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Old 12-13-2012, 08:47 PM   #31861
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Guys thanks for your advice, may I ask if you can still have a pillion when using the Wolfman E12 bags as well?
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:55 AM   #31862
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Found a cool fix for the wolfman bag over on BigDog's web site. Here's my coverage of fixing my bags. Found these garbage pails at WalMart for $10 each.

Masrure up from bottom 11 1/2" then remove the excess material


Here are some helpful tools
The pail is just a bit wider at the top so you need to make a cut down the side to allow the top part to "shrink down a bit to fit properly in the bag. Be sure to drill a hole near the bottom before you make your side cut so the cut doesn't "run".


Be sure to drill a hole in the bottom in order to let the air burp out from the bag -otherwise you'll never get it in or out.


I also chose to clean up the bottom inside the pail so as not to snag my things. You may want to do this first before you cut the side slot-less stress on that cut.



There she is in all her glory





Haven't tried it on the trails,but getting stuff to fit in these bags has been a PITA-hopefully no more
Jeepers, what a great mod for those Wolfie bags! I have a set for two of my motorcycles. I've become pretty good at packing them since I always carry the same kit, but maybe I could enhance them with this little mod. Thanks so much!
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:56 AM   #31863
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You either make a living with your tools, or just know good quality
+1, noticed the Pfeil gouge as well. Got of few of those in my tool roll also. And you thought motorcyle tools were expensive...
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:32 AM   #31864
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Graves Motorsports Exhaust

I'm going to go look at a used WR250R that has a Graves Motorsports full exhaust on it. I checked their website and there is no mention of it having any provision for a USFS spark arrestor so I doubt it is compliant.

Has anyone got any better information? How about adding one of the aftermarket screens like the FMF?

I have to have a USFS approved exhaust so if I can't make this work I may be looking for a stock set up
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:25 PM   #31865
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I'm going to go look at a used WR250R that has a Graves Motorsports full exhaust on it. I checked their website and there is no mention of it having any provision for a USFS spark arrestor so I doubt it is compliant.

Has anyone got any better information? How about adding one of the aftermarket screens like the FMF?

I have to have a USFS approved exhaust so if I can't make this work I may be looking for a stock set up
According to the CW review it has a spark arrestor..

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"About that exhaust: It is equipped with an approved spark arrestor..."
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:50 PM   #31866
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I'm going to go look at a used WR250R that has a Graves Motorsports full exhaust on it. I checked their website and there is no mention of it having any provision for a USFS spark arrestor so I doubt it is compliant.

Has anyone got any better information? How about adding one of the aftermarket screens like the FMF?

I have to have a USFS approved exhaust so if I can't make this work I may be looking for a stock set up
1. Look for the little USFS stamp on the exhaust or words that say "spark arrestor."
2. Bring a coat-hanger gauge (that's a technical term) wire and poke it down the exhaust tip. If there's a spark arrestor it will not pass all the way through the muffler.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:39 PM   #31867
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back in the fold again ...

i bought a wr250r when they first came out, rode it for 5K miles and wished i'd never sold it.
remedied my mistake last weekend - bought highfives' bike.
great guy, love the bike (and no, i'm not going to say how much i paid for it).
looking forward to getting on the trails with it this weekend (about 100 street miles so far).
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:59 PM   #31868
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i bought a wr250r when they first came out, rode it for 5K miles and wished i'd never sold it.
remedied my mistake last weekend - bought highfives' bike.
great guy, love the bike (and no, i'm not going to say how much i paid for it).
looking forward to getting on the trails with it this weekend (about 100 street miles so far).
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Why did High Five sell it? It seems like he loved that bike so much from the reading I've done in this thread.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:30 PM   #31869
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According to the CW review it has a spark arrestor..
We're talking about two different systems. The one in the article is the GYTR Slip On, the one I'm looking at is the Graves Motorsports Full System with a radical looking header and Carbon Can





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1. Look for the little USFS stamp on the exhaust or words that say "spark arrestor."
2. Bring a coat-hanger gauge (that's a technical term) wire and poke it down the exhaust tip. If there's a spark arrestor it will not pass all the way through the muffler.
Locally it's Option 1 or nothing. If it doesn't have a Sticker/Plate attached to the can it's a citation. I asked and as far as the forest service cops are concerned it doesn't matter. It also came up at a Trials event a few years ago, it has to have a Sticker/Plate or there has to be one of the FMF style screens with the USFS Approved stamp.

I'll know more tomorrow when I see it in person
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:16 PM   #31870
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Found a cool fix for the wolfman bag over on BigDog's web site. Here's my coverage of fixing my bags. Haven't tried it on the trails,but getting stuff to fit in these bags has been a PITA-hopefully no more
Looking at these bags I see straps everywhere. I like the mod BigDog came up with especially for commuting duties. How much of a hassle is it to open the bags open and access them. Multiple straps?
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:29 PM   #31871
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Guys thanks for your advice, may I ask if you can still have a pillion when using the Wolfman E12 bags as well?

There's still room on my bike. I have the original enduro saddlebags but overall dimensions are similar enough. They dont block the passenger pegs at all.
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:44 AM   #31872
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I'm going to go look at a used WR250R that has a Graves Motorsports full exhaust on it. I checked their website and there is no mention of it having any provision for a USFS spark arrestor so I doubt it is compliant.

Has anyone got any better information? How about adding one of the aftermarket screens like the FMF?

I have to have a USFS approved exhaust so if I can't make this work I may be looking for a stock set up
Hello oldtrucks,
What is your intended purpose for the bike. The GYTR and Graves muffler units and header were built for constant high RPM range of racing and are not necessarily the optimum for a daily rider bike like most us enjoy. It may be your intention, but if racing is what you want then the F series of bikes would be a better starting point
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:09 AM   #31873
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Looking at these bags I see straps everywhere. I like the mod BigDog came up with especially for commuting duties. How much of a hassle is it to open the bags open and access them. Multiple straps?
Not to bad. Once you get the bags adjusted to your bike and the compression straps snugged up you can open the bags with just a couple of snap open buckles. It's a trade off between what features you like the most.


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Old 12-15-2012, 07:52 AM   #31874
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Hey does anyone have info on a manual cam chain tensioner for the Wrr just wondering?

Did you ever find one? I do make them and have about ten out in the field, maybe you've already contacted me, I don't know. Here's the tensioner, the revised version has the adjuster bolt slotted both for adjustment and to hold the adjuster bolt while tightening the locking nut, the jam nut is unnecessary and not in the kit, the fastners are:



PM or email me (I think it's enabled here) if one is still needed.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:13 AM   #31875
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Guys thanks for your advice, may I ask if you can still have a pillion when using the Wolfman E12 bags as well?
I never have, but it looks like it would work OK with a pillion, though I only routed the forward cross-seat straps under the seat, so the way mine are mounted the pillion would be sitting on the strap and those 2 plastic loops.



Since this photo, I rerouted the Super Soaker straps underneath the rack, but the ones that go over the seat are the same.
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