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Old 04-18-2013, 04:22 PM   #34816
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i promise you youll like it more than your f800gs i have a klr650 and a wr250r and i like it alot better than my klr i spend most of my time on the wr and i take in on trips that take me out of state i been on trips that took me over a thousand miles away from home i just love it after riding it it will make your bmw feel like a tank
This is awful advice.

You don't know this guy, the riding he does, his expectations, his skill level, or 1000 other things that need to align to make a "perfect" bike for him.

The 800 GS is night and day different than the WRR, designed for a different application. A lot of guys that have a WRR as a small bike also have some sort of bigger bikeand each fills a nice niche with a little overlap.

My advice to you - and I'm not trying to be a dick here - is STFU with the advice. You've owned a WRR for what, a month, and you are already the end all be all of knowledge relating to the bike? How about you ride it a while, figure out what works for you, and then if asked specifically about something that you have firsthand knowledge of, you speak up. Otherwise you're like a virgin telling a group of porn stars how to fuck.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:23 PM   #34817
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Cheap is sometimes good.

I was on a ride with a BMW X-country the other week. When his clutch lever 'died' we managed to modify my spare Yamaha one and keep riding.

Replacement cost of the Yamaha lever (in Australia) $16

Replacement cost of the BMW lever $160.


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I want to replace the brake & clutch levers - these are just "cheap" compared to my former motorcycle(s).

What's the best upgrade that others have used with success?

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Old 04-18-2013, 04:24 PM   #34818
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If you get some, keep us (me!) updated.

Now I have a question for peeps. Anyone order anything from Eastern Beaver? I ordered the 3 circuit solution from them on the 7th. I waited a couple of days and I got no contact from them at all until I sent an email asking if they even got the order, they replied "got it - thanks", then since then (10 days ago) no communication whatsoever. I keep hoping it'll just show up in the mail, and I hate bothering people if they're really busy. It really bugs me when retailers don't communicate.
It's coming from Japan (that's the "eastern" part), so be patient. They are reputable.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:26 PM   #34819
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sorry guys, but those anodized lever sets look like the last thing I'd put on my bike. So much stuff to break, the fluid reservoir hanging way out there in harms way, even more places for mud and dirt to get into. I'll stick with well lubricated stockers cut down with a dremel. Lightweight, easy to find and replace, fit behind the handguards, and cheap. If you really can't resist the urge to spend money, look into the asv levers, at least they offer some increased functionality and a great warranty.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:28 PM   #34820
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It's coming from Japan (that's the "eastern" part), so be patient. They are reputable.
So what's the beaver part
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:30 PM   #34821
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So what's the beaver part
An excellent question, viper770 will be along with some variant of an answer directly.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:31 PM   #34822
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hey i been riding over 20 years and im just giving my opinion just like every one else. if i up set you im sorry lot of other guys i ride with feel same as i do. i am just really in love with the bike and most guys i know that have them are the same way
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:37 PM   #34823
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hey i been riding over 20 years and im just giving my opinion just like every one else. if i up set you im sorry lot of other guys i ride with feel same as i do. i am just really in love with the bike and most guys i know that have them are the same way
You're not upsetting me. This thread is a source of information.

When you start throwing opinions formed from a very brief ownership experience into it, it dilutes the value of the thread.

I generally don't post much in here, every so often I go on a spree and have like 4 posts back to back; but I read this for new replies every day. Lately I am seeing a trend of guys who have just bought the bike already modifying it (in frankly some absurd ways) without ever getting a feel for what the bike can do stock. Guys are also rendering advice on stuff that they really shouldn't be offering commentary on - because you have been riding for xxxxx miles or xx years doesn't mean you've been riding this bike. And that's what this thread is - specific to the WRR/X, not a general riding info thread.

Finally, any advice you render might be better received if it were presented in a logical, concise, well thought out format; devoid of "lol"s and run on sentences.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:37 PM   #34824
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It's a one-person operation. And he's in Japan although he's a fellow Canuck.
Aha!
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:43 PM   #34825
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I bought the bike brand new in aug of 2012 and now i have 9700 miles on it now i ride alot more than most people
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:58 PM   #34826
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I bought the bike brand new in aug of 2012 and now i have 9700 miles on it now i ride alot more than most people
Apparently you're doing it wrong.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:58 PM   #34827
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I bought the bike brand new in aug of 2012 and now i have 9700 miles on it now i ride alot more than most people
Fair enough.

Post an odometer picture and I'll eat crow.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:07 PM   #34828
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humm how should i be doing it then im kinda lost fox
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:10 PM   #34829
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humm how should i be doing it then im kinda lost fox
Sorry, it was a joke. It seems that Meef knows all the proper ways to ride and spend money on the WRR, and you and I are clearly doing it wrong.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:11 PM   #34830
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lol ok im sorry i been up all day i do have my moments when i can be kinda slow
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