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Old 09-08-2011, 05:14 PM   #24331
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I'm bored.....My R/X gives me no trouble whatsoever and does everything I want it to do. Day in and day out. I have no questions to ask, but I wanted to post something. So I did. Now what? Guess I'll just keep riding.....
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:15 PM   #24332
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There was no change in foot peg springs on the WRR between 08-09 or any year for that matter. You got pegs for the WR250/450F. You can use 1 of the WRR stock springs for those pegs. But I can't remember which side. I installed pegs from a WR450F and only had to buy one F spring.

ah that would explain alot, f springs is what i need, and moose racing is full of shizen
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:38 PM   #24333
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fuzzy beaver rally - murphy NC Oct 14-16

gonna head to the Beaver this October: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=719630

Fuzzy Beaver Rally, Oct 14-16 near Murphy NC, in the NC/TN/GA mountains - some of the best street and off-road riding in the US!

I saw that the last one had quite a few WRRs, anyone else coming along to represent?
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:52 PM   #24334
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Hi all,

I bought my first two-wheeler this weekend, a 2008 with only 225 miles. I'll be on pavement for a while until I get comfortable with the bike, so I was wondering if I should get road tires. What's the perception of the stock knobbies? Are they worth saving for the dirt or should I just use them up now?
Perception depends on who you're asking.

True 50/50 dual sporters who seldom ride in mud or sand generally like them. Those with a heavy dirt emphasis or who spend a lot of time in mud, sand, gnarly stuff, etc generally hate them. Different riding favours different tires.

I put 2.5 years and three sets of Trailwings on my WR and they took me everywhere I wanted to go. Time to try something new, and theoretically a set of Heidenau K60 Scouts that should have arrived two weeks ago will arrive tomorrow.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:16 AM   #24335
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Is it worth the effort to switch back and forth between street and trail tires? If so, what do most people do, swap tires or swap entire wheels?
Most of us learned how to ride on a dual sport bike equipped with dual sport tires. Don't bother spending a lot of money on a new wheel set. Don't be timid about learning to ride on dirt roads either. It's all about seat time, so go get some. You have a great bike to learn on equipped as it is.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:52 AM   #24336
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Is it worth the effort to switch back and forth between street and trail tires? If so, what do most people do, swap tires or swap entire wheels?
Swapping wheels is easy.......but it's a big expense.......just throw on a set of low profile Pirelli MT43 Trials Tires......smooth on the road and comparable, sometimes superior, to knobbis in the dirt/rocks......that's all I run on my bike....

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Old 09-09-2011, 09:29 AM   #24337
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Why do you say that?

The "2012 Street overview" lists exactly 3 models: The Super Tenere, the XT250 and the TW200. Somehow, I think there are going to be a few more street models offered in 2012. Somebody running the website is guilty of premature optimization. Or something.
I saw this on cycletrader today, for what that's worth.
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:47 AM   #24338
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I saw this on cycletrader today, for what that's worth.
What I've discovered a lot of dealers do is put up ads like that on cycletrader even though they really don't have the bike. I know a local Yamaha dealer here who always lists several WRR's and WRX's, but you go in and they don't have any. I think they do it to get you to call or come in to their showroom.
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:50 AM   #24339
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Swapping wheels is easy.......but it's a big expense.......just throw on a set of low profile Pirelli MT43 Trials Tires......smooth on the road and comparable, sometimes superior, to knobbis in the dirt/rocks......that's all I run on my bike....

How are those tires in things like sand and mud?? Also, how well do they hold up on pavement miles?

And are they DOT?

And one last thing? What size do you run front and back? I only see one size in each, 18" and 21", on MSS.com's site.
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:29 PM   #24340
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How are those tires in things like sand and mud?? Also, how well do they hold up on pavement miles?

And are they DOT?

And one last thing? What size do you run front and back? I only see one size in each, 18" and 21", on MSS.com's site.
You forgot to ask him what tire pressures he runs for dirt and street also...
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:42 PM   #24341
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Swapping wheels is easy.......but it's a big expense.......just throw on a set of low profile Pirelli MT43 Trials Tires......smooth on the road and comparable, sometimes superior, to knobbis in the dirt/rocks......that's all I run on my bike....

Those really seem like the most versitile option out there. I think I'll try some when my Trailwings are gone. That will be about Sep 28.
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:09 PM   #24342
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You forgot to ask him what tire pressures he runs for dirt and street also...
I figure that stuff out on my own.
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:50 PM   #24343
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How are those tires in things like sand and mud?? Also, how well do they hold up on pavement miles?

And are they DOT?

And one last thing? What size do you run front and back? I only see one size in each, 18" and 21", on MSS.com's site.
Review: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/392/19...re-Review.aspx

Yes, DOT

Those are only sizes available and that's what I run.

Might consider jacking them up to ~15 MAX on pavement......but I generally just leave'em at the ~10 PSI.......sometimes a tad lower PSI in back (over inflation will lead to carcass separation on center knobs).....Bridgestone Ultra Heavy Duty Tubes (like running a tire inside a tire )

Not the best for sand or mud but better than you'd expect......

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Old 09-09-2011, 02:30 PM   #24344
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Seconding it being critical to run low pressures on the MT43's on pavement. If you run them high they wear FASTER, not slower, because the knobs are so soft. You want maximum contact to spread the load.
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:15 PM   #24345
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Thanks Craw and Moto..I may consider them for my next set of tires. I don't have the extra $1000 for a second set of wheels, so a close to do it all tire will have to do.
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