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Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8,762
Views: 1,509,293
Posted By shipman
People tend to brag on here about their "steals",...

People tend to brag on here about their "steals", but that price is not out of line. Especially for a newer model (they keep bumping the price up). When I bought my 2011, it was about $4200 OTD.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-25-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 28,011
Posted By shipman
I might try to make it out to the Truck Yard on...

I might try to make it out to the Truck Yard on Oct. 3rd, if I can get away...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8,762
Views: 1,509,293
Posted By shipman
My 2011 TU250 has just under 21,000 miles on it....

My 2011 TU250 has just under 21,000 miles on it. I recently adjusted the valves and inspected the spark plug and it looked fine. I tightened it properly. However, I have never replaced the spark...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8,762
Views: 1,509,293
Posted By shipman
By the way, I keep referring to the EFI light...

By the way, I keep referring to the EFI light above as green. That is incorrect-it is obviously red. The green light is the neutral light. I just said the wrong color. I understand what the different...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8,762
Views: 1,509,293
Posted By shipman
So, on the way home from work today, I had my...

So, on the way home from work today, I had my first breakdown issue with my TU250. I made this post about it on the TU250riders forum:

http://tu250riders.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18989

I'll...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8,762
Views: 1,509,293
Posted By shipman
I've only seen one other TU250 in motion here in...

I've only seen one other TU250 in motion here in North Texas.

My TU is about to turn 3 years old, I bought it on 09/30/2011 and am about to roll over 21,000 miles. It's never given me any...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-05-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 28,011
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, 03:31 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 32,390
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, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8,762
Views: 1,509,293
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, 08:26 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 38,320
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, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8,762
Views: 1,509,293
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, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4,598
Views: 192,917
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, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8,762
Views: 1,509,293
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, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8,230
Views: 2,279,791
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, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8,762
Views: 1,509,293
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, 08:50 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 28,011
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, 07:55 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 28,011
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, 03:53 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 28,011
Posted By shipman
Haha, can't believe I missed that! :lol3

Haha, can't believe I missed that! :lol3
Forum: Racing 05-07-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 422,760
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, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8,762
Views: 1,509,293
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, 07:55 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 28,011
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, 09:50 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 32,390
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, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8,762
Views: 1,509,293
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, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8,762
Views: 1,509,293
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, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8,762
Views: 1,509,293
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, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8,762
Views: 1,509,293
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, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8,762
Views: 1,509,293
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, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8,762
Views: 1,509,293
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, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8,230
Views: 2,279,791
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, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 422,760
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, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10,500
Views: 3,452,534
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, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8,762
Views: 1,509,293
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, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4,598
Views: 192,917
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, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8,762
Views: 1,509,293
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, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8,762
Views: 1,509,293
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, 03:25 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,408
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, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10,500
Views: 3,452,534
Posted By shipman
Cool custom T-Dub!

Cool custom T-Dub!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-19-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4,598
Views: 192,917
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, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4,598
Views: 192,917
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, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8,230
Views: 2,279,791
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...
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