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Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2013, 07:32 AM
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Posted By Gyokusai
I've never been terribly worried about my plate...

I've never been terribly worried about my plate showing, but some people value their privacy very highly, I guess.

I've found bar end mirrors to be useful, the only problem is if you drop the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2012, 07:12 PM
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Posted By Gyokusai
QFT. I can pretty much nail all my variations in...

QFT. I can pretty much nail all my variations in MPG every time it happens.
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2012, 06:05 PM
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Posted By Gyokusai
haha, man I was a much bigger help the first time...

haha, man I was a much bigger help the first time around. My memory must be going bad in my old age, should've just uploaded the photo again!
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8,698
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Posted By Gyokusai
The way I got a feel for it was to just use one...

The way I got a feel for it was to just use one of the smallest feeler gauges until I understood exactly where it was going in. It is a little tricky.

By 3k miles my exhaust valve was getting a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8,698
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Posted By Gyokusai
Contacts for my brake light broke off, so I'm...

Contacts for my brake light broke off, so I'm thinking I might just install an aftermarket brake light. Anyone have any they'd recommend? Or should I just repair my current one or replace it with the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8,698
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Posted By Gyokusai
It says in the manual that comes with the bike, I...

It says in the manual that comes with the bike, I think, but I don't have it handy.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-21-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 110,292
Posted By Gyokusai
I'm kind of suspecting that you are the indian...

I'm kind of suspecting that you are the indian...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-18-2012, 12:50 PM
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Views: 110,292
Posted By Gyokusai
heh, I just got back from that area, and I was...

heh, I just got back from that area, and I was hungry for tacos too.... too bad I didn't know about this place yet!
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8,698
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Posted By Gyokusai
Never thought about doing that until today, but...

Never thought about doing that until today, but I'm sure considering it now!
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2012, 04:14 PM
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Posted By Gyokusai
Finally rode long enough non-stop for the seat to...

Finally rode long enough non-stop for the seat to start making my ass hurt. It took about 6 hours. Beautiful day though. Crossed the Hudson River twice. Definitely worth it.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2012, 10:40 PM
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Posted By Gyokusai
It took me a little longer the first time because...

It took me a little longer the first time because I couldn't really see where to put the feeler gauge in. I just took a really thin one and felt around until I could get them to slide in. It's sorta...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2012, 12:37 PM
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Posted By Gyokusai
I was pretty disappointed when I couldn't find a...

I was pretty disappointed when I couldn't find a used red one when I was buying last year, but the gray looks a lot better in person and it grew on me.
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2012, 01:42 PM
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Posted By Gyokusai
Maybe it's a NJ-area term? I'm familiar with it...

Maybe it's a NJ-area term? I'm familiar with it and I'm originally from NJ.
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2012, 11:08 PM
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Posted By Gyokusai
I warmed up my gloves on my exhaust a few times...

I warmed up my gloves on my exhaust a few times during the winter. One time I left them on a little too long...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8,698
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Posted By Gyokusai
God favors drunks, children and 250cc motorcycles.

God favors drunks, children and 250cc motorcycles.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2012, 09:22 PM
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Posted By Gyokusai
I've heard a lot of good things about the Versys,...

I've heard a lot of good things about the Versys, but it's out of the question for me since I'm short. I heard it has a high seat height.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8,698
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Posted By Gyokusai
What's wrong with these people getting rid of...

What's wrong with these people getting rid of their TU-250s so quickly?!? Guess it's peer pressure from bigger CC friends. :D
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2012, 10:14 PM
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Posted By Gyokusai
I think I read that the latest (the 2012) passes...

I think I read that the latest (the 2012) passes California emissions, but I may be wrong. I'd research it. The earlier ones definitely do not.

Still, you can get a used one with X amount of miles...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2012, 03:37 PM
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Posted By Gyokusai
I see a lot of people talking about bigger bikes...

I see a lot of people talking about bigger bikes on the internet and in person, but given how much I love the TU andreading your posts about how you've had bigger bikes and prefer this one, I'll...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2012, 10:01 PM
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Posted By Gyokusai
I weigh about 160lbs and I get it up to 80 or so...

I weigh about 160lbs and I get it up to 80 or so if I gun it down a flat straightaway and tuck in with stock gearing. I'm going to switch out my front sprocket but there's some big hills near me and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2012, 10:19 AM
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Posted By Gyokusai
You'll get more power as the engine breaks in,...

You'll get more power as the engine breaks in, and it keeps breaking in for a long time. Still, you're going to be doing some downshifting on hills with this bike. Everything else it does GREAT.
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2012, 10:19 AM
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Posted By Gyokusai
Stop and take the tour at Luray Caverns if you...

Stop and take the tour at Luray Caverns if you have some extra time. They're pretty awesome.
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2012, 08:22 AM
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Posted By Gyokusai
My rear squared up at just under 3k.

My rear squared up at just under 3k.
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2012, 01:23 PM
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Posted By Gyokusai
Found this from NJ Brett in the forum, so I'm...

Found this from NJ Brett in the forum, so I'm going to assume if the line is close and I'm seeing the "T" I'm OK. :)

I don't remember about the valve marks, but I do remember its hard to get it to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2012, 01:13 PM
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Posted By Gyokusai
I'm doing my first valve adjustment on the bike...

I'm doing my first valve adjustment on the bike and I'm not sure if TDC is the line that goes across or the small "T" shaped mark above the line. Which one do I want to have even with the triangle? ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8,698
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Posted By Gyokusai
Yikes. I did the exact same thing. I better look...

Yikes. I did the exact same thing. I better look into some way of reinforcing them.
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8,698
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Posted By Gyokusai
I haven't replaced my o rings and seals either...

I haven't replaced my o rings and seals either without any problems, but I'm only a shade under 3k miles.
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2012, 08:27 AM
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Posted By Gyokusai
Maybe the cover over the oil filter is not...

Maybe the cover over the oil filter is not tightened enough? Oil could leak out of there.
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2012, 01:58 PM
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Posted By Gyokusai
I hear those are all very good, but I've only...

I hear those are all very good, but I've only read hough so far.
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8,698
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Posted By Gyokusai
Love the colors on your Bonneville. I'd feel...

Love the colors on your Bonneville. I'd feel better killing a puppy than trading in my TU though!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-22-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 1,872
Views: 110,292
Posted By Gyokusai
heh, I almost rode out to the same wrong kilns....

heh, I almost rode out to the same wrong kilns....
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8,698
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Posted By Gyokusai
I think I'm going to have to spray it with salt...

I think I'm going to have to spray it with salt water, fill the gas tank with molasses and hit it with a sledgehammer to accomplish that.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8,698
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Posted By Gyokusai
That's not such a terrible idea! :)

That's not such a terrible idea! :)
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8,698
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Posted By Gyokusai
I don't think I'll ever be able to trade in my...

I don't think I'll ever be able to trade in my TU-250. It'd break my heart. I might add a second bike sometime, but I'm keeping the TU until it explodes.
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 8,698
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Posted By Gyokusai
Between NJBrett and you it looks like I'm good to...

Between NJBrett and you it looks like I'm good to go with that tire setup. Thanks for the replies!
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8,698
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Posted By Gyokusai
Got a Dunlop D404 to replace my worn rear tire....

Got a Dunlop D404 to replace my worn rear tire. If I leave my unworn front Cheng Shin on, will I experience any handling issues due to different tread patterns? The pattern doesn't look exactly the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8,698
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Posted By Gyokusai
Take comfort in the fact that you are nowheres...

Take comfort in the fact that you are nowheres near the first person to do this. I triple check every time to make sure I have the right one.
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2012, 12:45 AM
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Posted By Gyokusai
When I worked for the post office delivering...

When I worked for the post office delivering mail, they taught us to avoid left turns whenever possible. The routes would tend to be designed that way. I try to follow the same philosophy on my bike,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8,698
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Posted By Gyokusai
Roadfinder nailed it, no other replies even...

Roadfinder nailed it, no other replies even necessary!
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,403
Posted By Gyokusai
I used to live in the same area and I can't agree...

I used to live in the same area and I can't agree more.
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