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Old 01-08-2009, 03:40 PM   #16
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Thanks for the heads-up!

I just spoke with Forrest- great guy! I like how he does these- good work.
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:53 PM   #17
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Don't the WRR wheels bolt onto the X? Or is that the DRZ
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:25 PM   #18
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WR250X 17" knobbies

Just in case anyone was wondering, 17" Pirelli MT21's fit nicely on the X. I put a 130-90-17 on the rear and a "rear" 120-90-17 on the front. It has been a hoot. I will eventually go with the dirt setup from Wheeling, but these do for now. Man have I had some fun on this bike with these tires.



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Old 01-09-2009, 05:15 AM   #19
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Nice! that's the kind of heads-up I was looking for.
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:18 AM   #20
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Forrest is a great guy, I highly recommend him. He shows up to all our supermoto races and has top notch customer service.

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Thanks for the heads-up!

I just spoke with Forrest- great guy! I like how he does these- good work.
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:50 AM   #21
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I enjoyed my conversation with him. His knowledge and the level of detail he provided was right-on.

Thanks for the link- I think a WR250X is in my future, unless someone swoops in with an F650GS I gotta buy.
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:24 AM   #22
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X brake vs R brake on X dual-sport conversion?

Anyone tried the 21" & 18" wheels with the larger X brake? Like it/hate it?

Forrest says he can build X dirt wheels with the R hub as well for people who also want to switch the wheels & front brake when converting from supermoto to dual-sport. I don't think he'd actually built any such wheels yet when I last talked to him a couple months ago.

Apart from the risk of possibly whacking the larger X rotor against rocks and such, I'm wondering whether folks are finding the X brake setup to be grabby offroad.

Anyone have any feedback on this?
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:47 PM   #23
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I don't think the larger rotor will be a problem unless your doing some gnarly single track with big rocks. Here in the south east it is not a problem since it is pretty flat.
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Old 03-06-2009, 01:41 PM   #24
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I put the closest to 50/50 tires I could come up with on my Wrecks - rain race tire front, Gripster rear. I'm going dualsporting with my hubby next weekend (work has been killin' me), so I'll see how they work.



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Old 03-06-2009, 06:08 PM   #25
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What tire manufacture makes your rain front? size?
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:28 PM   #26
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I put the closest to 50/50 tires I could come up with on my Wrecks - rain race tire front, Gripster rear. I'm going dualsporting with my hubby next weekend (work has been killin' me), so I'll see how they work.



I'm also curious on what brand of tire this is. This set up looks to be just what I've been looking for.
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:57 PM   #27
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BTTT. Don't want this one to be forgotten.
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Old 03-09-2009, 06:10 AM   #28
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I'm also curious on what brand of tire this is. This set up looks to be just what I've been looking for.
Both are made by Avon.

I like the gripster, but the rain is a supersoft supermoto compound... wonder how it would last under normal street use..
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:04 AM   #29
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[quote=evilted]Anyone tried the 21" & 18" wheels with the larger X brake? Like it/hate it? Apart from the risk of possibly whacking the larger X rotor against rocks and such, I'm wondering whether folks are finding the X brake setup to be grabby offroad.quote]

Depends on your experience, compared to any modern MX/off road race bike, the WRr is a marshmallow front brake. I've ridden with 21/18s and a 320mm, and quite a bit of 17" sumotos off road in big rocks. I have yet to bend a rotor but I pick lines more carefully on a 17" wheeled bike.

I'd go bigger without hesitation, with a braided brake line too!!! You learn to modulate off road & the power on tar is better/safer to have at your fingertips. You can never have enuf brake power!!!
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Old 09-26-2009, 12:31 AM   #30
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Here is a WR 250X with some offroad practice :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub6f3yXSx4I I think it is quite capable
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