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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 316,836
Posted By NJ-Brett
I did 150 miles with the dart flyscreen on the SR...

I did 150 miles with the dart flyscreen on the SR today, much more comfortable at speed.
I spent most of the day at 70 to 80 mph.
The bike gets up to 85 mph easy (no wind, no drafting) at about...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 06:00 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 44,330
Posted By NJ-Brett
Well, it seems to do well for a 50cc bored out to...

Well, it seems to do well for a 50cc bored out to a 70 cc!
KPH I guess it was, so on the slow side, 80 KPH?
50 mph.
Might be fun a a very tight track or the dragon.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 06:21 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 44,330
Posted By NJ-Brett
Depends on where you live. The limit here is...

Depends on where you live.
The limit here is 65, 85 mph can get your licence pulled, bike impounded, and
your wallet vacuumed out.

Its about 320 pounds and 20 or 25 hp here.
Around here you...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By NJ-Brett
As long as the clutch does not drag you are good...

As long as the clutch does not drag you are good to go.
If you can get it in neutral easy its fine.
Too tight is bad, but excessive play is ok as long as you can shift the bike.
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 44,330
Posted By NJ-Brett
The cb300f is likely too fast to be really fun. ...

The cb300f is likely too fast to be really fun.
You must not get the fun of riding a slow bike fast, pushing it as hard as it will go, street racing at low speeds.

Pin the throttle, speed shift,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,309
Posted By NJ-Brett
Sorry, but most of my new bikes had nasty cheap...

Sorry, but most of my new bikes had nasty cheap suspension designed for 120 pound people and were mandated to be silent and have a lot of goofy stuff to protect new riders from doing stupid stuff.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 868
Posted By NJ-Brett
Here is a piston out of a bike I broke in hard on...

Here is a piston out of a bike I broke in hard on dino oil, then changed to synthetic after 1000 miles, at 3000 miles (mostly abusive riding).
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 44,330
Posted By NJ-Brett
The speed a bike can run at matters. If you...

The speed a bike can run at matters.
If you have to do the interstate and the speed limit is 70 or 75 mph a cbr300 can do it, the TU can not in many cases.

Even if you do not like the interstate...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 44,330
Posted By NJ-Brett
I have run 85 (actual) on the interstate many...

I have run 85 (actual) on the interstate many times on the TU.
You can not always do it, but you can always do at least 70, and the bike is stable and likes to run wide open all the time, peak power...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 316,836
Posted By NJ-Brett
A comment about the fuel injection system on the...

A comment about the fuel injection system on the SR:
Yamaha really seems to have gotten it right, I can not find a flaw in the way the FI system works, throttle response is very nice at every temp...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 316,836
Posted By NJ-Brett
I ordered a dart (Bonneville version). Last...

I ordered a dart (Bonneville version).
Last time I was out, I had 3 people ask me about the bike, at red lights.

What year?
Looks just like the old ones.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By NJ-Brett
I had the same issue with mine, but figured it...

I had the same issue with mine, but figured it out myself by placing things in various orders till they fit and made sense.
If I remember correctly, the gator on the left side was very squished.
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,638
Posted By NJ-Brett
Not a fan of the forward control GZ or Rebel. I...

Not a fan of the forward control GZ or Rebel.
I had a blast to fix and they are interesting bikes, vibrate like mad but a hooligan bike.
Carb, automatic choke, belt drive, a bit of a pain to work...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 316,836
Posted By NJ-Brett
Another 100 miles today, was great riding...

Another 100 miles today, was great riding weather.
Then I did an oil change and valve check, the exhaust was about .001 tight,cam chain tensioner took a 1/4 turn, oil filter looked new, nothing...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,638
Posted By NJ-Brett
Not sure I would agree with that. Dealers add...

Not sure I would agree with that.
Dealers add freight, prep, full value tax and list price, used can often be got for almost half price and no extra fees.
Modern bikes hold up well in most cases,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 316,836
Posted By NJ-Brett
I did an 80 mile ride today, to various...

I did an 80 mile ride today, to various motorcycle stores.
Mt Holly Honda/Yamaha hasclosed down, the owner died and the wife just closed the place.
I bought an xt250 from them back in 1981...
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,638
Posted By NJ-Brett
I sold mine for $2500.00 with lots of extras,...

I sold mine for $2500.00 with lots of extras, $3000.00 is average for a low mile used one.
The ninja 250 is a very good bike if you do not mind the style, along with the cbr 250 and new 300's.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 316,836
Posted By NJ-Brett
I am not sure why, but I love the look of the...

I am not sure why, but I love the look of the stock bike,
I would not change a thing.
I grew up on bikes with chrome fenders, and also had bikes with painted fenders, both look nice to me.
Old 2...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,638
Posted By NJ-Brett
Used 2009 TU250. Easy, cheap, fun, easy to...

Used 2009 TU250.
Easy, cheap, fun, easy to service (what little it needs), tough, fun, fuel injected, electric start, racks for cargo avalable, fun, very light and easy to ride, good brakes, fun, 80...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,900
Posted By NJ-Brett
That is nice, along with the smaller bikes they...

That is nice, along with the smaller bikes they made and the KZ400's and so on.
Did the seat flip up?

I think there was some advantage to be able to move around on the seat, it fit a wide range...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 316,836
Posted By NJ-Brett
That is different from my bike from what I...

That is different from my bike from what I remember, with the stock tires and the bigger front sprocket I thought I could get to 100 mph indicated (or very close) which was likely about 90 mph.

...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,900
Posted By NJ-Brett
Yes, except for the headlight.

Yes, except for the headlight.
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,900
Posted By NJ-Brett
You can also strap cargo on where a person would...

You can also strap cargo on where a person would go.
The TU250 even has a rack to replace the back seat part.
I did long trips in the past with a pile o stuff on the back of the seat.
No need to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,900
Posted By NJ-Brett
My wife likes to go and fit on my TU250 (long...

My wife likes to go and fit on my TU250 (long seat on that bike) but does not fit on my SR400.
Not many new mid size bikes she would get on.
Time was every bike would do, from a cb350 on up, plus...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 316,836
Posted By NJ-Brett
With the stock bike, I guess you hit red line at...

With the stock bike, I guess you hit red line at 89 mph indicated, my bike did about that stock (I just said 90) but that was really about 81 mph with my speedo being 9 mph fast.
A +1 tooth front...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 316,836
Posted By NJ-Brett
Its not because of the expected load people will...

Its not because of the expected load people will add, its more because the FI system needs a good solid voltage even at idle with the lights on.
The system has to make enough power to run the ecu,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 316,836
Posted By NJ-Brett
$175.00

$175.00
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 316,836
Posted By NJ-Brett
I am sure its more then that. Most FI bikes...

I am sure its more then that.
Most FI bikes have a high output system.

Yamaha is no help with the info.
There is a way to measure it, put volt and current meters on, add a load till the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 316,836
Posted By NJ-Brett
After about 1000 miles (hard break in) I went to...

After about 1000 miles (hard break in) I went to Mobil 1 synthetic.
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 316,836
Posted By NJ-Brett
Mine seem to be stable after the initial 600...

Mine seem to be stable after the initial 600 miles.
I think you could gap them on the wide side and be ok for a while.
Its the exhaust valve you have to worry about, and that is very easy to get...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 316,836
Posted By NJ-Brett
Not hard, if you lift the gas tank and do not...

Not hard, if you lift the gas tank and do not have to remove it.
The only issue is the hoses under the gas tank.
And if you do remove the gas tank, you can replace the spring hose clamp with a FI...
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 316,836
Posted By NJ-Brett
The PCV made the bike easy to start, 1 kick all...

The PCV made the bike easy to start, 1 kick all the time.
Snorkel cut flush inside the airbox, cat and bungs removed from the silencer, air injection removed.
No performance boost with the PCV,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 316,836
Posted By NJ-Brett
Kind of an expensive bike to trash in the dirt. ...

Kind of an expensive bike to trash in the dirt.
Ground clearance is nill, suspension is ok for mild stuff, weight is not so great, low center of gravity, no ground clearance.


Got a nice ride in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By NJ-Brett
My tw200 did it and so does my xt200. Premium...

My tw200 did it and so does my xt200.
Premium seemed to help some, but my xt200 sounds like its going to explode at any time.
I put 800 miles on it last year without issues.
When I got it for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By NJ-Brett
For a dual sport? Rare I think, and hard to get...

For a dual sport?
Rare I think, and hard to get parts for.
dr200 or tw200 might be better.
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8,629
Views: 2,444,459
Posted By NJ-Brett
Lots of racks for the TU, and I would try and...

Lots of racks for the TU, and I would try and keep things small and/or behind you to reduce wind drag.
The TU is a great bike, I miss mine.
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 26,202
Posted By NJ-Brett
The cbr is 40 pounds lighter, if that is 10% its...

The cbr is 40 pounds lighter, if that is 10% its way too much.
You really feel 40 pounds on a small bike.
The cbr300 is also 40 pounds lighter.

Lots of room and a big seat plus cargo room plus...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 26,202
Posted By NJ-Brett
I think you got much better bike from most...

I think you got much better bike from most standpoints.
40 pounds lighter...more power, not really ugly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,452
Posted By NJ-Brett
That would have left a mark!

That would have left a mark!
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4,356
Views: 707,699
Posted By NJ-Brett
Like I said, I ordered mine before they were in...

Like I said, I ordered mine before they were in the stores, and had to wait a month or more till it came in.

People are afraid of the kick starter.
Its also very under powered stock, does not...
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