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Old 08-04-2012, 12:17 PM   #29896
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Wolfman Rolie Bag Small on rear rack

Has anyone used the Wolfman Rolie Bag (size small) as a tail-bag on a GYTR rear rack?

I'd love to see photos, get feedback.

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Old 08-04-2012, 12:57 PM   #29897
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Has anyone used the Wolfman Rolie Bag (size small) as a tail-bag on a GYTR rear rack?

I'd love to see photos, get feedback.



Mine holds the tire kit. Tube, wrenches, baby powder, compressor. The stretch straps in the photo don't do anything to hold the bag down. I just have them there because it's a good place to store them.

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Old 08-04-2012, 01:49 PM   #29898
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Feedback on how much others have raised the forks would be appreciated though. Is 1/2" about right? Or did I go too far?
I've got mine at 15 mm. Plus a Yamalink and some additional lowering of the shock in rear, although not all the way. Works fine for me; I was trying for pretty much the same handling as the stock settings. I seem to recall the instructions for the Yamalink saying that 18 mm was the max. This TT post implies it's also the norm.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/573...6#entry5524376
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:43 PM   #29899
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I did the factory lowering to about the max and have my forks raised 19mm. I have noticed no difference in handling, good or bad. I just know I can reach the ground a little better with these changes coupled with a Seat Concepts low seat .
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:52 PM   #29900
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I've got mine at 15 mm. Plus a Yamalink and some additional lowering of the shock in rear, although not all the way. Works fine for me; I was trying for pretty much the same handling as the stock settings. I seem to recall the instructions for the Yamalink saying that 18 mm was the max. This TT post implies it's also the norm.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/573...6#entry5524376
I read that too, 18 mm for the YamaLink.

I only used the factory shock mount method, no link. I read that the shock mount lowering is good for up to 1", so I figure mine is somewhere around 7/8" in the back, so I did ~2/3 that drop for the front.
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:55 PM   #29901
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I did the factory lowering to about the max and have my forks raised 19mm. I have noticed no difference in handling, good or bad. I just know I can reach the ground a little better with these changes coupled with a Seat Concepts low seat .
Thanks Coop. Did you notice the steering being quicker?
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:56 PM   #29902
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Mine holds the tire kit. Tube, wrenches, baby powder, compressor. The stretch straps in the photo don't do anything to hold the bag down. I just have them there because it's a good place to store them.

Thanks for the photo.

That's a PMB rack under there?

Looks like you have lots of room to spare in the Rolie; is that the small size?

I would love to have the medium, but the GYTR rack is so small. I think I'll have to ride to the store and see how they fit (assuming both are in stock).
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:00 PM   #29903
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Heres what ended my fun day of riding today. I did make it about 100 miles home without the road side repair tree branch plug falling out. There doesnt seem to be any engine damage. Can someone PM me a link to a online repair manual? Looks like I got some work to do.

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Old 08-04-2012, 06:10 PM   #29904
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So did the stock site glass just pop out, or did you hit it on something and break it? I've heard/seen this before on the BMW 1100's, but first time I've heard of this on the WR250R?
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:18 PM   #29905
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So did the stock site glass just pop out, or did you hit it on something and break it? I've heard/seen this before on the BMW 1100's, but first time I've heard of this on the WR250R?

I dont think I hit anything but I guess I could have. My rear brake was not working like it should and when I got off the bike to clean the grass off the brake pedal I saw the window was misssing.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:03 AM   #29906
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Wiring a Garmin Montana to a WR250R

I just got a new Garmin Montana 650 with the AMPS Rugged Mount/cradle with power. I want to wire the cradle to the bike so it gets power when the bike is running but no power when it is off (i.e. not directly to the battery). Any one done something like this, maybe for heated grips or something. Photos of the wire you spliced into would be great.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:36 AM   #29907
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I dont think I hit anything but I guess I could have. My rear brake was not working like it should and when I got off the bike to clean the grass off the brake pedal I saw the window was misssing.
The oil level in the photo doesn't look that low, so hopefully no engine damage. Did you add oil after putting in the temporary plug?

I trust that a skid-plate will be added after the sight-glass repair?
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:53 AM   #29908
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Heres what ended my fun day of riding today. I did make it about 100 miles home without the road side repair tree branch plug falling out. There doesnt seem to be any engine damage. Can someone PM me a link to a online repair manual? Looks like I got some work to do.
Might be a good time to invest in a bash plate??
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:48 AM   #29909
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The oil level in the photo doesn't look that low, so hopefully no engine damage. Did you add oil after putting in the temporary plug?

I trust that a skid-plate will be added after the sight-glass repair?

Yea the guys I was riding with went and got oil for me. The plug was leaking on the way home so I stoped a few times and added more oil.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:52 AM   #29910
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dumb question

I got my suspension rebuilt by W.E.R ( which by the way was super quick and fairly priced ), anyhow when I was reassembling the rear shock I noticed the top mount point on the rear shock seemed liked it was seized (thinking it was a bearing at first). After trying to push the coupler out (to check the bearing and possibly re-grease) I got to thinking that maybe it is a rigid bushing ? Anybody know??

Here's a pic - the top mount location on the shock is the area in question:





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