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Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8,698
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Posted By TheSweep
I did open the tank and remove the fuel assembly....

I did open the tank and remove the fuel assembly. There was nothing that looked clogged but I could of missed something. How would you check the cap venting? I don't think that is it though.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
I don't think it could be that because it only...

I don't think it could be that because it only happens when fuel level is low. I price checked a new fuel pump. 230$! Ouch
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
Yesterday the bike started again after sitting...

Yesterday the bike started again after sitting for a long time. Filled the tank and it has ran fine since. When the fuel level was low the pump would make a different noise than normal. When the fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
Looks like it was not clogged injectors. Bike...

Looks like it was not clogged injectors. Bike died on the way to work yesterday. I'm wondering now if the gas gauge is messed up and I am just running out of gas? The mileage was about right. And...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 116,257
Posted By TheSweep
There are some NICE looking bikes in this thread....

There are some NICE looking bikes in this thread. I love my TU250, but if I had some money I would be hard pressed not to buy one of them.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
Thanks for the help everyone. That photo really...

Thanks for the help everyone. That photo really helped too. I checked the valves, they were just a little loose. And put in a new spark plug. But the problem ended up being a clogged injector. Ran...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
FRACK! Where do you put the stupid gauges to...

FRACK! Where do you put the stupid gauges to measure the valves? What should of taken 45 min took like two hours and I never figured it out.
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 8,698
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Posted By TheSweep
I do not remember the the FI light coming on,...

I do not remember the the FI light coming on, other than normal on start up. The bike hasn't sat, I ride it almost every day all year long. The gas is low in the tank right now.
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
Thanks Brett, you always have helpful tech...

Thanks Brett, you always have helpful tech comments to my questions. I guess I will just go down the list and see if any of that will get me running again. I have no way of checking for a fault code.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
10,000-12,000 (speedo was broke for a while) ...

10,000-12,000 (speedo was broke for a while)
Last professional service was ages ago. I was about to do a valve check before all this started happening.
I thought about it earlier, but then didn't...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
I've got a problem with my TU. It will start to...

I've got a problem with my TU. It will start to chug while riding, then jerk hard a few times then die. I was thinking maybe the fuel filter? What do you all think? Where is the fuel filter, how do...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
Just replace a the burnt out one, it either burnt...

Just replace a the burnt out one, it either burnt out or got wet I guess. The bike gets wet a lot. any idea what bulb it needs? Ive lost my manual.
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
How do you replace the light in the speedometer?

How do you replace the light in the speedometer?
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
A year or so ago I laid my TU down. Most of the...

A year or so ago I laid my TU down. Most of the damage was just scratched metal, etc. I also bent the shift lever. Well it never bothered me till now, my new boots are bigger and its a pain getting...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
Thanks. Here is a dumb question, do I need to...

Thanks. Here is a dumb question, do I need to order two or one? I have never changed brake pads before.
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
Well I can't put it off any longer. I need new...

Well I can't put it off any longer. I need new brake pads. I've seen a few youtube videos so I think I can, but how to do you do it on a TU? What bolts to you take off, etc? Anyone have photos? Also...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
Tonight I took my new heated jacket and gloves on...

Tonight I took my new heated jacket and gloves on a test ride tonight. They felt good but when at idle my headlight and neutral light would dim. Is that a sign that the battery can't take the load...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
Just got my heated jacket and gloves, sure hope...

Just got my heated jacket and gloves, sure hope the TU can power them. I'm not great at electric stuff.

Also just got new tires to install. Hope I got the right size. The metric to standard ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
With the weather getting bad I now HAVE to get...

With the weather getting bad I now HAVE to get new tires. My rear one looks like a racing slick. Will the cheap bead breakers at HF work and if not what one should I get? Likewise, does the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
I'm a bit confused too, because it did just start...

I'm a bit confused too, because it did just start awhile back. I rode it hard Thursday and it didn't slip at all. I just got back in town so I will be riding tomorrow and will see if all is still...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
Nah he didn't charge me. I had to take it in...

Nah he didn't charge me. I had to take it in anyways for him to figure out what to do about the speedo.
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
Got my bike back. New speedo is working fine,...

Got my bike back. New speedo is working fine, and you would not believe how simple and stupid the clutch "problem" was. The stupid OH dealer just set it up bad, the control lever was just way too...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
Maybe I am slipping the clutch too much? I am...

Maybe I am slipping the clutch too much? I am new to riding. I thought with a wet clutch it didn't matter.

At any rate, I don't see a way out of taking the bike into the shop. I don't have the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
I had 10-40 in it before and I just put 20-50....

I had 10-40 in it before and I just put 20-50. Motorcycle oil.

I did not by it with the speedo not working. It just stopped working this winter. If you have ever dealt with this dealer in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
I am having a bit of a problem with my bike,...

I am having a bit of a problem with my bike, maybe you all have some ideas.

When I give the bike full throttle sometimes it stops pulling and just revs hard like it would if it was in neutral. I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
Why is it that everyone's TU looks so much better...

Why is it that everyone's TU looks so much better than mine? Maybe I should wash and lube it once in awhile.
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
I looked closer at the supports for the...

I looked closer at the supports for the Sportster, and I think they might be perfect. I'm gonna see if I can find some in a shop to test.
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
That's what I was hoping too, but I didnt have...

That's what I was hoping too, but I didnt have any luck. One side is fine because it hits the chain guard. But the other side hits the wheel if the bag is loaded. I will take a closer look at those...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
How do those mount on the bike? I have a...

How do those mount on the bike?

I have a top box too, but I need more space for when the wife and I go away for weekends.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
I've asked this before, but its been awhile. ...

I've asked this before, but its been awhile.

Does anyone have ideas about saddlebag supports? I moved the turn signals back in the fall, but without supports the bags will hit the wheel. I can't...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
I have a windsceen that is just about that size. ...

I have a windsceen that is just about that size. I get hardcore buffeting and a lot more wind noise. But it's worth it because it makes highway speeds easier and doesn't mess with the look of the...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 32,187
Posted By TheSweep
Any powered tool I've used from HF is junk.

Any powered tool I've used from HF is junk.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,857
Posted By TheSweep
14 is cold man! 20 is the lowest I have gone. I...

14 is cold man! 20 is the lowest I have gone. I don't have any fancy gear so I thought i was going to die it was so cold. Without heated gear, once the temp goes below 35 it hurts. Next winter I...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 40,794
Posted By TheSweep
I'm 6'2. The TU is small, but I don't feel...

I'm 6'2. The TU is small, but I don't feel cramped. My wife and I ride three hours to Columbus a lot. But we are both young and athletic so that might be why it works for us.

I had a hard time...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
Thanks guys. My local dealer is a tool. I have...

Thanks guys. My local dealer is a tool. I have to take the TU in soon because the speedo stopped working, but other than that I try to stay out of there. I take my bike an hour away for the check...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,708
Posted By TheSweep
True. That is one reason I live where I do. ...

True. That is one reason I live where I do.

HOAs can be the devil. My in laws got threats of lawsuits just because she painted her door an "unapproved" color. It was a neutral color, but that...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,971
Posted By TheSweep
I ride a TU250, hard and almost every day, but...

I ride a TU250, hard and almost every day, but less now that the snow won't leave. I ride it as a daily bike and I ride it on weekend tours. So far it has been a dream.
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 47,605
Posted By TheSweep
I want that bike in that color. So bad do I want...

I want that bike in that color. So bad do I want it. It is really the first modern BMW that I have lusted over. (not bashing BMWs, but most of them aren't my style)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,708
Posted By TheSweep
I live in a mobile home and I play golf. I also...

I live in a mobile home and I play golf. I also ride motorcycles all year round, drink beer and Irish whiskey, own more suits than jeans, know when and where it's proper to remove my hat (not a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8,698
Views: 1,446,250
Posted By TheSweep
What oil filter goes on the tu250 and were can I...

What oil filter goes on the tu250 and were can I get one? I can't find anything and I need to change my oil ASAP.
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