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Old 03-01-2013, 09:38 AM   #33466
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Das. Ist. Bullshit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Damn you caught me.. My bike has been in alot of water and mud I also presure wash it after every ride thats why I figured I better check the bearings and get that swing arm bolt lubed up. Those little seals must do a good job of keeping the water out.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:40 AM   #33467
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Got people on another forum telling me the 120 is too much for the 250... ahh well it's a $60 tire I'll go with it and see how it is
That's what I was trying to get at. It is and it isn't too much. The bike just spins up into it's hp range better with the 110. The 120 is a bit heavier a tire but it works. Now if you want o talk about too much tire, heavier tire. I've got a set of Lagunacross tires double lined with about 700 screws in it, heavier then shit, but the 250 holds its own out there.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:40 AM   #33468
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Got people on another forum telling me the 120 is too much for the 250... ahh well it's a $60 tire I'll go with it and see how it is
Having run the 120 and 100 trackmaster, I vastly preferred the 100.

Bike turns easier on the trail and you lose less power to the weight and larger diameter.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:59 AM   #33469
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So I'm really torn between whether or not I should try and return the 120/100-18 knobby for a 100/100-18... some guys are saying big difference others are not...
I would be more worried about the 100 profile you should be using a max 120/90/18. stock is an 80 profile.
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:51 AM   #33470
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:00 PM   #33471
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I would be more worried about the 100 profile you should be using a max 120/90/18. stock is an 80 profile.

AFAIK profile is a % of width, not a measurement. A 100/100/18 has an profile of 100% *100mm=100mm. A 120/90/18 has a profile of 90%*120mm=108mm, making it in theory the taller tire.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:55 PM   #33472
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AFAIK profile is a % of width, not a measurement. A 100/100/18 has an profile of 100% *100mm=100mm. A 120/90/18 has a profile of 90%*120mm=108mm, making it in theory the taller tire.
It's more complicated than that

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Old 03-01-2013, 12:58 PM   #33473
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What amuses me is that a lot of guys who are obsessive over maintenance usually have few miles; while guys that ride a lot tend to do what needs to be done in the interests of keeping on riding. Shit, I replace tires when cords are showing, the only time I even think about replacing a wheel bearing is when it goes out, and I usually lose a few teeth off my sprocket before I change that out. Swingarm bearings, what the fuck ever, x 21,000 miles now. I literally do not care - even though I love my bike.

Come to think of it, the guy that bought my 1st WRR later complained to me about the chain slider being half clapped out, missing bolts, gouged plastics, and a shagged chain and sprockets. He totally disassembled the swingarm and subframe and cleaned, greased, ejaculated, whatever it is those guys do... and he's since put about 800 miles on it in 2 years. I used to invite him to dirt rides until it became obvious he was never going to come because he might tweak some of the new bits he had put on and he was worried that water crossings would instantly cause his wheel bearings to seize.

You know what preventative maintenance I have done... I replaced the left side engine case after I holed it... and I didn't even change the oil; just topped it off. I guess I did also, a while back, replace the swingarm chain slider, but that was just to disprove a theory. I should put the old one back on and return the new one to Service Honda...
I ride whenever I can. That being said, the WR is new to me, I'm changing sprockets anyway, and there are 3 ft of snow on the ground. Why not do it all at once and be done for the next few years?
Some of us cannot buy a new bike every few years, so we try to take care of the one we have.
My other bikes also receive regular maintenance (that's why it is call maintenance and not replacement) and they don;t suffer down time because of it. Why would I opt out for a $200 repair if I can do a $20 maintenance, especially on a bike with unknown history? After all, it is my ass riding on those bearings and I need to come home in one piece after every ride.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:38 PM   #33474
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I ride whenever I can. That being said, the WR is new to me, I'm changing sprockets anyway, and there are 3 ft of snow on the ground. Why not do it all at once and be done for the next few years?
Some of us cannot buy a new bike every few years, so we try to take care of the one we have.
My other bikes also receive regular maintenance (that's why it is call maintenance and not replacement) and they don;t suffer down time because of it. Why would I opt out for a $200 repair if I can do a $20 maintenance, especially on a bike with unknown history? After all, it is my ass riding on those bearings and I need to come home in one piece after every ride.
Fair enough, my man.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:23 PM   #33475
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Top Triple

Is there anything special to removing the steering nut? Just a lot of elbow grease? I'm also finding that the allen head bolt that attaches the speedo bracket to the triple has filled in with sand that seems to have turned to cement. Anyone have any ideas on how to get that crap out of there while its still on the bike?

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Old 03-01-2013, 03:33 PM   #33476
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So I got the triple clamp off, but I'm still being vexed by the two bolts attaching the ignition switch to the triple clamp. It almost looks like filled in allen bolts - how do I remove this thing? Frustrating. Are these filled in with dirt/cement?

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Old 03-01-2013, 03:44 PM   #33477
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If I'm not mistaken those are security bolts. If indeed they need to be drilled and easy outed. Do a search for the lynx fairing from britanica composites and you will find some info about it.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:02 PM   #33478
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If I'm not mistaken those are security bolts. If indeed they need to be drilled and easy outed. Do a search for the lynx fairing from britanica composites and you will find some info about it.
I've got one on the way. So I'm assuming then there'll be some instructions with it when I get it?
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:21 PM   #33479
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Those are security shear bolts as others mentioned. Heres how i got mine off:
http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t6...barrel-removal
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:13 PM   #33480
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I'm confused. Why not just use the proper tool to remove them?

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