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Old 05-17-2013, 12:30 PM   #35581
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My 13/47 gearing with FMF, airbox opened, etc. and running the larger MT43 tire feels just about right for me as a true dual sport bike. It fades just a bit on long uphills on the road (but I can gear down to fifth and always maintain 70 mph if I want). Off road low gear is already very low and second has plenty of power to wheelie over mud puddles and small obstacles. Any lower gearing, for me, would be a real nuisance on the street as maintaining a decent speed would be pretty buzzy.

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Yeah! My new to me 08 has 13/47 and a new MT43 waiting for the deathwings to either wear out or for me to lose my patience with it. Seems OK for street and light gravel, but I'm starting to fondle the MT43/IRC combo waiting in the shadows...
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:29 PM   #35582
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I'm starting to fondle the MT43/IRC combo
Inquiring minds want to know...

which IRC? TR-8? GP-1?
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:44 PM   #35583
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Red Loctite doesn't work on this nut?

Oh, I bought a breaker bar and had a friend help, and I was still unable to remove it. I have a friend here who works @ the dealer - they're going to take it off for me for $15. I was planning on the Loctite upon reinstalling.

FWIW, standing lightly on a horizontal breaker bar and then shifting all your weight to it quickly (just like kick starting) often works well. Do watch out for your shins, because the bar may slip.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:10 PM   #35584
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Heating the assembly helps removal with loctite, too.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:44 PM   #35585
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I also had to get the bike shop with impact gun to loosen the factory installed cs nut. Since then I used a breaker bar and a padlock thru the rear sprocket and chain to stop the cs turning.

49 or 50 rear sprockets with 13 for off road or 14 for dual purpose rides.

Tried a MT43 trials tyre earlier this year, had great traction but it raised the bike seat too high and the gearing was equivalent to +1 on cs. 114 link chain to clear mudflap with 13/50 sprockets for a dual purpose ride.

Have just sold my WRR and am questioning that decision
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:10 PM   #35586
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Slideshow of my last adventure ride - 4 days through the high country of Central Otago, New Zealand. The WRR and KTM 640E are a good match.

http://youtu.be/3Y9CAUwfzX4
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:50 AM   #35587
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MRA Windshields

Anyone have any experience with the MRA windshields? I saw where one poster on a different site recommended the RoadShield style, but I guess it depends on the type of riding one does. They have four styles that will fit the WR's. I ride mostly highway, forest road, and gravel with very little woods or singletrack. Thanks.

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http://www.twistedthrottle.com/shop-.../wr250x-wr250r
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:25 AM   #35588
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I've had a real bear of a time removing that CS nut. I realized just last week that I was missing the washer that goes under the nut - most likely the PO removed it.

Any know if the washer is special in any way? It's on backorder for another month, so I'd like to use something else if possible.

Part number 90201-18026-00
http://www.ronayers.com/Fiche/TypeID...p/TRANSMISSION
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:44 AM   #35589
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Anyone have any experience with the MRA windshields? I saw where one poster on a different site recommended the RoadShield style, but I guess it depends on the type of riding one does. They have four styles that will fit the WR's. I ride mostly highway, forest road, and gravel with very little woods or singletrack. Thanks.

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http://www.twistedthrottle.com/shop-.../wr250x-wr250r
I have the VNB on my wrr and it went on easy...
can be raised or lowered some to vary the amount of protection...
some vibration at higher speeds but stays in place...
not bad for two mounting points...
and comes off easy if you don't want to use it...
so I am happy with it....
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:10 AM   #35590
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I have the MRA on a DR650. It's very effective in taking the wind blast off of my chest at highway speeds with smooth air at my helmet and it doesn't interfere with off road riding. FWIW I'm 6'3" 32" inseam.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:29 AM   #35591
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WRR camp-n-ride

I found this Richmond ADVrider (BurtonRider3889) over near the BRP. Bike looks familiar. He has managed to find some of the best dirt around here.

This is near the Lynchburg Reservoir in Amherst County, VA.

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Old 05-18-2013, 07:27 AM   #35592
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I also had to get the bike shop with impact gun to loosen the factory installed cs nut. Since then I used a breaker bar and a padlock thru the rear sprocket and chain to stop the cs turning.

49 or 50 rear sprockets with 13 for off road or 14 for dual purpose rides.

Tried a MT43 trials tyre earlier this year, had great traction but it raised the bike seat too high and the gearing was equivalent to +1 on cs. 114 link chain to clear mudflap with 13/50 sprockets for a dual purpose ride.

Have just sold my WRR and am questioning that decision
For sure :P I love my bike, and I can easily imagine doing the 290 top end one day. What are you riding now?

I have my bike setup exactly like your post here, haven't been able to ride though so the jury is out for me. Seat height is fine for me.


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Slideshow of my last adventure ride - 4 days through the high country of Central Otago, New Zealand. The WRR and KTM 640E are a good match.

http://youtu.be/3Y9CAUwfzX4
Awesome pics, must have been a blast.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:46 PM   #35593
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I found this Richmond ADVrider (BurtonRider3889) over near the BRP. Bike looks familiar. He has managed to find some of the best dirt around here.

Click on photo, and you can see some of the other pics taken on 5/17/2013. This is near the Lynchburg Reservoir in Amherst County, VA.
Nice Draley. Thanks for sharing. That's great country for dual sporting. I'm from Charlottesville originally, spent some time in Lynchburg, Scottsville, and Richmond.
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:06 PM   #35594
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I've had a real bear of a time removing that CS nut. I realized just last week that I was missing the washer that goes under the nut - most likely the PO removed it.

Any know if the washer is special in any way? It's on backorder for another month, so I'd like to use something else if possible.

Part number 90201-18026-00
http://www.ronayers.com/Fiche/TypeID...p/TRANSMISSION
From Service Honda:
WASHER, PLATE 90201-18026-00 $11.59 - must be a very special washer. That's nuts!

http://www.servicehondapsn.com/fiche...010&fveh=38871
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:06 PM   #35595
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I've had a real bear of a time removing that CS nut. I realized just last week that I was missing the washer that goes under the nut - most likely the PO removed it.

Any know if the washer is special in any way? It's on backorder for another month, so I'd like to use something else if possible.

Part number 90201-18026-00
http://www.ronayers.com/Fiche/TypeID...p/TRANSMISSION
All this talk about front sprockets made me go look at mine. I'm missing that washer, too. Fortunately, I found it with some other extra parts I got from the PO. How important is this washer, really?
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