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Old 03-04-2013, 03:43 PM   #57046
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Lots of people I know swear by this stuff.

The 93 octane will do nothing...well, I suppose, if you trust their advertising, there is some magical detergent stuff in there, but around here filling up with gas nets you an additional 10% alcohol....not good.

Beyond the detergent package the only reason to move up to higher octane is to slow the burn down and make it more "controlled"
Well, it has happened before and getting fresh fuel usually clears it up in time. This may be the year I get the valves checked again. Probably ought to do the clutch too.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:16 PM   #57047
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I put a new seat on my WR last week. Bought a air staple gun and staples from HF. The cover went on real easy and no wrinkles. I put 2 other cheap seat cover on other bikes and they both looked like crap. The seat concepts seat seems over priced but the fit was great. Hope to put some miles on it this weekend and see if it was worth the $. If anyone wants to use my staple gun just ask.

Which model is that Alan? Mine has a Seat Concepts, but no lines.
When I did that Flint Ridge ride in the late fall I spent about 10 hours or more on the bike & my butt didn't complain. Well, I guess I usually stand on gravel, so maybe 6 or 7 hours on the seat. Pretty comfortable.
I have an electric stapler here if anyone down this way needs one. It worked fine for putting a new seat on the KLR.
I put a SpeedoDRD on my WRR today, the speedometer was about 15% off. It was only a couple percent off when the gearing was stock, that just bugged me too much. The device works as advertised. The speedo is dead on with my gps, I'll check the odo next time I'm out. Maybe we should rename this thread WRR in Ohio.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:34 PM   #57048
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Which model is that Alan? Mine has a Seat Concepts, but no lines.
When I did that Flint Ridge ride in the late fall I spent about 10 hours or more on the bike & my butt didn't complain. Well, I guess I usually stand on gravel, so maybe 6 or 7 hours on the seat. Pretty comfortable.
I have an electric stapler here if anyone down this way needs one. It worked fine for putting a new seat on the KLR.
I put a SpeedoDRD on my WRR today, the speedometer was about 15% off. It was only a couple percent off when the gearing was stock, that just bugged me too much. The device works as advertised. The speedo is dead on with my gps, I'll check the odo next time I'm out. Maybe we should rename this thread WRR in Ohio.
I have the standard seat height version and I'm guessing that you and I have older versions of the cover and they now put those stitch lines in to prevent the bunching up of the material in that area...
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:18 PM   #57049
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Well, it has happened before and getting fresh fuel usually clears it up in time. This may be the year I get the valves checked again. Probably ought to do the clutch too.
All modern fuel has detergent in it. Sometimes running it is enough to loosen up and remove most carb gunk. Its not 100% of it though.
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:53 PM   #57050
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Which model is that Alan? Mine has a Seat Concepts, but no lines.
When I did that Flint Ridge ride in the late fall I spent about 10 hours or more on the bike & my butt didn't complain. Well, I guess I usually stand on gravel, so maybe 6 or 7 hours on the seat. Pretty comfortable.
I have an electric stapler here if anyone down this way needs one. It worked fine for putting a new seat on the KLR.
I put a SpeedoDRD on my WRR today, the speedometer was about 15% off. It was only a couple percent off when the gearing was stock, that just bugged me too much. The device works as advertised. The speedo is dead on with my gps, I'll check the odo next time I'm out. Maybe we should rename this thread WRR in Ohio.
Its the regular height carbon fiber. My stock seat was good until about the 100-150 mile mark and after that I was wishing for a new seat. My leg is still sore so standing is not as easy as it was before so that was my other reason for pulling the trigger on a new seat.
My speedometer is off 10 mph at 65mph so it makes the math real easy. Plus I dont really care how fast I am going on the wr just so I am not getting passed by amish buggys, going to fast isnt a problem.
I hope we can get a big group of Ohio WR riders together this summer for a ride.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:07 PM   #57051
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. If anyone wants to use my staple gun just ask.

I'll probably take you up on that some day.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:16 PM   #57052
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so I'm looking to place an order at Iron Pony's website...anyone got a discount/coupon code?
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:12 AM   #57053
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My speedometer is off 10 mph at 65mph so it makes the math real easy. Plus I dont really care how fast I am going on the wr just so I am not getting passed by amish buggys, going to fast isnt a problem.
I hope we can get a big group of Ohio WR riders together this summer for a ride.
Mine was off 9 at 60, so the percentage is pretty close. I thought the same until I did that adv enduro, now I'd like the speedo to be pretty close. I plan to do a couple more this year. It was a pretty good time.
I'd definitely be up for a WRR gathering this year.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:55 AM   #57054
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I put a SpeedoDRD on my WRR today, the speedometer was about 15% off. It was only a couple percent off when the gearing was stock, that just bugged me too much. The device works as advertised. The speedo is dead on with my gps, I'll check the odo next time I'm out. Maybe we should rename this thread WRR in Ohio.
From what I read in the mega thread, your odo will be off.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:13 AM   #57055
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From what I read in the mega thread, your odo will be off.
Some anyway. Mine were pretty close stock with T63s, not the 10% off that some of those folks claim. I may recalibrate on the odo instead of the speedo.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:03 AM   #57056
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I lucked out and had some time free this afternoon. Got the strom out and did some road time on it. Ran a little rough on the low end but I'm hoping the 93 octane it got filled with will help that out a bit.
Higher octane (by itself) won't cure a stumble, not on your bike. VStrom is designed for 87, higher octane requires higher heat and compression to effectively burn...which you ain't giving it. More likely is that the gas you've got is bad, not that the octane is too low. If that's the case, the fresh gas might help, but the octane isn't the fix.

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Have you had a bad experience with it? I've used it for years and it's unfucked some pretty gummed up carbs...it's a good fuel stabilizer, too.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:26 AM   #57057
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Higher octane (by itself) won't cure a stumble, not on your bike. VStrom is designed for 87, higher octane requires higher heat and compression to effectively burn...which you ain't giving it. More likely is that the gas you've got is bad, not that the octane is too low. If that's the case, the fresh gas might help, but the octane isn't the fix.



Have you had a bad experience with it? I've used it for years and it's unfucked some pretty gummed up carbs...it's a good fuel stabilizer, too.
I tried it one year on the KLR. It has been the only time the KLR has had issues when brought out in the spring. Just regular Fuel Stabilizer seems to work best and occasional starts over the course of the winter. I've been a slacker this winter, but a week ago all three started and ran fine. I think fresh fuel is what the Strom wants.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:26 AM   #57058
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Sta-bil for "I'm planning ahead for winter!"

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Old 03-05-2013, 10:33 AM   #57059
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I use SeaForm for both. This is ok, yes?
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:58 AM   #57060
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I use SeaForm for both. This is ok, yes?
Yep, pretty much the same thing except a couple versions of stabil contain alcohol. Let the flame war begin.
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