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Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2012, 05:32 AM
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Posted By edteamslr
I did

I rode mine from UK out through Iran, Central Asia, Mongolia, Russia, BAM railway, Road of Bones to Magadan, flew the bike back to Moscow and then road back to UK via Belarus and Poland. An awesome...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2012, 05:27 AM
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Posted By edteamslr
Awesome!

That's my old girl. Mitas E09 Dakars on her feet. In south west Mongolia. What a great bike.
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,276
Posted By edteamslr
Old thread

Did you work out which size was right?
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2012, 05:03 AM
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Posted By edteamslr
Question

What's with the hour meter?
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,936
Posted By edteamslr
You didn't share a pic but I've seen more than...

You didn't share a pic but I've seen more than one pair that have cracked around the tread and it didn't stop the tyres going on to more than10,000 miles. Ymmv, I suppose ;)
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,911
Posted By edteamslr
I did 5 months in a mio riding around...

I did 5 months in a mio riding around Iran,mcentral Asia and Siberia. Great tent/bivi but an absolute condensation magnet! Quite an experience.
Forum: Orange Crush 01-21-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,001
Posted By edteamslr
Chinese cheap bladder

This is me on the BAM, Siberia..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/26567922@N00/6195393606/
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,029
Posted By edteamslr
My opinion

Having just ridden my WR halfway around the world I can vouch for a number of opinions here. It really does feel like a bicycle compared to a DRZ and the FI is an absolute joy to live with - no...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2011, 06:41 AM
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Posted By edteamslr
I said k60 a while ago

I used the k60 for a large chunk of my last trip. Not a bad tyre. See here...

http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t3325-heidenau-k60-or-mefo-explorer

I also tried the Mitas E09 but have yet to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,239
Posted By edteamslr
I rode my WR from England to Magadan this year....

I rode my WR from England to Magadan this year. 32,000km across BAM road and road of bones, Mongolia etc. I am so glad I took the WR rather than anything else. Pm me if you have any questions.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2011, 03:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,925
Posted By edteamslr
Density, oxygen, burnt fuel...

Assuming the percentage of oxygen in air doesn't vary with altitude (in the ranges of human habitation) - which I believe is true, then you will have a 30% reduction in oxygen at 3000m over sea level...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2011, 02:55 AM
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Posted By edteamslr
It's only a matter of time before someone will...

It's only a matter of time before someone will need to ask how big your wife is in order to answer the question. The subframe is steel and strong enough to withstand being loaded up with extra fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2011, 01:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,168
Posted By edteamslr
Love this bike...

If it helps from a credentials point of view, I'm in Mongolia at the moment on my WR-R having ridden it from UK all the way. Next stop Siberia, BAM road and the Road of Bones. On my WR. My mate's DRZ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2011, 11:14 PM
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Posted By edteamslr
To be continued..

Still on the trip in fact. The write up is on my website but I'm going to wait until the end to put together a decent ride report. The bike has been awesome, but then you know that :D. I've just...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2011, 10:23 PM
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Posted By edteamslr
Heidenau K60 Tyre Update...

Thought you might like to see what Heidenau K60s look like on a WR250R. I have a giantloop with ortlieb bag on the rack and the luggage weight is less than 25kg fully packed.

This is the 90/90...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2011, 12:57 AM
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Posted By edteamslr
Thanks Mate. I'm running ProGrip 714 rally grips...

Thanks Mate. I'm running ProGrip 714 rally grips with Simtec undergrip heaters on the Magura bars and stock grips on the standard bars. The Progrips are lovely and squidgy but I'm not sure if they...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2011, 01:04 PM
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Posted By edteamslr
That is interesting and my testing today backs...

That is interesting and my testing today backs that up. The steel bars give a harsh/rough vibration that is very noticeable, especially at low revs and could have been tuned by Yamaha to be...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2011, 12:49 PM
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Posted By edteamslr
You're right, the tread does look like it goes...

You're right, the tread does look like it goes the wrong way - for a "driving" tyre but I believe the front has its tread to handle braking and control, hence the reverse pattern. The arrow on the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2011, 12:43 PM
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Posted By edteamslr
lead shot

One step ahead of you Dude. For the record, the stock bars will hold 1.5kg of lead shot, right up to the end of the bars or 1.2kg with acerbis bar ends. I would prefer that mass to be at the end of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2011, 08:43 AM
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Posted By edteamslr
Big trip prep

As some of you may know, I've prepped my WR for a big trip across Asia, bags packed, visas in passport, kit installed on bike..however, I set off last Tuesday and unfortunately I'm back in the UK...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2011, 06:25 AM
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Posted By edteamslr
Don't judge me but...

I was installing my Safari tank the other day and I wanted to know if there was a way that I could test the secondary fuel pump before I filled it with fuel.

Has anyone tried sucking on the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2011, 03:49 AM
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Posted By edteamslr
This is true and can be extended to a prevalent...

This is true and can be extended to a prevalent psychosis that designs require incessant optimising far beyond their actual function or they are deemed deficient in some way. This optimising can...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2011, 04:41 AM
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Posted By edteamslr
This loaded so fast as I was scrolling up the...

This loaded so fast as I was scrolling up the page that the sheer Vastness of that Bike (all that dark matter) almost knocked me off my chair! What's this doing 'rammed up' a petite Minimalist...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2011, 06:39 AM
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Posted By edteamslr
Apologies to the rider in the clip if they were...

Apologies to the rider in the clip if they were trying to ride like that but it just makes me cringe watching someone who is clearly dangerous at wheelies and so inappropriately dressed for that...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2011, 06:24 AM
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Posted By edteamslr
Thanks Andy - that's really helpful. I'm going to...

Thanks Andy - that's really helpful. I'm going to interogate the SimplyBearings website now..(or I might just buy the kit like you did :) Please share your experiences with the Allballs kit - what...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2011, 02:22 AM
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Posted By edteamslr
Thanks Dude. Much appreciated. Left Rear...

Thanks Dude. Much appreciated.

Left Rear Bearing - 93306-27206-00 (replaces 93306-27205-00)
Right R Bearing - 93306-07202-00
LR Seal - 93106-30001-00
RR Seal - 93106-30045-00

Left...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2011, 02:05 AM
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Posted By edteamslr
Yes - got that one covered. I ordered one when I...

Yes - got that one covered. I ordered one when I was over in NYK in December and will be fitting it to the new IMS 4.5 (5) when that arrives.

I know from experience on these long trips that when...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2011, 01:33 PM
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Posted By edteamslr
Thanks for checking. I am looking at...

Thanks for checking.

I am looking at prepping for my trip across Central Asia and Russia later this year and, as per the last trip through Africa, we installed high quality SKF bearings instead...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2011, 09:44 AM
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Posted By edteamslr
homework of the day

Please can someone tell me what the dimensions are for the WRR wheelbearings and seals...?

Front Bearings od/id/depth
Front Dust seals od/id/thickness

Rear Bearings od/id/depth
Rear Dust...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2011, 09:24 AM
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Posted By edteamslr
Update for UK Wr'ers

Just to clear up this issue. I thought I should at least ask Yamaha. I suspected this was the case when I noticed the bike wasn't on the Yamaha stand at the NEC Bike Show last year (the UK main...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,140
Posted By edteamslr
The part about the KTM was supposed to be...

The part about the KTM was supposed to be anecdotal. I like my bikes to have a sort of 'soul' - sadly I just didn't find one in the XT660R.
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,140
Posted By edteamslr
You don't even need to go that far - I would add...

You don't even need to go that far - I would add that if you just want a dualsporter, the XT is 'very average', big time.

Just because the 690E says it's an enduro doesn't mean that it isn't also...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,140
Posted By edteamslr
I had an XT660R and it made a great commuter but...

I had an XT660R and it made a great commuter but i thought the bike was pretty horrible offroad, the finish was not great, I struggled to find a decent screen to stop buffetting, the bars vibrated...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 41,355
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Posted By edteamslr
I'm heading off round the world on mine so that...

I'm heading off round the world on mine so that 4.5 had better be ready by then! Seriously, Chuck managed to get the 3.1gal tanks out of the moulds in quick time but this 4.5 needs to get a move...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,368
Posted By edteamslr
more details

I'm going to be riding across Central Asia/Eastern Siberia this year so I can let you know. The fuel consumption is excellent but not outstanding (compare it to an BMW F800, for example). The WR...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 41,355
Views: 7,715,931
Posted By edteamslr
I got a reply from Service Honda. They won't ship...

I got a reply from Service Honda. They won't ship to a different mailing address from my billing address until they've done some business with me before. They offered to send it to the UK for $55...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2010, 07:29 AM
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Posted By edteamslr
I'm going to be a 'working tourist' for a week....

I'm going to be a 'working tourist' for a week. Cryptomundo has kindly extended an offer of help and the main issue is that the trip was quite short notice and, like any country, OEM parts orders...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2010, 06:56 AM
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Posted By edteamslr
I calculated that a pump in the UK cost the...

I calculated that a pump in the UK cost the equivalent of $520 vs $214 from service honda....
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 41,355
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Posted By edteamslr
that's life..

Im going on a trip to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New York</st1:place></st1:State> next week so I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2010, 06:05 AM
Replies: 41,355
Views: 7,715,931
Posted By edteamslr
A good point to remember to do first!

A good point to remember to do first!
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