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Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 46,412
Views: 9,312,779
Posted By BykMyk
Check Engine light on

Greetings,
I am hoping that the "collective" can help me with a problem I'm having with the WRR (2008). Saturday on my ride, just after gassing up the bike and resetting the trip meter, I got the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,150
Posted By BykMyk
#332,bring on the mud and creek crossings!:eek1

#332,bring on the mud and creek crossings!:eek1
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-19-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,961
Posted By BykMyk
Add me to the list

Actually I posted a couple months ago. My second tank has been cracked for at least a couple months. The crack is in the seam below the filler. I'll have it replaced the next service.

The more...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 46,412
Views: 9,312,779
Posted By BykMyk
Pirelli tire discount

All,
Motorcycle Superstore (I have no affiliation) has a 42% off coupon for Pirelli Tires until 12/22/2010.

Without going through the whole thread, I was hoping that someone could tell me the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 46,412
Views: 9,312,779
Posted By BykMyk
Paul and HDB are the best! Both my bikes have HDB...

Paul and HDB are the best! Both my bikes have HDB handguards, they are by far the best set up out there.

This fall, just before a desert trip, I was outfitting my new (to me) 08 WRR and ordered a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 423,987
Posted By BykMyk
Laugh Counter Steering....it's a miracle.

Counter Steering....it's a miracle.
Forum: Vendors 11-01-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,769
Posted By BykMyk
I would love to join you for the "tunnels". The...

I would love to join you for the "tunnels". The only bike I have ready to ride is my WR250R. If I ride that, I hope there will be no problem, I promise not to hold you up. If this would be a problem...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 46,412
Views: 9,312,779
Posted By BykMyk
Help handguards don't fit

Thanks for the input. Since I plan on a desert trip starting on Sept 24th and the HDB folks won't be back in time to get me the bars, I'm going shopping. A couple more questions for those that have...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 46,412
Views: 9,312,779
Posted By BykMyk
Help my handguards don't fit!

I just bought a used 2008 WR250R. The first mod I decided to do is handguards. I ordered a set from HDB. My bike is stock. Has anyone put a set of HDB handguards on their stock (OEM) bars? What...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 46,412
Views: 9,312,779
Posted By BykMyk
Finally get to ride my WRR

Well, I bought the bike and started the 90mile ride home, made it 20 miles and it died. Waited an hour and it start up so off i went, 19.5 miles later it died again. I didn't expect this from a bike...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-13-2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,027
Posted By BykMyk
The tank, as I understand it, is in two parts,...

The tank, as I understand it, is in two parts, the plastic outer tank and some sort of fuel resistant liner, so it does not leak. Both of my tanks have developed cracks in the seams. The crack first...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-11-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,027
Posted By BykMyk
No, if the bike is not garaged it is parked under...

No, if the bike is not garaged it is parked under a bike cover. I commute with the bike almost every day and park in the same location with the bike covered. The side of the tank that is cracking is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,027
Posted By BykMyk
I do have the new style tank. The crack is in the...

I do have the new style tank. The crack is in the radius of the seam below and a bit aft of the fuel filler. The next time I'm by the dealer I'll have them look at it. I'm thinking that it might be...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 46,412
Views: 9,312,779
Posted By BykMyk
HDB handguard measurements

My bike is in the shop and while it's in there I want to order a set of HDB handguards. Does anyone know the measurement for the perch for a stock 2008 wr250r? By the way, boughe the bike two weeks...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-09-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,027
Posted By BykMyk
Pissed My new gas tank is cracking

A few months ago I had my original gas tank replaced for cracks in the seam of the plastic exterior. They replaced it with a newly designed tank. Well, the other day after washing the bike (I know, I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 46,412
Views: 9,312,779
Posted By BykMyk
Just bought 770 mile 2008 wrr, 20 miles fuel pump quits

"What month and serial number? I think everyone is dying to know. What temp was it?

Sorry to hear about your troubles...."

02/08, Serial number 0200.

I just hope the extended warranty...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 46,412
Views: 9,312,779
Posted By BykMyk
Pissed New owner of WR250R

Well, the last time I posted I was scheduled to look at a slightly used 2008 WRR. Yesterday, I went.... I saw....... I bought!:clap

Since the bike only had 770 miles on it and it is only 80...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 46,412
Views: 9,312,779
Posted By BykMyk
I'm sold!!

As a dirt noob (3 years ago), I bought a KLR 250 to learn on. But now the ol' KLR "quarter pounder" has done it's service and is destined to be sold or become my loaner bike. Because, this Friday I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By BykMyk
Still looking

Thanks to all for the input.
Some further thoughts:
Im partial to the smaller displacement bikes for the type of riding I have in mind (forest/desert). As some have noticed, the WR250R was my...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By BykMyk
help: looking for lite DS bike

All,
I thought I'd ask the collective for your input.
A little background. Currently, I am using a KLR 250 for my off roading but I need to upgrade. All my partners are on 400's and have e-start....
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-24-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By BykMyk
It's for the Flux Capacitor!

It's for the Flux Capacitor!
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-25-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1,513
Views: 199,702
Posted By BykMyk
I am in a similar situation to Joel. My bearing...

I am in a similar situation to Joel. My bearing was crunchy at 1500 miles and since I was going to a track day, I had the dealer replace them at my expense just for peace of mind. I fully expected to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-25-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 12,102
Posted By BykMyk
What was amazing is that the bike fired right up...

What was amazing is that the bike fired right up when we got you out, gotta love a bike that does that!

When we went to dinner in Fort Brag by chance, a couple sat at the table next to us and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 12,102
Posted By BykMyk
A big shout out to OMC, well done! Sherwood Road...

A big shout out to OMC, well done! Sherwood Road was awesome, one of my riding partners endo'ed into the biggest mud holes I've ever seen. If he gives me permission I'll post a pic. We also helped...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,513
Views: 199,702
Posted By BykMyk
Thumb I thought I'd update my most recent wheel bearing...

I thought I'd update my most recent wheel bearing activities. I had my bike in for the 6000 mile service and received a survey from my dealer. I filled the survey out and made a comment about a few...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-15-2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 12,102
Posted By BykMyk
#89 Sheetiron NOOB and pretty much a dirt...

#89

Sheetiron NOOB and pretty much a dirt NOOB on a KLR 250 :eek1 What am I thinking? So if you see me and the bike taking a dirt nap stop and say HI, oh and maybe help me pick the bike up!
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-03-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,513
Views: 199,702
Posted By BykMyk
Well, my experience so far is less than...

Well, my experience so far is less than encouraging as far as BMW NA or the "Bean Counters" at der corp stepping up!!! I paid to have my first set of "crunchy" bearings changed and that was at about...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,584
Posted By BykMyk
DITTO! bought one last year, hit my cheap ass...

DITTO! bought one last year, hit my cheap ass price point and works and looks great! :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 21,596
Posted By BykMyk
Just an observation: all the leaks seem to come...

Just an observation: all the leaks seem to come from the left front valve cover. Could it be that residual oil is collecting in that area since when the bike is on it's side stand the left forward...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 21,596
Posted By BykMyk
Ditto here, dealer "fixed" the leak (left side)...

Ditto here, dealer "fixed" the leak (left side) with a dose of sealant. Was done @ 6000 mile service. Now every time I shut the bike off after a ride I smell oil but haven't seen any, I'm going to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-18-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 105,475
Posted By BykMyk
Highway Dirtbikes.......great handguards ck them...

Highway Dirtbikes.......great handguards ck them out.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-17-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,934
Posted By BykMyk
Replacement for cracked F8 fuel tank

As I write this, my dealer is replacing my 2009 F800GS cracked fuel tank :clap ! It seems that the redesigned tanks are now in the system. Thumbs up to BMW NA and my local dealer.

Now let's get...
Forum: Beasts 03-12-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,961
Posted By BykMyk
My $.02! I've had similar issues with my 2009...

My $.02!
I've had similar issues with my 2009 F8, the headlight bolt fell out twice! Dealer fixed it. Rear wheel brake disc side bearing "crunchy" at 1500 miles, paid $200 out of pocket to replace...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-08-2009, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1,513
Views: 199,702
Posted By BykMyk
Well, I went by my local dealer last week and had...

Well, I went by my local dealer last week and had a talk with the service manager regarding some of the issues on my bike, among them the rear disk side bearing. He said that "Der Corp" has...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-05-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By BykMyk
Condition of Saline Valley road-North Pass?

I'm planning a trip into Saline Valley from the North on October 16th and was wondering if any of you FF's have been over North Pass within the last couple weeks and can report on it's condition. I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-01-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,513
Views: 199,702
Posted By BykMyk
All, I had some free time today, so I put my...

All,
I had some free time today, so I put my bike on the center stand and started it up and put it in 1st gear. I was curious why my bike felt "snatchy" at lower speeds. I noticed that the chain...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-28-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,513
Views: 199,702
Posted By BykMyk
I suspect an alignment issue is at least...

I suspect an alignment issue is at least partially the cause of the bearing failure. It could be several factors such as bearings, spacers, and alignment. While mounting my rear tire I noticed that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-25-2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,513
Views: 199,702
Posted By BykMyk
I had my dealer replace all three rear bearings...

I had my dealer replace all three rear bearings last week, the rotor side bearing felt a little gritty but not notchy. I asked if they would warranty the gritty bearing and they told me that since it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-24-2009, 07:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,760
Posted By BykMyk
What Dert Gerl said, ride it a while to see what...

What Dert Gerl said, ride it a while to see what you think. May help to wait and evaluate what exactly you want to do after a few weeks. One thing I did (I'm vertically challenged too) was to raise...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-23-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,513
Views: 199,702
Posted By BykMyk
The bearing failure most likely is not an...

The bearing failure most likely is not an environmental factor (where you ride) but related to some mechanical abnormality. As long as you check the bearings whenever you have the wheel off you...
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