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Old 05-15-2012, 08:59 AM   #28591
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Thumb Thanks!

Thanks, Loud Al!

And once again, big thanks, Rabid Dog
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:12 AM   #28592
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Lots of info on that here (try search this thread tool), and at the WR250R/X Forum.
I opted for the 3gal over the 4.7 for several reasons.
I'm not crossing the Gobi desert, (I'll stop for gas at least every 150 miles no matter what).
More gas means more weight. More weight while slogging along through sand whoops and eroded forest roads where I tend to ride isn't a bonus.
The price is right and the install is a sanp.
Food fer thot...
My thoughts exactly... I do not have the $$$ or time (wish i did, good on you.... cheers) I need a good commuter with good mpg and reliability... wr is perfect
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:07 AM   #28593
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Just rode 250 miles on my 4.75 tank and put 4 gallons in. So, I had at least .75 left. Ran strong and did not sputter or miss a beat.
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:02 PM   #28594
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Anyone mount up the 4.75 gallon IMS tank?
Yep, and wouldn't be without it. Many places we ride around here can take you 200 miles or more on a ride, w/o a gas station to be seen. Works great. And I can actually ride to work without getting gas every single day (85 mi commute).

2 minor issues on mounting. The left side (as sitting on the bike) black plastic "guard" or deflector that goes in front of your tank (not sure the proper name) will interfere with the IMS tank. You could toss it, but that leaves some electrical items uncovered. I trimmed mine, felt it looked better. Also, when you eliminate the stock tank covers/air intakes, the above mentioned black plastic piece is loose. There are bosses around the tapped holes where the screws go...without the tank cover the screws can't draw down on the plastic. No biggie, I drilled a couple thick washers out to fill the space.
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:28 PM   #28595
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Thanks for the tips, IdahoRenegade
BTW - 85 mile commute
Please tell me that's not on the stock log splitter - er, I mean 'seat'
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Yep, and wouldn't be without it. Many places we ride around here can take you 200 miles or more on a ride, w/o a gas station to be seen. Works great. And I can actually ride to work without getting gas every single day (85 mi commute).

2 minor issues on mounting. The left side (as sitting on the bike) black plastic "guard" or deflector that goes in front of your tank (not sure the proper name) will interfere with the IMS tank. You could toss it, but that leaves some electrical items uncovered. I trimmed mine, felt it looked better. Also, when you eliminate the stock tank covers/air intakes, the above mentioned black plastic piece is loose. There are bosses around the tapped holes where the screws go...without the tank cover the screws can't draw down on the plastic. No biggie, I drilled a couple thick washers out to fill the space.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:52 PM   #28596
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I just returned form a 4,000 mile trip and the tank worked just fine so I would consider it reliable and it isn't much wider than the stock tank so you don't really notice it while riding.
Holy crap Al, 4000 miles! Where did you go, and did you do a trip report? I'd love to see your little WR in exotic places.
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:02 PM   #28597
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I went to Baja, no I haven't done a report. I have several gigs of pics to go through.
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:04 PM   #28598
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go-race suspension

Big box was waiting for me when I got home from work. Travis had worked his magic on the stock suspenders and rear shock. Gonna slap it all back together, and test it out. Plates are expired now, wonder if anyone will notice?
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:42 PM   #28599
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Big box was waiting for me when I got home from work. Travis had worked his magic on the stock suspenders and rear shock. Gonna slap it all back together, and test it out. Plates are expired now, wonder if anyone will notice?
Ride report please.
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:25 PM   #28600
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got in a short ride around the block

Took forever to get that rear shock in, as the new rear spring is a slightly larger diameter than stock. Travis put new springs on both rear and front to match my weight. Tires need replacing now, so couldn't get a good bite of the grass before my jumps and after, but it really is less jarring on landing now. Really loving this setup, can not wait to take it on forest road ride. Replacing the tires later this week, and taking it up to get inspection and plates renewed. Planning a ride this weekend down in the ozarks. Love the go-race logos on the forks. Lets go riding!
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:05 PM   #28601
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Took forever to get that rear shock in, as the new rear spring is a slightly larger diameter than stock. Travis put new springs on both rear and front to match my weight. Tires need replacing now, so couldn't get a good bite of the grass before my jumps and after, but it really is less jarring on landing now. Really loving this setup, can not wait to take it on forest road ride. Replacing the tires later this week, and taking it up to get inspection and plates renewed. Planning a ride this weekend down in the ozarks. Love the go-race logos on the forks. Lets go riding!
Logo's are cool but bottom line is it $500+ or - better??
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:24 PM   #28602
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Logo's are cool but bottom line is it $500+ or - better??
The rear suspension on my Husa is $500 better than my WRR. After riding a bike with good sus, anything has to be better than stock.

Now if I can get the Husa a couple inches lower I'd be set.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:20 PM   #28603
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I went to Baja, no I haven't done a report. I have several gigs of pics to go through.

Hey Al,

Seems like only yesterday that our small group of 23 was on a Baja trip. Things that stick in my mind are, your sore knee, and the healing power of tequilla..

I've done a few runs down there on the WR. Great Baja tool.

Like to see some of your Baja pics....
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:06 PM   #28604
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Hard to believe we were down there 4 years ago, I'm still working on my pics. I will post some up when I get through them.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:21 AM   #28605
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Raid de L'amitié (Marocco)

Bock from the "Raid de l'Amitié" in Marocco, the WRR performed flawlessly, like last year (but not so good in sand and fesh-fesh !)















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