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Old 02-16-2013, 05:46 AM   #33136
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WTB 2008 WR250R OEM Seat

In my last move, my OEM seat seems to have vanished. This is not good since I want Seat Concepts to send me their foam/cover and need something to put it on. Have one to sell? One to get rid of? Thanks!
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:56 AM   #33137
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that sounds really big. it may fit, but the little WR is way happier with a smaller tire.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:07 AM   #33138
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that sounds really big. it may fit, but the little WR is way happier with a smaller tire.
The WR-R is spec'd for a 120/80-18, which is about 4.7" in width. The 140/80-18 is about 5.5" wide and will be taller as well. The extra circumference would have the effect of making whatever gearing you're running taller (more top end, less grunt). Also, with a tire that large you might have clearance issues with the swing arm or need to get a longer chain to allow the wheel to be pushed farther back. I'd stick with a 120 size or there about.

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Old 02-16-2013, 06:42 AM   #33139
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In my last move, my OEM seat seems to have vanished. This is not good since I want Seat Concepts to send me their foam/cover and need something to put it on. Have one to sell? One to get rid of? Thanks!
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:54 AM   #33140
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The Pirelli XCMH only comes in the sizes below. I guess that most are running 120/100 - 18. By my calculations this tire is about an inch taller than stock (4.8" vs 3.8").

I'll just use a brand with the stock size.

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100/100 - 18
110/100 - 18
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:00 AM   #33141
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:05 AM   #33142
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The Pirelli XCMH only comes in the sizes below. I guess that most are running 120/100 - 18. By my calculations this tire is about an inch taller than stock (4.8" vs 3.8").

I'll just use a brand with the stock size.

Thanks

100/100 - 18
110/100 - 18
120/100 - 18
140/80 - 18
The 110/100 - 18 is a good size. I ran one on my KLX, and will be putting one on my WR next.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:26 AM   #33143
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The Pirelli XCMH only comes in the sizes below. I guess that most are running 120/100 - 18. By my calculations this tire is about an inch taller than stock (4.8" vs 3.8").

I'll just use a brand with the stock size.

Thanks

100/100 - 18
110/100 - 18
120/100 - 18
140/80 - 18
FYI, I'm running the Pirelli MT43 DOT trials tire on my WR-R (4.00" x 18) and it is significantly taller than the stock 120/80-18 size. I compensated for the taller gearing effect with a 47T rear sprocket (+4) and still run the 13T front. Aside from being 1/2-inch taller (when the tire is new) there is no noticeable change in the feel of the bike. I'm on my third MT43 now and expect this to be my rear tires for the WR from now on. Very happy with it!
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:47 AM   #33144
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Hahahha! I bought a Spiral Step Seat and it's like sitting on a brick. So if I can find my original seat, or get one through ADV, then the Seat Concepts foam/cover is going on it. We're heading to Capitol Reef/Escalante at the beginning of April, and my derriere would appreciate something more cush.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:04 AM   #33145
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Here's a pic of the 110/100-18 XCMH vs a 120/80-18 Kenda 270. The XCMH is a little narrower, but about the same height. The 270 is new and the XCMH has about 600 easy miles on it.

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Old 02-16-2013, 11:09 AM   #33146
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So I got my suspension settings changed finally, and I think it made a huge difference. Bike seemed a lot easier to handle, and lowered it a tad more as well.

I have a question on the front settings though. High Fives settings say 15 clicks out. Is that 15 clicks from soft or hard? The way it's written it seems like it would be from soft, but since the back settings are set up so soft I figured maybe the front should be too. 15 clicks from soft seems like it would be really stiff.

Also, I can't find the lower adjuster on the front.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:12 AM   #33147
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Hahahha! I bought a Spiral Step Seat and it's like sitting on a brick. So if I can find my original seat, or get one through ADV, then the Seat Concepts foam/cover is going on it. We're heading to Capitol Reef/Escalante at the beginning of April, and my derriere would appreciate something more cush.
I will have an extra OEM seat to sell in late March. If you don't manage to find something in the next month let me know and we'll work out a deal.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:38 AM   #33148
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...I have a question on the front settings though. High Fives settings say 15 clicks out. Is that 15 clicks from soft or hard? The way it's written it seems like it would be from soft, but since the back settings are set up so soft I figured maybe the front should be too. 15 clicks from soft seems like it would be really stiff.

Also, I can't find the lower adjuster on the front.
Best thing to do is to spend a couple hours of trial and error to find out what setting works best for you.

The lower adjuster is hidden behind a rubber plug that pries out with a slotted screwdriver. It may be covered with a film of dried dirt so may not look like rubber. You'll almost have to lay down on your back with your head next to the front wheel looking up to see it. There's a flat spot in the plug to allow the blade to slip in. You'll see the clicker once you remove the plug.

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Old 02-16-2013, 12:39 PM   #33149
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Thanks, ba_!
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:01 PM   #33150
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So I got my suspension settings changed finally, and I think it made a huge difference. Bike seemed a lot easier to handle, and lowered it a tad more as well.

I have a question on the front settings though. High Fives settings say 15 clicks out. Is that 15 clicks from soft or hard? The way it's written it seems like it would be from soft, but since the back settings are set up so soft I figured maybe the front should be too. 15 clicks from soft seems like it would be really stiff.

Also, I can't find the lower adjuster on the front.
HF's settings on the forks are very soft. Very little damping.
Screw the clickers down till they seat........ not too tight as they seat........ and back them out the number recommended. Mine are still set there after a year of riding.
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