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Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2013, 03:32 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
As far as emissions goes you shouldn't have to...

As far as emissions goes you shouldn't have to even think about needing that, not till the vehicle is 5 years old.

With cars 96 and newer passing emissions is a 10 second process. If they found...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2013, 02:35 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
Looks like you're having a great time already!! ...

Looks like you're having a great time already!! Kudos to you bud and I know this is inspiration for so many of us out there! I just turned 25 on Monday and am having the feeling of wanting to get...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2013, 12:11 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
I agree with the 6500 miles being NOTHING!! I...

I agree with the 6500 miles being NOTHING!! I bought my bike in October of 2012 with "1700" miles on it and now I have over 11,000 miles on my 2011. This is my only form of transportation besides...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2013, 02:27 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
I think they are the same, I saw one on the...

I think they are the same, I saw one on the dealer floor the other day and noticed the black forks and coils but other than that I would assume they are all similar?

Is this the first 2013 in...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2013, 11:31 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
Here is a pic of my rear tire I think it looks...

Here is a pic of my rear tire I think it looks great with the TU's styling its a Duro HF318
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i237/TaintedRide/IMG-20130226-00514_zpse0f85091.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2013, 11:29 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
Last week I took my TU from Chandler, AZ to Las...

Last week I took my TU from Chandler, AZ to Las Vegas, NV for a couple of days. A few things, most of the speed limit was 65 however there were a couple parts with the speed limit up to 75mph. I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2013, 12:55 AM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
I will be interested as well to see how I do with...

I will be interested as well to see how I do with the TU only but I sold my car because I'm selling off most of my stuff before my move and really just simplifying my life right now. I will be moving...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2013, 01:28 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
Well it's official the TU is my only vehicle now....

Well it's official the TU is my only vehicle now. I just sold my car last week. Since the bike is my only vehicle I decided to put the rear seat back on stock shocks back on and raised it back up so...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2013, 04:49 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
I have the 16-41 gearing, I might leave it on for...

I have the 16-41 gearing, I might leave it on for a bit more and see how it works but will most likely change back to 16-43

Winter here is usually in the 70's though so it wasnt too cold out, I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2013, 11:50 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
Thanks for the info on the rain gear! I will be...

Thanks for the info on the rain gear! I will be riding my bicycle most places in the city or walking if need be but would like to take the bike if I want without to much extra planning.

A little...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2013, 12:16 AM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
What have you found the best way to prevent...

What have you found the best way to prevent getting wet/cold on the bike while it's raining? Did you buy a rainsuit or have waterproof riding gear?
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2013, 03:32 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
Got a question for all you peeps in the PNW, do...

Got a question for all you peeps in the PNW, do any of you ride your bikes year round up there?

I will be moving to the downtown Portland area and will only ride the bike for fun and rides out...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2013, 12:18 AM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
The new tire I ordered is actually a Duro HF318...

The new tire I ordered is actually a Duro HF318 in a 4x18 size actually. However I know what continental tires you are talking about because I saw them but they were $130 for 1 and I paid $60 shipped...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2013, 03:24 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
I didn't use a floor jack I just used the stands....

I didn't use a floor jack I just used the stands. You lift the rear of the bike by the fender and place a jackstand under each footpeg.

On a slightly different note I chose a rear tire that I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2013, 02:36 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
I used two jackstands and placed them under the...

I used two jackstands and placed them under the footpegs. That made a pretty stable triangle between the front tire and two stands, worked great for me.
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2013, 11:19 AM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
Yes one of the first things I checked was the oil...

Yes one of the first things I checked was the oil level after tightening everything back up. I guess I just didn't expect things to loosen up so soon because I bought the bike in october with only...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2013, 12:38 AM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
Has anyone ever had one of the valve cover bolts...

Has anyone ever had one of the valve cover bolts come loose? I noticed there was some dirt collecting on my head and cylinder and that my bike had also gotten really quiet. So I took tank off and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2013, 12:15 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
First time doing everything at the 3,000 mile...

First time doing everything at the 3,000 mile mark took me about an hour. The first time will obviously be the longest, this included changing the oil, cleaning the chain, adjusting the valves, and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2012, 02:12 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
Welcome John make sure to keep us posted on your...

Welcome John make sure to keep us posted on your adventures and updates with pics when you get around to it!
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2012, 11:17 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
I agree that does sound awesome!! I'm not...

I agree that does sound awesome!!

I'm not married so I might have a chance woo hooo :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2012, 01:08 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
Last week I did some shopping and ordered a few...

Last week I did some shopping and ordered a few things to start motorcycle camping. I spent less than $100 bucks and will be taking my first motorcycle camping trip soon on the TU. It is winter...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2012, 05:48 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
Sorry for some reason I thought you were...

Sorry for some reason I thought you were commenting on a TU ha but you meant that black one with the REALLY small tank, my bad ha
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2012, 01:38 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
Yes the 3.2 gallon tank is very generous for...

Yes the 3.2 gallon tank is very generous for being the stock tank.

Rhompin, do you have a TU?
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2012, 03:42 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
Forgot to mention DO NOT try and run the shorter...

Forgot to mention DO NOT try and run the shorter shocks with stock fender it would not turn out good!
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2012, 03:35 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
If anyone needs shorter shocks get the ones from...

If anyone needs shorter shocks get the ones from a GZ250. You will need to switch the rubber bushings and metal sleeve from your TU, I'm surprised no one has asked me what kind of shocks I was using,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2012, 10:26 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
Rhompin, I have the same problem with the ankles....

Rhompin, I have the same problem with the ankles. so what I do is carry a pair of long ski socks in my jacket pocket at all time. That way when I get off work I just slip those on and it makes the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2012, 12:14 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
Hey Dave that TU looks so sad in the corner of...

Hey Dave that TU looks so sad in the corner of your garage!! It def wants to be ridden, I can tell ha
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2012, 09:39 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
I was wondering why this thread was seeming a bit...

I was wondering why this thread was seeming a bit slow lately, its probably because it is too cold in most parts to ride.

In AZ this is the riding season, well during the day it seems. I have...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2012, 10:43 AM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
I don't know if you guys have seen this but this...

I don't know if you guys have seen this but this could def be some inspiration, Def reminds me of you Brett!


<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/unaRkye1OBk"...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2012, 10:32 AM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
Isn't that what "dirt bikes" used to be though...

Isn't that what "dirt bikes" used to be though Brett? All the old Enduros where just street bikes with a more dirt oriented tire and maybe a bit more suspension?

Something like this more for...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2012, 10:49 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
Good to know Brett, as always your experience and...

Good to know Brett, as always your experience and knowledge is always appreciated!!

I have been looking into tires lately and am thinking I will be taking some motorcycle camping/mini touring...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2012, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
Hey Brett I know you have probably mentioned it...

Hey Brett I know you have probably mentioned it before but what type of oil do you use in your bikes? Any brand seem to work really good for you over the years? Just wondering maybe the oil for bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2012, 07:09 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
I think I will just change mine every 3,000 thats...

I think I will just change mine every 3,000 thats what the manual says and I really have like the performance of Castrol in all my cars, dirt bike. I just make sure the oil is at the right level...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2012, 01:55 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
Something that came to mind is yes the valves...

Something that came to mind is yes the valves need adjusting and that could be a bit of a reason why your mpg might be a bit low. But also what kind of oil are you guys running? I run Castrol 4t...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2012, 09:44 AM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
Awesome Rycomm, I always enjoy seeing...

Awesome Rycomm,

I always enjoy seeing pictures of different TU's so keep them coming!! I know people are probably getting sick of seeing mine since I have been posting a lot of pics ha. Where...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2012, 04:23 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
When was the last time you checked your tire...

When was the last time you checked your tire pressure? I bet the rear is fairly low.
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2012, 06:58 AM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
Rhompin, I filled up at the gas station...

Rhompin,

I filled up at the gas station right next to my house before I headed out and round trip I got 76 mpg, yes Im sure going there was not as good as the trip back down but the average was 76...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2012, 05:16 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
Took another cruise today, this time I went up...

Took another cruise today, this time I went up north to check out some fall colors. Started in Chandler took some back roads to the 79, the the 60 all the way up to Globe, AZ. For those wondering...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2012, 02:14 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
Out and about cruising some back roads in Gold...

Out and about cruising some back roads in Gold Canyon, AZ today

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i237/TaintedRide/IMG-20121123-00148.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2012, 10:30 PM
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Posted By Blue Scoot
The light is a bit higher than I had originally...

The light is a bit higher than I had originally had it but thats because when it was lower it got in the way of the turn signal, not a huge issue but I figured it would be better higher than lower...
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