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Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 10:16 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
If they work like other bikes i have seen you can...

If they work like other bikes i have seen you can start the bike and then disconnect the battery. I have never had to do it with the tu.If its still running its not the stator. I have a little...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 07:59 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
That's a pretty cool looking bike. So another...

That's a pretty cool looking bike. So another tu250 bit the dust today. The exhaust valve snapped off. The valves were adjusted properly yes. I had noticed that everytime I adjusted them the exhaust...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 06:20 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
I have need a new clutch for awhile and keep...

I have need a new clutch for awhile and keep putting it off. I was going to look on YouTube for something. I would think it would be similar to other similar motors
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 04:59 AM
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Posted By Rhompin45
Actually no. I have been trying to check them...

Actually no. I have been trying to check them every other oil change (4k) the last time they were right on. I did start leaving them both to the max clerance recommendation which is .003 intake and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 05:21 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
I just checked out that link and that looks nice....

I just checked out that link and that looks nice. I wish I had a computer and no just a phone to put pictures on here. I took my rear seat off and make a rack for the rear. After one crash at about...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 05:15 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
I have been running duel sport tires on mine the...

I have been running duel sport tires on mine the last year or so I started with the shinko 244s they were pretty good but I only got about 8 k out of them and the front lasted about the same as the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-03-2015, 04:45 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
Those are terrible shoes to ride in! Lol

Those are terrible shoes to ride in! Lol
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 08:43 AM
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Posted By Rhompin45
Nice that works out well then. I have seen that...

Nice that works out well then. I have seen that stuff but I do t have any experience with it. But if you got 15 k and it hadent stretched then it seems ok
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 11:12 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
Ya I just push the bike also I just got some wd40...

Ya I just push the bike also I just got some wd40 lithium grease it says its O ring safe and it was like 5 bucks a can vs like 10 at a moto shop.
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 11:59 AM
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Posted By Rhompin45
How many miles do you have on yours now?

How many miles do you have on yours now?
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 10:41 AM
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Posted By Rhompin45
Maybe that's my problem I don't lube enough. I do...

Maybe that's my problem I don't lube enough. I do about 1100 miles amonth as well but I have only been doing it when I change the oil every 2000 miles. I got 16k out of the first chain and 20k out of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 06:40 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
Ya I read a while back that Suzuki kick stand...

Ya I read a while back that Suzuki kick stand switches are known to fail. That's what made me think of it. Now that was just from something I read I don't know if Suzuki is worse than any other...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 06:18 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
On a side note if any one has problems with the...

On a side note if any one has problems with the bike randomly dying as your riding check your kick stand switch. It happened a while back and I thought the bike was running still an some one...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 06:10 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
Ya I agree with shinkos they are a good tire and...

Ya I agree with shinkos they are a good tire and a great price. From what little experience I have with Bridgestone tires is they offer great traction but you sacrifice the amount of miles you get...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 05:11 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
Hmm ill try that. Is that just to make sure you...

Hmm ill try that. Is that just to make sure you start it with the clutch engauged?
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 02:23 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
Weird problem with the tu. as I was coming home I...

Weird problem with the tu. as I was coming home I lost power as in bike was in gear but not not pulling and the FI light came on. I pulled over and stopped the bike was still running i shifted down...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 07:15 AM
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Posted By Rhompin45
If you click the jack stands up one notch when...

If you click the jack stands up one notch when you unbolt the front tire the weight of the rear keeps te front off of the ground. And it seems just as stable as for the rear.
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 08:37 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
I have always used jack stands under the foot...

I have always used jack stands under the foot pegs I tried some make shift thing out of 4x4s once and it fell over. I didn't mind the stock Chen shings I put 27000 miles on the front tire before...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 07:55 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
The only changes are color the 09 had silvery...

The only changes are color the 09 had silvery grey frame with red tank and plastics. the 11 and 12 had black frame and brownish grey tank and plastics and the 13 and 15 has black frame and silver...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 06:52 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
Ginger beard did you ever find a bike? I know...

Ginger beard did you ever find a bike? I know it's getting to cold to ride in most places but I would think you could find a cheaper bike now? I had to break down and buy some parts today my clutch...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 10:01 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
Hmm maybe ill have to try an iridium plug. The...

Hmm maybe ill have to try an iridium plug.
The pictures are awsome I like the little buildings in the background they remind me of a video I watched about tiny houses.
This morning was the first...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 10:20 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
I have always just ran ngk regular plugs. Do the...

I have always just ran ngk regular plugs. Do the iridium plugs really do much other than last longer?
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
Ya right around 3k I noticed it dropped down to...

Ya right around 3k I noticed it dropped down to 70 from high 70s before. But around that time I got a different job and had to do more freeway driving so I think that is why. It's been right around...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 11:09 AM
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Posted By Rhompin45
So after all of the paranoia about the valves...

So after all of the paranoia about the valves being tight I checked mine. I have checked them about evey 5-7 k since new and usually have yo make small adjustments. From about 17000 miles till 32000...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 01:45 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
I change mine every 10k and it seems fine. Went...

I change mine every 10k and it seems fine. Went on a 350 mile ride this morning on a loop through Arizona elevation from 1200 feet to 6500. Averaged 65 mpg. I found out that logs bend shifters... I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 08:14 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
I don't have a computer let alone a scanner but...

I don't have a computer let alone a scanner but ill explain the best I can it doesn't say much. Basically if the engine stalled then it says if FI light comes on while running then it says take it to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 08:06 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
I had min sputter on me a couple times then the...

I had min sputter on me a couple times then the next day after getting off the freeway coming to a light it stalled. Once stoped I had to turn key off then back on and it started. As you I was full...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 12:20 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
It's fine there is not much I can do. Ill let you...

It's fine there is not much I can do. Ill let you know in a couple months what happens.
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 09:36 AM
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Posted By Rhompin45
Bendanger Ok thanks. Ya that cb500x is a cool...

Bendanger Ok thanks. Ya that cb500x is a cool looking bike. I was looking at them and a few other things but wanted a more off road capable bike so I ended up with an older xr650l to go along with...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 09:06 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
Ya most of my miles are on the highway. At 75 mph...

Ya most of my miles are on the highway. At 75 mph indicated. So we will see how this goes. I'm just shy of 35k 1100$ I that just parts or parts and installed? We're there any warning signs, Low power...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 01:12 AM
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Posted By Rhompin45
If it happenedAt 39k then I'm getting close....

If it happenedAt 39k then I'm getting close. Would there be any way of preventing that? Was it just the exhaust valve got to tight or something? I'm guessing you could get parts through Suzuki but...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 06:20 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
No we haven't.

No we haven't.
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 08:54 AM
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Posted By Rhompin45
Hey Blugg you don't live to far from me. Maybe in...

Hey Blugg you don't live to far from me. Maybe in a couple months when it cools off ill go down and ride by you so you can see one :-)
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 09:38 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
Nj u ended up getting the sr400 I know you talked...

Nj u ended up getting the sr400 I know you talked about it a while back. I saw one at my local deal a month or so back they are cool looking. How does it compare with the tu? Mpg and top end? I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 01:23 AM
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Posted By Rhompin45
Sorry guys I have a question that has prob been...

Sorry guys I have a question that has prob been answered but I trying to figure out jet sizes for a new to me bike. I'm at 1200 feet it has an aftermarket exhaust (it doesn't show a brand any where)...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 07:06 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
I have the 16 41 setup with a 4.1x18 rear tire...

I have the 16 41 setup with a 4.1x18 rear tire it's the shinko 244? I think like a all terrain tire. it will do 80 in 4 and 5th gear. On a flat road with no wind. But I wouldn't recomend that tire...
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 88,777
Posted By Rhompin45
Ugg I was just thinking about it being nice to...

Ugg I was just thinking about it being nice to have a center stand for the xr650 so I google searches it and this is all I found... Really? No one makes them? I completly under stand retirement and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 04:16 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
Oh hey your in Mesa I didn't realise you were...

Oh hey your in Mesa I didn't realise you were from here also. Ya I look on cl and your right there are rarely bikes under 2500 and I'm guessing they didn't have any of the 2009 bikes here as I have...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 07:55 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
Nice that seems like a good price. Ya mine keeps...

Nice that seems like a good price. Ya mine keeps humming along 32k miles later it died on me the other day coming off the freeway but started back up I checked the oil and it was at the lowest level...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 10:21 PM
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Posted By Rhompin45
Licence plate.

I lost my plate a while back and got pulled over. I told him it fell off showed him my papers. The only thing he kept asking was if I smoked pot recently because my eyes were dialated. I explained to...
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