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Old 07-14-2011, 11:41 AM   #23311
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more focused light beam would be good

I would love to get some led spots or a focused beam projector headlamp for the WR, but have not found one for a good price. Coming from the dual beam deep basket reflectors of the vstrom, the WR just does not put out enough light. More like a flood than a defined beam. Show us those pics of the lynx light pattern.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:42 AM   #23312
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http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Enduro...ddle_bags.html

Put'em on and forget about'em.......you can even stuff a jacket/water bottle inside in addition to your tools......they'll carry way more than you need yet you won't even know they're there.............and this way there's no tail bag hitting you in the ass when you scoot back on downhills or bounce through the whoops....
A little pricey for what I am looking for. I am sure they would work, but would defeat the purpose of other bags I already have..like Dirtbagz and a couple full size Wolfman rear duffles.

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At least I'm not the only one who doesn't want a tank bag . Worked great on my street bike, but no way for the way I ride my WRR.

I'm leaning towards a number plate bag--this one, specifically:



Don't have any experience with the bag or the company, but I like what I see on his website. He answered a couple questions I had promptly...Noticed that Rydnseek uses an ersatz number plate bag as well, seems to work for him.
I enjoy my Wolfman Enduro tank bag, but when on trips..not for weekend riding..which is when the rougher stuff is the terrain.

What bag and site is that one from???

Thanks for the quick replies guys.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:44 AM   #23313
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Outside my little trips every now and again, most of my riding is tight, whooped out, technical and bouncy riding. I try to be as fast and light as possible.

A tank bag is out of the question, since I need to be able to get up on tank to throw bike into some of the corners.

I usually use my Hydrapak Laguna bag. Its has a three Liter bladder, that I usually only fill with 1.5 liters. In the bag section, I carry some minimal tools, tire air gauge, and in a dry bag, my water, cellphone, and cash.

I would like to try and go back to using just my CamelPack classic...and get the tools and wallet/cell/cash off my back.

So, I am looking at either a number plate style bag, or one I could secure to my Automotive Machine Supply rear rack..but if I go that route..it has to be small and not hit me when doing the whoops.

Any suggestions appreciated. Links also helpful.
small or medium Wolfman rollie on the fender rack. The small will hold a slime pump a couple of tubes, etc... Small out of the way, waterproof and off your back.

im not sure how well you can see it, but the 530 on the right side of the pic has a small rollie on the fender. Thats the bag I am going to get when I finally get a fender rack.

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Old 07-14-2011, 11:52 AM   #23314
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What bag and site is that one from???
Sorry, trying to be too nerdy. The photo is a link to the website; dirt-bike-gear.com
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:03 PM   #23315
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fwiw the ktm had the bag mounted down the fender, if you turn it sideways and strap it clear on the back of the rack you would have tons of room to get your ass back on the fender in the whoops.
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:10 PM   #23316
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small or medium Wolfman rollie on the fender rack. The small will hold a slime pump a couple of tubes, etc... Small out of the way, waterproof and off your back.

im not sure how well you can see it, but the 530 on the right side of the pic has a small rollie on the fender. Thats the bag I am going to get when I finally get a fender rack.

DSCF4147 by Rider_wv, on Flickr
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Sorry, trying to be too nerdy. The photo is a link to the website; dirt-bike-gear.com
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fwiw the ktm had the bag mounted down the fender, if you turn it sideways and strap it clear on the back of the rack you would have tons of room to get your ass back on the fender in the whoops.
OK, thanks guys.

I clicked on the pic this time....and the link worked.
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:15 PM   #23317
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So a year later my impression of adding HID bulb to the factory bulb holder on wr250r is DONT DO IT. The shallow basket of the WR does not make a good light pattern, and allows the heat from the bulb,higher than a halogen bulb, to erode/burn off the reflector coating on basket.
I am glad for the review. This is something that I was wanting to do and was wondering if it would work well. I was going to get a super cheap kit to try out. Scratch that idea.

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I would love to get some led spots or a focused beam projector headlamp for the WR, but have not found one for a good price. Coming from the dual beam deep basket reflectors of the vstrom, the WR just does not put out enough light. More like a flood than a defined beam. Show us those pics of the lynx light pattern.
There are some retrofit projectors shown on this page:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...309439&page=45

They have a kit on their site for the conversion kits for $225. It might be a little expensive, but it is supposed to be of the highest quality and the pics show a great beam pattern.

also here:
http://www.futurevisionhid.com/produ...ector-kit.html
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:24 PM   #23318
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Sorry, trying to be too nerdy. The photo is a link to the website; dirt-bike-gear.com
I have that number plate bag, has worked well for over a year and I beat the snot out of it!
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:33 PM   #23319
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I have that number plate bag, has worked well for over a year and I beat the snot out of it!
Good to know. I'm thinking of using it to stow tube/irons & a few tools/pump--my tire repair kit. Think that'll work? What do you use it for?
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:11 PM   #23320
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I am going between that one for $35 and the Tusk/RockyMountain fender bag one for $15.
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:15 PM   #23321
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More like a flood than a defined beam. Show us those pics of the lynx light pattern.
Working on installing mine right now. Will be writing a review comparing stock, Laminar Lip, and Lynx fairing for wind protection, and side by side lighting comparison with stock and the twin Hella's on the Lynx (got 2 Rē's in the garage--one is my sons). These are my only last two nags about this light-weight adventure wonder-bike--we'll see if I've found the solution.

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Old 07-14-2011, 01:29 PM   #23322
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Basher: You still need shock setting demo vid??

I may be able to use to my droid to make a quick one either tonight or tomorrow.
I'd love to see this as well. I feel like I did it 'the hard way.' Thanks.
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:33 PM   #23323
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I'd love to see this as well. I feel like I did it 'the hard way.' Thanks.
I should be able to do it tonight and get it posted up. Its really not that hard.
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:45 PM   #23324
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Has anyone had a need to remove the "Speed Senor" on the top of the crankcase buried under the starter? Is there a way to do it without pulling the motor? Perhaps by just pulling the starter? Or getting the cam tensioner out of the way (can that be done w/out tearing the head cover off?)? If you want to know the sad, embarrassing tale of why I'm asking: http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t4...eping-what-now Try not to laugh too hard or judge too harshly.
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:52 PM   #23325
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So does anyone have experience with both the Pro Moto Billet F5 and F6 cleats? I ordered the rack last night and since I didn't want to pay shipping I ordered the F5 pegs as well. It was easier to justify something I didn't NEED that way. I was just sent an email letting me know they were out of the F5 pegs but sent F6 pegs and included a packet of the F5 cleats.

I guess I could wait and install them with the different cleats to see how different they feel on my own feet but was wondering if anyone had some insight they could provide.

Thanks.
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