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Old 06-02-2008, 09:25 AM   #181
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Hey NoVector,

Curious why you didnt get the DirtBagz? Or are you thinking of maybe adding them later?

Very nice setup by the way, should be a great trip!

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Old 06-02-2008, 09:30 AM   #182
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Very nice luggage setup NoVector. Now it's time to take that girl out and get her dirty.

Garg: What skid plate is that? I was hoping to see you at the Berkshire 3 State last month. I was pre-riding the course and didn't have time to look around in the morning. I really was hoping to bum a test ride from you.

I did get a test ride on a WR250F that day, but not an "R" I was on my DR650.
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:59 AM   #183
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Garg: What skid plate is that? I was hoping to see you at the Berkshire 3 State last month. I was pre-riding the course and didn't have time to look around in the morning. I really was hoping to bum a test ride from you.
I ordered this skidplate from the ThumperTalk store. Here is post I did with instructions how to order one for a WR250R. I believe the plate is made by Ricochet and that there are other online stores that carry it as well.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=643602

If you want a test ride, let's meet up and ride some time. I ride out of the Copke Lake area in Columbia County, NY. About an hour from Tucker's. We could go to one of the MA state parks ... or somewhere else. I am always looking for new places to ride.
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:42 AM   #184
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I am happy to hear that everyone is happy with the new Yammie! To date I have been a skeptic but am starting to turn the corner. If anyone has one in the Salt lake area that would be willing to allow a test ride I would like to put a mile or two on one.
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:47 PM   #185
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So on the dirt how easy is it to get the front wheel up on it?
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:56 PM   #186
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So on the dirt how easy is it to get the front wheel up on it?
Well ... I am certainly going slower than I was 35 years ago when I raced motocross and scrambles ... but I can get it up at will with this little sweetheart.
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:58 PM   #187
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Well ... ... but I can get it up at will
You da man! (that's what she said)
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Old 06-03-2008, 07:10 PM   #188
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Hey NoVector,

Curious why you didnt get the DirtBagz? Or are you thinking of maybe adding them later?

Very nice setup by the way, should be a great trip!

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Hi Wade,

No, no plans to add DirtBagz. The Wolfman stuff will carry all the crap that I want or need to haul into the bush.

As far as why the Wolfman stuff over the DirtBagz, I guess it's 2 things really. First, I've had Wolfman gear before, and it holds up really well to "mis-treatment" (not intentional, of course ), so it's a known product to me. Second, I wanted to be able to remove the luggage and not have anything left behind (like the mounting brackets for the Bagz). That second bit is just personal preference really. I hear the DirtBagz are excellent, they just weren't what I was looking for. The Bagz do have the advantage of keeping the weight down lower, but typically I haul my stuff to a camping spot, unload/set up, then go exploring from there, so I don't usually do really technical single track with the bags on my bike (again, not intentionally...but then ya never know what you'll find over that next ridge as you're getting to that "uber" camp spot....).

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Old 06-03-2008, 07:12 PM   #189
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... but I can get it up at will with this little sweatheart.
Oh thanks....I just shot coffee out my nose....

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Old 06-06-2008, 03:03 AM   #190
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Had a couple of work free days because of the rain,so I fabricated a set of racks for my new toy.You can see the photos here......


http://pugsley.smugmug.com/gallery/5...08156981_dLvSW

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Old 06-06-2008, 02:15 PM   #191
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Awful lot of indoor photos. How about some action shots.
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Old 06-06-2008, 03:48 PM   #192
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Had a couple of work free days because of the rain,so I fabricated a set of racks for my new toy.You can see the photos here......
http://pugsley.smugmug.com/gallery/5...08156981_dLvSW
Nice work! I hope you had the dealership take a couple of hundred off the price in exchange for those massive stickers, though, lol.
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Old 06-06-2008, 06:09 PM   #193
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Had a couple of work free days because of the rain,so I fabricated a set of racks for my new toy.You can see the photos here......

http://pugsley.smugmug.com/gallery/5...08156981_dLvSW
People like you make me sick. If I try cutting a piece of wood with a hand saw, it ends up looking like it was attacked by a retarded beaver. So here you go making a quality piece of work with a few days off and some spare bits of metal. Fer Christ's sake, if I ever got my hands on a welder, I'd likely burn my house down.

Seriously, nicely done. I truly envy the talent and creativity of folks that do this type of work. Excellent!

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Old 06-06-2008, 08:14 PM   #194
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Seriously, nicely done. I truly envy the talent and creativity of folks that do this type of work. Excellent!

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I agree, very nice work
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Old 06-07-2008, 11:02 AM   #195
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Question No WR250X-R for 09?

Hi everyone. I just checked the Yamaha Motors usa website and was surprised to see no WR250 R or X for 2009. Does anyone know whats going on? Is Yamaha not selling the bikes. I only saw the xt250 and tw200 models listed for next year.
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