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Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2013, 05:39 AM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
I ran into the same issues that you describe. ...

I ran into the same issues that you describe. Where I live in eastern KY the roads are a winding mass of up and down stretches through the mountains. I loved the TU, but on long uphill stretches I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2013, 04:48 AM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
+1

+1
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2012, 07:16 AM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
+1

+1
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2012, 09:52 AM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
DutchBoy, I agree with NJ-Brett on this. I...

DutchBoy,

I agree with NJ-Brett on this. I waited about putting on the 16 tooth sprocket and once I made the change I regretted waiting so long. You can still putt through intersections and such...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2012, 05:06 AM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
I gotta agree with Rivercreep here. The Titanium...

I gotta agree with Rivercreep here. The Titanium TU looks classy and the speed can match any pink one. Come to think of it, the pink ones are kind of like the HD 883 Sporters, sort of a girlie bike...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2012, 07:18 PM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
I got a StreetShield EX from National Cycle. No...

I got a StreetShield EX from National Cycle. No problems from them, shipped right away, sales people friendly & knew what they were doing. I ordered directly from their website. Here's a link:
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2012, 05:07 AM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
I sympathize with you about staying away from...

I sympathize with you about staying away from where the deer are. Unfortunately around here that's just about everywhere, so once the rut starts I just park the bike for anything other than low...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2012, 04:43 AM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
+1 :thumb

+1 :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2012, 04:45 AM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
+1

+1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2012, 04:53 AM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
Guess he's gotta have something for penetration....

Guess he's gotta have something for penetration. :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2012, 05:10 AM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
WV is pretty. About 2 months ago (about a month...

WV is pretty. About 2 months ago (about a month before I traded my TU) I rode from Pikeville, KY over to Logan, WV one Saturday. (for you folks that watched "Hatfields & McCoys" that should ring a...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2012, 05:46 AM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
Have you looked at the TU250X? It's similar,...

Have you looked at the TU250X? It's similar, with the same engine & drivetrain. Some of the owners are modding them in lots of different t ways. There's a thread in the "Thumpers" forum.
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2012, 06:23 PM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
Cool find CDNbiker. It's reminiscent of the old...

Cool find CDNbiker. It's reminiscent of the old '68 Suzuki 100cc I spotted at a roadside garage last fall while out riding my TU. The owner brought out the key and kicked it one time. It fired...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2012, 08:04 AM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
Another vote for the TU. Unless you need...

Another vote for the TU. Unless you need interstate speed for long hauls or big hills at high speed the TU may be all the bike you ever need. It's definitely more fun riding a bike that's not...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2012, 08:55 AM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
Bonnie at the office

And here is Bonnie at the office this morning, with the addition of the Dowco tail-bag.

http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z437/EastKY_DO/IMG_0077.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2012, 08:47 AM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
Traded the TU

The dealership gave me a good trade in price for the Suzuki and got me the replacement I wanted.

Here they are together . . ....
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2012, 08:39 AM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
Farewell to my TU

Since I have been unable to convince my wife that we need two bikes (as she has said that she is not going to learn to ride), & I wanted a few more horses to get up the hills on the eastern KY...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2012, 06:55 PM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
Got some good riding in today. Every time I...

Got some good riding in today. Every time I thought about heading for home I remembered another curvy road not too far away. Altogether about 180 miles. Wish I could go play some more tomorrow, but...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-23-2012, 08:47 AM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
Nature Drive

Along Nature Drive at the Breaks Interstate Park on the border between Kentucky & Virginia.
http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z437/EastKY_DO/IMG_0447m.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2012, 11:12 AM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
You are SOOO right! I finally got around to...

You are SOOO right! I finally got around to changing the sprocket and WOW! . . . kick, kick, kick . . . I think for the hills around here the front change will be enough, but ya never know.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2012, 05:31 AM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
That is a cool idea, using the original signal...

That is a cool idea, using the original signal brackets. I love the look of your bike, especially the custom seatcover.
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2012, 07:26 PM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
Was it red? :D

Was it red? :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2012, 06:28 PM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
I suppose I could just load the bike in the bed...

I suppose I could just load the bike in the bed of my truck, haul it to Memphis, park the truck and ride once I get there. :D

Now, I really need your help influencing my wife. :evil

Doc
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2012, 10:26 AM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
I hear what you're sayin' Brett. I don't want to...

I hear what you're sayin' Brett. I don't want to get on the slab to get to someplace fun to ride though. I have a son who lives in Memphis and I can make the trip from Pikeville in about 8-9 hours...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2012, 06:55 PM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
Hey Chaplain, Are you still getting the same...

Hey Chaplain,

Are you still getting the same MPG as you were earlier, around 60-65? I have been getting a little frustrated with the mileage I'm getting, but I remembered you saying that you were...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2012, 04:15 PM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
Welcome to the club Cruisin'! Yes, to post pics...

Welcome to the club Cruisin'! Yes, to post pics you use Photobucket or Flickr or similar. Be sue and post a shot of the big grin on your face!
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8,722
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Posted By EastKY_DO
Hey Everyone, long time no type. I just...

Hey Everyone, long time no type. I just finished the valve check & adjustment on my TU. This was the FIRST time wrenching on a bike other that to change the oil. Wow, what tight spaces! The...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2012, 10:50 AM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
You've been reading my mind! :lol3

You've been reading my mind! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2012, 06:00 AM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
Going by the looks of the 'raindrop' camouflage...

Going by the looks of the 'raindrop' camouflage and the style of the closure straps, I would say that those are surplus, former East German dispatch / saddlebags. I wonder if Sportsman's Guide has...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8,722
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Posted By EastKY_DO
I nominate all of you guys that are riding out...

I nominate all of you guys that are riding out there in the sub-freezing temps charter members of the BBB, the Blue Balls Brigade! Call me a weenie, but I need temps above 34F before I venture out. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2011, 12:25 PM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
100000% agreement with you! When I saw that seat...

100000% agreement with you! When I saw that seat on an otherwise classic looking bike I wanted to barf. :puke2
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2011, 12:46 PM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
Ditto!!

Ditto!!
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2011, 08:57 AM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
Hey Chaplain, I can sympathize with you...

Hey Chaplain,

I can sympathize with you about the mileage. I'm getting similar mileage as you describe & I'm thinking the hills have a lot to do with it. I'm in the area around Pikeville, KY, and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2011, 06:47 PM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
Nice pics there, fazer. I've been rather silent...

Nice pics there, fazer. I've been rather silent lately. No time to ride with the holidays and work. :-( It's good to see the TU faithful are still on the roads. Keep sending the good shots.
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2011, 08:04 AM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
100% agreement with that! The one thing that I...

100% agreement with that! The one thing that I don't have enough of.:cry
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2011, 03:57 PM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
Love the pic Darmie. Is it still that green...

Love the pic Darmie. Is it still that green around Myrtle Beach? Around here even most of the fall colors are gone. Bummer.
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2011, 05:27 AM
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Posted By EastKY_DO
I can relate. It's not as cold as that here but...

I can relate. It's not as cold as that here but it's been cold enough for some ice patches to form. I rode to work yesterday where the temp outside was about 39 as I left the house. I found that...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,481,377
Posted By EastKY_DO
Hey at least they're bringing them in for the...

Hey at least they're bringing them in for the model year. There were no 2010 models here. It was inevitable that the price would go up with the way the politicians are weakening the dollar all over...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,314
Posted By EastKY_DO
Hey Brett, If you don't need a tag on the...

Hey Brett,

If you don't need a tag on the bike and want to go slow on just about any terrain imaginable look at a Rokon Trail-Breaker. They are the oddest bike in the world. I bought a used one...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2011, 05:03 AM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,481,377
Posted By EastKY_DO
I can echo that VAKen. I've seen several deer...

I can echo that VAKen. I've seen several deer out around here lately. If any of you guys (& gals) decide to ride around eastern Kentucky you should also watch out for elk. Yesterday evening I was...
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