ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-19-2013, 08:25 AM   #32581
30Bones
Beastly Adventurer
 
30Bones's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Marion, IA
Oddometer: 4,636
I have used 270's on a KLR and a KTM 640 with good results and life. My husky ate rear tires and an MT21 would last 1500 miles. so I never tried a 270 on that bike.

On a light bike like the WR I see no reason not to run a 270 if you do street and mild dirt. They are soft and were squirmy on my heavy KLR but somehow wore really well. I think low HP helps a lot, and on a significantly lighter WR I think they would wear very well.
30Bones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 08:30 AM   #32582
eemsreno
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
Oddometer: 906
Quote:
Originally Posted by shep546 View Post
Welcome... bike looks great... any farkles you plan on getting?
At least a skid plate.
eemsreno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 08:34 AM   #32583
bash3r
I ain't no DingWeed
 
bash3r's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Wentzville, MO
Oddometer: 1,723
Artic Ocean to Baja

Yeah.. those WR250Rs can't be any kinda real adventure bike right!... haha!! WRONG! BigDog and Dingweeds continue riding our WR250Rs on more epic adventures.. they head to Baja today. They've ridden from the Artic Ocean to Baja on WR250Rs, that pretty much says it all to the 250 nah-sayers

ANYWHERE!

Like our disclaimer says......




__________________
08' Yamaha WR250R
09' Yamaha WR250F
14' BMW F800GSA

Adventure Tshirts | 3 Step Hideaway |Campground POIs
bash3r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 08:51 AM   #32584
jwdub
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Oddometer: 592
Thumper Racing 280 kit

Has anyone installed this kit without removing the engine? Not sure if it's possible.
jwdub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 09:10 AM   #32585
DougZ73
Fading off.........
 
DougZ73's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: NJ
Oddometer: 6,849
Quote:
Originally Posted by bash3r View Post
Yeah.. those WR250Rs can't be any kinda real adventure bike right!... haha!! WRONG! BigDog and Dingweeds continue riding our WR250Rs on more epic adventures.. they head to Baja today. They've ridden from the Artic Ocean to Baja on WR250Rs, that pretty much says it all to the 250 nah-sayers

ANYWHERE!

Like our disclaimer says......




Nice.
__________________
Skyline Drive 11/2010 , Catskills 2010 trip, Catskills 2011 , Southern TNJT, 2011
DougZ's MTB thread , DZ Moto Photo Bloggin' , (my) Learning photography thread, DougZ vids
- Ryder Joseph Z. , Born 11/26/12-- the next Adventure: Grayson Hunter Z., born 5/3/14
DougZ73 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 09:19 AM   #32586
TwilightZone
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Oddometer: 2,903
>"ps. Isn't a IRC GP1 a copy of the Kenda 270?"

Yes... just suggesting different tires rather than pulling your bike apart or adjusting suspension.

If you've mounted a 606 on the back of your bike, check it also. I mounted one on my DR350... it created an intermittent vibration like you're feeling. I pulled the back end off the ground, put the bike in gear... the tire wasn't round, even though it was mounted properly on the rim.
__________________
"I don't really know, I've been too busy falling down."
TwilightZone is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 09:21 AM   #32587
pfy50
Professional nOOb
 
pfy50's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: Oneida, Tenn.
Oddometer: 480
Trip to Baja

I hope Mark is documenting it
Is he for sure on his WRR or his new Terra 650??
__________________
My Odyssey: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=566875
2013 TEX XC,2011 WR250R,2004 KAWA Concours,1994 BMW K1100RS
May the Lord bless you and keep you in all the Dark places you must travel
pfy50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 09:26 AM   #32588
pfy50
Professional nOOb
 
pfy50's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: Oneida, Tenn.
Oddometer: 480
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwilightZone View Post
>"ps. Isn't a IRC GP1 a copy of the Kenda 270?"

Yes... just suggesting different tires rather than pulling your bike apart or adjusting suspension.

If you've mounted a 606 on the back of your bike, check it also. I mounted one on my DR350... it created an intermittent vibration like you're feeling. I pulled the back end off the ground, put the bike in gear... the tire wasn't round, even though it was mounted properly on the rim.
The 606 was mounted a month ago before the Kenda. The problem only started after mounting just the Kenda a couple weeks ago. I'm pretty sure it is just a defective tire and I'm going out in a few minutes to check for it being out of round. It may settle down after some more break'in.

ps. I just got finished checking it and it appears to run between 1/16th and 3/32nds out of round. As I posed before not enough to get rid of the tire. just break it in more, and use it for light trail/offroad.
__________________
My Odyssey: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=566875
2013 TEX XC,2011 WR250R,2004 KAWA Concours,1994 BMW K1100RS
May the Lord bless you and keep you in all the Dark places you must travel

pfy50 screwed with this post 01-19-2013 at 09:44 AM
pfy50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 10:26 AM   #32589
UtahFox
Gnarly Adventurer
 
UtahFox's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Salt Lake City
Oddometer: 446
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwdub View Post
Has anyone installed this kit without removing the engine? Not sure if it's possible.
HighFive did it...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=621532
UtahFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 02:46 PM   #32590
jwdub
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Oddometer: 592
UtahFox,

Thanks heaps for the link to HighFive's project. I hadn't seen it before and it's excellent~! Just what I was looking for.

John
jwdub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 04:50 PM   #32591
jkstehn
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Redmond, WA
Oddometer: 101
On a light bike like the WR I see no reason not to run a 270 if you do street and mild dirt. They are soft and were squirmy on my heavy KLR but somehow wore really well. I think low HP helps a lot, and on a significantly lighter WR I think they would wear very well.[/QUOTE]

I got about 5000 miles from a 270 on the rear of my WR250R. Traction always seem fine in dry dirt and rocks of southern California. Still had at least 3 mm of tread in center when i swapped it out for an MT 43. The trials tire is wearing faster but gives me much more confidence with traction on the streets and freeways of LA and amazing reaction off road with exception of deep sand. K270 just didn't inspire confidence on freeway interchanges at speed for this noob. Felt squirmy and I always felt like I had to slow down to hold the lane.

Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
__________________
Jon
WR 250 R

jkstehn is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 07:49 PM   #32592
UtahFox
Gnarly Adventurer
 
UtahFox's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Salt Lake City
Oddometer: 446
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwdub View Post
UtahFox,

Thanks heaps for the link to HighFive's project. I hadn't seen it before and it's excellent~! Just what I was looking for.

John
NP J dub dub. Are you planning on doing it, or just kinda seeing how hard it'll be? If you do it, please let us know here how it goes for you :)
UtahFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 09:20 PM   #32593
pfy50
Professional nOOb
 
pfy50's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: Oneida, Tenn.
Oddometer: 480
Quote:
Originally Posted by jkstehn View Post
On a light bike like the WR I see no reason not to run a 270 if you do street and mild dirt. They are soft and were squirmy on my heavy KLR but somehow wore really well. I think low HP helps a lot, and on a significantly lighter WR I think they would wear very well.
Just trying combos to see if I can find an inexpensive substitute for the OEM trailwings. I am running the 270 on the front and a 606 rear. Had it out today and it felt a little loose on pea gravel but otherwise ok on hard pack dirt, even wet surface considering it is a defective tire. Not a supermoto tire but it is fresh so it is holding on tarmac OK>

ps. Next up are Shinko 700 series, then following that a Duro 903/4 combo on Markk53's recommendation
__________________
My Odyssey: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=566875
2013 TEX XC,2011 WR250R,2004 KAWA Concours,1994 BMW K1100RS
May the Lord bless you and keep you in all the Dark places you must travel

pfy50 screwed with this post 01-19-2013 at 09:25 PM
pfy50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 09:29 PM   #32594
henrymartin
Mr. Tourguide
 
henrymartin's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: South of the Great North Woods
Oddometer: 3,478
My WR came to me with Kenda 270. I haven't had it on the trails yet, but it sucks in snow That's all I tell you until the snow melts. Anyway, as soon as it is worn out, I'll be putting Trakmasters on it. I had them on my KLR250 and loved them in mud, sand, gravel, and okay on the street till about 70mph.
henrymartin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 09:37 PM   #32595
bash3r
I ain't no DingWeed
 
bash3r's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Wentzville, MO
Oddometer: 1,723
Quote:
Originally Posted by pfy50 View Post
I hope Mark is documenting it
Is he for sure on his WRR or his new Terra 650??
Actually he brought both is KTM 450 and WR250R.. but I got a msg from him saying he thinks he's riding the WR so he doesn't have to worry :)
__________________
08' Yamaha WR250R
09' Yamaha WR250F
14' BMW F800GSA

Adventure Tshirts | 3 Step Hideaway |Campground POIs
bash3r is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 07:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014