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Old 04-28-2011, 08:28 PM   #31
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Thanks for that Joe - I am usually with pure enduro bike hence my comment

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Old 04-29-2011, 02:10 AM   #32
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So today's job was a tool tube. I wanted somewhere permanent to carry my tools until I made my rallye bash plate. So a quick and simple tool tube was on the cards.

I had some PVC pipe and got a few fittings (finally one of my projects actually costs me money!!)




Fabricated a mounting bracket for the pipe:







I then made some "Straps" by bending some metal in the shape of the pipe on my anvil and welded them in place. Trying to get it to match as close to the exhaust on the other side as possible.






All this needs to fit in this little pipe:




Somehow I JUST made it all fit and all was good:









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Old 05-04-2011, 03:59 AM   #33
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Good to see the project progresses My GTYR exhaust has aarrived - will be intersted to see the difference. I am also on the Coast - would be good to catch up on a ride sometime. I have yet to see another WRR offroad locally.

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Old 05-09-2011, 04:30 PM   #34
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Well worth the expense for GTYR exhaust and pivot pegs - also adjusted front forks - the improvement in performance and ride is is significant. Something to think about when your budget allows.
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:43 PM   #35
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Pivot pegs are definitely on the list after just now going to MX boots. I am getting used to the shifting and braking but pivot pegs would help out a lot I am sure.

When you say adjust the forks, what do you mean by that?
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:18 PM   #36
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"When you say adjust the forks, what do you mean by that?"


There are adjustments on the top and bottom of the front forks for rebound and compression. Also a valve to release any air that gets trapped in the system. If you have the handbook for the bike check out section 4 page 14. I havent changed the back shock absorber.

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Old 06-17-2011, 04:10 AM   #37
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Big box arrived ALLLL the way from the US of A.




All looks good




Starting to pull the bike down




All apart and ready for the fuel pump swap etc. (Bike is taken apart more than needed because I was fitting other stuff at the same time, more on that stuff later.)




Mucking around with mine and my mates new tank




Swapping stuff over:




Fitting the splash line and re-mounting the fuel light sensor:




The line I "T"ed into, I hope it was the right one!




All fitted up:







I had to drill out the rear tank mounting holes a bit and also elongate the seat bolt holes. No problems though and now will be easy to take everything on and off. So I would say that I am the first WR250R to have the IMS big tank!

Also added some stickers as you can see to try to offset the white tank a bit.







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Old 06-17-2011, 04:21 AM   #38
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I also did a lot of new things in the "Cockpit". New handlebars - Tag Metal X5 in a YZ double high bend.




Tag Metal grips with grip donuts:




Under the grips are the heated grip elements:




The wiring goes from the battery through a fuse, then one 12V outlet under the seat, then wires run to the front of the bike:






Up the front I have a 12v outlet for the GPS and also the wiring etc for the heated grips with the Hi Lo switch which is all run off a relay.








The resistor for the grips gets super hot and started melting the electrical tape so I moved it down to the bottom triple clamp to act as a heat sink:




This is where the switch for the heated grips is sitting for the time being.




I ran a wire for my hour meter / Tacho only to find out I only got the hour meter one..... : I have the tacho one coming so its all good cause the wire is already there ready to go now.






I also added these adjustable bar risers. Not the best idea, but I tested them and they are super solid. I have them up 30mm.










So here is the completed cockpit with under bar mirrors and GPS all mounted up.



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Old 06-17-2011, 04:27 AM   #39
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Fitted a 12 tooth front sprockets to help liven things up just a tad:






I also fitted some Michy AC10s front and rear with Michy 4mm ultra heavy duty tubes:










It is bloody hard getting the nipple out of the rim with 4mm tubes! I need one of those wire jigger things




The weapons of the trade:




I also balanced them up. Some stick on weights and a spoke weight for the rear:








and the front too:



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Old 06-17-2011, 04:28 AM   #40
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I will take it for a spin tomorrow or Sunday and check and adjust everything then give it a good wash and take some good overall piccies for you all.
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:32 AM   #41
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Question

Joe,

You commented that the bar risers were "not the best idea".

What don't you like about them?

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Old 06-17-2011, 04:23 PM   #42
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Hi Dennis,

I do like bar risers, just not these particular ones because they are in sections to make them adjustable. I was just worried that they wouldn't be as solid. But only time will tell.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:02 PM   #43
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They work fine except when you drop the bike the bars will need realignment due to movement in between all the pieces. Isn't hard to realign and doesn't take long. Used them on a lot heavier bike than the WR250R for a year with no problems. Can be fiddly when setting up etc due to the pieces involved.

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Old 06-20-2011, 01:23 AM   #44
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Now you have a IMS tank Joe will you be doing the suspension
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:29 AM   #45
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Suspension is definitely on the list, but it is a very long list and I don't really know how to prioritise it! I haven't even set up the standard suspension and it has been fine so far. So first on the list is setting up the stock stuff, preloads, rebound and sag etc.
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