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Old 10-15-2011, 06:21 AM   #25051
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Trying to tap it counterclockwise with whatever I can wedge in there. Doesn't want to budge and I've marked up the plastic housing. It is the black thing with wires coming out towards the rear of the bike, and held on with security tor bits, right??? Right side right next to the frame.
In my original post I loosened the throttle body clamps and were able to work it loose and move it to the side a little bit. This enabled me to get a security torx bit in there to loosen the screws and adjust it. I really would not suggest mangling the housing of the TPS as it is a little expensive to replace..
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:04 AM   #25052
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i wired my 12v plug to the front running lights ,they are only on when the bike is running.
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:48 AM   #25053
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Noob GPS wiring question.... I have a Garmin 60CSx that I'd like to run off the bikes battery. I bought this Garmin 4 pin round Direct To Battery Harness but then got to thinking. If I use this piece to hook up the GPS, won't it be running off the battery all the time even when the key is not on, and if I accidentally leave the GPS on when I'm away from the bike, it could drain the bikes battery?

Wouldn't it be better to wire the GPS so that it only comes on when I turn the key on?
I didn't want to tap into the headlamp so used two Gerbings harnesses I had laying around. One powers my heated clothing off the battery, and then I tapped into that with another one to power my 60csx up front. Each has it's own fuse.

All my connections are the pigtail style plugs you find on heated gear. I have a 4 pin Garmin cable with a pigtail that plugs into the harness outlet ziptied to my bars. I pull the plug at night or when I'm off the bike a long time. The GPS battery keeps it powerd up if you don't want to turn the GPS off.

I ended up using heated glove liners from Powerlet, rather than heated grips. As a result, I have no 'switched' circuits to power anything. Am happy so far.

I've been wearing the heated glove liners under some medium weight Black Diamond mountaineering gloves. Pretty slick solution. I haven't tried them under my scooter gloves, which is what I normally wear.
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:53 AM   #25054
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Ok, one tap in right place and I'm 16/99.......I know I don't want a 100 on the top end, but why did I only jump only one on the low end? Any trick to bumping just the lower number up???
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:14 AM   #25055
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I also need to find a tach so I can set the idle properly. It seems a bit low but without a tach I just don't know.
"6. Now start the bike. At the top left you'll have a digital tachometer. Also, while in this mode no mileage is recorded on the odometer."

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Old 10-15-2011, 12:31 PM   #25056
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Ive got a X with a SM Pro dirt setup. This thread is huge! Can you guys give me a breakdown of some of the best mods you guys have come up with? Id love to see what else I can do to my bike

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Old 10-15-2011, 01:48 PM   #25057
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"6. Now start the bike. At the top left you'll have a digital tachometer. Also, while in this mode no mileage is recorded on the odometer."

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How do you guys find this stuff? Is there a way to place sticky notes on pages? Haha. There are so many pages it's tough to find those little bits of info you read that seem handy now.
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:08 PM   #25058
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Can you guys give me a breakdown of some of the best mods you guys have come up with? Id love to see what else I can do to my bike
Looks like you already have a good start! Best mod you can do.....suspension!!!!!
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:19 PM   #25059
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Ive got a X with a SM Pro dirt setup. This thread is huge! Can you guys give me a breakdown of some of the best mods you guys have come up with? Id love to see what else I can do to my bike

Looks nice - getting rid of the passenger pegs and seat strap would help the MX look.

Have you removed the XUP motor completely and done the relay? Added a fuel programmer?

Two things that would help you shave some weight and gain performance.
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:59 PM   #25060
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A few days ago, I took my WR250R out for my first adventure trip. I was with a few big bikes and they were impressed with my ability to keep up on the highway (75 MPH according to them). At high speeds, I have an occasional slight wobble, but I'm not sure if that's really the bike itself or a by-product of riding without a windshield. On gravel, I found the bike very manageable, almost like a large mountain bike. I almost dropped it once because it's too high, but it's light weight enabled me to hold it off the ground while I recovered my footing.

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I wear jeans with a 30-inch inseam and at the factory height, I'm on tip-toes wearing heavy combat boots. I bought a lowering link and plan to install that and do the factory lowering option this weekend. The combination of the two mods should net me about 2 inches. If you want, I can post pics of the before and after foot placement.
I installed my Yamalink today and did the factory lowering option. Here's the before:



Here's the Yamalink:



And here's the after:

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Old 10-15-2011, 05:13 PM   #25061
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I installed my Yamalink today and did the factory lowering option. Here's the before:



Here's the Yamalink:



And here's the after:

Maybe I should go back to stock height!
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:42 PM   #25062
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looking for some WR250X wheels

I have a '08 WR250R and would like to get a set of X wheels. Send me a PM if you have some or know of a good deal somewhere. thanks!
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:18 PM   #25063
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Geez, this thread is huge.

I'm gonna go have a look at an '08 WRR this weekend. The owner says the bike has 3700 miles and is bone stock. Can you all give me some advice as to what to look for? Standard stuff like chain and sprockets, I know, but are there any WRR specific things to pay attention to?

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Old 10-15-2011, 06:23 PM   #25064
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Ive got a X with a SM Pro dirt setup. This thread is huge! Can you guys give me a breakdown of some of the best mods you guys have come up with? Id love to see what else I can do to my bike

Suggest: WRRdualsport.com

Nice decal job, BTW.

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Old 10-15-2011, 07:40 PM   #25065
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Geez, this thread is huge.

I'm gonna go have a look at an '08 WRR this weekend. The owner says the bike has 3700 miles and is bone stock. Can you all give me some advice as to what to look for? Standard stuff like chain and sprockets, I know, but are there any WRR specific things to pay attention to?

Thanks!
See if the fuel pump has been replaced. If not, it will probably need it.
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