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Old 10-08-2011, 11:26 AM   #24916
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Easy enough, although the second set is going to run you $1200-1500 or so. Many X owners just put a rear knobby on the front and don't look back, see Rydnseek (or WoodsChick, although she's on a silly Husky )
That's outstanding, and so obvious, I wonder how I missed it...
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:45 AM   #24917
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Thanks, guys. That did the trick. With the photos and a schematic / parts list I found online, I should be able to fix it.

Any suggestion on a source for cheap OEM parts? Just the mudguard itself is listed at $173 MSRP.
Some folks have removed the stock parts to make a cleaner rear end. I may do that this winter. If you haven't found anything by then I'd be more than happy to get the stock stuff to you for what I pay to replace it.

On the note of brakes, the R seems to have plenty of brakes for me to lock up the front tire or pop the rear tire up in the air. I think they call that an endo or something. Did it once in a quick stop. Was sort of scary. Haha. I guess a road tire would give more traction than the TW but I think the R brakes would still be plenty adequate for all but maybe track riding or road racing.

P.S. The Ender series by OSC is incredible. I'm with you there HardWorkingDog.
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:22 PM   #24918
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Thanks, guys. That did the trick. With the photos and a schematic / parts list I found online, I should be able to fix it.

Any suggestion on a source for cheap OEM parts? Just the mudguard itself is listed at $173 MSRP.
Lots of folks take the stock one off when they put on aftermarket brake/tail and turn sigs, as such they'd just have the stocker sitting around the garage collecting dust.

If no one here offers you one, join/post up a WTB (want to buy) in the WRR forum and I bet you can get set up for a small fraction of $173. http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/f8-for-sale-wanted

I'd give you mine for the price of shipping, if/when I ever replaced it.
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:07 PM   #24919
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Fun CORE adventure at Primm/Bar 10 last weekend....

Ge here for report/pics: http://www.dualsportmoto.com/boards/...p?p=2975#p2975

Teaser, some of the group at the Toroweap viewpoint:

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Old 10-08-2011, 03:21 PM   #24920
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I'll file that under "no good deed goes unpunished."

Yeah, I noticed that too, I think when I took the photo I hadn't tightened the bolts completely. The nylock nuts aren't even necessary, the rack frame has welded nuts the bolts engage, I stuck the second layer in just to cover up the protrusions, figured it would snag less crap that way, and serve as a backup lock nut as well. I did go out and look, they're still there and the end of the bolt is maybe 1 mm shy of complete engagement. Thanks!

(loved the Ender series by OSC--is that the source of your name?)

Yes! I've had the handle for almost 15 years... Ender The Xenocide (since "Ender" is usually taken ). Good stuff


P.S. I love nylock nuts (especially the half-nuts you can find from aircraft fastener companies). During my term designing ultralight race cars (FSAE) we were shaving every gram we could find... leading the regulating body to mandate "two threads showing" to prevent teams from cutting bolts too short... I still look for it
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:38 PM   #24921
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P.S. The Ender series by OSC is incredible. I'm with you there HardWorkingDog.
Yes I enjoyed this series very much also, but I got downright bored reading "Shadow of the Giant".
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:58 AM   #24922
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Fun CORE adventure at Primm/Bar 10 last weekend....

Ge here for report/pics: http://www.dualsportmoto.com/boards/...p?p=2975#p2975

Teaser, some of the group at theToroweap viewpoint:

Thats Awesome.. Chris! Nice...... maybe one day
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:32 PM   #24923
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:40 PM   #24924
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Got some new photos of my new to me (for two weeks now) WR250X:





Have done around 500 miles on the bike now - it's lots of fun! Surprisingly quick. On tight twisty roads I'm about as fast as or even slightly faster than on my R1200GS, but it feels much faster ...

Got gas yesterday: 70mpg. Not too shabby, but that was also some pretty slow riding. Some commute, some highway around 60mph, some twisty backroads with my wife on her own bike, therefore slower than normal. Was my best tank full so far. Averaging 63mpg.

What annoys me a bit is that it has the Graves exhaust tip, but didn't come with the OEM spark arrestor. Therefore I'm looking into getting a CA legal spark arrestor. I like quiet bikes, so I have a hard time getting an aftermarket exhaust that will probably be louder than the original or even the original with the Graves freeflow end.

If you have something you'd like to trade / sell, let me know!

Other than that, got the Pro Moto Billet Rack, will install next week or so. Also got the Case Saver and have already installed that one. Really like it, now I can keep an eye on the lower chain slider condition without removing the cover.

Sometime next week I will*probably also install the original links again and get some slightly wider footpegs. Love my Fastway pegs on the GS, so will probably go with them.

For preparation of a trip in November I also still need:
  • Hand guards that work with my Renthal 7/8" bars. Was thinking about Barkbuster Storm with aluminum backbone.
  • Mirrors where I can see more than just my shoulders, possibly Doubletake Mirrors.
  • A good luggage solution. Planning on getting Wolfman racks + bags.
  • A larger fuel tank. Right now, preference is for Safari 3.7 gallon tank.
  • 21" + 18" wheels. I'll be riding deserts and prefer larger wheels there.

Comments or hints always welcome!
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:28 AM   #24925
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That's a good lookin bike! With a bigger tank and more range you might want a better seat. The Seat Concepts kit is well worth the money, in my opinion.

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Old 10-10-2011, 09:15 AM   #24926
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Thanks Sarah. Seat work is definitely planned, but I haven't decided what to do. I'm not that unhappy with the OEM seat but it is definitely not a touring seat.

I'm shying away from the Seat Concept as it involves buying tools I don't have yet and doing things I haven't done before on something were I want to rely on for my comfort on long days. I might end up with something from Sargent or Corbin, but as said - totally undecided.
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:23 AM   #24927
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Sprockets = 14/50, Tires = D606, Chain = ? links

Anybody run 14/50 sprockets with D606's? If so, will a 112 link chain work? I know a 112 will work with this sprocket combination and stock tires....but what about the D606's??

Hopefully I didn't screw up....I just ordered the 112 link chain
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:10 AM   #24928
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Seat Concepts will install

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I'm shying away from the Seat Concept as it involves buying tools I don't have yet and doing things I haven't done before on something were I want to rely on for my comfort on long days. I might end up with something from Sargent or Corbin, but as said - totally undecided.
If you don't want to do the work yourself, you can send your seat pan to Seat Concepts and for a few bucks they will do the install for you.
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:26 AM   #24929
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I'm shying away from the Seat Concept as it involves buying tools I don't have yet and doing things I haven't done before on something were I want to rely on for my comfort on long days. I might end up with something from Sargent or Corbin, but as said - totally undecided.
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If you don't want to do the work yourself, you can send your seat pan to Seat Concepts and for a few bucks they will do the install for you.
Or....just find an upholstery shop near by to do it for $20.
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:11 AM   #24930
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Anybody run 14/50 sprockets with D606's? If so, will a 112 link chain work? I know a 112 will work with this sprocket combination and stock tires....but what about the D606's??

Hopefully I didn't screw up....I just ordered the 112 link chain

I'm thinking you'll need 114. Here's mine with 14/49/112 and stock profile T63's:






Too late to call the vendor and make a change?

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