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Old 03-24-2013, 04:06 PM   #34096
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lol what the hell was that sound?
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:09 PM   #34097
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After a winter of many mods and too many hours in the garage, I finally got out for a shakedown ride today

Quick thoughts

- HDB mirrors are better than I expected
- G2 throttle tamer makes the bike a lot easier to ride
- Pro Grip 714's are comfy
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:11 PM   #34098
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lol what the hell was that sound?
Yeah - like I thought maybe a genie just popped out of the can or something.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:17 PM   #34099
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no title?

Anybody lose a wrr lately? Why would a wrr not have a title? There's a WRR for sale here (Denver/Littleton) on craigslist without a title.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:38 PM   #34100
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Anybody lose a wrr lately? Why would a wrr not have a title? There's a WRR for sale here (Denver/Littleton) on craigslist without a title.

LOL! Stolen, Un Paid Loan, WR250F miss listed, but my favorite is............ I traded some weed for it, and didn't get a title.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:43 PM   #34101
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Anybody lose a wrr lately? Why would a wrr not have a title? There's a WRR for sale here (Denver/Littleton) on craigslist without a title.
Lien from the bank? Repo'd bike? Stolen?
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:45 PM   #34102
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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.
You are crashing into the laws of physics at a high rate of speed. Some riders just adapt to issues like this, some just can't.

The moderator on the WRR web board "shewolf" is about the same stature as your wife and has done everything possible to make the bike rideable for her. I would go there and see what she has to say, and maybe even pm her with questions. I'm sure she would be happy to help.

http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/

The other option is to put her on an X model instead....... it's lower.......... but I know that isn't the easy way.

A set T-63 Michelins with a 110 on the rear will give you a little more.

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Old 03-24-2013, 07:11 PM   #34103
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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.
Having a short SO who is very vocal about this subject, let me warn you: You're treading on thin ice here.

You can only lower a WR so far and you may find your wife is never comfortable on it. Being the better dualsport is one thing, but if it scares her to ride it, it won't matter how well it performs off road.

You look at the crf250l?
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:55 PM   #34104
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Thought I'd do the same for the tail bag. Cut the bottom out of a rubbermaid tub and slit the sides so it will fold in a bit. Fits with room to spare on this medium bag. It might fit the small as well. This should keep any sharp objects from wearing a hole in the bottom of the bag. I might cut it down little shorter.

I'm liking this. I've yet to buy a rack for my WRR, but have the bag. I used a rollmat underneath it when on my KLR and had wondered how it would fit on a WRR, so thanks for sharing!

What was the rubbermaid tub you cut down? (wonder if i'll find the equivalent in Australia...)
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:00 PM   #34105
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Step 1: Open beer

Step 2: Bolt on skid plate (4 bolts)

Step 3: Drink beer
Z@check I like the way you do things. It really is that simple Shep
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:04 PM   #34106
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My wife suggested that she could also gain 30lbs
You'll be a lot happier with soft springs.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:44 PM   #34107
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You'll be a lot happier with soft springs.
Is replacing a spring on the shock difficult, like does it require a bunch of special tools? I may be in the same boat. Without the lowering linkage in (doing that tomorrow) I can only get about 2 & 1/2" of sag. I'm probably 5 or so threads from the top. Yamalink recommends a 10% heavier spring if you're at the top limit stock, so I'm assuming that means I'll need 10% less as I'm at the bottom (I weigh 155 pounds).
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:06 PM   #34108
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Well these hand guards are seeming to be a little trickier then I thought they'd be???

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Old 03-24-2013, 10:09 PM   #34109
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Well these hand guards are seeming to be a little trickier then I thought they'd be???
I don't want to hear that - mine are on the way! Though I've upgraded the handlebars, hopefully I won't see what you're seeing.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:48 AM   #34110
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I just bought an 08 with 13,000 km (~8000 miles).

For the roadworthy test the previous owner had to fit new fork seals ... i've only done about 600 kms and there's a touch of oil on the forks.

Looking at the guards there's plenty of rub marks, and the dust seals have been shaved by the compression. Worse still when I compress the forks just bouncing them in my shed I can see contact

Now I need to figure out if this is causing the hammering vibration feeling I get at 50 mph. (Tyre already changed and wheel rebalanced)
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