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Old 01-09-2013, 02:58 PM   #32386
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Maybe this can be my first farkle...

This is a huge help when approaching obstacles
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:16 PM   #32387
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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.
Well, it will certainly do that. You would just need to figure out what sprocket ratios suit your riding style.

Lots of people run a 47t rear sprocket with the stock 13 front, and get by fine. Having a 12t front available for steeper trail riding [if you wish to do that sort of thing] is an inexpensive move. Changing them out is about a half-hour job. Sprockets are the best sub-100$ move you can make for good trail behavior.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:00 PM   #32388
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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.
I run 13/54 on my WRR with Dunlop MX51 or Shinko 540 Mud tires and plow through everything. I even pass orange bikes occasionally going up hill. ;)

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Old 01-09-2013, 06:52 PM   #32389
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So I finally got my stock suspension lowered using the method in this link from High Five as well as lowered the front forks about 15mm, so I'm hoping it will make a good bit of difference at low speed maneuvers. Now I just need to get my suspension set up for my weight. That's another ball game all together, and I'm a little hesitant to start messing with it.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:02 PM   #32390
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I run 13/54 on my WRR with Dunlop MX51 or Shinko 540 Mud tires and plow through everything. I even pass orange bikes occasionally going up hill. ;)

What's your top speed with that gearing??
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:25 PM   #32391
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What's your top speed with that gearing??
I don't know but I've had it going 70 on the GPS and still hadn't hit the rev limiter. Since I'm running off road tires and mainly use the bike for off-road trail use only I usually don't go any faster than 45MPH.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:36 PM   #32392
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Oh and btw that orange bike I passed on that hill was a KTM 350 XCF-W. (Crawdaddy's new ride).
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:49 PM   #32393
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In your vid, what gear are you running on the rear? I need to change mine I think. I'm using a 13x48 and first gear is just too short. 2nd feels real good after I shift, but I need to either run in 2nd with a bigger wheel, or do something. Got any ideas????

Oh, I have a new 606 on the rear and a new mt 121 on the front.

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Old 01-09-2013, 07:54 PM   #32394
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Need to order up a braided front brake line for my WR250X....who makes them?
Spiegler, they are an Ohio co.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:19 PM   #32395
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In your vid, what gear are you running on the rear? I need to change mine I think. I'm using a 13x48 and first gear is just too short. 2nd feels real good after I shift, but I need to either run in 2nd with a bigger wheel, or do something. Got any ideas????

Oh, I have a new 606 on the rear and a new mt 121 on the front.
I'm running 54 tooth on the rear. I think the MX51 that I'm running might be a bigger diameter than the D606 too.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:45 AM   #32396
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I came from a 610 w/power up kit to the WR. I'm really enjoying the WR. The only thing I miss about the 610 is the power. The WR will never compare in that department, but for a 250 it has decent power, and I think it's a great bike.
While the weight of the two bikes isn't that much different on paper, my WR feels much lighter than my 610 did. I think the difference is around 50-60 lbs., but it feels like 100lbs. I'm enjoying the ligher weight, although the heavier 610 was definitely better in windy conditions.
I think it's only about 20-40 lbs if I remember correctly. It's interesting that everyone says that about the WRR. It doesn't look like it, but the center of mass must be lower. I noticed the same thing compared to my DR. The difference is about 75 lbs, but it feels like 150.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:23 AM   #32397
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The TE610 feels like a tank compared to the WR too, just big and bulky.
First time I rode a WR was when I had my TE on a local ride with a friend.
We swapped bikes and I thought "what a toy!"....felt like a kiddies bike. But man was it fun-er!
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:48 AM   #32398
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I went from a DRZ---which I hated the transmission----to a 610--which I loved-----------but after buying my WR I kept the 610 around because it was a great bike. Rode the WR for awhile and just took the 610 around the block to charge the battery and move some gas thru the carburetor. Rode up to the house and said out loud in my helmet "I don't think I'll ever ride this again"-----------and sold it. And have never looked back----------I think that says it all Chris.

As good as the 610 is -------it handled like a clod of dirt compared to the WR----and so smooth-----------too bad the little 250 only has enough horsepower to carry me from Mexico to the arctic ocean and back-----------twice.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:52 AM   #32399
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Best competitor in its category?

For all you WR250R owners and lovers, which bike would you see as its most closest rival. The one bike that you'd trade for today (or not) if given the opportunity.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:02 AM   #32400
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The closest bike, on paper, is the CRF250L, though I still personally feel its closer or at least in between the WR250R and the new fuel injected XT250. Had that bike existed when I bought my WR250R, I don't think I would have been able to part with the extra money even though it nets a technically superior bike. That being said, I don't know if I'd trade my WR for one... but if it came down to buying new again I might be seeing red over feelin' blue. Either way I won't end up (Kawasaki) green with carb'd envy.

One bike I probably would trade for, assuming I was looking for the same style of bike, is a KTM 690 enduro. Same weight, 3x the power? Yes please!
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