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    Get a good helmet along with some spare face shields. A mesh jacket and pants with some armor,gloves and boots. Even a slow speed tip over can be bad news to your body if you hit your head or knee.

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    Just got back from two weeks in Oz - too bad I couldn't have my bike with me!

    Thanks for all the good advice. One question - what type of oil would you recommend to take with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mapledell View Post
    Just got back from two weeks in Oz - too bad I couldn't have my bike with me!

    Thanks for all the good advice. One question - what type of oil would you recommend to take with?
    Damn, You just had to go and ask another "What Oil" question.

    I will bow out of this one right after I say Mobil 1 4T racing oil for motorcycles with a wet clutch in 10 W 40. We have some here who will say Baby Oil, Olive Oil and just about any other personal lubricant you might imagine but I just say what I know works.

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    O or X ring chain, better front tire, some tire patches, Cycle rack. I have been to Cuba 4 or 5 times and it is my favorite place on the planet so far. Hope you have a great time. Don't know what your doing there but if they need a mechanic let me know ...I'll go get the TW ready!
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    My friend and I were both supposed to move to Cuba to supply Diesel engine service and parts .My friend moved down 6 months before I was supposed to join him ,he brought 7 containers of parts ,two Harley choppers and his airplane .They wouldn't allow him to use the Harley's ,so he bought an old suicide shift one local and ran it around .One night his headlight went out in between towns ,and he hit a boulder the size of a volleyball on the road and fell off of the bike .He was able to get back up and ride to the next town where he died before the doctor arrived to help him .I suggest you check if your bike is allowed ( his were not ) ,and that you pack some good lighting and a spare bulb or two at the least .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce's View Post
    My friend and I were both supposed to move to Cuba to supply Diesel engine service and parts .My friend moved down 6 months before I was supposed to join him ,he brought 7 containers of parts ,two Harley choppers and his airplane .They wouldn't allow him to use the Harley's ,so he bought an old suicide shift one local and ran it around .One night his headlight went out in between towns ,and he hit a boulder the size of a volleyball on the road and fell off of the bike .He was able to get back up and ride to the next town where he died before the doctor arrived to help him .I suggest you check if your bike is allowed ( his were not ) ,and that you pack some good lighting and a spare bulb or two at the least .
    wow, sorry about your friend.

    luckily i'll be going down for the US gubmint and they're taking care of my shipment. the cuban government lets us import a bike for personal use so long as it's less than 3 years old (hence me buying a new one, otherwise i'd have saved $$ and done the DIY route).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mapledell View Post
    Hi all,

    I'm new to the forum and have really enjoyed reading through all the old threads to get some good ideas. I just got my new 2016 TW200 last week and it has been a blast to ride.

    I bought the TW to take with me overseas, as I will be transferring for work in just a few months. It will be a two year assignment in a developing country with very poor infrastructure.




    I basically need to take everything with me to maintain and repair the bike for two years. I'm hoping you can help me identify all the parts and special tools (if any) that I will need there.










































    Here's my starting list:

    1. spare front tire
    2. spare rear tire
    3. oil filters
    4. oil
    5. fuel filters
    6. various bulbs

    What am I missing? What tends to go out first when being daily driven?

    Thanks so much! I love this forum so far.

    -Justin

    depends on what country, many of those places use the motorcycle as the main transport. But the TW is not exported all over, so things like the odd tire size could be a problem. light bulbs and such you could find, along with chains
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