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Old 02-17-2012, 03:42 PM   #27061
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@ Mikef5000,

I see your plate is blanked in the photo, why is that? I assume it is some sort of privacy thing, but we all drive and ride these things around with the characters showing every day...???
Some people are crazy about it. I am absolutely not. My plates are plastered all over this and other boards. But since these pictures were zoomed in directly on them, I blanked them out just for kicks.

In theory, it keeps folks from getting your plate number, looking up where you reside, and coming to steal your stuff.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:46 PM   #27062
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Well damn. That's exactly the answer I expected, but didn't want to hear. I was never happy with the light output of this one anyway, so it's time to source a new brighter, more durable tail/brake light that'll fit on the DRC bracket.
My suggestion (I know, I know, I've made a ton of them for you...) is just find a used OEM tail and reinstall it.

I had a DRC and found it to be much less efficient than the OEM. Considering a lot of crashes in town involve rear ending, I want my tail / brake and signals to be as effective as possible.

I really even have grown to like the look of the OEM.

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@ Mikef5000,

I see your plate is blanked in the photo, why is that? I assume it is some sort of privacy thing, but we all drive and ride these things around with the characters showing every day...???
I don't get it either. My WRR plate is Ohio 52MLL. I don't give a shit who knows it.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:58 PM   #27063
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My suggestion (I know, I know, I've made a ton of them for you...) is just find a used OEM tail and reinstall it.

I had a DRC and found it to be much less efficient than the OEM. Considering a lot of crashes in town involve rear ending, I want my tail / brake and signals to be as effective as possible.

I really even have grown to like the look of the OEM.



I don't get it either. My WRR plate is Ohio 52MLL. I don't give a shit who knows it.
+1 on the rear end run-ins....I hate the look of the oem whale tail but for the street, i want the 'blob' sticking out, lit up like a christmas tree here in michigan where bikes are not ridden year round (except for me & my wrr apparently) and in the dirt, it seems to block the mud & dirt so i can deal with it, form follows function for me.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:01 PM   #27064
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I usually wear my speedos when riding the wr.. real cool in the summer, but they look funny with boots
LOL. I'm actually getting forming a visual in my head that will likely haunt me for a few days.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:05 PM   #27065
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lemme know if you want to sell yours cheap...
Sorry, missed this earlier. No, you'd get life in prison for removing the odometer from a plated vehicle here. Or a massive fine. Its one or the other and I don't want either. They check the milage as part of the vehicle inspection here.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:09 PM   #27066
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My suggestion (I know, I know, I've made a ton of them for you...) is just find a used OEM tail and reinstall it.

I had a DRC and found it to be much less efficient than the OEM. Considering a lot of crashes in town involve rear ending, I want my tail / brake and signals to be as effective as possible.

I really even have grown to like the look of the OEM.

I don't get it either. My WRR plate is Ohio 52MLL. I don't give a shit who knows it.
It's all good man, I agree with you about every time, this being one of them. From someone who knows the need for rear lighting (my other bike has 6 red lights out back, 4 of them are tail/brake lights), I've never liked this puny little thing. Not to mention 1 mud puddle or dirt road and it's covered and not visible at all. I've been in talks with Whelen about this super-LED lighthead:

It's made to run as a tail/brake light, and you can set it up to strobe for half a second whenever you hit the brake light. It'll be a trick to mount cleanly, and my biggest problem with it is the cost (big surprise there), at about 80 bucks, it's not something I want to buy without being very confident in my ability to make it work perfectly.



So anyone have a factory tail assembly laying around?
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:55 PM   #27067
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First farkle. Good day for working on the bikes.

Went with these hand guards as Paul said I would have to change handle bars to go with the HDB guards.
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:08 PM   #27068
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HDB hand guards are da bomb! Expensive, but worth every penny.



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Went with these hand guards as Paul said I would have to change handle bars to go with the HDB guards.
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:39 PM   #27069
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So anyone have a factory tail assembly laying around?
Look on the WR Forum, they have a few on the sale thread, I got one with signals and full wiring / plugs last year for $50 shipped.

This guy probably has the whole unit:

http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t6...r250r-part-out

Signals:

http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t6...ront-rear-sets

There's a guy in the middle of this thread offering one for sale, I bet you could get it for less than he's asking:

http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t5...ector-and-grip

You get the idea. They crop up on there fairly often, and Ebay too...




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Old 02-17-2012, 05:54 PM   #27070
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:37 PM   #27071
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First farkle. Good day for working on the bikes.

Went with these hand guards as Paul said I would have to change handle bars to go with the HDB guards.

Nice. Good hand guards are important. Protect the hands and levers.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:02 PM   #27072
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Anybody use brake speed bleed screws? They have a one way valve that supposedly makes bleeding your brakes much easier. Been trying to figure out what the OEM threads are so I can order a set. Anyone? tx
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:09 PM   #27073
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Anybody use brake speed bleed screws? They have a one way valve that supposedly makes bleeding your brakes much easier. Been trying to figure out what the OEM threads are so I can order a set. Anyone? tx
I had a set on a BMW I had a few years ago, they work great and make it easy to bleed your brakes with no help, but I didn't feel they were worth the price just to make an easy job a little easier. Just my opinion, Of course YMMV.


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Old 02-17-2012, 08:56 PM   #27074
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:05 PM   #27075
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That will make short work of that dang wabdr. Buy it locally?
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