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Old 04-28-2012, 07:17 PM   #28411
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That looks great

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I'm still waiting for the top pcs/gps/speedo mount - that I did not order at the same time as the light (my mistake).

I believe the mounting is the same a the TT light - but Darryl at cyclops motorsports swaps out the 8" HId and puts in a standard H4 7" which is a direct connection to our harness/H4. I don't have to worry about ballasts or wiring changes. Looks 10X better than stock - and brighter - still streeet legal (have same H4 type high/low bulb) - though I'm going to swap in a 80/100 bulb next week I think.



http://www.cyclopsadventuresports.com/
(I did get an ADV discount also - which helps).

Thinking of going that route or new baja designs led bulb. Like the retro big headlight look and deep basket for good throw.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:19 PM   #28412
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Any of you short people want to trade your 18" black rear rim for my 17? I'm running 17/21 right now but want to get as tall as possible because I'm 6'8".
And you'll gain what? A half inch when you have your feet down?

If you really want to take care of your situation go get your seat reuphostered with another 2-3 or more inches of padding.

It works for Rik Smits, of NBA fame and now a Vintage MX racer. He's only about 7'3", although racing vintage bikes with 4" travel on the back he may be pounded down to 6'8" by now.

This one is obviously a bit newer:



I don't think you'd need to be quite as radical though. Notice the risers... Custom Chrome?

I'm curious who makes his MX boots!
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:26 PM   #28413
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Yeh, I already have a seat that is about 3" higher than stock. The 17/18 rear difference is pretty minimal and isn't worth the $ for me to change sizes, but if someone wanted to do a trade, I definitely would.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:20 PM   #28414
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Has anyone done any long tours (like year long RTW rides) on the WR250R? I've only skimmed through, any links to Ride Reports from WR riders? (or posts in this thread describing rides more than a week or ten days long?)

The more I read, more it looks like this little beasty can be packed up full and ridden all day ... and then race a Hare Scrambles! How is comfortable riding 10 hour days, back to back? (I saw a picture of a Corbin seat ... looks good!)

How many riders are over 40,000 miles at this point?
Big Dog took his to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Does 7,000 miles count as a "long tour" in your book?
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:06 PM   #28415
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rear shock remvoed

Thanks for the info, was easy to remove. Sending rear shock off to go-race in the morning. A couple more weeks and the WR will have that magic carpet ride I have heard about.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:24 PM   #28416
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Big Dog took his to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Does 7,000 miles count as a "long tour" in your book?
7000 is incredible!
If you go back into the thread you'll see helpful members already posted Ride Report links on some WR guys doing long tours. (including Big Dog) I've read them all ! Great stuff.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:54 PM   #28417
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Mine has a pronounced wobble at highway speed too. Pretty scary as it doesn't seem far from being a tank slapper. The wheel is balanced. I've heard that when you get wobbles like that it is good to make sure the steering head bearring are not worn and that the steering head is tight.
Hey Jgiacobbe,

I had a similar problem with my KTM. Two problems I found after eliminating all the suspension problem possibilities.

1. The steering stem bolt was sensitive to the proper torque on the stem nut(not the bearing).
2. If if you use/or your bike was designed to use tube tires, but the tire store sells you tubeless tires that you can use tubes in some bikes are more sensitive to that incongruity and will give you head shake. Mine usually occurred when slowing down to around 45mph and that is where it began to head shake. I overcame it by holding steady. I corrected most of the problem when I used a lighter torque on the stem nut and a steering dampener took care of the tire problem. I don't know if you have either of these problems, maybe this might help.

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Old 04-29-2012, 02:56 PM   #28418
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Mounted up a Michelin T63 in 110/80-18. Let it soften up in the sun for 2 hours and it slid right on, even though the first step was to seat the whole rim inside the tire (I'm using Tubliss so you can't reach over the inner tube). Took surprisingly little air to get it up to pressure. Should spin up nicely, probably a better fit for the 250's powerplant than a 120 or 130 tire. 130/90-18 Michelin MT21 for comparison.

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Old 04-29-2012, 03:00 PM   #28419
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My stock lense had cracked - so mind as well go big (ger)or go home!

Hi Ecarnell,

What are you using as a rock guard for your baja ralley light??
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:49 PM   #28420
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:48 PM   #28421
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:08 PM   #28422
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On the grease subject.

Anyone ever think about drilling parts (like swingarm pivot bolt) for a zerk fitting?


No, but if I were to ever consider it, I certainly wouldn't put them directly on the bottom of the linkage. They'd be torn off during the first rough single track ride around here
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:31 PM   #28423
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I have definitely thought about it, but the full width needle bearings would make it a pain to do properly. You would have to press them out first and then shove em back in after you drilled and tapped everything. Definitely a dead of winter project.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:51 PM   #28424
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No, but if I were to ever consider it, I certainly wouldn't put them directly on the bottom of the linkage. They'd be torn off during the first rough single track ride around here
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:07 PM   #28425
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Here's a nice pic from a recent ride in Arkansas:



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