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Old 01-22-2013, 02:48 PM   #32641
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My .02

Aluminum sprockets are good if you are racing mx and saving ounces, but will not last very long if you are actually putting miles on your bike.

I run the steel 13/47 from RockyMountain and get about 6,000 miles out of a chain/sprocket set.

What is the stock? Steel or Aluminum? If I get 12,000km on a set of sprockets and chain I'm fine (like my stock set).

Was also liking to Blue Aluminum sprocket and gold chain combo, but if stock is steel - I better stick with it.......



Update - looks like stock is steel after all.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:28 PM   #32642
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Yes I'm trying to find replacement springs for the forks and rear shock,moslty for the rear shock., the only ones that I can seem to find for the WR250R/X are from Racetech. The stock srpings are not correct for my weight. My location is Nova Scotia Canada. Also thank's for the list of bikes that should help.
Here is the guy that did mine http://motocd.com/index.php?option=com_contact&Itemid=3
His name is Rick Tannebaum of Cogent dynamics in Asheville, NC. He can get you the correct weight racetech or other brands; he has a custom spring maker; I went with a 9.1kg/mm for my WRR shock, but I'm 240 plus gear and camping equipment. Tell him your weight and intended use and he can get you a spring made even closer that the racetech chart shows you. Then post it up to Nova Scotia.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:32 PM   #32643
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Yes I'm trying to find replacement springs for the forks and rear shock,moslty for the rear shock., the only ones that I can seem to find for the WR250R/X are from Racetech. The stock srpings are not correct for my weight. My location is Nova Scotia Canada. Also thank's for the list of bikes that should help.

We KLX650 riders deal with spring issues when putting the DRz shock on our bikes. I learned it is all about spring length and ID. Then there are spring manufacturers like Eibach and others who sell the springs by length ID and load rating. We use a 10x2.5 spring with 500lb/in rating. The DRz uses a 1/2" longer spring, but a spacer or preload ring will take up that 1/2 inch. So measure up your spring free length and ID then see if you can find out what the spring rating is - the difficult part. I bought a spring from a sprint car coil over. The guy got a spring sponsor and sold his old stuff off. Spring was like new. Paid $25.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:36 AM   #32644
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I have had my WR250R for a while but it looks like I am going to Moab and I still have the stock tires that came with it on. I have a new front and back sitting here in the garage. They are Kenda 760's. They say they have a 3 ply sidewall.
I did read here a few pages back that the Kenda 270 weren't recommended because of the thin sidewall.
So should I change out my stock tires that came with the bike for the Kenda 760's OR should I put on a set of Dunlop D606's instead?
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:40 AM   #32645
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Run what you have and adapt if needed is my $0.02. Unless you are a super aggressive rider with lots of talent you should be fine with the Kendas.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:06 AM   #32646
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Hi all
I have had my WR250R for a while but it looks like I am going to Moab and I still have the stock tires that came with it on. I have a new front and back sitting here in the garage. They are Kenda 760's. They say they have a 3 ply sidewall.
I did read here a few pages back that the Kenda 270 weren't recommended because of the thin sidewall.
So should I change out my stock tires that came with the bike for the Kenda 760's OR should I put on a set of Dunlop D606's instead?
Put the Kenda up front and a Pirelli MT43 in the rear with a Bridgestone Ultra Heavy Duty Tube/rim lock......air it down to ~8PSI....and have the time of your life in Moab.....

I don't even have a WR250R anymore but I can't seem to unlock from this thread
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:48 AM   #32647
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Hi all
I have had my WR250R for a while but it looks like I am going to Moab and I still have the stock tires that came with it on. I have a new front and back sitting here in the garage. They are Kenda 760's. They say they have a 3 ply sidewall.
I did read here a few pages back that the Kenda 270 weren't recommended because of the thin sidewall.
So should I change out my stock tires that came with the bike for the Kenda 760's OR should I put on a set of Dunlop D606's instead?
Depends on what you are looking to do. Unloaded light trails and FS roads OK. They are a 2ply bias max load 503lbs. One I have is probably a bad example since it is defective. It is an inexpensive general purpose tire, nothing more. IMHO.$46 @ RockeyMTN MC. Probably a better iteration would be the IRC GP1. recommend Front only!
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:10 AM   #32648
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Cool2 Pirelli-ism

...I'll 'xpress it again, Pirelli MT21's, and don't go over a 120 on the rear.
You want some D606's, I have a pair with 500 miles on 'em...cheap.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:28 PM   #32649
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...I'll 'xpress it again, Pirelli MT21's, and don't go over a 120 on the rear.
You want some D606's, I have a pair with 500 miles on 'em...cheap.
+1. The MT21 is a great tire.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:44 PM   #32650
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Pirelli MT 21 Rallycross Rear Tire
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Pirelli MT 21 Rallycross Front Tire
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:22 PM   #32651
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...I'll 'xpress it again, Pirelli MT21's, and don't go over a 120 on the rear.
You want some D606's, I have a pair with 500 miles on 'em...cheap.
He's going to Moab and MT21s are rock hard.......they last a long time, but they're rock hard......

I use MT43 rears amost exclusively, but I think an aired down MT43 rear would be especially nice/useful at Moab....just my $.02.....
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:36 PM   #32652
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He's going to Moab
I'm not sure a hard tire is a real disadvantage in Moab. If you air down you can get through the Sandy areas, and the "Slick Rock" isn't slick at all, more like sandpaper.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:25 PM   #32653
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Hi all
I have had my WR250R for a while but it looks like I am going to Moab and I still have the stock tires that came with it on. I have a new front and back sitting here in the garage. They are Kenda 760's. They say they have a 3 ply sidewall.
I did read here a few pages back that the Kenda 270 weren't recommended because of the thin sidewall.
So should I change out my stock tires that came with the bike for the Kenda 760's OR should I put on a set of Dunlop D606's instead?
Kenda Trackmasters are reportedly very decent tires. If they are in your garage, I'd mount them.

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Old 01-23-2013, 07:07 PM   #32654
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I can't tell you how much I hate hate hate hate the Trakmaster on hard terrain. Digs great if its sandy or muddy, but all over the place on hard pack and rocks.

I dislike the MT43 too, but I also think its a great tire for Moab if you're plunking around.

I still think the D606 is the best rear tire you can get for the WR250R.

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Kenda Trackmasters are reportedly very decent tires. If they are in your garage, I'd mount them.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:30 PM   #32655
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Put the Kenda up front and a Pirelli MT43 in the rear with a Bridgestone Ultra Heavy Duty Tube/rim lock......air it down to ~8PSI....and have the time of your life in Moab.....

I don't even have a WR250R anymore but I can't seem to unlock from this thread
Chris.. keep contributing.. you have lots of good experience with the WR and your knowledge is always welcome... we won't even make fun of you when you come back to blue...

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