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Old 10-29-2013, 11:49 AM   #16
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Nope. But that was one of the first things I started putting together. Although I often ride with other people, I don't always and I don't want to get stuck somewhere without being able to do at least basic repairs. And if you don't know how to change innertubes, that's one of the first things to master. I have 4 tire irons I take with me. Two short and two long. The long ones have better leverage. I'm a huge fan of Motion Pro tools. Well-made and last a long time. Really like the Aerostich mini compressor and not a fan of tire goo. Motion Pro makes a dual purpose tire lever with a hex head wrench. These are good to have as an axle wrench, which you'll need for changing a rear tire. http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...T.ac=SLIsearch 27mm. I really like Tim's list a lot.
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:24 PM   #17
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Next question:

Have anybody switched the sprockets on their WR250R?
Especially with application to Rampart trail riding?

I've seen several posts here, at wr250rforum, and thumpertalk.com, but I'm interested if someone local done that and what was their impressions?
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:03 PM   #18
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Changed my chain

I put a 48 on the rear of my WRR, stock front PLUS a new chain, stock chain is too short for the 48. Works perfect for rampart and you can still buzz highway in 6th gear at 70. I run my bike in the pipe were it is happy, you wont hurt those bikes they love RPMs. I also run hedinu k60s work awesome in the rear need to figure out a better tire on the front. But I ride true 50/50 I will ride to the trails then home, I can trailer but that's not why I bought the little blue mule ive got a YZ250 for that. Im in Arvada with a WRR with all the extras hit me up if you want my 2 cents on what I like done a few things twice and only had it for 4 months.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:19 AM   #19
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47/13 here. And when you change the sprockets, get a new chain
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:59 AM   #20
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47/13 here. And when you change the sprockets, get a new chain
Thanks. What chain do you use with 47/13 (any paticular brand?)?
With low sprocket did you have replace chain guide?
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:01 PM   #21
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Interested in the rear sprocket . . . staying stock on the front.

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Old 11-01-2013, 04:48 PM   #22
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Thanks. What chain do you use with 47/13 (any paticular brand?)?
With low sprocket did you have replace chain guide?
The chain guide didn't need replacing. It was a Renthal chain and ran about $100.
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:00 PM   #23
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Get a good O-Ring or X-Ring chain (D.I.D., RK, etc.)

I recently switched to 14/50 and it's pretty low with short tires. I haven't ridden dirt yet but I would expect it would do great, although IMHO it's a little too low for much street use. It's much better for wheelies though
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:27 AM   #24
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The chain guide didn't need replacing. It was a Renthal chain and ran about $100.
Thank you.

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Get a good O-Ring or X-Ring chain (D.I.D., RK, etc.)

I recently switched to 14/50 and it's pretty low with short tires. I haven't ridden dirt yet but I would expect it would do great, although IMHO it's a little too low for much street use. It's much better for wheelies though
Thank you.
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:50 AM   #25
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Don't drop the front sprocket to 12 teeth. It is a known issue that it will eat your swingarm. I run 13 x 48.

I also agree with Anne. The MT43 rear tire is great on the back.
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:06 AM   #26
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Don't drop the front sprocket to 12 teeth. It is a known issue that it will eat your swingarm.
That's what I've heard too. Thanks for point it out.
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:07 AM   #27
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Don't drop the front sprocket to 12 teeth. It is a known issue that it will eat your swingarm.
Yikes, I wish I had known. I used a 12T from the getgo and seldom checked my swingarm protector. Minimal wear....... But I only rode the bike for a little over 3 years, so probably not relevant.


The known issues are in descending order of impact (IMO):
Kinking chain - lack of lube/maintenance
Carrying heavy load and incorrect shock sag
Incorrect chain adjustment
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:45 AM   #28
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I've read about 12T here:

http://www.bigdogadventures.com/WR250R.htm

"If you've put on a 12 tooth countershaft sprocket ????
GET IT OFF !!!!
This will only aggravated this "potential" problem----you'll be better off to work with the back sprocket for gearing changes.
Also---I will never put even a stock 13 tooth on my bike from now on---I've got a 14 on it and will adjust my
gearing to suit with different size rear sprockets."
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:27 PM   #29
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Yikes, I wish I had known. I used a 12T from the getgo and seldom checked my swingarm protector. Minimal wear....... But I only rode the bike for a little over 3 years, so probably not relevant.


The known issues are in descending order of impact (IMO):
Kinking chain - lack of lube/maintenance
Carrying heavy load and incorrect shock sag
Incorrect chain adjustment
Worn out chain

I ran a 12T for over a year (about 6k miles) and my swingarm protector is fine. Too much sag and a tight chain will chew it up no matter what size sprocket.
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