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    First mod? What to do?

    Hey all, New guy here and a proud owner of one day old 2015 TW200. 600 miles. Looks as new and as I will be moving from the bay area in CA to Mohave Valley AZ I am looking to see what the first must do modification I should be looking to do to my new family member. Has a rear rack, KN air filter rear sprocket changed for higher speeds. Since I am new to the world of TW what do you all think about my to do list?
    Thanks. I look forward to responses and going through the past forum post.

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    Welcome. How about a pic? Are you going to ride it in the dirt a lot or mostly street iding. I'll start with one, hand guards are good if you drop your bike they protect the levers.
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    skid plate can be invaluable. quick, easy, cheap insurance. Welcome, there is a lot of interesting reading here.
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    Congrats on the new bike and welcome to the forum!

    Too bad you are leaving the area, you could have joined the rest of us Nutjobs for one of our rides.

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    #34 pilot jet
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    Larger footpegs and taller bars or risers...

    Oh and welcome!!
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    Larger tank for more range - I suggest something from an XT350, because who doesn't want to ride almost 300 miles between fill-ups?
    And if you do that, you will definitely need a Seat Concepts upgrade to protect your butt

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    Risers, hand guards, oil change(re use stock filter), heated grips, new front tire if any dirt, big smile!


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    Strap a water bottle and a phone on the back and ride it for two days straight. After the two days, you will know what mods you need or desire most. The water bottle and phone are to keep you alive for the two days you are considering the question. Something to carry "stuff" is high on my list; then you can decide what stuff you want to carry. Enjoy the ride.
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    All great suggestions, you came to the right place!

    Here are my suggestions:

    Get the K&N filter outta there ASAP - the Mojave is really dusty, K&N air filters aren't very good at filtering.....anything. (I tested them in the Mojave when I worked for Polaris, they suck.)

    That would be my first mod.

    +1 on H20.

    If it runs well and doesn't need any other maintenance, spend some $ and get a larger fuel tank.

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