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Old 02-18-2013, 02:58 PM   #33196
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Anyone have an opinion on grips? I'm going to swap out my bars soon, but don't know what to get for grips.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:20 PM   #33197
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Anyone have an opinion on grips? I'm going to swap out my bars soon, but don't know what to get for grips.
Following someone's recommendation in this thread when I first got my WRR, I got the Pro Grip 737s and they've been great. Really comfortable, but still letting you feel totally connected to the bars. I've probably sold a dozen sets of them by letting people check them out.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:13 PM   #33198
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:30 PM   #33199
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So what is the consensus on the best replacement battery. Mine wont hold a charge so it needs replaced. I will not spring for a Shorai that thats off the list.

I am eyeballing the bikemaster gel battery on Rocky mountain. Anyone running that model?
MC superstore has the gel battery for the same price as RM, but they are giving you a battery charger for free when you buy one. I ordered mine last night! I think they are clearing out the chargers because they are wired backwards from battery tender, and people didn't read the instructions. I'll just cut mine and flip it over so it works with my other charger pig tails!
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:17 PM   #33200
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Pro Grip 714's
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:22 PM   #33201
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Done and done. I'm assuming you've replaced your grips, did you also replace the throttle tube or reuse it?
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:31 PM   #33202
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Done and done. I'm assuming you've replaced your grips, did you also replace the throttle tube or reuse it?
I re-used mine, but had to modify it, by cutting the end off, to accommodate HDB handguards. Which was why I changed grips in the first place. Other than having to open the end, there was nothing wrong with it.

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Old 02-18-2013, 05:45 PM   #33203
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How do you make sure the rear tire is "aligned" properly?
You're trying to keep the sprockets and chain parallel. Here's a great video even though it's on a road race bike. I don't use their tool, but it shows you what to look for and how to adjust the axle adjusters.

http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/..._tool_08-0048/

(he does tend to get "parallel" and "perpendicular" confused though...)
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:24 PM   #33204
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I just ordered a tail tidy, I'm sure we can work something out. Course it'll have to wait until I take delivery & install it.
Sounds good, it's only ice racing season here so won't need it for at least a month. Yu think I'd lern. This is the second one ive done hi too. The first one wasn't on my bike though.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:10 PM   #33205
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While we're on the who needs what topic. If anyone has a stock tail light they'd like to part with. I sure could use one. Looped the bike out on a wheelie on the ice today.
Got one. PM me and make me an offer. Tail, turn signals, plate holder thingy... Took it off when I installed the aftermarket stuff.

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Old 02-18-2013, 08:11 PM   #33206
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This is a follow up for yesterday's post. I got my new part in today, and started cleaning the rear suspension.

Why Yamaha calls it a Seal Guard is beyond me, since this really is a chain slider of sorts. Names aside, the following pictures are the new part, side to side with the part that has 5387 miles on it. Needless to say, the wear is unacceptable and I will be keeping an eye on the wear once I install my larger sprockets (front/rear). My simple understanding of geometry tells me the chain should not come in contact with the seal guard as often with larger diameter sprockets, bu we shall see, since Yamaha's design puts the pivot point for the swingarm off center, thus creating inevitable wear on the seal guard.








I could really use torque specs for the whole rear suspension, if someone has those.

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Old 02-18-2013, 08:12 PM   #33207
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Done and done. I'm assuming you've replaced your grips, did you also replace the throttle tube or reuse it?
Same tube, it's been so long I can't remember but it came with handguards so tube was already cut.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:04 PM   #33208
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Anyone have an opinion on grips? I'm going to swap out my bars soon, but don't know what to get for grips.
Hot Grips heated grips ala Big Dog, best grips ever and being as big as they are they really reduce hand fatigue for me.

From Marks web page...

http://bigdogadventures.com/WR250R.htm

model #475-875 which are 4 3/4" in length--be sure and order their epoxy to
glue them on as ordinary quick set epoxy won't hold up.
About $130 and available
Here

Love them.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:06 PM   #33209
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I could really use torque specs for the whole rear suspension, if someone has those.
I case you did not realize it, you do not have to take any suspension components off to replace the seal guard. You don't even have to take off the kickstand bracket but it makes it easier.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:04 AM   #33210
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I case you did not realize it, you do not have to take any suspension components off to replace the seal guard. You don't even have to take off the kickstand bracket but it makes it easier.
I know that I don't have to take it apart to replace the seal guard. I made the CHOICE to take it apart, completely, based on the lack of care regarding the seal guard by the PO. It never hurts to clean and lube the needle bearings, shafts, sleeves, and all that. Why not do it when I already have the wheel off and I'm there anyway? Might as well make sure all works as intended, is clean and sealed, and coat bearings and pivot points in waterproof grease.

Oh, I did not take the kickstand off to take the swingarm and linkage apart

I also want to make sure that all of the old grease with sand in it (read lapping compound) is gone before I install new chain, sprockets, and sliders. But that's just me, trying to do things the right way.
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