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Old 03-02-2012, 07:18 AM   #27256
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Oh, I fully agree. I've ridden a couple of KLX's also. But let's face it, when people are browsing showrooms for a 250cc dual sport, there ain't much selection. All of the street legal 250's get lumped into the same class, like it or not.




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...IMHO KLX250 is nowhere a match for the WR250. I rode them back to back in some serious desert and the KLX was just a POS in comparo.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:58 AM   #27257
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Now would be a great time for Yamaha to drive a Stake in the Heart of Honda and release a WR 450 R.
I would buy one of the first used ones available!
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A SIX speed WR450R would be SWEET!

In the interim, I'll be flogging my 250 again this weekend!
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:59 AM   #27258
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It look smaller than our WRs and less aggressive as far as clearance, suspension and subframe. I'm sure it will be a very good fit for some for sure. But.... if Honda see's the need to spend engineering/production costs to put out a bike to compete with the WR market.. then that makes me feel good about this WR movement we've all been on the last few years.. WE WERE FIRST! Thank you Yamaha!
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:22 AM   #27259
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It look smaller than our WRs and less aggressive as far as clearance, suspension and subframe. I'm sure it will be a very good fit for some for sure. But.... if Honda see's the need to spend engineering/production costs to put out a bike to compete with the WR market.. then that makes me feel good about this WR movement we've all been on the last few years.. WE WERE FIRST! Thank you Yamaha!
Agreed. I'm interested to see the specs on this bike... suspension travel, ground clearance, and seat height look to be less than our WRR's. A lower seat height might be a good thing because the WRR's are too tall for a lot of people, including myself. Something with the seat height around that of the WR250X, even slightly less, would be great.


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Old 03-02-2012, 09:34 AM   #27260
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There's been a lot of talk about the new Honda and people have been wondering about the suspension
and whether it will be fully adjustable. Nothing I've been able to find yet regarding this.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:52 AM   #27261
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It looks like Honda has come out with a fuel injected XR 250 L to compete with the WR250 R.
Now would be a great time for Yamaha to drive a Stake in the Heart of Honda and release a WR 450 R.
I would buy one of the first used ones available!

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Old 03-02-2012, 09:52 AM   #27262
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Auto Tune Bung Placement on Full FMF

I have seen a few pics of the Autotune bung mounted on the midpipe roughly in line with the shock and airbox. Anyone have alternative pics/suggestions? on the header itself? Before or after the bulge of the mega/powerbomb?
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:02 AM   #27263
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May I offer a marked up version of GotMojo?'s pic:





Anybody wanna buy a well-farkled WR250R?

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Old 03-02-2012, 11:12 AM   #27264
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I have seen a few pics of the Autotune bung mounted on the midpipe roughly in line with the shock and airbox. Anyone have alternative pics/suggestions? on the header itself? Before or after the bulge of the mega/powerbomb?
The guy at DynoJet told me 9" from the exhaust port end. Another rider with an FMF bulged-header mounted the bung past the bulge, but I don't recall if it was before or after the pipe joint; saw it on the other forum. I'll look for a picture. He said it worked fine.

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Old 03-02-2012, 12:09 PM   #27265
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Got my Warp 9 wheels mounted up..........fresh meat as well............





Warp 9 wheels bolted up no problem, using stock wheel spacers.....cant wait
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:11 PM   #27266
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Got my Warp 9 wheels mounted up..........fresh meat as well............





Warp 9 wheels bolted up no problem, using stock wheel spacers.....cant wait
Congrats on the R conversion!

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Old 03-02-2012, 12:29 PM   #27267
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+1

A SIX speed WR450R would be SWEET!

In the interim, I'll be flogging my 250 again this weekend!

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Old 03-02-2012, 01:30 PM   #27268
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I've been drooling over that one, too.



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Old 03-02-2012, 03:47 PM   #27269
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Oh yeah..finally for all my parts to go on...sans some longer bolts. Thanks for the input guys.



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Old 03-03-2012, 12:43 AM   #27270
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Got my Warp 9 wheels mounted up..........fresh meat as well............
[...]
Warp 9 wheels bolted up no problem, using stock wheel spacers.....cant wait
This is one nice enduro setup. Clean, no crap, wonderful. Congrats.
Apart from your engine and exhaust mods that I would not consider for my R this looks absolutely perfect to me. Nothing to add here.
I really consider giving my rims a black powder coating. Wanted to do this since I got my R in 2009. However, when doing so I would also like to add a cush drive rear hub, which rides very nice onroad. However, there is no need for it offroad.

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