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Old 02-17-2011, 06:14 PM   #826
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why on earth was i considering selling this thing? if i ever do that again, someone punch me. for real.
Glad to hear you ended up not selling the bike. We should meet up soon on one of these nice days we have and take the bikes for a ride!
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:04 PM   #827
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The drz400 sprocket looks the same except its slightly thicker (3mm) on the flange part.
I think it should work, if not I will mill it down.

Thanks for the catch though!

Not sure how I would get one of their sprockets in the US...



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I think it is the 1980-83 DR400 not the DRZ400?

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Old 02-17-2011, 07:07 PM   #828
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Come over South Jersey and we can go out in the pinelands, lots of nice roads out there.
Or meet up in Trenton and ride up 32 along the river.

A virtual TU mob with three of us...


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Glad to hear you ended up not selling the bike. We should meet up soon on one of these nice days we have and take the bikes for a ride!
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:04 PM   #829
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The gz250 seems to have the same sprocket, and I found a 16 tooth one here:
http://www.bikebandit.com/jt-sprocke...58814&t=1&td=1

The measurements are exactly the same...

$14.16, I bet its the best thing you can buy for the TU if you do much higher speed riding.
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:10 PM   #830
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Who wants to be the first to try this?
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...mywebsto02-20/
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:21 PM   #831
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Found another '09 brand new for sale here

Local dealer here has a new '09 on the floor, sounds like they're willing to let it go really cheap: http://www.apachemotorcycles.com/

2nd fillup on mine showed 75mpg with some freeway time.
Just hit 600 miles, servicing tomorrow.
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:59 PM   #832
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Who wants to be the first to try this?
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...mywebsto02-20/
While I am all about trying out new things, would a difference of a horsepower really stand out on these TU's? I am new to motorcycling so I am not familiar with modifications.
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:23 PM   #833
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Why not get a tail bag instead of a top box?

I am working on getting that stupid sticker off my gas tank also...
Because in Reading...if it's not bolted down, locked, or has an alarm = IT'S GONE! (the top box has a lock for my rain gear and tire repair kit to be left on the bike) As much as I was thinking saddle bags and relocating the t-signals (something I still might do after the alarm is instaled) for cosmetic reasons, the top box makes more sense for where I live.

B.T.W. Got mine for $4,600 O.T.D. and it includes all reg. factory scheduled services for 2 years from Montgomeryville cycles. As far from my home as they are, they're always worth dealing with and their one parts guy (Ozzy) has been a permanent fixture since their inception and really knows his stuff. Despite the fact that I do all of my servicing normally...the TU might just get pampered by them since I trust them to do a good job.

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Old 02-18-2011, 02:15 AM   #834
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While I am all about trying out new things, would a difference of a horsepower really stand out on these TU's? I am new to motorcycling so I am not familiar with modifications.
Probably not noticeable. Placebo like a loud exhaust.
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:47 AM   #835
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Probably not noticeable. Placebo like a loud exhaust.

When done in conjunction with a quality exhaust (any good performance exhaust will be a bit louder) and intake ,the tuner would make sense. Even a 2-3 hp gain would be felt on such a light weight bike. The Jap versions of this bike produce around 20hp rather than our overly corked 16hp version. Bumping power up to around 20 would be a nice increase.

Something like this would be a nice addition to a TU IMO....


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Old 02-18-2011, 08:43 AM   #836
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The gz250 seems to have the same sprocket, and I found a 16 tooth one here:
http://www.bikebandit.com/jt-sprocke...58814&t=1&td=1

The measurements are exactly the same...

$14.16, I bet its the best thing you can buy for the TU if you do much higher speed riding.
I think you are on to something Brett, I checked the OEM part of Bike Bandit and both bikes have the same part number for 2009.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:12 AM   #837
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I have been riding for 40+ years...

I have an irrational interest in this bike.

Would you all post more pictures!
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:15 AM   #838
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:45 PM   #839
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When done in conjunction with a quality exhaust (any good performance exhaust will be a bit louder) and intake ,the tuner would make sense. Even a 2-3 hp gain would be felt on such a light weight bike. The Jap versions of this bike produce around 20hp rather than our overly corked 16hp version. Bumping power up to around 20 would be a nice increase.
Annoying sounding to me.

You need more displacement if you are unhappy with the performance.

Did you ride the TU250 or a similar displacement bike before you bought it?

I'm happy with the performance of my small bikes.
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Old 02-18-2011, 01:54 PM   #840
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Annoying sounding to me.

You need more displacement if you are unhappy with the performance.

Did you ride the TU250 or a similar displacement bike before you bought it?

I'm happy with the performance of my small bikes.

To each his own. Since you don't need to ride my bikes and vice versa ,neither of us should need to concern themselves with the others choices of ride. I happen to dig the way small cc bikes with aftermarket pipes sound. I really like the sound of the one in the vid I posted. I wouldn't need more cc's than what the TU offers in order to have fun on the bike. I would definitely want to squeeze every drop of power out it without having to go internal though. I am happy with my current small bikes especially since they have work done to them.
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