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Old 12-06-2012, 06:30 AM   #31756
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Ever see the original Red Dawn?

Yep, that was the first thing that came to mind.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:37 AM   #31757
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Yeah, probably..but it is what it is. Just had a baby boy, so he is gonna be a priority for next few months.....at least.
Hey, congrats Doug!
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:55 AM   #31758
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Hey, congrats Doug!
Thanks Zach. Much appreciated. Time to start the next "adventure" of life.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:57 AM   #31759
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Ever if you carry a spare hose what are you going to refill the radiator with? Won’t the fluid just piss out when you change the hose?
Depends how much you lose. Mine was just a drip when I caught it. Smell of antifreeze is real unique out in woods. I laid bike on left side, let it cool, and did what I needed to do. Had to cut down hose and clamp back in place to get home.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:30 AM   #31760
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For you guys that have X wheels, I noticed Continental introduced a proper sized knobby front tire for you. 120/70/17 TKC80 Twinduro.

I read it was in response to demand from Ducati Multistrada, Buell and Tiger riders. Can't seem to find them at the likely online suppliers, but I heard the tire has been out since spring.
Thanks for this info. I have an X, and while I just installed new Distanzia's yesterday, I may be interested in these TKC's down the road. Great looking tire and nice to finally have a good option in the 17" size.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:33 PM   #31761
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I bought a very slightly used WR250X and am going to press it into commuting duty.

The seat has to go and I am pretty settled on a Sargent.

The range of this thing sucks & right now I have to fill up everyday.

I am thinking about the IMS 3.0 or 4.7. I have heard some people complain about the seat/shroud fitment to the IMS tanks. I am a pretty picky person when it coems to things being right. Do any of you have an IMS tank and Sargent set? Are you happy with that set up?


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Old 12-06-2012, 01:43 PM   #31762
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Do any of you have an IMS?
Have the 3.0 IMS. Perfection if you don't mind the seat/shroud gap. Best tank if you like the size and feel of the OEM tank. Easy 180 miles. If I need more I carry 2 gallons in a Rotopax for a total of 300 miles.

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Old 12-06-2012, 03:59 PM   #31763
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I bought a very slightly used WR250X and am going to press it into commuting duty.

The seat has to go and I am pretty settled on a Sargent.

The range of this thing sucks & right now I have to fill up everyday.

I am thinking about the IMS 3.0 or 4.7. I have heard some people complain about the seat/shroud fitment to the IMS tanks. I am a pretty picky person when it coems to things being right. Do any of you have an IMS tank and Sargent set? Are you happy with that set up?


Thanks, Scott
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This is the 4.7 gal tank-love it even in the tight rocky woods,and here is the Sargent with it. I've got 2 after market seats and am considering selling this-pm me if interested.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:11 PM   #31764
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Nice skid plate mod. Been mulling that over myself, think I'll give it a try. Did you use 6061?

In the meantime what size hose is that to carry. Keep meaning to add one to the spares kit.
The guy in town welded it for me,not sure what he used for the aluminum. I carried a stock hose,I think in the parts spec it's called hose #3. I was lucky it fell over to the left after it tore,and I still had water in my camel back.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:38 PM   #31765
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gearing

I'm just curious what's the most popular gearing out there for a WRX that is riddent about 70/30 street/dirt? Mine came with 13/47 combination, but I plan on replacing chain and sprockets soon. I'm thinking I might like a combination that would run at a little less rpm at hwy speeds (65-70mph), even if it gave up some of the low end acceleration.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:04 PM   #31766
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I run the same thing but I do 70/30 and the 70% is off road. I'm thinking of putting on 14/50 this spring which will be a little more toward street,but I want the 14 so my chain won't screw with my swing arm.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:35 PM   #31767
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>"putting on 14/50 this spring which will be a little more toward street,but I want the 14 so my chain won't screw with my swing arm. "

I came from 13x47... and am running 14x50 now. Pretty good gearing, 6th is basically a freeway gear.
Could run a 14x51 too, but might need a bit more chain length over stock
Buy the aftermarket chain guard/case protector, much better to see what is going
on in there with the countershaft sprocket.

Rocly Mtn ATV has 'Primary Drive' sprockets. $20 rear wheel, $9 front.
IMHO: They are cheap and good.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:50 PM   #31768
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I'm just curious what's the most popular gearing out there for a WRX that is riddent about 70/30 street/dirt? Mine came with 13/47 combination, but I plan on replacing chain and sprockets soon. I'm thinking I might like a combination that would run at a little less rpm at hwy speeds (65-70mph), even if it gave up some of the low end acceleration.
14/47 here on my R. Does everything in AZ & beyond.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:29 PM   #31769
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>"putting on 14/50 this spring which will be a little more toward street,but I want the 14 so my chain won't screw with my swing arm. "

I came from 13x47... and am running 14x50 now. Pretty good gearing, 6th is basically a freeway gear.
Could run a 14x51 too, but might need a bit more chain length over stock
Buy the aftermarket chain guard/case protector, much better to see what is going
on in there with the countershaft sprocket.

Rocly Mtn ATV has 'Primary Drive' sprockets. $20 rear wheel, $9 front.
IMHO: They are cheap and good.
what size chain did you use with the 14/50?
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:31 PM   #31770
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what size chain did you use with the 14/50?
I using a 112. Works with 13/50 as well if you really want the low end. Still can do 75mph (by gps) with a MT 43 on the rear.
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