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Old 08-07-2011, 02:10 PM   #5131
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Nice bike, great photos and thanks for taking us along.
+1. I like those 630s... Have fun. I hope the weather changes soon.
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:01 PM   #5132
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Thanks guys, I'm pretty excited about it. Kinda wish BMW still made the X Challenge, but this is pretty close and hopefully will be made a for few years so an aftermarket supports it. I really enjoyed the better road handling over the DRZ since I enjoy the paved roads around here also.

I actually road femme osage road three times, got to the end and turned around to ride it again, had that much fun.
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Old 08-07-2011, 06:24 PM   #5133
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You guys should plan a ride for next weekend..

I snapped.. Can't take this heat any longer. A buddy of mine says, "meet me up in Maine, it's cooler up there."
So I'm getting on my big fat adventure bike and heading out this Friday. My plan is to ride up to Maine, mostly on the interstate, then up into Canada for a week or so, taking back roads and some gravel.

It never fails, if I leave town for a weather change, it will be perfect back here in St Louis.

I can almost guarantee you guys perfect weather for next weekend.
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Old 08-07-2011, 06:26 PM   #5134
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It never fails, if I leave town for a weather change, it will be perfect back here in St Louis.

I can almost guarantee you guys perfect weather for next weekend.
Thanks!
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:39 PM   #5135
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Thanks guys, I'm pretty excited about it. Kinda wish BMW still made the X Challenge, but this is pretty close and hopefully will be made a for few years so an aftermarket supports it. I really enjoyed the better road handling over the DRZ since I enjoy the paved roads around here also.
I rode a XChallenge a few weeks back for a day or two and had a blast. I wish I had the money to pick up a 630.
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:42 AM   #5136
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Mark, Somehow this post just fits you perfectly. You post at 7:03 am that you are going for a ride at 7:00 am and if anyone wants to join you they are welcome. This is even shorter notice that you gave me this spring. I know, I know....they can meet you on the trail.....assuming they can find you. I hope you had a great ride.
2 people found me----Kate and Steve Miller---they were waiting for me as I got off the Golden Eagle ferry.

Yes--not much notice---I only gave myself 2 minutes notice.

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Old 08-08-2011, 05:04 AM   #5137
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Thanks!
I'm telling you.. 83 next Sat.... going to be the best weekend of the summer.
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:23 AM   #5138
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Thanks!
Ditto!
The wife and I are going down to Links this weekend! 83 sounds good to me!!
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:47 AM   #5139
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That's weird... if the PO put a new pump on it, it "should" be good as I have not heard of any newer pumps having issues. I ran my WR well.. HARD! on Sunday when it was crazy hot.. she ran like a champ.. but I do have a new pump in mine.

Good luck Steve and we'd love to hear about the rest of your weekend..
I called my local Yamaha dealer just in case they were willing to help me out on my fuel pump issues since it has been at lest a known issue, if not a common issue, on these bikes. Response was: "I have not heard of such an issue with this bike, give me the VIN and I can see if there is any recall or service bulletin". "No I don't see anything for fuel pumps on your bike". But...that's what I expected from a dealer that probably doesn't move a lot of Yamahas; I know more about issues with my bike than they do. I am not bashing the dealership mind you, it just seems, in my experience, that this is typically the case.

So....where is the best place to order me a new pump?

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Old 08-09-2011, 08:57 AM   #5140
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I called my local Yamaha dealer just in case they were willing to help me out on my fuel pump issues since it has been at lest a known issue, if not a common issue, on these bikes. Response was: "I have not heard of such an issue with this bike, give me the VIN and I can see if there is any recall or service bulletin". "No I don't see anything for fuel pumps on your bike". But...that's what I expected from a dealer that probably doesn't move a lot of Yamahas; I know more about issues with my bike than they do. I am not bashing the dealership mind you, it just seems, in my experience, that this is typically the case.

So....where is the best place to order me a new pump?

Steve
Hey Steve... you may try to haggle your Dealer one more time.. maybe give him more evidence from the forums, BigDog's site.. my website... Rick Ramsey's website.. man.. the issue is all over ADVrider in the WR monster thread and on ThumperTalk. I replaced my pump 2 weeks ago.. and I can tell a difference, even though my old pump still worked I notice when I nail the throttle there's no lag at all.. pump is much quieter too.

Here's my post on replacing the pump and I have all the part numbers there too. Everyone I know has gotten their pumps from ServiceHonda.com, thats where I got mine too.. no issues at all with my order..

See my post here: http://www.basherdesigns.com/2011/07...p-replacement/

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Old 08-09-2011, 06:10 PM   #5141
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Hey Steve... you may try to haggle your Dealer one more time.. maybe give him more evidence from the forums, BigDog's site.. my website... Rick Ramsey's website.. man.. the issue is all over ADVrider in the WR monster thread and on ThumperTalk. I replaced my pump 2 weeks ago.. and I can tell a difference, even though my old pump still worked I notice when I nail the throttle there's no lag at all.. pump is much quieter too.

Here's my post on replacing the pump and I have all the part numbers there too. Everyone I know has gotten their pumps from ServiceHonda.com, thats where I got mine too.. no issues at all with my order..

See my post here: http://www.basherdesigns.com/2011/07...p-replacement/

Good luck!
Thanks for the info......I checked out your pump replacement documentation, it is sure to help me out, thanks for taking the time to post this information. I went ahead and ordered a pump and gasket from Service Honda. I didn't want to delay my down time any more haggling with a dealer that has nothing to gain by messing with me.

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Old 08-10-2011, 08:41 AM   #5142
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Need some route advice...SW to NE Missouri

Morning neighbors. I'm starting to plan a mid-September ride on my WR250R from NW Arkansas (Fayetteville) to the NE corner of Missouri and would like to primarily ride the back roads (dirt & gravel) and smaller rural highways to get there. I'd really appreciate it if any of you could give me some advice, point me towards some good routes (in Laying Down Tracks or elsewhere?), sights I shouldn't miss, interesting RRs or anything else that might help me plan a fun route across your state.

The trip I'm planning will take me to SE Iowa, up the eastern side of the state, then west across the central part and over to Lincoln, Nebraska. From there I'll go south to Salina, Kansas, then on to Tulsa, Oklahoma and finally back here to Fayetteville...just in case any of you might be familiar with any of those areas and have sage advice for where to ride.

Thanks in advance for any help you might be willing and able to give me!

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Old 08-10-2011, 03:54 PM   #5143
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Morning neighbors. I'm starting to plan a mid-September ride on my WR250R from NW Arkansas (Fayetteville) to the NE corner of Missouri and would like to primarily ride the back roads (dirt & gravel) and smaller rural highways to get there. I'd really appreciate it if any of you could give me some advice, point me towards some good routes (in Laying Down Tracks or elsewhere?), sights I shouldn't miss, interesting RRs or anything else that might help me plan a fun route across your state.

The trip I'm planning will take me to SE Iowa, up the eastern side of the state, then west across the central part and over to Lincoln, Nebraska. From there I'll go south to Salina, Kansas, then on to Tulsa, Oklahoma and finally back here to Fayetteville...just in case any of you might be familiar with any of those areas and have sage advice for where to ride.

Thanks in advance for any help you might be willing and able to give me!

-JD
I can hook you up with the Trans Missouri Trail ride me and my buddy did earlier.. its from Blue Eye, MO to Wentzville, MO.. and I could help you get up north too ... with the help of other MO ADV'rs...

Here's my ride report.. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=692869

Sounds like you are going to have a good ride!
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:16 PM   #5144
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Gateway bmw is having a demo day Sep.18th at briggs offroad training camp.Demo rides on new huskys,barbecue and poker run.More info go to http://briggs.studiocdz.com/forum/index.php?topic=119.0
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:32 PM   #5145
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I can hook you up with the Trans Missouri Trail ride me and my buddy did earlier.. its from Blue Eye, MO to Wentzville, MO.. and I could help you get up north too ... with the help of other MO ADV'rs...

Here's my ride report.. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=692869

Sounds like you are going to have a good ride!
Yeah, I read and greatly enjoyed your RR and was thinking hooking into it might be a good way to go. I never examined your route too closely though and worried that it may go further east than I have time for. Did you post your track/route in Laying Down Tracks?

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