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Old 12-08-2012, 07:21 PM   #31786
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I just found on Scott's web site that they sell a sub mount kit for $289-is that what you have? Although yours looks a little different than mine; I'm not sure if I pick up the sub mount kit it will actually work with mine.Your risers look like mine -from Scott but are they taller than mine to achieve that proper height I'm looking for?

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Old 12-08-2012, 08:09 PM   #31787
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I just found on Scott's web site that they sell a sub mount kit for $289-is that what you have? Although yours looks a little different than mine; I'm not sure if I pick up the sub mount kit it will actually work with mine.Your risers look like mine -from Scott but are they taller than mine to achieve that proper height I'm looking for?
I've got the sub mount and it measures around 3.25" from the top surface of the top triple tree to the split of the bar clamps. From the photo you posted and the one 10Cup posted, the sub mount looks quite a bit taller.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:21 AM   #31788
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I'm not sure I've ever heard why people feel the need for a damper on the WRR, given its mild power and steering geometry, but
Off road steering dampers don't have anything to do with the motor or steering geometry. They are about terrain and speed.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:46 AM   #31789
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I'm not sure I've ever heard why people feel the need for a damper on the WRR, given its mild power and steering geometry, but the solution is to sell that version and get an under-bar damper. Search earlier in this thread.
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Off road steering dampers don't have anything to do with the motor or steering geometry. They are about terrain and speed.
I have also wondered about them on the WRR too. My thought would be if you were doing desert racing type speeds, but not sure about other necessity situations. I can not comment on if they are needed for rocky terrain, as I have no experience there.

Around here, we hit long stretches of sand, not usually more than 40-50 MPH. In those cases, our typical method is lean back, hard on gas, steer with pegs/weighting, and light grip on bars, letting front end dance where it wants to. As a street rider for 20 years, being comfortable with that front end dancing thing took me a while to get used to.

I have used dampers on sport track bikes, but they are need( IMHO) there more for cases like coming out of a highspeed corner at 80 MPH plus, and front end getting light while trying to get on the gas.....perfect recipe for a tank slapper.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:59 AM   #31790
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Off road steering dampers don't have anything to do with the motor or steering geometry. They are about terrain and speed.
Correct Pantah, The purpose of the steering dampener is to slow down the speed at which your handlebars are jerked to the side when you hit an unanticipated rut,rock, or uneven surface so that you can more easily get your steering under control. It works at all speeds independent of power.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:57 AM   #31791
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I tried searching this vast thread for the following info but came up with nothing.

Wolfman seems to be what the majority of wr250r owners have for tank bags but I was just wondering if anyone is using another brand that works well. I am trying to pick up a few things for my new to me 09.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:49 AM   #31792
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Wolfman seems to be what the majority of wr250r owners have for tank bags but I was just wondering if anyone is using another brand that works well.
I used Dirt Bagz before I switched to Wolfman.

http://www.dbzproducts.com/

http://www.dbzproducts.com/models.htm
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:08 AM   #31793
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Check out the Giant Loop Fandango tank bag. I've tried a couple different tank bags and I like that one the best so far for that bike.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:45 AM   #31794
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Check out the Giant Loop Fandango tank bag. I've tried a couple different tank bags and I like that one the best so far for that bike.
Have the same. Works really well for me.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:16 AM   #31795
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I tried searching this vast thread for the following info but came up with nothing.

Wolfman seems to be what the majority of wr250r owners have for tank bags but I was just wondering if anyone is using another brand that works well. I am trying to pick up a few things for my new to me 09.
Thanks
I've got Wolfman's stuff-very nice,but be sure to check out the new Kriega Overlander 30 -stuff looks real nice.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:53 AM   #31796
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What is your WR250 getting for Christmas?

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Michelin T-63 rear tire
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:03 AM   #31797
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New Tires

I got a Metzeller six days extreme front and Mitas extreme rear.
Rode in the woods both saturday and sunday. Boy i cant remember having this much fun lately

This engine is definately built for riding high RPMs which adds to the fun factor.

But the bad news is I broke clutch lever and one of fork seals is leaking oil right now. I have to change the levers without breaking the bank. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:01 AM   #31798
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I got a Metzeller six days extreme front and Mitas extreme rear.
Rode in the woods both saturday and sunday. Boy i cant remember having this much fun lately

This engine is definately built for riding high RPMs which adds to the fun factor.

But the bad news is I broke clutch lever and one of fork seals is leaking oil right now. I have to change the levers without breaking the bank. Any suggestions?
Stock? The levers are like $10 each IIRC.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:08 AM   #31799
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I went with drc shorty levers. They're only about half an inch shorter than stock, but it should be enough to keep them from bending or breaking in drops. Plus they're $7 each or something.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:20 AM   #31800
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Tore down the engine yesterday on my R after it failed a compression test. Showed about 30psi on the guage.
This last summer my bike died on the highway suddenly. No power, and a puff of smoke suddenly came out the back end. Come to find out, the oil had suddenly disappeared. (I checked it less than 10 miles before it died.) I bought the bike used, and managed to put only 2 tanks of gas in it before this happened.

Months later, I finally have time, and a buddy available to help who has all the tools.. (Amazing how hard it is to get together when he travels for work, and I have a newborn in the house. )We tore it down, and found out the compression ring is broken. Fortunately, all the parts stayed in the groove until we coaxed the piston out of the cylinder (packing the bottom end before we did this.) All bits recovered!

While I had it apart, I tested the valves, and found that 3 of the 4 are definitely leaking... the 4th looked moist, so it probably is too.
Now to find a machine shop.. Kinda sad for a bike with about 8k on it.
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