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Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 10:39 AM
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Posted By djchan
Thanks for the tips on the schrader valve. Now,...

Thanks for the tips on the schrader valve. Now, if only there was a Home Depot within 40 miles.....

I'll ask at the local cycle shop what he charges for a recharge. My guess is it's closer to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 07:14 AM
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Posted By djchan
Schrader valve

I received a RT goldvalve shock kit for the WRR yesterday. Wanted to install it today, but just realized I have to do something with the needle valve.

The obvious answer is to replace it with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 10:07 AM
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Posted By djchan
I agree - doesn't make sense. Leftover 2001...

I agree - doesn't make sense. Leftover 2001 WR250F forks and shock are a big improvement. Soften the LS shimstacks and sell 'em cheap. Don't get me wrong - these can be improved - a lot. But why...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 06:02 AM
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Posted By djchan
For those interested in WRR fork valving

I just finished goldvalving my WRR forks and wanted to offer the info in case it helps someone in the future.

The stock shimstack in our forks are as follows:

(4) .15 x 16mm = low...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 10:50 AM
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Posted By djchan
"BTW, I'm just a crabby, opinionated old fart." ...

"BTW, I'm just a crabby, opinionated old fart."

That's true....but that's probably why I totally agree.

Never had a Beemer, but........comparing with larger bikes I've owned - they...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2015, 06:34 PM
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Posted By djchan
Well, that's a fitting end to the stratoliner...

Well, that's a fitting end to the stratoliner stock tail. I replaced mine today with a $30 universal LED dualsport tail unit I had laying around from an old KLX300. Looks way better and weighs 0.5...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2015, 07:41 AM
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Posted By djchan
Thanks Attico. Doesn't seem like it'd be and...

Thanks Attico. Doesn't seem like it'd be and issue at all.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2015, 08:38 PM
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Posted By djchan
fork seal driver

I'm doing new SKF fork seals and goldvalves tomorrow. I have a 47mm seal driver from my CRF250X, Any reason why I can't use that on my WRR 46mm forks?
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 10:23 AM
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Posted By djchan
Ooops - lil help

Are the fuses under the left inner shroud?

I was removing the stratoliner rear light setup to replace it with a nice, light (Tusk, iirc) dirtbike fender eliminator. The new signals lit up just...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2015, 10:45 AM
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Posted By djchan
Sorry it took me so long to report back. ...

Sorry it took me so long to report back.

Finally took the time to mount the aforementioned Acerbis plastic skid to my 2008 WRR. The one I ordered is, in fact, the easy fitting version.

...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2015, 07:31 PM
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Posted By djchan
How long have they been in? Do you realign your...

How long have they been in? Do you realign your forks regularly?
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2015, 06:34 PM
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Posted By djchan
I just performed the flapper/airbox mod and saw a...

I just performed the flapper/airbox mod and saw a small increase in throttle response. Not much, but noticeable.


I don't really want to replace the muffler at this point so I'm looking to match...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2015, 09:52 AM
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Posted By djchan
Gonna pass on the trade, but thanks. I'm pretty...

Gonna pass on the trade, but thanks. I'm pretty sure I can drill that SA out and flow enough for better throttle response without being too awfully loud.

Just wondering who else has done it.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2015, 07:00 AM
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Posted By djchan
Looking for a lil help from the more WRR savvy. ...

Looking for a lil help from the more WRR savvy.

I was looking at the pathetic peashooter exhaust and wondering if there's any way to let a little more airflow through there.

So I pulled...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2015, 11:12 AM
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Posted By djchan
"Pig of a WRR?! Wash your mouth out with WD-40!" ...

"Pig of a WRR?! Wash your mouth out with WD-40!"

I'm more of a brake cleaner man, but point well taken. I just came off a CRF250X so the WRR feels heavy in comparison.

So your saying...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2015, 07:58 AM
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Posted By djchan
Your forks are sprung a bit. Loosen the pinch...

Your forks are sprung a bit. Loosen the pinch bolts (on the right side only) at the axle, and the lower and upper clamps. Hold the bike upright, grab the front brake lever and pump the fork up and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2015, 05:49 AM
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Posted By djchan
Hey, Hercules - how do you get that pig of a WRR...

Hey, Hercules - how do you get that pig of a WRR on a stand? It was stinking easy on bikes under 250 pounds but I have troubles with the WRR. I still have the stock can with the plastic guard - that...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2015, 12:19 PM
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Posted By djchan
I have stock 13/43 and notice that when I shift...

I have stock 13/43 and notice that when I shift into 6th the speed drops a bit if its under any load at all. I have a new 13/46 combo to go on and think it may actually pull top speed easier with...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 06:50 PM
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Posted By djchan
I haven't been into my forks yet. I wonder how...

I haven't been into my forks yet. I wonder how much preload the spring provide? Racetech recommends 5mm.

Did your tuner recommend using the stock lowering of the shock or changing internals? ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 03:44 PM
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Posted By djchan
The WRR shock seems very sensitive to sag. I...

The WRR shock seems very sensitive to sag. I originally set mine up with 25mm/97mm and thought that would be close enough. The rear seemed really harsh. On a whim last night I backed off the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 11:30 AM
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Posted By djchan
If you're referring to the acerbic plastic...

If you're referring to the acerbic plastic skidplate - I ordered this one. 2125680001 TR - looks the same as Rick's.

If you have a few days to wait - maybe I can check it out and see if it's the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 03:53 PM
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Posted By djchan
Why not paint it with Plasti-Dip - liquid rubber....

Why not paint it with Plasti-Dip - liquid rubber. Available at any ACE type hardware store for $8. And, you'll still have $7.50 of it leftover when your done.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 11:39 AM
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Posted By djchan
I just ordered the acerbis plastic skid for the...

I just ordered the acerbis plastic skid for the WRf ala Rick Ramsey. I've had good luck with poly skids. The noise on Al models drives me batty.
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 06:53 PM
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Posted By djchan
I just received a package from Racetech -...

I just received a package from Racetech - goldvalves for the 2008 WRR forks.

For those who use goldvalves - any suggestions on which shimstacks are more or less successful on our forks?

...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 05:53 PM
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Posted By djchan
Thanks WW. I already ordered a 112 to be safe...

Thanks WW. I already ordered a 112 to be safe rather than sorry. I''ll just knock a couple links off.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 05:04 PM
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Posted By djchan
I want to lower the gearing to 13/46. Do I need a...

I want to lower the gearing to 13/46. Do I need a 110 or 112 link chain for that combo?
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 04:47 PM
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Posted By djchan
Ordered my speedodrd today. Either it works or...

Ordered my speedodrd today. Either it works or there will be a cheap, slightly used speedodrd in the classifieds.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 05:58 AM
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Posted By djchan
That was my thought when I took it for a...

That was my thought when I took it for a testride, but later found out the kph reads even higher.

It's truly fried.

OK - from the posts it sounds like I need to keep the stocker and either...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 08:52 PM
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Posted By djchan
Nope. Still has the original sprockets and...

Nope. Still has the original sprockets and chain. It's not off by 10-15%. I'm saying it reads 180mph when I'm doing 60. I'm not sure any speedohealer can heal that. Its a well known problem for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 07:30 PM
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Posted By djchan
Getting my new-to-me 08 WRR ready for the road. ...

Getting my new-to-me 08 WRR ready for the road. Realized that it has one of the truly wonky speedos - speed shows 2-3 times higher than reality.

1st instinct is to just replace it with the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 12:30 PM
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Posted By djchan
I feel pretty lucky here. I just bought a 2008...

I feel pretty lucky here. I just bought a 2008 with 6800 miles for $1800 this AM. Needs 2-$300 worth of stuff to feel good about it - tires, fork seals, and chain/sprockets.

It seems like the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 09:07 PM
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Posted By djchan
Motolab - I think dnrobertson was helping me find...

Motolab - I think dnrobertson was helping me find a way to get the FCR working rather than suggesting a means of avoiding detonation issues.

Thanks dnrobertson for the link but I'm not sure...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 09:11 AM
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Posted By djchan
Remove the exhaust and it pops right out the side.

Remove the exhaust and it pops right out the side.
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 08:05 AM
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Posted By djchan
Thanks 'Tard - I forgot to mention my FCR39 is a...

Thanks 'Tard - I forgot to mention my FCR39 is a Gen III which does not take the adapters like Gens I and II.

I may think about making an adapter for it.
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 04:40 AM
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Posted By djchan
Suggestions por favor?

Suggestions por favor?
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 07:37 PM
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Posted By djchan
Boots for FCR conversion

I picked up an FCR39 at a reasonable price and want to install on the LC4E.

I was going to do this years ago, but ended up needing the donor carb on another project. I did purchase (years ago) an...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 07:38 PM
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Posted By djchan
Ya, that's the one. He wants a trade only -...

Ya, that's the one. He wants a trade only - wouldn't give me a price either. I offered to trade him a cedar strip kayak but that didn't do it for him.
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 12:31 PM
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Posted By djchan
KLX650R for sale....

... in Maine. Dualsported, and according to the owner it's titled in his name.

Not my cup of tea, but thought there might be some lookers on this thread.
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 09:33 AM
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Posted By djchan
oil type...

oil type...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 04:16 PM
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Posted By djchan
A note to the reader... I just read my own post...

A note to the reader... I just read my own post and believe it falls into the category of rant. If you're a common-sensical fellow and not particularly interested in semantics, I recommend you move...
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