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Old 07-03-2012, 08:05 AM   #29461
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yes the WR feels like a slug after spending a lot of seat time on a 250/300 two stroke, but I still smile the entire time I ride it.
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I've owned a boat load of bikes throughout the years......and I enjoy playing around on my dualsported 09 300 XCW......but if I could only have one bike it would be the WR250R.......the street license plate = access.......the reliability/versatility of the WR250R = ......"ANYWHERE".....
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:12 AM   #29462
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Just got back from a weekend of riding in PA. Absolutely loved it awesome roads and scenery. Just before I left took my chain off and cleaned/ oiled and checked it all out finding everything to be fine. Loaded up for travel rode there, lots in the area and then home. Approx 1800kms total for the weekend. Got off the bike last night only to find my chain excessively loose and my chain guard chewed all to hell. Now I have to replace that tonight along with a full service on the bike. Good thing I have a spare.

I'm guessing that with the addition of my extra gear for the weekend it overloaded the chain tension and took out the guard as I have had this guard on for about 15000kms and had very little if any wear up until this weekend.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:36 AM   #29463
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Just got back from a weekend of riding in PA. Absolutely loved it awesome roads and scenery. Just before I left took my chain off and cleaned/ oiled and checked it all out finding everything to be fine. Loaded up for travel rode there, lots in the area and then home. Approx 1800kms total for the weekend. Got off the bike last night only to find my chain excessively loose and my chain guard chewed all to hell. Now I have to replace that tonight along with a full service on the bike. Good thing I have a spare.

I'm guessing that with the addition of my extra gear for the weekend it overloaded the chain tension and took out the guard as I have had this guard on for about 15000kms and had very little if any wear up until this weekend.
Hey Sewerat,

You sound like a good Advertisement for the daily walkaround; just like a pilot before taking his plane up; every morning before a days activities do the kick the tire routine, check the fluids and chain tension before heading out.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:14 AM   #29464
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I purchased a 2008 with 2700 miles from a fellow Inmate and since the plastic was scratched and gouged up I went another route- Old school,

Has anyone with the Warp 9's sets from ebay had any issues with the brake pulsing? my front is. going to measure today and see what the deal is.
Just an update on the Brake issue the folks who sold me the wheels on Ebay are sending me a new rotor No muss no fuss. Good customer service. (seller name moto-x-industries) they have been very responsive to emails.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:19 AM   #29465
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Just an update on the Brake issue the folks who sold me the wheels on Ebay are sending me a new rotor No muss no fuss. Good customer service. (seller name moto-x-industries) they have been very responsive to emails.
That's good to know. I'm pretty sure MotoX Industries is Warp9...
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:29 AM   #29466
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I've been running them front and rear on the WR for quite a while. Smoooooth on the road/hard pack rails. !
So you like these on say, Rowher-type trails, fire roads, and such?
How's the front feel, in a washout scenario?
How is the rear tire height say compared to a full knobbie?

I've been thinking about going back from D606 knobs to something milder like a Mefo or Heidinau.
Kinda torn because I occasionally get into sand situations exploring the Mojav'...
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:34 AM   #29467
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Hey Sewerat,

You sound like a good Advertisement for the daily walkaround; just like a pilot before taking his plane up; every morning before a days activities do the kick the tire routine, check the fluids and chain tension before heading out.
Soapbox over
Sure but that was in two days it did that. Likely while riding home as it was fine when up there. I ride it enough I can feel when it's different and I felt a weird grind/vibration when I was enroute home.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:43 PM   #29468
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Clutch?!

Fellas.. looking for some feedback from the masses on your clutch... I'm over 10k miles and I've noticed recently with mine that when stopped, put it in 1st gear with clutch pulled in I can slightly feel it engage... so I put my bike up on the stand... pulled in the clutch and thrown it in 1st gear.. the wheel starts spinning... not full spin like with clutch is released completely..

I first noticed this when I rolled my WR around the garage, it was in gear so I pulled the clutch in and noticed it was catching more than I remember....

After I ride for a while it seems this symptom lessens but still doesn't seem right. I've played around with clutch adjustments at my lever but doesn't really make anything get better.. what's your guys take on that? Anything I'm missing on adjustment? Oil levels also are good...
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:36 PM   #29469
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When was your last Oil change? Mine was notchy until I did an oil change. much better.

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Fellas.. looking for some feedback from the masses on your clutch... I'm over 10k miles and I've noticed recently with mine that when stopped, put it in 1st gear with clutch pulled in I can slightly feel it engage... so I put my bike up on the stand... pulled in the clutch and thrown it in 1st gear.. the wheel starts spinning... not full spin like with clutch is released completely..

I first noticed this when I rolled my WR around the garage, it was in gear so I pulled the clutch in and noticed it was catching more than I remember....

After I ride for a while it seems this symptom lessens but still doesn't seem right. I've played around with clutch adjustments at my lever but doesn't really make anything get better.. what's your guys take on that? Anything I'm missing on adjustment? Oil levels also are good...
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:53 PM   #29470
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The clutch baskets can get worn and begin to groove where the plates mate; when these groves get deep enough, some of the friction plates may not want to move from side to side. If your looking at it, it's easy to tell. I used google images to get an idea of how worn out people's clutch baskets got when my old 2 stroke did something similar. I just image searched "worn clutch basket"
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:03 PM   #29471
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I just got an ims 4.7 gallon tank from a fellow inmate. I bought $3.80 worth of adhesive vinyl sheets and made some decals for it. I think it improves it greatly even with just my simple graphics. We'll see how well it holds up to abuse, and I botched a sticker so it is more like $6 worth of vinyl. It was on sale.

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Old 07-03-2012, 03:09 PM   #29472
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I just got an ims 4.7 gallon tank from a fellow inmate. I bought $3.80 worth of adhesive vinyl sheets and made some decals for it. I think it improves it greatly even with just my simple graphics. We'll see how well it holds up to abuse, and I botched a sticker so it is more like $6 worth of vinyl. It was on sale.

The escaping fumes from the tank will bubble up the decals.

Signed, Another Washington guy with a WR250X/R with a 4.7 white tank who put decals on it.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:33 PM   #29473
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Fellas.. looking for some feedback from the masses on your clutch... I'm over 10k miles and I've noticed recently with mine that when stopped, put it in 1st gear with clutch pulled in I can slightly feel it engage... so I put my bike up on the stand... pulled in the clutch and thrown it in 1st gear.. the wheel starts spinning... not full spin like with clutch is released completely..

I first noticed this when I rolled my WR around the garage, it was in gear so I pulled the clutch in and noticed it was catching more than I remember....

After I ride for a while it seems this symptom lessens but still doesn't seem right. I've played around with clutch adjustments at my lever but doesn't really make anything get better.. what's your guys take on that? Anything I'm missing on adjustment? Oil levels also are good...
Bash3r, Google "79 cent clutch fix" I've done this to all my WR's, 5 of them so far. I'm getting a new WRR next week and guessing I will need to do it to that one too.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:54 PM   #29474
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Fellas.. looking for some feedback from the masses on your clutch... I'm over 10k miles and I've noticed recently with mine that when stopped, put it in 1st gear with clutch pulled in I can slightly feel it engage... so I put my bike up on the stand... pulled in the clutch and thrown it in 1st gear.. the wheel starts spinning... not full spin like with clutch is released completely..

I first noticed this when I rolled my WR around the garage, it was in gear so I pulled the clutch in and noticed it was catching more than I remember....

After I ride for a while it seems this symptom lessens but still doesn't seem right. I've played around with clutch adjustments at my lever but doesn't really make anything get better.. what's your guys take on that? Anything I'm missing on adjustment? Oil levels also are good...

Bill,

I noticed the exact same thing with my bike. I used to be able to push it around in gear with the clutch pulled in, but now there is resistance when in gear with the clutch pulled in. I've never noticed a change in where the clutch would engage/disengage during use though . Not that it helps you, but maybe there is a little peace of mind from knowing there are others with the same symptoms.

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Old 07-03-2012, 04:39 PM   #29475
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johneyadventurepants, post a pic if you can, it's always fun to see similar setups. It's amazing how different even the same bike can be setup.
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