ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-06-2013, 05:04 PM   #46
jcalis
Studly Adventurer
 
jcalis's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: S.E. Massachusetts
Oddometer: 571
Lexx Pipe

Finally got to try out the new Lexx pipe on my 2007 WR250f. It sounds very good, just a bit louder than the modified stock unit (with larger tip). I had re-jetted when I did the free mods and larger exhaust tip, and did not need to change anything with the Lexx pipe. Slight increase in low - midrange torque is very nice.

Video clip from our first club ride of the year, NETRA "turkey run" (fun ride) covering 90 miles of trails + dirt roads.
Part 1 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0evNrlwjNU
__________________
2007 WR250F (plated)
jcalis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 07:49 PM   #47
Adv Grifter
on the road o'dreams
 
Adv Grifter's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Passing ADV Stalkers in California
Oddometer: 6,128
Quote:
Originally Posted by browneye View Post
Wow...mad skillz.

I thought they all came with a coolant bottle under the left rear number plate?
Maybe that's a older one.
Yea, my '07 has it's coolant tank under the left rear number plate. No problems with it ever.
You can see it mounted on several bikes here, including my pic on Post 30.
Adv Grifter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 05:32 AM   #48
3pin
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: Albuquerque, NM/ Durango, Colorado
Oddometer: 32
I bought my 03 WR in January with 825 miles on it. It has a JD jet kit, an aftermarket exhaust insert, Acerbis handguards and all of the free mods have been done. It still has the original tires which are ready to be replaced. I also got a really nice folding ramp and a new Maxxis rear tire. I paid $2250.00

The bike was plated when I got it. I have since added a Tusk lighting kit and just yesterday added Devol radiator guards.



Stock plastic

Much better

I love the way the bike rides and it has enough power for me right now. I need to get a skid plate since it's pretty rocky here.
__________________
NMOHVA member

Plated 03 WR250F
3pin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 05:49 AM   #49
3pin
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: Albuquerque, NM/ Durango, Colorado
Oddometer: 32
Here is the bike the day I got it. The tank graphic were very brittle and only survived a couple of rides.

The tire that came with the bike is a 120 and the stock size is 100. I am considering a trials tire like an MT43 but I will probably install this one and wear it out first.

The bike is way undergeared for dualsport riding so I think I will get a 14 tooth countershaft sprocket.
__________________
NMOHVA member

Plated 03 WR250F
3pin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 08:07 AM   #50
browneye
PIN IT & BANG GEARS
 
browneye's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Orange County, CA
Oddometer: 4,575
Nice looking bike.

Tire size varies more on brand and tire model than size. Some 120's look smaller than other 100/100's. Just don't try to run a really big tire on the little bike - the extra weight and mass will bog it down and affect handling. The 100/100 size works really well on them, as does the MT43. The trials is quite tall though, something to consider if you're already having trouble with seat height.

Old tires get hard and brittle and will just shred when you try to use them. Definitely best to put on new ones.

As mentioned previously, I put a 48 or 49 on the rear and swap out the front for 13 or 14. The 14 makes it pretty tall though, I swear you could get the thing over 75 which gets pretty sketchy but it will do it. It's just not a very good bike on the freeway. The 13/49 combo does work well every where though, which would be the same as 14/52. I think you'll like it for dualsporting. First is stupid low on them in stock form...after all it is a trailbike.
__________________
Chris Brown - "The Browneye"
"Without Motorcycles, People Live Very Boring Lives." - Malcolm Smith
Camp Nelson 2014 RR Laguna Seca 2012 RR Sequoia 3-Day Campout Thanksgiving 2012
browneye is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 10:15 AM   #51
3pin
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: Albuquerque, NM/ Durango, Colorado
Oddometer: 32
Hi Chris,

The MT43 sounds like the way to go. No danger of the seat being too tall, I am 6'4".

I think I will probably do the 49 in the rear with a new chain. I don't need it to do freeway speed but I would like to be able to do 60 or so to get to and from the trails. And your right, it is a trailbike and that's what I wanted.

I may have found a skid plate on Craigslist today. It does need one

What are most of you using for a front tire? I was thinking about the Bridgestone 403.

Thanks
Robb
__________________
NMOHVA member

Plated 03 WR250F
3pin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 12:03 PM   #52
browneye
PIN IT & BANG GEARS
 
browneye's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Orange County, CA
Oddometer: 4,575
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3pin View Post
Hi Chris,

The MT43 sounds like the way to go. No danger of the seat being too tall, I am 6'4".

I think I will probably do the 49 in the rear with a new chain. I don't need it to do freeway speed but I would like to be able to do 60 or so to get to and from the trails. And your right, it is a trailbike and that's what I wanted.

I may have found a skid plate on Craigslist today. It does need one

What are most of you using for a front tire? I was thinking about the Bridgestone 403.

Thanks
Robb
The 403 is an excellent tire. Evidently you don't need a dot rating. My old standby was the D756 but they are no more. Never tried the replacement.

If you find you do need dot, consider the scorpion XCMH or whatever it is from Pirelli, or their scorpion rally - great front tires. The MT43 is also dot legal.

The trials tire is really good for trails, both in traction as well as treading lightly. Plus they last and last on a lite bike.
__________________
Chris Brown - "The Browneye"
"Without Motorcycles, People Live Very Boring Lives." - Malcolm Smith
Camp Nelson 2014 RR Laguna Seca 2012 RR Sequoia 3-Day Campout Thanksgiving 2012
browneye is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 12:08 PM   #53
Adv Grifter
on the road o'dreams
 
Adv Grifter's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Passing ADV Stalkers in California
Oddometer: 6,128
Quote:
Originally Posted by browneye View Post
The trials tire is really good for trails, both in traction as well as treading lightly. Plus they last and last on a lite bike.
I love the Trials tire on my WR ... only draw back is how TALL the tire is ... raising up my seat height by an inch or so. (an inch I can't spare!) Causes me problems touching down sometimes, but the trade off is worth it for the better traction and long tire life.
Adv Grifter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 04:05 PM   #54
Olas
the darkness
 
Olas's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Englewood, CO
Oddometer: 3,945
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3pin View Post
I need to get a skid plate since it's pretty rocky here.
Nice bike, and you got a good deal too!

I bought the Hyde Racing skid plate for mine. It works very well, highly recommend it.

I also installed Flatland racing radiator guards but it looks like you have that covered with Devol's version.

BTW, my bike came with out any sort of baffle for the exhaust installed so I purchased the GYTR tip and I think it's great. Not offensively loud, and doesn't restrict too much either.














__________________
Rebuild threads:
'92 XT600, '87 XR250R
Lighten up, Francis.
Olas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 05:01 PM   #55
3pin
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: Albuquerque, NM/ Durango, Colorado
Oddometer: 32
Thanks for the recommendations guys. Olas, that is the kind of skid plate I am looking for.

I just got back from a great ride at a place called Cedro peak., it's pretty rocky.






This is the first bike I have had since my YZ 250 in 1982. I am having a great time riding it.

Adv Grifter, I should probably do DOT tires front and rear since you never know where you may end up. It's not like I am pushing my tires to their limits...
__________________
NMOHVA member

Plated 03 WR250F
3pin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 06:52 AM   #56
Olas
the darkness
 
Olas's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Englewood, CO
Oddometer: 3,945
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3pin View Post



Nice 'yota. We've got an '87 (22RE) with 206K miles. I rebuilt the motor 3 years ago due to one of the timing chain guides breaking, common problem with those. Otherwise it has been bulletproof. It definitely doesn't look as nice as yours, though!
__________________
Rebuild threads:
'92 XT600, '87 XR250R
Lighten up, Francis.
Olas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 08:30 PM   #57
qwiky
Adventurer
 
qwiky's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: Thunderbay Ontario
Oddometer: 59
hey guys, i need your opinions!
i've got a 01 wr250f
-stock cams
-needs chain
-needs brakes

theres a parts bike 2003 yz250f for $400
-has the auto decomp cams (but he siad it dropped a valve so who knows the condition of the top end)
-has stock yz gearing so its got a 48t rear and chain to fit
-has operational brakes
-extra wheel set for ice hooligan action
-swingarm is in better cond than mine
-could sell it for extra parts

who thinks YAY or NAY?
__________________
-2001 YAMAHA Wr250F(SM)
-2008 SUZUKI Gs500F
-1974 SUZUKI Ts125 Dusty (SOLD)
qwiky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 08:34 PM   #58
browneye
PIN IT & BANG GEARS
 
browneye's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Orange County, CA
Oddometer: 4,575
Only if it has parts on it you really need. Reselling or parting it out is a PITA. Part time job.
__________________
Chris Brown - "The Browneye"
"Without Motorcycles, People Live Very Boring Lives." - Malcolm Smith
Camp Nelson 2014 RR Laguna Seca 2012 RR Sequoia 3-Day Campout Thanksgiving 2012
browneye is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 09:23 PM   #59
Olas
the darkness
 
Olas's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Englewood, CO
Oddometer: 3,945
For $400 (maybe less, is he negotiable?) I don't think you can go wrong especially if you can use some of the parts. Pop the valve cover off and check out the cams.. It would only take a minute to do it.
__________________
Rebuild threads:
'92 XT600, '87 XR250R
Lighten up, Francis.
Olas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 04:58 PM   #60
3pin
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: Albuquerque, NM/ Durango, Colorado
Oddometer: 32
I would also offer less, you never know. If it has parts you can use it would be worth it.
__________________
NMOHVA member

Plated 03 WR250F
3pin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 08:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014