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Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,667
Posted By Jim in Texas
I've had many motorcycles that employ a CAN bus...

I've had many motorcycles that employ a CAN bus system for many functions, but they all had many fuses on circuits not under the CAN bus aegis. I still think of them as CAN bus bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 720
Posted By Jim in Texas
CBR250R tires

The bike comes with IRC bias-ply tires, and these are recommended in the owner's manual. Any thoughts on the wisdom of putting radials on these rims? It seems like lots of this model elsewhere in the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 41,625
Posted By Jim in Texas
2011 Aprilia Mana GT ABS horn stops engine

I was out riding today (ambient 106 F), and played with the horn. Many times I could get the engine to shut down, "GEAR" displayed on the dash along with the RED TROUBLE LIGHT. After a second or two...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,230
Posted By Jim in Texas
I love the Big Bend area

Beautiful picture. I've spent a lot of time backpacking in Big Bend, and I would love to get out there on a motorcycle. Don't know if I'm up for that kind of trip from the DFW area!

Do you prefer...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,230
Posted By Jim in Texas
New Bike!

I have been riding a (very nice) Suzuki TU250X, but tomorrow it's being swapped for a white Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS. I'm pretty big (6'1" 230) and looking forward to a larger bike (frame and engine)...
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By Jim in Texas
Seeking new standard bike with ABS

I'm looking for a new, modern bike with old (aka standard) looks. I would like ABS, and it would be great if the ABS could be switched on and off easily (gravey, I know). I've done my homework on the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,445,810
Posted By Jim in Texas
Toolkit

Does anyone have a list of tools they carry with them all the time. My dealer didn't include tools with the bike :(:, though they put together a little kit for me. I would like to buy better quality...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,445,810
Posted By Jim in Texas
Koubalink extensions and mirrors in general

I got the Kouba mirror extensions suggested here, and they position the mirrors well, but I am having trouble getting the mirrors to stay tight at each lock nut junction.

I screwed the mirrors...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,445,810
Posted By Jim in Texas
Learning Curve

Getting better at gear management and turns. Need to work on slow maneuvers. On the MSF bike, well, it was THEIR bike, so I was "braver." I don't duck walk mine, but I do look for wider areas to do...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,445,810
Posted By Jim in Texas
First Ride on my TU250X

Well, I passed the MSF course yesterday after two GRUELING hot days of practice and then went to the DPS this morning and got my motorcycle endorsement (or whatever they call it - a CM license in my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,445,810
Posted By Jim in Texas
It needs to be help upright and level. On side...

It needs to be help upright and level. On side stand no oil will show in the sight glass.
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,445,810
Posted By Jim in Texas
The manual suggests 1" of travel.

The manual suggests 1" of travel.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1,714
Views: 405,506
Posted By Jim in Texas
Thanks

I am about to take up riding for the first time, and I just finished reading this thread. Despite the occassional pissing contest, which seem inevitable in most conversations, it's been very helpful....
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,445,810
Posted By Jim in Texas
Sprocket Details?

Lots of good comments on the F 15 to 16 and R 43 to 41 sprocket switch. Can anyone give (or reiterate) details on the two, including sources?

I gather the GX250 OEM 41 rear works fine on the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,445,810
Posted By Jim in Texas
0 miles. Just bought the motorcycle on Tuesday....

0 miles. Just bought the motorcycle on Tuesday. Next Tuesday/Wednesday is the MSF course, then licensing on Thursday. Hope the nice weather holds.
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,445,810
Posted By Jim in Texas
No, no -- not a good option. :shog Thanks...

No, no -- not a good option. :shog

Thanks for rec on tires. Any recs on high quality tubes for those? I notice they're listed as tubeless, but I guess they fit the stock rims okay with tubes.
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,445,810
Posted By Jim in Texas
Headlight modulator / brake flasher suggestions?

And finally...

I am considering a headlight modulator and a brake light flasher. For the modulator, I'd like it to affect both high and low H4 filaments and be easy to switch off. A couple of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,445,810
Posted By Jim in Texas
New Bike - Thinking about gear indicator

Does anyone know of a simple, reliable, easy to install gear indicator for this bike? Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,445,810
Posted By Jim in Texas
Tire Suggestions?

Could anyone list a couple of specific options for tire replacement on the TU250X? I am looking for nice, sticky tires to keep the rubber down. Will ride mostly on country back roads at slow to...
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