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Old 08-19-2011, 10:50 AM   #24016
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A bikes weight is everything to me as I am getting older and muscle mass is leaving me. Being from California, can a KDX be street legal? Currently looking at Beta, KTM for light bikes that can do some street.
Yep, I'm in the same boat...weight is a priority and light means I can still handle the rough stuff.

But regarding street legal KDXs, no, unless you can find one that was made street-legal 2003 or earlier (which do pop up on craigslist now and then) you'd have to go with a Euro-bike if you want light. One bike you might want to look at is the Husqvarna TE 310, this bike has supposedly been upgraded from the 2010 model with more horsepower and better chassis...light too. They seem to have a pretty good maintenance and reliability rep. The bad part is the prices on the Euro stuff...yikes and many folks still like a larger tank and softer seat. From time to time you can find used dual sport KTM 450 exc's for decent prices tho', but for me, a 450 is overkill, off-road. If you have the money, now is a good time to buy used, as there are some great deals for barely-used bikes due to the economy.
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:45 PM   #24017
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scotts damper install...

Doing the install of my Scotts on the wr and it calls for a 32 mm or 1 1/4" open end wrench. I of course don't have one, but I do have a big honking cresent. Think that will do?

Any other tips?
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:33 PM   #24018
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:25 PM   #24019
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Awesome! The WRR/X is a true do-it-all bike. Love these shots!
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:23 PM   #24020
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Working on reading this thread from the beginning..1600pages

I am at page 50now.but check new post often!!
My 2 concerns with the wr250r are
1) less power then the DRZ(powerwheelies)
2) How highway capable is the little 250? ( Can I ride 70/75mph for more then a hour or so?)

Bonus....You guys give me reason to keep my 220....
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:33 PM   #24021
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My 2 concerns with the wr250r are
1) less power then the DRZ(powerwheelies)
2) How highway capable is the little 250? ( Can I ride 70/75mph for more then a hour or so?)
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1) Power wheelies - you're going to need to use the clutch
2) 70-75 on the highway all day long. Gotta love that 6th gear.
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:45 PM   #24022
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Well I got her buttoned all back up and ready to ride. Snugged everything up and took a little test ride around the yard. Liked the new bars and everything but decided I hate standard hand guard attachments. I was about to not install them and buy some triple clamp mounted ones and be done with it but decided I'd just get those next time I need to adjust these.

The new bars are YZ bend Tusk Chubs with the Tusk universal big bar clamps. It's not all that pretty but it works. I'll edit and throw in some pictures tomorrow night but I have an early morning for a Muster Duty almost 2 hours away.

I trimmed the ends of the bars down 9/16" on each side and the overall length of the bars measured today before install was 30.625". The plan of dropping the standard 31.6" length down 1/2" on each side worked out fairly well. The Spider Grips SLX grips seemed pretty comfy too. Three to 4 hours of riding tomorrow should give me a better feel but I'm liking it so far.
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:05 PM   #24023
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Awesome! The WRR/X is a true do-it-all bike. Love these shots!
Thanks! And yes it is one of the best do-it-all bikes there is.
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:48 AM   #24024
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it will certainly replace the drz , and dr350 , if you race , keep the kdx , if not , WR is a fine trail machine.
I agree.....
I would also want to keep the KDX. I wouldn't give up my KTM 250 XCW for my WR250R.....I gotta have both.
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:50 AM   #24025
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:09 PM   #24026
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Question Tweaked front end

Well I'm home from my Muster but wasn't able to take the WR. After a few seconds of riding down the street I brought it home because to go straight I was holding the bars canted. The top triple and the bars are aligned but when moving straight down the street they aren't straight. This leads me to believe the front end is a bit tweaked.

I've only ever dealt with realigning fork tubes on my EX500 track bike and those are conventional type. All I'd do is loosen up the upper and lower triples, then twist the tubes with my hands until everything was lined up again. On the last crash I had with it I actually had to get one of the tubes straightened though. I'm guessing with these USD fork they are less prone to bending and more than likely the lower clamps just got a little tweaked in the crash. What is the best way to straighten everything out? Just put it on a stand and loosen both clamps, then torque them back to spec? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:36 PM   #24027
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What is the best way to straighten everything out?
I think you only need to loosen the lower triple clamps, face the machine with the front wheel between your legs and twist the bars in the direction it needs to go. Tighten clamps and test ride. Repeat if necessary.
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Old 08-20-2011, 05:35 PM   #24028
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I think you only need to loosen the lower triple clamps, face the machine with the front wheel between your legs and twist the bars in the direction it needs to go. Tighten clamps and test ride. Repeat if necessary.
Thanks. I've only managed to get it about 1/2 way better. After I fix it I'll have to post up some pictures of how bad it was. It sure doesn't twist easy but I bet my somewhat injured left wrist isn't helping the cause. I've called it a night and will try to finish it up tomorrow afternoon.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:18 PM   #24029
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Not that I'd do it, or not do it, but you COULD turn the bars to full lock and kick the front of the wheel in the direction you need it to go.
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:19 PM   #24030
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