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Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 23,707
Posted By YamaLink
What years are your WR250F? Parts compatibility...

What years are your WR250F?
Parts compatibility can be found using a microfiche or looking up the very time consuming option at something like...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 23,707
Posted By YamaLink
Great pic! Yep, Yamaha writes/markets the WR250F...

Great pic! Yep, Yamaha writes/markets the WR250F as having "Five titanium valves and a light, strong-forged piston allow 13,500 RPM for endless-feeling competition-crushing pulling power. Electric ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13,770
Views: 742,006
Posted By YamaLink
The beach scene reminds me of the Oregon...

The beach scene reminds me of the Oregon coast....when my brother and his friends rode their bikes up, down and sideways. Great fun they said. Until the local police showed up and ticketed them for...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13,770
Views: 742,006
Posted By YamaLink
Already posted, but may as well:...

Already posted, but may as well: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/606/20700/Motorcycle-Article/Best-Dual-Sport-2014--Yamaha-WR250R.aspx
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 47,109
Views: 9,557,057
Posted By YamaLink
2014 dualsport of the year according to....

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/606/20700/Motorcycle-Article/Best-Dual-Sport-2014--Yamaha-WR250R.aspx
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,419
Posted By YamaLink
Friend took lengthy test ride on a new 690....

Friend took lengthy test ride on a new 690. Coming off a WR250R he likened the KTM to a top fuel dragster that was overkill for about 90% of HIS needs and riding style. :D
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 290
Posted By YamaLink
KTM 690 Enduro R linkage guard

Thought it may interest a few. Sales guy at local KTM dealership in Boise is making a 2012-2014 (and presumably it fits the 15) KTM 690 Enduro R linkage guard.
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Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,215
Posted By YamaLink
Buddy is going through the usual year-end...

Buddy is going through the usual year-end minimizing with all the toys, and I think he's about 99% sure the 690 will be the only bike. Parting ways with 1190, Streetfighter, WR250X and KX450.
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 47,109
Views: 9,557,057
Posted By YamaLink
+1 skateboard grip tape works for "everything"....

+1 skateboard grip tape works for "everything". The WR250, my 1911 grips and an actual skateboard that injures me MORE in one crash than all my dirt bikes combined in 1 year. :D
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 47,109
Views: 9,557,057
Posted By YamaLink
Bash3r, I bet friends stop, stare and drool, and...

Bash3r, I bet friends stop, stare and drool, and are speechless walking into your garage! Nice, nice, nice!!
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By YamaLink
A linkage bike requires approximately 1/3 sag. A...

A linkage bike requires approximately 1/3 sag. A bike that was lowered internally doesn't change the leverage as much as one with a KTM lowering link which is sometimes helpful when the rider is too...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 47,109
Views: 9,557,057
Posted By YamaLink
Very nice. No "picking" on anyone who gets out...

Very nice. No "picking" on anyone who gets out and rides....and puts up a vid. :1drink
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By YamaLink
I should have been more clear. The round helmet...

I should have been more clear. The round helmet search is for the street bike, recently bought a KTM 1290 Super Duke.
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By YamaLink
New helmets for round heads?

Tried on many at local shops with no luck, and reading http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-helmets/motorcycle-helmet-shapes.htm has me wondering if there are any new helmets for those with round...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 991
Views: 154,140
Posted By YamaLink
The Scout was on my short list, too, but I'm...

The Scout was on my short list, too, but I'm going to wait. The review comments about fueling gave me flashbacks to the Ducati Streetfighter and the stumbling I fought below 4000rpm....not that it's...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4,366
Views: 719,996
Posted By YamaLink
My friend just sold his 1300. Had a whopping 800...

My friend just sold his 1300. Had a whopping 800 miles in two years ownership. Guess he had an "excuse": went overseas to fly bombers, got married, had two kids, blah blah blah.

He insisted I take...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 47,109
Views: 9,557,057
Posted By YamaLink
My 250R has service intervals that are much less...

My 250R has service intervals that are much less frequent than my 6 speed dirt-specific bike. But that's just me...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 282,274
Posted By YamaLink
Kind of a bummer no linkage on the Freeride. FYI:...

Kind of a bummer no linkage on the Freeride. FYI: If anyone chooses to have internal spacers installed to shorten the Freeride a revalve is highly recommended; you do lose travel with internal...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 47,109
Views: 9,557,057
Posted By YamaLink
Put a grease zerk in the muffler. Much easier...

Put a grease zerk in the muffler. Much easier bearing maintenance. :D
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 867
Views: 247,417
Posted By YamaLink
It's pretty straight forward for the most part....

It's pretty straight forward for the most part. Is there an area that is hanging you up?
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,695
Posted By YamaLink
If you lower the WR make sure to be properly...

If you lower the WR make sure to be properly sprung and reset sag for the lowering link's extra leverage. If you don't the bike will understeer, wallow, bottom easily and just add to the notion a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,695
Posted By YamaLink
Is your dealer friend (Snake River, by chance?)...

Is your dealer friend (Snake River, by chance?) okay with his pricing being passed along on ADV? The 2015 WR250F motor is not the same as the YZ250F.
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15,488
Views: 1,696,855
Posted By YamaLink
Airprofork.com is coming out with a setup for the...

Airprofork.com is coming out with a setup for the KLR650.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-17-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,665
Posted By YamaLink
I didn't read through all the pages/replies, and...

I didn't read through all the pages/replies, and I'm sure it's been covered, but don't let that 600 mile service be a factor. It's an oil change that can be done in the garage and about 5 minutes of...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By YamaLink
Cycle World's 690 Enduro R blurb

No mention of '15 model though.
http://touch.cycleworld.com/home/135929#7
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,270
Posted By YamaLink
The fast girl in our group rode a CRF450R from...

The fast girl in our group rode a CRF450R from 2002 through 2007 then went to a KX250F. Now she is on a 2014 KTM 250XC and 350XCF. So to stay on topic for the OP, she obviously likes the middle...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 42,332
Posted By YamaLink
My cousins just purchased a '14 690 based on...

My cousins just purchased a '14 690 based on dealers telling him the '15 is pretty much unchanged.
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 47,109
Views: 9,557,057
Posted By YamaLink
And yet another reminder that my garage floor,...

And yet another reminder that my garage floor, compared to yours and others, is one bad day away from being featured on Hoarders.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,436
Posted By YamaLink
I'll add to the 14 month old thread...

I'll add to the 14 month old thread resurrection.... :D
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 44,910
Posted By YamaLink
You mean a WR450R hardly fits into that strategy?...

You mean a WR450R hardly fits into that strategy? If so I agree.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 47,109
Views: 9,557,057
Posted By YamaLink
+1 billion! Awesome.

+1 billion! Awesome.
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 47,109
Views: 9,557,057
Posted By YamaLink
Regarding the 18mm of fork sliding UP: that's the...

Regarding the 18mm of fork sliding UP: that's the max we found was capable of having "balanced" handling and not having front fender vs front tire contact. I'd say 90% of riders slide the forks UP at...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,764
Posted By YamaLink
I'll take two! :D

I'll take two! :D
Forum: Trials 09-23-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 706
Posted By YamaLink
Trials legend Danny MacAskill official ambassador KTM Freeride Electric motorcycles

http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/news/article/danny-macaskill-becomes-official-ambassador-for-ktm-freeride-electric-motorcycles-42524/
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,709
Posted By YamaLink
Maybe it's my small phone screen or that I'm too...

Maybe it's my small phone screen or that I'm too new of a 1290 owner/drag strip virgin, but are you doing full throttle upshifts with no clutch?

Your photos and reports are nothing short of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 47,109
Views: 9,557,057
Posted By YamaLink
Believe all my bikes have Primary Drive...

Believe all my bikes have Primary Drive sprockets. Sure hard to beat for quality and price.
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,870
Posted By YamaLink
Buddy rode a 2012 WR450F from Alaska to Idaho. No...

Buddy rode a 2012 WR450F from Alaska to Idaho. No oil cooler. Proper gearing and changed oil at overnight stays. Then the sick bastard rode back after just 36 hours rest in town. :eek1

And as...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13,770
Views: 742,006
Posted By YamaLink
There's a local desert racer who started...

There's a local desert racer who started competing about 5 years ago aboard his first bike, the WR250R. He completed every 100 miler and didn't regret it because he had a billion other things to...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 154,140
Posted By YamaLink
Bingo! My ktm 1290 makes me toggle to turn the...

Bingo! My ktm 1290 makes me toggle to turn the ABS off. Pain the ass 5 seconds but totally worth it. Okay, I keep front ABS on and the rear in supermoto mode. But that post-bump thump thump thump is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,385
Posted By YamaLink
An added bonus of the 500exc = turns into the...

An added bonus of the 500exc = turns into the baddest snowbike evuh!
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