CSC TT250: Was $1895 in Nov 2015

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Tim_Tom, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. MuckSavage

    MuckSavage A Piney Irregular

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    Shinko 244 is a great tire. It's what I have on my DR350 & what I would put on a TT if I had one
  2. ruinedxjake

    ruinedxjake n00b

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    Hello people! Unless a TT250 Bike pops up for sale used before this summer, I will be getting one new.

    What does everyone recommend I get with it? I don't want to go crazy. The stock tires should be fine for general purpose until my skills enhance right?

    handguards and aluminum mounting rack were the two I was thinking (and possibly the $110 top locking case)
  3. darmst6829

    darmst6829 Been here awhile

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    Buy a new one and put Wolfman e12 on it. The motorcycles are more capable then anticipated and just ride it.
  4. ruinedxjake

    ruinedxjake n00b

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    Ah, I was also thinking the bags would work. They sure are expensive. Can you vouch for the quality of the wolfman products?
  5. pyoungbl

    pyoungbl Colonel Blood

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    Wolfman bags are very high quality. I had a set on a G650GS and was happy with them. As for getting a used TT250, unless that used bike was within driving distance you won't save enough buying used to offset the shipping cost and loss of the 1 year warranty. Let's face it, the bike @ $2195 cannot depreciate all that much and shipping may well set you back $500.
  6. MuckSavage

    MuckSavage A Piney Irregular

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    Wolfman Products are top notch! Pictures are E12's on my DR350. Not pictured is a dry duffel that mounts atop them.

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  7. emmi

    emmi Been here awhile

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    I just sold mine last night. Kinda bummed about it but oh well.

    Get tires. The tires that come with the bike are garbage. With better tires, gearing and suspension. This bike will anything and everything if you're ballsy enough lol.
  8. ruinedxjake

    ruinedxjake n00b

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    Thanks for all the responses! I'll definitely get some sort of wolfman bag for the bike but I am debating which best fits my needs. I am still getting handguards, and am debating on the rear rack. As far as tires and gearing goes, I'd like to see what I get to start off with at first. I don't plan on taking the i5 with it much, more highway stuff on the way to trails and campgrounds. I'm sure I'll have a better idea of what I want with it once I get around a bit with it.

    I am also debating on what institution to finance with (US Bank versus CSC's offered loan). Hopefully US Bank takes a 720+ credit score with arms wide open :clap
  9. cugino pegaso

    cugino pegaso Been here awhile

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    I like the stock tires. My bike might be for sale, I am at my limit, and another bike is calling me. One has to go...
  10. MuckSavage

    MuckSavage A Piney Irregular

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    What's your location?
  11. ruinedxjake

    ruinedxjake n00b

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    San Diego, but I am going to somehow get it to Redding CA. So depending on the used price I can afford to ship it up there.
  12. mjs91882

    mjs91882 Been here awhile

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    How's these little guys holding up? I'm looking to purchase one to do some commuting around town but make it more geared towards dirt. Can anyone give me pros and cons and advice? Thanks
  13. Lee R

    Lee R Man in a Box

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    I don't have one but my dad picked one up this past summer and has about 1000 miles (only on dirt) and it's not had any issues. Super easy bike to work on. I've got an RX3 with 7000 miles and other than some engine ticking which I think may be an exhaust gasket it's doing fine. It completed a 4000 mile round trip this past summer. CSC has great customer service and parts support so I wouldn't stress about picking one up.
  14. darmst6829

    darmst6829 Been here awhile

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    Pros:

    runs better then any motorcycle I have owned

    good brakes

    its a full size motorcycle

    nice seat

    beefy wheels

    feels unburstable

    parts are incredibly inexpensive

    no problems at the DMV

    handles just fine on the street

    nice safe lighting

    good air box

    nothing has come loose on mine in over 1500 miles


    cons:

    heavy for a 250

    fuel line and filter look wimpy

    coach work is kinda weak (side panels etc)

    60mph top speed

    Just out of the crate the motor will struggle and feel anemic but wakes up after 500 miles or so.

    Suspension is built to a price point

    poor quality chain adjusters and swing arm

    original chain is no good

    final drive gearing is way to short for normal use as delivered

    the clutch gets grabby and noisy when hot

    lots of funny noises from the motor that is “normal” for this brand

    not much “hooligan” in this motorcycle

    not an AJP PR4 Extreme!
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  15. mjs91882

    mjs91882 Been here awhile

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    Thanks guys!! Sounds like a good fun bike!!
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  16. j_krisp

    j_krisp n00b

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    Hey all, new rider here. Looks like I've got fork oil leaking out of the top of my right fork. Still breaking in bike, 75 miles on it. Any thoughts on correcting?

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  17. DanKearney

    DanKearney I'm in no rush. . .

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    f I recall correctly, there were a few instances of the adjustment mechanism causing the leak. I also seem to recall that CSC took care of the issue for each of those owners. Your first step should be to contact CSC for help.

    Cheers,

    Dan K.
  18. j_krisp

    j_krisp n00b

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    Thank you much!
  19. cugino pegaso

    cugino pegaso Been here awhile

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    had the leak on the left fork top. CSC sent me a whole top plug w/adjuster under warranty
  20. cugino pegaso

    cugino pegaso Been here awhile

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    Too many bikes. My 2016 TT250 is for sale. Arlington, Virginia.