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Old 12-28-2008, 09:37 AM   #91
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Check this out!!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=373328

I will also take 2 and 3 day trips of over 80 miles per day. Not totally a dualsport ride as I ride mainly singletrack in the mountains, but no issues at all for me.

The last ride we took was 75+ miles in the day and then rode 5 Miles of Hell at night (from 10pm - 2AM) then got up the next day around 7:00 AM and rode another 80+ miles. The bike didn't have any issues and faired well. The day rides have the bike going for 8 hours or so.

I wouldn't worrry about a 200 mile dualsport ride, just don't waste your time running tons of slab...get her in the dirt, where she was made to ride!!
I love that trip report.. read it just the other day.

I often do 200mile days just for fun with no trouble whatsover.Bike lives for it.

Today while washing her... i felt the rear wheel .. and it had play on it. I nearly died ... Turns out the the spokes came loose, but the worse part was yesterday i was hauling as down the railway line doing around 80mph most the way.. No wonder the bike felt "funny"

Eek.. I tightened it up to best of my ability.. not 100percent but atleast its secure now
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:03 AM   #92
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Okay...I thought he said 200 miles...2,000 is a different story.

I would worry about the oil getting hot on any of the WR's and especially the '07 and newer ones. They only hold a quart.

I would plan on changing the filter at least every 500 miles and the oil at least once (2-3 times would be better) during that far of a ride.

Other than that stuff, I think the bike would easily make it

I change my oil and filter every 200-300 miles.

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Check this out!!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=373328

I will also take 2 and 3 day trips of over 80 miles per day. Not totally a dualsport ride as I ride mainly singletrack in the mountains, but no issues at all for me.

The last ride we took was 75+ miles in the day and then rode 5 Miles of Hell at night (from 10pm - 2AM) then got up the next day around 7:00 AM and rode another 80+ miles. The bike didn't have any issues and faired well. The day rides have the bike going for 8 hours or so.

I wouldn't worrry about a 200 mile dualsport ride, just don't waste your time running tons of slab...get her in the dirt, where she was made to ride!!
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:18 PM   #93
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Glad to see a WR tread. Mine's a '99 YZ400F, but it's close enough. This is Flag Mtn somewhere south of Aspen.
Anychance of getting a high quality version of that photo.

Would be great on wet days to look at that and take me away from all the hasel in work
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:00 PM   #94
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rain in ireland?

I lived in Ireland for a couple of years...I think you'll need more than one picture to look at on rainy days!!

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Anychance of getting a high quality version of that photo.

Would be great on wet days to look at that and take me away from all the hasel in work
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Old 12-28-2008, 05:47 PM   #95
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Anychance of getting a high quality version of that photo.

Would be great on wet days to look at that and take me away from all the hasel in work
Flickr won't let me post a larger pic. PM me with an email address and I'll send a copy.
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:34 PM   #96
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It's time to Freshen up the old WR!!

My WR was starting to look a little tired. Most of the plastic had been bent backwards at least 90 degrees and most was deeply scarred, so.... I though along with the normal winter maintenance like fork, brake, engine and coolant fluid replacement I would add some new plastic and a few other goodies.

Once the initial cleanup and tear down was finished she looked something like this.




Most of the parts ordered have started showing up, but I'm still waiting on some graphics from Factory FX and a new headlight from Polisport.

The list of parts arrived is
Renthal twin ring 50T rear sprocket
Renthal 14T front sprocket
Renthal O- ring 520x120 chain
Acerbis plastic kit (fenders, rad shrounds, and side plates)
FMF Q4 Ti exhaust (personal favorite)
Cycra Probend racing kit with side mount guards and black shields

Work should begin this weekend... more to come!! Adam.

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Old 01-15-2009, 04:57 PM   #97
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Those radiators are so clean and dent-free. I'm jeolous. And you're exhaust pipe guard isn't all smashed-to-hell. Obviously you need to try tackling harder obsticles. Good job on the rebuild.

PS, I would like to steal your steering stabiliser if I get a chance
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:00 AM   #98
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not many rocks to crash on around here, mostly trees to run into and the Ohlins damper does a great job of keeping the bars in your hands so you can ride it into the ground protecting the bike!!
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:07 AM   #99
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not many rocks to crash on around here, mostly trees to run into and the Ohlins damper does a great job of keeping the bars in your hands so you can ride it into the ground protecting the bike!!
I was thinking the same!
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Old 01-19-2009, 06:28 PM   #100
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Here is an update for WR

MSR bark busters with Am Pro mounts (to triples)
Tag Mini Bars (29.5" wide, 30.5" with bark busters)
Scott Mount and Damper :-)
MSR Skid Plate
MSR Rad Guards
MSR Fuel/ Mixture Screw
MSR Pro Clutch lever and hot start
Uncorked and jetted (AIS Removal kit)
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Factory Effex Graphics

Moose Hour Meter - not installed
Over sized tank - not installed
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Old 02-07-2009, 05:22 PM   #101
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Nice work Jolly. Bike looks great
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Old 02-07-2009, 09:05 PM   #102
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Just got an "01" 426 two days ago. Any hints on good places to get parts and such.

Have not had a chance to ride it yet. Still trying to fix the little things before they grow into big ones.
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Old 02-14-2009, 03:27 PM   #103
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Here are some updated pics of my 2007 wr250f. It has full fmf, ims tank, scotts, tag mini bars, msr bark busters with am pro triple mounts, msr tool kit with plastic inserts and bolted to fender, msr pro clutch perch, and msr rad guards. I may have missed a few things but that just about sums it up, now I need to get rid of the stock tires, they are junk! I have S12's on order
I still need to work on the jetting, currently it has the jetting from the AIS removal kit and needs some tweaking.





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Old 02-14-2009, 07:57 PM   #104
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Trying to put a new spring in the rear, and decided to learn how to remove/clean/lube the swingarm and linkages as well. It boggles my mind how much of the bike needs to be taken off to get the shock out!

Here I'm just starting to take it apart... hopefully have everything done tomorrow:


I'm still not sure how I'm supposed to change the rear preload once everything is buttoned up. Are you really supposed to slide a punch in the tiny gaps on either side of the nitrogen canister on the right side? There's not a lot of room to be playing around...
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:12 AM   #105
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If I can ask, what are those four screw for on the rear fender?

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