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Old 02-07-2013, 03:50 PM   #33001
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I hadn't touched or started my lil quarter pounder since August when I screwed up my quadriceps tendon. Had to air up both tires, turned on the key.... and it fired right up Took a little put around the yard and the culdesac. Felt good.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:17 PM   #33002
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I hadn't touched or started my lil quarter pounder since August when I screwed up my quadriceps tendon. Had to air up both tires, turned on the key.... and it fired right up Took a little put around the yard and the culdesac. Felt good.
Congrats on getting back on two wheels!
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:31 PM   #33003
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There is a guy that sells a nice billet one on WR Forum, comes in two sizes and works with the RotoPax

http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t6...rack-available


I've got one of these and I couldn't recommend it more!
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:33 PM   #33004
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Front axle nut is 22mm the rear is 27mm. The axle hex opening is 14mm about $8.02 :http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-hex-l-keys/=ldpx8x #6958A2.
I only use it at home for axle holding convenience. Not in the field.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:37 PM   #33005
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Thanks!

Well, I'm all set. Driving down to Palm Springs tomorrow and scheduled to pick up a new (to me) 2011 Wrr. Going to drive it back to Salt Lake via the back roads in Nevada in an attempt to stay as low and dry as possible back up here. Pics to follow :)
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Mounted looks like this:

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Old 02-08-2013, 06:00 AM   #33006
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huron52,

Front axle nut is 22mm the rear is 27mm. The axle hex opening is 14mm about $8.02 :http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-hex-l-keys/=ldpx8x #6958A2.
I only use it at home for axle holding convenience. Not in the field.
You might be able to get away with flipping a spark plug socket around and using the hex end if it fits in the opening. Did this with a Triumph once.

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Old 02-08-2013, 06:08 AM   #33007
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All this talk about hex keys and backwards sockets . . . just loosen the axle nut before you loosen the pinch bolts, and vice-versa when you tighten it up. I never realized it was that complicated
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:12 AM   #33008
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It's sometimes useful to be able to turn the axle to get it out. I use the back end of a spark plug socket to do that.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:14 AM   #33009
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All this talk about hex keys and backwards sockets . . . just loosen the axle nut before you loosen the pinch bolts, and vice-versa when you tighten it up. I never realized it was that complicated
Exactly. And if one needs to get the axle out..leave axle nut on a couple threads..and tap with rubber mallet..enough to grab, un-weight wheel, and pull out by hand. .
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:47 AM   #33010
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It's sometimes useful to be able to turn the axle to get it out. I use the back end of a spark plug socket to do that.
I set the fork location on the T clamp using the axle as a guide. Basically, I slip the axle through, loosen the opposite clamp and wiggle the fork enough to slide the axle home easily. I can poke the axle out with my finger if the forks are matched in their T clamps.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:36 PM   #33011
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There is a guy that sells a nice billet one on WR Forum, comes in two sizes and works with the RotoPax

http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t6...rack-available

I have this one and it's awesome. Really well made.

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Old 02-08-2013, 02:41 PM   #33012
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I tighten the axle nut first, then tighten the pinch bolts near the axle nut.
Tightening the axle nut first fully pulls the axle to the left, putting tension on the parts the wheel alxe slides through, from the head of the axle to the left side wheel spacer.

After moving the fork up and down a few times, I tighten the right side pinch bolts.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:33 PM   #33013
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I am looking at picking up a set of Pro Taper Contour bars. I am happy with the stock ride position and was wondering which bars are closest to the stock geometry.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:48 PM   #33014
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There is a guy that sells a nice billet one on WR Forum, comes in two sizes and works with the RotoPax

http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t6...rack-available

I have the larger size of this one and it is awesome.... Quality is FIRST class and Jared, the designer and maker of this rack, is an awesome guy too!

I waited a long time to get a rack but sure glad I did... IMHO, this is THE finest made for our bike.

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Old 02-08-2013, 08:11 PM   #33015
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Fuel Pump... NO YAMAHA Warranty I was told...

[QUOTE=what broke now;20663968]I have no idea about Yamaha's warranty policy,...

A few months ago I thought my fuel pump had gone out so I had my dealer investigate a possible free replacement by Yamaha should I have needed one.... Good thing there was nothing wrong with my fuel pump afterall and I did not need to replace it... but, for what it's worth, according to my dealer, whom I trust (rare for me to trust anyone!), Yamaha did not show having any recall or anything of the sort on those fuel pumps, so, had I needed a new one, I would have had to pay for it!

From what I have read, it seems that the most common denominator of fuel pump failure was caused by extreme heat (bike sitting in the sun for hours, even with engine off) and low fuel in the tank. So, for better or for worse, this is what I will believe for myself and I won't worry about it until my pump craps out on me... till then, I will just ride and trust the bike!

Some inmates on here also posted failure on replacement pumps as well.

I also read on here that a few members got theirs replaced for free by Yamaha at one point... they were lucky devils! Don't expect it!

As far as cost, several inmates here mentioned the best place to get a new one was from Service Honda and those pumps cost about $215.00 or so a few months back. It seems that they were on backorder for a long time from Yamaha though... don't know if it is still the case.

Thought I'd share my personal experience and what I heard on the subject.

Nothing more.

Cheers!
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