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Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2013, 06:14 PM
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Posted By aj_day
Thanks for taking the time to do this, I...

Thanks for taking the time to do this, I appreciate the reference. Currently (with yamalink and block lowered) mine measures @ 29-7/8 at the triangle. I spoke with Racetech on the phone for a while...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2013, 03:55 PM
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Posted By aj_day
Really appreciated this tip. I changed the fork...

Really appreciated this tip. I changed the fork oil to BelRay 5wt this afternoon, and reduced the oil level to 120mm (stock is 105mm). The service tech at my neighborhood motorcycle shop...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2013, 08:26 AM
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Posted By aj_day
I am sure our marketplace is very different than...

I am sure our marketplace is very different than yours (Still 12in of snow on the ground, 10 degrees F just 2-3 days ago). I just purchased a 2012 WR250R two weeks ago for $4200 from a private...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2013, 07:12 PM
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Views: 8,204,097
Posted By aj_day
Yes - Stock springs are .47, Racetech recommends...

Yes - Stock springs are .47, Racetech recommends .42 for her weight.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2013, 02:46 PM
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Views: 8,204,097
Posted By aj_day
What noticeable effect does switching to Belray...

What noticeable effect does switching to Belray 5wt have on the fork's performance? I did not take the time to look up what weight comes stock, sorry. I like the notion of messing around with fork...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,547
Posted By aj_day
None of those people were going fast enough, that...

None of those people were going fast enough, that is the problem! But seriously, I would not ever recommend riding the bike up the ramp.

It looks like you picked a nice looking ramp,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2013, 11:05 AM
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Posted By aj_day
Thanks for the tips. I already raised the forks...

Thanks for the tips. I already raised the forks up in the tree 1/2in. Thinking about doing the springs because she is not getting much sag at all, and the preload is not adjustable. For her, the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2013, 07:04 AM
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Posted By aj_day
It is my understanding that the total height...

It is my understanding that the total height range adjustment available is .9 inches, and they come adjusted all the way up (tall) from the factory.

The previous owner of my bike also had the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 43,310
Views: 8,204,097
Posted By aj_day
Just went through this 2 days ago. There was...

Just went through this 2 days ago. There was Loctite on the threads of the shaft, and grit in the threads at the bottom of the block. I was not able to get it closer than about 1/2in to the rebound...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2013, 07:05 AM
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Views: 8,204,097
Posted By aj_day
Everybody gets to do their research and make a...

Everybody gets to do their research and make a choice. We already made ours - it's a WR250R. I know that starting with an XT225 or CRF230 is solid for smaller riders. She believes that she would...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2013, 12:51 PM
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Posted By aj_day
Reduced the preload to minimum on the shock...

Reduced the preload to minimum on the shock (8.5in) and adjusted from there. Also adjusted the rebound and compression to full soft according to the manual. Still challenging for her to get on the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2013, 09:50 AM
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Posted By aj_day
It has Pirelli Scorpion MT90's on it right now,...

It has Pirelli Scorpion MT90's on it right now, 120/80 in the back. I have not adjusted the preload on the rear shock yet. The shock spring as adjusted measures 8-1/16in right now. This is pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2013, 08:48 AM
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Posted By aj_day
stock height questions

I purchased a used 2012 WR250R last weekend, mostly for my wife to ride. She is 5'3" with 30" inseam. The previous owner was a large man, and said that he had "raised" the bike using the ride height...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2013, 01:02 PM
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Views: 9,136
Posted By aj_day
I used to ride a bicycle to work every day - no...

I used to ride a bicycle to work every day - no car or motorcycle. I had many car-bike contact experiences, and I can appreciate that there is something completely different about a malice induced...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-18-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,108
Posted By aj_day
Taking my mind off the snow this morning and...

Taking my mind off the snow this morning and doing some trail research. When I visit minneadv.info/tmat and click on the "LeSeur Loop" link, I get the TMAT East trail map. Tried starting over a few...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-17-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,108
Posted By aj_day
Appreciate the tip on the minimum maintenance...

Appreciate the tip on the minimum maintenance roads connecting snowmobile trails, and looking for Summer trails around snowmobile trails in general. My brother has a place in Beaver Bay, and there...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-13-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,108
Posted By aj_day
I am not willing to poach trails that are posted,...

I am not willing to poach trails that are posted, or cross wetlands, etc... If I am exploring gravel roads down by the river, and I see an un-posted trail that heads off into the bush, what does the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-12-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,108
Posted By aj_day
Familiar with the DNR map, but there is not much...

Familiar with the DNR map, but there is not much close to the twin cities.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-11-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,108
Posted By aj_day
Thanks for the replies, I very much appreciate...

Thanks for the replies, I very much appreciate the mapping resources.

I have read a mind numbing amount about the KLR's merits and demerits, and all the personal opinions that go along with...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-10-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,108
Posted By aj_day
Off-road trails near Minneapolis, MN

Sorry if I missed something in previous searches. I appreciate any thoughtful suggestions in terms of past posts I have missed. This is my first post to advrider. Have been lurking for the past year...
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