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Old 01-15-2010, 10:48 AM   #151
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>"TU 250 is illegal to sell or buy new here because it doesn't meet emissions requirements. CA SUCKS! "

Yep, waited for Suzuki to complete Calif smog certification, they never did.

That said, you will be able to find an nice XT-230 or XT-250 for a bit lower price. That is what I bought my wife... loves it.
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:03 AM   #152
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Improvement?

What would it cost to fit this bike with alloy wheels and tubeless tires?

Realizing the retro look would be affected, I'd sure rather have tubeless...
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:36 PM   #153
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Either you don't know how to ride or some thing was wrong with the TU you rode if it stalled at every stoplight.


Yeah after 30 years of riding on and off road I just can't figure out those stop lights.

The bike was likely still burning out the assembly oil. In any case the bike was a letdown for me. The styling on the other hand is very nice.
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:39 PM   #154
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Such a nice bike, to bad suzuki doesn't smarten up and offer it up here in Canada
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:32 PM   #155
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Doing some internetting, stumbled across these pics:





That's hot.
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:38 AM   #156
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Doing some internetting, stumbled across these pics:





That's hot.
Agreed, those red X's are cool!
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:19 AM   #157
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skierd:

Unfortunately I only get the red X's as well. Tried the right click "show picture" command without success; can you repost or supply a link?

Thank you.

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Old 01-16-2010, 02:19 PM   #158
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Yeah after 30 years of riding on and off road I just can't figure out those stop lights.

The bike was likely still burning out the assembly oil. In any case the bike was a letdown for me. The styling on the other hand is very nice.
switchback,
I would think that with 30 years of experience with bikes , maybe you would think that something was wrong with that particular bike or your riding style if it stalls at every stoplight.

But what do I know,i I only have 50+ years of experience with motorcycles.
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:55 PM   #159
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http://s1.postimage.org/1q4qtJ-594f6...80e9c686b6.jpg

http://s1.postimage.org/1q4nZA-594f6...80e9c686b6.jpg
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:31 PM   #160
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Hey people, first time poster here. Thought I'd throw in a couple of pics of my TU250X. Had it since the day after Thanksgiving.

As delivered:



Kijima rack and Emgo Travel Trunk added:





Givi A620 windshield added:






Bungee nuts on the rear top shock mounts:

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Old 02-23-2010, 05:13 PM   #161
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nice racks

John I love what you did with your bike,

This is my first time getting a motorcycle, and I picked the tu250 for my first love, I it is going to be delivered to me within 2 weeks.
Quick questions?
I could not find that Kijima rack anywhere, Is it a standard rack? Did you modify it in any way?
Bungee nuts, what are they for and from where did you get them. Did you modify them?
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Old 02-27-2010, 05:19 AM   #162
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Unfortunately the rack is only available from Japan right now. Fortunately, ordering from Japan just got a bit easier:

http://japan.webike.net/products/1039438.html

No mods to the rack itself; it's designed specifically for the TU250 (ST250 in Japan).
I added the Emgo Travel Trunk for some enclosed storage space:
http://www.newenough.com/parts/lugga..._tail_bag.html

The bungee nuts (or bungee bolts) just replace a standard nut (or bolt) and give you a place to hook on a bungee cord. No mods required; just make sure you get the right thread size.
Also ordered from Japan:
http://japan.webike.net/products/1034038.html
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:19 AM   #163
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If it were a 350 it would be perfect. As is I thik it will buzz too much on he highway?
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:29 AM   #164
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If it were a 350 it would be perfect. As is I thik it will buzz too much on he highway?
Mike,
Just curious, Have you riden a TU250X on the highway? I haven't so don't know about the buzzing.
Thanks,
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:51 PM   #165
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Grasstracker

I have the Grasstracker variant of the TU 250. I have had it for a bit more than a year and put about 10,000km on the clock. When I first bought the bike I was less than impressed with it. It was actually purchased by my wife who never rides and I started riding it around to save wear and tear on my other bikes that (to be quite frank) care more about. As I become more comfortable on this bike though, I have really started to like the little bike and not use it on a near daily basis. I live in Northern Thailand and I have taken this little bike places I am sure it was never designed to go. Pretty much anything I throw at it, it will handle with dignity and grace. It suffers on the highway and I would not want to spend long highway days on it but it will do the trick for short trips between the back roads where it feels really comfortable.

I have a couple of questions for other TU owners out there. Because this one was brought in from Japan, it was taken apart at one time and put together here. My question is weather stock, this bike comes with a gas filter. I was out doing some wrenching on the bike this morning and noticed that it didn't have a filter. I have been having problems getting it started sometimes recently, it cranks over fine and best I can tell it is getting spark but it just won't catch. It only does it sometimes though and so far I can't seem to pinpoint why it is doing what it is doing. I am wondering if not having a gas filter might be contributing to the carb being prematurely dirty and in need of a pull apart.

I was also wondering if anyone could tell me if they have the same issue of the tail light only coming on when the brights are on. I had a tail light that would only work sometimes and I traced it back to the switch for the brights today to find that the problem was the tail light was somehow tied to the brights. It is not a big issue as I find the brights on this bike are not much different than the low beams. It would just be nice to know if that is normal or not.
If anyone has a wiring diagram for this bike that would also be hugely appreciated.





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