Originally Posted by rensho
For those looking at a WRR/WRX, you really need to do the needed mods to get this bike to show its real colors. In stock form, it truly is <50% of its potential.
1. De smog the bike (evap, AIS, and airbox mod)
2. Add a exhaust(pick your sound level) and then add a fuel controller(FMF, Power Commander, etc).
3. Have the suspension done. The stock suspension is quite soft, and in no way is appropriate for much over 150lbs rider. This is a great bike, but the suspension valving is very poor. In the case of shorter owners like me, have it professionally lowered. The bike comes with a rear lowering adjustment of a total of 1" seat height via the bottom of the shock. A pro can lower the front and rear another 3-4". I have a friend that just lowered 3" and is thrilled with the fit.
4. Additionally, the seat can get you another 1-2" of lowering via cutting the foam or buying new seat/foam that is lower. I have the Seatconcept seat which is ~1" lower and has some soft foam in it. It is very comfy, even with 8hrs in the saddle.
The bike is fantastic and looks bulletproof.
The first mod to the WRR is re gearing it. The stock gearing is Waaaaayy long.
A 13/47 ... 13/48 is ideal IMO.
With way long i mean too long, it should come stock with 13/47... with the stock gearing against a STRONG head wind on highway i had to go down to fifth and then down to fourth gear for it to pull...