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Old 10-18-2013, 06:20 AM   #38671
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A couple reasons.

1) Noise. Even fully opened like my pipe is, it sounds completely stock. Even the quietest aftermarket pipe is much louder.

2) Maintenance. The WR250R requires less maintenance than any other bike I've ever owned. Aftermarket pipes need to be repacked. The stock pipe doesn't. I know it is a small issue in the grand scheme of things, but the stock pipe is one less thing to have to maintain vs. and aftermarket.
Makes sense, I hear ya.
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:28 AM   #38672
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I left the key on on my 08 WRX, and went back after a couple days and the bike was dead. Nothing on the lcd screen coming on or anything. Tried to push start, which took a lot of tries, then would finally get it started but was running real rough. Did that a few times and bike would stumble and die after 20 seconds or so, tried cracking throttle to run for 2 minutes at a high idle, but would still stumble and die.

In the process of push starting, I dropped the bike twice onto its side from a standstill. Also, the check engine light was flickering the first time it fired up, and was constantly on the next couple times I had it running briefly. Any ideas what could be going on? Never any problems before this.

I have access to a car battery charger with 2,10, and 50 amp settings. Can I plug that up to it?

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You may breathe some life back into that battery, but since you ran it completely flat, it is pretty much on its last legs. Plan on budgeting for a new one soon.
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:53 AM   #38673
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After 4 hours of hacking and slashing, a filleted pinky finger, a metal sliver, two broken 1/2" drill bits, sprained wrist and hours of wishing I had a drill press to make this easier, I got the EXUP butterfly valve out of the stocker (Remind me never to do something this stupid again).

I'm planning on plugging up the bung with a carriage bolt, red RTV and a castle nut.

My final modification to the stock exhaust now that the cat and valve is removed also will be to open the exhaust tip a bit more. I'm not spending $100 on a Graves insert, but would like more breathability. Since I'm not a welder, I'm considering running a few drilled holes around the exhaust tip.

Any thoughts for or against?
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:17 AM   #38674
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Try here first...
http://rickramsey.net/WR250Rmods.htm#muffler

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Old 10-18-2013, 10:04 AM   #38675
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Yep! Did that! I'm talking about opening the exhaust cap some, like a DIY Graves Hi-flo exhaust tip... that doesn't require welding. Lol. Any ideas?
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:53 PM   #38676
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Yep! Did that! I'm talking about opening the exhaust cap some, like a DIY Graves Hi-flo exhaust tip... that doesn't require welding. Lol. Any ideas?
I think I have a very lightly used Graves Exhaust tip. Any interest in buying it?
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:36 PM   #38677
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rear rack with the wolfman side racks

On the purchase list is the wolfman side racks and was looking at a decent rear rack. I did see where the OEM rack works but may require a little more work for installing. I like the moose racing rear rack and Immix also has a nice one. Has anyone tried to use either of these with the Wolfman's. Thanks!
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:52 PM   #38678
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You may breathe some life back into that battery, but since you ran it completely flat, it is pretty much on its last legs. Plan on budgeting for a new one soon.
Got a replacement battery for $65 at AutoZone and all is well again. Didn't realize you could drain the battery so much that a jump or push start wouldn't get it going again. Glad I figured this out in the driveway and not in the woods somewhere.

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Old 10-18-2013, 03:05 PM   #38679
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I put the AIS removal kit on my bike probably 4 years ago, I just noticed today that the rubber plug that goes into the air box where the old AIS hose used to connect is all dry rotted and cracked , what is a good common item to use as that plug ?
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:19 PM   #38680
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I put the AIS removal kit on my bike probably 4 years ago, I just noticed today that the rubber plug that goes into the air box where the old AIS hose used to connect is all dry rotted and cracked , what is a good common item to use as that plug ?
I left a short bit of hose, plugged it with 1" of aluminum rod I had laying around and sealed it with a small stainless hose clamp.
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:25 PM   #38681
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I put the AIS removal kit on my bike probably 4 years ago, I just noticed today that the rubber plug that goes into the air box where the old AIS hose used to connect is all dry rotted and cracked , what is a good common item to use as that plug ?
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:38 PM   #38682
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See plastic cap and clamps in several places on the page, including the picture at the top:

http://rickramsey.net/CRF250Lcccmods.htm

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Old 10-18-2013, 04:54 PM   #38683
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readily available at a hardware store , thanks

anyone know if the plug on the vacuum port on the throttle body is susceptible to the same type of rot /cracking ? should I pull the tank and take a look ?
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:40 PM   #38684
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So I screwed up.

I came across a snag that may potentially kill my dual sport ride this weekend with a friend of mine on with him his 08 WR250R (our first ride riding the WR's together)

I buggered up the steel wool gasket that goes between the header and exhaust. Its completely unusable. I got this bright idea to RTV the hell out of the thing and simply crank down on the clamp mechanism and pray for the best. Unfortunately it leaks air like mad and didn't work.

I'm in a bit of a bind. With the abscense of a gasket and with RTV being not enough, what can I use? Will exhaust tape work? :(

Any other better ideas?
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:11 PM   #38685
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So I screwed up.

I came across a snag that may potentially kill my dual sport ride this weekend with a friend of mine on with him his 08 WR250R (our first ride riding the WR's together)

I buggered up the steel wool gasket that goes between the header and exhaust. Its completely unusable. I got this bright idea to RTV the hell out of the thing and simply crank down on the clamp mechanism and pray for the best. Unfortunately it leaks air like mad and didn't work.

I'm in a bit of a bind. With the abscense of a gasket and with RTV being not enough, what can I use? Will exhaust tape work? :(

Any other better ideas?
Did you try this?
http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...atex_7020007-p

That's what I used on my FMF Pipe to Powerbomb, I don't remember no steel wool.
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