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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-05-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 20,988
Posted By shipman
Well damn, I just now saw this... Yes, I am a...

Well damn, I just now saw this... Yes, I am a slacker. So how was it?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-30-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 29,642
Posted By shipman
That sounds like a good idea! I still haven't...

That sounds like a good idea! I still haven't been out to Cobra Brewing in Lewisville... :evil
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8,623
Views: 1,392,357
Posted By shipman
Mine held up pretty good after hitting a guard...

Mine held up pretty good after hitting a guard rail at about 35mph! :evil

But I think I just got lucky. Only cracked the headlight bucket, gouged the reflector on the fork leg and put a scratch...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-15-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 31,574
Posted By shipman
My TU250X at my local version of an Irish Pub: ...

My TU250X at my local version of an Irish Pub:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150x100q90/692/photo3lu.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/692/photo3lu.jpg/)
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8,623
Views: 1,392,357
Posted By shipman
Pics are just what this thread needed! :D ...

Pics are just what this thread needed! :D

I'm not posting any pics of mine until I make my new seat...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-06-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3,844
Views: 158,323
Posted By shipman
I used to own a bungalow a few blocks from...

I used to own a bungalow a few blocks from there... Hmmm.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8,623
Views: 1,392,357
Posted By shipman
To navigate through the pages of Cycle News (and...

To navigate through the pages of Cycle News (and other online e-mags), just click the arrows on either sides of the pages. Since you're looking at the cover, then there is a gray arrow button to the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7,877
Views: 2,114,687
Posted By shipman
Yeah, that was informative and all, but... ...

Yeah, that was informative and all, but...

I need to see some more pics of other people's "Minimalist Touring" adventures! :evil
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8,623
Views: 1,392,357
Posted By shipman
I'm pretty okay with the TU as-is, but I do...

I'm pretty okay with the TU as-is, but I do imagine that at some point when I'm starting to put some money into things- that I can see myself buying some nicer, taller shocks for it. But choosing...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-12-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 20,988
Posted By shipman
Ha! I just saw this... I had a drink Friday...

Ha! I just saw this... I had a drink Friday evening at The Bearded Lady in FW with my wife and daughter after picking up our new dog we just adopted.

Maybe next time... :lol3
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-09-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 20,988
Posted By shipman
I'd be down for that. I'd nominate Ron's...

I'd be down for that.

I'd nominate Ron's Corner Tavern in Bedford as a possible watering hole:
http://www.ronstavern.com/

Not much of a ride for me since it's so close, but I like the place....
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-07-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 20,988
Posted By shipman
Haha, can't believe I missed that! :lol3

Haha, can't believe I missed that! :lol3
Forum: Racing 05-07-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3,654
Views: 316,800
Posted By shipman
Some of you guys have been following racing for...

Some of you guys have been following racing for years and years- this is only my second year following MotoGP... Can anyone direct me to some good info regarding Moto3 specifically? Like engine...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8,623
Views: 1,392,357
Posted By shipman
The 2015 TU250X got a spotlight in the newest...

The 2015 TU250X got a spotlight in the newest issue of Cycle News:
http://cyclenews.uberflip.com/i/307350 (on page 24)

Funny thing is, they act like its a new model!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-05-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 20,988
Posted By shipman
I'd be down for that, but the wife and I are...

I'd be down for that, but the wife and I are meeting friends for margaritas in Fort Worth tonight for Cinco De Mayo! :evil
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-23-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 29,642
Posted By shipman
Ain't nothin' wrong with a little lane-splitting...

Ain't nothin' wrong with a little lane-splitting in Dallas traffic when judged to be prudent! :evil
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8,623
Views: 1,392,357
Posted By shipman
Okay, chain question. I've never dealt with...

Okay, chain question. I've never dealt with motorcycle chains at all before so excuse my ignorance...

Some quick Googling told me that the stock chain for our TU250X is a "DID520V, 108 link...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8,623
Views: 1,392,357
Posted By shipman
Yeah, it was scary. I'd never had any reason to...

Yeah, it was scary. I'd never had any reason to go to the hospital before (never broken any bones growing up)...

Someone on another forum brought up the possibility that when I downshifted, my...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8,623
Views: 1,392,357
Posted By shipman
So, yesterday my number came up... :D <!-- /...

So, yesterday my number came up... :D
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I had my first wipe-out, or motorcycle accident of any kind. I rode my TU250X down to Austin to meet up with some...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8,623
Views: 1,392,357
Posted By shipman
The TU is running strong as ever! Good thing too,...

The TU is running strong as ever! Good thing too, because after 4 days of not riding.. that was the 2nd longest stretch I've gone without being able to ride- and it was driving me crazy!

Now I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8,623
Views: 1,392,357
Posted By shipman
I ended up just going to Batteries & Bulbs and...

I ended up just going to Batteries & Bulbs and getting a direct replacement for $53... Much better than getting a cheapo Wal-Mart battery that I would still need to charge up at home.
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8,623
Views: 1,392,357
Posted By shipman
Alright, so my stock battery finally bit the dust...

Alright, so my stock battery finally bit the dust this morning...

I'd be interested in hearing what you guys chose as a replacement battery that wasn't too expensive. Would be even better if...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7,877
Views: 2,114,687
Posted By shipman
I know these bikes probably wouldn't be anyone's...

I know these bikes probably wouldn't be anyone's first choice in loading up for a road trip, but I think they fit in this thread- we've discussed other small displacement machines here.

Has anyone...
Forum: Racing 03-13-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3,654
Views: 316,800
Posted By shipman
Is it just me, or do all these new MotoGP rules...

Is it just me, or do all these new MotoGP rules remind you of the rules for playing "Whackbat" on Wes Anderson's "The Fantastic Mr Fox"? :D

http://youtu.be/IjTuypwXFOg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-07-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9,961
Views: 3,158,999
Posted By shipman
Mindwebs' "Warpig" and Tzigane's "XJ900f" are...

Mindwebs' "Warpig" and Tzigane's "XJ900f" are both all kinds of awesome! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8,623
Views: 1,392,357
Posted By shipman
I agree that $6K for the SR400 seems steep, but...

I agree that $6K for the SR400 seems steep, but when you consider that the TU now costs above $4K then I guess it makes sense. Comes in between that and the Sportster/Bolt bracket at $8K-$9K...

...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-05-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3,844
Views: 158,323
Posted By shipman
Reminds me of that old Denis Leary song... "I...

Reminds me of that old Denis Leary song... "I like to park in handicapped spaces, while handicapped people make handicapped faces..." :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8,623
Views: 1,392,357
Posted By shipman
That muffler/silencer sure looks good on the TU....

That muffler/silencer sure looks good on the TU. I really want one. But, my daughter rides with me a lot and seems to often touch her boot to the exhaust leaving black traces of melted rubber. I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8,623
Views: 1,392,357
Posted By shipman
Huh, I hadn't even noticed about the TU250riders...

Huh, I hadn't even noticed about the TU250riders forum- but it appears to be up now.

I only check there every once in a while, things are a tad too noob-ish for me and get a little silly at...
Forum: Racing 02-19-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 25,949
Posted By shipman
...And if you're willing to wait 7 days to watch...

...And if you're willing to wait 7 days to watch the races, then you might as well do like I did last year and just wait until the EuroSport broadcast gets posted on YouTube! :D
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-19-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9,961
Views: 3,158,999
Posted By shipman
Cool custom T-Dub!

Cool custom T-Dub!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-19-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3,844
Views: 158,323
Posted By shipman
Hmmm, I'll see if I can make it. A buddy of mine...

Hmmm, I'll see if I can make it. A buddy of mine is helping me fix the brakes on my wife's cage that afternoon... :cry
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-18-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3,844
Views: 158,323
Posted By shipman
I haven't grabbed a tag in a while, but I'm...

I haven't grabbed a tag in a while, but I'm constantly lurking... :lurk:*sip*

I have to say that this thread has grown to be quite entertaining the past few months. I will have to try and make...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7,877
Views: 2,114,687
Posted By shipman
That Zongshen/Minsk 250cc ADV bike is VERY cool. ...

That Zongshen/Minsk 250cc ADV bike is VERY cool.

It's too bad that certain Chinese manufacturers can't get a foothold in the USA. Probably mainly due to the misconception of "Chinese=crap". I...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-31-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3,844
Views: 158,323
Posted By shipman
:*sip* This is a truly interesting tag game! ...

:*sip*
This is a truly interesting tag game!
:lurk
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-06-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3,844
Views: 158,323
Posted By shipman
I seriously tried! The TU did not want to start...

I seriously tried! The TU did not want to start in such bitter cold!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-16-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3,844
Views: 158,323
Posted By shipman
I'll be at "Why We Ride" on Wednesday. I'll be...

I'll be at "Why We Ride" on Wednesday. I'll be the tattooed guy on the TU250.
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8,623
Views: 1,392,357
Posted By shipman
Well, the weird failure-to-start-in-cold problem...

Well, the weird failure-to-start-in-cold problem I had discussed several posts ago has not happened again. I've started it up just fine several times in the past couple of days in low-20's temps F...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8,623
Views: 1,392,357
Posted By shipman
So this morning it was 30 degrees F here in North...

So this morning it was 30 degrees F here in North Texas... No big deal. I left for work like normal, but today was the first time in two years where the TU didn't want to start due to the cold... I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8,623
Views: 1,392,357
Posted By shipman
That is the one mod I would actually consider on...

That is the one mod I would actually consider on my bike. If someone were to make longer shocks that fit the TU, weren't more than $300, etc.

I wonder how it might affect handling as well?
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