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Old 10-02-2009, 10:29 AM   #7531
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A quick tip: You don't want to put your tie downs on the grips like that. It's begging to jump off the end. Use a Canyon Dancer or tie-down assists. Or at the very least, loop the tie-down strap through the hole in the end hook to form a loop. The straps give better grip than the hook does.

A tie-down hook directly on your throttle tube can crack it too.

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That thing is luxurious compared to my rig. I figured if people camped in those little teardrop trailers..... has to fit in the garage too.


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Old 10-02-2009, 11:57 AM   #7532
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It's not an R, and it's not an adventure ride, but you guys have to appreciate The Busa Killer!



The hapless victim (one of many):



One-sixth the horsepower, six times the fun.
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:26 PM   #7533
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Story to go along with that?
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:55 PM   #7534
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A quick tip: You don't want to put your tie downs on the grips like that. It's begging to jump off the end. Use a Canyon Dancer or tie-down assists. Or at the very least, loop the tie-down strap through the hole in the end hook to form a loop. The straps give better grip than the hook does.

A tie-down hook directly on your throttle tube can crack it too.
Thanks.

That was just when I was setting the thing up and measuring for the front loop. (I rigged the carrier starting with a 500lb pep boys carrier.)

I use a canyondancer and also soft ties for other mounting points.

I've done lots of miles with sportbikes back there w/o porblem so the WR will be almost like carrying my dirtbike.

(The bike on the carrier was in progress too. I had just recently bought it at time of picture- the ratty chain was replaced and rear decals were put back on, 17" front rim.... I traded it years ago towards my zx10r.)
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:11 PM   #7535
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Got myself the EB rack
will install it tomorrow, we don't have 1/2 inch drills here but I guess a 13mm drill is good enough

next weekend I will ride the Brabo600 here: 600km mostly unpaved in 2 days
my first longer trip on the wrr (longest so far is 180km) so I'm exited how things will go
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:30 PM   #7536
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Great quotes all around about this bike.

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One-sixth the horsepower, six times the fun.

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The X is like a girl in a bikini and flip flops. The R is a girl in cargo shorts and hiking boots. Pick your poison.
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Old 10-02-2009, 03:30 PM   #7537
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Great quotes all around about this bike.
I kinda like to think the R is like a girl in a bikini with hiking boots on driving a Jeep, topless (the jeep that is!)

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Old 10-02-2009, 04:35 PM   #7538
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hey WR guys - show me some "pack Mule" pictures. I'd like to see the WR loaded for a long adventure


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Old 10-02-2009, 05:29 PM   #7539
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On the CD ride 2009

Here is one crossing over Marshall pass on the Continental Divide Ride.
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:44 PM   #7540
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back from 4 day adventure ride

I put the RR over in the west regional forum.. 830 miles.. sand, rocks, cold, heat.. with a knobbied x. Look here:


http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=509321






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Old 10-02-2009, 06:03 PM   #7541
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Story to go along with that?
Nothing exciting, just an A trackday rider going down to B group to avoid the speed deltas inherent in riding a bike that can manage only about 90 mph on a roadrace track. Helped by Michelin Power One A DOT race tires, a good custom tune for the PCIII, and all that suspension travel to soak up the many bumps.

I got into it with I guess a 600 and we went back and forth until he gave up and quit passing me on the straights. Then I did the same with the Busa until the session ended. The only challenge was passing with more than six feet.

A better match up was an A rider/racer/instructor on a DRZ400SM. Our bikes were equal on power and closer on handling. My WRX was braking and turning noticeably better.
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Old 10-02-2009, 07:05 PM   #7542
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That's awesome. Thanks.
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:13 PM   #7543
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I put the RR over in the west regional forum.. 830 miles.. sand, rocks, cold, heat.. with a knobbied x. Look here:


http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=509321






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Hey Scotty,

I've followed a bunch of your posts and know you're an ex-DR rider.

How do you like the WRX in comparison? Would a set of "R" wheels
be an improvement over the knobbies on the "X" rims IYO?

The setup you're running looks stout but looks can be decieving.

As for FI - I couldn't bring myself to buy another bike with
a carburetor.
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:13 PM   #7544
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loaded down
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:15 PM   #7545
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yes that is the road!!!! East side of Taylor pass

loaded with too much gear!!
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