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Old 06-14-2011, 10:12 AM   #22411
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I see BigDog & Dingweeds are still in Smithers, BC. Hope they are making progress getting parts out there.....
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:30 AM   #22412
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I see BigDog & Dingweeds are still in Smithers, BC. Hope they are making progress getting parts out there.....
Where are you keeping tabs on them?

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Old 06-14-2011, 10:57 AM   #22413
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Where are you keeping tabs on them?

Thanks!
Right here! We are still looking for a stator for Dingweed. Yamaha USA has one, (in Wisconsin) we just need to get it. 3d7-81410-00-00 They are willing to send it to a dealer in the States and then to Canada. It will be next week B4 they are good to go that way.
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:02 AM   #22414
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Right here! We are still looking for a stator for Dingweed. Yamaha USA has one, (in Wisconsin) we just need to get it. 3d7-81410-00-00 They are willing to send it to a dealer in the States and then to Canada. It will be next week B4 they are good to go that way.
Maybe I missed it, but have you determined the cause of the crispy stator? Don't wanna burn up another one.
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:36 AM   #22415
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Hey all…great thread!!!…need some advice...hopefully OK to post this here...

I sold my CRF450R last summer back in TX before we moved back up to MT…I now need something that can handle the trails at pipestone ohv with the kiddos and something to dualsport a bit on pavement to get to forestservice and singletrack nearby with my buddy.

I have been looking at all the usual suspects...crf450x (which my buddy rides and it is easy to tag here in MT) wr450f, ktm450exc, xr400, etc etc etc…but I keep coming back to the wr250r!

I am 44yo, 200lbs, avg riding ability, used to do MX and some serious trails when I was younger but now mainly looking to have fun with kiddos and also explore a bit locally and possibly do something like WESTFEST/MT1000 this year

So my question is would the wr250r be the bike to get?? I would most likely put it on a diet and do some mods like done at rickramsey.net, bigdog, and the highfive/krabill site (great sites btw!).

I did find a NEW leftover ’08 at a nearby dealer with zero miles for $5079 OTD and a diff dealer has a NEW ’11 for $6199 OTD …any thoughts? Seems like the bikes are similar between years? I guess the only worry is the fuel pump on the ’08 but that would be covered under warranty if need be.

Anything addl to try to negotiate from either dealer? We lost our local yammie dealer now the nearest one is over hour away.

Anything else to consider?

Thanks…Bill
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:25 PM   #22416
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Hey all…great thread!!!…need some advice...hopefully OK to post this here...
Might be a good excuse to contact Chadx & offer to rent one of his WRR's & see how you like them. Not sure how far away he is...

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Old 06-14-2011, 12:40 PM   #22417
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Where are you keeping tabs on them?

Thanks!
I've got a SPOT on them..

Man.. next week before parts arrive.. dang it.

Wonder if Scott did any mods to his bike this go around that could be causing the issue.. or old mods that wiggled loose ?!
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:26 PM   #22418
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Update...

Scott and Mark are on their way to a dealer about two hours away from Smithers. Scott has got a fresh charge on his battery. The dealer has a '08 used WRR on the floor that Scott is going to buy and take the stator from. He'll have the new stator shipped from the US and install it on the way home and sell the bike back to the dealer.

Not the easiest/cheapest solution but it gets them back on the road quicker.

Not sure of the possible causes for frying a stator, but hopefully it won't repeat itself.

Thanks everyone for the ideas and help.

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Old 06-14-2011, 01:35 PM   #22419
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Not the easiest/cheapest solution but it gets them back on the road quicker.
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Wow.. that's hardcore.. It's crazy the dealer won't just take the stator off, charge him an arm & leg, then when the new stator arrives at his shop, refund him minus installation. But whatever works.. hahah.. you never know .. they might need more parts from that bike.. but.. well. .I doubt it

Thx for the updates John
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:00 PM   #22420
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Maybe I missed it, but have you determined the cause of the crispy stator? Don't wanna burn up another one.
Update for Dingweed and Bigdog. At lunch they were on the highway to Terrace about 2hrs west of Smithers. Dingweed scooped a used WR at Ken's Marine and they are going to pull the stator. They have a brand new one coming out of the US to replace it. We found the only one available in North America and it is being shipped ASAP red label over night yada yada. It'll still be next week sometime for the new one to arrive. Meanwhile these guys are rollin!

They think the stator was fried using a different battery that had problems.
Thanks for all the help! Sam.
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:36 PM   #22421
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They think the stator was fried using a different battery that had problems.
Thanks for all the help! Sam.
Do you know if it was one of those fancy Shorai Lithium batteries or not?
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:23 PM   #22422
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what a horrible feeling...

I really want to go outside and fiddle with crap on my bike, only its not there. Its at the dealer getting the valve adjustment done. *sigh*...
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:49 PM   #22423
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I really want to go outside and fiddle with crap on my bike, only its not there. Its at the dealer getting the valve adjustment done. *sigh*...
That's what you get for putting 3 million miles on it!

Although I went with a KLX, I still like to chat with you guys. The WRR and the KLX is pretty simular, and the folks that ride them are just good folks!

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Old 06-14-2011, 04:49 PM   #22424
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Might be a good excuse to contact Chadx & offer to rent one of his WRR's & see how you like them. Not sure how far away he is...

Oh, yeah, welcome, and "Hey! Watch it man, there's a beverage here."
The dude abides! ....great idear...will have to ring chadx
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:58 PM   #22425
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Do you know if it was one of those fancy Shorai Lithium batteries or not?
I'm not positive but I think so.

Update for Dingweed and Bigdog.
A big shout out to Ken's Marine in Terrace, BC. He pulled the stator out of a used bike that he happened to have. He installed it in Dingweeds bike and sent them on their way. He did not make him buy the bike. What a cool shop!
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