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Old 01-09-2013, 11:51 AM   #32371
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This is nice to hear. I've been checking out those 350EXCs because of your pic up above, they are pretty amazing. But I'm back on the WR now. Hopefully I'll get the Tiger sold soon and I can get to work :)
You're gonna miss the 800 triple. I bought a used WR several weeks ago. It's awesome, smooth for a thumper and fun but I still choose the Tiger 800 (roadie) for anything that doesn't involve dirt. I am lucky I am in a position to have both. The triple 800 is heavenly.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:52 AM   #32372
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I would want this capability in whatever new bike I choose to go with, anyone else have issues with the WR and obstacles?
It takes a lot of effort and practice [& 12/47 sprockets in my case] to predictably loft the front wheel on the wr in trail conditions, at least for me. In contrast to my 200exc, which lives for it, it's really hard. I have just settled for rolling big whoops, and smacking logs about 2/3 up if I can get it. Rock steps ups on trails I just hammer and hope for the best.
I would not call the capability a deal killer, the bike does so many other things well; if you want a throttle-wheelie monster it's the wrong bike.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:08 PM   #32373
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You're gonna miss the 800 triple. I bought a used WR several weeks ago. It's awesome, smooth for a thumper and fun but I still choose the Tiger 800 (roadie) for anything that doesn't involve dirt. I am lucky I am in a position to have both. The triple 800 is heavenly.
No doubt - I love my Tiger. Loved my Scrambler as well. But my desires keep evolving. I want to explore back of beyond and I doubt my ability on the Tiger to do so. When I go cross country or any other long trip, my time is the cheapest thing I own and would hope to avoid the slab wherever I go. SO, the WR (and a few select others ) would be a better fit methinks. My bike is my only vehicle too, much as I would love to have a stable I can't afford one.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:09 PM   #32374
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Also looking at a Terra and realize they are not comparable, but price new/new is hard NOT to look at the Terra as it would still do what I asked. I don't do gnarly single track/jump anyway. Dealer network is not close as well as parts.


I absolutely hated the DRZ after coming from an uncorked Husky 610.

I want to ride a WRR this spring and see if it speaks to me, if so I will begin a hunt for a lightly used and farkled unit.
When comparing the WR250R to the Terra, you have to consider if the extra power of the Terra is worth:

- 100 extra lbs
- limited dealer network
- 6k valve inspections, cartridge air filter, dual spark plugs
- dealer computer required for some maintenance issues
- 12 less MPG
- non adjustable forks
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:10 PM   #32375
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It takes a lot of effort and practice [& 12/47 sprockets in my case] to predictably loft the front wheel on the wr in trail conditions, at least for me. In contrast to my 200exc, which lives for it, it's really hard. I have just settled for rolling big whoops, and smacking logs about 2/3 up if I can get it. Rock steps ups on trails I just hammer and hope for the best.
I would not call the capability a deal killer, the bike does so many other things well; if you want a throttle-wheelie monster it's the wrong bike.
Seems like upgrading the front wheel/spokes might be a good upgrade?
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:18 PM   #32376
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I would not call the capability a deal killer, the bike does so many other things well; if you want a throttle-wheelie monster it's the wrong bike.
That's not at all what I'm looking for, rather I want a tractor. Something that will hill climb (and descend) with solid control, while being able to surmount the occasional step.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:21 PM   #32377
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When comparing the WR250R to the Terra, you have to consider if the extra power of the Terra is worth:

- 100 extra lbs
- limited dealer network
- 6k valve inspections, cartridge air filter, dual spark plugs
- dealer computer required for some maintenance issues
- 12 less MPG
- non adjustable forks
Correct, not comparing them head to head, but more for my needs both should work great. The first 4 things on your list are what bugs me the most. The forks aren't huge factors for my riding terrain and I never get what the bike should for mpg
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:52 PM   #32378
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I want a tractor. Something that will hill climb (and descend) with solid control, while being able to surmount the occasional step.
I ran a Pirelli MT43 on the rear @ ~8-10PSI.....13/47 gearing.....great for climbing....a little sketchy on the decents....
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:02 PM   #32379
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Seems like upgrading the front wheel/spokes might be a good upgrade?
I am a fat old guy and I just plow though/over the bigger obstacles on my WR. I am plenty used to it after getting lots of practice doing this with my KLR riding it in places people tell you a KLR can't go.

I have had no issues with my front wheel.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:13 PM   #32380
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I'm starting to farkle my WR250R for light off road duty. I'm debating how to approach hand guards. I've got the stock bars, and I want a bit more height. I can go with just risers and Cycra or something similar, or I can spring for a Highway Dirtbikes setup with new bars, mirrors etc. Seems like HDB is the way to go, and I figured I'd just get a Pro Taper Contour from them, let them do the tapping etc. I'm new to bar swapping though, and have some questions...

1) Is it better to get the lift from risers or from a higher bar? I'm thinking an extra inch would be perfect.
2) Do the HDB anti vibe inserts help on the WRR? I'm at 1250 miles, and things seem to getting smoother, but if $50 makes it better, I'll go for it.
3) I don't see a whole lot of $ difference in fat bars, but it's not clear that bigger is necessarily better. Any reason to stay at 7/8? Either better for vibes?
4) Universal adapter to mount a fat bar, or put on new fat lower mounts?

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Old 01-09-2013, 01:26 PM   #32381
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Highway Dirtbikes setup
Save some $$. Buy a Chub Bar from Rocky Mtn and tap it yourself....easy peasy

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...8%2522-Big-Bar

HDB clamp will come with lowers for fat bar
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:27 PM   #32382
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Hand guards depend on if you want them to clamp to the bar or to the triple clamp. I prefer triple clamp, but that affects if you can or can't use risers sometimes.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:50 PM   #32383
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+1 for both the HDB hand guards, top clamp, and risers...and also the Tusk fat bars

HDB kit isn't cheap, but totally worth the price.
As for the Tusk bars, they're a super bargain for $39.

I have exactly that on my DR650. I wanted some extra height so I went with the high mounts from HDB (2.5" high) and ordered Tusk CR High Bend bars.

This is a great reference: http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/Ha...r-Measurements









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Save some $$. Buy a Chub Bar from Rocky Mtn and tap it yourself....easy peasy

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...8%2522-Big-Bar

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Old 01-09-2013, 02:01 PM   #32384
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i am a fat old guy and i just plow though/over the bigger obstacles on my wr. I am plenty used to it after getting lots of practice doing this with my klr riding it in places people tell you a klr can't go.

i have had no issues with my front wheel.
+1 ;)
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:29 PM   #32385
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I am a fat old guy and I just plow though/over the bigger obstacles on my WR. I am plenty used to it after getting lots of practice doing this with my KLR riding it in places people tell you a KLR can't go.

I have had no issues with my front wheel.
Maybe this can be my first farkle...

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