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Old 12-26-2012, 09:21 AM   #32041
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Hey guys thanks for the tips... still stuck on the tire decision cause I get so many conflicting reports from different forums and different riders.

And about the suspension apparently it should have been adjusted for me at the dealership but it wasn't when I bought it I had no idea you could even adjust the suspensions on these things...
+1 on suspension... the best money I spent on my WR-R was having Travis Jones at GoRace Suspension revalve and tune the forks and shock for my size, weight and riding style. It totally transformed the bike from a usable ride to one that's truly a blast to ride every time I throw a leg over the saddle.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:55 AM   #32042
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The number one best preformance mod. is adjust your shock & forks for your weight & go ride. Cheapest to
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:57 AM   #32043
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Hey guys thanks for the tips... still stuck on the tire decision cause I get so many conflicting reports from different forums and different riders.

And about the suspension apparently it should have been adjusted for me at the dealership but it wasn't when I bought it I had no idea you could even adjust the suspensions on these things...
I think ultimately no matter what you do more saddle time will be the best "mod" for you. You can do whatever you want to the bike, but if you still don't know how to ride it it won't matter. Once you learn how the bike acts on different terrain, and how to act accordingly to that I think you'll start having a blast. The WR I just bought has a 50/50 tire on the back right now and the original front tire on it with almost 9,000 miles on it. While I am looking for my next tire purchase now, I am still having a blast off road with the current tires. I also haven't touched the suspension settings yet, and the bike is WAY too tall for me. Just take it slow and learn how to ride off the pavement, and I think you will stop worrying so much about everything else.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:10 AM   #32044
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And another thumbs-up for the WRX / WRR combo. I usually pull my trailer with an Impreza of the lesser capability, in (boring) silver.
I'm failing here -- I have a WRX and a WRX combo, both in blue.

Any issues with the turbo and the trailer?
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:33 AM   #32045
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Any issues with the turbo and the trailer?
Four wheel roost on gravel mess up the bike paint!
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:54 AM   #32046
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I'm failing here -- I have a WRX and a WRX combo, both in blue.

Any issues with the turbo and the trailer?
I have had no issues. I drove over 800 miles with the trailer hitched Friday when I picked the bike up. And I've driven from VA to MD when I had the SV for track days.

I've also helped haul wood and debris to the dump for a friend. No trouble ever. Stock it's rated to tow 2,000 pounds, and I'm pushing about 130hp/tq over stock.
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:26 PM   #32047
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I also had a Suby WRX , 2002, and used it to tow as well. I did make it a rule to only tow one bike at a time with it though, much to the bitching of my buddies who also wanted to be towed.

best pic I could find quickly...just look past my now sold Sportster.

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Old 12-26-2012, 04:42 PM   #32048
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:49 PM   #32049
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I'm pretty happy with my Subaru.
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:58 PM   #32050
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So after much research and debate I think I am going to trade in on all my current bikes and pick up the newest WR250 I can afford, might even go brand new. The only thing I am worried about is durability... I do no less than 15k miles a year. I just don't want to have to rebuild it more than every 3 seasons so ~45k miles.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:01 PM   #32051
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So after much research and debate I think I am going to trade in on all my current bikes and pick up the newest WR250 I can afford, might even go brand new. The only thing I am worried about is durability... I do no less than 15k miles a year. I just don't want to have to rebuild it more than every 3 seasons so ~45k miles.

I don't think you have to worry about yamaha durability...
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:08 PM   #32052
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I don't think you have to worry about yamaha durability...
My first bike was a 92 FZR 600 and I killed that in 20k
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:20 PM   #32053
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My first bike was a 92 FZR 600 and I killed that in 20k
Change the oil every once in a while.


How did the become a Subaru WRX thread? That is the wrong type of WRX.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:25 PM   #32054
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Change the oil every once in a while.


How did the become a Subaru WRX thread? That is the wrong type of WRX.
And you had to look past a Sportie to even see that. WTF picture thread is down the hall on the left.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:43 PM   #32055
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My first bike was a 92 FZR 600 and I killed that in 20k
I have a feeling it wasn't Yamaha's fault.
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