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Old 05-24-2013, 05:12 AM   #35731
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Same here. Not sure what the answer is. Maybe a video camera, some antifreeze, and parking lot burnouts.
Don't tell anyone, but this used to be a favorite pasttime of mine and my friends when we were kids. We all attended Santa Fe, New Mexico high school which was built on a big hill outside of town and had a "campus" layout, many different buildings connected by wide sidewalks, stairs, etc. Several times we rode over there at night on our MXers with a couple gallons of bleach, soaked the tires, and did hot laps around the campus sidewalks. We'd air the tires up pretty tight to lower traction and the bleach softens the rubber; you could leave huge knobby powerslide tracks, skid marks, burn-outs, cool acceleration tracks of squiggly knobby tracks, etc. The coolest parts were you could tell how much air you got over the humps and calculate air time and distance from using the stairs as ramps . The next day we'd go to class and everyone would be talking about what hooligans had done all that . I was simultaneously proud of our work and embarrassed at our idiocy. Looking back ~40 years I see that the embarrassment has faded some .

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Old 05-24-2013, 05:16 AM   #35732
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I ran dual rim locks on my KLX and I still needed weights to balance the tires. I'm running one Motion Pro lite lock on each wheel on the WR now. I use the stick-on weights on the rear and spoke weights on the front. I would run the stick-on weights on the front too, but there's no room for them. I am trying out the reusable kind that clamps on with a set screw.

I put Dyna Beads in the tubes on my KLR and they seem to work fine, but I didn't want to run them on a bike with rim locks because of the sheer volume needed to balance out the rim lock.

YRMV as they say.
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:45 AM   #35733
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Think I have found my next bike...
Yamaha WR powered Gas Gas EC250F Six Days & EC300F..
now these should be nice bikes.... Both come road kitted..

Gas Gas EC250F Six days
http://cdn-6.psndealer.com/e2/dealer...NV254366_0.jpg

Gas Gas EC300F
http://www.gasgasmotos.es/image/noti...c250f13_01.jpg


http://www.gasgas.com.au/21.htm
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:35 AM   #35734
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Think I have found my next bike...
Yamaha WR powered Gas Gas EC250F Six Days & EC300F..
now these should be nice bikes.... Both come road kitted..

Gas Gas EC250F Six days
http://cdn-6.psndealer.com/e2/dealer...NV254366_0.jpg

Gas Gas EC300F
http://www.gasgasmotos.es/image/noti...c250f13_01.jpg


http://www.gasgas.com.au/21.htm
It looks like to me that they use the WR250F engine in those bikes so they are not related to the WR250R/X in any way.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:13 AM   #35735
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It looks like to me that they use the WR250F engine in those bikes so they are not related to the WR250R/X in any way.

Bummer... that would've made a pretty good trail bike while at the same time uber reliable...
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:42 AM   #35736
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>"2.15"

Yup, thats for the rear wheel.
1.60 for the front.

>"And . . . the price is each, so I'll need two for the rear wheel if I don't want to add weights for balancing?"

I just run 1 litelock in the front and back. No balancing.
Works fine at 70 mph.

"Are locks important for the front?"

I run one in front and back. IMHO: Probably not needed in the front.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:46 AM   #35737
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WRr aux lights

I added some LED lights to the WRr. Why, well it is my only REAL bike and I work 3rd shift and commute on it, a lot. The lights are 40 degree spotlights 10w each and "rated" at 900 lumens each. I'm not sure what 900 lumens looks like, but the lights are bright and the price was right at $30 a piece. Aluminum housing with tempered glass lenses
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:00 AM   #35738
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I could never add a windshield - just another obstacle to hang up on every time I go over the bars.



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Old 05-24-2013, 08:18 AM   #35739
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I could never add a windshield - just another obstacle to hang up on every time I go over the bars.



That Windshield comes off in 30 seconds, and the way I mounted it, it is far enough forward to allow flippage over the bars without damage I still take it off for track riding and and add the crossbar pad. A 1 min job by the way.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:31 AM   #35740
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I could never add a windshield - just another obstacle to hang up on every time I go over the bars.



Different strokes for different folks eh? I can't tell you how many highway miles I've put in with horrific winds - thousands for sure. My fairing was the first thing I bought after riding back from Palm Springs.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:08 AM   #35741
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Picking up my WRR tonight. Should be a nice fun ride. 115 miles of Memorial Day weekend traffic in the rain, all highway .

Looking forward to putting some serious miles on this bike.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:12 AM   #35742
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Picking up my WRR tonight. Should be a nice fun ride. 115 miles of Memorial Day weekend traffic in the rain, all highway .

Looking forward to putting some serious miles on this bike.
You should love it - I put 3,000 on in 2 months. Probably want a http://seatconcepts.com/ or something like it for big chunks of miles.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:28 AM   #35743
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You should love it - I put 3,000 on in 2 months. Probably want a http://seatconcepts.com/ or something like it for big chunks of miles.
Thanks, this bike is a bone stock 08, essentially new. Fingers crossed I don't have fuel pump issues. I'll be placing orders for a skidplate, handguards, racks, bags, tail rack, maybe a seat, and a tank.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:29 AM   #35744
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not me...i just pay $20 to Rocky's, walk around the showroom for 20 minutes gawking at all the stuff for bikes, ect then i walk out with my tire mounted. i used to do it when i was younger, now that i am 50+, i just don't want to hassle with it and for the 2 times i have ever had a flat in the field in 40 yrs of hard riding (i don't drop my air pressure much) i just limp back to camp and call it a day. also, i am really liking the new shinko on the pavement, got the dunlop mx's for the dirt...what a great bike Yamaha!!

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Old 05-24-2013, 11:52 AM   #35745
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You should love it - I put 3,000 on in 2 months. Probably want a http://seatconcepts.com/ or something like it for big chunks of miles.
Just toughen up yer ass, no seat required.

I've got almost 35k on mine, mixed of everything but very little trail, offroad stuff, still stock black n blue seat.
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