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Old 03-18-2013, 01:40 AM   #33886
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I have told people many times that I am totally uninterested in reducing my protection from mud spray. Besides, the stock light is much brighter than any of the aftermarket ones that I have seen.
While you kinda get a noticeably greater spray from the lack of mud guard, the best part of the OE taillight is the big bright taillight. The DRC taillight, smoked or red, is damn near invisible during the day and dim at best at night.

As far as exhausts, I love the FMF Powercore 4 and Powerbomb header. Sounds fantastic, feels like it pulls better everywhere in the RPM range. The q4 felt worse to me, and sounded worse while still being loud.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:24 AM   #33887
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As muddy as I get with the stock unit, I can't imagine how bad the short ones are.

Looks like you've been riding that thing backwards...
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:55 AM   #33888
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And no trees to set on fire either. Doug
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Give us a break.................... We have Fire. What are .... Trees?

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Old 03-18-2013, 03:54 PM   #33889
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Here's a pic of my 'new to bike' topcase. I used it with my Tiger and it's also fitting nicely on the WRR. As this is my daily driver, most of what I use the topcase for is groceries :) Fits 3 large plastic bags up in there

When touring I use the topcase for all my bulky, yet light stuff: sleeping bag, pad, cot, and tent. This means I don't have to bring a duffel. Also since I got this up there, I'll be able to go with the smaller Wolfman panniers, rather than the Rocky Mountains. I'll be mounting a 1 & 1/2 gallon Kolpin up on top as well.

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Old 03-18-2013, 04:00 PM   #33890
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I assume you take it off when you ride off road? I can only imagine dropping it in the dirt and tearing off your whole fender
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:03 PM   #33891
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As far as exhausts, I love the FMF Powercore 4 and Powerbomb header. Sounds fantastic, feels like it pulls better everywhere in the RPM range. The q4 felt worse to me, and sounded worse while still being loud.

Are there any exhausts for the WRR that flow better than stock AND are not louder than stock?
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:08 PM   #33892
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Are there any exhausts for the WRR that flow better than stock AND are not louder than stock?
q4 is pretty quiet...
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:17 PM   #33893
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q4 is pretty quiet...
But not nearly as quiet as stock. I ditched my q4 and went back to stock. Just accept that it's a 25 ish hp bike and live with it. If somebody did make a stealth exhaust that was light I would but it. Stock is about 4 pounds heavier than a Q4. If you ride a lot you will be repacking the FMF every month or so which is kinda a pain in the ass. My packing was lasting about 1500 mi before it would burn through at the top rear of the can. Not to mention the leaving the bike in the rain or washing it, better plug that muffler or the packing will get wet.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:18 PM   #33894
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You can get silencer tips for these exhausts... if that is still loud for you then I don't think you should be riding dirt bikes or maybe go look for a honda ct70
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:28 PM   #33895
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I assume you take it off when you ride off road? I can only imagine dropping it in the dirt and tearing off your whole fender
It's not actually attached to the fender, straight to the sub-frame 'through' the fender. Not sure if I will or not, if I crash it may actually protect my bike. If I'm touring, it'll definitely be on the bike.

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Old 03-18-2013, 04:49 PM   #33896
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You can get silencer tips for these exhausts... if that is still loud for you then I don't think you should be riding dirt bikes or maybe go look for a honda ct70
Sometimes it's more about the area you're riding and being as stealth as you can be. Not that you're in a place that you shouldn't be. More to keep it as a place that you can be.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:51 PM   #33897
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Sometimes it's more about the area you're riding and being as stealth as you can be. Not that you're in a place that you shouldn't be. More to keep it as a place that you can be.
That's the way I look at it. Most of the people I ride with keep their exhaust stock for that reason.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:54 PM   #33898
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WR Alumni checking in.....good cause this weekend....

Took a couple of guys on a preview of the loop I strung together for this weekend's "CORE 4 Kids" Fundraiser for Children's Cancer Research.

Any/ALL WR riders welcome to attend.......

Ride Report: http://dualsport-sd.com/forums/index.php?/topic/15284-core-4-kids-preview-with-lane-and-paco/page

Teaser:

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Old 03-18-2013, 06:27 PM   #33899
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Sometimes it's more about the area you're riding and being as stealth as you can be. Not that you're in a place that you shouldn't be. More to keep it as a place that you can be.
I see keeping the exhaust reasonably quiet as part of the way to share the trails. I'll occasionally come across hikers or people riding horses on the unmaintained roads that I enjoy, they appreciate the quiet exhaust. I'd consider changing it if I only rode in OHV only areas though.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:40 PM   #33900
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by the way welcome to the wr club buddy nice bike
Thanks! I feel I got a killer deal on it from a fellow inmate only 90 miles from home. I've been looking for over two years but lots of other stuff took precedence, then everything just kind of fell together and there she was!

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Congrats. You have ants in your pants just like me when I bought mine back in December. Funny thing is I've still got them. I eat up every chance I can to get out on mine. Looks like you got some great farkles out it. I got a good deal on mine, but it was bone stock so now I'm having to do a lot of modding. To a fellow VA'er, if you find a lot of good trails out near you I may need to make a trip out to ride.
I've ridden the area around Lex for over five years on my 1150GS and had to turn back a number of times 'cuz I didn't want to commit on the Big Pig, so I'm anxious to head back out and start looking a lot closer. There's a group on the other side of the Blue Ridge that rides regularly around the area (Cat Herders) that I'd like to hook up with. Posts I've seen indicate they've found some goodies out here. There's a couple of Virginia State-sponsored off-road vehicle (ORV) areas nearby that will be getting some scrutiny too. Give a shout if you're headed out this way and maybe we can meet up!

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Give us a break.................... We have Fire. What are .... Trees?

Man, I feel your pain after living in Wyoming for 34 years. I had a number of DS bikes over the years but sold them when I moved here because I could only fit two bikes on my trailer (a BMW RT and GS) and I thought there wouldn't be any off-road opportunities out here. WRONG! It's not the same, but there's plenty of dirt to be ridden! This was near my home in Lander, looking at Roaring Fork Mountain (part of the Wind River Mtns.) from South Pass and the Red Desert. AWESOME riding out there...



Just above my house in the National Forest:



Red Canyon (aptly named, eh?):





I miss that stuff, but Virginia's pretty nice too; my house is down there just about where my helmet is covering:



I bought an XT225 for my wife to learn to ride, seen here on our ridge above the house, but it was too tall for her and I sold it to get another bike for her. It was a sweet little bike, my second, but the WR250R is a serious step up in off-road capability I think. Looking forward to testing it out!



The XT was carburated and one of the coldest blooded little bitches I've ever owned. Ran like a top when warm, but a demon to start! I had an older one when I lived in Wyoming for the kids to ride and it started every time first touch, no matter the temperature. I never did figure this bike out, but it's long gone so who cares.

Anyway, thanks for the kind words and I hope to meet some of you guys out on the trails!

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