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Old 05-16-2012, 05:28 AM   #28606
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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'
...funny you should mention that...I just placed an order with Seat Concepts yesterday. Did a 300 mile ride Sunday with the stock seat, yep, 'log splitter" is a fair description. Sure felt like I'd been sitting on a splitting maul all day.
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:16 AM   #28607
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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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Look´s like fun! Olivier do you have more pics of the Roadbook-setup ??

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Old 05-16-2012, 10:52 AM   #28608
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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.
Just rode 145 miles on my 3.1 gallon tank and put 2.5 gallons in. So I had about 30 miles left.

Seems the larger gas tank also gets better milage?



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Old 05-16-2012, 12:48 PM   #28609
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Look´s like fun! Olivier do you have more pics of the Roadbook-setup ??

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From last year's setup:







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Old 05-16-2012, 02:07 PM   #28610
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Perfect ! thanks
Did you have any problems with the front brake line with that setup? or does the brake line bump into RB-bracket when the front fork compresses ?

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Old 05-16-2012, 02:44 PM   #28611
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...you can buy that roadbook set-up (maybe he can clarify where).
I doubt there would be any brakeline interference from the looks.
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:58 PM   #28612
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>"Just rode 145 miles on my 3.1 gallon tank and put 2.5 gallons in. So I had about 30 miles left."

I used my 3.1 gal for 188 miles without having the fuel light on. Had to take it easy in Baja... on the Pacific coast there's a pretty long stretch of Hwy 1 without much (if any gas). Rev it slow, easy on the gas, let the bike head downhill on it's own. Had to be pushing 70 mpg for that tank.

At the (north) end of that section was a little town... with an out-of-business Pemex. Looked at it and said 'what the fuck'. Out of business Pemex after 188 miles? Fortunately across the steet was a senora selling gas out of the back of a PU. That was a very good thing.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:14 PM   #28613
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Are you guys relying on the bikes odomonitor or are you using a GPS to come up with these milage numbers? My WR with the 4.7 gallon tank (5 gallons usable ) is out of gas at 250 miles.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:32 PM   #28614
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I rely on my GPS rather than the stock odometer . I've found the stock odometer to be about
9-10% off (about 10 miles short per 100).
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:57 PM   #28615
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>"Are you guys relying on the bikes odomonitor "

Odometer in this case. I think my buddys odometer was reading about 10 miles less after that distance. (KTM 690) Should go back and figure the distances between the gas stops in that area. See exactly what it was.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:30 PM   #28616
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Logo's are cool but bottom line is it $500+ or - better??
Can't say for him....but can say for me: Absolutely unconditionally YES!

At least, its the best $500 investment I've spent on my WRR versus all contenders ( and there have been a few... )

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p.s. Had GoRace do my F800GS supsension too......ho-chi-momma good!

p.s.2 And my Husaberg....well...er..uh....nope. It didn't need any improvement whatsoever. Simply spot on stock
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:53 PM   #28617
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2 differences thus far in my two short around the block ride are lack of dive, and plusher ride on whoops. Dive issue was most likely poorly matched springs for my weight. The almost soft landings on jumps though, is most definitely related to the great valving and matched fork oil /nitrogen charge. Labor was reasonable, and parts, well you get what you pay for. Loving it thus far. Spooning on new tires for a weekend camping trip down to glade top trail in ozarks. Gonna find me so rough stuff to really test it. Now where can I find an old mxer track....
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:22 PM   #28618
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Spooning on new tires for a weekend camping trip down to glade top trail in ozarks. Gonna find me so rough stuff to really test it. Now where can I find an old mxer track....
Hey....I stumbled upon Glade Top last October on my way to the Falling Leaf Rally in Potosi.



Nice place to camp and explore....for sure.





Yeah....I know....wasn't on my WRR. If it had been a WRR rally, I reckon I would have been heading thru there on R²

As it was, Big Dog and I were out hunting natural springs together on our big ponies.



Golly....I sure love riding in central Missouri. That's one of the prettiest places to ride I've found yet in the whole country.

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Old 05-16-2012, 10:22 PM   #28619
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Picked up a 2012 wr250r today and put about 100 miles of back roads on it.
I had a DRZ400s but sold it awhile back because my schedule was always changing and I was working when everyone else was riding.
Well in March my girlfriend picked up a KLR250 for commuting and started talking about camping trips and the TAT.
She knew the TAT had been calling my name for a few years and I knew my Ninja 250 wasn't going to be the best choice for it.
Did a bit of research and chose the WR250.
I always hate to stop and take pictures but I did get a few crappy phone pics.
Now lets see if I can hook some pictures on here.

Turned around and posed by these signs


When you guys said the WRR was versatile I had no idea


One last shot



Thanks for all the info everyone has provided here. I am about half way through the thread now.

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Old 05-17-2012, 01:36 AM   #28620
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Perfect ! thanks
Did you have any problems with the front brake line with that setup? or does the brake line bump into RB-bracket when the front fork compresses ?

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No interference whatsoever...

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