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Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2013, 09:21 AM
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Posted By Rainshadow
I have a stand that was shortened 3" by the...

I have a stand that was shortened 3" by the previous owner. It's up for grabs. Send me a PM and anyone can have it for the cost of shipping. If you're going to be in Central Oregon it'll cost a 6...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
I haven't yet but will give it a try today. I...

I haven't yet but will give it a try today. I noticed that the air filter was really filthy (the PO told me he'd just cleaned it) so maybe it's creating a restricted flow that has to break free (the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
I should have been more clear. The cycle repeats...

I should have been more clear. The cycle repeats itself; idles great for 20-30 seconds, hiccups a time or three, runs great, coughs, lather rinse repeat. It doesn't matter if it's warmed up, just...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
Anybody else have any suggestions?

Anybody else have any suggestions?
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
No clue. I read that there is a tach buried in...

No clue. I read that there is a tach buried in the diagnostic computer but didn't have enough time to get through the process of daylighting it.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
Rough Idle on an '08?

Did a search but didn't find anything specific. Anybody want to throw some theories at a rough idle issue on my '08? It idles normally for about 10-20 seconds, coughs a time or two and then goes...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-24-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,606
Posted By Rainshadow
Hund, If you ever make it to Bend in Central...

Hund,
If you ever make it to Bend in Central Oregon we have a spare room, garage space, a river to soak in, and 20 microbreweries with 10 miles.
Have a great trip!
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
Roger that. I was more than a bit freaked...

Roger that.

I was more than a bit freaked out. I have a C7 vertebrae that is toast because I played superman on a mountain bike a while back. I'd just assume not go for a repeat performance. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
Front Fender Bag Heads Up!

Went for a very rocky ride yesterday. Haven't decided on a rear rack yet and didn't feel like wearing a pack in the heat so I used my front fender bag. It was a bit more loaded and heavy than normal...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6,975
Views: 2,293,601
Posted By Rainshadow
LDF, Glad to hear you're feeling better, but...

LDF,
Glad to hear you're feeling better, but you're also at a critical time in your recovery. You want to get back to "normal" features of daily life, but don't push it: think marathon, not sprint...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
So it looks like I'm missing roughly 3" as mine...

So it looks like I'm missing roughly 3" as mine is just a hair over 10 3/4". No wonder it still leans a lot with a chunk of 2x4 under the foot. Wish I had thought of that when I was ordering parts...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
Can anybody tell me the length of the stock...

Can anybody tell me the length of the stock sidestand? Now that I've got all of the lowering gear removed from my 2008 I need to put a chunk of 2x4 under the sidestand foot to keep the bike from...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
Is that process detailed in the manual

Is that process detailed in the manual
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2013, 10:45 PM
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Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
That's awesome! Sent you a PM. I have no...

That's awesome! Sent you a PM.

I have no idea why Yamaha has this part listed as obsolete as every wr250r ever made has one right in the heart of the rear suspension.

Thanks again!
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
So anybody have a Rear Arm Relay (the "L" shaped...

So anybody have a Rear Arm Relay (the "L" shaped piece that the rear swing arm and dog bones connect to) lying around that they want to get rid of? I want to get my bike back to stock height and the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,309
Posted By Rainshadow
In California? Not gonna happen.

In California? Not gonna happen.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-13-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,043
Posted By Rainshadow
Stayed there many times. Not the prettiest...

Stayed there many times. Not the prettiest neighborhood in downtown Seattle. Definitely want to head south from there. I've stayed on the southern shore of Lake Union a bunch of times and always...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,309
Posted By Rainshadow
And that's a great reason to own one. I just see...

And that's a great reason to own one. I just see so many guys on this forum that dump thousands into trying to make a WRR or KLX into a KTM-esque machine. It may be fun, but eventually they end up...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,309
Posted By Rainshadow
The price of a 350, on the other hand, is going...

The price of a 350, on the other hand, is going to terrify you...no way you stay below $5,000 and it could be almost twice.

I've had a DRZ, currently have a WRR, and haven't ever owned a KTM. I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
Mountain Motor Sports Lowering Rear Relay Arm?

Has anybody ever used a Mountain Motor Sports Lowering Arm on their WR250R? It's a longer replacement for the Rear Relay Arm that came in 1.5" and 2.5" drops. I was in at Atomic Moto chatting with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
Thanks Goroka! I'm going to readjust mine down...

Thanks Goroka! I'm going to readjust mine down to 9mm or so and go for a bit of a ride. Hopefully my pinky will work as a gauge, but if not I'll make something out of some scrap I have lying around...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
Just for the record, the spring preload is at the...

Just for the record, the spring preload is at the max setting, the rebound is at the max setting, the height is at stock settings and I'm 205 in gear. A bit bigger than the design spec for the rear,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
I already promised to not bring up either oil or...

I already promised to not bring up either oil or tires, but I'm holding the snatchy throttle issue in reserve just in case. :huh
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
What method of measurement/black magic/voodoo do...

What method of measurement/black magic/voodoo do you use Monsignor?
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
Thanks Gorka! Can you give me an idea of what it...

Thanks Gorka! Can you give me an idea of what it looks like under the swing arm? The revised Yamaha spec calls for it to be 8-13 mm in roughly the middle of the swing arm underneath.
Thanks again!
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
If I promise not to ask questions about oil or...

If I promise not to ask questions about oil or tires, can I ask a noob question about chain tension?:hide

I bought the bike a month ago and it didn't have any marks on the front drive chain...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
Well, Skierd, Big Dog, and Dingweeds all have...

Well, Skierd, Big Dog, and Dingweeds all have 40,000+ hard miles on theirs, but that's a pretty small sample...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
Yeah! My new to me 08 has 13/47 and a new MT43...

Yeah! My new to me 08 has 13/47 and a new MT43 waiting for the deathwings to either wear out or for me to lose my patience with it. Seems OK for street and light gravel, but I'm starting to fondle...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
Mine doesn't hum every time. Then again I...

Mine doesn't hum every time. Then again I haven't had the bike too long, it's an '08 and I have a spare fuel pump sitting in a box waiting to do go when/if mine fails.
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
No idea. Several folks, including Big Dog, have...

No idea. Several folks, including Big Dog, have mentioned that there bike wouldn't start after sitting for a while and they found that this cleared the problem. I never saw an explanation.
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
Mongo fix! Big crescent wrenches make skinny...

Mongo fix! Big crescent wrenches make skinny metal bracket bend good. Mongo happy now that license plate goes on so he can ride legal.

Just need to run to the Home Despot to pick up a little...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
Try opening the throttle all the way, holding it...

Try opening the throttle all the way, holding it there, and then try to start it. Some folks have found that will solve the problem you are describing.
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
Can anybody show me a few homemade solutions to...

Can anybody show me a few homemade solutions to the rear fender on the wrr? The PO took a sawzall to the rear fender, attached his license plate to the fender bracket, and then bent his license...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 46,456
Views: 9,338,812
Posted By Rainshadow
Looking for a set of stock blinkers and a stock...

Looking for a set of stock blinkers and a stock rear fender for a WR250R. Anybody in the Pac NW (or anyplace else willing to ship) have a set that they are looking to get rid of?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-07-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,151
Posted By Rainshadow
You must have been out driving when the Oregon...

You must have been out driving when the Oregon Synchronized Driving team was out practicing. Those bastards have hung me up for miles. You finally get the one to move out of the passing lane and just...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-03-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,151
Posted By Rainshadow
Of course the mountains also start at sea level...

Of course the mountains also start at sea level and not at 6,000 feet so they're not that tiny...


I've been in more ditches and snowbanks as a passenger in cars/trucks/SUVs driven by people...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-01-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 35,866
Posted By Rainshadow
Guess I should have checked my own schedule...

Guess I should have checked my own schedule before throwing the date out. My sons baseball games are on Wednesday night every week except this one when, you guessed it, we have our only Thursday...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-24-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4,635
Views: 349,421
Posted By Rainshadow
I think the fish are pretty heavily protected. ...

I think the fish are pretty heavily protected. They are a completely wild strain of steelhead in a river that has never received hatchery plants and the upper watershed is pretty good spawning...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-24-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 35,866
Posted By Rainshadow
Has it really been since February that there was...

Has it really been since February that there was a CO get together? Maybe we should set one up for next Thursday now that the sun is shining and we can sit outside?:freaky
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-23-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4,635
Views: 349,421
Posted By Rainshadow
Some nice wild steelhead in that little river. ...

Some nice wild steelhead in that little river. Hopefully the railroad never gets rebuilt.
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