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Old 03-29-2013, 12:03 PM   #34291
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Just installed my new skid plate, I put rubber washers between the plate and the mount spots... hope I don't get any vibes
After seeing reports of engine noise reflection and vibe noise, I decided to go with a Moose. So far, so good.

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Old 03-29-2013, 12:21 PM   #34292
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Shep, you might want to consider new radiator hoses next, looking a little bulged and old.

While I haven't yet found a front tire I truly like, the D606 rear is the perfect tire for the WR250R imo. Lasts forever, great traction in all conditions.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:25 PM   #34293
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Shep, you might want to consider new radiator hoses next, looking a little bulged and old.

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It's a 2012 with 2,500km's on it...
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:33 PM   #34294
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YESSS!!!!


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Old 03-29-2013, 01:37 PM   #34295
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omg... so new and shiny...


you need to rectify that asap!

congrats.
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:55 PM   #34296
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you need to rectify that asap!

congrats.
Thanks - that's definitely in the plans.

I nearly shit a brick when I was coming home from the dealer:

SAB #1 --> Just got up to 70 mph on the interstate when a car went by and I really felt a blast - pushed me over fast! You gotta hold on to this bitch - okay, no problem, I got it.

SAB #2 --> took off from the stop light, turned left at big intersection, back end began getting squirrely on me - no panic - I can motard this bitch even when I'm not expecting it - no problem, I got it.

It feels SO FREAKING LIGHT . . . and honestly, compared to the 800cc's I used to have, it's incredibly underpowered but, I'll get used to it - no problem, I got it.

I'm really pampering the engine - still believe in the "old school" way of breaking in the engine with very moderate revs for ~600 miles. All my gear is on order and should be here next week.

I'm so high up there!!! It's like I'm looking down into the cars as they go by - and it's so damn light! I think I mentioned that before - oops.

I'm anxious to see what it'll do when the whip comes out. Puttering around town was fun, even though I slid once and even though I'm really going way easy on the engine.

Woo hoo!


This weekend is calling for rain but sooner or later I'll get it filthy.

That's something you can count on.

A local ADV rider is selling me his skid plate and hand protectors. I love new motorcycles! Doesn't everyone!
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:05 PM   #34297
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YESSS!!!!


The white fender sure makes the ass end look pretty big! Looks nice otherwise! Start modding her up!
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:11 PM   #34298
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some people like a big ass

jus sayin

OH - and THANK YOU to all the people here who helped answer my questions and encouraged me to get a WR250R!!!
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:18 PM   #34299
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some people like a big ass

jus sayin

OH - and THANK YOU to all the people here who helped answer my questions and encouraged me to get a WR250R!!!
The white rear fender and side panels are sweet.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:22 PM   #34300
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It finally got above 40 deg here so I got out for about 3 hours. Explored all the lake roads, rode thru a few washouts and even got on the beach of Lake Michigan for a bit. Found lots of sloppy gravel, mud, sand, wet grass and snow/ice. It was my first real ride on the WR and it was a good one. Really like the Shinko 244s, good traction everywhere. Got to put my Sidi rain boots to the test too. They are great! My feet were warm and dry the whole time, and I was riding through wet slop the whole time. I'm really liking this bike so far

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Old 03-29-2013, 04:36 PM   #34301
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What tires are you running? they look tall
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:18 PM   #34302
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Those are the Shinko 244 17" tires, front is a 4.6, rear is a 5.1.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:20 PM   #34303
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[INDENT]YESSS!!!!
Man, I love that people still have disposable income!! Go economy Go!

I bought a new DRZ400S in 2008...... What fun!

Quick turn that thing around and show a pic of the other side before someone tells you to adjust your chain.

I broke my DRZ in this way and never regretted it.

http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

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Old 03-29-2013, 05:33 PM   #34304
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"Can someone else with the factory ride height lowered and a yamalink installed measure their seat height for me so I can compare?"


I just installed a Moose Racing knuckle today (not the rods). Part WRX-02LL1.75. I also installed a handlebar riser kit (Tusk 30mm riser from Rocky Mountain ATV, about $20). Both installs were fairly easy, and at 5'6", I no longer feel like I'm riding someone else's bike. It dropped the forks a full 2 inches. I took a spin up the street and through a field, and so far so good. My forearms are level in a normal riding posture, and when standing the bike feels really good. The kickstand still works fine without modification, although you would never want the kickstand contact patch on the ground to be uphill from the tires. I can now back the bike up easily while I'm sitting on it.



It's difficult to measure the exact top of the seat. Rather, as a reference, I'll use the rear point of the blue triangle of the radiator shroud. With the bike balanced, the triangle point measures 28 7/8 inches high. When I am sitting on the bike it measures 26 1/2 inches. I weigh about 160 pounds. I have not played with the sag/preload yet. Tomorrow I'll hit some gravel backroads and see how the front end feels.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:46 PM   #34305
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[QUOTE=UtahFox;21062809]After seeing reports of engine noise reflection and vibe noise, I decided to go with a Moose. So far, so good.


Any difference with noise before and after with that sexy plate? Do you think it will handle a beating ? Where did you purchase?
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