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Old 06-29-2012, 06:42 PM   #29416
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Anyone who has both led signals front and rear: do i need two ELFR-1 relays from Custom LED for front and rear, or will just one work for both?
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is this why only one of my flashers work, left side front or rear not working. I installed led front and rear/
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:54 PM   #29417
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is this why only one of my flashers work, left side front or rear not working. I installed led front and rear/
When I did LED on the rear, I had one that didn't work. Turns out I had polarity reversed on that one. Swapped the leads and it works fine.
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:57 PM   #29418
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is this why only one of my flashers work, left side front or rear not working. I installed led front and rear/
I added both front & rear LED signals to my WR as well as 12'oclocks tail light and didn't add a different flasher/relay.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:25 PM   #29419
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battery

I think my stock battery is finally dying. Over the last couple days its been getting weaker and weaker at starting the bike, but once running the bike runs fine except the headlight is a bit dim at idle but fine once the revs are up. Not bad for a 2008 bike, bought new in 2010, still on the original battery even though I've let it go dead more than a couple times.

In case I can't find anything locally, which feels likely, is my best bet still a Yuasa? Anybody have long term experience with one of the Shorai batteries, particularly on a daily rider that pushes its electrical system when the weather turns cold with heated gear and grips?
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:58 AM   #29420
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Barkbuster brand hand-guards

I just installed Barkbuster brand hand-guards on the WRR, and after I was finished, I had left-overs, which is always a little troubling. I wonder what these 2 milled aluminum discs with counter-bored holes are for?



AA battery for scale only.

The instructions do no show nor mention these parts. Does anyone know?
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:03 AM   #29421
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I think my stock battery is finally dying. Over the last couple days its been getting weaker and weaker at starting the bike, but once running the bike runs fine except the headlight is a bit dim at idle but fine once the revs are up. Not bad for a 2008 bike, bought new in 2010, still on the original battery even though I've let it go dead more than a couple times.

In case I can't find anything locally, which feels likely, is my best bet still a Yuasa? Anybody have long term experience with one of the Shorai batteries, particularly on a daily rider that pushes its electrical system when the weather turns cold with heated gear and grips?
No experience with Shorai. I have read mixed, mostly positive comments.

Personally I always buy Yuasa, though on Wifey's Sherpa we went to a more powerful Yuasa battery than the original spec model due to the strains of cold starting + heated gear. Since batteries keep getting smaller, we got more power that still fit in the same space.

FWIW - we keep our bikes on Battery Tender Juniors when parked at home. In case you do the same, note that Shorai batteries require different chargers.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:23 AM   #29422
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I think my stock battery is finally dying. Over the last couple days its been getting weaker and weaker at starting the bike, but once running the bike runs fine except the headlight is a bit dim at idle but fine once the revs are up. Not bad for a 2008 bike, bought new in 2010, still on the original battery even though I've let it go dead more than a couple times.

In case I can't find anything locally, which feels likely, is my best bet still a Yuasa? Anybody have long term experience with one of the Shorai batteries, particularly on a daily rider that pushes its electrical system when the weather turns cold with heated gear and grips?
Skierd,

Might recommend a Motobat(http://motobatt.com/) "MBTZ7S" it has the same dimensions and 6.5 ampH compared to 6 for the Yuasa YTZ7S which is usually a little more costly than the Motobat batteries.http://www.amazon.com/MotoBatt-MBTZ7...eywords=MBTZ7S vs. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...ds=Yuasa+YTZ7S for the Yuasa. Besides the Lithium Ion batteries have that aversion to cold (40deg. and lower) problem to work out yet and they cost twice the price of the yuasa. The new Aug. 2012 issue of Motorcyclist has an article on page 84 about the Lithium Ion batteries; but they don't appear to discuss the known problems with them. If you lived in Southern Cal. or desert states I'd say try one, but not Alaska, and I've seen from your RR's that you ride most of the year round.

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Old 06-30-2012, 07:36 AM   #29423
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Skierd,

Might recommend a Motobat(http://motobatt.com/) "MBTZ7S" it has the same dimensions and 6.5 ampH compared to 6 for the Yuasa YTZ7S which is usually a little more costly than the Motobat batteries.http://www.amazon.com/MotoBatt-MBTZ7...eywords=MBTZ7S vs. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...ds=Yuasa+YTZ7S for the Yuasa. Besides the Lithium Ion batteries have that aversion to cold (40deg. and lower) problem to work out yet and they cost twice the price of the yuasa. The new Aug. 2012 issue of Motorcyclist has an article on page 84 about the Lithium Ion batteries; but they don't appear to discuss the known problems with them. If you lived in Southern Cal. or desert states I'd say try one, but not Alaska, and I've seen from you RR's that you ride most of the year round.

Paul
+1. This Texas Torture battery test sold me on the MotoBatt, plus the extra two connections are nice for accessories to be hooked up. I put one in my Husky TE610 when the previous battery had a couple cells that just died all of a sudden.

http://www.intruderalert.com/cafe/in...topicID=176271
http://www.intruderalert.com/cafe/in...topicID=157926

This thread totally talked me out of the Shorai battery. I might look at Antigravity Lithium Ion battery instead sometime, but we'll see.
- http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770364
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:04 AM   #29424
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+1. This Texas Torture battery test sold me on the MotoBatt, plus the extra two connections are nice for accessories to be hooked up. I put one in my Husky TE610 when the previous battery had a couple cells that just died all of a sudden.

http://www.intruderalert.com/cafe/in...topicID=176271
http://www.intruderalert.com/cafe/in...topicID=157926

This thread totally talked me out of the Shorai battery. I might look at Antigravity Lithium Ion battery instead sometime, but we'll see.
- http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770364
On the other hand, these guys had good success with Shorai:

http://www.andesmotoextreme.com/

The thread about using them in the F800GS seems to point at the bike's charging system as well as the battery. For me, the jury is still far enough out that I'm sticking to old-school chemistry for now. Deka ETX14 for the F800GS and the stock Yuasa for the WRR.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:17 AM   #29425
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+1. This Texas Torture battery test sold me on the MotoBatt, plus the extra two connections are nice for accessories to be hooked up. I put one in my Husky TE610 when the previous battery had a couple cells that just died all of a sudden.

http://www.intruderalert.com/cafe/in...topicID=176271
http://www.intruderalert.com/cafe/in...topicID=157926

This thread totally talked me out of the Shorai battery. I might look at Antigravity Lithium Ion battery instead sometime, but we'll see.
- http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770364
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I have MotoBatts in my WR and my ST1300. They have been great batteries so far.
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:23 PM   #29426
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Hi guys, I've been away from the WR250R forum for a few months........I've been pre-occupied riding my 300 XCW Dual Sport cheater.......turning my attention back to the WR"290"R ADV bike since the Flying Monkey rally is now on the near term horizon: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=766096

The WR250R is now the WR"290"R thanks to the addition of an Athena top end kit......she's also sporting a new set of shoes......threw on some new Warp 9 wheels......


A few of pics taken this morning:










Heading out tomorrow morning for the first ride on the new top end.......also need to run-in/seat the spokes on the rims....stay tuned.......
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:04 AM   #29427
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My new (to me) 2008

I purchased a 2008 with 2700 miles from a fellow Inmate and since the plastic was scratched and gouged up I went another route- Old school,
Got white plastics from a /10 WRX and the grafix from Wheeling . here is the end result.

I bought a spare set of Warp9 wheels so I can run street biased tires for my commuting and still swap back to the knobbies
(the ones that came with the bike where new) We are very happy with how she came out.

Has anyone with the Warp 9's sets from ebay had any issues with the brake pulsing? my front is. going to measure today and see what the deal is.
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:16 AM   #29428
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The WR250R is now the WR"290"R thanks to the addition of an Athena top end kit......she's also sporting a new set of shoes......threw on some new Warp 9 wheels......



Looks great Crawdaddy! I'll be curious to hear about the MT-43 front. Previously you ran a rear MT-43 with a knobbie front, didn't you?
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:20 AM   #29429
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(the ones that came with the bike where new) We are very happy with how she came out.
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That is a great look gloud. Well done.



I wish Yamaha would offer some other color schemes besides all blue, all the time. White, yellow, and black all look great.

My favorite:

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Old 07-01-2012, 04:56 AM   #29430
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That is a great look gloud. Well done.



I wish Yamaha would offer some other color schemes besides all blue, all the time. White, yellow, and black all look great.

My favorite:

I Like it too; it has that bumblebee effect. I think they got rid of it because it identified with Suzuki's color schemes to much.
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