Suzuki TU250 - anyone seen/ride one?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by anomad, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Oilhed

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  3. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, slow

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    :thumb

    PS - my KLR won't go uphill, into a headwind, at 80mph either. :lol3
  4. Domiken

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    Just sold wifeys TU250 with 63 miles on it, it looks like the buyer will enjoy it. Bike was mint! Could have made more but it went to a good buyer. Now I need to get mine up and running.
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    Why did you sell?
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    To much bike. :lol3
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  8. NJ-Brett

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    Must have took a bath on that...


  9. Rhompin45

    Rhompin45 Rhompin45

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    Thanks ebp that was a great story it made me so happy. Makes me want to customize mine some.
  10. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    I just got a new CDI unit for my xt200 and it runs great.
    I have about $900.00 into the bike now.

    I also once got a low mile dr650 for HALF the price of the wolf...



  11. Domiken

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    Knocked her up and I have another TU.
  12. Rhompin45

    Rhompin45 Rhompin45

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    Just took the tu out for a day adventure with a buddy that just got a rebel 250. 12 hours we did 370 miles. Had a blast went from 1200 feet to about 7500. I rolled the tu over the 27000 mile mark.
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    That is great. stories like this I love to hear
  14. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    That is great.
    Did you put all the miles on the bike?

    I have about 22,000 on mine, just added about 60 over the weekend, but more snow tonight/tomorrow.

    With the big spaces and low law enforcement, I think I would want a bigger bike for the street out there, maybe.

    That has been about my longest ride so far, about 15 hours and just under 400 miles, most in low speed twisty situations.




  15. Rhompin45

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    Ya I bought it new in September of 2012 but most of the miles are back and forth to work 60 miles a day. I want to get a bigger bike eventually like a dr400 or dr650, klr650 I don't really care which just what I can find the best deal on when I have the money. But I am still going to keep the tu for going to work and teaching the gf how to ride it better. I can honestly say that I still love the bike. I still haven really grown out of it. I actually have fun getting a run at hills and holding each gear out trying to climb them. It's like a race.
  16. rycomm

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    I've owned a KLR and still have a drz. The tu's engine is much smoother than the others,especially the drz. The drz excels off / rough road though. The dr650 would be between the drz and KLR, both in off road capability and on road smoothness. I've followed a dr through some nasty stuff in Arkansas, so the bike isn't the limiting factor, at least in my case. I would try to get a test ride / borrow one of each before deciding.

    Ryan
  17. jfdunham

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    Hey all! I haven't checked this place since last summer, after I got a new job. Between that and the little bit of riding here and there, haven't have the time or energy to keep up with anything. But riding season will be here soon! Took the TU out this last weekend, while it wasn't raining for the first weekend in what seems like forever. Washed it and polished the chrome... My whole weekend was dedicated to doting on my bike.

    I do have a question though. Has anybody raised the handlebars on their TU? I seem to be the only person who gets very uncomfortable on it. It doesn't take long for my neck, shoulders, and tailbone to hurt. I'm thinking that I need to sit up a little straighter, and do wish the handlebars were higher to allow that. I see that you can get simple risers at the store which will raise them up either 1" or 1.6". It doesn't sound like much, but I really think it would help. It looks pretty easy to do, the only concern I have is if the cables and brake line are long enough. I would like to raise the handlebars as much as I can, without having to mess with those things.

    Other than that, I love the bike, and am looking forward to riding season again, especially if I can solve these painful issues.
  18. Lacedaemon

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    Not having seen you on the bike, I can't comment about what ergonomic issue is plaguing you, but I find that there is a bit too much sweep to the bars. This contributes to discomfort in my neck, shoulders and wrists after a couple of hours. I mention this only so that you think about whether that is contributing to you problem (and how to fix it along with other changes).
  19. jfdunham

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    I'm about 6'0", and maybe I sit a little bit far back on the seat, but I do feel like I am reaching too far forward and downward than would be comfortable. This also puts some weight on my palms. I think it also makes me slouch, too. It seems more comfortable when I force myself to sit up straight, but then the handgrips feel too far away. I don't feel like the sweep is a problem for me, though I'll have to pay attention to that next time I'm on the bike.
  20. Lacedaemon

    Lacedaemon Been here awhile

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    Long legs and short arms? The legs would slide you back, and the arms then couldn't reach.

    I have the opposite, which may be why the Tux fits.