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Old 03-30-2012, 09:19 PM   #27811
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If you use your wrr primarily as a trail bike, stick with the 21/18 combo. If you primarily use it as a street bike a back roads attack machine, go with the x wheel setup. I've put a total of about 55,000 miles on these bikes, 40k with dirt wheels and 15k with the x wheels and the x setup is far superior for most paved and easy dirt situations imo.
I have a fraction of the mileage on either set, but have also been very impressed with the X wheels on gravel/dirt roads. Feels very planted. I have to say however that if I had to choose one set, I would stick with the R wheels since they are far more versatile. I like the idea of the 19" front, but probably not worth the money if you already have both sets. If you only had X wheels, I would say go for it since you would only need to buy one wheel.
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:24 AM   #27812
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I tried to buy a Safari last week from justgastanks and got this response

We are currently finding some issues with how the fuel pump fits into these tanks. It could be anywhere from a few days to a couple months until we have this sorted out.

I told them to email me when the tank becomes available again, haven't heard from them yet.
Yep, I tried to order a Safari several weeks ago too. I got a phone call the next day stating the same issues with the tanks. Was told it could be months before the "newest" tanks were shipped. It sounds like the batch in stock now was made with a change to the placement of the vacuum manifold. The manifold is blocking area where the fuel pump needs to be, which is not a good thing. Guess it'll be another riding season of carrying 1 liter fuel bottles for me.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:08 AM   #27813
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Yep, I tried to order a Safari several weeks ago too. I got a phone call the next day stating the same issues with the tanks. Was told it could be months before the "newest" tanks were shipped. It sounds like the batch in stock now was made with a change to the placement of the vacuum manifold. The manifold is blocking area where the fuel pump needs to be, which is not a good thing. Guess it'll be another riding season of carrying 1 liter fuel bottles for me.
After reading this I am feeling lucky after having a Safari tank mounted on mine almost from the time I got the bike, over two years. Knock on wood, never a problem
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:34 AM   #27814
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After reading this I am feeling lucky after having a Safari tank mounted on mine almost from the time I got the bike, over two years. Knock on wood, never a problem
Why did Safari change something that wasn't broken in the first place?

I've got one of the first Safari tanks that hit the US on my 2008 and it's been trouble free
since I installed it.
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:00 PM   #27815
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Sticking throttle follow up: So, we had some shitty weather today here in NJ, so I was not able to dig into as much as I wanted. As suggested, I checked that the screws on throttle housing were not too tight, cables were not bound and no dirt or anything stuck between bar and tube. Hand guards also not touching anything.

I did learn that the adjuster up by grip, is only for slack on throttle pull cable and does not affect snap back at all.

Looks like I am gonna have to take off tank and adjust at the TB. Not something I was gonna mess with today.

Thanks for all the input guys.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:36 PM   #27816
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Can anyone confirm if a Powerbomb header will mate up to a stock muffler?
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:33 PM   #27817
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Yep, I tried to order a Safari several weeks ago too. I got a phone call the next day stating the same issues with the tanks. Was told it could be months before the "newest" tanks were shipped. It sounds like the batch in stock now was made with a change to the placement of the vacuum manifold. The manifold is blocking area where the fuel pump needs to be, which is not a good thing. Guess it'll be another riding season of carrying 1 liter fuel bottles for me.
I couldn't take the little 2 gallon tank anymore so I bought the 3 gallon IMS from Rocky Mtn Atv. Between the initial 10% off and the 10% I'll end up getting back in rewards the tank was pretty reasonable. I figured I can sell it later for not much of a loss if I need more capacity or better radiator protection (which is why I tried to get the Safari)

I took a different approach with the install than what I read anywhere. I had less than half a gallon in the tank so I didn't bother draining it. I intended to pull the fuel line but when I got the tank on it's side I realized I could just pull all the screws and leave the pump hooked up to the bike.

I also installed a Flatland radiator guard while the bike was torn down. After looking at how the mount tabs from the radiator stick out of the guard I'm thinking about bending them in flush with guard and zip tying the shroud to the guard. Decided to think about it a little more before bending anything...

It went well and I was surprised how well the tank fit the bike. After reading peoples thoughts about how there were large gaps around the tank I've happily realized I'm not the most anal retentive owner in the bunch

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Old 04-01-2012, 12:49 AM   #27818
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Why did Safari change something that wasn't broken in the first place?

I've got one of the first Safari tanks that hit the US on my 2008 and it's been trouble free
since I installed it.
+1

I was also one of the first, maybe the first natural tank in the US. It has held up VERY well...
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:36 AM   #27819
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After reading peoples thoughts about how there were large gaps around the tank I've happily realized I'm not the most anal retentive owner in the bunch

I got mine from RMATV also. I originally wanted natural but the price was too good so I went with black since that is what they sell. I also expected the gaps to be worse by the way people complained in posts I read. I guess stuff like that must bother me less than others .
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:21 AM   #27820
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Hi All,

Just picked up a 'new' 2009 WRR with 400 miles. Looks like its still on the showroom floor.

With nearly 28000 posts, I don't have time to read the whole thread, so I hope there is an index or review of accessories. I'm thinking of a Flatland skid plate and a Bulletproof radiator guard, but open to suggestions.

Thanks!
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:46 AM   #27821
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These links were pretty helpful

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=538181

http://rickramsey.net/WR250Rmods.htm#exup
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:24 AM   #27822
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Price for WRR

Baiku,

Would you mind sharing what your 09 WR with 400 mi cost you.

All,

I am looking at a 08 that was purchased as a leftover in 09 and currently has 547 mi. Very good condition except has some scratches on plastic and graphics rubbed on front side panels from strapping it to a hitch carrier. Seller is asking $3600. Wondering if that is a good price.


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Old 04-01-2012, 09:52 AM   #27823
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Baiku,

Would you mind sharing what your 09 WR with 400 mi cost you.

All,

I am looking at a 08 that was purchased as a leftover in 09 and currently has 547 mi. Very good condition except has some scratches on plastic and graphics rubbed on front side panels from strapping it to a hitch carrier. Seller is asking $3600. Wondering if that is a good price.


Thanks
I paid $3800 for one with 1200 miles and an extended warranty one year ago. It had a Yamalink, Force skid plate and radiator guard and a Spiral step seat plus the stock stuff. I put another $1500 worth of farkles into it for range and comfort. Its the best $5300 I've ever spent for a motorcycle.

I'd say that is a very good price and I wouldn't wait around either.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:16 AM   #27824
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I'm going to be going down to the Hatfield and McCoy Buffalo Mountain Trial Area in a couple of weeks. I've never ridden down there before. I want to throw a new set of tires on for the weekend. So far I've only got experience with the 606's that came on the bike.

I expect to do very little road riding so I'm interested in tires that are more dirt/rock oriented than dual purpose. They don't have to be DOT, the 606's will be going back on after the weekend. What would you throw on if you were doing the same ride?

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Old 04-01-2012, 11:45 AM   #27825
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Baiku,

Would you mind sharing what your 09 WR with 400 mi cost you.

All,

I am looking at a 08 that was purchased as a leftover in 09 and currently has 547 mi. Very good condition except has some scratches on plastic and graphics rubbed on front side panels from strapping it to a hitch carrier. Seller is asking $3600. Wondering if that is a good price.


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I overpaid, no question about it. $4500. NADA was around $4150. But the bike is literally like new. It was also a leftover '09 sold in May 2010. It had been ridden not long ago, but the battery was dead and wouldn't take a charge, so I got a brand new Yuasa included in the deal.

NADA average retail price for an '08 is $3395.
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