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Old 10-19-2011, 03:48 PM   #25156
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i am really happy with my wheels from wheeling, stock hubs laced to black sm pro rims, spacers, sprockets and rotors even includes the bolts, forrest @ wheeling has my vote! you get what you pay for.
So, are the rotors, spacers and sprockets included in the $850 price from Wheeling?? It doesn't list them, so I was assuming it would all have to be purchased separately.......
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:10 PM   #25157
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It's closer to 30 lbs but whose counting? You're right, there's no fuel sloshing with the big tank. I just imagined it. All that gas stays right where it's suppose to be on those gravel roads.

Dey axed you fer yer peaches then tol' you dey're rotten.
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:18 PM   #25158
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Dey axed you fer yer peaches then tol' you dey're rotten.
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:46 PM   #25159
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Dey axed you fer yer peaches then tol' you dey're rotten.
You keep it down over there. Didn't you blow up the most reliable dual sport motor on the planet from your hard riding?
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:50 PM   #25160
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I bought one of these last week http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-WR250...item3a6b72aedc and put it on the wr tonight. It was easy to put on and the instructions are real good. Went for a ride ( in the rain ) and the bike seems to pull harder and sounds better. Over all very happy and the price was GREAT. Alan
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:58 PM   #25161
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Yep, there's no fuel sloshing in the 4.75, the stock shock is awesome and the stock tires are great in the dirt.
You and your blowhard pals kill this thread. If you were such hero's you'd be gridding up on real racebikes in a real race. Most of us have. Instead you ride a playbike against the most basic hobbiest's and disrespect the rest of us.

The stock tires and suspension are great for all kinds of dirt for all kinds of riders. Even you.

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Old 10-19-2011, 05:10 PM   #25162
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You and your blowhard pals kill this thread. If you were such hero's you'd be gridding up on real racebikes in a real race. Most of us have. Instead you ride a playbike against the most basic hobbiest's and disrespect the rest of us.

The stock tires and suspension are great for all kinds of dirt for all kinds of riders. Even you.

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Actually, that kind of post ruins a thread. You have a problem with me, or anyone for the matter, take it up in a PM.
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:26 PM   #25163
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You and your blowhard pals kill this thread. If you were such hero's you'd be gridding up on real racebikes in a real race. Most of us have. Instead you ride a playbike against the most basic hobbiest's and disrespect the rest of us.

The stock tires and suspension are great for all kinds of dirt for all kinds of riders. Even you.

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FWIW, no hero here - only been riding dirt 2 years, but even with that limited experience it was pretty obvious that the stock tires and suspension are no good for how and where I like to ride. I'm not saying that this makes me a better rider than someone happy with all OEM (not by a long shot! ), simply a personal opinion.

I can honestly say that every mod I've done to the WRR has been worth the money and time, and made a "very good" bike into a "very great" bike, for my desired riding. And it's people pushing the envelope that have really helped to iron out some of these great mods - I appreciate their sharing in the spirit of the forum!

Let's keep the personal stuff on a personal level please (PM or one of those other folders),
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:36 PM   #25164
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Let's keep the personal stuff on a personal level please (PM or one of those other folders),
Good idea. Let's keep this thread on track and take personal stuff to PM.. Or use the Ignore function.
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:37 PM   #25165
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Well, I finally replaced my rear MT43 last weekend - but not until I squeezed another 250 street miles out of it!



this was on the way to the Fuzzy Beaver Rally in western NC: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...719630&page=25

yeah I know, I'm too poor to afford ultralight camping gear and too lazy to compress every sock, pair o' boxers, shirt, etc. when packing - get over it!

Anyway, ended up with 3500 miles on the MT43. As you can see, it still had a lot of life left for street/commuting, and actually still gripped very well off road as long as it wasn't too wet. This was about 2X the life I was getting from aggressive DOT and non-DOT knobbies, with significantly better traction in all off road conditions other than pure mud.

After seeing what the new MT43 could do off road at the rally (uber-steep 5 minute "hill" climbs countless wet log and rock crossings, etc), quite a few folks were asking about it - might have converted a few!
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:40 PM   #25166
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You keep it down over there. Didn't you blow up the most reliable dual sport motor on the planet from your hard riding?
Heheh....I did didn't I?

I'm sure you're all judging....harshly

FYI, the crank & rod are being memorialized into a big plaque/paperweight thing for my desk--by the guys at the shop. Wooden base, all polished and mounted nice.

Crazy right? I need to ride it...but the S10 is like macht schneller to work...hard to pass it up. :) Soon we ride, that not-a-racebike WR makes a sweet sweet sound--beckons you, "Anywhere boss?"
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:57 PM   #25167
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I can honestly say that every mod I've done to the WRR has been worth the money and time, and made a "very good" bike into a "very great" bike, for my desired riding. And it's people pushing the envelope that have really helped to iron out some of these great mods - I appreciate their sharing in the spirit of the forum! :


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FYI, the crank & rod are being memorialized into a big plaque/paperweight thing for my desk--by the guys at the shop. Wooden base, all polished and mounted nice.
That sounds pretty cool. Post pics when you get it.
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:01 PM   #25168
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W/O breaking the bank on hollow titanium bolts and such has anyone tried to quantify making the WRR as light as "reasonably" possible?
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:11 PM   #25169
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I have the BT-003's front and rear on my X. Awesome tire... tons of grip. I think I have about 1500 miles on them and they are looking pretty good. As a reference, I got about 3000 miles out of the stock tires, and actually should have changed them sooner since the rear was practically a slick. And just an FYI, from what I hear the BT-003 isn't that great in the rain, although I have no experience there so far.


Thanks for the input. I've seen reviews on its wet performance go both ways, guess ill find out. Bridgestone says its supposed to also be the successor to the bt090. Unless there's standing water compound matters more than tread... if I can handle all that fuel sloshing around with my stock shock trying to kill me.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:04 PM   #25170
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Yes, all you need to do is to buy a ktm or bmw 450, or a husqvarna.....

Kidding......

I took the huge tail off, passenger pegs, reflector brackets, etc...reLly no more that 10lbs. Not much weight to take off really.

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W/O breaking the bank on hollow titanium bolts and such has anyone tried to quantify making the WRR as light as "reasonably" possible?
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