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Old 04-24-2011, 06:36 AM   #1516
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Anyone notice this thread has made it into triple digits.
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:29 PM   #1517
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NO Suzuki "S" Emblem on the tank? Did you remove it?
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:43 PM   #1518
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Anyone add a tach? Is there a non-Suzuki service manual (cheaper)?
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Old 04-24-2011, 03:40 PM   #1519
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Anyone add a tach? Is there a non-Suzuki service manual (cheaper)?
Only one I've ever seen for this bike was from Web Bike in Japan. Mounts to the front forks using a aluminum bracket - I believe the manufacturer was a company called Daytona. Have not seen a different manual - I've got the factory one and it's been worth it to me.
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Old 04-24-2011, 03:57 PM   #1520
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Are drivers getting worse??

I know most car drivers are bad, and you have to ride like everyone on the road is out to kill you, but today I encountered a car driver that takes the cake. I'm at a four way stop turning right. I'm using the normal lane blocking technique, turning right, signal on. This guy behind me (also turning right) decides to squeeze between me and the curb to get ahead of me! He actually had to drive up onto the curb! I'm looking at him in stunned amazement. WTF? He's got his window down and is so close to me our rear view mirrors are about 1/2" apart. I say to him " the next you try that trick Einstein I'll kick your fucking door in" then I took off.
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:06 PM   #1521
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Ontoptherock: Yes, I removed the Suzuki "S" logo on the tank.
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:38 PM   #1522
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I am debating whether or not i like it...
Was it easy to remove them? I added my own tank pads last yr... love the look of it.
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:37 PM   #1523
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i was looking though the owners manual today, and there is a fuse called head fuse under the tank on the left side.
You can see it without taking the tank off, but you might have to take the tank off to get to it.
Its a single 10 amp fuse front left side of the gas tank.


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they look fine to me but I'll try replacing them. this is getting frustrating
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:40 PM   #1524
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It does not match the speedo, and its not waterproof.
It would be nice to have one.


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Only one I've ever seen for this bike was from Web Bike in Japan. Mounts to the front forks using a aluminum bracket - I believe the manufacturer was a company called Daytona. Have not seen a different manual - I've got the factory one and it's been worth it to me.
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:51 PM   #1525
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I kept the S on the tank. As someone else said, adds a touch of chrome...
I had knee pads on the Daytona, came stock with them, and they looked good.
That was a narrow tank so it was not an issue, but the TU tank is wider and I am not putting anything on it that makes it even wider.

What a great day it was out, I got two short rides in, the 2nd ride was without gloves or jacket, sunny and warm, trees and bushes in bloom, really nice ride.
My bike seems to run better the warmer it is out.
Not sure why that would be, but I had it up to 85 mph indicated and it seemed like it would have gone faster if I did not run out of room.
That is not bad since I have it geared so tall...
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:20 PM   #1526
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I was out on the sportster one time and a guy in a pickup decides to change lanes into mine while I was alongside. I saw it coming.
I did punch his door, that woke him up.
We were doing about 30 mph.

There is no limit to the stupidity of some drivers.



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I know most car drivers are bad, and you have to ride like everyone on the road is out to kill you, but today I encountered a car driver that takes the cake. I'm at a four way stop turning right. I'm using the normal lane blocking technique, turning right, signal on. This guy behind me (also turning right) decides to squeeze between me and the curb to get ahead of me! He actually had to drive up onto the curb! I'm looking at him in stunned amazement. WTF? He's got his window down and is so close to me our rear view mirrors are about 1/2" apart. I say to him " the next you try that trick Einstein I'll kick your fucking door in" then I took off.
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:15 AM   #1527
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Ontoptherock: I used the fishing line method to remove the "S" emblem. Sawing slowly back and forth behind the emblem. I was able to remove both without damaging the emblems or the tank. I removed the TU250 sticker with a slight amount of heat from a hair dryer and then just peeled them off.
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:27 AM   #1528
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By removing the S and the stickers you have given the bike a much better custom look IMO. Dont get me wrong I am a Suzuki man. Removing the back seat also makes it look sharp. Now I really want one!!!
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:25 AM   #1529
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I like the stock look, and just removed the side cover stickers and the ugly gas tank warning sticker.
I have had quite a few people ask me if I restored the bike....

The only real problem I have with the bike is its so nice and fun to ride, anytime I cant spend some time riding it I get pissed off!

I had 11 days off and I wanted to get an all day ride in, from 8am till whenever I got home, and the wife and weather nixed that.

I even left the house for a ride while it was raining.
I usually leave the house if it looks like it might rain, but is not at the moment.

I have had a lot of bikes over a lot of years, and the new bike thrill usually wears off quickly, but it seems like its not with the TU.
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:38 AM   #1530
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It does not match the speedo, and its not waterproof.
It would be nice to have one.
Why anyone would sell/buy a tach thats not waterproof is beyond me. There are some posts on the GZ250 forum about adding a tach, I wonder if its basically the same on the TU.
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