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Old 10-21-2008, 10:52 AM   #841
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I put the FMF Power Programmer on mine at it's been
a real improvement over stock. Much smoother when
you're just blipping the throttle in tight stuff and
low end power has improved.

I'm running it with the FMF Powerbomb Header and FMF
Q4SA muffler. There are six buttons on the Programmer
which you can increase/decrease in .5 increments from
.5 to 8. .5=leanest, 8=richest.

The programmer comes pre-set to FMF's specs for use
with their products. I saw a Dyno map of somebody's
WRR over on Thumper Talk who was getting an increase
to approz 34-35 HP over the stock 27HP. The Programmer
settings that they posted were almost identical to the
ones FMF provides out of the box.

A lot of people are using the PCIII programmer as well.
You need to hook it up to a computer/laptop with a
USB cable and download maps into it. The only drawback
I've seen with this one is the lack of maps available to
choose from to date.

Installation of the FMF programmer is easy. You need
to pull off the gas tank and plug the programmer
connectior in between the the fuel pump and injector.

Also a wire from the programmer to the battery.

Hardest part for most folks is deciding where you're
going to mount the actual Programmer. It's a little
bigger than a credit card, maybe a 1/4 thick. Some
folks mount it upon the triple clamps where they can
access it on the go. I just put mine on the outside of
the battery between the battery and rubber strap.
The left side plate protects it and you only need to
take off one hex bolt to get at it.
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:08 AM   #842
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Originally Posted by HighFive

I think its all I will do except maybe a K&N Air Filter (if I can ever find a Part # for it) and maybe pull the spark arrestor, upon occasion.

HF
Here's the link to the K&N air filter for the WRR/X

http://www.knfilters.com/search/prod...x?Prod=YA-3586
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Old 10-21-2008, 12:49 PM   #843
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Group I know has one of these programmers and passes it around...could really cheapen it if we 'rent' from the owner and mail it around OR meet up OR buy one and mail it around....tech day? Just sayin'
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:04 PM   #844
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I see your question about inseam...not qualified to answer that...being here.

I have too much time to think about this. I have to remind myself that I'm going to have to go sit on one and see...and repeat to myself "this bike has all the power you need at RPM" so I stop thinking about a DRZ400--another bike that I haven't ridden.

This is Bill, live, obsessing in Baghdad.
I need to go sit on one, I can tip toe on one foot on my CRF230l with a 32'' seat height. I managed to get on the tippy tips of my toe on a Drz400sm so with a scooped seat, I'm sure I can handle. The only problem, I want a dirt bike, not a supermoto!


Has anyone lowered their bikes with the 2'' yamalink? Is it too much of a drop for a "well rounded 215lb man."
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:10 PM   #845
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Yes, their treatments to date have been pathetic, as has Dirt Bike's. I stopped subscribing to Motorcyclist more than a decade ago when they went all street. They should have renamed the magazine to 600cc crotch rocket monthly. The have done some good stuff on helmets, but otherwise I can't find anything interesting in their magazine any more.
You should subscribe to TBM magazine if it is available http://www.trailbikemag.com
They gave it a good review...
Im just hoping they bring out a 400cc + version of the WRR

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Old 10-21-2008, 06:00 PM   #846
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That helps!

Quote:
Originally Posted by HighFive
From OEMCycle.com at this link:

http://www.oemcycle.com/Item/product...AHA_WR250RX_08

Ok...it was actually less than $205. And, it delivered in about 3 days! Exactly when the guy said it would.

I think I've done exactly what you want to do. Kept the stock pipe as is (nice & quiet). I removed the flapper assembly on the airbox intake under the seat (see my earlier posts & photos). Plugged the little intake port on the fuel injection associated with that flapper system. Removed the AIS (smog recirculation system) and installed a homemade blocking plate to cover the hole in cylinder (near exhaust manifold). Then, installed the FMF PP under the seat on top of the airbox intake where the flapper solenoid was. I'll post photo tonight. Its a plug & play module....piece of cake! Worth every pretty penny!!

This was all very easy to do. And, the power improvement was surprisingly nice. I think its all I will do except maybe a K&N Air Filter (if I can ever find a Part # for it) and maybe pull the spark arrestor, upon occasion.

HF


Thanks HighFive!!!!
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:33 PM   #847
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Quick WR250R question. If the bike's battery goes dead can you still bump start it with a dead battery? Just wondering how the fuel injection setup worked if that was to happen. Is there a kick start add on for this bike?

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Old 10-21-2008, 06:44 PM   #848
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Thumb Highfive - FMF PP Install

Here's where I installed my Power Programmer:



Since I had glued a piece of flat plastic over the flapper solenoid hole, I had the perfect mounting surface. Just stuck the velcro to the top of my (own) whizbang airbox cover and voila! Safe, secure, protected & DRY! Only takes two 8mm bolts to access by removing the seat. I can change settings on the fly in a jiffy. And, I'm not worried about EVER damaging the unit in a fall, or having it swiped off the bars in a parking lot.

Just a refresher....here's what it looks like under my seat without the FMF unit:



It fits nicely under the battery rubber band as Scottmac has suggested, but I didn't like the prospect of exposure to impact in a fall or crash on the left side. Seemed very exposed....just underneath the left side cover. I don't think that piece of white plastic would protect the FMF unit very well in a hard fall in the rocks, etc. I also like knowing that if it became "unsecured" (like velcro disbonds, etc) it has no where to go under the seat. That's a nice, safe, secured compartment. Its not going to flop around, get beat up, or drop off the bike. I like to ride it hard in the rough!

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Old 10-21-2008, 06:54 PM   #849
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I like to ride it hard in the rough!
TMI...

Oh hey, btw, when are you guys going out on your reunion tour?

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Old 10-21-2008, 06:58 PM   #850
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Quick WR250R question. If the bike's battery goes dead can you still bump start it with a dead battery? Just wondering how the fuel injection setup worked if that was to happen. Is there a kick start add on for this bike?

Thanks,

Hodakaguy
Haven't tried, but don't see why it wouldn't. Should bump start like any motorcycle. Electric power is generated by the turning crankshaft via the stator/rotor combo. So, when you bump you'd still get a thump!

No, I don't believe there is a kickstart lever option. And, I'm actually thankful for that. Means they had to make the electric system most reliable. My KLR 650 is same way....all electric only. And, you can bet your you-know-whats that I wouldn't want to try to kickstart that Pig! Never been stranded in 10,000 miles of hard riding. But, I have replaced the Pig's battery just recently. She bump starts ok....I've tried it, just to be sure.

I can tell you R² is a heck of a lot easier to push than my KLR. So, I don't think I'll ever worry about it myself.

HF
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:06 PM   #851
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Haven't tried, but don't see why it wouldn't. Should bump start like any motorcycle. Electric power is generated by the turning crankshaft via the stator/rotor combo. So, when you bump you'd still get a thump!

No, I don't believe there is a kickstart lever option. And, I'm actually thankful for that. Means they had to make the electric system most reliable. My KLR 650 is same way....all electric only. And, you can bet your you-know-whats that I wouldn't want to try to kickstart that Pig! Never been stranded in 10,000 miles of hard riding. But, I have replaced the Pig's battery just recently. She bump starts ok....I've tried it, just to be sure.

I can tell you Rē is a heck of a lot easier to push than my KLR. So, I don't think I'll ever worry about it myself.

HF

Just found quite a bit of talk about this subject on thumpertalk, looks like you can bump start it with a dead battery but the bike will start up in a limp home mode, won't run that great untill the battery gets charged up. Plus i guess it doesn't bump start as easy as a carbed bike. At least thats what I've read. I've personally seen one battery just fail while riding, one minute it was great and the next it was shot. A kickstart would be nice in that situation although without the battery you might be stuck anyways with the FI. (Needs enough juice to run the FI pump). A bike that size would be SOOOOO easy to kick, my XR650R is super easy to kick start. It would just be nice to have the backup of the kickstart I would think.

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Old 10-21-2008, 10:23 PM   #852
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I just got the 'message' on the programmer...it's a permanent install? Derrr. Duh. I get it. I'll retract stupid suggestions to pass it around...


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Old 10-21-2008, 10:31 PM   #853
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I just got the 'message' on the programmer...it's a permanent install? Derrr. Duh. I get it. I'll retract stupid suggestions to pass it around...
Damn.. was hoping you'd volunteer to take it first and then pass it to me!
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:42 PM   #854
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it's no WRR, but i've got 1200 miles on my X and love it


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Old 10-21-2008, 11:52 PM   #855
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Not sure if I'm right or wrong here...is it a permanent install?
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