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Old 03-18-2011, 05:27 PM   #20581
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I had the good fortune to meet and ride with Luke308 (from the WR250R forum) today."
No pictures?
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:29 PM   #20582
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Hey, Tony.

Sorry, no pics. I forgot my camera and my cell phone's pics would best be described as "impressionist".

As for the comparo, no pics possible there... I mean, maybe I coulda' one handed some pics due to the automatic clutch? Nah, best if I don't try that.

The day was kind of dreary and overcast, but still some good scenery.

Pics next time, maybe. If'n the earlyheimers doesn't kick in again..

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Old 03-18-2011, 05:33 PM   #20583
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I really wish I'd have gotten a pic of "The Gruesome Goat". Probably coulda' sold that one to the local papers!
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:42 PM   #20584
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Hey, Tony.

Sorry, no pics. I forgot my camera and my cell phone's pics would best be described as "impressionist".

As for the comparo, no pics possible there... I mean, maybe I coulda' one handed some pics due to the automatic clutch? Nah, best if I don't try that.

The day was kind of dreary and overcast, but still some good scenery.

Pics next time, maybe. If'n the earlyheimers doesn't kick in again..

L
Cool. I got some "Golden Boy's" mounted up this week. Going to try them out tomorrow.

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Old 03-18-2011, 05:45 PM   #20585
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New Seat on!

Ah.. got the new foam and cover all buttoned up today. Also had to put a new front tube in, the previous one showed signs of corrosion at the internal valve stem nut, thats were it was leaking. Man I HATE spooning tires!!

I approve, thanks Jagar for putting together the group buy, it was worth it! I really dig the all black seat look brings the Berg racks out.

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Old 03-18-2011, 05:49 PM   #20586
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[QUOTE=tonymorr;15451492]Cool. I got some "Golden Boy's" mounted up this week. Going to try them out tomorrow.


"Golden Boys" aka Shinko 244's?

That's what I have on 'feet. Love 'em!

FWIW, I had to balance mine but most people say that won't be necessary. Let us know how they work for you?

I'm running 15psi front, 18psi rear everywhere. Too lazy to air them up and down.

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Old 03-18-2011, 06:44 PM   #20587
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Here is my blatant rip off of a cycle world funny...

"As men age, they often gain spare tires. So far, I'm up to ten".

Just got in front and rear MT43 since motorcycle superstore was having a deal on Pirelli. The ATV tires I put on two nights ago to prep for an April ATV trip to Moab. My first trip down there. Wishing I was on my WRR, but one of the guys in the group only has an ATV so we decided to all ride our ATVs.

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Old 03-18-2011, 06:45 PM   #20588
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Bigfeet summed it up well...

My thoughts on the KLR 650 vs WR250R(X)

The KLR definitely has more power...but what would you expect from a 650cc vs. 250cc? When I say power, I'm talking about grunt power...in a steep hill I can just roll on more throttle and I'll be good to go, where as the 250 will most likely need to be downshifted. That doesn't mean the 250 is slower per se, the gears just need to be managed a little more. It also goes back to what you're really using the bike for and what it was designed for...if you're expecting to break 0-60 speed records you've definitely got the wrong bike. These bikes were made to get you from point A to B at legal speed limits, and without a doubt the "little" 250 will do the job admirably.

Practically speaking I can not see any situation where the KLR's slight power advantage would enable it to get through a situation that the 250 would not. I can however think of many situations where the lighter weight and 6 speed tranny would allow the WR250 to get into places the KLR could not. I have had enough bruises and scrapes to testify where a KLR can not go...

It all comes down to personal preference and how heavy you like to lay on the throttle. Sure the KLR may be able to whip in and out of traffic faster heading up the pass to the Eisenhower Tunnel (which is fun...) but you're more likely to get killed doing that than taking your time in the right hand lane. If you think the minor difference in speed is enough get you killed maybe you shouldn't be riding on the highway in the first place If you like cruising up Vail Pass in the left hand lane you also probably shouldn't be looking at 250's to begin with...that's why they make 950's and 990's

Excuse the unrelated tangent but I'm an avid shooter so I'll draw on my firearms experience to make this analogy: .308WIN vs. .300WM: The .308 is slower, gets blown around more, drops more at long range, and recoils less.... .300WM is faster, bucks the wind, shoots flatter, and the kick can really wake you up. If you're wanting to win competitions you'd be stupid to not pick the .300WM. The .308 needs a little more effort to run it well but it will shoot out X-rings and knock you just as dead at 1000 yards as the .300WM will....

same thing as the WR250 vs Bigger bikes... sure it's not as high performance but it will do the speed limit and will get to your destination at the exact same time that a bigger bike will and you'll save some gas money to boot....

If you're one to load up your bike with enough to gear to survive a zombie apocalypse the KLR will obviously power along better than the 250 would. Since there are currently no major outbreaks I would argue that if you have so much gear it seriously bogs down your bike maybe you shouldn't be carrying so much junk on your bike...less is more.

Some other notes on my brief ride of the WR250X. It's smooth, it's quiet, it has a low center of gravity which make it feel very stable, the EFI was not at all "snatchy", the brakes are solid, it's not real peppy - but once up to speed it cruises along at pretty good clip...that 6th gear makes a big difference.

FWIW - My $0.02

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Old 03-18-2011, 08:06 PM   #20589
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Here is my blatant rip off of a cycle world funny...

"As men age, they often gain spare tires. So far, I'm up to ten".

Just got in front and rear MT43 since motorcycle superstore was having a deal on Pirelli. The ATV tires I put on two nights ago to prep for an April ATV trip to Moab. My first trip down there. Wishing I was on my WRR, but one of the guys in the group only has an ATV so we decided to all ride our ATVs.

I just gained four spares after putting a new set of BFG Radial All Terrain TA's on my Tundra.

Man oh man are tires getting expensive these days.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:48 PM   #20590
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some good colrado/wrr specific info here and on the rockies regional thread lately! thanks guys (& gal).
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:11 PM   #20591
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I've got just 2 Rotopax carry bracket kits for the WR250R left if you're thinking of getting one. Free shipping, $129, you can drill for your best Rotopax location or use the different Kolpin jug.
pics and contact info at www.BandBMoto.com
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:13 PM   #20592
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Bigfeet summed it up well

My thoughts on the KLR 650 vs WR250R(X)

The KLR definitely has more power...but what would you expect from a 650cc vs. 250cc? When I say power, I'm talking about grunt power...in a steep hill I can just roll on more throttle and I'll be good to go, where as the 250 will most likely need to be downshifted. That doesn't mean the 250 is slower per se, the gears just need to be managed a little more...

...I think my signature sums up my overall feelings -
Hey, Luke!

+1 on all points. Thank you for providing your perspective!

You have an excellent running, straight tracking KLR, so I'm confident you'll find a buyer straight away.

Let's ride again sometime!

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Old 03-19-2011, 03:37 PM   #20593
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so I'm kinda new to this website but not the WR...Is this the go to thread on here for all the info and excitement for our ride?
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:42 PM   #20594
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so I'm kinda new to this website but not the WR...Is this the go to thread on here for all the info and excitement for our ride?
1377 pages. I would say so.
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:48 PM   #20595
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so I'm kinda new to this website but not the WR...Is this the go to thread on here for all the info and excitement for our ride?
Hey, LS.

This is the place.

Welcome!

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