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Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2013, 05:43 PM
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Posted By birchbarx
So Schnutzy - what do you have for waterproof...

So Schnutzy - what do you have for waterproof boots that don't really do the job? :evil
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 227,011
Posted By birchbarx
Wow, ElleDubs, you must have a tall inseam to be...

Wow, ElleDubs, you must have a tall inseam to be able to flatfoot your XT225! I
m 5'1" and sat on an XT250 (same seat height as the 225) the other day. I barely touched the tips of my toes to the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-11-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 34,886
Posted By birchbarx
Nice job, Lisa! Will you be trying it out soon? ...

Nice job, Lisa! Will you be trying it out soon? :D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-04-2013, 02:28 PM
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Views: 34,886
Posted By birchbarx
Wow - I'd actually seen that thread before, but...

Wow - I'd actually seen that thread before, but didn't realize it was the XT225. Great work! Did you ever consider shaving the seat down to lower the seat height a bit?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-04-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 34,886
Posted By birchbarx
So Lisa - what did you have done to your XT in...

So Lisa - what did you have done to your XT in order to "Lisa-fy" it? :D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-28-2013, 07:38 PM
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Views: 34,886
Posted By birchbarx
Love this Thread!

I've been following this thread as well as the one for Suzuki TU250 (another popular bike on this forum). Oddly enough, Lisa, my very first bike was an XT225 when I lived on a dirt road in the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8,593
Views: 1,357,082
Posted By birchbarx
That black one looks like it's got much shorter...

That black one looks like it's got much shorter shocks than the stock ones. Would they make the bike ride any differently? I'd love to put shorter shocks like that on my TU so it sits lower, and I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2012, 03:12 PM
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Posted By birchbarx
JKilla - love the look on your bike. Looks like...

JKilla - love the look on your bike. Looks like you put some chrome edge strips along the outside of your tank. Was it hard to put on? I think it really adds to the classic look. :D
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2012, 09:54 AM
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Posted By birchbarx
New Saddlebags

Rivercreep - good point. The brackets pull the bags a good 3" away from the wheel, and bags are attached well at the top and the bottom. But I took another look at the brackets. They are triangular...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2012, 03:15 PM
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Posted By birchbarx
My new saddlebags

I thought I'd share (or rather show off) my new saddlebags:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/62839555@N00/8091764045/in/photostream
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8,593
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Posted By birchbarx
Rear signal lights - do I need to splice?

I'm about to move my rear signals back, like many of you have, and I've installed the Manracks relocation bracket in preparation. There's been a ton of discussion about moving the lights here on this...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8,593
Views: 1,357,082
Posted By birchbarx
Had my favorite shop install the 16T sprocket...

Had my favorite shop install the 16T sprocket last week for $20 labor, and I really like it! The difference isn't huge, but I do notice that after stopping at a light and making a turn, going from...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2012, 04:40 PM
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Posted By birchbarx
Helmet Lock

Am wondering how you guys lock your helmet to your TU (if you do at all). On my Honda Rebel, I used a helmet lock extender like this one:
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2012, 06:07 PM
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Posted By birchbarx
That's weird - why would the position of the...

That's weird - why would the position of the valve stem on the wheel make a difference re. being able to get the gauge into the valve?
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2012, 05:33 PM
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Posted By birchbarx
Which tire pressure gauge to use?

Just tried to check the tire pressure on my TU with my old fashioned pencil type gauge like this one:
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8,593
Views: 1,357,082
Posted By birchbarx
Tailbag

Schnutzy - what make/model is your tail bag? I'm looking for one like that that would have a low profile to put on top of the tail frame.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2012, 09:24 PM
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Posted By birchbarx
Foam in seat

Yo Brett - what kind of foam did you add onto the seat? Closed cell memory foam or the regular open cell type and where did you add it? On the top of the stock foam or layered in underneath the top? ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8,593
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Posted By birchbarx
Got a 2009 TU!

Thanks BeaterToyota for posting the link to the TU250riders.com. It was fun going through all their photos. I'd seen most of them before. I guess that fulfilled my need to see pictures for a while....
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8,593
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Posted By birchbarx
Photos of the TU

Is there anywhere on this site you can view all the photos people have posted of their TU's on this gigantic thread called "Suzuki TU250 - anyone seen/ride one?" If not, is there a way to create a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8,593
Views: 1,357,082
Posted By birchbarx
What style gas tank does TU have?

Am wondering what style the TU gas tank has? Just curious. I figured one of you guys would know, since many of you owned older classic bikes like the Honda CBs and such before getting the TU. I know...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8,593
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Posted By birchbarx
Eh? Yes, thanks, the Koubas are mirror extenders, of...

Yes, thanks, the Koubas are mirror extenders, of course! Still wish I could find a way to lower the TU besides adjusting the shocks and front end and shaving down the seat. There are no lowering...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8,593
Views: 1,357,082
Posted By birchbarx
Kouba Links

Cruisin'Carolina - are there Kouba Links for the TU? I've never seen them. If so, did you use them to lower the bike and where did you get them?
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 227,011
Posted By birchbarx
Yeah, I sure would love to hear the details of...

Yeah, I sure would love to hear the details of that trip! :norton
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 227,011
Posted By birchbarx
Is that one of those Gas-Gas bikes - the ones...

Is that one of those Gas-Gas bikes - the ones with no real seats? They intrigue me for pure dirt riding because of their low stature and light weight, but you obviously couldn't ride them legally on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 227,011
Posted By birchbarx
Anybody Ride a Yamaha TW200?

Hi - am loving this site! Am 5'1", and sometime soon I hope to be moving to Arizona and would want to get a dualsport so I could go out "out back" into the desert (keep those southwest photos...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2011, 03:40 PM
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Posted By birchbarx
Mystery is cool - keeps people guessing. Have you...

Mystery is cool - keeps people guessing. Have you had any comments from people out on the road yet? :norton
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2011, 02:49 PM
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Posted By birchbarx
Love the paint job! I agree, fork boots will...

Love the paint job! I agree, fork boots will really add to the racer look. Do you plan on adding the Suzuki logo back onto the tank or leaving it as is? :D
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8,593
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Posted By birchbarx
She may find the TU a bit tall to start out with...

She may find the TU a bit tall to start out with if she's 5'2", unless she has long legs. The Rebel may not be as stylish as the TU, but it's so widely used in the MSF classes due to its really low...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8,593
Views: 1,357,082
Posted By birchbarx
Lowering the TU

Thanks, Pigmywolf. I wasn't able to flatfoot it with the same inseam -it would take about 2" more to do so, but you had some good suggestions. Sounds doable - thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8,593
Views: 1,357,082
Posted By birchbarx
Rear Shocks and Fork Springs - lowering the TU

I'm 5'2", have an inseam of 28" and have a Honda Rebel already - don't want another cruiser. My mind is set on the TU because of its classic stance and light weight. Thanks for your response, Brett....
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8,593
Views: 1,357,082
Posted By birchbarx
Adjustable rear shocks & progressive fork springs

Hi - love this forum. Am getting tons of great ideas from you all for when I finally buy my TU. I posted a while back about wanting to lower the TU by 2-3" (when I finally get one) so I could flat...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8,593
Views: 1,357,082
Posted By birchbarx
Sure wish I could get the TU sitting on the sales...

Sure wish I could get the TU sitting on the sales room floor that was mentioned! Can't buy one til I pay off my car, which won't be for another year +. Meanwhile I'm still looking into getting the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8,593
Views: 1,357,082
Posted By birchbarx
Suzuki TU250 vs. Kawasaki KZ440 LTD?

Can't quite afford to get a TU250 right now, :cry but until I can I'm interested in a 1982 Kawasaki KZ440 LTD in really good condition that's for sale down the road. Obviously it's a much older bike...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 8,593
Views: 1,357,082
Posted By birchbarx
Lowering the TU

Thanks everyone for your input on lowering the TU. I actually did call Progressive Suspension and they didn't have anything that would fit. I didn't post a question on Facebook yet, but probably will...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8,593
Views: 1,357,082
Posted By birchbarx
Cool2 Short rider here -any way to lower the TU250?

Hi - I've been reading this great thread on the TU250 off an on since I first saw this bike in a show room. Nice to see the bike and this discussion grow in popularity over the past year. I want one...
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