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Old 05-07-2008, 04:13 AM   #106
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the real question should be what is the top speed through big rocks on tough quad cleared dual track. christ its a 250 who's going to be going down the highway on it.
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:37 AM   #107
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the real question should be what is the top speed through big rocks on tough quad cleared dual track. christ its a 250 who's going to be going down the highway on it.
LOL, that only concerns folks that ACTUALLY ride dirt.
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:21 AM   #108
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the real question should be what is the top speed through big rocks on tough quad cleared dual track. christ its a 250 who's going to be going down the highway on it.
It's a bit of a ride for me to get to the dirt. While I could get there with out riding highway, the fact that it can do 80 or better means that I would feel okay in the slow lane on the highway.

Traffic moves pretty quickly down here and drivers suck, so you it's good to have a little beyond the speed limit on tap.

Personally it isn't so much that I care how fast it goes, more that I am impressed with how fast the little bike appears to be able to go.

I want one, maybe in september when the 09's come, I will be in a position to buy.
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:23 AM   #109
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LOL, that only concerns folks that ACTUALLY ride dirt.
... come on nachtflug, get those 606's dirty!
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:36 AM   #110
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Having a 80+ reserve is real nice, I'm guessin the real cruise speed is 65-70 at reasonable RPM/piston speed??? Time for more math,,,
Reasonable engine speed is no issue for the WR250R. It has a stroke of only 53.6 mm. Converting that to feet (and being lazy, I do that here http://www.worldwidemetric.com/metcal.htm ) gives us .17585 feet.

Multiply .17585 time two, for piston going down and piston going up, and you have the piston moving .3517 feet with each revolution. Multiply that times 10,000 rpm and you have a piston speed of 3,517 fpm, well below the theoretical limit of 4000 fpm.

The bottom line is, if the WR250R had the horsepower (or the tailwind) to do it, it could run at 99 mph all day long. It certainly wouldn't be revving the engine too high.
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:33 AM   #111
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the real question should be what is the top speed through big rocks on tough quad cleared dual track. christ its a 250 who's going to be going down the highway on it.
Understand what you're saying, but if I bought one I'd want to be able to hop on it and ride it from my driveway to the dirt. Some of the dirt I'd want to ride is a couple of hours away and the highway is the only reasonable way to get there. It isn't particularly high speed highway (50 from Sacto to Nevada) but it's highway nonetheless. The bike does sound like it has the legs to run at the speeds I'd deem necessary, so I'm getting all the more intrigued.
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:22 AM   #112
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:31 AM   #113
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Reasonable engine speed is no issue for the WR250R. It has a stroke of only 53.6 mm. Converting that to feet (and being lazy, I do that here http://www.worldwidemetric.com/metcal.htm ) gives us .17585 feet.

Multiply .17585 time two, for piston going down and piston going up, and you have the piston moving .3517 feet with each revolution. Multiply that times 10,000 rpm and you have a piston speed of 3,517 fpm, well below the theoretical limit of 4000 fpm.

The bottom line is, if the WR250R had the horsepower (or the tailwind) to do it, it could run at 99 mph all day long. It certainly wouldn't be revving the engine too high.
are you still snowbound up there?
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:17 AM   #114
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are you still snowbound up there?
Heck no! We've been snow free for over ten days now. The ice even melted off the lake last week. At the rate we're going, we might even see real leaves before the weekend.

There is a large and active group called Minnesotans for Global Warming.
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Old 05-07-2008, 01:13 PM   #115
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There is a large and active group called Minnesotans for Global Warming.
I've heard they are holding a chili cook-off this weekend, followed by a bean-feast, to assist in production of various gasses.....

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Old 05-07-2008, 02:09 PM   #116
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I farkled her...does that make her mine?

Ah, the joys of farkling.

I finally got around to adding the first of a few add-ons that I have in mind. This one was supposed to be "easy", but was a little more labor intensive than I expected, so I thought I'd share my findings with you.

So, the first farkle is hand guards. Specifically, these (Acerbis Rally Pro, in Yamaha blue, of course):



Here are a couple of things that made the install take a bit longer than expected. First, I had to either 1) move the lever perches, or 2) hack off the ends of the levers, because they hit the guards. I went with option #2 because I prefer short levers anyway (I come from a dirt-riding background, and have always used "shorty" levers on my bikes). Next, I had to hack the end of the throttle tube off to fit the bar-end mounting bolt inside the bar.

Here are a few pics to show what I mean. Bah! Closed end on the throttle tube. Time for hacking....





In the end, I think they look pretty sharp:



And here's how the levers ended up:

Clutch -



Brake -





The test ride showed no binding on the throttle tube, so I didn't screw that up too much, and the wind protection was better than I expected for such small deflectors. Also, these guards are extremely sturdy, and I would expect the bars to bend before these things do.

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Old 05-07-2008, 02:26 PM   #117
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the real question should be what is the top speed through big rocks on tough quad cleared dual track. christ its a 250 who's going to be going down the highway on it.
Under that rationale it is a dirtbike NOT an adventure bike and this thread should be move to a dirt bike forum. If I wanted a bike that wasn't capable on the highway then I'd buy a KTM exc, not frig about with a WRR
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:47 PM   #118
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Ah, the joys of farkling.

I finally got around to adding the first of a few add-ons that I have in mind. This one was supposed to be "easy", but was a little more labor intensive than I expected, so I thought I'd share my findings with you.

So, the first farkle is hand guards. Specifically, these (Acerbis Rally Pro, in Yamaha blue, of course):



Here are a couple of things that made the install take a bit longer than expected. First, I had to either 1) move the lever perches, or 2) hack off the ends of the levers, because they hit the guards. I went with option #2 because I prefer short levers anyway (I come from a dirt-riding background, and have always used "shorty" levers on my bikes). Next, I had to hack the end of the throttle tube off to fit the bar-end mounting bolt inside the bar.
I was able to get mine on without hacking the levers but there's only about 1/4 of clearance.
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:52 PM   #119
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the real question should be what is the top speed through big rocks on tough quad cleared dual track. christ its a 250 who's going to be going down the highway on it.
When riding my WRR through technical track with rocks, big to me at least, I'm not so concerned as the top speed but caught glimpse of 35 - 40mph. I'm sure it could do more but the pilot was holding it back...

I have also ran this thing on the highway and it felt that it could do 75 - 80mph all day...caught myself reaching 85+ a couple of times but backed off....it does get a little squirrely on the highways with rain grooves so the bike moves a little side to side but that just adds for excitement.
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:58 PM   #120
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I just got a Rapid Transit Stack LT strap mount tank bag. It was a pain in the butt to get it strapped on right. BTW there is nothing to let magnets cling to for a magnetic bag. The Wolfman strap mount bag is probably a better choice. I am going to fill mine up with water bottles to get the arch in the bag to go the other way and conform to the seat curvature.
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