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Old 10-29-2013, 06:53 AM   #38881
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just test road one of this with a view to purchase,
i was disappointed , it had no bottom to mid power at all ,
you had to rev the shit of it to make it move,
and of course the bike was looking to trade
was a odd ball, nobody will want to buy that .....
blah blah ...
bloody salesman !
Gearing.
That being said, not all bikes are right for all riders.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:39 AM   #38882
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Moving the Gauges

Got a 2012 WR250R earlier this year. I added a KTM 690 windscreen and was thinking of moving the speedometer/dashboard up a little higher. Is that possible? Is there enough slack in the wires to move it up 6 inches or so?
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:47 AM   #38883
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Got a 2012 WR250R earlier this year. I added a KTM 690 windscreen and was thinking of moving the speedometer/dashboard up a little higher. Is that possible? Is there enough slack in the wires to move it up 6 inches or so?


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Old 10-29-2013, 08:16 AM   #38884
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Come'n Doug,,,ill stop by and grab ya Friday night.Ill explain it all to the wife."The Hammer"?"No,no,no,its a new Father prep class,,,ill have him back some time Sunday,,,maybe.".
I wish...too many things already going on this weekend.

But here are some vids to show you what not to do( on the WRR) at the Hammer.

http://youtu.be/ZXmZiAJ1zho

And the big crash...that ended my day for the Hammer. I was sure I had broken ribs, but the Astars suit did its job, and I walked/limped away. LOL

http://youtu.be/tFCf4Y957Yw
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:58 PM   #38885
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OK for those in the know.... CO programing....Good? Bad? or BS?

I've read a number of posts here and elsewhere on the web...I have yet to find data other than someone's BUTT-dyno...

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Old 10-29-2013, 04:26 PM   #38886
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I did two bikes for friends. It maybe made a little difference to how it ran down low. Doing the throttle position sensor adjustment made a much larger change, especially in getting rid of the jerky throttle in first gear. I also tried then adding a Throttle Tamer. This slowed down the bottom end way too much and made it take too long to rev. No hit so to speak. I changed the cam on the Tamer to half the recommended profile and that was a good compromise between smooth bottom running and low end rev/response. I then geared down the bikes a little lower so first gear would not be needed as much. Worked out great. 13/49.
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:45 PM   #38887
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I did two bikes for friends. It maybe made a little difference to how it ran down low. Doing the throttle position sensor adjustment made a much larger change, especially in getting rid of the jerky throttle in first gear. I also tried then adding a Throttle Tamer. This slowed down the bottom end way too much and made it take too long to rev. No hit so to speak. I changed the cam on the Tamer to half the recommended profile and that was a good compromise between smooth bottom running and low end rev/response. I then geared down the bikes a little lower so first gear would not be needed as much. Worked out great. 13/49.
Tps adjustment? Interested in more info.
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:58 PM   #38888
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The TPS adjustment I believe had a separate thread that I found. Not sure it was on the Mega thread. It is a little difficult to do as the screws that hold the TPS are hard to get to, very close and behind the frame on the right side. I made a special tool per someone else's input. I will see if I can find the thread again. Try a search yourself also. You might find it before me. After I did the first bike, the second one only took about an hour.

Here's info from the WR250 site. http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t5...on-off-at-idle
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:35 PM   #38889
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Anyone using a Xena XX-14 or XX-15 disc lock? They are different sizes and I'm not sure which would fit.
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Old 10-30-2013, 02:51 AM   #38890
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I got a wr250r recently and have been enjoying the bike but the FI has me a little uneasy. I don't want it to fail far from home (who does?) and I am thinking about picking up a spare fuel pump from Ca Cycleworks to carry with me. Does anyone else do this? The repair seems like it would be pretty straightforward with the hardest part being not dumping all the gas when changing out the pump. And yes, I'm aware that internet paranoia has gotten the best of me
My girlfriend and I have a pair of ADV modified WR250Xs that we keep and ride out of Las Vegas for West Coast rides. We carry a spare fuel pump between us on extended rides. Hers is a 2008 with a little over 10k miles. Our extended rides range from 1500 to 4000 miles and we often ride in pretty remote places. If hers was not a 2008, I'm not sure we would carry a spare fuel pump. Since fuel pumps are really the only "common" failure points on these bikes, I look at it as a safety blanket when we're riding out in the middle of nowhere. Given all of the crap we carry with us on these rides, it really doesn't take up that much space.

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Old 10-30-2013, 06:15 AM   #38891
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More gearing and light clutch options

Ok, so I went on the Bucky 5 DS ride. I made the improper calculation of sticking with my usually 14/49 instead of using the 13t. Big mistake when you weigh 230 lbs. Not to mention I have always switched to the 13 for trail rides in the past.
1st was running a bit high in the rpm range and very jerky on/off throttle, but second had to much of a power drop off on the hilly ride with my weight. That brought on the 2nd problem, by the half way point my left arm and hand were suffering. The gearing problem forced me to use my clutch a lot more than normal. The clutch on my bike has narrow engagement and is quite heavy, by the end of the ride I had to use 3-4 fingers instead of 2 and I had no feel left for feathering etc. Just in or out.

Now I am looking at Righteous Stunt Levers as an option. Anyone have one on their WRr? Does it slightly increase the engagement range? I know it really reduces the pull effort.

Oh and the more you weigh the more critical gearing is on a 250.... yes I am stating the obvious. But how people report the performance of this bike in terms of gearing has varied widely and often times weight is left out of the description. It's kinda like seat height. People mention how tall they are instead of inseam. And it is inseam that matters not your overall height.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:25 AM   #38892
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...But how people report the performance of this bike in terms of gearing has varied widely and often times weight is left out of the description...
Yes! And---rear tire diameter. The combination of front sprocket/rear sprocket/rear tire diameter is what determines the final drive ratio. You can't accurately compare sprocket sizes without including the tire diameter.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:06 AM   #38893
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Now I am looking at Righteous Stunt Levers as an option. Anyone have one on their WRr? Does it slightly increase the engagement range? I know it really reduces the pull effort.
I have one, very happy with it. It's much easier to feather the clutch (larger engagement range as you said) and easier to pull. I have the "shorty" that fits two fingers.

Still not as good as the hydraulic clutch on the KTM's though.

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Old 10-30-2013, 08:51 AM   #38894
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Provided you like the hydraulic clutch. Personally, that was one of the reasons I couldn't wait to sell my KTM. :)
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:08 AM   #38895
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My WRR has the easiest pull clutch of all the bikes I own. I guess it's all relative.
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