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Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2013, 10:10 PM
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Posted By VAKen
The major concern I have about my TU these days...

The major concern I have about my TU these days is rust. But the way I figure it, if this is the only problem I have then I'm ahead of the game because I invite it by storing my bike outdoors. I wish...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2013, 09:49 PM
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Posted By VAKen
Hey guys, I've been out of the habit of checking...

Hey guys, I've been out of the habit of checking in for too long. Good to see many of you still around! I still have my super fast red TU, she's doing well, and things are rolling along without...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2012, 12:11 AM
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Posted By VAKen
My motor has only ever stalled when I had too...

My motor has only ever stalled when I had too much oil in it. The fact that it stalled alerted me to check, and that's how I found I had too much oil in it. Running with proper oil levels, my bike...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2012, 10:35 PM
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Posted By VAKen
Finally got my power back, as an east-coaster...

Finally got my power back, as an east-coaster victim of the "land hurricane". Somehow my TU250 survived the onslaught. There were big, downed limbs on either side of it as I walked up to it. The bike...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2012, 12:23 AM
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Posted By VAKen
Put her on a TU and see if she like the riding...

Put her on a TU and see if she like the riding position. Chances are she will, it's a nice standard position. If she likes it, you're hard pressed to beat a TU mechanically. It's exactly what it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8,743
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Posted By VAKen
I ran out of gas today on my TU. This is because...

I ran out of gas today on my TU. This is because I'm an idiot who has become too dependent on my idiot light to come on and tell me it's time to refuel. When the idiot light burns out, the idiot runs...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8,743
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Posted By VAKen
Virginia is just such a state as of last year...

Virginia is just such a state as of last year when a new law was passed. On a motorcycle or scooter, if you are stuck at the light after 120 seconds or two cycles of the light, you may proceed...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2012, 12:27 AM
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Posted By VAKen
Very manly scooter people, whose masculine...

Very manly scooter people, whose masculine bonafides shall not be questioned, posted early on in this thread about how to deal with signals and so forth. The basic strategy is to look for cut lines...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2012, 08:29 PM
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Posted By VAKen
One thought on which roads are safe to ride in...

One thought on which roads are safe to ride in the Northern Virginia cluster: don't think the big roads like the Beltway, 66, etc., are the most dangerous. They are actually the safest. The busy...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2012, 08:13 PM
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Posted By VAKen
Long Time Gone

Hey folks, it has been a while since I have posted on this forum, for no particular reason other than I have been quite busy doing other things. So I'll check in with my TU250 experience.

I still...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2011, 11:15 PM
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Posted By VAKen
If you've got the bike off the ground, you can...

If you've got the bike off the ground, you can spin the front wheel slightly a few times to see if it always wants to settle on the same spot. Spin it a little, wait for it to stop, then put tape on...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2011, 10:58 PM
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Posted By VAKen
When you check your front axle, be sure to check...

When you check your front axle, be sure to check the pinch bolt. That's the little bolt down on the right fork right near the bottom, facing outwards toward the front of the tire. If it has gotten...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2011, 10:16 PM
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Posted By VAKen
Sounds like a tire problem to me. When's the last...

Sounds like a tire problem to me. When's the last time you checked your tire pressure? Seasonal changes can do screwy things with tire pressure, and do it quickly. One week a tire may be fine, the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2011, 07:28 PM
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Posted By VAKen
I've somehow fallen in with an exceptional GNCC...

I've somehow fallen in with an exceptional GNCC pro racer who is quite a character. I met him at my local Harley bar, where I stood out to him, I guess, because I had the balls to show up there...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2011, 10:00 PM
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Posted By VAKen
Many riders in thread have been interested in the...

Many riders in thread have been interested in the Moto Guzzi V7 since the beginning, and before. I know I was back in 1987, when I plunked down more money than I could really afford for my Verducci...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2011, 09:51 PM
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Posted By VAKen
I envy you, Chaplain, because I was riding around...

I envy you, Chaplain, because I was riding around today and regretting how my time was limited due to Thanksgiving festivities. It was a glorious day to ride in Virginia! Oh to be on the Blue Ridge...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2011, 09:44 PM
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Posted By VAKen
I've never wound up in neutral shifting up or...

I've never wound up in neutral shifting up or down from 3rd+. It's really not possible to get there, or at least it shouldn't be, from these gears. I have got the gears boxed up in a funky state to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2011, 09:26 PM
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Posted By VAKen
So good of you to join us, and Happy...

So good of you to join us, and Happy Thanksgiving! So, what are your riding impressions on your TU?

There's a guy, Jungleplant, who has posted on this thread and is a fabricator of racks and is...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2011, 11:02 PM
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Posted By VAKen
Yikes, CDN, I hope you're back in shape in no...

Yikes, CDN, I hope you're back in shape in no time.
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2011, 12:33 AM
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Posted By VAKen
Get a balaclava. That's a fancy word for ski mask.

Get a balaclava. That's a fancy word for ski mask.
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2011, 01:07 AM
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Posted By VAKen
We had a new weather system move in on us and...

We had a new weather system move in on us and today was packed with blasting winds. Excepting the day of the hurricane a few months back, which had crazy winds, it was one of the windiest days of the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2011, 01:13 AM
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Posted By VAKen
The Road King is my favorite Harley. If I had...

The Road King is my favorite Harley. If I had $17k to throw away, I'd buy one. I love the look, style, and feel of the bike. It screams classic Harley Davidson, without the big fairings of the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2011, 12:27 AM
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Posted By VAKen
I read that ride report a while back and LOVED...

I read that ride report a while back and LOVED it. My favorite moment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkD4y1iVz6Q&feature=player_embedded#!

The Postman did make it RTW on two (I think)...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8,743
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Posted By VAKen
The problem with turning the ignition key on my...

The problem with turning the ignition key on my TU has seriously degraded. I've tried lubing the lock with several things, nothing seems to work. The other day I was coming home from work and had...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8,743
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Posted By VAKen
JackJack, the oil change procedure is trivial on...

JackJack, the oil change procedure is trivial on the TU. You unscrew the oil plug, remove the oil filter cover (three nuts), pop out the old oil filter, replace the O-rings, pop in the new filter,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2011, 10:03 PM
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Posted By VAKen
My TU is never unstable. That's been a hilarious...

My TU is never unstable. That's been a hilarious point at times with guys at work who ride. I get asked, "At what speed does it get unstable?"

My answer, "Well I've had it up to 90 mph. It never...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8,743
Views: 1,506,058
Posted By VAKen
Gratz on the new bike! Man, I'm losing...

Gratz on the new bike!

Man, I'm losing track of all the new TU people coming along now. It's great to see so much interest. Who'd have thought it would come along like this near the onset of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8,743
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Posted By VAKen
edu, Suzuki uses a rubbery sealant on the cam...

edu, Suzuki uses a rubbery sealant on the cam cover. That's what you're looking at. A little rubbery black gunk around the edges is what it should normally look like.

You've got quite a bit of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8,743
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Posted By VAKen
Gratz, Darmie, for getting the front sprocket...

Gratz, Darmie, for getting the front sprocket upgrade done! I regret that I don't have more spare sprockets lying around to hand out. It sure is a nice upgrade in my estimation. If anybody hasn't...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8,743
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Posted By VAKen
I've had mine since June. I've got 3K something...

I've had mine since June. I've got 3K something in mileage on it now. I ride it most every day, daily commuting, etc. I love to ride it. It was out of action for a few days a while back (my fault,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2011, 06:45 PM
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Posted By VAKen
What the? Hmm, the reason we've been...

What the?

Hmm, the reason we've been thinking the TU250 isn't available in Cali is that the Suzuki website says (even still), "Not available in California", and the published reviews say "not...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,113
Posted By VAKen
Oh good grief. They've been making KLR's for a...

Oh good grief. They've been making KLR's for a time longer than a lot of posters on ADV have been alive. And it hasn't changed very much along the way. That's simply astounding, it is spectacular run...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,435
Posted By VAKen
I think you are insane if you try to do anything...

I think you are insane if you try to do anything on a Royal Enfield. But luckily, I like insane!

Looking forward to more!
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8,743
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Posted By VAKen
Yeah, on this board there was a road report by a...

Yeah, on this board there was a road report by a guy going by Ozymandius who hit a mule on the road in Mexico. That collision left him paralyzed from the neck down, and he later took his own life. He...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8,743
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Posted By VAKen
Deer Season

In this neck of the woods, the time of year is upon us in which the deer start getting nervous. So be on the lookout! Tonight I passed by a whole bunch of them in several places. I work on a military...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8,743
Views: 1,506,058
Posted By VAKen
That's not right. Something is wrong if you're...

That's not right. Something is wrong if you're struggling to crack 75 on a steep downhill. The TU can easily go faster than that on a straightaway.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8,743
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Posted By VAKen
It looks like what Mel is missing is a TU in his...

It looks like what Mel is missing is a TU in his life. And possibly a gold, metal flake helmet.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8,743
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Posted By VAKen
ROTFL! That's one of the funniest, and also most...

ROTFL! That's one of the funniest, and also most hard-hitting, things I've heard in a while.

Well when the world goes up in flames and all our retirement funds go up in smoke, the TUX gang can at...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8,743
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Posted By VAKen
I'm not a currency trader by any means, but I got...

I'm not a currency trader by any means, but I got concerned when my buddy just showed me a chart of USD/YEN trading. The dollar collapsed today versus the yen, falling abruptly to an all time low. I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8,743
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Posted By VAKen
I got both front and rear sprockets from...

I got both front and rear sprockets from bikebandit.com, there are links to the parts to be found in a few places earlier in this thread if you do a search for them.

As it happens, you're in...
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