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Old 10-04-2011, 08:05 AM   #24826
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i think anyone who has ridden a hare scramble would agree , when you are done racing , you have absolutely no desire to sit on a bike for the rest of the day.
Exactly! They beat you up pretty good and there is no way I would want to ride home afterwards.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:05 AM   #24827
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Plugs

I just switched all my bikes and equip to the Batt Tender type plugs. Works like a champ, easy disconnect and no corrosion problems ever. Only issue is on some GPS cig plugs the plug is also a stepdown xformer so you can't cut them off, but there is an easy fix.

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How about those coax plugs like the ones that come on Gerbings stuff? I used those for both my Gerbings and my GPS directly off the WR's battery.

Are they subject to problems in the rain?

As a sidebar, I have powerlet ports on one of my bikes for about 7 years and never had a corrosian problem. I keep it garaged, though.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:27 AM   #24828
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Also, not to mention..I just paid $70 for a brand new back tire..a 90/10 tire..the last thing I wanna do is put 120 miles of slab on it, just to ride there. I may as well throw money into the garbage.

Counting in stopping for breakfast on the way, bringing enough tools to fix most anything that can go wrong on bike, change of clothes, etc....just not feasible riding there. Not to mention the possibility of getting hurt and not being able to ride home.

There is a million reasons why not to ride to an event like this. Anyone that wants to, more power to them.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:59 AM   #24829
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Could you post some more pics?
Raining this morning, but I ripped the cover off and took some basic shots of the seat:





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Old 10-04-2011, 09:17 AM   #24830
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To fast for the camera? I think the organization that held this event needs to hire the photographer from Krabill's Hare Scramble.

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Old 10-04-2011, 09:23 AM   #24831
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Thanks to Trav for digging these up.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:24 AM   #24832
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:50 PM   #24833
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Winter List

So it's been two summers with the WR250R - still a big fan. I've been lining up some garage project to do over the winter (expect snow any day now out here.) Any of this seem like a stupid idea? More for day trail rides and 1-2 camping trips per year.

1) Pull suspension off and send off for a re-valve. (Go-Race presumably, although open to local shops with experience with the bike. Just haven't found them yet.

1a) Grease everything when putting it all back together

2) Shorai Lithium battery - current battery is good, but saw one of these and holy crap they're light. Not sure I'd trust it across the TAT, but for my usage could be worth trying.

3) New Tires - finally ready to pull the stock tires off for something more aggressive off road. (Specifically gravel, my old nemesis.) Pirelli Scoropion Pro's? Or just fall back to the D606's?

4) Swap out the GPS mount/power from the Zumo to my new Montana

I'm still on the stock exhaust / airbox, just haven't felt the need.

(This year I added a Sargent Seat, fat bars [after bending the originals], HDB guards and top clamp, giant loop diablo. Last year was the 12T front sprocket, fastway pegs, bash guard, acerbis hand guards and GL Coyote)
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:16 PM   #24834
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I wouldn't bother with the battery personally unless your stocker isn't holding charge anymore.

Other than suspension work tires are really the only thing that dramatically changes the characteristics of the bike imo. The extra oomph and braaaap is nice on road but not needed nor missed off.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:34 PM   #24835
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1) Pull suspension off and send off for a re-valve.
Suspension is the best money you can spend on the bike

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2) Shorai Lithium battery - current battery is good,
Leave the stock battery

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3) New Tires - finally ready to pull the stock tires off for something more aggressive off road. (Specifically gravel, my old nemesis.) Pirelli Scoropion Pro's? Or just fall back to the D606's?
Either are better than stock
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:10 PM   #24836
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Appreciate the feedback. I admit the battery is a ridiculous indulgence. It's just so small! The tech looks very promising. I'd totally build a new design around one if I were in that business.

The only other thing I debate, although I'm holding off till a ride requires it, would be the bigger tank. Right now I slap a Kolpin on a cutting board attached to the rear rack for a 100+ mile day. Haven't had any problems yet and I'd hate to add to the weight/bulk when riding trails. On a long gravel road day though I just know my KLR buddies are not nearly as fuel aware as I am. (I do routinely pack a siphon hose. Just in case...)
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:25 PM   #24837
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The only other thing I debate, although I'm holding off till a ride requires it, would be the bigger tank.
If you decide to go that route, I would only get the IMS 3.1 or the Safari. The IMS 4.7 is gigantic and is to big for single track. I have the Safari and have ridden in all sort of conditions. Go back a couple of pages and you'll see mine. For me, it offers the most versatility.
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:34 PM   #24838
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IMS 3.1 feels no different than the stocker, no extra weight noticed.
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:46 PM   #24839
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>" IMS 3.1 feels no different than the stocker, no extra weight noticed. "

Ditto that. Installs with the regular sidegards etc... no different, doesn't require any vacuum pumps to empty the bottom of the tank. Nice to have an extra gallon onboard... cheaper too). Planning on adding a rotopax for 'extended runs'.


>"I'm still on the stock exhaust / airbox, just haven't felt the need. "

Open the airbox. For a starter just remove the air valve and glue the intake strap down. Cheap, painless and improves performance.

>"just fall back to the D606's?"

Thats about as aggressive as a DOT knobbie gets. Bigger diameter and they do lift the bike about 1/2 inch though.
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:48 PM   #24840
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Thanks so much for doing that. It looks about right. How are you liking it?

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Raining this morning, but I ripped the cover off and took some basic shots of the seat:





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