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Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 09:48 PM
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Posted By woofer2609
Thanks, yeah, I'd heard it wasn't too tough of a...

Thanks, yeah, I'd heard it wasn't too tough of a job. I'm assuming all I need to order are clutch plates type "A" and "B" in the proper amount?
No special tools needed?
I may just spring for new...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 09:24 PM
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Posted By woofer2609
Wow, you learn something new every day. ...

Wow, you learn something new every day.



Screw driver and a mallet? Once the sag is set, I find the heavier the load the firmer or faster I like to have the rebound damping set, so clicker knob...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 03:56 PM
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Posted By woofer2609
I've done multi-day 2-up with luggage camping...

I've done multi-day 2-up with luggage camping trips, so rider plus about 220 pounds (near the GVWR) Turn your rebound adjuster knob on the rear shock counter clockwise ( Looking down on the bike from...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 08:11 AM
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Posted By woofer2609
Mine will stay fully extended until I start to...

Mine will stay fully extended until I start to ride the bike, at which point it retracts to one click out from off. This is a result of turning the handlebar which effectively shortens the cable/...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 09:46 AM
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Posted By woofer2609
So you did! I should probably focus on reading...

So you did! I should probably focus on reading through a post fully and not replying when my eyes are half shut and I'm ready for bed:lol3

^+1 Due to the fact that brake modulation changes as the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 09:38 AM
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Posted By woofer2609
Sounds like an out of balance tire, or as DougZ73...

Sounds like an out of balance tire, or as DougZ73 said, a cupped tire. I'd have it balanced, or replace it and have it balanced. I haven't had to touch my spokes yet on this bike either. It's...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 10:32 PM
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Posted By woofer2609
Bummer. This happened to me when I bought 60...

Bummer. This happened to me when I bought 60 pounds of meat and loaded it into my panniers, as well as having someone riding pillion. Mined turned more of a purple colour as opposed to gold,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 10:21 PM
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Posted By woofer2609
Tusk axel blocks

The ones for the 2008 wr450/250F fit, Part # 1140330011, I believe. (I don't have the package in front of me, just going by memory). Nice for those running different sized sprockets on different...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 08:44 PM
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Posted By woofer2609
I just installed some Zetas on my xt's 7/8th"...

I just installed some Zetas on my xt's 7/8th" bars. I got them on sale at a local dealer for $45. I am more than impressed with the quality and ease of installation. Japanese quality for sure. Just...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 09:05 AM
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Posted By woofer2609
I appreciate supporting a local mechanic, and...

I appreciate supporting a local mechanic, and sometimes do. I'm happy to pay $100/ hr to have a job done right I either don't have the tools for, have done before, or just don't want to do. I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 10:24 PM
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Posted By woofer2609
Yup 3.00 front and 4.6 or 120/80 rear seem to be...

Yup 3.00 front and 4.6 or 120/80 rear seem to be the tires of choice.
Pretty sure, ok positive, the chain is a 428 x 120 link. Buy a D.I.D., RK, or similar quality "o" or x ring chain and spare...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 10:00 PM
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Posted By woofer2609
My hands never manage to stay that clean if I...

My hands never manage to stay that clean if I even think about wrenching on my bike:rofl
That's some odd corrosion on the outside of the plug.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 02:22 PM
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Posted By woofer2609
Maybe you should petition Canadian TIRE to change...

Maybe you should petition Canadian TIRE to change the spelling of their name? :lol3
This is getting taxing on my GREY matter, hopefully our neighbo(u)rs to the south see some humo(u)r in this...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 09:13 AM
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Posted By woofer2609
I'd do some research into the aftermarket hubs as...

I'd do some research into the aftermarket hubs as to whether they are forged aluminum or cnc'ed. I'm not sure what the stock ones are, but they may be/ probably are forged (hopefully cold), which...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 08:02 AM
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Posted By woofer2609
"Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance"...

"Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance" anyone?
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 10:05 PM
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Posted By woofer2609
It's interesting how government and insurance...

It's interesting how government and insurance regulations play a role in what bikes are produced and purchased.
British Columbia (BC, or Bring Cash) adopted the Japanese model in regards to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 12:28 PM
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Posted By woofer2609
^+1 Mine still does it, something in the...

^+1
Mine still does it, something in the cooling system. 10000 km's later, no issue. Seems like 08's have this issue
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 09:39 AM
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Posted By woofer2609
I think this depends on your riding style,...

I think this depends on your riding style, tire,and weight as well. I find above 14/14 psi I am bouncing off rocks and spinning in sand. Keep some notes and remember to only check pressures cold....
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 05:32 PM
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Posted By woofer2609
I just received some Tusk Brand blue ones. They...

I just received some Tusk Brand blue ones. They look like a really nice quality product. The part number is 114-03-30011.
I can't remember which years it cross references with, but the wr/f, yz/f,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 02:23 PM
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Posted By woofer2609
Before modifying anything on the engine. ecu,...

Before modifying anything on the engine. ecu, airbox, smog, or exhaust , I'd run a 12t front sprocket with an all stock engine and see how you like it. Then maybe switch to a 13/47 if you're worried...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 10:54 PM
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Posted By woofer2609
I paid $3850 with 2800 km in Vancouver for a 2008...

I paid $3850 with 2800 km in Vancouver for a 2008 in 2012. Great shape. It was an X, but you can pretty much sell/trade the x wheels for r ones.
I just checked Craigslist, not much on there,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 08:25 AM
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Posted By woofer2609
True dat, except that most are in agreeable that...

True dat, except that most are in agreeable that 13/47 is the bee's knees, give or take a tooth.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 08:20 AM
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Posted By woofer2609
Somewhere in the $500 range if you want them to...

Somewhere in the $500 range if you want them to sell them in a reasonable amount of time. I bought mine for $500 USD, and sold them for $550 Canadian, so pretty much the same price two years apart....
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 08:12 AM
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Posted By woofer2609
Laugh Good thing your odo wasn't in kilometers

Good thing your odo wasn't in kilometers
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 05:26 PM
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Posted By woofer2609
The one on my bike was replaced under warranty. ...

The one on my bike was replaced under warranty.
http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m505/woofer2609/wr250r/20140626_172022.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2014, 10:54 PM
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Views: 2,175
Posted By woofer2609
I wear custom ear plugs. I dont know if I'd like...

I wear custom ear plugs. I dont know if I'd like music. I'll have to try one day. I don't realy mind the noise of the bike. That and I rely on my hearing to pick up cars in my periphery, and to let...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2014, 10:47 PM
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Views: 2,338
Posted By woofer2609
This^^. We're capable of such amazing stuff as...

This^^.
We're capable of such amazing stuff as humans.
Or we can destroy any forward progress we have made 10x as fast.

Any idiot can destroy things. Creating, maintaining and nuturing...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 10:21 PM
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Posted By woofer2609
Although it may not be desirable, swapping out a...

Although it may not be desirable, swapping out a rim isn't too difficult. They are about $100 new. I've straightened dings before with vice grips on bicycle rims. The wr rims are substantially...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 10:07 PM
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Posted By woofer2609
I'm riding Shinko 244's which are more or less...

I'm riding Shinko 244's which are more or less the same as the 270. I have a 3.0 front. Probably a little more friction/ wider contact patch, but nothing to worry about. The Bridgestone's are made in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 07:41 PM
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Posted By woofer2609
Not sure if it's because I adjusted my valves...

Not sure if it's because I adjusted my valves (they were a *bit* tight), or the advent of warm weather, but this bike starts easier than ever, even compared to a week ago when temps were the same....
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 05:58 PM
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Posted By woofer2609
$6690:lol3 Not having to guess if the problem...

$6690:lol3
Not having to guess if the problem is the bike, or from the modification process done to the bike is priceless to me as well. I'm in the stock camp unless it can be easily reverted.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 11:14 AM
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Posted By woofer2609
Maybe just post a new post to update previous...

Maybe just post a new post to update previous ones? That way more people will see them.
This could be anything but a broken piston.
Methodically work your way through the system with easy stuff...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2014, 06:36 PM
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Posted By woofer2609
1.9 gallon gas tank on Yamaha wr250r's....

1.9 gallon gas tank on Yamaha wr250r's. Seriously, it's *airspace*, it's free, just make the tank a usable size. Or at least get into the aftermarket tank biz and stop giving the money to IMS and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 11:07 AM
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Posted By woofer2609
Happens to me all the time with various bikes,...

Happens to me all the time with various bikes, better with some oils not with others. I just roll the bike a little and let the clutch lever out. seems to work.
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 07:13 AM
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Posted By woofer2609
I was speaking more to the stock rear fender...

I was speaking more to the stock rear fender extending far enough to keep mud off both the rider and the tail light and license plate. As far as lights and reflectors, yeah, they're not the prettiest...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 01:55 PM
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Posted By woofer2609
I think that looks fantastic! You could always...

I think that looks fantastic!
You could always heat and bend a piece of Lexan as a sort of fender liner to keep crap out of the tail light and mount it to the steel light mount . I've done some...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 10:03 PM
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Posted By woofer2609
So, my Super Bright LED's flasher module arrived,...

So, my Super Bright LED's flasher module arrived, and I finally got around to installing it. I have rear LED's and front incandescents. Without the SBL module I had minimal light output from the rear...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 08:27 AM
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Posted By woofer2609
Thanks for the research. I went ahead and ordered...

Thanks for the research. I went ahead and ordered as the parts numbers were the same. I'll report back.
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 01:05 PM
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Posted By woofer2609
Axle blocks

Do the Tusk axle blocks for the wr250f, yz250f, wr426 fit our bikes?
I'd like to buy a set of these,
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/3183/13580/Tusk-Racing-Axle-Block
but our bikes are not...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 12:10 PM
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Posted By woofer2609
Because it speaks to their ability in the past to...

Because it speaks to their ability in the past to make their speedos almost dead on with some of their bikes; it shows pride in manufacturing, etc. I mean their logo is three tuning forks, speaking...
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