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Old 07-07-2010, 07:07 PM   #211
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i meant in the US. ordering from Japan is crazy expensive and i wouldn't even know where to begin. i appreciate you posting that though, as i haven't seen this catalogue yet. i really DO want some gaiters...
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:17 AM   #212
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The easiest way to order from Japan is using Webike's English language site:
http://japan.webike.net/categories/1...00_133022.html

Not cheap, but really, really easy.

My highest mileage so far is 78.7 MPG. Average is 74.4.

My highest actual speed (by GPS) is 78MPH. Speedo said about 85.
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:15 PM   #213
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TU250's Big Brother Suzuki ST400



Here in China there are some "gray" market bikes available from Japan. The Suzuki ST400 Tempter is a Japan market only bike and has basically the same engine as the Savage 650/S40 but in 400cc. The ST400 shares some of the same good looks and simplicity as the 250. I think the 400's are no longer in production.

The various varieties of Suzuki 250's are available here as not quite legal motorcycles like the Volty and Grass Tracker. All of them are cool looking bikes.

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Old 07-09-2010, 02:12 AM   #214
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chinabob,
Nice bike. I always like to see what is available outside the US.

Change to a front disk brake and a full 650cc and bring it to the USA, Suzuki.
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Old 07-09-2010, 03:58 AM   #215
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The easiest way to order from Japan is using Webike's English language site:
http://japan.webike.net/categories/1...00_133022.html

Not cheap, but really, really easy.

My highest mileage so far is 78.7 MPG. Average is 74.4.

My highest actual speed (by GPS) is 78MPH. Speedo said about 85.
correct me if im wrong, but do i recall you being the one who bought the Kijima rack off that site? how long of a wait was shipping?

all the exhausts on the site look like they don't have the O2 sensor bung. wonder if a local shop could weld that in for me....hmmmmm
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Old 07-11-2010, 02:57 PM   #216
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correct me if im wrong, but do i recall you being the one who bought the Kijima rack off that site? how long of a wait was shipping?
I did not order the rack from Webike, but from Windjammers via the rakuten.co.jp international site: http://event.rakuten.co.jp/borderless/index_en.html
Placed the order on Dec 9, it shipped on Dec 12, and had the rack in hand Dec 18.

I did place another order from Webike though. I placed my order on Feb 5, it was shipped on the 9th, and I had the merchandise in hand on Feb 14.

9 days from order to merchandise for both sites, so not bad coming from Japan.
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:07 PM   #217
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Thanks, JT. I've been a little wary of buying something off of the sites, but I'll have to give it a shot. that rack is too appealing not to get it!
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:10 PM   #218
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Here in China there are some "gray" market bikes available from Japan. The Suzuki ST400 Tempter is a Japan market only bike and has basically the same engine as the Savage 650/S40 but in 400cc. The ST400 shares some of the same good looks and simplicity as the 250. I think the 400's are no longer in production.

The various varieties of Suzuki 250's are available here as not quite legal motorcycles like the Volty and Grass Tracker. All of them are cool looking bikes.

That is utterly cool.
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:59 PM   #219
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That is utterly cool.
There's no telling what I would do to get one if those were available here!
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:01 AM   #220
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hey new to the forums, but been reading and stumbled upon this thread when i was researching the suzuki tu250x. needless to say i am a proud owner of one as of this past saturday. love it so far. only put 40 miles on it, and i got it with 0 on the odometer.

on another note has anyone found a tachometer to add to this motorcycle?
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:17 AM   #221
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check post #181 in this thread. first reply on page 13.
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:32 PM   #222
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check post #181 in this thread. first reply on page 13.
ah thank you very much. read the post before, just never paid attention to the link.
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Old 07-14-2010, 09:17 AM   #223
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luggage options for the TU250X

Do you think the Wolfman mini beta (http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Tail/mini_beta.html) or the Nelson Rigg CL-150 Expandable Sport Tail Bag (http://www.newenough.com/parts/close...tail_pack.html) would fit with the turn signals in the current position? I am about to pick up my bike so I haven't been able to measure it. I need to put some luggae on to carry clothes and a laptop for a few days.

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Put another 100 miles on mine the last few days. Nothing new to report.
Sweet little jewel.

Would love to find a luggage rack or some way to carry throw over bags. Seems the turn signals are always in the way.
The smallish rear seat would hinder a decent size bag.


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Old 07-14-2010, 10:50 PM   #224
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Do you think the Wolfman mini beta (http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Tail/mini_beta.html) or the Nelson Rigg CL-150 Expandable Sport Tail Bag (http://www.newenough.com/parts/close...tail_pack.html) would fit with the turn signals in the current position? I am about to pick up my bike so I haven't been able to measure it. I need to put some luggae on to carry clothes and a laptop for a few days.

Lynn
those are just tail bags, the turn signals won't get in the way at all. saddle bags are the ones you run into trouble with the turn signals being where they are currently. i just got the Dowco Fastrax tailbag, i believe someone showed it earlier. i didnt even remove the rear seat though, seeing as i want the option for my gf to ride on the back.

well was going to upload a pic, but for some reason i keep getting the file upload failed, and i am not exceeding the file size or dimension limitations. oh well though
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:46 PM   #225
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got the first 100 miles on the bike! well 130 actually, but just starting the process of breaking the engine in. only thing i can say is the bike finds me wanting a little more on hills. but thats the nature of the bike i suppose. already talking about getting a second bike, sometime down the road, but the wife is telling me this one better last a long time before that happens, lol.
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