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Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 738
Views: 195,043
Posted By eRRmmm
Glen was really helpful on the phone to me too, ...

Glen was really helpful on the phone to me too, he seems to know his stuff and is happy to share his experience. My wheel is on hold for now, too many other things going on, but I plan on ordering...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 738
Views: 195,043
Posted By eRRmmm
I want my shed to look like that...

I want my shed to look like that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 738
Views: 195,043
Posted By eRRmmm
I spoke to the Aus supplier of Haan cush...

I spoke to the Aus supplier of Haan cush hub/Excel rim wheel sets, it was cheaper than a RAD hub landed in Aus, for any Aus guys looking at options. It's apparently what a lot of the Aus Safari and...
Forum: Australia 07-06-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 104,892
Posted By eRRmmm
I have a Seat Concepts on my '05 450, very happy...

I have a Seat Concepts on my '05 450, very happy with it. Seems about the same height as stock, seat is normal width at the front when you're standing. Do they offer a low version for the WR,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 41,847
Posted By eRRmmm
The 2005 WR carb fuel fitting swivels, but I...

The 2005 WR carb fuel fitting swivels, but I believe the earlier models do not.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/935236-wr450f-model-year-changes/

From my time with a DR retrofitted with an FCR...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,794
Posted By eRRmmm
Yeah, imagine a WR450F with Safari tank, cush...

Yeah, imagine a WR450F with Safari tank, cush hub, comfy seat, higher gearing, led lights, balanced wheels, GL Coyote, perhaps a small fairing....

oh, hang on....
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,794
Posted By eRRmmm
...at rounding up sheep and cattle. :lol3

...at rounding up sheep and cattle. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 41,847
Posted By eRRmmm
Exactly the same mechanically as far as I know,...

Exactly the same mechanically as far as I know, stock gearing might be different? Ours come restricted too, throttle stop etc, AFAIK most dealers install the GYTR de-restriction kit pre-delivery.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 63,383
Posted By eRRmmm
Looks like you can get a 2014 manual here ...

Looks like you can get a 2014 manual here

http://www.yamahaownershandbook.com.au/index.php
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 41,847
Posted By eRRmmm
Yep. You can ride one home from the dealers...

Yep. You can ride one home from the dealers here, with OEM indicators, lights, mirrors, horn.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,794
Posted By eRRmmm
+1 + another 1 I've...

+1


+ another 1




I've wondered if you put a low compression piston in a WR450F (or extra head gaskets?), regrind the cams to a milder profile, add the B&B external oil sump, higher output...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By eRRmmm
Get up on the tank and get your elbows up. Say...

Get up on the tank and get your elbows up. Say "more aggression" to yourself repeatedly. Actually, yell it out in your helmet.

Then, if you're like me, hit a tree and retreat.... :huh

But,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 41,847
Posted By eRRmmm
From Australia: ...

From Australia:

http://bboffroad.com.au/shop/online-products/frame-guards/frame-guard-yamaha-multi-fit-ymf3e.html
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 536
Posted By eRRmmm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eustachian_tube

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eustachian_tube
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 41,847
Posted By eRRmmm
Yes, we get a high/low beam globe in the...

Yes, we get a high/low beam globe in the headlight from Yamaha, EU is the same I think.
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 41,847
Posted By eRRmmm
Just to clarify that - in Aus AFAIK the headlight...

Just to clarify that - in Aus AFAIK the headlight runs on the AC circuit, battery charge and taillight/indicators on DC circuit. Is that the same on US bikes, and if so does that mean the LED bulb...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,638
Posted By eRRmmm
Even mid-late 200X mx/enduro bikes use a similar...

Even mid-late 200X mx/enduro bikes use a similar level of electronic tech as 80's bikes. But the CDI's are more refined, as are the carbs, as is the suspension, as is the frame geometry, etc etc...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 195,043
Posted By eRRmmm
Was it a Husky wheel maybe? ...

Was it a Husky wheel maybe?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16129627&postcount=127
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,667
Posted By eRRmmm
:thumb </snip>

:thumb


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Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,667
Posted By eRRmmm
That's why I suggested the WR450.

That's why I suggested the WR450.
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,667
Posted By eRRmmm
The OP got rid of a KLR because it was too heavy,...

The OP got rid of a KLR because it was too heavy, underpowered, with sub par suspension, then people suggest he gets a DR which is the same type of bike....

I listened to the praise of the DR...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 102,548
Posted By eRRmmm
Another 47 pages of reading here: ...

Another 47 pages of reading here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=537684

A few pages back from the end there's a post from a guy using them as hire company bikes in the Phillipines...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 195,043
Posted By eRRmmm
Thanks Doger. Yes it's a GDDUS needle, must have...

Thanks Doger. Yes it's a GDDUS needle, must have written it down wrong last time I checked. I have to head interstate for a family event today so won't get a chance, but I'll double check my fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 738
Views: 195,043
Posted By eRRmmm
Jetting and fuel economy

What jetting are people running on carbed WR's for ADV type rides? I'm only getting about 16.5km/l on open flat country riding taking it easy, 50-100kmh, unladen - from reading ride reports etc it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,511
Posted By eRRmmm
heh heh, yeah.... The main reason I'm...

heh heh, yeah....

The main reason I'm riding a WR450 now and not an XT660, is that the XTZ is soooo heavy... they weigh more than my TDM did, with just over half the power and one less...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,511
Posted By eRRmmm
Having owned a TDM900 (270 degree crank, in-line...

Having owned a TDM900 (270 degree crank, in-line twin - is the MT07 a small bore TDM900 engine?) modified into a decent soft roader, this (MT07) could make a fantastic dirt/soft road tourer. The TDM...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,511
Posted By eRRmmm
Apparently it's being replaced by the new WR450R...

Apparently it's being replaced by the new WR450R Adventure model, only available in Australasia, Africa and Europe...

:amazon
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 195,043
Posted By eRRmmm
The screen on the end of the braided line is a...

The screen on the end of the braided line is a pain to get out and clean, and only needs to be done occasionally from what others have said. Mine was clean when I checked it, will probably check it...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,225
Posted By eRRmmm
As much as I want a Trailstar (partly because...

As much as I want a Trailstar (partly because it's a bit different, but mainly as it seems so versatile), I'm thinking the Tarptent Double Rainbow might be a better option for me...

Trailstar with...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 195,043
Posted By eRRmmm
Mine's a 2005 WR450. The YZ250 must have a...

Mine's a 2005 WR450. The YZ250 must have a different case as it doesn't have e start, same as the YZ450.

TM Designs said they don't make one for the 03-06 WR450's, Thumpertalk said the YFZ450...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-30-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,241
Posted By eRRmmm
http://gonescratchin.smugmug.com/AdvRiding/Pooncar...

http://gonescratchin.smugmug.com/AdvRiding/Pooncarie-2014/i-xZ99HdZ/0/M/Pooncarie%20D1_36-M.png

That is a great spot, never camped there but I ride past it often, the mail road and back through...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 195,043
Posted By eRRmmm
I managed to get the TM Designs one to fit, not...

I managed to get the TM Designs one to fit, not that happy with my workmanship so I won't post a photo but it's functional. It looks like it will protect the cases well, particularly that clutch...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 738
Views: 195,043
Posted By eRRmmm
Thanks Rider, will send a PM...

Thanks Rider, will send a PM...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 738
Views: 195,043
Posted By eRRmmm
. I'm in Mildura, NW Vic, Australia :D ...

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I'm in Mildura, NW Vic, Australia :D

Thanks for the offer, but I had a look when I got home from work tonight and reckon I'll be able to grind this one down to make it fit ok. Too much hassle...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 195,043
Posted By eRRmmm
Thanks. 600 miles in a day is more than enough! ...

Thanks. 600 miles in a day is more than enough! I guess I'll need to ride one to see if buffeting will be an issue for me.

Back on topic....

I received a TM Designs case saver for my 2005...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 195,043
Posted By eRRmmm
Off topic, but.... I've been looking at FZ's...

Off topic, but....

I've been looking at FZ's as my next bike, any comments on how they go on long rides? Specifically interested in comfort and buffeting. I had a TDM900 but had to sell it, great...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 195,043
Posted By eRRmmm
Great to hear from someone that's actually done...

Great to hear from someone that's actually done both mods, thanks for posting. It's peak riding season here now so every spare weekend is for riding, but I'll schedule this in for winter...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,483
Posted By eRRmmm
Agree. DR650 is an Ag bike pretending to be a...

Agree. DR650 is an Ag bike pretending to be a dual sport which some people (lots) use as an adventure bike.

I had one - FCR carb, pipe, quick action throttle, re-geared, IMS tank, etc etc.

For...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 195,043
Posted By eRRmmm
You really need to hear from someone who's been...

You really need to hear from someone who's been doing lots of road miles for a few years to know if it's wearing the gearbox out or not.

You can put the clutch basket and primary drive gear in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 195,043
Posted By eRRmmm
Went for a short ride yesterday, thought it was...

Went for a short ride yesterday, thought it was about time I put a photo up to prove I actually own a WR...

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad235/TimH247/WR450/wr450merbeinriver.jpg

Bought...
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