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Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 29,804
Posted By Ditmo
I looked at the RS when they first came out. The...

I looked at the RS when they first came out. The small gas tank gave me pause, and the dealer wasn't willing to budge on price. I ended up getting a used XL883R for a lot less. I like the looks,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,414,889
Posted By Ditmo
It's amazing how much stronger the bike feels...

It's amazing how much stronger the bike feels after 3 or 4 thousand miles on it. I'm religious about maintaining the bike, but when it come to washing...... I can wash or ride.
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,414,889
Posted By Ditmo
Laugh The TU is great around town. My girlfriend has...

The TU is great around town. My girlfriend has been riding it, just got her endorsement! When she rides the TU she's gotten 86 & 88mpg. Holy Crap!!! The best I've ever gotten is 79mpg, and my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,543
Posted By Ditmo
If it's over 40F and the roads are clear I ride....

If it's over 40F and the roads are clear I ride. I put way more miles on my bikes than my truck. Depending upon the errand is what bike I ride. Most of the time I'm on my Tu250x. If I'm going to buy...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4,648
Views: 848,622
Posted By Ditmo
For the U.S. The R models are still available...

For the U.S. The R models are still available overseas.
Forum: Vendors 04-17-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,023
Posted By Ditmo
Bought the taillight rack. Fits perfect and was...

Bought the taillight rack. Fits perfect and was shipped quick. Thanks for making it. Makes my TU250 even more versitale as my daily commuter.
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,361
Posted By Ditmo
I use a TU250X for my commute. Light and handy...

I use a TU250X for my commute. Light and handy with enough oomph to get around town. I'm averaging 75mpg. Fuel injected for those cold mornings, just start it up and go. Easy maintenance as well.
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,261
Posted By Ditmo
One of my nicknames is fireplug. :lol3 Depends...

One of my nicknames is fireplug. :lol3 Depends on which friend you ask if I'm alien or not.

I wouldn't want a 1200GS to go off road with. Doesn't seem practical even if I could flat foot it. ...
Forum: Beasts 11-29-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,261
Posted By Ditmo
I'm 5'4" w/ 28" inseam. I just slide my butt...

I'm 5'4" w/ 28" inseam. I just slide my butt over and put my left foot down. My Wee intimidated me at first, but I got used to it. You just have to pay attention to where you stop. I think its...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,414,889
Posted By Ditmo
Moto those are nice photos. I had the same...

Moto those are nice photos. I had the same thought about dropping the bike. :huh
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,414,889
Posted By Ditmo
That's the bag. I don't have any pictures, but I...

That's the bag. I don't have any pictures, but I like it. It's got four straps that you attach to the bike and then clip onto the bag. Easy on and off. It's a little smaller than the cortech bag...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,414,889
Posted By Ditmo
It was a cortech sport tailbag. I just had it...

It was a cortech sport tailbag. I just had it bungied on. I had the liner to my jacket, rain pants, and gloves in there. I've got locking luggage on my other two bikes. Now I've got an Ogio tail...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,414,889
Posted By Ditmo
I put all my mileage in www.fuelly.com now. My...

I put all my mileage in www.fuelly.com now. My TU is averaging 72mpg. It would be higher, but half my mileage is not recorded. I write down every tank of fuel and the mileage, but didn't start...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,606
Posted By Ditmo
I like it. Nice job. I've got the leatherlykes...

I like it. Nice job. I've got the leatherlykes on my sportster. Good luggage for the price.
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,414,889
Posted By Ditmo
I get those questions all the time. What year is...

I get those questions all the time. What year is it? How long did it take to restore? I think its pretty cool how retro our bikes look. Just glad they don't run and handle like a retro bike. I...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 26,198
Posted By Ditmo
I did enjoy my test ride on an XR. I just wanted...

I did enjoy my test ride on an XR. I just wanted a traditionally styled XL. Price was an issue as well. The XR MSRP is $11799, the 1200 Custom is $10,299 and the Superlow is $7999. For $12K I'd...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 26,198
Posted By Ditmo
I don't understand why HD discontinued the R...

I don't understand why HD discontinued the R model in the US. You can still buy them internationally. Why in the world can't you just get a normal XL instead of all these super extra ridiculous low...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 26,198
Posted By Ditmo
This thread is cracking me up. I like my...

This thread is cracking me up.

I like my sportster. I always have to laugh when I go to the dealership in my gear and see all the pirates. I am so out of place with my full face helmet and hiviz...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-30-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,404
Posted By Ditmo
Just ordered myself a copy. Thanks for the heads...

Just ordered myself a copy. Thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,414,889
Posted By Ditmo
When Suzuki sent me a survey I suggested that...

When Suzuki sent me a survey I suggested that they make a 400cc version. The only thing the TU doesn't do well is the super slab. That's mostly because of all the idiots on the super slab. I have...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8,670
Views: 1,414,889
Posted By Ditmo
I just put 85 octane in mine. Does just fine. ...

I just put 85 octane in mine. Does just fine. At altitude you don't need as much Octane because the air is a lot less dense. If you are not getting any pinging there is no reason to go to a higher...
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,034
Posted By Ditmo
I put a murph's brace on my Wee and I think it...

I put a murph's brace on my Wee and I think it made a huge difference. Best farkle I've spent money on. I noticed a big difference on the highway in winds and big semi's. The Wee also tracks a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,883
Posted By Ditmo
Yes PMCS is a necessary evil. Former 11B. I...

Yes PMCS is a necessary evil. Former 11B. I almost bought a bonneville, but I got a good deal on the sportster. I also have the Wee because of its reliability record. The fairings are a PITA for...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,883
Posted By Ditmo
I'll chime in here. I've got a sporty and the...

I'll chime in here. I've got a sporty and the TU250X. Both are easy to maintain and work on. For an all around bike I'd choose the sporty because I can take it on the interstate if I have to. I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,934
Posted By Ditmo
2009 DL650 Avg 50mpg Best 56 Worst 43 2009...

2009 DL650 Avg 50mpg Best 56 Worst 43
2009 TU250X Avg 75mpg Best 79 Worst 68
2007 XL883R Avg 44mpg Best 51 Worst 39

I keep a log book and know every tank of gas and the mileage I'm getting in...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,304
Posted By Ditmo
I like the RS. I almost bought one, but got a...

I like the RS. I almost bought one, but got a used Sportster XL883R instead. If my choices were only the super ultra maximum low low low sportsters or the RS I would take the RS. Why can't HD make...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4,648
Views: 848,622
Posted By Ditmo
I've just gotten used to carrying my helmet with...

I've just gotten used to carrying my helmet with me if I'm on my sportster or my TU250. If I'm on the Wee I lock it in the top box. I had a friend who had his helmet messed with when he had it...
Forum: Beasts 05-27-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,812
Posted By Ditmo
I like my Wee. Relatively easy maintenance on...

I like my Wee. Relatively easy maintenance on most items. Valves and Throttle body sync not so much. Great reputation for reliability. I've gotten decent MPG on mine. I average 48mpg in normal...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,045
Posted By Ditmo
I looked at the bonneville, sportster, v7...

I looked at the bonneville, sportster, v7 classic, and honda shadow RS. I ended up with a 2007 XL883R. I wanted low maintenance and a standard retrorish bike. I like my R a lot. This is the bike...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,616
Posted By Ditmo
I had a Suzuki M50 for a summer. I just couldn't...

I had a Suzuki M50 for a summer. I just couldn't get used to having my feet forward. It was a decent bike, just not for me. I just bought a 2007 XL883R and am loving it. Not really a cruiser more...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,822
Posted By Ditmo
I also own a TU250X, and it is my daily driver. ...

I also own a TU250X, and it is my daily driver. I won't ride it on the superslab, but around town it is great. 60mph is fine to cruise at, but any faster and you'd better be on a flat stretch with...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 69,020
Posted By Ditmo
5'4" WeeStrom DL650 not lowered

5'4" WeeStrom DL650 not lowered
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 40,482
Posted By Ditmo
I bought one new and paid retail. I traded in my...

I bought one new and paid retail. I traded in my M50 for it. I think it is a great commuter bike. I have a short commute of 4 miles each way. I won't take it on the superslab, but I have. With...
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