do both!



Seriously though, just point the front tire in the direction you want to go and roll back the throttle. It may be a little bouncy, but the TW wants to climb.
I live upcanyon about 1,100 feet above my mailbox and only about 1/2 mile as the crow flies. My dirt road winds up the canyon wall for 1 mile of pretty steady climb with some VERY steep sections just after greater than 90 degree turns - I can take (almost) the whole trip up from the mailbox in third gear and I still have grunt left in the bike as long as I keep the speed above 20 mph. She's a gamer!
 
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