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Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 08:40 PM
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Posted By Red Dust
Noticed a fork leak the other day on my WRR....

Noticed a fork leak the other day on my WRR. Thought it was a let down since it only has done 3000 km`s. Maybe the low mileage in 4 years plus I have been treating the bike as a full on dirt bike...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By Red Dust
Give her a bag of money to do some shopping...

Give her a bag of money to do some shopping...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9,413
Views: 409,175
Posted By Red Dust
I use almost the whole seat area when I go riding...

I use almost the whole seat area when I go riding and in no way it would be comfortable for me and my Ms so I removed rear foot pegs and as a bonus my yearly road tax is almost half as well :-)
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 44,229
Views: 8,469,431
Posted By Red Dust
Thought durability question is in place on this...

Thought durability question is in place on this WR250R forum, where else would I ask?

Not sure if anyone asked as yet about if at is possible to ride more than 100 000 km`s without rebuild?
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 44,229
Views: 8,469,431
Posted By Red Dust
Anyone that needed to recondition the engine as...

Anyone that needed to recondition the engine as yet and at what miles/km?

My mate with his WRR looking at around 60000 miles+ within 2 years, can he expect to recon the engine at or before that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 06:28 PM
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Posted By Red Dust
How much weight loss are we talking about by...

How much weight loss are we talking about by removing AIS, 1-2 pounds?
If AIS is not needed for any major reason such as performance or legal reasons why have it there?
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9,413
Views: 409,175
Posted By Red Dust
Ithink the WRR is great but having said that a...

Ithink the WRR is great but having said that a nice KTM would be good too.
Like the idea of this one that I can go almost anywhere that a "true" bike (such as KTM) can do. Went last Sunday for a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 239,392
Posted By Red Dust
Yeah TW seems like a great beginner bike but...

Yeah TW seems like a great beginner bike but very, very rare here down under and if you find one they really seem to be grossly over prized for more than a decade old bike :-(
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 239,392
Posted By Red Dust
My partner she is 46 next week and want to take...

My partner she is 46 next week and want to take up riding but on a off road bike since she is convinced that is the best way to learn skills quickly, but she is a shortypant and bikes are limited to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 239,392
Posted By Red Dust
The more you ride the younger you feel :-)

The more you ride the younger you feel :-)
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 05:24 PM
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Posted By Red Dust
Lol :-) I do the same with my Super Tenere, I...

Lol :-)
I do the same with my Super Tenere, I thought it was great off road until I discovered the WR250R but they complement each other really well, excellent combo.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 44,229
Views: 8,469,431
Posted By Red Dust
I almost did order awhile back but decided to...

I almost did order awhile back but decided to wait. Their service seems to be great (rutmonkey) and they are cheaper as well.
When you installed it all could you please inform if it is worthwhile?
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 44,229
Views: 8,469,431
Posted By Red Dust
I just installed Moto-Racks side racks. ...

I just installed Moto-Racks side racks.
Everything came in a bigger box than expected, lucky I had the Super Tenere to pick it up at the Post office :-0
Very well packed and installation was fairly...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 44,229
Views: 8,469,431
Posted By Red Dust
350 will do it for me, not convinced you need...

350 will do it for me, not convinced you need more off road especially for many beginners that choose this bike like myself, too much power going steep uphill and you might lose traction well at...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 44,229
Views: 8,469,431
Posted By Red Dust
WR300-450R? :-I...... I would be knocking on the...

WR300-450R? :-I...... I would be knocking on the closest Yammie dealers door, knocking hard :-o

Love more or less everything regarding WR250R but sometimes another 100cc would be nice, maybe one...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 44,229
Views: 8,469,431
Posted By Red Dust
Hopeless with posting pics but it is a SSB...

Hopeless with posting pics but it is a SSB Powersport Lithium battery.

Not sure if a few pounds will make a difference but better then adding more porky bits.

Got the Lithium battery on all my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 44,229
Views: 8,469,431
Posted By Red Dust
Saved 3.43 pounds with my new Lithium battery....

Saved 3.43 pounds with my new Lithium battery. Saved me going on a diet :-)

My ST Lithium battery was over 6 pounds lighter compared to stock :-)

Installation took 5 minutes on the little blue.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 44,229
Views: 8,469,431
Posted By Red Dust
Me too live down under but I do think the 6th...

Me too live down under but I do think the 6th gear is useless going uphill at 68.5 MP/H (110 KM/H) but I would mainly change gearing since I do like some more grunt in the gnarly bits and hopefully...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 44,229
Views: 8,469,431
Posted By Red Dust
Rider error, ok I buy that for now but my skills...

Rider error, ok I buy that for now but my skills improving but slowly. Very happy with bike choice though, stalling once in awhile is nothing and I can live with that.
Bike is still way better than...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 44,229
Views: 8,469,431
Posted By Red Dust
Will 3 tooth larger rear sprocket stop bike from...

Will 3 tooth larger rear sprocket stop bike from stalling?
Just been in the forest and it did stall a few times and it seems more often when it is warm. Cheers!
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 20,855
Posted By Red Dust
My Ms is short. Can the XT250 be lowered as it...

My Ms is short. Can the XT250 be lowered as it comes from factory or do you need to buy lowering links?
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4,502
Views: 1,067,262
Posted By Red Dust
Want one for my short Ms but they are very high...

Want one for my short Ms but they are very high priced here in Australia, wish they could import them since you guys from USA can get 2015 models, life is not fair :-(
They seem to be great bikes...
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 24,380
Views: 4,460,793
Posted By Red Dust
Such a good clip :-)

Such a good clip :-)
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 44,229
Views: 8,469,431
Posted By Red Dust
I used to have a 07 DL650 and after 30-60 min my...

I used to have a 07 DL650 and after 30-60 min my butt started to hurt. Must say the little 250 seat is not that bad for the kind of bike it is, but we all are different and I just compare to what I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 44,229
Views: 8,469,431
Posted By Red Dust
Cool! I will haul my beer in my water proof soft...

Cool! I will haul my beer in my water proof soft panniers for lower center of gravity but still like that top box cooler :-) also like the Scaggs gear rack which I also got. The rack will not go...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By Red Dust
Congrats to a very good bike :-) Wish we had...

Congrats to a very good bike :-)
Wish we had your prices here down under!
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,146
Posted By Red Dust
1/4 mile of gravel What 1/4 mile time did you...

1/4 mile of gravel
What 1/4 mile time did you get :-)
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,146
Posted By Red Dust
Yes the vibes sucks :-( Will try a 2014 model...

Yes the vibes sucks :-(
Will try a 2014 model to find out the differences.
Even if the vibes are noticeable less I will keep the 2010 for awhile, maybe they will release a XT850 one day. My god...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 44,229
Views: 8,469,431
Posted By Red Dust
Lucky you were not hurt! Yes it is a good bike is...

Lucky you were not hurt! Yes it is a good bike is it not :-)
Forum: Beasts 05-27-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 24,380
Views: 4,460,793
Posted By Red Dust
I know a mate with a ST and he is down to 4.1...

I know a mate with a ST and he is down to 4.1 liter on the instrument display, that is average for this year so far :-0 even with error % on the display it is still almost 23 km per liter which is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 44,229
Views: 8,469,431
Posted By Red Dust
I got a Rotopax 1 Gallon and the 1.75 Gallon but...

I got a Rotopax 1 Gallon and the 1.75 Gallon but thinking about the 3 Gallon one for the really long trips.
I do not want a larger fuel tank as yet so I use Rotopax fuel cells for now.
I kow 3...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 44,229
Views: 8,469,431
Posted By Red Dust
I use the "sparkplugs" they use in Nascar, like...

I use the "sparkplugs" they use in Nascar, like them a lot.
I always try to wear ear plugs especially when riding faster than in the city.
Tinnitius = :-((((
I do not believe the sound from the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2,925
Views: 489,841
Posted By Red Dust
Rode one today and had a blast :-) Wow, what an...

Rode one today and had a blast :-)
Wow, what an engine, torque everywhere.
Smooth as too, no handlebar vibes.
I guess the engine will be in an adventure bike frame one day, would be so good.
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,609
Posted By Red Dust
Cannot even feel that I got a pillion, and she...

Cannot even feel that I got a pillion, and she really like the ST as it is super comfy :-)
Forum: Australia 05-24-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 11,163
Posted By Red Dust
Sounds like fun but probably can not make it this...

Sounds like fun but probably can not make it this time :-(
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 44,229
Views: 8,469,431
Posted By Red Dust
I was going to get one awhile back due to my...

I was going to get one awhile back due to my stock tube is cracked (still working, but for how long). Could not decide on which cams to order with it though.
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 331
Posted By Red Dust
Rotopax 1.75 vs 2 Gallon fuel cell.

Just a bit confused why it says in many ads that the 1.75 Gallon Rotopax fuel cell is the most popular one?
I know it can hold 2 Gallon since I got one myself but been looking at the "true" 2 Gallon...
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 24,380
Views: 4,460,793
Posted By Red Dust
Im using them and count less other items/tuning...

Im using them and count less other items/tuning but nothing helped, I just accept to live with it.
I tell you one smooth machine I tried today, a MT-09, I would love to see that engine in an...
Forum: Vendors 05-23-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 130,955
Posted By Red Dust
Lot of people say the 1.75 Gallon is better than...

Lot of people say the 1.75 Gallon is better than the 2 Gallon one, why?

I got the 1.75 Gallon and yes I can fit in 2 Gallon but this one is actually wider than the 2 Gallon one, I believe less...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 44,229
Views: 8,469,431
Posted By Red Dust
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