ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-01-2013, 07:24 AM   #33466
viper770
Studly Adventurer
 
viper770's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Kansas The land of oz
Oddometer: 571
yea baby just do it ride it like you stole it
__________________
2012 YAMAHA WR250R
2013 KAWASAKI KLR650
"Take the long way home"
MY SPOT LOCATION http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...vi71zS820h7TbU
viper770 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 08:04 AM   #33467
pfy50
Professional nOOb
 
pfy50's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: Oneida, Tenn.
Oddometer: 449
Quote:
Originally Posted by henrymartin View Post
Given the condition of the maintenance items on my "new to me" bike, I'd like to change the fork oil tomorrow. My google-fu is not returning any useable results, and I never emptied WR forks (or any USD forks for that matter, only conventional - plenty of them). So...

loosen top nut, remove forks from clamps, unscrew top, dump oil out, clean, and refill with new?

What is the spec oil amount in each leg and the torque for top nut (not clamps)?

Anyone went with 10w fork oil instead of the stock 5w?

Thanks!
HM,
Sent you a PM
__________________
My Odyssey: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=566875
2013 TEX XC,2011 WR250R,2004 KAWA Concours,1994 BMW K1100RS
May the Lord bless you and keep you in all the Dark places you must travel
pfy50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 08:24 AM   #33468
MeefZah
Curmudgeonly
 
MeefZah's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2003
Location: New Philadelphia, Ohio
Oddometer: 10,469
Quote:
Originally Posted by alansz400 View Post
I never ride my WR in the water so that may be why everything was in good shape.
Das. Ist. Bullshit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I have like 50 more of you but Photobucket is not working so great.
__________________
"A man turns his back on the comforts of home, and when the dust all settles and the story is told, history is made by the side of the road..." - DBT

My Smugmug Galleries
MeefZah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 09:38 AM   #33469
alansz400
Studly Adventurer
 
alansz400's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Loudonville ohio
Oddometer: 852
Quote:
Originally Posted by MeefZah View Post
Das. Ist. Bullshit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have like 50 more of you but Photobucket is not working so great.
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.
alansz400 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 09:40 AM   #33470
Sewerat
Cert. bike whore
 
Sewerat's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Brooksdale, ON
Oddometer: 1,224
Quote:
Originally Posted by shep546 View Post
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.
__________________
2009 WR250R "Da Mini Bike"
"That's our colour: mud!"
Sewerat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 10:40 AM   #33471
z@ch
Turn it up to eleven
 
z@ch's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Tejas Norte
Oddometer: 4,682
Quote:
Originally Posted by shep546 View Post
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.
z@ch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 10:59 AM   #33472
EEKAMOUSE
Gnarly Adventurer
 
EEKAMOUSE's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: PA
Oddometer: 272
Quote:
Originally Posted by shep546 View Post
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.
EEKAMOUSE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 11:51 AM   #33473
AZ TOM
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Prescott AZ
Oddometer: 3,548
So many experts, so little time
AZ TOM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 12:00 PM   #33474
DaymienRules
Traffic target
 
DaymienRules's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: vancouver, bc
Oddometer: 197
Quote:
Originally Posted by EEKAMOUSE View Post
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.
DaymienRules is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 12:55 PM   #33475
cjbiker
Nobody's Robot
 
cjbiker's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Southern Maine
Oddometer: 2,397
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaymienRules View Post
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

http://www.bigbearbikers.com/bbtr/tires.html
cjbiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 12:58 PM   #33476
henrymartin
Mr. Tourguide
 
henrymartin's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: South of the Great North Woods
Oddometer: 3,300
Quote:
Originally Posted by MeefZah View Post
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.
henrymartin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 01:38 PM   #33477
MeefZah
Curmudgeonly
 
MeefZah's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2003
Location: New Philadelphia, Ohio
Oddometer: 10,469
Quote:
Originally Posted by henrymartin View Post
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.
__________________
"A man turns his back on the comforts of home, and when the dust all settles and the story is told, history is made by the side of the road..." - DBT

My Smugmug Galleries
MeefZah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 02:23 PM   #33478
UtahFox
Gnarly Adventurer
 
UtahFox's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Salt Lake City
Oddometer: 446
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?

UtahFox screwed with this post 03-01-2013 at 02:33 PM
UtahFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 03:33 PM   #33479
UtahFox
Gnarly Adventurer
 
UtahFox's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Salt Lake City
Oddometer: 446
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?

UtahFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 03:44 PM   #33480
Sewerat
Cert. bike whore
 
Sewerat's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Brooksdale, ON
Oddometer: 1,224
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.
__________________
2009 WR250R "Da Mini Bike"
"That's our colour: mud!"
Sewerat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014