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Old 03-24-2013, 10:09 AM   #34081
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I know I can get 1 more inch with a lower seat, but I mocked it up with scraps of wood and foam, and this is still not enough.
What kind of tires does it have on it?
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:45 AM   #34082
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Anyway, I pulled the lower shock linkage and lowered the ride height to the max (http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/536972-lowered-wr250r/). I also purchased a yamalink and installed it, which should lower the bike another inch
Have you adjusted the preload and sag on the rear shock?
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:46 AM   #34083
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I have mine lowered as much as possible and can get the balls of my feet on both sides with 32" inseam.
She'd be more comfortable on a smaller bike.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:50 AM   #34084
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It has Pirelli Scorpion MT90's on it right now, 120/80 in the back. I have not adjusted the preload on the rear shock yet. The shock spring as adjusted measures 8-1/16in right now. This is pretty stiff according to the manual. I will go out and back the preload off right now.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:12 AM   #34085
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I haven't really looked at the plate or the bike I just noticed it didn't come with any paper work... I take it by your response it's pretty straight forward.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:18 AM   #34086
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Anyone have instructions for flatland skid plate install?
Step 1: Open beer

Step 2: Bolt on skid plate (4 bolts)

Step 3: Drink beer
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:21 AM   #34087
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I haven't really looked at the plate or the bike I just noticed it didn't come with any paper work... I take it by your response it's pretty straight forward.

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Old 03-24-2013, 11:34 AM   #34088
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LOL looks simple enough, how many of you guys had to put rubber down?

I'll get the plate up once my bike is ready to stand on her own two legs again.

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Old 03-24-2013, 11:35 AM   #34089
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mine did not come with instuctions either it just bolts on thats it everything lines up perfectly if you have the two stock little white plastic guards on the side you take them off but other than that dont really need instructions after you put the plate on the vibrations will make it kinda noise but its not to worry about but im very happy with mine when you start going down a dirt road and you hear a rock slam into it you will smile cause its better to hit the plate then some part of your motor and beside it makes the wr look alot meaner
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:44 AM   #34090
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far as noise i have my ipod cranked up so i cant hear much but kick ass music when im on my wr
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:52 AM   #34091
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I haven't really looked at the plate or the bike I just noticed it didn't come with any paper work... I take it by your response it's pretty straight forward.
Might want to spray it with some sort of rubber coating to reduce noise. Some people here use rubber washers between the plate and the frame to reduce vibration noise. But otherwise, its as straight forward as it can be. Blue locktite might not be a bad idea either.

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Step 1: Open beer

Step 2: Bolt on skid plate (4 bolts)

Step 3: Drink beer
I'd either open the beer later or drink the beer sooner. Maybe a sip (guzzle?) after every bolt. YMMV
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:34 PM   #34092
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>"I haven't really looked at the plate or the bike I just noticed it didn't come with any paper work... I take it by your response it's pretty straight forward."

Buy a shorter bolt and put in the right side - aft hole. The stock length bolt in that hole touches the aluminum crank case.
IMHO: Likely something you don't want to happen.

I coated mine with plastic paint. No difference.
Rubber grommits under the bolts. No difference.
Lined the plate with some plastic strips from Harbor Freight. No difference.
Finally ended up ty-wrapping some strips cut from inner tubes to the frame under the skidplate. Well, a little difference.

After awhile you just get used to the noise.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:35 PM   #34093
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FMF PowerCore 4 and Quiet Core

I picked up my WR with a FMF PowerCore 4 already on it. I agree with others that it is too loud. I found that there are TWO Different Quiet Cores. The first one is the 1 3/8" (Bike Bandit #39593) and it did not seem to make the bike any quieter. The second one is a 1 1/8" (Bike Bandit #2897419) and that one made it quiet enough that I can live with it.
Because it has a narrower opening it is much harder to install.

Quiet Core 1 (Internal Spark Arrester)


Quiet Core 2


Quiet Core 2 next to stock


Good thread with pics

http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t7...es-not-aligned

I did not notice an alignment problem like Mr_Rotor, but getting my fingers around the screw to get the thread started was a bear.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:43 PM   #34094
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Anyone have instructions for flatland skid plate install?
no instructions needed. it's seriously 4 bolts and when you line it up, it's obvious what to do.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:51 PM   #34095
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Have you adjusted the preload and sag on the rear shock?
Reduced the preload to minimum on the shock (8.5in) and adjusted from there. Also adjusted the rebound and compression to full soft according to the manual. Still challenging for her to get on the bike, but once her weight is on it she can just touch her toes. I noticed that the front end feels much stiffer than the rear now. Next I will investigate softer fork springs. My wife suggested that she could also gain 30lbs to solve the problem...

She can also shop for some thick soled boots.

I am hell bent on the WR250 for her. We looked at a CRF230L, but she has a decent amount of experience riding street bikes, and is used to bikes that are much more capable. I think she would have been bored with it quickly.
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