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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8,775
Views: 1,514,442
Posted By NJ-Brett
I thought the TU handled very well for what it...

I thought the TU handled very well for what it is, and with NO lean angle limitations and its light (320 pound) weight, really sticky tires could end up being a LOT of fun if you wanted to push the...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By NJ-Brett
Was out on mine today, great ride, 50F temps,...

Was out on mine today, great ride, 50F temps, sunny and an SR, it does not get much better then that!
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By NJ-Brett
Got a ride in today, 50F! Bike is running well,...

Got a ride in today, 50F!
Bike is running well, its been 4 times in a row cold start took one kick.
That may be the power commander helping.
After the ride, I started to remove it, I found it...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By NJ-Brett
Supposed to be 50F or more Saturday, and the SR...

Supposed to be 50F or more Saturday, and the SR will come out.
I have no want of another bike but I do miss my TU250 for its ease of service.
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By NJ-Brett
It gets a LOT better after you get 3000 miles on...

It gets a LOT better after you get 3000 miles on it.
It makes more power and gets very smooth after it breaks in.
Its never going to make monster power, its a 400cc 2 valve low compression thumper....
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By NJ-Brett
It might make some difference, but it was not...

It might make some difference, but it was not enough for me to notice.
But you could open up the exhaust and change the map, and it would improve things a lot no doubt.

My problem is with how it...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By NJ-Brett
I installed my power commander today, what a bear...

I installed my power commander today, what a bear of a job.
I think I will remove it in the spring.
There just is not enough room for all the connectors and the box.
You can get everything in, but...
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 27,235
Posted By NJ-Brett
Most likely a TU250. No matter how old and...

Most likely a TU250.
No matter how old and befuddled I get I would still be able to ride it, and if I could do only very short rides, I could still have a lot of fun.
And even if I was eating dog...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By NJ-Brett
Got a ride in today, and stopped to get gas and...

Got a ride in today, and stopped to get gas and the bike started 1st kick both times.
And I have not scraped anything since getting the bigger tires on the bike.
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By NJ-Brett
Looks like some dual sport tires would be fun...

Looks like some dual sport tires would be fun...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,357
Posted By NJ-Brett
Maybe that is because its so thin. Most modern...

Maybe that is because its so thin.
Most modern bikes seem like top heavy fat pigs to me.

The V7 does look very good, far away or up close.
The light weight is also amazing, how can they make a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,357
Posted By NJ-Brett
I have never had a bike with a gas gauge, not in...

I have never had a bike with a gas gauge, not in over 40 years.
The SR400 has a light though.

I love my new SR400, I did not at first, when new its slow and vibrates a lot, but it breaks in a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By NJ-Brett
Did 50 miles today in between yard work, it was...

Did 50 miles today in between yard work, it was very nice out, about 50F.
The new tires seem fine (Shinko, one size bigger), but the radar thing is still not there so I do not know my real speed...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8,775
Views: 1,514,442
Posted By NJ-Brett
One of those ugly digital things sort of works. ...

One of those ugly digital things sort of works.
They pick up the spark off the plug wire but are a bit erratic and it does not look very nice.
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,609
Posted By NJ-Brett
All three look the same to me, only the colors...

All three look the same to me, only the colors are different.
The Ninja seems to be low quality, the others are likely much better bikes for the long term, and any of these bikes is much better of a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8,775
Views: 1,514,442
Posted By NJ-Brett
I had a TW200 as well, plus a lot of other bikes...

I had a TW200 as well, plus a lot of other bikes over many years, big ones and small ones, and the TU was the MOST FUN of anything I ever owned.
It is a bit limited though, its just not comfortable...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8,775
Views: 1,514,442
Posted By NJ-Brett
I agree 100%, cant really put a finger on why the...

I agree 100%, cant really put a finger on why the TU is so much fun, its some combo of all those reasons below, plus the fact you know you can not blow it up or even stress it no matter how hard you...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8,775
Views: 1,514,442
Posted By NJ-Brett
I think they forgot to pay the bill...

I think they forgot to pay the bill...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8,775
Views: 1,514,442
Posted By NJ-Brett
I was foolish and bought an SR400. Very nice...

I was foolish and bought an SR400.
Very nice bike, a bit more power, but maybe not quite as fun as the TU.
No room for 3 bikes, so the TU had to go.
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8,775
Views: 1,514,442
Posted By NJ-Brett
I sold my TU so anyone needing parts let me know,...

I sold my TU so anyone needing parts let me know, I still have most of the salvage bike (2009 with 7000 miles on it).
Motor, throttle body, fuel pump, motor, wheels, speedo, controls, ecu, etc.
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By NJ-Brett
Looks like a great ride, mostly no bugs, nice...

Looks like a great ride, mostly no bugs, nice clean clear air, low traffic.
I did something to my back over the weekend doing yard work, and ruined it today getting the wheels/tires out of the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By NJ-Brett
No pix, the bike is stuffed in the garage now,...

No pix, the bike is stuffed in the garage now, and it just looks like its got slightly larger tires on it.
Plenty of room front and rear, not even close.
And the center stand still gets the wheels...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By NJ-Brett
Oh, about motorcycle fuel injection systems, the...

Oh, about motorcycle fuel injection systems, the oxy sensor only works at light throttle and mid rpm's, where the EPA and other agency's test them.
The oxy sensor does nothing at idle, or full...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By NJ-Brett
I was about 70F out today and I had the day off...

I was about 70F out today and I had the day off so I took my wheels to the motorcycle store and had them install my new tires.
Shinko 712 tires in 100-90-18 on the front and 120-90-18 on the rear....
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By NJ-Brett
But that is just because it was an old bike, I...

But that is just because it was an old bike, I never had so much attention as when I had my 1969 Daytona.
But a small modern street bike may not get much respect.
Because the SR is old, even a new...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By NJ-Brett
My back tire was into the wear bars at 5500...

My back tire was into the wear bars at 5500 miles.
The Shinko 712,s should last at least twice that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,979
Posted By NJ-Brett
No ice or salt and I get at least a short ride in...

No ice or salt and I get at least a short ride in at any temp.
I have a 1 piece cold weather suit.
Only my hands are a problem and I could fix that if I wanted to.
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By NJ-Brett
Bridgestone BT45 battleaxe tube type. They seem...

Bridgestone BT45 battleaxe tube type.
They seem sticky and very quick wearing.
Bet they are thin and light also.
I have some shinko 712 tires to put on, thick, heavy long lasting, and they seem to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,812
Posted By NJ-Brett
I would not want to have to buy parts for the...

I would not want to have to buy parts for the scrambler after a bad drop, and you likely would not need to buy any with a dr650.
I would rather pull the DR650 out of a mud hole, 360 pounds is bad...
Forum: Face plant 11-07-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,544
Posted By NJ-Brett
I REALLY study the road surface in any turn. ...

I REALLY study the road surface in any turn.
And in that situation, I would expect the suv to pull out while I was making the turn...
Driving or riding, being in a hurry (not going fast) will get...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By NJ-Brett
I will have to order a dart for my SR then. ...

I will have to order a dart for my SR then.

My back tire is shot, but I do not notice it and traction has been fine.
I went up one size on the front on the TU250 and that corrected the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By NJ-Brett
I have a Bonneville dart flyscreen on my TU250...

I have a Bonneville dart flyscreen on my TU250 and it fits well.
The SR headlight bucket is wider and you would have to mount inside the headlight supports.
It would be ideal if it was an inch...
Forum: Face plant 11-02-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,503
Posted By NJ-Brett
I would say that 99.5% of the risk is in your...

I would say that 99.5% of the risk is in your hands to do with what you will.
I have been riding almost 40years on the street without an accident/crash.
Plenty of crashing in the dirt, some very...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By NJ-Brett
Well, just keep in mind the SR400 gets MUCH...

Well, just keep in mind the SR400 gets MUCH better after it breaks in.
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By NJ-Brett
I never use the center stand on any bike these...

I never use the center stand on any bike these days, in the old days we fixed flats on the side of the road, but not these days with modern tubeless tires and modern rims.
I sit on the bike to check...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By NJ-Brett
Well, how long a bike lasts in the garage is an...

Well, how long a bike lasts in the garage is an unknown.
My new Bonneville did not last long, nor did the sportster.
The 69 Daytona stuck around 5 years and 40,000+ miles, and I sold it when I got...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By NJ-Brett
That does not tell the whole story I think,...

That does not tell the whole story I think, because the TU is a bit smaller and lighter, and it gets much better after its broken in.
If I take both bikes (2009 TU and 2015 SR) on a flat road, both...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By NJ-Brett
Stock, there is little difference between them. ...

Stock, there is little difference between them.
The SR is a bit better because it has a bit more torque I think, more then any hp advantage.
But you can not get any more out of the TU and you can...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By NJ-Brett
What would you use that for? I plan on...

What would you use that for?
I plan on removing the one on my SR once I get the tires changed, I will need to remove both wheels at once and hope to actually use the center stand, but never needed...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 264,029
Posted By NJ-Brett
The TU is much better then the nighthawk. Its a...

The TU is much better then the nighthawk.
Its a bigger bike with much better brakes and a better power band.

At first, it will feel small and slow, but once you learn how to use it, it can leave...
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