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Old 09-14-2011, 06:31 PM   #24451
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Fun area to ride. Is that cabin on Clay Mine Road? Looks familiar; I've stayed at Stony Fork and ridden around the area in the past.
It's off of the West Rim - yea great area to ride for sure!
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Old 09-14-2011, 06:58 PM   #24452
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Hey J,

The list is $6500.

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list?? thanks im just dreaming and buying lottery tickets
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:05 PM   #24453
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thanks man

wanna go for a cat ride this winter??only cost ya $6500.00
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:20 PM   #24454
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I think there was some speculation earlier in this thread on whether there would be a 2012 model WRR (and WRX) here in the US. Well, Yamaha finally got the website updated... http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/pr...95/0/home.aspx

I kinda like the gold forks
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:16 PM   #24455
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In the absence of specifications, it looks unchanged from the original, give or take fork color and graphics. Why? Because Yamaha got it right the first time!

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I think there was some speculation earlier in this thread on whether there would be a 2012 model WRR (and WRX) here in the US. Well, Yamaha finally got the website updated... http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/pr...95/0/home.aspx

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Old 09-14-2011, 08:37 PM   #24456
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give or take fork color
Forks changed to gold in 2010...
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:49 PM   #24457
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I kinda like the gold forks
that what he said!!!!! if i ever get one will you trick it out for me Rick?? please???????
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:53 PM   #24458
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Only $6999 in Canuckstan (with our strong dollar and all).
Still higher than you guys but that is 1k cheaper than last years model!
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:09 AM   #24459
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Wr250x

This thread was very influential in helping me decide on the WR as my first dual sport bike. In my signature is a link to my first ride report on my WR250x with shinko 244s on.
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:27 AM   #24460
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Fwiw...

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In the absence of specifications, it looks unchanged from the original, give or take fork color and graphics. Why? Because Yamaha got it right the first time!
The only other change I'm aware of is the newer models don't have the "cushed" rear sprocket.
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:38 PM   #24461
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I think there was some speculation earlier in this thread on whether there would be a 2012 model WRR (and WRX) here in the US. Well, Yamaha finally got the website updated... http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/pr...95/0/home.aspx


Anyone else notice that there's no 2012 wr250x? Just the "R".
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:47 PM   #24462
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Anyone else notice that there's no 2012 wr250x? Just the "R".
Yep, no X at least not yet.
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Old 09-15-2011, 04:42 PM   #24463
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Any significant differences in the '12 besides "Bold New Graphics"???
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:42 PM   #24464
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Yep, no X at least not yet.
Yea, I noticed that. Wonder if they dropped the X or just haven't added it to the website. I always wondered which model sold better.... here on AdvRider the R model gets way more discussion, but a sales guy I spoke with said the X seemed to sell better.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:05 PM   #24465
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Good description of your problem.....and yes, that would make it more difficult to be smooth with throttle inputs. You must shift your weight off your arms and back to your legs. Your thigh is the biggest, strongest muscle in the body. Typically speaking, you should be have about 70% of your weight there, if not more. Get the pressure off of your hands and arms. Then, you can learn to loosen and relax your grip. This is critical to allow you to be more sensitive with the throttle hand.

You will have to develop some balance and leg control. No need to squeeze the bike tightly with your legs. Relax them, widen the stance, and let them flex. This gives you a better base to support your weight. You really only want to use the arms for steering and control inputs (throttle, clutch, brake, suspension)....also as pressure points for pushing and pulling on the bars (for traction) as needed.

A good exercise would be to layout a figure eight course in the yard or some open area. Use cones, rocks, whatever. Give you self a center target and outside perimeter limits. Start big and slowly tighten the circle as you improve. The goal is to ride slowly in a figure eight pattern within the boundaries as smoothly and consistently as you can.....many revolutions without stopping.

This exercise requires you to learn balance, body position, clutch & throttle control. You can't let anything get away from you or you're "busted"....so to speak. You must learn to use some clutch, preferably with one or two fingers on it.....slipping it in and out while you control throttle smoothly and softly. Try to get where the bike is not lurching, but rolling steadily and smoothly without the motor struggling or over reving. Got the picture?

This also forces you to shift your weight back onto your legs and off your arms, for you will fall into (inside) the circle with too much weight on the bars and your body leaning to far to the inside. You will (eventually) be amazed at how much more stable and "in control" you feel when you learn to put most of your weight on the legs and not the hands. You can't control a motorcycle very well while leaning hard on the bars. There are few situations where that is actually a desired technique to weight the front-end on a slippery surface, but those are the exceptions.

Practice this exercise a LOT, and you will discover several things about yourself, your bike, your body position, your input controls, and your ability to react with corrective inputs. Slowing everything down to a walking speed, while making tight 360 degree turns from side to side (opposite directions) reveals a lot of things. You'll progress from frustrated, to determined, to celebration. Start with big circles, and then when it becomes too easy, begin tightening your perimeter a little bit each time. The ultimate goal is to get down to full-lock, 360 degree turns thru a complete figure eight pattern with no hurries, and no problems, and no wobbles.....totally in control in all aspects. Body position and balance is so very important for a good foundation that allows (or permits) the use of light control inputs.

This exercise forces you to use gently, smooth, throttle inputs....steadily, because anything else produces a failure. Too much throttle will force the bike outside your circle; and thus, you have to start over. Out in the wide open spaces, there is no frame of reference which requires you to manage throttle inputs carefully. This little game will help focus your attention on it like a laser beam.

Have fun.....and report back on your progress!

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Thank you for the great advice. I'll be sure to get working on that when I have some free time. For all I know maybe I'll end up in the trials game to really learn to ride. I have been thinking of moving one or two bikes so perhaps the future holds me learning to actually control a motorcycle. I find it slightly funny that a bike is so much harder to control at slow speeds.
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