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Old 09-26-2011, 08:22 AM   #24661
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Cug--- I notice much more vibration with alum bars. I swapped back to stock and use risers.
Damn. I don't want to swap. I'm lazy.

But I might actually do it to bring the bike back to mostly stock form. Will have to wait until the original parts arrive (handle bar, links, seat) to check whether the originals are straight and / or have a different shape.

Do I need to replace anything else when I replace the handle bars? Is there something that will only come off in pieces?

Many thanks for all the info.
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:34 AM   #24662
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:37 AM   #24663
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You still have the factory clamps, or did the PO swap to fatbars? If you like the way these fit, you might try swapping grips to get rid of some vibes. Look at Progrip 714's and Oury Road grips.

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Damn. I don't want to swap. I'm lazy.

But I might actually do it to bring the bike back to mostly stock form. Will have to wait until the original parts arrive (handle bar, links, seat) to check whether the originals are straight and / or have a different shape.

Do I need to replace anything else when I replace the handle bars? Is there something that will only come off in pieces?

Many thanks for all the info.
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:14 AM   #24664
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So my buddy and I did about 1500 miles of all backcountry riding on our wr250's in 6 days. No problems at all. Mine has all the mods, fmf pipe and header, fmf programmer, exup removed, ultimate airbox mod, etc. My buddies bike is bone stock except we both have the 4.7 gallon gas tank installed. We filled up at the same times and rode the exact same terrain. I am heavier on the throttle naturally. Consistently, at every fill up I would only take .1 or .2 more gallons of gas no matter what the riding we did that day. Our average fill up was about 3-4 gallons since we both have the 4.7 gallon tanks. I attribute that to my heavier throttle hand and maybe to all the mods I have done. So a real world test of mods vs. stock bike and gas mileage performance. In other words the mods barely made a difference in gas consumed. Both bikes loaded with about the same amount of gear. Also I am a heavier rider by 50 pounds.

Also we switched bikes to feel the difference in the mods vs stock. There is a significant difference. The low end torque and pull off the throttle is much more and I can go much faster in the high end. Above 60 mph I kept having to slow down and wait for my buddy on the stock bike. Honestly it feels like two different bikes when you ride them side by side.

Here is our video of our trip filmed in 1080p.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bGcd0Eqb98


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Old 09-26-2011, 10:26 AM   #24665
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You still have the factory clamps, or did the PO swap to fatbars? If you like the way these fit, you might try swapping grips to get rid of some vibes. Look at Progrip 714's and Oury Road grips.
Thanks Sarah.

It looks to me like the clamps are still the same:



And these are the installed grips:



Right now, I'm not certain which way to go with that. I might just add Barkbusters or other handguards and see whether that changes the resonance frequency enough and / or put grip puppies on. The grips are a bit too skinny for my liking anyways.
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:50 AM   #24666
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Here is our video of our trip filmed in 1080p.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bGcd0Eqb98
Most excellent video, Roonie. Nicely edited and perfect choice of music.
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:07 AM   #24667
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...as I normally put everything I take off a bike into a box labeled for the bike so I can hand it out when I sell the bike, I didn't want to damage the [seat strap that] I can't easily replace...
I'm sure the future owner will appreciate you saving that pain-in-the-butt.








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Old 09-26-2011, 11:38 AM   #24668
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:26 PM   #24669
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So my buddy and I did about 1500 miles of all backcountry riding on our wr250's in 6 days. No problems at all. Mine has all the mods, fmf pipe and header, fmf programmer, exup removed, ultimate airbox mod, etc. My buddies bike is bone stock except we both have the 4.7 gallon gas tank installed. We filled up at the same times and rode the exact same terrain. I am heavier on the throttle naturally. Consistently, at every fill up I would only take .1 or .2 more gallons of gas no matter what the riding we did that day. Our average fill up was about 3-4 gallons since we both have the 4.7 gallon tanks. I attribute that to my heavier throttle hand and maybe to all the mods I have done. So a real world test of mods vs. stock bike and gas mileage performance. In other words the mods barely made a difference in gas consumed. Both bikes loaded with about the same amount of gear. Also I am a heavier rider by 50 pounds.

Also we switched bikes to feel the difference in the mods vs stock. There is a significant difference. The low end torque and pull off the throttle is much more and I can go much faster in the high end. Above 60 mph I kept having to slow down and wait for my buddy on the stock bike. Honestly it feels like two different bikes when you ride them side by side.

Here is our video of our trip filmed in 1080p.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bGcd0Eqb98

That's a beautiful video. Totally made my day! Thank you.
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:04 PM   #24670
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I'm sure the future owner will appreciate you saving that pain-in-the-butt.


Yeah. Maybe.
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:36 PM   #24671
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So my buddy and I did about 1500 miles of all backcountry riding on our wr250's in 6 days. No problems at all.
Thanks for posting the video.....

Posted it, and reports from others, on this thread located on my local San Diego Dual Sport club forum: http://dualsport-sd.com/forums/index...n-big-v-small/

Seems I'm always defending the girl bike against the big/pig ADV mentality/bikes.......whatever, I've been there/done that.....

Sometimes Less IS More......
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:39 PM   #24672
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Hi,

I've bent my stock chain guard/block/slider/the part that's on the back of the swingarm which the chain passes through. I need to hook up a replacement ASAP as I have an 8 day trip to UT planned next week and the OEM part won't be here until the 10th.

I've seen a carbon one here at Wheeling Cycle Supply and am looking for other option...billet blue would be cool...before I have something sent 2nd day.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Old 09-26-2011, 03:47 PM   #24673
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the WRR has the same rear chain slider/block as the 99-05 TTR250 so that might help find a used one.
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:57 PM   #24674
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I need new chain and sprockets so thought about re-gearing. Someone mentioned a sprocket setup that brought 6th gear down to a little more useful range. My 6th gear is great on flat or downhill but any headwind, slight incline, or heavy breakfast makes you lose speed significantly in 6th gear. I'm stuck on Phoenix and I'm only fixing the bike to get it back home to Denver, whereupon I will be selling it. Advice?
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:20 PM   #24675
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Adding to the chorus for Roonie! Great video. Looks like you guys had a blast. Thanks for taking the time to post.
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