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Old 10-15-2008, 04:50 PM   #811
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So who wins the reliability marathon between the Ape and the WRR?
Ricky
I't going to take awhile to tell. The Ape has 6K on it and climbing. The WRR only 800 miles or so... and it's parked right now. Pretty sure the WRR will far outlast it though.
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:34 PM   #812
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Sump

slipped the sump drain plug.wats any easy way of loosening the drain plug?12mm is loose as the edges are a bit round. 11 a bit too tight. should i knock the 11mm tight into it?afraid might crack the case.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:00 PM   #813
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Did the same on mine last oil change - damn thing is prone to
rounding off.

Had to use a big Vise Grip eventually to break it loose and
replace it...
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:07 PM   #814
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Use a 6 point socket not a 12 pt open end wrench.
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:26 AM   #815
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Has anyone bought a axle tool (both axles) for their WR 250r yet?

I was looking at Tusk, but they don't have the bike listed.
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Old 10-16-2008, 02:27 PM   #816
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Could have been. Dude you were within a 1/2 mile of my house since I live on Maltby, no excuse not to come by.....
Are you serious! Do you have a big front yard, usually keep the WR out front about 1/2 -1/4 mile west of hiway 9?

I can't believe I missed you!

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Old 10-16-2008, 03:07 PM   #817
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Are you serious! Do you have a big front yard, usually keep the WR out front about 1/2 -1/4 mile west of hiway 9?
I can't believe I missed you!
Rick
Nope, not me. I don't keep the WR out front and I'm about 1/4 East of Hwy 9 and off Maltby in a small neighborhood. Still pretty close though! When you next going there?
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:00 PM   #818
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Congrats on your cool bike. I see you are enjoying it big time, specially the areas near you are great, I am in Miami so imagine
Also, excuse the ignorance but, what type of hitch rack is that?? I am thinking in buying a bike but was put off by the idea of getting a trailer to pull the bike. I appreciate it in advance. Thanks
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Old 10-18-2008, 06:06 PM   #819
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ok its time...

Just got the Mrs a new luxury SUV today. Now it is my turn for a new toy. Can you say Rr?...

i love it when I have something she really wants when I need a new bike...
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Old 10-18-2008, 06:10 PM   #820
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RideSports?

Cyborg, Did you get your R2 at Ride Sports in Woodinville? They are close to me and i was wondering how well they took care of you. What was your OTD $$?
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:25 PM   #821
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Cyborg, Did you get your R2 at Ride Sports in Woodinville? They are close to me and i was wondering how well they took care of you. What was your OTD $$?
I got it at Adventure Motorsports in Monroe, trade-in deal on a KLX250S, great folks there.
RIDE are nice folks too but Adventure Moto was more willing to work with my trade-in.
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:59 PM   #822
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wrr cooling system

found on long trips keeping the wrr pinned results in the temp light coming on. thinking of riding some rallies with the wrr where high speeds are required for long peroids. any suggestions for 'upgrading' the cooling system?like 2 thermo fans/or simply a bigger radiator.
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:03 AM   #823
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found on long trips keeping the wrr pinned results in the temp light coming on. thinking of riding some rallies with the wrr where high speeds are required for long peroids. any suggestions for 'upgrading' the cooling system?like 2 thermo fans/or simply a bigger radiator.
If you're not one of the ADVriders allergic to low front fenders you could move the fender down where it belongs and see if the increased airflow solves the problem. Seems odd though -- after six months this is the first time I've heard of this. Any chance it could be a bad theromostat?
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:33 AM   #824
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Trick Black one in San Marcos...

Coming out of my neighborhood Gym the other day I saw one of these that had been tricked really nice as a Motard runabout.
All black with first class bars/clamps, 17's, a few accessories but lean and mean. Sure LOOKED cool.... I dunno if it can carry any stuff. That subframe is really really light!

Is there any space under that seat pad to allow a custom seat to be 'spooned' out, wide and level toward the rear?

On the COOLING question: XR650R riders know the ropes on this one. Getting a race-proven Thermostat, the proper Cap, and ICE/equivalent does the trick. No need for aftermarket radiators. Also, its probably accidental, but on that bike, moving to the big Sahara tank helps because the shape channels more airflow in toward the coolers.
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:41 AM   #825
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found on long trips keeping the wrr pinned results in the temp light coming on. thinking of riding some rallies with the wrr where high speeds are required for long peroids. any suggestions for 'upgrading' the cooling system?like 2 thermo fans/or simply a bigger radiator.
Have you removed the ductwork behind the radiator yet? Yamaha has a rider shield that deflects the hot air away from the rider, unfortunately it also causes the bike to run much hotter. I cut mine off (the plastic behind the radiator only) and the cooling fan that used to come on often hasn't yet come on, even in slow riding on hot, tight trails. The downside is that you will feel hot air coming through the radiator, but so what?
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