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Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 01:30 PM
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Posted By WrenNH
Is that a difficult ride to the top? How much...

Is that a difficult ride to the top? How much did it cost to use the auto road?
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 01:19 PM
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Posted By WrenNH
The picture looks Mt. Washington-ish.

The picture looks Mt. Washington-ish.
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2012, 11:55 AM
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Posted By WrenNH
The front sprocket is the easier of the two to...

The front sprocket is the easier of the two to replace.
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2012, 11:53 AM
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Posted By WrenNH
Sounds like you want you to have it :wink: ...

Sounds like you want you to have it :wink:

Glad you're hanging on to it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2012, 06:13 PM
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Posted By WrenNH
I posted on that "other forum" about how nice it...

I posted on that "other forum" about how nice it would be if we could attach 50 cal. or 20mm ammo cans as saddlebags. Someone over there is selling saddlebag supports for soft bags, and it brought...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2012, 12:39 PM
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Posted By WrenNH
I had no trouble at low speeds that I recall, but...

I had no trouble at low speeds that I recall, but I was having trouble with stalling when coming to a stop. Engine RPM would just drop slowly until I stalled. The Seafoam seems to fixed this, but...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2012, 07:27 AM
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Posted By WrenNH
I think that's what Brett is talking about. A...

I think that's what Brett is talking about. A little Seafoam in the gas helped smooth out some problems I was having, too.
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2012, 11:57 AM
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Posted By WrenNH
This is noteworthy all by itself. Welcome.

This is noteworthy all by itself. Welcome.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2012, 05:01 AM
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Posted By WrenNH
My first mileage milestone :clap ...

My first mileage milestone :clap

http://i.imgur.com/wcwld.jpg?1
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2012, 01:26 PM
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Posted By WrenNH
I completed my Memorial Day weekend project...

I completed my Memorial Day weekend project earlier. The 16 tooth front sprocket change. I still have the stock rear and OEM size tires.

Overall, it's a very nice modification, and as some have...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2012, 04:18 PM
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Posted By WrenNH
This stalling at stopps problem happened to me...

This stalling at stopps problem happened to me for a while last year. I checked the idle speed and a few other things - nothing worked. The problem finally went away after I used some Dri-Gas.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2012, 05:47 AM
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Posted By WrenNH
Really well done video - glad I took the time to...

Really well done video - glad I took the time to watch it. I may attempt this now. I have to get a bigger torque wrench.
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2012, 04:17 PM
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Posted By WrenNH
I am an expert on this issue for reasons which we...

I am an expert on this issue for reasons which we need not discuss here :becca

This guy did a nice write up on the problem (diagram included)
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2012, 12:27 PM
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Posted By WrenNH
These people make me so mad I want to beat them...

These people make me so mad I want to beat them bloody. Hopefully next time he'll cut off some biker with 3 felony convictions and anger management issues.

How'd you find out he was late for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2012, 01:30 PM
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Posted By WrenNH
That depends. I've definitely had some sex that...

That depends. I've definitely had some sex that was not as good as a nice motorcycle ride.
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2012, 01:20 PM
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Posted By WrenNH
All the motorcyclists I know seem to like it. ...

All the motorcyclists I know seem to like it. Especially the older guys I sometimes meet on the back roads of New Hampshire.

I've had some negative remarks, too, but they've never been from...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2012, 04:55 PM
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Posted By WrenNH
$4800 ? I think the MSRP on this bike is $4099. ...

$4800 ? I think the MSRP on this bike is $4099. That's a lot of dealership fees.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2012, 10:43 AM
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Posted By WrenNH
Hey! What's the "Suzuki TU250 Blinker...

Hey! What's the "Suzuki TU250 Blinker Relocator?" (listed on right - hand side.) I can't tell how it's supposed to work.
Forum: Face plant 04-09-2012, 11:30 AM
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Posted By WrenNH
I'd love car drivers like that. Around Boston,...

I'd love car drivers like that. Around Boston, the best you 'll get is an indignant stare after they cut you off. More likely, they just keep talking on their cell phone without even noticing they...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2012, 08:32 AM
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Posted By WrenNH
It's hard to tell from that photo. Is the tread...

It's hard to tell from that photo. Is the tread level with the wear bars yet? You can find the wear bars by looking for the little arrows on the sidewall.
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2012, 12:52 PM
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Posted By WrenNH
Actually, I went and bought one of those. The...

Actually, I went and bought one of those. The idea of trying to do this job again and really dropping a screw in there was not attractive.
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2012, 09:51 AM
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Posted By WrenNH
That's what I did last year. It sounded simple...

That's what I did last year. It sounded simple enough - I bought some feeler gauges and even used a square drive screw as a "tappet adjuster". This is where things (kind of) went south. Those...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2012, 07:48 AM
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Posted By WrenNH
Well, sure, it's very close to red on the visible...

Well, sure, it's very close to red on the visible spectrum. Naturally, this only applies to cars.
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2012, 02:38 AM
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Posted By WrenNH
I don't want to start confusing this issue with...

I don't want to start confusing this issue with facts.
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2012, 05:40 PM
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Posted By WrenNH
This can be proven scientifically. As an object...

This can be proven scientifically. As an object travels away from you at high speed, the light emanating from that object has a longer wavelength, and thus shifts to the red end of the spectrum. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2012, 09:41 AM
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Posted By WrenNH
Well, I have no idea if horsepower has changed,...

Well, I have no idea if horsepower has changed, but I can tell you that 75 now seems fairly easy, where it used to be pushing it. The engine just seems "looser" I guess, and more responsive. Hard...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2012, 08:11 AM
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Posted By WrenNH
Mine is at 9200 miles and it's never run better. ...

Mine is at 9200 miles and it's never run better. Probably better than ever before, actually.
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2012, 02:44 PM
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Posted By WrenNH
I tried Rotella 5w40 T6 in some hot weather last...

I tried Rotella 5w40 T6 in some hot weather last year, just to see what it was like. Answer: bad. Very grabby clutch, and it seemed to "grab" at a different point each time. I emptied it out and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2012, 08:34 AM
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Posted By WrenNH
I have that tail bag also. I'm not really fond...

I have that tail bag also. I'm not really fond of the way it looks (where's my rack?!), but it really is well-made, and has lots of handy compartments. It expands vertically to become much larger.
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2012, 01:37 PM
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Posted By WrenNH
Yes, 60 mph is no problem at all for my bone...

Yes, 60 mph is no problem at all for my bone stock (minus the headlight modulator) TU. 70 is pretty easy too. I think rider comfort is more of an issue at 70 mph than the bike's ability to go that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2012, 10:39 AM
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Posted By WrenNH
ethanol combustion C2H5OH + 3O2 → 2CO2 +...

ethanol combustion

C2H5OH + 3O2 → 2CO2 + 3H2O + heat

so, ethanol and oxygen > carbon dioxide and water and energy

probably carbon monoxide is a product as well, especially if the engine is...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2012, 07:08 AM
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Posted By WrenNH
Did you notice the "40 year old cafe racer" has a...

Did you notice the "40 year old cafe racer" has a decal on the tank that says "cafe racer"? Cheesy.
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2012, 12:08 PM
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Posted By WrenNH
I changed mine at about 8100 miles, and it was...

I changed mine at about 8100 miles, and it was just starting to hit the wear bars. Maybe a little further than I should have gone with it, but I don't ride in the rain very often, and I'm a pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2012, 12:56 PM
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Posted By WrenNH
I changed mine at 9000, which seemed pretty darn...

I changed mine at 9000, which seemed pretty darn good for a bike tire. Whatever their flaws may be, they seem OK for my commuting and putting around.
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2012, 07:27 AM
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Posted By WrenNH
When I had to replace my rear tire, I bought the...

When I had to replace my rear tire, I bought the tubeless equivalent of the Cheng Shin tire supplied with the bike. I know there probably aren't a lot of Cheng Shin fans out there, but hey, it was...
Forum: Face plant 01-11-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,668
Posted By WrenNH
I think you need your internal risk assessment...

I think you need your internal risk assessment meter recalibrated :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2011, 07:13 AM
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Posted By WrenNH
My $0.02 - I'd really like a rack that would...

My $0.02 - I'd really like a rack that would allow me to easily mount a small, standard top box, and provide support for saddlebags if the turn signal were relocated. Maybe the support for the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2011, 10:24 AM
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Posted By WrenNH
Oregano, basil, black pepper, a bit of sugar, and...

Oregano, basil, black pepper, a bit of sugar, and (optional) salt. (but I already had those in the house)
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2011, 10:11 AM
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Posted By WrenNH
I'm 99% certain this should be no problem...

I'm 99% certain this should be no problem whatsoever. 15W weight oils are on the recommended list for the TU in the owners manual.

You're probably a little bit obsessive compulsive about your...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2011, 10:01 AM
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Posted By WrenNH
Last trip to the grocery store on the TU: ...

Last trip to the grocery store on the TU:

four 35 oz. cans of Tuttorosso peeled plum shaped tomatoes
2 cans contadina tomato paste
four packages Perri sausages
one garlic
one bell pepper
one...
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