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Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2012, 07:43 AM
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Posted By V-John
That pretty much goes for any bike. Maybe not...

That pretty much goes for any bike. Maybe not Goldwings, though :scratch
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2012, 08:20 AM
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Posted By V-John
Their only bike that caught my attention was Tha...

Their only bike that caught my attention was Tha Ace, all blacked out.

With 3 bikes and a scooter, the wife says 'ENOUGH'!
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2012, 11:26 AM
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Posted By V-John
The Shinkos look pretty nice. You'll have to tell...

The Shinkos look pretty nice. You'll have to tell me how they do because I have the Tourence EXP's on my V-Strom, and for $150 just for the rear is getting to be ridiculous.

We're in the same...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2012, 09:19 AM
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Posted By V-John
I have a Versahaul rated at 500lbs. I first got...

I have a Versahaul rated at 500lbs. I first got it for my GS450, which is a little heavier than the TU. I can push the TU on it by myself with no problem.
I'd say that your hauler would be plenty...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2012, 04:51 PM
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Posted By V-John
What I like about having a bigger bike (my...

What I like about having a bigger bike (my V-Strom) is that I can load it up heavy while keeping it simple for my wife (or soon to be licensed rider daughter) on the TU when we ride both. A lot of...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2011, 07:36 AM
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Posted By V-John
The handguards, or knuckle protectors, keeps the...

The handguards, or knuckle protectors, keeps the wind and crap off your hands. But, when it's cold out your hands will still freeze if you don't have really warm gloves or heated ones. At best, the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2011, 06:56 PM
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Posted By V-John
Hope you heal up real soon, CDN

Hope you heal up real soon, CDN
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2011, 05:46 PM
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Posted By V-John
Right on, brother! I have an 11 mile commute and...

Right on, brother! I have an 11 mile commute and the TU is more exciting to ride than either my 450 or my 1000. At 3:30 in the morning I take the highways to work since no one is out. After work I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2011, 06:30 PM
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Posted By V-John
Mine matches our red one. But then again, it also...

Mine matches our red one. But then again, it also matches my V-Strom. :D
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2011, 05:15 PM
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Posted By V-John
I hope you don't mind me 'borrowing' your pic,...

I hope you don't mind me 'borrowing' your pic, Moto.
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii57/dukejohnson99/DSCN4740.jpg

Some cameras have settings to alter the looks of pics. I had a Sony camera...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2011, 09:30 PM
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Posted By V-John
Dave, the west has some of the best riding roads...

Dave, the west has some of the best riding roads I've ever been on. I've ridden Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho, and absolutely enjoyed the curves through the canyons and alongside rivers. The straightaways...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2011, 08:24 PM
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Posted By V-John
That sucks. I do reserves at Blue Grass Army...

That sucks. I do reserves at Blue Grass Army Depot in KY. It's mostly (98% ?) civilian run, and several times a year the hunters get to have a weekend to hunt the deer. Sometimes it's bow, other...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2011, 10:05 AM
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Posted By V-John
It fell to 75 yen to the dollar. When I was...

It fell to 75 yen to the dollar. When I was stationed in Japan, arriving in January 1993, you could get 125 yen to the dollar. I think it was in '95, my last year there, it dropped down to 79 yen to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2011, 01:42 PM
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Posted By V-John
My wife and I had planned on riding our bikes...

My wife and I had planned on riding our bikes there, back before our accident. She was all up to riding her TU on a long trip for the first time. :cry
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2011, 05:54 PM
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Posted By V-John
Shhhhhhhhhhh! :hide

Shhhhhhhhhhh! :hide
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2011, 08:44 AM
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Posted By V-John
I was doing a 2-week Ohio Air Nat' Guard deal...

I was doing a 2-week Ohio Air Nat' Guard deal about 15 yrs ago at Davis- Monthan, and we took a couple of trips to Nogales. The last one we went to a strip club. Ugh! Nothing like having a hot chica...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2011, 04:00 PM
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Posted By V-John
There's always someone saying, "if you wanted to...

There's always someone saying, "if you wanted to do that, you should've bought a (insert bike here)" on just about every forum out there. :dunno
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2011, 05:27 PM
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Posted By V-John
:nod With some folks trying to decide...

:nod


With some folks trying to decide what kind of 250 they'd probably like to own (TU, Ninja, CBR), they might want to wait to see what happens next year. Triumph is looking at building a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2011, 01:58 PM
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Posted By V-John
Thanks, guys. I'll be checking all of these...

Thanks, guys. I'll be checking all of these things. I'd rather find the problem myself if it's an easy fix, than to have the bike sit at the dealer for who knows how long for the same thing.
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2011, 05:12 PM
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Posted By V-John
Has anyone had the wheel hub apart on the back?...

Has anyone had the wheel hub apart on the back? The wife and I were out riding the other day and had to do a quick stop for a traffic light. I told her (through the headsets) to start gearing down to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2011, 09:16 AM
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Posted By V-John
Either you need to paint that TU blue, or paint...

Either you need to paint that TU blue, or paint your DL gray!
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii57/dukejohnson99/TU250/IMG_0615.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2011, 09:06 AM
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Posted By V-John
I've ridden my mom's Rebel and I can tell is that...

I've ridden my mom's Rebel and I can tell is that it feels it has more power taking off, but still has crappy gearing when it comes to cruising around 55mph. With just changing the front sprocket on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2011, 06:23 PM
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Posted By V-John
When we bought our bike, the salesman told us...

When we bought our bike, the salesman told us that if we wanted to remove the tank decal, to sit the bike in the warm sun for a while and it would peel off. And it did with no residue. You have to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2011, 03:48 PM
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Posted By V-John
I think my wife is about 5'2", or 5'4". (shame on...

I think my wife is about 5'2", or 5'4". (shame on me for not knowing!) She has no problems sitting still on it. You ought to see me at a stop on my V-Strom. Even with it lowered 2" in the rear I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2011, 02:31 PM
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Posted By V-John
My mom has a Rebel but prefers her GS500 because...

My mom has a Rebel but prefers her GS500 because it's more comfortable. My wife rode the Rebel and hates the feet forward pegs. She also has a bad habit of pissing off cruiser folks when they ask...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2011, 01:17 PM
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Posted By V-John
My email said the sprocket shipped out yesterday...

My email said the sprocket shipped out yesterday (Friday). I told the wife I ordered one and she got mad. Apparently she doesn't want ANY kind of mod done to it. Should've kept my mouth shut and just...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2011, 07:05 PM
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Posted By V-John
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2011, 01:35 PM
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Posted By V-John
Does anyone know what holds the reflectors on the...

Does anyone know what holds the reflectors on the forks? I'm trying to think of a way to put a small sheetmetal plate on the left fork to put a military base sticker on. I want it removable so it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2011, 04:03 PM
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Posted By V-John
Actually, there are some good sized hills outside...

Actually, there are some good sized hills outside of Orlando. Enough to have to downshift to reach the tops. Nothing like here in KY, but I was amazed. We actually had a good view looking down on one...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2011, 02:31 PM
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Posted By V-John
I gassed up yesterday since returning from...

I gassed up yesterday since returning from Orlando a couple of weeks ago where we rode 90 miles with my friend, and then some more around Disney. With 158 miles on the tripmeter, divided by 2.2...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2011, 02:13 PM
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Posted By V-John
I was glancing through my dad's latest Popular...

I was glancing through my dad's latest Popular Mechanics and they had a review of MOST 250cc bikes. And when I say 'most', I think you know what they DIDN'T include. They had they GZ, but not the TU.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2011, 05:30 PM
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Posted By V-John
I don't see why something like this couldn't work...

I don't see why something like this couldn't work on the bike. Check out the vids.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/4934
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2011, 04:11 PM
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Posted By V-John
I'm sure you'll enjoy riding this bike. My...

I'm sure you'll enjoy riding this bike. My daughter has a Kymco People 150 scooter and she already has her eyes set on the TU.

None of my 3 Suzukis have the marker light set-up. But, I think it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2011, 03:08 PM
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Posted By V-John
Last week, my wife Vicki and I volunteered to...

Last week, my wife Vicki and I volunteered to take the kids' marching band trailer down to Orlando so they could take part in the Disney parade. Borrowing dad's noisy Dodge dually, I didn't want to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2011, 12:13 PM
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Posted By V-John
I haven't seen a Blast in a loooong time until...

I haven't seen a Blast in a loooong time until yesterday driving through GA on our way home from warm sunny FL back to cold rainy KY. He was doing 70+ in the left lane with what must've been open...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2011, 07:00 PM
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Posted By V-John
Those sneaky snakes! Looks like the signals and...

Those sneaky snakes! Looks like the signals and brake light may be a one-piece setup
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2011, 11:45 AM
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Posted By V-John
Did you notice that they don't show the turn...

Did you notice that they don't show the turn signals because of the saddle bags?
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2011, 11:49 AM
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Posted By V-John
I resent the old guy remark. I'll be 45 this...

I resent the old guy remark. I'll be 45 this year! I have a REAL birth certificate to prove it. lol :deal

I guess it depends on how and where you ride on whether a windshield is useful for your...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2011, 09:01 AM
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Posted By V-John
The NT is a pretty nice bike from the articles...

The NT is a pretty nice bike from the articles I've read about it. I was trying to talk my dad into getting one, but he's still not sure what he wants.

It's supposed to get to 70(!) today, but...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2011, 04:43 PM
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Posted By V-John
I'm not going to worry about the filter for now....

I'm not going to worry about the filter for now. Once warm weather gets here and some serious riding can get done, I'll change it then. I guess if you want to make sure you get all of the oil out...
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