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Old 08-11-2010, 05:53 PM   #16321
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...The ride up to 14,110' is something I wanted to write about regarding the WR’s performance degradation at altitude... Or not.

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Wayne,

Bears sometimes mooch food from passing motorists in Yellowstone, but I think you should be able to avoid them. Don't feed them.

Your bike will lose HP at altitude. That can't be avoided without turbocharging or bringing your own oxygen.

Some of the Idaho locations could be quite cool on the dates you mention (but also very beautiful. The fall colors are spectacular.) Dress warmly.

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Old 08-11-2010, 05:58 PM   #16322
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lloydpb - Here are the pics of my Wolfman racks and the oem tail rack.

The left side really needed nothing more than a tug on the oem rack to get it out past the wolfman mounting plate. You'll really have to pull on it because the tail rack is pretty stout, but it'll come.



The right side needed just a little more work. The weld on the oem rack hits the Wolfman mounting plate by just a little bit. I ground it off with a dremel until it sat flush.



Here's a shot up underneath.



Hope that helps.
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:16 PM   #16323
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:22 PM   #16324
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Just back from ~420 mile ride in mtns.....ass is NOT sore

I like it......I'll write up more later (it's late)......

Here's a pic of the stock seat next to the Seat Concepts seat:

Ok, review of Seat Concepts seat

As you can see from the pic, it's wider/flatter than stock......this translates to greater comfort on the slightly denser/2 layer foam.......you sink in a tad at first but then it firms up.......and when you're not riding hard you just slide yourself back a ways on the wider part of the seat to relax your buns......I just covered 400+ miles and no monkey butt......that pretty much says it all.......

I haven't tested any other seats so I have nothing but stock to compare against it.......I will note that I've owned a few Corbins on various road bikes and they're HEAVY.......the girl bike already weighs enough, not looking to add weight........I've also owned Renazco seats and they're GREAT......but I wasn't interested in a 4 month wait and another ~$350+.......XPC is in the same bracket......they look like really nice seats, but I can't justify ~$350 for a seat using my pan.....

Robert/Lendon are good folks and fellow riders......a good product at a reasonable price.......you can order the foam/seat for ~$160 and staple it on your pan or send them your pan and add $20 for them to attach it for you.......

I have no vested interest in this new outfit......just throwing out my $.02......please visit their website for details on pricing, etc. in case I misquoted something....

http://seatconcepts.com/

Pic of bike/seat taken on Joaquin Ridge just outside of Mammoth Lakes this past weekend.......nice views at 10,200'.....Minerets in the distance

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Old 08-11-2010, 06:46 PM   #16325
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did you do the seat work yourself , or have the company do it ?
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:15 PM   #16326
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Hi BluePill:
WTF, how did the KTM rider rip up the rear sprocket like that? It looks like the rear wheel was thrown off a cliff! Wayne
Best guess is that it lost 2 or 3 of the sprocket bolts, then ripped out the remaining ones. Remember that an EXC puts out at least twice the power of a WRR. High horsepower is a lot of fun, but it comes at a cost. Guys who ride the 950 SE often get less than 800 miles on a rear tire. Ya wanna play, ya gotta pay!


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Old 08-11-2010, 09:08 PM   #16327
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did you do the seat work yourself , or have the company do it ?
I picked up the completed seat on my way to Mammoth
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:48 AM   #16328
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Uh Oh

Last night I got my 250R loaded up and ready to head out Friday for a trip to the mountains.

After packing all my stuff in the giant loop, I took it for a shake down ride around the block.

Started fine, ran fine the first minute or 2. I pulled the clutch in, and it died. WTF?

Restarted it and rode it back the 1 mile to my house, while pulling in the yard I gave it a little gas and it died again.

Its been about 100 degrees for the last week here. My build date is 2/08. I bought the bike as a left over in March of this year. It's got about 2500 miles on the clock. I am guessing its the damned fuel pump.
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:22 AM   #16329
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02/08 seems to be the cursed number
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:32 AM   #16330
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03/08 for me with fuel pump going out in hot weather at 4k miles.
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:45 AM   #16331
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Yup. That's the fuel pump.
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:57 AM   #16332
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Yup. That's the fuel pump.




Has anyone had em covered under warranty? I 'think' the bike had a 1year unlimited milage warranry?

Guess I will have to pack my crap onto the airhead.
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:07 AM   #16333
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duc,

Read here:

http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/wh...blem-t1045.htm

Might be covered, but could be too much crap to wade thru....might just choose to buy one and be done with it.

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Old 08-12-2010, 07:29 AM   #16334
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Read here:

http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/wh...blem-t1045.htm

Might be covered, but could be too much crap to wade thru....might just choose to buy one and be done with it.

Sarah
Will do, thanks Sarah taking it on the chin for a $200+ fuel pump on a bike thats less than 9 months old is a little hard to swallow.
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:30 AM   #16335
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I'm sure it can be covered under warranty, but I just don't want to mess with a dealer to get it done.
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