Hello. I have 400 miles on my 2012 TW 200. I am being careful to break it in properly. It's my very first motorcycle, and I love it! I have been lurking around this forum to find lots of great advice on changing the oil, luggage racks, and getting ideas for personal tweaks I would like to add. I live in Salt Lake City, so I anticipate keeping it stored from mid Dec to Feb, so I have a battery tender on the way. Thanks to all.
Now, what do you recommend carrying as a small but essential repair kit?
I took it for a short trail ride around a big hill, a loop ride totaling about 20 miles. The trail conditions changed drastically as I progressed. What began as smooth and dusty on top of hard packed clay quickly turned to desert pavement, and then to sharp shale rocks and boulders as the trail climbed out of the flats. I was grateful the motorcycle didn't suffer a punctured tire. It could have been a long walk back to the truck. I came away with a new desire to find a good light weight pump, some CO2, tube patch kit, extra tubes . . . that sort of thing. I also began wondering if there is something else that is typically vulnerable to breakage, like the chain or cables. Any recommendations? Am I over thinking this (as in I really shouldn't be worrying about that 'cus they never break down)?
Also, if I store it, should I add a fuel stabilizer? Full tank of gas or almost empty?