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Old 09-02-2011, 10:16 AM   #24241
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The Safari Tank comes with a piece of sheet metal that tie wraps over the pressure relief out let of the pump. The fuel hits the sheet metal and runs down the side of the pump into the sump at the bottom of the pump to both help cool the pump when it is not submerged in fuel and prevent the fuel from spraying directly back down in to the wings. IMS said it wasn't needed when they did the 4.7 gallon tank. I recently traded my Safari for the 4.7 IMS. I made and installed the sheet metal part on the pump before putting it in the IMS Tank.
Hey Simmons1!

You wouldn't happen to have a photo or two of the above mods on the IMS tank would you?

I'm planning to do something to mine next time I have a good reason to take the tank off the bike. Until then, I'm usually around 200 miles when the low fuel light comes on so it hasn't been a big issue for me yet, but I would like to know I can get that last half gallon of gas if needed.

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Old 09-02-2011, 10:55 AM   #24242
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Hey Simmons1!

You wouldn't happen to have a photo or two of the above mods on the IMS tank would you?

I'm planning to do something to mine next time I have a good reason to take the tank off the bike. Until then, I'm usually around 200 miles when the low fuel light comes on so it hasn't been a big issue for me yet, but I would like to know I can get that last half gallon of gas if needed.

Thanks!
I didn't take any photos of mine, somewhere in this thread or over on the WRR Forum there are pictures of someone messing with a pump that has the sheet metal fuel deflector place. If I find it I'll reply again.
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:03 AM   #24243
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I didn't take any photos of mine, somewhere in this thread or over on the WRR Forum there are pictures of someone messing with a pump that has the sheet metal fuel deflector place. If I find it I'll reply again.
Look in here for the silver piece of bent sheet metal:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=16622
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:08 AM   #24244
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Look in here for the silver piece of bent sheet metal:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=16622


Thanks... looks simple enough fab up - two bends in a piece of flat steel or aluminum, drill 2 holea for a wire tie.

Much appreciated!!!
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:33 AM   #24245
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What handlebars do people switch?

Sounds like ATV bars might be what I'm looking for; I had picked up a KX High Bend which is fractions of inches different than stock. Very helpful info-thanks! Will report back.

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"Stock bars are 30.7" W, 3.8" H, 2.6" Pull Back"

Take a look at this chart and maybe you can see how different bars compare:

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http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/handlebarinfo.do[/URL]

Holler back after you've taken a look and we'll try to help.

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Old 09-02-2011, 01:50 PM   #24246
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Guys, the little WR has caught my attention. Never ridden one though. Anyone come from a DR650 to the 250??? I love my DR as an ADV bike, but it is HEAVY and the suspension SUCKS. Motor is kicking though, with TM40 carb and GSXR pipe. Wondering if the WR is gonna do it for me........

Also, what are the differences between the X and R as far as suspension (and other things for that matter). If I end up getting one, I want both sets of wheels. Just wondering if I'm better off starting with an R or an X.
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Old 09-02-2011, 02:01 PM   #24247
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Guys, the little WR has caught my attention. Never ridden one though. Anyone come from a DR650 to the 250??? I love my DR as an ADV bike, but it is HEAVY and the suspension SUCKS. Motor is kicking though, with TM40 carb and GSXR pipe. Wondering if the WR is gonna do it for me........

Also, what are the differences between the X and R as far as suspension (and other things for that matter). If I end up getting one, I want both sets of wheels. Just wondering if I'm better off starting with an R or an X.
I came from a BMW Dakar - which I really liked - to the WR-R last year. No complaints here about the bike's capabilities, especially after adding the 4.75-gallon IMS tank. It's not quite as smooth on the road as my Dakar, but will cruise all day at 70 mph comfortably (and mine is geared down four teeth on the rear sprocket). Off-road or on gravel there's just no comparison between the two.

About whether to go with an "R" or "X" version, were it me I'd go with the "X" cuz I think the black frame/wheels just looks better. And I'd probably get black wheels in 18/21 for dirt instead of the silver ones, but that's just me.

One thing to consider is whether you want to use the larger front rotor that comes on the X or the smaller one that's on the R, or switch out calipers each time you change. That's really the only difference in the two bikes mechanically, from what I understand.

I also like the DR as an Adventure bike, but unless you need to do sustained 80 mph slab runs I believe you'll find the WR is a great all-arounder.

Good luck and post up whatever you end up with.
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Old 09-02-2011, 02:12 PM   #24248
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Question Wolfman Expedition Dry Saddlebags?

I used my Expedition dry saddlebags for the first time today and noticed this black plastic pseudo basket type thing on the inside. What is it? I figured I'd ask here before looking up the email address for and sending an email their way. Thanks.

Just a note, it seems there are 3 sections to it and the back of the bags has one while the front of the bag has 2 with one folded over or something.
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Old 09-02-2011, 02:28 PM   #24249
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I used my Expedition dry saddlebags for the first time today and noticed this black plastic pseudo basket type thing on the inside. What is it? I figured I'd ask here before looking up the email address for and sending an email their way. Thanks.

Just a note, it seems there are 3 sections to it and the back of the bags has one while the front of the bag has 2 with one folded over or something.
It is just to give the saddlebag so form so it doesn't collapse while fillling and also makes filling the bag easier as it is slippery vs the rubbery inside of the bag. make a U out of it with so that one side is against the back of the bag, the middle portion is on the bottom and last side against the outside of the saddlebag.
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Old 09-02-2011, 02:41 PM   #24250
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It is just to give the saddlebag so form so it doesn't collapse while fillling and also makes filling the bag easier as it is slippery vs the rubbery inside of the bag. make a U out of it with so that one side is against the back of the bag, the middle portion is on the bottom and last side against the outside of the saddlebag.
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Thanks. I figured as much but wanted to check.
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Old 09-02-2011, 02:59 PM   #24251
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Will the Safari run almost dry? I have yet to run it down since I got it.
I've rode mine to the pump and it's taken 3.6 gallons. There was just a tiny bit visible in each wing.
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:56 PM   #24252
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Will the Safari run almost dry? I have yet to run it down since I got it.
I have put 3.4 or 3.5 gallons in it a couple times.
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:57 PM   #24253
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I came from a BMW Dakar - which I really liked - to the WR-R last year. No complaints here about the bike's capabilities, especially after adding the 4.75-gallon IMS tank. It's not quite as smooth on the road as my Dakar, but will cruise all day at 70 mph comfortably (and mine is geared down four teeth on the rear sprocket). Off-road or on gravel there's just no comparison between the two.

About whether to go with an "R" or "X" version, were it me I'd go with the "X" cuz I think the black frame/wheels just looks better. And I'd probably get black wheels in 18/21 for dirt instead of the silver ones, but that's just me.

One thing to consider is whether you want to use the larger front rotor that comes on the X or the smaller one that's on the R, or switch out calipers each time you change. That's really the only difference in the two bikes mechanically, from what I understand.

I also like the DR as an Adventure bike, but unless you need to do sustained 80 mph slab runs I believe you'll find the WR is a great all-arounder.

Good luck and post up whatever you end up with.
Thanks......anyone know if the suspension on the R is valved different than the X.......
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:58 PM   #24254
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Thanks......anyone know if the suspension on the R is valved different than the X.......
I believe they are valved the same.
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Old 09-02-2011, 04:39 PM   #24255
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Thanks......anyone know if the suspension on the R is valved different than the X.......

Looking at the service manual it seems they are just adjusted to different "click settings" as the stock setting. I can't say one way or the other on valving though. Maybe ask a suspension shop that has taken both apart to modify?
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