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Old 10-23-2013, 07:06 AM   #38761
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Once again, the discussion has focused on the diameter of the front sprocket as the cause of slider wear. My 12T front and lack of slider wear suggests otherwise to me.

I'm sure you can run the 12t without issue, it just takes more effort to dial in the tension. The 14t has not been a problem for my bike so far. All 3 work, provided the chain tension is correct for each set up.

This and the fuel pump get kicked to death on this tread, primarily because the only real problems this bike has is with the fuel pump and the swing arm wear. If these problems didn't exist, the WR250r would be the absolute perfect Dual Sport... this would be a sign of the end times as there is no such thing as true perfection
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:53 AM   #38762
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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!
I have an Immix rack, it's a pretty solid rack. It is 100% steel so it's maybe a bit heavier than some aluminum racks, but being steel it should be quite strong. I think you could probably lift up the whole bike with it.

It is one of the larger platforms out there, which I like. And the mounting to the subframe is pretty robust. Rather than using the four closely-spaced anchor points under the fender, the mounting is spread further apart (two anchors under the fender, two farther forward under the seat with a bracket).

YMMV
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:41 AM   #38763
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If these problems didn't exist, the WR250r would be the absolute perfect Dual Sport... this would be a sign of the end times as there is no such thing as true perfection
Exactly. Yamaha did us a favor - if the WRR were the perfect dual-sport, the sky would turn red, pigs would fly and the world would end!

I have 6800mi on the original chain slider (13/47 gearing), the last 1,800 of which I've been adjusting the chain tension using SheWolf's heuristic. Inch and a bit between the swingarm and chain, tighten it up and off I go. Seems to work OK. Once I did it up a little too tight and I really liked the way the bike felt (less jerky at low speed because less driveline slack, easier shifts as well) but I loosened it up a little after that. Scared of oil leaks at the countershaft sprocket, and all the associated horrors...
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:39 AM   #38764
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Have you actually ridden with the tank panniers loaded up? I tried them and it was a pretty awful failure. Velcro adhesive proved insufficient, bags started moving around, then beating me in the kneecaps. Roadside fix involved straps around each bag, connected to each other over the steering head. They're great for holding standard nalgene bottles though, if you can make them work.
Forget the Velcro, I put a couple grommets in the bottom of the bags and ran a bungee cord between the bags. No more flapping.

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Old 10-23-2013, 01:01 PM   #38765
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my 2008 has the original fuel pump and chain slider....42000km's
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:21 PM   #38766
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my 2008 has the original fuel pump and chain slider....42000km's
You jinxed yourself stupid!!!! They are both going to fail tomorrow :P
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:22 PM   #38767
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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!
I have the Moose, It kicks ass, and takes a beating. It also makes great handholds for my buddies to pick up the bike off me I have strapped enough gear in a military duffel sack to camp and cook for 4 days on it. I was using it in conjunction with the Happy trails, or some brand that is very similar to the wolfman, side racks. It took some filing and fan dangling, some cursing, and a beer at the end, but it now fits like a charm. I think I might even be able to hang my panniers off the side of the damn thing and get rid of the side racks altogether, so I'm trying to figure out a way to keep them from swinging in towards the center of the bike.
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Old 10-23-2013, 04:01 PM   #38768
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OMG! Go Race Suspension!

I put it back together this afternoon & took it out across the bean field, key word being...... across!

I could tell the difference immediately, even before reaching the field......

I am Happy

I've got Traxxion suspension in a Goldwing......it's pretty nice

I've got Race Tech in a wee Strom......it SUCKS

Go Race is Sooooo nice!

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Old 10-23-2013, 05:18 PM   #38769
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OMG! Go Race Suspension!

I put it back together this afternoon & took it out across the bean field, key word being...... across!

I could tell the difference immediately, even before reaching the field......

I am Happy

I've got Traxxion suspension in a Goldwing......it's pretty nice

I've got Race Tech in a wee Strom......it SUCKS

Go Race is Sooooo nice!

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Old 10-23-2013, 06:18 PM   #38770
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OMG! Go Race Suspension!
Welcome to the WRR thread, Sleddog! Saw your "new" bike in your DakAL ride report, you've got it set up nicely for adventure touring.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=918833

I had the Go Race treatment done a couple years ago, so much better than stock.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:32 PM   #38771
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I got one....



She's a little rough on the outside, but seems to run well. Saw the ADV sticker on the front and knew she had some good genes....

MT21s on the way. Exhaust shield is cracked - anyone have one they want to sell?? Mirror looks like it came off a Chinese scooter. Skid plate looks like old washing machine parts.... all will be addressed in time.

If you have any nifty parts or pieces you want to sell lying around shoot me a pm.
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:07 PM   #38772
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Looks like mine...right down to the light blue hematomas on the tank wings.
I bet the p.o. was a singletracker. I have a different hillbilly skidplate, though.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:22 PM   #38773
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So I ordered some Andy Strapz bags and then some Dirtbagz racks but it turns out the dirtbagz racks don't allow you to keep the passenger pegs on the bike so I've quickly sent them an email asking for a refund, hopefully they catch it before postage :S

Does anyone know if the happy trails SL racks remove the passenger pegs as well? I've sent them an email but they probably don't sell many and might not know.

That said, if anyone is selling wolfman racks please let me know.
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:48 AM   #38774
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Welcome to the WRR thread, Sleddog! Saw your "new" bike in your DakAL ride report, you've got it set up nicely for adventure touring.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=918833

I had the Go Race treatment done a couple years ago, so much better than stock.
Thanks Jim, During that ride we swapped bikes & that's when I realized I needed some suspension work!

I got lucky, I got this bike from a fellow inmate in Memphis, pretty much set up the way I wanted for ADV Touring. Looking forward to taking it to Mexico in the Spring, it's going to be great in the Canyon's!
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:12 AM   #38775
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So I ordered some Andy Strapz bags and then some Dirtbagz racks but it turns out the dirtbagz racks don't allow you to keep the passenger pegs on the bike so I've quickly sent them an email asking for a refund, hopefully they catch it before postage :S

Does anyone know if the happy trails SL racks remove the passenger pegs as well? I've sent them an email but they probably don't sell many and might not know.

That said, if anyone is selling wolfman racks please let me know.
I own the sl racks. I use them in conjunction with the very slightly modifed wolfman top rack. They allow you to use passenger pegs. Overall happy with them. I am using ortlieb panniers. If you have bags already, you can just buy ortlieb mounts for about $12 per side. I was thinking of modding some seal bags. Currently using my waterproof bicycle panniers
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