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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Tim_Tom, Nov 30, 2015.
Guy above is selling one.
How much you asking for it? I saw one on craigslist Richmond area it said. Texted the guy. Is that you? I'm in NY but very intrested in getting one.
$1500. Shinko rear tire (stocker destroyed by nail), aftermarket grips, upgraded instrument cluster, 5 different rear sprockets. < 1300 miles
I've enjoyed mine so far. Bought and rode it 2 up with my wife on our honeymoon in Cali for 1,100+miles last August. We shipped it home from CSC's HQ and have added another 1,300 or so miles on it since (we have 3 other bikes we ride too). Gearing is great for back roads and trails, its 60 mph all day capable, even two up- unless mountains are involved
My battery died over winter, but just for the fun of it I turned my gas on, the key and then kicked it over a few times- started and ran with a flat dead battery -nice little trait to not worry about a battery dying while in the back country.
CSC is great with the warranty. Had the same right fork tube leak on mine while out in Cali, they gave me a new one right there on the spot.
If you get one, run it 45mph or less the first 200 to 300 miles and the motor will wake up a bit, starting will get faster and shifting smooths out. I immediately changed the chain and the engine oil w/ motul before we headed out last year- I think it made a nice difference for break in period.
ADVDucs33, isn't it surprising how much fun you can have for a reasonable amount of money? Please keep on reporting back about your TT250.
Took the TT out on some trails this weekend after some nasty raining. I'm going to replace the rear tire soon, it's not as grippy as it once was and clay was just slippy. This pic is overlooking a nearby valley with a county road through it. I came from the uphill side off of a quad path branched from a seasonal road. Where the bike is in the pic there was no more trail, I know the terrain and that I could find a trail again. I was around 3 miles in from the seasonal road. Love this view in person, the TT can get anywhere around WNY, its a great little bke.
Thought I'd share the fun I'm still having on this little amount of money .
Folks, please tell me that all the other TT250's have not
I'd like to report mine is still going strong, and is a nice little bike. I smile when I ride it. I have 3 other bikes I ride frequently so the TT has had a 6 week hiatus, started in a tap o the button this morning for work.
Folks that have a TT250, lets put some stats up here so the on the fence crowd can see the bikes we have and enjoy. It's been over a year since they got into or garages! Time for a after a year and X months review.
I'm at 2678 miles. No consumed parts, or issues. I have lost 2 muffler end cap screws in this time, and sometimes want a 6th gear but that is a quibble. my other 3 bikes are 6 speeds - habit to shift for the 6th leg.
I'm still waffling between the TT250 and the RX3; my frugal nature and needs are pointing to the TT250, as I just have a light commute (11 miles one way) and want to hit Manistee Nat'l Forest trails next summer...
As long as the lower top speed of the TT won't be an issue, it's a very sensible purchase.
The RX3 looks, if only to me, to be the better of those two bikes for trips of any distance.
That is correct, but as he has said in earlier posting he's broke as f@ck, so if the TT will do his commute it may be a wiser choice for him at this time.
That's what happens when I come in late to a discussion.
Broke as f@ck, indeed - I'm going to try and squirrel away $200/payday until I can order a TT250. I wrestled hard with the weight of my DR Z-400, so a smaller, lighter bike is the way I want to go. My commute is from just south of Lansing, to just north of East Lansing, lots of non-highway routes with 45mph speed limits, I believe the TT250 can do this commute easy. Shit, I know a dude that commutes farther than that around here on a junk Taotao scooter!
So from the CSC site:
Our Price: $2,195.00
Your Bike Will Arrive Fully Assembeled!
+ $150.00 For Crating (Waived For Pick Up At Our Location)
Free Shipping To Most Locations In The Lower 48!
So reality is I need to have $2575 to get all the above, right?
I have both. If you want to do multiday trips, particularly with camping, you would be better off with the RX3. But for commuting and day trail rides the TT250 is the best choice.
FWIW, Joe Berk, the CSC spokesman, prefers his TT250 over his RX3, for running errands and day trips.
I figure a set of soft bags and a tank bag with my backpack will allow me to do small grocery runs, commute to work and back and if I pack a lightweight tent and some light camping gear, do an overnighter here and there.
Mine is going strong. Purchased it in December, when CSC was clearing them out for 2016. Hard to pass up at $2250. Rode it during the winter, been using the RX3 during the summer.
It's at 500 miles now, so broke in. I just changed the oil for the second time and did the first valve adjustment - they were almost solid, so definitely some valve train wear-in is taking place. I'm using Lucas 10003 Upper Cylinder Lubrication & Injector Cleaner at roughly twice the recommended ratio, so we'll see how long it takes to stabilize the valves.
It also got a new EK SRO-Z o-ring chain to replace the stock OEM one which already had some seized links. Additionally, I've installed a GENSSI Elite H4 LED bulb in place of the stock 35 watt one. It puts out way more lumens for almost the exact same wattage. It's available from their website www.genssiled.com and ebay (currently showing out of stock for the H4)
I did the o-ring chain upgrade right off the bat with mine.
Dr. Zombo- As you save up for the TT check with CSC's website or sign up for e-mails to see when they do sales and maybe end of year clearance, will save some money on your end. The TT is a nice little town / back road bike. I run mine up to 65 / 70 for 20 to 30 minutes at a time sometimes between destinations.
As for luggage, last year my wife and I did 2 up for 10 days on ours, we opted for the rx3 trunk addition and a tankbag. I added my duffel on top of the trunk and tossed a tent in it and we were set.
How are the water cooler engines holding up? Any issues with the F.I.? Clutches strong?
Check the RX3 thread for that. This one's air cooled.