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Old 05-05-2013, 06:26 PM   #35296
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:10 PM   #35297
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Looking at a 2008 wrr in my local area. Had a couple questions for the forum. Is 10,000 miles a lot for this bike? Mainly street miles, and I know it depends on how person rides too. What is a fair price for this . Mainly stock with rear rack
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:36 PM   #35298
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Yeah I'm going to get the suspension done. With 17s on a goaty back road I bounce all over at pace. On the dirt I bounce off things.

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Looking at a 2008 wrr in my local area. Had a couple questions for the forum. Is 10,000 miles a lot for this bike? Mainly street miles, and I know it depends on how person rides too. What is a fair price for this . Mainly stock with rear rack
Mileage is not very high for street ridden WRR. I'd guess $3,100 to 3,400 or so (they are a bit over priced).
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:43 PM   #35299
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The guys wants 3200 obo so your numbers seem right.! Any difference with later models?
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:51 PM   #35300
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The guys wants 3200 obo so your numbers seem right.! Any difference with later models?
Mainly cosmetic - anodized fork tubes, new graphics. Some tiny parts changed part numbers (e.g. oil filter), mainly just to give forum members something to talk about. Nothing major.

$3,200 sounds about right for the bike you describe. At 10k miles, you're not even halfway to your first valve clearance check. See if it needs a new chain or new tires - if so, get the seller to knock a hundred bucks off the price. As long as the motorcycle hasn't been abused, change the oil and clean the air filter regularly and you're good for another 10k miles, easy peasy.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:14 PM   #35301
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The remarks about bounciness are prescient.

I'm clueless about noticing things but the forks did seem stiff. Could some of it be the forks requiring regular air bleeding?

On another subject, I mounted the Zumo 550 and noticed the following speedo deviation

Indicated: 45 GPS: 40
Indicated: 56 GPS: 50
Indicated: 66 GPS: 60

Tried to get it to "true" 70, had the throttle pegged and managed only 68 before my turnoff came up. Seemed interesting to peg the throttle and not be getting a whole lot on the top end

I bought the WR for puttering and exploring what few dirt roads there are around here. Around town, it's a zippy little bike.

It ain't no VFR or GS but I love this little blue demon and can see how it could be setup for adventure travel on back roads with even some highway thrown in.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:40 AM   #35302
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Yeah I'm going to get the suspension done. With 17s on a goaty back road I bounce all over at pace. On the dirt I bounce off things.

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Set the rear rebound to maximum (3 clicks out from full clockwise) to kill some of the pogo effect.


In other news, for breakfast this morning we had two WRRs over easy...............






Went out with a first timer (to D/S) who just picked up a well-beaten 2008 WR250R. He said "Show me some of those tricky single track areas" and I said "Follow my line and do exactly what I do". Silly guy did just that. It's an old guy thing - we like to stop in the middle of hills and grab a little nap.


The next lesson I taught him was "Do not cross fallen trees at an angle - always try to hit them at a 90 degree angle with a bit of throttle to lighten the front wheel". I guess that after the earlier lesson, he felt free to ignore that advice. He did a ricochet off a log and went into the brush at the side of the trail, with some minor damage to the plastics. His comment "I love this shit".

I think we have him hooked.
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:28 AM   #35303
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I recently put Tusk 1-1/4" risers on, no problem with cable lengths. $20 / pair from Rocky Mtn Superstore.
Awesome, and at $20 bux its sure worth a try.
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:37 AM   #35304
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The guys wants 3200 obo so your numbers seem right.! Any difference with later models?
My only caution would be that some 2008 models had premature fuel pump failures. My 2010 has over 22K and I've never had a mechanical issue with the bike.

A new fuel pump is in the $200-250 range so it might be a price negotiating point for you.

Good Luck!
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:17 AM   #35305
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Rear suspension: Set rebound damping to max, setting per manual. If its still too bouncy, send out shock to get rebuilt by a professional shop, like GoRace, or WER here in NJ.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:40 AM   #35306
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Rear suspension: Set rebound damping to max, setting per manual. If its still too bouncy, send out shock to get rebuilt by a professional shop, like GoRace, or WER here in NJ.
Set the right amount of sag also, for my 185 lbs 4 in or more. May not need full on rebound damp. Keep balanced & rear wheel on the ground.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:47 AM   #35307
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Set the right amount of sag also, for my 185 lbs 4 in or more. May not need full on rebound damp. Keep balanced & rear wheel on the ground.

even with sag set the rebound needs to be set at max, these suckers are WAYYYY under dampened on the rebound side. Turns into a pogo stick quite rapidly offroad. IMHO the rear shock is the biggest downfall on these bikes. If I end up keeping mine I have to send the shock out for work.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:00 AM   #35308
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Air intake

I opened up the airbox under the seat and noticed a real improvement but the induction noise was unacceptable. I fabricated a rear facing snorkel out of aluminum star plate after making a cardboard model then lined the inside with foam and wa-la still had the improvement but much quieter. It has about double the area of the OEM air intake.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:30 AM   #35309
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I did the ultimate air box mod and it kept the factory plastic
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:03 AM   #35310
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My only caution would be that some 2008 models had premature fuel pump failures. My 2010 has over 22K and I've never had a mechanical issue with the bike.

A new fuel pump is in the $200-250 range so it might be a price negotiating point for you.

Good Luck!
If it hasn't died at 10k it probably won't.
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