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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:44 PM
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Posted By simonpig
+1. My rear wheel moves when on the bike is on...

+1. My rear wheel moves when on the bike is on the stand and in 1st gear with clutch pulled in. It is normal. I can't stop mine very easily when I put my foot on the rear wheel, but when on the...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:32 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 46,806
Posted By simonpig
Next mod is going to be revalved and shortened...

Next mod is going to be revalved and shortened front forks, but that aint happenin for another month. Weather is nice and I'm trying hard to hit the trails.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 46,806
Posted By simonpig
The fear is the best part. Makes you feel like a...

The fear is the best part. Makes you feel like a caveman again.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-09-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 41,405
Posted By simonpig
Though I'd share this link to some people who are...

Though I'd share this link to some people who are exploring this concept:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/gps/using-a-tablet-as-gps/

It's all free is you've got the hardware. Software is Nokia Here...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-09-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 36,691
Posted By simonpig
I've got a GPR damper. I like it but the...

I've got a GPR damper. I like it but the wrenching in the field is hard. The Scotts damper is a lot easier to wrench on. For either setup, pulling the spark plug requires pulling the tank to gain...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 46,806
Posted By simonpig
The Roaming Rally will turn you a Water Fording...

The Roaming Rally will turn you a Water Fording Boss. Or at least make you lose the fear of it in a big way.

My experience was the first 10 or so had me sweating and I took a little bit more time...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 46,806
Posted By simonpig
Thanks, glad you're enjoying. I'm not able to...

Thanks, glad you're enjoying. I'm not able to make it this year, heading south to see family around that time. From what I am reading, I have a feeling Ted and company have put together a more...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 46,806
Posted By simonpig
The revalved GoRace WRR fork feels similar to a...

The revalved GoRace WRR fork feels similar to a stock WRF fork. Good tuning does make a world of difference, so I don't feel like there is any advantage necessarily by going with a Stock WRF Fork if...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-04-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,421
Posted By simonpig
GPS hardware and software development has halted...

GPS hardware and software development has halted to a crawl. These things feel like they are 10 years behind the curve at this point. For our adventuring purposes, I still feel that standalone GPS...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 49,289
Views: 10,336,579
Posted By simonpig
This is a good mod. I use the G2 Quick Turn...

This is a good mod. I use the G2 Quick Turn Throttle Cam which has the bigger diameter cam which results in a shorter turn to WFO.
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 46,806
Posted By simonpig
Two Position Fuel Injection Map Switch ...

Two Position Fuel Injection Map Switch

Earlier in the year, I chose the PCV for it's advanced fuel control options over the FMF Programmer. The intentions was to install a 2 way map switch so that...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 46,806
Posted By simonpig
Thanks Bro!

Thanks Bro!
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 46,806
Posted By simonpig
New Plastics + Factory Effex EVO10 Body Graphics...

New Plastics + Factory Effex EVO10 Body Graphics + Factory Effex EVO11 Fork Graphics

Being that the entire front right side of the WRR's body panel is lying underneath pine needles on some...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 46,806
Posted By simonpig
Myler's Supercool Radiator

Myler's Supercool Radiator

After connecting with a tree at end of last year's Hammer Run ride, I was left with a twisted OEM radiator that I had repaired just 2 months earlier. After some internal...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 46,806
Posted By simonpig
Battery Tender Lithium Battery BTL09A120C

Battery Tender LiFePO4 Lithium Iron Phospate Battery

Killed my 7-year-old OEM Yuasa YTZ7S battery over the winter after someone decided to unplug my Trickle Charger last year before the snow...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 46,806
Posted By simonpig
Sharing is caring. DRD exhaust note: <iframe...

Sharing is caring. DRD exhaust note:

<iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tlEbzm7yJPM" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 46,806
Posted By simonpig
Great riding weather today. Problem was that my...

Great riding weather today. Problem was that my bike is still apart. Better get moving before the weather gets too nice.

Old rear brake pads:

<a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 46,806
Posted By simonpig
Axe and you shall receive

Thanks, Will.

<a href="http://s1202.photobucket.com/user/simonpig/media/Yamaha%20WR250R/IMG_4834_zpsaa5fb0qg.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 46,806
Posted By simonpig
Anyone got a spare OEM radiator plastic grill...

Anyone got a spare OEM radiator plastic grill lying around after upgrading to a Radiator Brace? Let a brother know via PM. Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 46,806
Posted By simonpig
Yah, it's coming. Fan too. Trail riding the WRR...

Yah, it's coming. Fan too. Trail riding the WRR gets expensive.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 46,806
Posted By simonpig
Works Enduro Rider (WER) Rear Shock Revalve

The WRR has been legless for months. Now that winter is gone (I think), it was about time I mounted the rear shock I had revalved from Works Enduro Rider in Northern NJ late last year. The...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-06-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,755
Posted By simonpig
My recco. Pros: It's small, light, full...

My recco.

Pros: It's small, light, full featured and connected to 12v via the most rugged method - Garmin's 4 Pin power plug.
Con's: None, unless you've got really bad eyesight. The screen isn't...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 49,289
Views: 10,336,579
Posted By simonpig
Get the 3.1 if you are truly going to commute on...

Get the 3.1 if you are truly going to commute on it. I followed your logic and fought the stock tank's limitation. It wasn't worth it. That extra gallon 33% increase is huge, especially if you're...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 119,785
Posted By simonpig
Thanks, I am way overdue for another long trip....

Thanks, I am way overdue for another long trip. Winter's been brutal. Doing both TAT and TCAT back to back would be epic and something I would do if I the TCAT had been fully routed in 2011. NYC to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-07-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 4,098
Views: 850,048
Posted By simonpig
Laugh i lahk it. i lahk it alot. nice edit man. i need...

i lahk it. i lahk it alot. nice edit man. i need some north africa on my life.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-31-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 36,691
Posted By simonpig
Looks like Team Crocs is out this year. Sky pilot...

Looks like Team Crocs is out this year. Sky pilot is chasing Inuit Tail and the Trans Lab Highway, Timwicked's is emceeing a wedding, and I'm going south to help Moms around that time. Rudyunkown is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 49,289
Views: 10,336,579
Posted By simonpig
I've experienced this before, I think it has to...

I've experienced this before, I think it has to do with it being too rich off idle. I had the same setup as you in the past. trying dialing down the fuel a little bit in that area if you can and see...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 46,806
Posted By simonpig
Finally got the All Balls Link Bearing Kit...

Finally got the All Balls Link Bearing Kit #27-1178 for the WR250R/X. It came with everything for the link as well as the connecting arm and from my reading, the most complete kit.

Went to the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 37,876
Posted By simonpig
Sorry to hear about the bike. I can empathize and...

Sorry to hear about the bike. I can empathize and have been where you have been twice. The two thing that I've taken aways from the experiences is that it's a machine and it can be replaced. The...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 46,806
Posted By simonpig
For sure, it should be a yearly maintenance...

For sure, it should be a yearly maintenance routine with all the water crossings and mud riding we do on the east coast.
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 46,806
Posted By simonpig
I've greased the linkages before and referred to...

I've greased the linkages before and referred to HighFive's Instructions the first time around:

http://www.wrrdualsport.com/tech-guide/chassis/66-swingarmmaint

I would just clean them out, but...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 46,806
Posted By simonpig
After heading back to the garage to take stock of...

After heading back to the garage to take stock of parts I need to order, I have a look at the linkage connector and the bearing and delicate rubber parts that keep the bearing needles captive started...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-22-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,011
Posted By simonpig
Garmin 78 can be had for about $168 new. Add City...

Garmin 78 can be had for about $168 new. Add City Navigator Maps to for about $75 and you're pretty much set. That's my setup.

You can get free topo maps pretty easily. The Garmin Topo's 24K are...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 46,806
Posted By simonpig
I was mistaken about the seat height. I read a...

I was mistaken about the seat height. I read a pre production spec sheet back in October and saw 2 different seat heights. True about the paddling, but sometimes feel like when dabbing and hanging a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 46,806
Posted By simonpig
I agree. The FX is a taller bike though according...

I agree. The FX is a taller bike though according to the specs, but if it does have a lighting coil then it makes a good base to build from.
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 49,289
Views: 10,336,579
Posted By simonpig
When I hit that milestone, I'd rebuild it with a...

When I hit that milestone, I'd rebuild it with a Thumper racing 306cc kit and ride it another 40k miles. 70k miles is the highest mileage WRR I've ever heard documented, weren't you due for...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 46,806
Posted By simonpig
Want. So. Badly. ...

Want. So. Badly.

http://media.motoonline.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2015-Yamaha-WR250F-action.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 46,806
Posted By simonpig
Of course man, give this thread another couple of...

Of course man, give this thread another couple of years and you won't even recognize this as a WRR.

I know people are always saying that it's not worth it to trick out a WRR, and in some ways it...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 46,806
Posted By simonpig
Very slowly, just ordered a new radiator and got...

Very slowly, just ordered a new radiator and got the rear shocks back from WER. Need to order some OEM parts (front side covers, etc.) once I've got my list together. Front forks seals are weeping...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 46,806
Posted By simonpig
It's not my permanent residence, it's a rented...

It's not my permanent residence, it's a rented cabin in northern NJ.
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