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Old 07-05-2013, 08:17 AM   #7966
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I just wanted to say that yesterday I needed to run to the store to grab some stuff for our Fourth of July festivities... So my daughter and I hopped on my TU and went to the grocery store. Her wearing her backpack and me with a duffel bag slung across my front.

We transported FOUR 2-liter bottles of soda, a 10 lb bag of ice, a six-pack of Shiner Bock, 6 cans of food, a box of pasta and some produce home on the TU with zero issues. What a pack mule!
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:19 AM   #7967
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Re: Metric

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The ug does your gauge have miles or km on the tu? I'm courious since you put it in metric first.
No, it’s all miles, I am just doing my part, as a foreigner and an engineer, to contribute to the faltering efforts in metrication of the U.S. The resistance to which is even more bizarre, given that U.S. was at the forefront of the introduction of the metric system internationally in XIX century, and even, as I had learned to my surprise recently, U.S. inch is defined precisely via the mertic system (I always though that 25.4 mm was an approximation, turns out it is exact number according to a national standard).

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I like how you convert everything I read other threads on here and a lot is in km so I have to bust out a calculator I wish I could do it in my head or even easier if it was all metric since that system makes more since.
I am trying to be precise with my conversions, so I do it with a calculator as well. However, it is not difficult in everyday conversation to convert one into another. Land mile is 1609 m (nautical is 1852 m), or 1.6 km. So, to convert any which distance from miles to km one needs to add half of the number, plus one tenth. E.g.: 228 miles → km ≈ 228 + 114 + 22.8 = 364.8 ≈ 365 km which is close to a more precise calculation of ~367. Vice versa, as there is 0.621 km in one mile, then one would need to take half the number, then add one tenth again, then add two hundredth for extra precision. E.g.: 670 km → miles ≈ 335 + 67 + (2 × 6.7) = 415.4 miles which is close to a more precise calculation of ~416.3.
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:00 AM   #7968
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Hmm interesting I have always just multiplied or divided 1.61. Ex 245miles times 1.61 = 394 km or to go from km to miles you would divide the 1.61
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:18 PM   #7969
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:39 PM   #7970
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Thought my TU had found a new home for tomorrow....guess not.........Still available...$2500 see the FS thread
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:05 PM   #7971
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Hmm interesting I have always just multiplied or divided 1.61. Ex 245miles times 1.61 = 394 km or to go from km to miles you would divide the 1.61
Can you divide by 1.61 (or 1.609 as it were) in your head? I was specifically talking about rough estimation on the fly. Of course, if I have computer machine available, I do the same thing as you. ;) Ideally, States would finally quit the stupid, get on with the program, and there be universal rejoicing and jubilation, as we would not need to figure this shite out.

1 mile = 8 furlongs = 80 chains = 320 rods (a.k.a poles, a.k.a perches) = 1760 yards = 5280 feet = 8000 links = 63360 inches. Why Imperial? Because it just makes so much sense, innit? Also: ’Murica! (a.k.a. XVI century England).
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:26 PM   #7972
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Here is a pic of my baby........

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=893043
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:39 AM   #7973
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Tire test today

Checked out a gob of roads today, mix of interstate (hate), sweet two-lane, and lots of steep and rocky logging roads...trying out the 450/18 Kenda 270 on the rear...works great everywhere, soon to be mated up with a 400/18 on the front...I'd post some pics if I knew how...

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Old 07-09-2013, 02:13 PM   #7974
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I love the coast of Maine (was supposed to go to Rockland the first week of July but both my and my wife's work put a stop to that). Roughly how far north are you?
I'm about 35 minutes N of Rockland... right on the coast.
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:28 PM   #7975
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Maine TU250 Pics

Ok, here are a few more pics (let's keep that going)...






... and if you turn around on the other side....




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Old 07-09-2013, 03:42 PM   #7976
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Simply awesome pics.............Love what you've done to that thing
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:38 PM   #7977
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since i acquired my TU, any time some one comes up to me to talk about it, they always say it looks like an old triumph. and while i agree that it does look like an older bike, i always just thought it was more the look of a basic UJM from the 70s.
well, it seems i finally encountered some one who agreed with that. the gentleman said it reminded him of an old honda 125 he had back in the day. we proceeded to talk bikes for the next ten or so minutes till i remembered that i was supposed to be picking up dinner

the TU has been my primary vehicle since april, and my fiancee and i are thinking it may be time to sell my truck and just have the bike and her car. seems like it should work rather well
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:07 AM   #7978
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I think the TU is a perfect aesthetic balance between the old British twins, the late 60's-early 70's UJM's, and the Royal Enfield Bullet.

And yes! Sell the truck... We have gotten by with just my TU and my wife's car for almost two years now with no problems.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:22 AM   #7979
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Two two piece saddle with pillion removed totally changes the appearance. Gone is the UJM or German bike of the 70's. more like an old Enfield. It's a fine looking bike!
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:26 PM   #7980
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I've driven a few.

Nice looking bike, makes a nice commuter for short and light folk. That said, I know a 6'4 grunt who rides one with high bars.

Personally - they seem like style above substance. Underpowered, crap gearbox and old tech, but not good old tech.

Plus side - low maintenance, engine wise anyhow. Other than that, not much for me.
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