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Old 07-19-2013, 04:59 PM   #36646
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This is great advice! Would you like my neighbors phone # to explain? He called a little bit ago whining about being woken up at 3:00am when I left to go to work
Sure, I work nights and would have no problem calling him at 2:30 to remind him to put in ear plugs Stock is not a lot quieter...

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Would love it if you could film it and post it on youtube.
Yes please...
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:01 PM   #36647
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Yes, I pulled the stacks out and they were pretty pathetic. I think there were four or five small diameter (16mm) shims as I recall, and the base valve openings were very small because of it's overall size. The openings were maximized within the diameter but still much smaller than the larger stacks of WR and YZ's. You could spend $170 or so for gold valves but I don't see how that could possibly make much improvement. The whole design is a compromise - with the smaller axle, etc. Kinda disappointing, when I bought the bike, the forks appeared to be the std KYB off-road issue, but they aren't.

I've got a YZ wheel on it now and everything bolts up fine, the brake caliper works well with the slightly narrower YZ rotor. I'm waiting on the bar risers, then I can take it out for a trial run. I'm leaving everything stock in the WR450 forks for now, they only had about 400 miles on them - I'm just going to center the damping settings until trail time.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:25 PM   #36648
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Yes, I pulled the stacks out and they were pretty pathetic. I think there were four or five small diameter (16mm) shims as I recall, and the base valve openings were very small because of it's overall size.
Here's the stock base valve piston. 20mm OD. Kinda small...



Travis at GoRace sells (or used to sell) a fork revalve kit for those who want to save a few bucks and DIY, versus sending in the forks. The kit includes a different piston. I sent my shock to GoRace and put the fork kit in myself; while it's a vast improvement I don't think the forks are as good as a WRF. I don't recall the price of the kit.

As far as the WRR suspenders ever being anywhere near the WP KTM, I would agree with everything kawagumby said.
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:33 PM   #36649
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Ready to head out ...Cross country 5,500 miles over the nxt 3 weeks
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:42 PM   #36650
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:48 PM   #36651
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:48 PM   #36652
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:14 PM   #36653
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Have fun boys... Sean, watchout that white yamaha doesn't kick your ass!
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:23 PM   #36654
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im a bit worried bout that also ......she's a well setup bike
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:35 PM   #36655
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How noisy is the Staintune Sean? The one I test road a couple of years ago was a shocker at higher revs.

Have a safe journey and tell your son not to ride too fast when he is towing you.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:44 PM   #36656
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Ha ...he was on about that today ...he wanted a tow strap in the bag ..I said why ? he says what happens if I need to tow you


its a lil loud Cruz but has a nice note ...it aint as loud as my bike buddy so there's no worries for me
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:13 AM   #36657
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rear flasher 32C-83330-00-00

Anyone have stock a rear flasher (part 32C-83330-00-00) they are willing to sell? I broke one of mine and the part is on national backorder.
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:14 AM   #36658
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Left or right? I think I have two of each
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:23 AM   #36659
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Left or right? I think I have two of each
I broke the rear left but I think the rear left and right are interchangeable, no?
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:02 AM   #36660
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So I've been a long time lurker of this thread and an ever longer dreamer of a bike. Three weeks ago I bought my first bike, a new 2012 WR250R and absolutely love it. Many thanks to all of the great information on this thread that was very influential on my decision to buy the WR250R.

Does anyone know of a good site to buy an e-copy of the service manual that wont litter my computer with spam?
I've seen several links posted, but often with warning of the amounts of spam you'll receive from that download site. When I google it there are a bunch sites I've never heard of that look suspect.

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