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Old 03-31-2013, 07:32 AM   #34336
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Great thread.

Greetings fellow humanoids! New guy here with a decade or two of riding asphalt in Canada, seeking adventure off the beaten path.

I'm 65 pages into this thread so far, and I want to say thanks to all the guys and gals for the excellent posts.

Last season, while on my... "boulevard barge" (Popular Mechanics, 1988) I felt a stronger pull towards the trail than other seasons. Long story short, the Harley is up for sale, and I'm salivating over a WR250R. Talk about paradigm shift...
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:38 AM   #34337
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+1 for Drew at WER Suspension

I'm another satisfied customer. Great job, very reasonable price.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:41 AM   #34338
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Greetings fellow humanoids! New guy here with a decade or two of riding asphalt in Canada, seeking adventure off the beaten path.

I'm 65 pages into this thread so far, and I want to say thanks to all the guys and gals for the excellent posts.

Last season, while on my... "boulevard barge" (Popular Mechanics, 1988) I felt a stronger pull towards the trail than other seasons. Long story short, the Harley is up for sale, and I'm salivating over a WR250R. Talk about paradigm shift...
That is quite the shift!
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:58 AM   #34339
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Nice ride on my new WRR yesterday

I finally got a chance to take a nice ride on my 2013 WR250R yesterday. I going to try to sneak out again today. Here's a link to my ride report from the day trippin' forum:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...4#post21074714
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:40 AM   #34340
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Chain and sprockets

I would like to put on a 13/46 combo and a chain with a master link.

Can someone help me understand exactly what I should buy as far as the chain goes? 110 or 112 links? Does that number typically include the master link?

Where is a good place online to buy all three components and one or two extra master links and clips?
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:14 AM   #34341
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>" I would like to put on a 13/46 combo and a chain with a master link."

If you're going to change sprockets, I'd go 14x50.
If you want to gear down for the woods you can always swap the countershaft sprocket for 13 tooth.

Chain is 112 links for that combo.

Rocky Mtn ATV has chain, ditto Motorcycle Superstore.
I usually use DID 520VT Gold X-Ring chain, it usually comes with a master link.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:34 AM   #34342
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>" I would like to put on a 13/46 combo and a chain with a master link."

If you're going to change sprockets, I'd go 14x50.
If you want to gear down for the woods you can always swap the countershaft sprocket for 13 tooth.

Chain is 112 links for that combo.

Rocky Mtn ATV has chain, ditto Motorcycle Superstore.
I usually use DID 520VT Gold X-Ring chain, it usually comes with a master link.
Thanks!

Is there a particular reason you go with the VT which is a narrow x-ring chain?
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:03 PM   #34343
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"I took it apart and sure enough the fuel line popped off. I must have not seated it right or didn't lock it on proper. I hope it doesn't happen again. Anyone else ever see this?"

IMHO: Didn't pop the fuel line on properly... when it goes on the fuel pump, you hear and feel a click
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:04 PM   #34344
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>"Is there a particular reason you go with the VT which is a narrow x-ring chain?"

Oops... I meant VX chain.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:05 PM   #34345
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>"Is there a particular reason you go with the VT which is a narrow x-ring chain?"

Oops... I meant VX chain.
Thanks for clarifying!
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:24 PM   #34346
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:45 PM   #34347
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Less than 48 hours, it went from squeaky clean to filthy but it was so much fun!

First observations: I need a real back tire, I need a fuel tank.

Other than that, I'm starting to like this machine.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:43 PM   #34348
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>" I would like to put on a 13/46 combo and a chain with a master link."

If you're going to change sprockets, I'd go 14x50.
If you want to gear down for the woods you can always swap the countershaft sprocket for 13 tooth.

Chain is 112 links for that combo.

Rocky Mtn ATV has chain, ditto Motorcycle Superstore.
I usually use DID 520VT Gold X-Ring chain, it usually comes with a master link.
From my research I believe that you will need 114 links for 14/50. I am planning on going 14/51 when I change sprockets.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:45 PM   #34349
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First observations: I need a real back tire, I need a fuel tank.
I think that you will soon find that you need a real front tire even more.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:28 PM   #34350
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I think that you will soon find that you need a real front tire even more.
+1 I used the stock rear for 3800 miles before taking it off, got me through a lot of miles on sand and rock. The front is an entirely different story. I'd consider the front dangerous anytime there are ruts (even little ones), sand, mud...
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