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Old 08-17-2010, 08:56 PM   #16486
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Mis-adventure

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This is getting really entertaining...

Think I'll go for a ride on my TE tonight instead... don't want to take a chance on the pump failing in the Yammy...
My Dad is a character... Dad: It's not that far.... (6pm) Me: it was a 120mi loop last year... Dad: I'm sure there is a shorter way (no planning) besides Gwinn will have better food... Me: OK, (I'm ready for an adventure now).

After some delicious ribs and steak near Gwinn MI (It really was good food), now about 845pm and getting dark. Time to head back. I almost smoke a deer according to dad... he decides to lead instead, better headlight... I have the gps and some idea of how to use it. (oh and no trails at night just pavement, terrrain etc). My tripmeter hits 100 miles, I think to myself (back in the lead now, I've got the GPS, remember) shit, he's never going to make it. 102miles... Flashing lights and horn sounds from behind, Dad is out of gas.

Dad parks the wr in the ditch, and hops on the bitch spot on my bike. Dad: "Byron you need to adjust the rear spring..this thing feels mushy"
Me: Yeah it has 400lbs of dude on it... and I still have not adjusted it for my weight.

My XR with Farkles is close to 400lbs... So 800lbs GVW heads out on 15-17psi of air. The handling of my bike was AWESOME. 8 miles later, I fill up 3 gallons in a 4 gallon tank, but the station is closing... like right now at 10pm. Well the cabin is only another 5 miles away.

Dad: We can get the bike tomorrow.
Me: Yeah, and I can buy the parts from your bike on Ebay in a week. We should get it now (truck and trailer)

Total mileage: 115 miles, yup dad was right, the loop last year was longer, and yes there was better food in Gwinn.
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:51 PM   #16487
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Sounds like you two had a great adventure . . . and your dad needs a bigger gas tank for his bike
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:04 PM   #16488
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Sounds like you two had a great adventure . . . and your dad needs a bigger gas tank for his bike
he will always find a way to make it an adventure
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:38 PM   #16489
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I just picked up a WR250X. I know its very underpowered but its getting me around well, and I'm having a blast on it. Actually I already took it out to Street of Willow Springs two weeks ago and was tearing it up pretty good
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:37 AM   #16490
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I just picked up a WR250X. I know its very underpowered but its getting me around well, and I'm having a blast on it. Actually I already took it out to Street of Willow Springs two weeks ago and was tearing it up pretty good
A discussion that could last for hours and days.
Actually at least the Europe model is not underpowered, but it requires to get used to it, since it does not perform as like typical thumpers (due to the short stroke high rev engine with a sound reminding more or less at street bikes). It seems underpowered when riding it for the first time. Once you get used to the engine characteristic you will find a way of keeping up and enjoying the power available, which is around 30HP peak at a total weight of 136kg. This is what you get. No more, no less. Anything else is just a matter of feelings.
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:55 AM   #16491
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Fuel Pump Failure Poll???

I'm wondering with all the discussion on this thread about the WR-R/X fuel pumps and possible failures, maybe a poll of ADVrider owners' experiences would be helpful. It would certainly not be scientific, but at least would give an idea of the percentage of folks on this board who've experienced issues and when their bikes were made. Problem is... I can't figure out how to set up the poll options.

FWIW, my 2010 is pushing 6K miles with no mechanical issues whatsoever, and I wring its neck most of the time it's running.
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:21 AM   #16492
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I'm wondering with all the discussion on this thread about the WR-R/X fuel pumps and possible failures, maybe a poll of ADVrider owners' experiences would be helpful. It would certainly not be scientific, but at least would give an idea of the percentage of folks on this board who've experienced issues and when their bikes were made. Problem is... I can't figure out how to set up the poll options.

FWIW, my 2010 is pushing 6K miles with no mechanical issues whatsoever, and I wring its neck most of the time it's running.
It's not a poll but-
http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=803090
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:28 AM   #16493
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New pump is installed and the bike runs great. Rode it to work this morning
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:52 AM   #16494
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I find this recall document from Japan Yamaha interesting... I would think this would be some good ammo when talking to Yamaha if your pump has failed.

http://translate.google.com/translat...ump/index.html
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:58 AM   #16495
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New pump is installed and the bike runs great. Rode it to work this morning
Glad you're back up and running. New pump sound about like the old pump??

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Old 08-18-2010, 07:18 AM   #16496
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It has a little higher pitch to it like it is spinning faster than the old one. The old one sounded kind of anemic. The new one sounds good and strong.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:46 AM   #16497
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nice find Bash3r

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WR250R WR250X
DG15J-000089 ~ DG15J-004274
October 16, 2007 - November 28, 2008
4,125 units

Need to look at my vin, but these are japan only models right? Gonna just keep riding my wr until problems occur. Finally ready to throw on a new rear tire for another round of SBR here in MO.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:47 AM   #16498
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pump o-ring ?

A question for you guys that are replacing the fuel pump ...

Are you also replacing the pump o-ring ???
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:10 AM   #16499
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Nope. Just the pump.
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:35 AM   #16500
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i've got a 5/08 built wr-x with just under 6k miles... no problems yet.
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