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Old 04-17-2013, 06:31 AM   #16
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Could someone post what is the distance between the pegs and the top of the seat on WR250R?

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Old 07-07-2013, 12:46 PM   #17
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Could someone post what is the distance between the pegs and the top of the seat on WR250R?

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On a stock seat: it is approx 22" from the pegs to the lowest portion of the seat.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:15 AM   #18
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Thanks Mustang87

I've purchased the bike already.

Here is a story, if you interested.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=899226
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:21 PM   #19
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Thanks Mustang87

I've purchased the bike already.

Here is a story, if you interested.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=899226

Great to see you enjoying your new bike. Along with what others have mentioned (skidplate, etc), you may want to consider getting some handlebar risers and wider footpegs.

Although the list of upgrades can be endless, I find that these two simple upgrades make your ride a whole lot more comfortable--especially when you are standing.
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Old 07-13-2013, 12:18 PM   #20
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Thank you for suggestions. The skid plate has been ordered already. Can you recommend handlebar risers?
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:45 PM   #21
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30mm Tusk from Rocky Mtn ATV, cost $20
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:53 PM   #22
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It's a comfort issue that's quite a big deal for many beginners at least those not coming from a dirt-bike/MX background. It's also a paradox of sorts, they want the security of being able to flat foot at any time but building confidence and obtaining true offroad proficiency requires letting go of that comfort on almost any offroad bike other than the lowest seated beginner bikes (XT225, CR230L, TW200, etc.) which aren't even meant for that level of riding.

With enough experience and adversity you get use to rarely relying on the convenience of a foot down on the ground much less a full foot of well-balanced assistance. You learn to plan around foot placement of any sort and, relying on slow speed balance and momentum, ride it out as best you can without any dabs. Then dabbing becomes it's own art form because it's not easy to put 1/2 a foot down for a 1/2 second at exactly the right time and place while maintaining a high average speed by not disrupting your momentum. Putting a foot down to avoid a fall can be a waste of time if you can ride it out and most people can they just don't know it and/or don't have the confidence. When you get use to containing the controlled chaos that is offroad riding, you see that speed can easily carry you through the gnarliest stuff without once needing to put a foot down. Being on a KTM Freeride just makes it all that much easier.

Try minimizing your foot use at any time and you'll end up a better street and offroad rider without much effort just because at a minimum your slow speed skills will have to improve. Look at some videos of moto-cop training on YouTube, they rightfully believe a foot on the ground is a "waste of time" i.e. it slows you down. On a more ADV-related note, a bike with good ground clearance (read: tall) is the cat's meow offroad so learning to deal with the height comes with the territory.
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:23 PM   #23
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I just bought a new 2012 wrr and am coming from a 2008 that had been lowered and linked. Damn this new new one is tall! But I'm getting used to it. :)
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:52 PM   #24
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You can drop the bike with the stock lowering adjustment 1".

Throw a set of Dunlop 606's on it and you're right back to where you started.
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:38 PM   #25
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Thank you for suggestions. The skid plate has been ordered already. Can you recommend handlebar risers?
What jon_l mentioned. Tusk has them in 15 & 30mm sizes. Go with the 30mm. 15mm isn't enough of a change.
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:39 PM   #26
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you can drop the bike with the stock lowering adjustment 1".

Throw a set of dunlop 606's on it and you're right back to where you started.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:03 PM   #27
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I just bought a new 2012 wrr and am coming from a 2008 that had been lowered and linked. Damn this new new one is tall! But I'm getting used to it. :)
Curious to know what your impressions are so far between the two (handling, comfort, etc).
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:08 PM   #28
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