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Old 08-29-2011, 07:36 AM   #24181
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Oooooh...nice use of a license plate

How about the $10 deluxe toiletry bag (also from WalMart- found in the luggage section)). It holds two 30oz MSR fuel bottles perfectly, and has pouches on both sides for tools, patch kits, etc. It really compliments the cutting board rack

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Old 08-29-2011, 11:29 AM   #24182
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Got a pic?
Not a good one. I'll try and get one tonight...
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:59 AM   #24183
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Anyone here to ride trials like trails with steep climbs ,rocky stepps up and down? i think the WR is a littel bit to tall and have a narrow wheelbase for such spots. Because i am on a search for a new( used) do anyhting bike,a bit more than my (DR350S,KLR250) .Maybe a DRZ400S with its long wheelbase for steep climbs,Scorpa-T Ride more like a Trialenduro,Beta Alp low seat hight and smooth powerband or the WR250R street-trail-funbike. but i am afraid the WR cant fill my special needs.a bit street sometimes 500 kmh long ride like on a hollyday-tour,steep rocky climbs like in Romania or Italy in dry or wet riverbeds and forrest. My DR was nice for the climbs but to short geared with 14/51 for the street,my KLR nice for the street but the engine to peaky for the thougher trailrides even with lower gearing. anyone knows a bike that can fill my needs best as possibel? I search for the "jack of all trades"bike!
Dude! Your KLR250 was too peaky ?!?
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:42 PM   #24184
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Vibranators

I recently declared war against bar vibes on my WR. Grip Puppies from CA Sport Touring reduced the amplitude of bar vibes to the point where my hands would just get tingly instead of completely numb. Next step was to install Vibranators into the ends of the bars. I rode today with the Puppies and Vibranators installed, and after 30 minutes of highway, I had very little tingling in my fingers and no numbness!

BTW, the Grip Puppies win the bang-for-your-buck award at only $10 + shipping.
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:04 PM   #24185
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I recently declared war against bar vibes on my WR. Grip Puppies from CA Sport Touring reduced the amplitude of bar vibes to the point where my hands would just get tingly instead of completely numb. Next step was to install Vibranators into the ends of the bars. I rode today with the Puppies and Vibranators installed, and after 30 minutes of highway, I had very little tingling in my fingers and no numbness!

BTW, the Grip Puppies win the bang-for-your-buck award at only $10 + shipping.
What mods have you done in regards to power and what handlebar/clamp setup do you use? I'll be sure to stay away from at least the bars and clamps if the vibes are that bad.
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:12 PM   #24186
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Trailwings and mud

So today I had the first experience with real mud after Irene passed through yesterday. It felt like I was on ice half the time. F/R pressure was 15psi. Wow. I have to use Rē on my commute to wear these damn things out. Scary as hell after my last trip in the woods resulted in my wrist injury which is almost back to normal after a few weeks. I can't wait to get some 606s on. Perhaps then I'll at least have a little more confidence which hopefully will aid in developing any offroad skill.

Even with my limited time off-road and the lack of difficulty the riding is, you would probably all laugh at where I crashed and injured the wrist, I can see why many road racers recommend dirt riding to improve feel, looseness, and skill. I wish I grew up on a dirt bike or at the least started riding off-road instead of the many pavement miles I put on before I got my beautiful first dual-sport. WR250R
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:40 PM   #24187
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Question FMF heat shield for WRR

So I want to make a heat shield from a 15" tire spoon. The spoon is curved & fits into the passenger foot peg bracket. the other end is flat & it's basically 1" wide.

I have a 60mm (crome) & 70mm (stainless) version of the stock 10mm bolt. There's also a spacer so the bolt holds the muffler braket down. How do I secure the flat end of the spoon to the long bolt?

2 ideas so far:
1: tap the head so a M3 (like the bolt that holds on a skid plate) can screw in. Would need an oval hole thru the spoon since it's at an angle.
2: weld the head of the M3 to the head of the long bolt so the shaft sticks out & can secure the spoon at a 90 deg angle.

All this so the Giantloop Coyote doesn't touch the FMF muffler. I like that it goes back to stock easily & seems to be a great way to store the spoon.

Any other ideas?
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:44 PM   #24188
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So I want to make a heat shield from a 15" tire spoon. The spoon is curved & fits into the passenger foot peg bracket. the other end is flat & it's basically 1" wide.

I have a 60mm (crome) & 70mm (stainless) version of the stock 10mm bolt. There's also a spacer so the bolt holds the muffler braket down. How do I secure the flat end of the spoon to the long bolt?

2 ideas so far:
1: tap the head so a M3 (like the bolt that holds on a skid plate) can screw in. Would need an oval hole thru the spoon since it's at an angle.
2: weld the head of the M3 to the head of the long bolt so the shaft sticks out & can secure the spoon at a 90 deg angle.

All this so the Giantloop Coyote doesn't touch the FMF muffler. I like that it goes back to stock easily & seems to be a great way to store the spoon.

Any other ideas?

How 'bout some stick drawings to give a better illustration of what you are talking about with these spoons.....
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:00 PM   #24189
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What mods have you done in regards to power and what handlebar/clamp setup do you use? I'll be sure to stay away from at least the bars and clamps if the vibes are that bad.
I'm a special case - lots of nerve damage from an accident years ago and a little Carpal Tunnel Syn too. But since you asked, Protaper CR-HI bars and Zeta clamps, de-smogged, TBR pipe& fuel programmer, re-geared to 13/47.
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:52 PM   #24190
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FMF heat shield for WRR

Thanks for replying. I hope this pic works:

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How 'bout some stick drawings to give a better illustration of what you are talking about with these spoons.....
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:12 PM   #24191
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Thanks for replying. I hope this pic works:



hnmmmmm, I suppose if you have the spoon to spare, it should work......
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:30 PM   #24192
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Thanks for replying. I hope this pic works:
wasn't sure what you were going for at first, but I have to say I like it - great way to store the spoon and also shield the luggage from the exhaust, in one fell swoop - go for it!
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:33 PM   #24193
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Thanks for replying. I hope this pic works:
If you are planning on still being able to use the spoon for a flat repair as it sounds from the first post then I recommend drilling holes in the spoon and bolting it on. It looks like you have a spacer for the exhaust bolt in the picture so just use a longer than stock bolt there and on the other end you can probably use a u-bolt through the cuts in the passenger peg bracket. You could then use a strip to secure the spoon or drill holes depending on how the bolt is aligned. Should be easy enough but seems like it would be a lot of work to get it off and use.
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I am now for sure sold on the Dual Sport style bike.
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:42 PM   #24194
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I don't know if it's me, if kenda tubes are sh*t, or if fate is involved, but I pinched FOUR tubes trying to mount the front k270. As it turns out, my oldest boy is going to come and stay overnight for a job interview in the morning, so I'd rather be home anyway...
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:12 PM   #24195
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The Fly heavy duty tubes are great. No pinches at all, front and back; considering this was my first time changing tires...
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