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Old 05-21-2013, 12:49 PM   #35641
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US WR250R in Canada?

Does anyone know if buying a WR250R in the U S can be plated in Canada?
Are there any issues to be had by doing that?
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:51 PM   #35642
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So, I'm truing my front wheel in preparation for some riding and it took 60 grams to balance it. Is that unusual?
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:16 PM   #35643
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Got rim locks?
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:37 PM   #35644
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Got rim locks?
Nope, heavy tubes & MT21 are new. I guess @ 2 oz. I shouldn't be too bothered, unless you think differently.
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:51 PM   #35645
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When I worked at a dealership (Harley tech) if tire was over 4oz we would rotate it 180' and try again, if still out 4oz or more tire was removed as defective.

Today I do not bother balancing knobby tires, if anything I put in dynabeads.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:14 PM   #35646
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When I worked at a dealership (Harley tech) if tire was over 4oz we would rotate it 180' and try again, if still out 4oz or more tire was removed as defective.

Today I do not bother balancing knobby tires, if anything I put in dynabeads.
Hmmm, that's a great idea. I actually have some Ride On I've been meaning to try.
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:05 PM   #35647
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...you should be O.K., long as it's balanced. If you do use a rim lock, especially on the front get a Motion Pro Liteloc Rim Lock.
Those others weigh ridiculous, basically for dirtbike rears only.
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:09 PM   #35648
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...you should be O.K., long as it's balanced. If you do use a rim lock, especially on the front get a Motion Pro Liteloc Rim Lock.
Those others weigh ridiculous, basically for dirtbike rears only.
I've got them, just didn't want to bother to install yet. I don't really think my style of riding is going to require them. We'll see.
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:14 PM   #35649
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:28 PM   #35650
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Just got my Klim Overland jacket and pants. I've yet to really ride in them, but this stuff is nice. Comes with the D3O armor. I'll know more next weekend about how it holds up. I'll be doing the WABDR in July and follow that into the Kettle Valley Railroad.

Around the block, it moves well and is waterproof. I like the "do it all" style of the gear: good in a wide variety of conditions. I think it goes with the WR2 very well.
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:36 PM   #35651
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I went and test rode the WR250R today, and I was very impressed with it. The acceleration of this little moto is very comparable to my KLR650, and that surprised the heck out of me. I am not sure about how much HP this bike has compared to my KLR or torque or anything of that nature. To say the least I am not mechanically inclined so to speak. The mechanics do all my work except for oil changes, which I do. Sadly, I have never even had to change a flat, and am not too sure how to do it. Thankfully, it has never happened even after 31 years of riding in all kinds of terrain.
Anyway, I only rode the WR for 6 miles, but was totally impressed. I got up to almost 70 (in a 40mph zone) and then took it on a short dirt rode. Love how light this thing is. That is why I want this bike for how it feels on the dirt. It almost feels as good as a regular dirt bike. When I do buy this bike it will be my 5th dual sport motorcycle, and none of the others I have ridden even come close to this one IMHO. I know that there are KTM's and a zillion other type of dual sports available, but I live in realville, and unfortunately have a realville budget lol, so the others are definitely out of my reach. I going to test ride the little honda 250 next, and it is priced a lot lower than the Yamaha. Judging from what I have read, you are getting a lot less motorcycle. $2100 less though?. I am 5ft 11, and have a 33inch inseam, and could not flat foot. I was not quite on my tippy toes, but still liked how it was. I am also a big fat ass and weigh about 265, and that did not seem to matter when accelerating, or when going over pot holes on the dirt road with this bike. Like it matters, but a medical condition caused me to gain 80lbs in a very short while, in case you are wondering how I got in this horrible condition. No, it isn't the hohos or the twinkies or the fact I am terminally lazy its the health issue and the medicine I was on. Thats my story and I am sticking to it.
The seat will kill my bottom, but didn't feel any worse than the KLR seat. I am in pain within 30 minutes of riding constantly standing up on the pegs to stretch out. I went back to the dealer wishing I had money to buy that bike right now. Had a huge smile on my face though. Outstanding machine!
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:52 PM   #35652
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I went and test rode the WR250R today, and I was very impressed with it. The acceleration of this little moto is very comparable to my KLR650, and that surprised the heck out of me. I am not sure about how much HP this bike has compared to my KLR or torque or anything of that nature. To say the least I am not mechanically inclined so to speak. The mechanics do all my work except for oil changes, which I do. Sadly, I have never even had to change a flat, and am not too sure how to do it. Thankfully, it has never happened even after 31 years of riding in all kinds of terrain.
Anyway, I only rode the WR for 6 miles, but was totally impressed. I got up to almost 70 (in a 40mph zone) and then took it on a short dirt rode. Love how light this thing is. That is why I want this bike for how it feels on the dirt. It almost feels as good as a regular dirt bike. When I do buy this bike it will be my 5th dual sport motorcycle, and none of the others I have ridden even come close to this one IMHO. I know that there are KTM's and a zillion other type of dual sports available, but I live in realville, and unfortunately have a realville budget lol, so the others are definitely out of my reach. I going to test ride the little honda 250 next, and it is priced a lot lower than the Yamaha. Judging from what I have read, you are getting a lot less motorcycle. $2100 less though?. I am 5ft 11, and have a 33inch inseam, and could not flat foot. I was not quite on my tippy toes, but still liked how it was. I am also a big fat ass and weigh about 265, and that did not seem to matter when accelerating, or when going over pot holes on the dirt road with this bike. Like it matters, but a medical condition caused me to gain 80lbs in a very short while, in case you are wondering how I got in this horrible condition. No, it isn't the hohos or the twinkies or the fact I am terminally lazy its the health issue and the medicine I was on. Thats my story and I am sticking to it.
The seat will kill my bottom, but didn't feel any worse than the KLR seat. I am in pain within 30 minutes of riding constantly standing up on the pegs to stretch out. I went back to the dealer wishing I had money to buy that bike right now. Had a huge smile on my face though. Outstanding machine!

You are very lucky to live in a place that lets you test ride dual sports...

You will find the yamaha is a much better bike... 2 grand better? It depends because for me no matter how cheap the honda is I would still not want to ride it. Also, the new hondas are built in thailand and they haven't had the time to have proven reliability yet... the wrr has proven that over and over.

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Old 05-21-2013, 04:38 PM   #35653
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Does anyone know if buying a WR250R in the U S can be plated in Canada?
Are there any issues to be had by doing that?
No first hand knowledge. Lots of info here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=272413
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:45 PM   #35654
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I am 5ft 11, and have a 33inch inseam, and could not flat foot. I was not quite on my tippy toes, but still liked how it was. I am also a big fat ass and weigh about 265, and that did not seem to matter when accelerating, or when going over pot holes on the dirt road with this bike.
It is a fun little critter, isn't it?

I am 5'11", 235 lbs, 30" inseam, and with the "free" lowering, I can flatfoot if I slide forward to the lowest, narrowest part of the seat. I am surprised that with your 3 extra inches and 30 extra pounds that you couldn't flat foot it. Something strange there.

I haven't ridden the Honda CRF250L yet, but would like to. I think it would be a good upgrade for my wife if her Super Sherpa ever wears out. She doesn't do much off-road, city riding, some gravel & dirt roads, and sandy snowmobile trails.
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:52 PM   #35655
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Why does everybody have to "flat foot" on a bike for it to to not be "too tall" just slide your ass a bit and use one foot. I have ridden with punk kids who are barely five foot tall and can rock 125mx bikes all day long on the trails and never bitch about the seat height they just have learned how to ride a tall bike.
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