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Old 07-24-2014, 05:08 PM   #8386
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WR? That would be my choice. I'm thinking of selling my DR650 if anyone is interested?
You replacing it or just going PCH only?
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:37 PM   #8387
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I'm thinking of just having one bike again. I'm also playing with the idea of taking it to Fla. for the winter. Lot of things up in the air right now. Decisions decisions.
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:56 PM   #8388
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I'm thinking of just having one bike again. I'm also playing with the idea of taking it to Fla. for the winter. Lot of things up in the air right now. Decisions decisions.
Better think quick, winter is only a few weeks away. I had to put the liner back in my coat for the ride home last night.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:05 PM   #8389
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I'm thinking of just having one bike again. I'm also playing with the idea of taking it to Fla. for the winter. Lot of things up in the air right now. Decisions decisions.
Might as well keep it and find some other use for it. That 650 is cherry.

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Better think quick, winter is only a few weeks away. I had to put the liner back in my coat for the ride home last night.
Since knowing you and Kent I keep a closer eye on TC weather. It's crazy up there.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:19 PM   #8390
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Since knowing you and Kent I keep a closer eye on TC weather. It's crazy up there.
I just keep my rain gear and liner in my tail bag at all times. It got down in the low 40's last night, compared to the heat from a day ago. Gotta love Michigan.
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:11 PM   #8391
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I just keep my rain gear and liner in my tail bag at all times. It got down in the low 40's last night, compared to the heat from a day ago. Gotta love Michigan.
Good call to keep gear available.

That was the biggest variable on the latest trip. We had literal 10 degree temperature swings within the same road as we moved along LK Superior north of Duluth. Fortunately, our camping areas were far from that lake and very warm.

Good luck up there bro.
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Old 07-26-2014, 05:38 PM   #8392
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Thanks Brad. I tried it today with the bags empty, and I only got a slight wobble right around 42 mph. I get no wobble with the bags off.

I am supposed to take it to the shop tomorrow, but I think I will hold off and mess around with it a bit myself first.

P.S. I'd buy a WR250 in a second. Those are sweet bikes.


Hey Than.....just be done with it....new rear spring or not. Invest in a set of Soupy's raising links. It raises the rear of the bike quickening the steering and also gives you a bit more ground clearance. They're adjustable.....but they come shipped giving you a 18mm raise. It will feel like a different bike.

I didn't like the idea of adjustable links.....until I held one in my hand.... they're huge, heavy, and very we'll built.

The website is Soupy's Performance, bet you can contact him through the website too. He lives in GR.




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Old 07-26-2014, 05:42 PM   #8393
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and Than.....it's not the pants that make you look fat. It's the fat that makes you look fat. lol


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Old 07-26-2014, 05:47 PM   #8394
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.....I love the look of this WR250R btw.....


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Old 07-27-2014, 09:05 AM   #8395
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:54 PM   #8396
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Was a great ride - thanks for the escort! Enjoyed meeting you and your lovely wife - see you at the ADV meet-n-greet next month!
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Old 07-27-2014, 04:44 PM   #8397
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Old 07-27-2014, 04:47 PM   #8398
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:36 PM   #8400
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Hey Than.....just be done with it....new rear spring or not. Invest in a set of Soupy's raising links. It raises the rear of the bike quickening the steering and also gives you a bit more ground clearance. They're adjustable.....but they come shipped giving you a 18mm raise. It will feel like a different bike.

I didn't like the idea of adjustable links.....until I held one in my hand.... they're huge, heavy, and very we'll built.

The website is Soupy's Performance, bet you can contact him through the website too. He lives in GR.




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Thanks man, that looks to be the ticket. I need to get more weight to the front tire somehow. Kind of scary to think that so much weight was set to rear.
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