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Old 01-28-2013, 09:58 AM   #32761
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Same back at ya :) Nice write up. I've said it before, and I'll say it again - for me, your setup is perfect - I love this pic...


I've been thinking about luggage a lot, and some of the rides in my future. I wonder, is there any way to lock the Wolfman bags closed?
Thanks! Hmm.. locking the Wolfman bags.. I guess you could rig up something to detour thieves but if you had a knife you could cut right in to them.

I only run the rear Pelican iM2100 when I have my video gear with me on a ride.. but it does work very very well, better than I expected to be honest.... I have locks for it, and I can take it off/on very quickly.. take my gear in the tent or room for the night. Put it on my Versys too.. It has never moved or fallen off even on the rough stuff.. I put a small piece of that rubber drawer liner under it.

I should add.. yes a thief could just take the Pelican off the bike easily but if you dont' know how to do that you'd struggle, plus I usually have a Wolfman Enduro bag strapped against it hiding the ratchet strap..

For big trips I have a Wolfman duffel that I'll take, with more than enough room for everything!



now everyone knows how to quickly steal my stuff :)
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:33 AM   #32762
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On the topic of the 21" vs. 17" vs. 19" front wheel...Well I have a WR250X with the 17" wheels on Avon Distanzias and a KLX351 with standard 21"/18" wheels on MT21 knobbys. The paved roads around me seem to be some of the roughest around, and I will always pick the WRX with the 17's if that's where I"m riding. It just handles pavement, rough or smooth, better than the dirt setup. I think the extra width of the 17's helps, because it feels more stable and with the Distanzias is much smoother. Now the 19" front wheel does interest me. If the OP on that topic goes that route, be sure to post pics and give us a report.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:46 AM   #32763
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The dealers can't keep the Honda in stock people are waiting months for them so far its a huge seller and has a huge following! Having rode my buddies its not even close to a wrr but your not gonna find any lying around most greedy dealers marked them up
The local dope with a star tattooed on his forehead (not kidding) at my dealer never even knew one existed. We have zero curves in this state, but sportbikes get the ladies, so that's all they care to sell.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:02 AM   #32764
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Never had much trouble with my WR starting on cold mornings???......then again, "Sun" Diego is a different type of "cold"

That said, my 350XCF-W is much more temperamental than the WR ever was....I have to choke it everytime in the morning (yes, it has a choke unlike the WR....also has a kick back-up which is nice)
Mine doesn't like starting at -20, but then again neither does my car when its not plugged in. Pretty good if its above 0 and has been run recently, but I've found my WR doesn't like sitting for very long.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:42 AM   #32765
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Is that a Giant Loop brand bag you have there, or one you rigged? Looks huge, yet not out of place. What have you got stowed inside?
That is a Giantloop Coyote with another bag strapped on top.

It is from this ride report where you will find all the details you are looking for...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ighlight=round
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:55 PM   #32766
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Interesting point. A lot of the miles I will be riding are on bombed out post-recessionary pavement.

This is why I was thinking 19/17. But, it may still be a wacky idea on a WRR. I guess I could get a second set of 21/18 wheels and mount less aggressive tires. Input welcome.

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One reason to stick with 21/18 is that they will use the same brake caliper location and disc size. Also, I would think you would need to adjust the suspension to go 21 > 17 in the front, and 18 > 17 in the rear. Ditto the chain length. No big deal maybe, but messing with brakes and forks with every wheel swap would be a turn-off for me.

Just buy another set of 21/18 wheels, and mount some Trailwings or Shinko 700s on one set, and run DOT knobbies on the other.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:50 PM   #32767
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That is a Giantloop Coyote with another bag strapped on top.
I just picked up a Coyote, it's fantastic. Lots of room, very solid on the bike, very little frontal footprint.

They are on sale at atomic moto for about $250 w/free shipping right now. I think rocky mountain had a deal too.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:07 PM   #32768
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Ok, so I've read the how to on lowering my stock suspension, and seen some settings on how to get it set up for better riding (high fives settings). But I cannot find a how to on it. I found the actual settings in the post below, but does someone have a how to with pics or video to show me HOW to put these settings into place? I have already lowered the stock front and rear. I'm simply looking to get the rebound, dampening, etc set up right for my 155 pound body at this point so bumps will stop wanting to buck me off like a raging bull. Thanks.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=4628
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:41 PM   #32769
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Ok, so I've read the how to on lowering my stock suspension, and seen some settings on how to get it set up for better riding (high fives settings). But I cannot find a how to on it. I found the actual settings in the post below, but does someone have a how to with pics or video to show me HOW to put these settings into place? I have already lowered the stock front and rear. I'm simply looking to get the rebound, dampening, etc set up right for my 155 pound body at this point so bumps will stop wanting to buck me off like a raging bull. Thanks.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=4628
Have you looked at this link?

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....ostcount=23371

Personally, I'm going to do what ThinAir talks about here...

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....1&postcount=22

When I get a Wrr that is :)
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:45 PM   #32770
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...couldn't agree more.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:57 PM   #32771
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Have you looked at this link?

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....ostcount=23371

Personally, I'm going to do what ThinAir talks about here...

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....1&postcount=22

When I get a Wrr that is :)
That's perfect! Thank you. I thought there were three areas that could be adjusted on the rear shock though? Not just two?
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:56 PM   #32772
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Locking gas cap on Safari tank

I just bought a locking gas cap for my Safari tank from justgastanks.com -- http://justgastanks.com/product_info...roducts_id=488. Is anyone else using this? Is it OK that it doesn't have a vent tube like the OEM one?
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:58 PM   #32773
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locking luggage options

there are products like this, I just cannot remember where to look for more types:

http://cheesycam.com/pacsafe-anti-th...bag-protector/

Someone could probably just open up your tool kit and bust in anyways but it would slow them down.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:41 PM   #32774
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there are products like this, I just cannot remember where to look for more types:

http://cheesycam.com/pacsafe-anti-th...bag-protector/

Someone could probably just open up your tool kit and bust in anyways but it would slow them down.
Thanks for that. I really don't know what to do, but will probably go with Wolfman bag and try to keep inexpensive stuff in them. I have trips planned that will involve me doing a variety of things, such as; see a band in another city who won't come to SLC (jerks), go to the aquarium in Atlanta & the Smithsonian in DC, park at a trail head & hike a summit over 2 days, and ride to Tierra del Fuego. But on the way to and from these things, and also while I'm here, I want to be riding on dirt as often as possible. I'm still thinking about the 13L hard cases at Happy Trails, but again, will probably go with soft panniers & a lockable topbox.

If you can somehow manage to look to the pannier in this pic below (if you can't, I totally understand), you can see what appears to be a cable locking the bag to the bike. That might be a similar level deterant to the one you found, slightly stealthier though - you probably can't even see it



* pic from the Sibersky Extreme RR.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:55 PM   #32775
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If you can somehow manage to look to the pannier in this pic below (if you can't, I totally understand), you can see what appears to be a cable locking the bag to the bike. That might be a similar level deterant to the one you found, slightly stealthier though - you probably can't even see it



* pic from the Sibersky Extreme RR.
That's a PacSafe cable lock.

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