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Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 06:44 AM
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Posted By Roadfinder
Here's a link to a DIY rack from the GZ250...

Here's a link to a DIY rack from the GZ250 forum...I haven't made one but the idea should easily be adapted to our TU250.
http://www.gz250bike.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2823&highlight=rack
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 07:39 PM
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Posted By Roadfinder
Glad you and the TU sustained minimal damage. ...

Glad you and the TU sustained minimal damage. The only good thing about dropping a bike is that you never forget it and how fast it happens. Heal fast and watch that new chain. :eyes
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2013, 08:26 PM
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Posted By Roadfinder
Just a guess, that your hand brushed the top of...

Just a guess, that your hand brushed the top of the kill switch next to the mirror. :hmmmmm
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2013, 11:26 AM
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Posted By Roadfinder
His site lists dry weight, I think the TU250X is...

His site lists dry weight, I think the TU250X is 326lb.(from owners manual) wet weight (oil, brake fluid, full gas tank).
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2013, 11:20 AM
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Posted By Roadfinder
If your OCD gets to you, drain the oil into a pan...

If your OCD gets to you, drain the oil into a pan and put 48oz (1.5 US quarts) back. If the filter is changed then put 51oz (1.6 US quarts) in. :D

On my TU the throttle cable guide was missing...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2013, 11:20 AM
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Views: 1,414,560
Posted By Roadfinder
Engine oil, without filter change...

Engine oil, without filter change .......................................... 1400 ml (1.5 US qt)
With filter change ................................................................. 1500 ml (1.6 US...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,414,560
Posted By Roadfinder
Some owners have had a stalling problem. The...

Some owners have had a stalling problem. The throttle STOP screw (page 7-28 in the owner's manual) should be adjusted. A search on this thread for THROTTLE STOP or STALLING should turn up some posts....
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2013, 11:24 AM
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Posted By Roadfinder
I followed NJ-Brett's method and it works fine....

I followed NJ-Brett's method and it works fine. As you raise the jack you may want to put a 1 inch board under the side stand to keep the bike stable as it rises. (I used 2, 1"X10" boards, about a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2012, 07:43 PM
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Posted By Roadfinder
16T sprocket...you want this one: (fits Suzuki...

16T sprocket...you want this one: (fits Suzuki GZ250)
http://www.amazon.com/JT-Sprockets-JTF434-16-Steel-Sprocket/dp/B001AVS6H2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1352518809&sr=8-2&keywords=jt+16T+sprocket
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2012, 08:06 PM
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Posted By Roadfinder
...and the Kawasaki W400 looks good too. :freaky ...

...and the Kawasaki W400 looks good too. :freaky
http://www.a819.com/picture/usedbike/0016-0001-200611270002/gazou1/200611270002g1.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2012, 08:00 AM
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Posted By Roadfinder
The 16T is the right one. The 41T must fit a...

The 16T is the right one. The 41T must fit a Suzuki GZ250 and that one says it does not. I ordered mine from cheapcycleparts.com...this part number:

Suzuki 41t rear sprocket*: 64511-13FA0
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2012, 09:07 AM
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Posted By Roadfinder
:thumb:thumb:thumb

:thumb:thumb:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,414,560
Posted By Roadfinder
Yesterday, waiting to turn left at a red...

Yesterday, waiting to turn left at a red light...55'ish guy pulls up in his car, in the right lane. Rolls his window down and says; "Nice!" I look over and he says; "That's a beautiful bike!" All I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,414,560
Posted By Roadfinder
Don't be too tough on yourself...I totally missed...

Don't be too tough on yourself...I totally missed that it was originally posted by you. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2012, 06:42 PM
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Posted By Roadfinder
post # 6841 is where you saw it: ...

post # 6841 is where you saw it:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=414302&page=457
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2012, 07:22 AM
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Views: 1,414,560
Posted By Roadfinder
No video for the rear sprocket. I followed the...

No video for the rear sprocket. I followed the rear wheel removal instructions in the owners manual...pages 7-58, 7-59, 7-60 and 7-61. I used a hydraulic floor-jack on the steel plate in front of the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,414,560
Posted By Roadfinder
I used my Sears electric impact gun on the front...

I used my Sears electric impact gun on the front sprocket nut and had no problem at all spinning it off. I used my torque wrench to put it back on. I also changed the rear to 41T at the same time...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,414,560
Posted By Roadfinder
Page 7-20 of the owner's manual: 0.6 to 0.7mm ...

Page 7-20 of the owner's manual:
0.6 to 0.7mm (0.024 to 0.028 inch)
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2012, 11:21 AM
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Views: 1,414,560
Posted By Roadfinder
Brett, Thanks for the information about the...

Brett,
Thanks for the information about the intake valve...makes me feel I did the right thing by leaving it untouched. :thumb:nod
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2012, 07:03 AM
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Posted By Roadfinder
Valve clearance adjusting

At 900 miles, I decided to adjust the valve clearance. I was going to set the intake to .002 inches and exhaust to .004 inches. When I measured the exhaust it was already at .004 so I left it alone....
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2012, 06:02 PM
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Posted By Roadfinder
I use a pencil-gauge. If you roll the rear tire...

I use a pencil-gauge. If you roll the rear tire until the valve stem as at 10 or 11 o'clock you should be able to get it on for a reading.:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2012, 05:18 AM
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Posted By Roadfinder
The Suzuki GZ250 torque specs are: (The TU250X...

The Suzuki GZ250 torque specs are: (The TU250X clamp bolts use the same torque)
Upper clamp bolt 16.5 ft/lbs
Lower clamp bolt 24.0 ft/lbs
Here's a link to its service manual...should be close, if...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2012, 05:17 AM
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Views: 1,414,560
Posted By Roadfinder
Read this thread from the TU250 Riders Forum. My...

Read this thread from the TU250 Riders Forum. My speedometer cable guide/clamp was no problem, but the throttle cable guide/clamp was missing. In my case, over time, the throttle cable could be...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,414,560
Posted By Roadfinder
I do Tai Chi daily for 15 to 20 minutes...works...

I do Tai Chi daily for 15 to 20 minutes...works very well for me and my aversion to "sweatin' to the oldies". It's great for balance and whole body mechanics. Also makes me look exotic. :nod
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2012, 07:52 PM
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Posted By Roadfinder
At our ages, you may not want to wait a year. :D ...

At our ages, you may not want to wait a year. :D Hey, I can still pass for 60. :photog
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2012, 12:04 PM
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Posted By Roadfinder
No one but you can decide whether riding is right...

No one but you can decide whether riding is right for you. I know that's obvious but it puts the decision in your hands. If you get hurt or worse, no one else to blame. Now, that said, I owned bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2012, 07:16 PM
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Posted By Roadfinder
Post #3321 :deal ...

Post #3321 :deal
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16772809&postcount=3321
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,414,560
Posted By Roadfinder
Appropriate first bike for me?

Here's my take on the TU250X as a first bike...I don't think you could go wrong. If your intent is not to rumble down the road, smoking the rear tire or doing wheelies; you're in good company here....
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,414,560
Posted By Roadfinder
I think with care and a heat gun/hair dryer; this...

I think with care and a heat gun/hair dryer; this might not look bad:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silver-Chrome-Sign-Vinyl-6-x-10-feet-LongLife-/120415022289?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c094b6cd1...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,414,560
Posted By Roadfinder
One of my Christmas favorites. Merry Christmas,...

One of my Christmas favorites. Merry Christmas, all. :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUELu8o5KJg
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8,670
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Posted By Roadfinder
You slept thru it the first time. 10-11-2011,...

You slept thru it the first time. 10-11-2011, 02:47 PM post#3823 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=17051615&postcount=3823) :D
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Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,414,560
Posted By Roadfinder
It's not unusual for a TU to average 80 to 85...

It's not unusual for a TU to average 80 to 85 mpg. :loadedMy last tank was 85.4 mpg. It does weigh 100 pounds less than the V7 and only 250cc.
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2011, 02:19 PM
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Views: 1,414,560
Posted By Roadfinder
I did the same for years and had the same results...

I did the same for years and had the same results as you. I do the Techron now more to convince myself that the ethanol or MTBE added to gasoline may or may not cause problems over time. An ounce of...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2011, 06:34 AM
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Views: 1,414,560
Posted By Roadfinder
I've been using Techron in all my gas engines for...

I've been using Techron in all my gas engines for years and never had a problem with the fuel injectors or stale gas. Riding mower, snow blower, Miata, wife's Buick and TU250x. I add one ounce per...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,414,560
Posted By Roadfinder
Here's a link to a flood-rescue TU that was...

Here's a link to a flood-rescue TU that was posted in the TU250riders forum. "R" title near Pittsburgh.
http://www.tu250riders.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=449
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,414,560
Posted By Roadfinder
Spaghetti with sausage and tomato sauce. (No...

Spaghetti with sausage and tomato sauce. (No oregano or bay leaves?) ...and dental cavities for the trick-or-treaters. :D
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,414,560
Posted By Roadfinder
JackJack, The owner's manual for the GZ250 has...

JackJack,
The owner's manual for the GZ250 has the oil change and filter outlined on pages 46 and 47 (same procedure for the TU250X). You can download it here:
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,414,560
Posted By Roadfinder
That's really clever and it scared the hell out...

That's really clever and it scared the hell out of my pet acorn squash. :confused:yikes :2cry :D
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,414,560
Posted By Roadfinder
You would think that Suzuki would get the TU...

You would think that Suzuki would get the TU certified in California; if for no other reason than to sell them to the MSF classes. Cal. must have more MSF classes than most other states.

Spent...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,414,560
Posted By Roadfinder
I used my electric impact wrench and the nut spun...

I used my electric impact wrench and the nut spun right off. No problem at all; just make sure you flatten the bend in the lock-washer before removing the nut. You'll like how the 16T sprocket...
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