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Old 09-10-2011, 06:57 AM   #241
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Hi HF, I know you mentioned mileage some time back but would be interesting to know what your range is now when you get a feel for it.

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Old 09-10-2011, 02:29 PM   #242
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Hey there....10Cup! Long time, no . Trust your WRR is still kickin. How many miles you got on it now...40k?

I spent today flogging R² around the rocky, hilly trails of Camp Gruber ORV, near Muskogee, OK. I blasted down the Superslab at 75 mph non-stop for nearly an hour to get there. Then, it was off into the forest for a few hours of serious trail riding. Raced two guys on the enduro loop for a good while (KTM & KX). Worked it hard to the rev limiter in 1st & 2nd gear quite a bit. Lots of on & off the throttle. Then, I did some county road exploring for a long lazy ride home over the next couple hours....averaging 35 - 65 mph. Covered the full performance range across various conditions while burning a full tank of gas. I took no baby wipes, nor spared her any mercy.

The bike ran spectacular! And, she drank the go-juice at a rate of 53 mpg. So, I've still got a 200+ mile range with my Safari tank....no worries.

I'll keep tracking fuel mileage over my next few tanks to verify. But things are looking PDG (purdy darn good....for all you yankees).

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Old 09-10-2011, 08:25 PM   #243
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.....guess I should mention that 53 mpg was on Real Gas, not ethanol blend.

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Old 09-11-2011, 07:41 AM   #244
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Hey there....10Cup! Long time, no . Trust your WRR is still kickin. How many miles you got on it now...40k?

I spent today flogging R² around the rocky, hilly trails of Camp Gruber ORV, near Muskogee, OK. I blasted down the Superslab at 75 mph non-stop for nearly an hour to get there. Then, it was off into the forest for a few hours of serious trail riding. Raced two guys on the enduro loop for a good while (KTM & KX). Worked it hard to the rev limiter in 1st & 2nd gear quite a bit. Lots of on & off the throttle. Then, I did some county road exploring for a long lazy ride home over the next couple hours....averaging 35 - 65 mph. Covered the full performance range across various conditions while burning a full tank of gas. I took no baby wipes, nor spared her any mercy.

The bike ran spectacular! And, she drank the go-juice at a rate of 53 mpg. So, I've still got a 200+ mile range with my Safari tank....no worries.

I'll keep tracking fuel mileage over my next few tanks to verify. But things are looking PDG (purdy darn good....for all you yankees).

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Awesome HF, great job!
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:55 AM   #245
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Again, great feedback to hear about the kit. Very interested in all this information
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:06 PM   #246
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I Want One!

This has been quite a cool thread to read. I'm glad I got to drop in on it and read it after the fact instead of having to wait since 2010 (if I remember correctly) when HF started work on it. Awesome job HF!

I grew up riding XR's around Arizona and now that I'm almost graduated at ASU I'm dreaming about getting a dual sport that I can slab to the trail with. But, I still want a bike that feels light and nimble and "can go anywhere" as the general consensus of the WRR community seems to agree on. I think this bike would be even better than I thought with a 290 kit on it as well.

Finally, I must give credit to HF and all of his cronies as well as Big Dog who have given me reason to drool over the WRR. What a sweet ride!
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:03 PM   #247
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Thanks!!

Fantastic thread! Great information. I've never been much of a mechanic, so I learned tons here. Someday I might even get up the courage to try it myself.
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:13 PM   #248
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Thank you HF for keeping me up way past my bedtime. Very good stuff!
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:50 PM   #249
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thanks for keeping me up past my bedtime also !

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Old 02-07-2012, 06:17 PM   #250
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I thought about doing this same upgrade to my WR but when I looked at the numbers and really thought about it selling my WR and putting my money towards a TE310 made a hole lot more sense. Now I couldn't be happier.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:25 PM   #251
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I'm confused... did you spend the money and do the upgrade, and now you couldn't be happier?? Or, did you buy a Husky and now you couldn't be happier??


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I thought about doing this same upgrade to my WR but when I looked at the numbers and really thought about it selling my WR and putting my money towards a TE310 made a hole lot more sense. Now I couldn't be happier.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:55 PM   #252
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I'm confused... did you spend the money and do the upgrade, and now you couldn't be happier?? Or, did you buy a Husky and now you couldn't be happier??
His other post is signing into the TE310 owners thread about scoring a leftover '11.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:07 AM   #253
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Great work HF! Thank you for this thread and the high level of detailed photos and explanations. I'm on the fence about the WRR. Knowing its potential (and what it takes to realize said potential) is a HUGE help.
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:53 PM   #254
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Your welcome, Madmac. It was a fun project...albeit a long one. I'm still enjoying my WRR. Its a great bike even in stock form. You don't have to swap to a big bore to seriously enjoy the bike. It will happily, comfortably, and effectively explore highways & byways, backroads & country lanes, two-track & single trails with the stock motor.

The stock WRR will easily go faster than any posted speed limit, carry the mail, and haul the water!

If you really want a superior "woods racer", then buy one made for specifically for that. This pony is truly dual-purpose, and a beautiful compromise at that.

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Old 04-20-2012, 07:15 AM   #255
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Quick to Over Heat?

Is the Athena jug a std cylinder with a bigger bore (and therefore thinner wall more prone to over heating) or is it a stand alone cylinder of comparable wall thickness?
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