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Old 04-29-2013, 02:48 PM   #1
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WRR: One Moto. One Dude. One Love

So I just bought another WRR to replace my first one which goes to show you how much I like this bike. The first had about 22K on it before it was stolen and halfway into ownership, I alway wanted to do a thread to document my experiences with it as well as the rides I've taken it on—it's my main ADV bike and one I plan to keep indefinitely.

I know theres the mega thread, but well… it's mega. And I hate creating new thread for questions or opinions that I can't find through ADV or the interweb.



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Modifications
YZ Fender + WR Headlight
GYTR Radiator Brace
Trailtech Endurance 2 Computer
Righteous Stunt Metal Cluch
Promoto Billet Tail Rack + White Rear Fender
Renthal 809 Handlebars + MSR Shifter
GPR V4 Steering Damper + Protaper KX High Handlebars
G2 Ergonomics: Quick-Turn Throttle Tube + Competition Handguards + Tapped Bar End Inserts
Motion Pro Micro Bleeders
Motion Pro Lite Locks
Motion Universal Seat Cover
IMS 3.1 Gallon Tank
WR450F Front Fork Conversion

Ride Reports
2013
Berkshires Big Adventure, Sandisfield, MA 5.18–5.19 -- Film p.1
Durty Dabbers, Lock Haven, PA 6.1–6.2 -- Film p.1 / p.2
Roaming Rally, Ontario, Canada 6.14–6.16
Quarry Run, Hancock, NY 8.3-8.4 -- Film p.1 / p.2 / p.3

2014
Roaming Rally, Ontario, Canada 5.21–5.26 -- Film p.1 / p.2 / p.3 / p.4 / Raw Footage
Durty Dabbers, Lock Haven, PA 6.7–6.8 -- Film p.1 / p.2 / p.3
Warm Springs, VA 7.9–7.15 -- Film p.1 / p.2

Wrenching

Radiator Repair and Flush -- 1 / 2 / 3

Non Sequitur
TCX Pro 1.1 Boots
Clutch Comparisons: Works Connection Elite vs. Righteous Stunt Metal
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:58 PM   #2
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250 - 450??

And why is it the one?
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:11 PM   #3
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Sorry forgot to elaborate, its a Yamaha WR250R Dual Sport model.

Its the one because it's style and substance. It's got a work smart play hard philosophy that makes sense to me.

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250 - 450??

And why is it the one?
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:19 PM   #4
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To start the new chapter of WRR (the 2nd), I must pay respects to
WRR (the 1st).

aaand… roll the highlight reel:

Back in day (aka '10) before plastic surgery. Riding with my lady.

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Dirty Dabbers

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Then I did some plastic surgery and took it to the Berkshires 2-day ('10). This was a tough ride.

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Getting jiggy on the trails

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Dirty Dabbers ('11) again… must do ride for east coast. Notice Phase 2 plastic surgery.

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Running errands in jungle. Notice some rhinoplasty on the beak. WRR loves face lifts.

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Giant friend dwarfing the bike

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Setting off for TAT 2011: Going for Broke Edition

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Tumbles out west

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Getting dirty

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Getting high

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Getting clothelined

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Getting jumped

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Going to Canada

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Bro'ing down

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And then it ended…
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:32 PM   #5
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So I just bought another WRR to replace my first one which goes to show you how much I like this bike. The first had about 22K on it before it was stolen and halfway into ownership, I alway wanted to do a thread to document my experiences with it as well as the rides I've taken it on—it's my main ADV bike and one I plan to keep indefinitely.

I know theres the mega thread, but well… it's mega. And I hate creating new thread for questions or opinions that I can't find through ADV or the interweb.
Congrats! I really like this bike :)
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:25 PM   #6
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Thanks Roland, I really like this bike too.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:51 PM   #7
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This past winter, I went through all the possibilities for a new bike. I thought about a GasGas 300 2t, or maybe KTM 150 2t. Or how about new KTM 350 exc. No KTM 250 xcf-w.

I was maybe looking for a bike that would do everything I aspired but decided to limit my scope to ADV, and wider single track. I really was angling for a street titled 250XC-F. For singletrack, and motocross.

You see, I was coming off the high of riding MX as during 4th of July weekend '12, I took the WRR to the MX track with my Go Race Suspension. The more I did it, the more hooked I got and the higher I flew bike... until during the middle of the afternoon, I crashed landed nose low at the tail end of a 30 ft tabletop jump.

At Club MX in L.I.

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With my homey and his CRF450R
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Later found out I broke my shoulder, so that was the end of riding for 2012. Over Labor Day Weekend, the bike was lifted under the cover of dusk - thats NYC for you.

Had a lot of time to think about next bikes, and after entertaining all these aspirational ideas of moto and race bikes, it led me back to the WRR. I figured if I really was going to do moto, it would make sense to have a dedicated bike for the job - I think that was the main reason I crashed because I was pushing the WRR to the edge of its capabilities, and not prepping the bike by dialing up compression damping, removing the side stand, etc.

So I looked high and low and eventually found one at the far end of Long Island this past January. Promptly rented a ziptruck to go pick it up.

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Old 04-30-2013, 12:26 PM   #8
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WR250R Hydraulic Union "Banjo" Bolt Size

Anyone know what size this bolt is? Going through the bike, I discovered the brake switch housing is cracked.

I put out an order on an OEM Bikebandit, but they are currently backordered, so I'm thinking to use a hydraulic switch from DRC. Need to have the bike ready and inspected for the upcoming BBA ride in 2.5 weeks.

Is it an M10 x 1.25?


(UPDATE): Dug around and found the answer

Nissin Master Cylinders / Calipers are M10 x 1.25
Brembo Cylinders / Calipers are M10 x 1.0

Think I'm gonna pick up this one from Bajadesigns:
http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDe...mNumber=120104
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:00 PM   #9
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Seeing some nip and tuck in it's future…

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Old 05-01-2013, 02:07 PM   #10
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Yikes! I read the one caption as "My honey on his...." not "My homey on his..."

I was confused and thought this might be an NBA thread.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:16 PM   #11
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Live the new light what is it a wr450f or what need a write up on that plz
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:16 PM   #12
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:14 PM   #13
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Yikes! I read the one caption as "My honey on his...." not "My homey on his..."

I was confused and thought this might be an NBA thread.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:17 PM   #14
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Yep, thats the wr450f headlight with single HID set-up and matching fender. I've already installed it, but I can show you how it was mounted. Not hard to do at all really. I'm not a fan of the stock WR looks as evidenced by all these facelifts. Pictures to come.

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Old 05-01-2013, 08:33 PM   #15
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Thanks Simon that's on my to do list hate the stock wr light too now I just need to source a wr450f cowl and light bet its going to be expensive uuuggghh
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