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Old 01-12-2013, 03:49 PM   #32476
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Just for the heck of it, can you jack up the bike until the front wheel is off the ground?. If you can, make sure the brake is not dragging and spin the wheel. If it stops at the same place after a few times, it is more than likely the wheel is out of balance.

I don't trust spin balances, as they need to be calibrated and they can be off. Also not many shops think that knobbies need to be balanced.

This is not a perfect way, but it will show an out of balance wheel.
Don't actually spin the tire, just lightly move it to various spots every 45 degrees or so and see if it stays or keeps rolling to a certain area.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:05 PM   #32477
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I just noticed that justgastanks.com is a bit of a misnomer. In addition to the obvious, they also have Wolfman gear, Seat Concepts seats, and Rotopax gas cans. Another plus is they offer 5% off to Advriders.

I have a stock bike in desperate need of attention. Are there any other places with one-stop shopping for touring farkles?
dualsportarmory.com has about the best listed prices I have found plus they also give 5% adv discount. Look for their thread in the vendors section.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:39 PM   #32478
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Chad are you still running your throttle tube and housing 180 degrees upside down? I'm just completing my HDB install and I don't have enough slack in the throttle cables with the housing in the stock position.

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I have the HDB setup and am running throttle cables upside down with no issues. Also agree with Chadx with the 1-1/2" max. No way could I have gone the 2" with stock cable even upside down.
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:27 PM   #32479
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I just noticed that justgastanks.com is a bit of a misnomer. In addition to the obvious, they also have Wolfman gear, Seat Concepts seats, and Rotopax gas cans. Another plus is they offer 5% off to Advriders.

I have a stock bike in desperate need of attention. Are there any other places with one-stop shopping for touring farkles?
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:02 PM   #32480
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Pic from today. Unfortunately I think I sprained my ankle pretty early in the day so I was taking it pretty easy. Tuckahoe is some DIFFICULT terrain.

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Old 01-12-2013, 06:10 PM   #32481
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Laugh

First farkle on the WR250R this weekend! Been going back and forth on racks, ended up with the IMMIX racing model.

http://www.immixracing.com/make/yama...argo-rack.html

Went on easy, very solid.

Why this one? Well, I like the look of the billet ones, but not the shape. And I plan on having it covered most of the time, either with camping gear, a Pelican, or a milk crate. I narrowed it down to this one and the TCI Borrego, but thought the TCI was a bit too big. The other thing I liked about the IMMIX was that unlike the Borrego, it's a natural extension of the seat, keeping the same line, where the Borrego is more level, but out of line with the seat. I like the larger mounting footprint of the Borrego and the IMMIX. Anyway, it's on and way too clean.

Here are some pics, the ones on the IMMIX site are much better. Did a test fit of a Pelican and a milk crate too. Oh, and the best part, on sale for $80.










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Old 01-12-2013, 06:15 PM   #32482
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Is the engine case, specifically the stator side, aluminum or magnesium?

I holed mine today, punched the shifter right through it. If aluminum, I can get a guy to weld it up... if not aluminum I guess I'll be buying a new one.

If I can weld it up, should I leave it on the bike to keep from warping it, or pull it off?
Not sure if this guy makes case savers for anything other than KTM's but you could drop him a PM and find out?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=839454

If not, I bet Sandman could gin these up for the WR?
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:17 PM   #32483
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I have the HDB setup and am running throttle cables upside down with no issues. Also agree with Chadx with the 1-1/2" max. No way could I have gone the 2" with stock cable even upside down.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:10 PM   #32484
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Don't actually spin the tire, just lightly move it to various spots every 45 degrees or so and see if it stays or keeps rolling to a certain area.
Yep, that works also.. By spinning the tire, I get to drink a beer before it stops. By the time it's balanced I'm done for the day...
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:22 PM   #32485
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I get to drink a beer..... it's balanced
I don't screw with it anymore.....I automatically just throw four 1oz. weights directly across from the Rim Lock/Valve stem......pretty damn close to balanced.......and I use spoke weights....not those adhesive rim strips that fly off.....you can see'em on the front spokes in the below pic (I don't bother to balance the rear)

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Old 01-12-2013, 08:08 PM   #32486
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It's almost ready for my trip(ref:#31820,31923), extra fuel capacity includes Safari tank, newer 1.75 rotopax and 8L. fuel bladder. BUT I am having an issue with the current tire. I just put on a new Kenda 270 on the front and I am getting a slight pogo/bouncing action in the front suspension at around 28-35mph more so when I am slowing down from a higher speed than when accelerating up through that range. I have eliminated some of it by uping the rebound setting, but have not eliminated it. Has anyone here have a similar problem?


Crikey, do you ever plan to stop for gas? What's your range with that setup?
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:33 AM   #32487
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I think he will have to change tires before he has to refuel!!!

Safari tank= 15L +8L +7L Roto= 30L @ 27km/L = 810 km (506 miles) Best case scenario

As for the tire, I would take the wheel off , let the air out and break the bead. Check the tube for kinks and rotate the tire

and see if a new position helps.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:03 AM   #32488
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I think he will have to change tires before he has to refuel!!!

Safari tank= 15L +8L +7L Roto= 30L @ 27km/L = 810 km (506 miles) Best case scenario

As for the tire, I would take the wheel off , let the air out and break the bead. Check the tube for kinks and rotate the tire

and see if a new position helps.
Did you make sure the bead is seated evenly ?
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:05 AM   #32489
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I just put a steel braided front brake line on my X/R to replace the damaged stock line. The oversized X rotor and the feel of the steel line add up to create a superb braking package. Should have done it sooner.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:23 AM   #32490
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I don't screw with it anymore.....I automatically just throw four 1oz. weights directly across from the Rim Lock/Valve stem......pretty damn close to balanced.......and I use spoke weights....not those adhesive rim strips that fly off.....you can see'em on the front spokes in the below pick (I don't bother to balance the rear)

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What rear is that?
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