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Old 12-06-2012, 02:00 PM   #7411
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I hope that you're enjoying the weather, because I've been dealing with the 20's lately. A few days last week it was in the mid 40's, but when I get out of work at 9pm or midnight, it's definitely below freezing. On the plus side, the TU starts right up, and it only takes a few seconds to scrape the frost off of the seat.
oh, it did not last. 3 days of nice weather and now it is back in the 30s when i leave for work in the morning.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:02 PM   #7412
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Well, it's 52 here today, and I have a few errands to run.
The TU is begging to go. So is the DRZ, but the TU is closer to the door.

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Old 12-08-2012, 11:01 AM   #7413
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Ya I have been kinda lame I haven't gone any where other than back and forth to work. and now im in the beginning stages of getting ready to move. The lows are suppost to be in the high 30s by the end of this week. Since that's when I commute to work. So I'll have to get some clothes that are a little warmer. The coldest part are my ankles where my pants ride up kinda high.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:26 PM   #7414
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Rhompin, I have the same problem with the ankles. so what I do is carry a pair of long ski socks in my jacket pocket at all time. That way when I get off work I just slip those on and it makes the 30m trip home a lot easier haha.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:02 AM   #7415
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It was a cold ride on the TU in North Texas this morning! It was 30 degrees out, the only other motorcycle I saw was a guy on a Harley Dyna in full leathers and full face helmet. My fingertips hurt and took 20 minutes to warm up once I was at work...

I know, I know... It gets much colder up there!
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:20 AM   #7416
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It was a cold ride on the TU in North Texas this morning! It was 30 degrees out, the only other motorcycle I saw was a guy on a Harley Dyna in full leathers and full face helmet. My fingertips hurt and took 20 minutes to warm up once I was at work...

I know, I know... It gets much colder up there!
I used to ride my 20 mile (one way) commute to work down to 28 degrees with my VStrom but it had a windshield and handguards.

Without the windshield and handguard protection, I have upped my cold riding limit to 38 degrees on the TU.

Probably be Thursday or Friday before I get to ride to work this week.

I may need to get a windshield to increase my winter riding a little on the TU.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:14 PM   #7417
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Yeah, a windshield and handguards would help a lot, I think...

I rode in colder temps last winter. It's just that this morning was the first really COLD morning of the year for me that made it such a shock to the system. After a while, one kind of adapts to it!
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:05 PM   #7418
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Not sure if y'all have seen these. Could be worth a shot for the money.
Sorry if they're 205. I know I saw them somewhere.
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...nd-Mitts-Black
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:13 AM   #7419
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^^^ Those are worth taking a look at, not sure if I really need them though. My fingers are cold when I get to work but nothing I can't handle! :)

Okay, so I was just checking Bubble Visor (one of my weekly moto-blogs) scrolling down and immediately spotted a TU engine!


http://bubblevisor.blogspot.com/2012...o-venezia.html

Upon further inspection, it appears to have started life as a 2011 TU250X... That Triumph isn't too bad either.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:55 PM   #7420
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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 only weigh 110 so I wouldn't think I'd bottom out or anything, do you? The ride would probably be stiffer, though, and that's ok.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:35 PM   #7421
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If anyone needs shorter shocks get the ones from a GZ250. You will need to switch the rubber bushings and metal sleeve from your TU, I'm surprised no one has asked me what kind of shocks I was using, here is a comparison of the two shocks.

The TU shocks are 15in and the GZ shocks are 12.5 in I believe, the GZ are on the highest setting but only on LARGE bumps will the wheel hit the fender.



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Old 12-11-2012, 03:42 PM   #7422
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Forgot to mention DO NOT try and run the shorter shocks with stock fender it would not turn out good!
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:11 AM   #7423
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I used to ride my 20 mile (one way) commute to work down to 28 degrees with my VStrom but it had a windshield and handguards.

Without the windshield and handguard protection, I have upped my cold riding limit to 38 degrees on the TU.

Probably be Thursday or Friday before I get to ride to work this week.

I may need to get a windshield to increase my winter riding a little on the TU.
thats about as cold as i go as well. if a windsheild helps that out, ill have to look into one. being on the tall side, it might require a rather large one though

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Not sure if y'all have seen these. Could be worth a shot for the money.
Sorry if they're 205. I know I saw them somewhere.
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...nd-Mitts-Black
if these work with out needing handgaurds i think ill have to pick up a pair. maybe some heated grips as well.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:35 AM   #7424
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Blue scoot ya I need to get some longer socks that would make a lot of since.

I like that bike a lot but the tank looks really small I find my self complaining now and from what I have seen 3.2 is pretty good for a 250 size bike.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:38 PM   #7425
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Yes the 3.2 gallon tank is very generous for being the stock tank.

Rhompin, do you have a TU?
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