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Old 08-07-2013, 09:52 PM   #106
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The Hancock Trail Ride Report is on the previous page.

Here's the film

2013 Quarry Run - Film
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:53 AM   #109
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Nice Video! In video 2, there was a guy who passed you in a muddy spot - he got really close to you as he passed. That would have irritated me.
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It happens, and he wasn't blasting by or popping wheelies in front of me, so I was fine with it. I did give him a wide berth though.

It's most annoying is when some jackass deliberately tries to pass you at 1000 miles an hour as if to make a statement on how fast they are really going.


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Old 08-22-2013, 12:25 PM   #111
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Motion Universal Seat Cover

It's been a several of weeks since Hancock Quarry Run, and from then to now, I came to the realization that I've hit the wall with the WRR on crazy technical single track like the ones found in Hancock. No amount of suspension work is going to drop 60 pounds off this bike. So, I bought a 2000 KTM 300 EXC on Craigslist in Connecticut and had a friend go secure it for me.

I still plan on working on the WRR suspension, but just not now. The KTM was to be had for cheap, seems like a better solution to the Hancock problem, but mostly I needed some 2 stroke in my life.

More on that later, but for now, I need to fix the torn seat on the WRR. The fan is also making a funny sound but I think there's some foliage stuck in it. Need to crack it open.

Bought this seat cover off of Ebay for pretty cheap but they can be had here in a variety of colors:

https://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/...seat-cover/104

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I've always been bothered that the seat on the WRR slopes forward. It's OK when I'm on level ground, but on downhill, I seem to slide forward more easily. It doesn't help that the stock seat cover is a bit slick.

So I looked on Youtube and saw a video of how to make a seat hump. This involved procuring a open cell foam Protaper Mini Handlebar Pad and slicing it in half with a razor.

Took the seat cover off

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I then used some 3M Super 77 Adhesive, sprayed the marked off seat surface and the bar pad, let them dry to a tacky feel and then bonded them together.

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Finished it off by taping the hump for added support

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I bought a used Arrow ET50RED stapler thinking I could save some moneys but looking at the seat, some of the staples are recessed into crevices. Beyond that the electric stapler sucked. The stapler wasn't powerful enough to drive in the 1/4" 18 gage staples. Very disappointing.

So, I nutted up and acquired a 1 gallon compressor with a 3/8" crown upholstery air stapler.

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What a difference! No effort, buttery smooth. Anyone thinking they can save a buck, don't. The only electric stapler that could do the job is just as expensive as a compressor setup.

The finished product:

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Positioning of the seat hump is matter of preference, I put it so that on hills, I'm not sliding back, but on down hills, I can put my chode on the hump or behind it to give me support from sliding forward.

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Old 08-22-2013, 05:56 PM   #112
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Broken Fan Rotor Mount

Found out what was making the weird scraping sounds when the fan kicked in. Somehow, the ABS plastic blade mounting area came separated and melted from the metal rotor part.

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Not sure how it happened, but when I manually turn the fan by hand, a quarter of the blade came in contact with the Radiator.

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So I unmounted the fan, drill holes in the blade assembly

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Kneaded up JB Weld and lined the inside

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Cut some safety wire and wrapped them around the rotor unit. There are 4 safety wire shown here, but I ended up using only 2. It was easier that way and plenty secure.

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Boom!

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The cost of the fan assembly is about $150-180. Better to fix it than replace it for that cost, I think.

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Something to note about the GPR Steering Damper. You can't remove the gas tank unless you remove the 2 bolts from top gas tank mount. Wondering about this, and found out today. Its easier to remove the tank with the Scotts Damper setup, but really, you won't need to remove the tank very often. Something to consider though.
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Old 08-27-2013, 12:22 AM   #113
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Buttoned up the fan, installed the seat and took a ride to get a feel for the new seat… feels good. I like it.

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Old 08-27-2013, 08:09 AM   #114
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Hey Simon was wondering if your concerned about the auto cam chain tensioner on your new wr I saw your last one had some problems? Did you put a manual tensioner on this bike?
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One more question do you participate in the pine grove dual sport run think its Oct 13 this year?
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I'm not concern at all really. If it goes, then I'll replace it with the manual one or maybe the new OEM ones. I do like the OEM auto tensioner though because it is lower profile than the manual one. There aren't big documented problems with that unit with the WRR. Also, Yamaha has update the part/part number so I assume they've further improved upon the design.

The problems I had with the cam chain tensioner on the previous bike probably had to do with the oil passages being clogged somehow and not flowing (enough) oil through it—maybe due in part to me being a little lazy in changing the oil. There were a couple of instances where I let it go beyond 3K and into the 4K range. These days, I change it every 2-2.5K.



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That sound's fun, but probably not. I'm getting married a couple of weeks later and my fiancé is concerned I might break a leg or something and walk the aisle with a cast.

I love riding in PA though and will keep it mind for the future. Is it a turkey run type ride or more open?

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Labor Day weekend is horse thief holiday

This is off topic. Excuse me, but wanted to share since it is the WRR's kindred.

Shitty day for my lady, turns out that over the Labor Day Weekend, either Sunday or Monday, some jerkoff tried to make off with her sweet XT225.

Being that she doesn't really know the bike as I'm the mechanic on it, she got on and started to ride but thought it was odd that she had no right lock steering. She though maybe someone knock her bike over trying to parallel park.

It's a dirtbike so a tipover shouldn't do much to it at all.

Well I went over to investigate and as I had suspected, the douches broke the steering lock tab, but wasn't able to gain full right lock steering due to the bent steel tab.

The funny thing is that they put the motorcycle cover back on, therefore she didn't realize anything was wrong.

From the looks of it, these guys were amateurs as the area she parks it is very out of the way and a safe neighborhood.

NYC, one shitty motorcycle city. That's why I don't bother commuting on motorcycle anymore, pressure from both sides. Give me woods, trails, mountains and a dirtbike to ride them with.

Here's the damage:

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WRR (the 1st) was stolen 1 year ago during Labor Day Weekend. Coincidence? I think not.
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That sound's fun, but probably not. I'm getting married a couple of weeks later and my fiancé is concerned I might break a leg or something and walk the aisle with a cast.

I love riding in PA though and will keep it mind for the future. Is it a turkey run type ride or more open?
Two weeks before a friends wedding( I was friends with guy and girl..met both in college at same time..introduced them), I had broken my leg at a track day down at VIR. I was supposed to be their best man. I felt horrible, but it was an accident.

Come to my wedding a year later..now wife would not let me out on bike for three months prior. ( good thing it was winter in NJ anyway)
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Sorry to hear your passing the torch on best man duties. Sometimes sh*t happens. You can't stop living, thats what i say sometimes, but I check up occasionally to make sure it's not all about me.


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Two weeks before a friends wedding( I was friends with guy and girl..met both in college at same time..introduced them), I had broken my leg at a track day down at VIR. I was supposed to be their best man. I felt horrible, but it was an accident.

Come to my wedding a year later..now wife would not let me out on bike for three months prior. ( good thing it was winter in NJ anyway)
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