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Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 11:02 AM
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Posted By Jim_N
Yep, been there. Funny, tho', after a lifetime of...

Yep, been there. Funny, tho', after a lifetime of owning a number of really special bikes, finally I've found my keeper in the TU.

"Love what you have and you'll have what you love!"
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 06:30 PM
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Posted By Jim_N
Ever since you sold it, I've been agonizing over...

Ever since you sold it, I've been agonizing over the fact I didn't buy it.
Ah, well... I simply couldn't justify having two of 'em.
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2012, 09:53 AM
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Posted By Jim_N
Wow... I must admit the SYM Wolf Classic is a...

Wow... I must admit the SYM Wolf Classic is a very nice looking bike.

Gotta love red motorcycles! ^^

Several red bikes I've owned besides the TU:...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2012, 11:57 AM
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Posted By Jim_N
Hi, and welcome to the forum~ [Insert...

Hi, and welcome to the forum~

[Insert sarcasm here!]
You have a tough choice: a 2009 (the faster, red one ; ) TU250 or a SYM Wolf Classic...

Personally, I'd keep my TU over any of the bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2012, 06:48 AM
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Posted By Jim_N
2009 TU for sale _ 3K miles, $2000

No affliation; don't know the bike personally, but I stumbled upon a low mileage '09 TU (the fast red one ; ) for sale in Kansas City, MO, for only $2000 obo, if anyone's interested:
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2012, 08:09 AM
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Posted By Jim_N
Parts, tires, etc.

I just noticed that Rocky Mountain ATV MC in Utah seems to be increasing its availability of parts for the TU250.
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/Parts-Finder/-/-/10596

Free shipping over $99;...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2012, 06:18 AM
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Posted By Jim_N
VERY nice. Thanks for sharing.

VERY nice. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2012, 03:20 PM
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Posted By Jim_N
Hot Weather Survival Tactics for Motorcyclists

There's plenty of info on the net regarding Heat Safety Tips, Heat Disorder Symptoms, etc., but here's a good, concise start for riders:
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2012, 06:29 AM
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Posted By Jim_N
Yup. Did a quick 120 mile round trip yesterday,...

Yup. Did a quick 120 mile round trip yesterday, and the bike loved every minute of it.
http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/USAZ0247
(This may not make much sense if you're reading this post in...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2011, 04:09 PM
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Posted By Jim_N
A diamond ring... a new car... Heck, why...

A diamond ring... a new car...

Heck, why fool around?! > A house! ^^
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2011, 07:10 AM
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Posted By Jim_N
How to pick up a fallen bike

Here's how to do it:
http://www.ibmwr.org/otech/pickup.html
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2011, 07:15 AM
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Posted By Jim_N
Matsumaru TU250

http://papertrigger.blogspot.com/2011/10/suzuki-tu250-gt-by-matsumaru.html
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2011, 07:29 PM
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Posted By Jim_N
NJ-Brett's Daytona:

Very nice!
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2011, 07:28 PM
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Posted By Jim_N
NJ-Brett's exhaust mount:

NJ-Brett's exhaust mount:
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2011, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Jim_N
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2011, 06:45 AM
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Posted By Jim_N
Brett: Sent ya' a PM.

Brett: Sent ya' a PM.
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2011, 10:56 AM
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Posted By Jim_N
windshield? Givi A620?

I'm trying different helmets and neck curtains, etc., to eliminate as much wind noise as possible, and I'd like to find a windshield that funnels the wind over and around my helmet for additional...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2011, 07:08 PM
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Posted By Jim_N
V-John

V-John,

So sorry to hear about your accident! Prayers and best wishes to you and your wife!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-06-2011, 05:44 AM
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Posted By Jim_N
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-01-2011, 04:29 PM
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Posted By Jim_N
Amado, Arizona

Amado, Arizona
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-01-2011, 04:25 PM
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Posted By Jim_N
Sasabe, Arizona

Sasabe, Arizona
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-01-2011, 04:22 PM
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Posted By Jim_N
Mission San Xavier del Bac

near Tucson, Arizona
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-01-2011, 04:03 PM
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Posted By Jim_N
@ the US/Mexico border

The gas station- and only business- in downtown Sasabe, Arizona (pop. 82)...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-29-2011, 03:21 PM
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Posted By Jim_N
Got balls??

Got balls??
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2011, 07:51 AM
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Posted By Jim_N
"And now a word from our incredibly brave,...

"And now a word from our incredibly brave, hard-hitting, on-the-scene meterologist!"

"Oh, my God! I'm out here reporting on this, the most vicious hurricane to hit the mainland ever! I can barely...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2011, 09:56 AM
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Posted By Jim_N
Great ad!

It sure sold me! :D

[Stolen from, and thanks to, Rasthomas on the "Show us your Suzukis and explain why you prefer them" thread.]
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2011, 07:28 PM
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Posted By Jim_N
Good news! Good luck to you and yours! On...

Good news! Good luck to you and yours!

On the odd chance you're blown out to sea and last seen somewhere off the coast of Greenland, however... may I have your TU?? (Thanks in advance! :D )
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-24-2011, 06:04 PM
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Posted By Jim_N
Catalina Hwy, Tucson, AZ

Catalina Hwy, Tucson, AZ
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-24-2011, 06:01 PM
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Posted By Jim_N
near Elgin, AZ

near Elgin, AZ
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-24-2011, 06:46 AM
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Posted By Jim_N
and simple and light and just plain FUN! (Its...

and simple and light and just plain FUN!
(Its 85-90 mpg doesn't hurt either! :D )
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2011, 09:57 AM
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Posted By Jim_N
Wow, what a coincidence! Just the other day, I...

Wow, what a coincidence! Just the other day, I was talking to a 15 year old street hawker on the strip down there who said his name was V-Juan, Hijo (Jr.) !

Whoa... :hmmmmm

; )
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2011, 08:41 PM
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Posted By Jim_N
No great changes here... well, except that my...

No great changes here... well, except that my tail bag now has its own tail bag. I just like the dark and (almost) stormy photo. That's Nogales, Mexico in the background.
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Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2011, 05:26 AM
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Posted By Jim_N
It grew to be an 800 a couple of years ago... but...

It grew to be an 800 a couple of years ago... but hasn't been available in the states.
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2011, 07:05 AM
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Posted By Jim_N
Re: One of these days

Tripon~

Great picture!

Don't know how the TU's (stock) plastic fender would handle a pedestrian slicer, tho'.
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2011, 06:31 PM
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Posted By Jim_N
Re: "it was dark, and I didn't see the gravel."

I'd guess that going down when new at motorcycling is par for the learning-curve course for a lot of us.

Regarding changing out your bike's tires, I think that continuing to learn all you can...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2011, 06:08 AM
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Posted By Jim_N
Re: Chain lube

I like DuPont Teflon Multi-Use Dry Wax Lubricant. Inexpensive, safe for o-rings, dries quickly, doesn't attract dirt, doesn't fling (well, maybe a tiny bit, if you use waaaaay too much). That or...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2011, 09:31 AM
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Posted By Jim_N
Thanks for the suggestions. I've been using K&N...

Thanks for the suggestions. I've been using K&N air filters & cleaner stuff, etc., on my bikes for as long as I can remember, but I'm out of their cleaner and really didn't want to buy some expensive...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2011, 04:40 PM
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Views: 1,414,683
Posted By Jim_N
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2011, 09:44 AM
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Posted By Jim_N
For those looking to buy: TU's for sale

Most know of these sites, probably, but just in case...

Search all craigslist sites at once:...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 25,568
Posted By Jim_N
All the time! :wave

All the time! :wave
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