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Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2013, 07:43 PM
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Posted By dnsjo
2014 Dakar Rally

Been waiting all year for this. Televised on NBC Sports beginning Jan 6 at 5pm. You can download the Dakar 2014 app, although little content at this point.

TV listings:...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2013, 04:49 AM
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Posted By dnsjo
I only landed one by checking this site once or...

I only landed one by checking this site once or twice a day, and not wasting any time when the right one showed up.

http://www.bikefinds.com/yamaha-wr250r-for-sale

Happy hunting.
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2013, 10:18 AM
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Posted By dnsjo
Thanks. Want to do some more math? A half inch...

Thanks. Want to do some more math? A half inch taller tire equals how many or what fraction of a rear sprocket tooth? :dunno:

(BTW, MT21 is the tire I meant, but guessing you knew that.)

At any...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2013, 06:11 AM
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Posted By dnsjo
Thanks for the replies. I've narrowed it down to:...

Thanks for the replies. I've narrowed it down to:

MT 120/90. Seems to be loved for hardpack and pavement but wears fast.

T63 120/80 highly recced for these conditions but dinged for weight.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2013, 03:54 PM
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Posted By dnsjo
Tars

After all the tire talk, I can't believe I'm asking a tire question, but my stock rear TW is finally "wo out", (09 WRR). My riding is approximately:

50% twisty paved backroads
40% twisty gravel...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2013, 05:06 AM
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Posted By dnsjo
Before this gets any uglier, according to...

Before this gets any uglier, according to Wikipedia:

"Off-roading is the activity of driving or riding a vehicle on unsurfaced roads or tracks, made of materials such as sand, gravel, riverbeds,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 03:28 AM
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Posted By dnsjo
No votes for the Kenda K270? I had pretty much...

No votes for the Kenda K270? I had pretty much settled on that to replace my stocker. I was hoping it would work as well as the 606 without the height issue.

Thoughts?
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2013, 03:58 AM
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Posted By dnsjo
My WR came with the Acerbis installed by the PO....

My WR came with the Acerbis installed by the PO. It's performed very well so far. May have to modify slightly to fit, I'm unsure about that. Cheapest of the polymer plates listed below.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 03:37 AM
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Posted By dnsjo
[QUOTE=jon_l;22026810]Not sure it matters, just...

[QUOTE=jon_l;22026810]Not sure it matters, just make sure both forks are the same. I raised mine 3/4", based solely on conjecture after reading everything I could find, as there are no hard...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2013, 08:42 AM
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Posted By dnsjo
Decided to go with this little dude from Amazon -...

Decided to go with this little dude from Amazon - $6!!
http://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-081-0069-8-Cigarette-Disconnect/dp/B0041CDPQO/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1374853179&sr=8-4&keywords=USB+SAE
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2013, 08:10 AM
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Posted By dnsjo
GPS adapter. Found some good info here:...

GPS adapter. Found some good info here: http://www.vfrdiscussion.com/forum/index.php/topic/70597-sae-to-mini-usb-power-cable-does-it-exist/page-2
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2013, 06:39 AM
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Posted By dnsjo
Fellow WRRiors, The dash footplate to my...

Fellow WRRiors,

The dash footplate to my Garmin stuffs in quite nicely for the occasional ride where I want a GPS. But what's the best way to route the cable? The battery tender (from the PO)...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 04:41 PM
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Posted By dnsjo
I was all set to order an MRA Roadshield, but...

I was all set to order an MRA Roadshield, but first decided to spend a whole three dollars for the face shield at Harbor Freight. Does it help? Maybe. Measures about 12" wide,and 6" high from the dip...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2013, 04:12 AM
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Posted By dnsjo
Mastering gravel

I've had my WR for about a year now. After 30 years off from riding, I initially picked up an XT225 (now trying to sell), then the WR. My idea of motorcycling is to get away from traffic, so I go...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2013, 05:05 AM
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Posted By dnsjo
Are you using the search engine? ...

Are you using the search engine?

http://www.bikefinds.com/yamaha-wr250r-for-sale

The one in Virginia is a great deal. Just popped up yesterday.
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2013, 04:30 PM
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Posted By dnsjo
I guess in Japan, when you get home from work...

I guess in Japan, when you get home from work you're offered your choice of entertainment for the evening (the R or the X).http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/19/urabege5.jpg
Couldn't help but repost...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2013, 03:50 AM
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Posted By dnsjo
MRA Windshields

Anyone have any experience with the MRA windshields? I saw where one poster on a different site recommended the RoadShield style, but I guess it depends on the type of riding one does. They have four...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2013, 09:37 AM
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Posted By dnsjo
Finally got done with chores and family duties...

Finally got done with chores and family duties last night at about 5:30, so took a short 60 mile loop through the Virginia country-side and ended up paralleling the Blue Ridge Parkway above Buena...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2013, 04:55 AM
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Posted By dnsjo
Thanks for the files!

Thanks for the files!
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2013, 06:22 PM
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Posted By dnsjo
NOMB, but they seem to have a rep for being a...

NOMB, but they seem to have a rep for being a little loud.
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2013, 03:41 AM
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Posted By dnsjo
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/08/9epyqyqa.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/08/9epyqyqa.jpg

This one.
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2013, 03:36 AM
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Posted By dnsjo
Anyone join the FaceBook WR group?

Anyone join the FaceBook WR group?
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2013, 02:43 PM
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Posted By dnsjo
With the bike on the stand there is 9.5" from...

With the bike on the stand there is 9.5" from tire to fender. I could always switch to my 15mm bar risers and get back another inch. Right now I'm loving being able to flatfoot. Today I explored...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2013, 04:19 AM
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Posted By dnsjo
Talking I dropped my forks a full 2 inches by adding a...

I dropped my forks a full 2 inches by adding a Tusk 30mm bar riser (Rocky Mtn ATV). I had dropped the rear at least that much with a Moose 1.75" knuckle and the stock lowering. So far I love the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2013, 04:33 PM
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Posted By dnsjo
"Can someone else with the factory ride height...

"Can someone else with the factory ride height lowered and a yamalink installed measure their seat height for me so I can compare?"


I just installed a Moose Racing knuckle today (not the rods)....
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2013, 03:20 AM
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Posted By dnsjo
Stock height questions

My seat height was lowered by the previous owner with a Corbin seat and stock adjustment, and is still at 36 inches. I have a Moose link ready to install to lower it a further 1.75. Don't know if...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2013, 07:13 AM
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Posted By dnsjo
Lowering question again. If I lower the back end...

Lowering question again. If I lower the back end 1.75" with the Moose knuckle, is there a chance I will need to drop the forks more than the 18mm available? If so, would it make sense to get a bar...
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