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Old 10-23-2011, 01:34 PM   #25276
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:26 PM   #25277
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Problem with charging

Got ready to ride Friday and when I started up the bike noticed it was only charging 11 volts.........no riding today. After checking found the stator good so has to be the regulator/rectifier. Parts ordered. Mighty glad I put a volt meeter on, saved a bad day when I needed my heated gear too.

Anyone else ever have this happen?
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:23 PM   #25278
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I brought my new WR home yesterday...

It's a 2008 WR250x with about 3700 miles. PO put on a set of Wheelings(?) wheels, with D606's. It's also got the full FMF treatment (kind of loud, but fun). Gonna use it for some minimalist touring. Trans lab, maybe the TAT. Maybe Alaska, who knows? Funny thing is that this bike is the most technologically advanced bike I've ever owned. I've never had adjustable forks (or fuel injection). Gotta learn how all of it works.



The PO also took off the rear passenger pegs. Anybody know if I can put those back with the FMF? The right side looks pretty cramped.

Sure is a hoot to flog this thing on the backroads .
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:38 PM   #25279
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Voltmeter

Hey 10Cup ...

Where did you get the Voltmeter & bracket ??

Thanks ..

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Got ready to ride Friday and when I started up the bike noticed it was only charging 11 volts.........no riding today. After checking found the stator good so has to be the regulator/rectifier. Parts ordered. Mighty glad I put a volt meeter on, saved a bad day when I needed my heated gear too.

Anyone else ever have this happen?
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:57 PM   #25280
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I liked a Trak Master II rear and a Dunlop D952 front for mud with some road. Or 952 all around (tried a rear 952 once and was surprised that it lasted longer than a Trak master).

Don't let the fact that the 952 is non-DOT scare you, I have railed it on Deal's Gap, commuted on it, droned down the highway, etc. - it does great on pavement and even better off road.
ok I am going to get the dunlop 952 F and Kenda track master 2 R what sizes do you get in both tires that will work with stock setup?
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Old 10-23-2011, 06:11 PM   #25281
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It's a 2008 WR250x with about 3700 miles. PO put on a set of Wheelings(?) wheels, with D606's. It's also got the full FMF treatment (kind of loud, but fun). Gonna use it for some minimalist touring. Trans lab, maybe the TAT. Maybe Alaska, who knows? Funny thing is that this bike is the most technologically advanced bike I've ever owned. I've never had adjustable forks (or fuel injection). Gotta learn how all of it works.



The PO also took off the rear passenger pegs. Anybody know if I can put those back with the FMF? The right side looks pretty cramped.

Sure is a hoot to flog this thing on the backroads .
Nice lookin bike! You should be able to put the passenger pegs back on. I took the silver footpeg part off on mine, and just re-attached the black bracket to the frame. I figure it might protect the exhaust in a crash. I have a Delta Barrel 4 exhaust on mine, so unless the FMF is different, you should be able to put them back on.
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:55 PM   #25282
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ok I am going to get the dunlop 952 F and Kenda track master 2 R what sizes do you get in both tires that will work with stock setup?
From my order at Rocky Mountain ATV:


80/100x21 Dunlop D952 Multi Terrain Tire
Part # 1044710001







110/100x18 (4.25/4.60x18) Kenda K760 Trakmaster II Tire
Part # 1054690009

I like the lighter 110/100 size rear: looked fine, worked great, plus the 250 can use all the help it can get in reduced rolling weight!
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:13 PM   #25283
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The PO also took off the rear passenger pegs. Anybody know if I can put those back with the FMF? The right side looks pretty cramped.
Yep, they'll fit. I have the FMF Q4 and rear pegs on mine, no problems.

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Old 10-23-2011, 08:15 PM   #25284
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Touratech Handguards

A buddy gave me a set of Touratech handguards (or Handprotektor in German, ya). They are for a R1200GS so they didn't come with the handlebar insert like most hand guards come with.

Anyone got an idea how I can use this w/ the stock WR bars? No bar end inserts on Touratech that I can see.

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Old 10-23-2011, 09:52 PM   #25285
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I've been riding about a month and I had my first get-off today while exploring a trail along some rail road tracks. As the saying goes, everything was going along just fine until I ran out of talent. I hit a spot along a slope and one of my tires wandered off the track or the gravel broke loose. The bike toppled downhill and me with on it. Luckily (and I mean that sarcastically), I didn't fall far because my right leg was pinned between the bike and a log.

After extracting myself and taking pictures, I got the bike upright. It was a struggle since I had to start from below horizontal and I'm glad I didn't have a bigger bike. After getting it up, I walked it back up to the trail while feathering the clutch and then rode out.

While lifting it, I noticed gas leaking from the cap (which I expected), but also saw coolant leaking from the bottom near the hoses. I did a quick inspection, but didn't see anything wrong. Is this normal? If so, where did it come from?

Since I was alone, I took my own pics:





Glad that's finally out of the way.
Ouch! I don't know if landing on the tree or rocks would have been better. Neither looks like a soft landing spot. Glad you're ok.
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:57 AM   #25286
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That there is funny! I had a very similar thought...

Now then, POST MORE PHOTOS like these

Sign me up for your fishing and photography expedition. Ho-chi-momma!

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All righty then... a bit of a preview of the annual Kootenays Last Blast Rocks 'n Water Ride... there ain't going to be much to it this year. Potential was sky high with an early dump of snow high and the leaves and tammies all changing colors. But blue sky and sunshine has been a rare sight the last three weeks, and a lot of the higher country is already inaccessible (or a dumb choice for a lone old guy on a bike).

But, for your flatland viewing pleasure, some pics from an overnighter into the west side of the Lizard Range about a week ago:

























That memorial... makes perfect sense to me. I stop for a few moments every time I ride by, although I don't know who it is.
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:07 AM   #25287
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Them just fine photos!!!
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:00 AM   #25288
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A buddy gave me a set of Touratech handguards (or Handprotektor in German, ya). They are for a R1200GS so they didn't come with the handlebar insert like most hand guards come with.

Anyone got an idea how I can use this w/ the stock WR bars? No bar end inserts on Touratech that I can see.

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Old 10-24-2011, 05:36 AM   #25289
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That grave pic made me think of Flo from Progressive.
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:43 AM   #25290
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voltmeter

Inmate Sanjoh sells a $25 voltmeter at www.advmonster.com, , I got & like & looks same.
Thanks for posting 10Cup, I'll be checking it more frequently now.
It usually reads in the 13's w/heated gear off.
Which part broke?

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Hey 10Cup ...

Where did you get the Voltmeter & bracket ??

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