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Old 08-05-2012, 07:31 AM   #29911
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So I finally sold my 2009 Husky TE-610 and now shopping for a nice WR250R. Although I'm half considering buying an X model just to get the black frame and then put dirt wheels on it.

So I found one for sale that is pretty nicely setup, but the guy has it listed as a 2007 model and I even wrote him to ask if that was correct and he said it was? I wondered if he was just going by the year on the VIN sticker on the bike as they frequently will say the year earlier than the title since normally a 2008 model was built in 2007. I thought about asking for a copy of the title to verify for sure. I wasn't sure if maybe there was a handful of later 2007 models when this bike first came out?

Its listed under Nashville CL if you want to take a look at the ad and bike. It looks like a WR250R and not the WR250F.
No WRR before 2008.

That is a WRR though, so he must have the year wrong.

Seems expensive, though he has some nice accessories on it.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:33 AM   #29912
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looks like some other great deals at the yard sale.
its a wrr, how many miles and what farkles?
no 2007 just 2008 up
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:38 AM   #29913
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No WRR before 2008.

That is a WRR though, so he must have the year wrong.

Seems expensive, though he has some nice accessories on it.
Yeah, its setup nice, but he does seem high too from what I've seen out there. That is the Safari tank which is a great tank, but I think I still want the IMS 4.7 for that extra gallon.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:23 AM   #29914
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I had the same thing happen to me on my KLR. A stick punctured the sight glass. As soon as I noticed it I shut the motor off and I huffed/pushed that thing out of the bush (nightmare!)...as I was afraid I'd run out of oil as it was spraying out of that hole at quite a rate. Took it to the shop and had them clean out the shards of glass. Mechanic said it could have been bad news had I run the motor enough to churn those glass pieces through the motor. Might be something for you to consider.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:38 AM   #29915
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So I finally sold my 2009 Husky TE-610 and now shopping for a nice WR250R. Although I'm half considering buying an X model just to get the black frame and then put dirt wheels on it.

So I found one for sale that is pretty nicely setup, but the guy has it listed as a 2007 model and I even wrote him to ask if that was correct and he said it was? I wondered if he was just going by the year on the VIN sticker on the bike as they frequently will say the year earlier than the title since normally a 2008 model was built in 2007. I thought about asking for a copy of the title to verify for sure. I wasn't sure if maybe there was a handful of later 2007 models when this bike first came out?

Its listed under Nashville CL if you want to take a look at the ad and bike. It looks like a WR250R and not the WR250F.
I think you're right about the 07 VIN but actually sold in 08. The dealer had to order a WRR for me when I put my down
payment on it in March 08. They were just barely out in the showrooms back then.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:27 AM   #29916
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Gearing suggestions for putting around? At low speed e.g. Chilling along a unfamiliar trail (or doing the cone weave).

I feel like I'm either searching for the 1.5 gear or really working the clutch. I'm a newb though, just me or anyone else?

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:39 AM   #29917
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no 2007 just 2008 up
Mine is a December 2007 on the papers.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:44 AM   #29918
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Obviously an 07 build, 08 model year.

Wife's car is the same, VIN date 07, title says 08.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:50 AM   #29919
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I just got a new Garmin Montana 650 with the AMPS Rugged Mount/cradle with power. I want to wire the cradle to the bike so it gets power when the bike is running but no power when it is off (i.e. not directly to the battery). Any one done something like this, maybe for heated grips or something. Photos of the wire you spliced into would be great.
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Are you intending to leave the Montana mounted all the time? If yes and you are not going to get a security lock you can wire it to the 3rd line from the left in the fuse box, it is a backup fuse(#59 on diagram in tech man.); red with green mark wire. Or a straight to the battery with a fused power lead and a SPST switch on the ground lead. I have a Tourtech lockable mount so it can stay in during the day; then removed at night for extra security; power stays on so I don't have to wait for satellite re-acquirement every gas or food stop.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:19 PM   #29920
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Look what I found.


There is nothing holding the window in. It has rubber on the outside kinda like a oil seal has but was real easy to push in. I pushed it out and put some silicon gasket maker on it to help hold it in.

New oil, oil filter, antifreeze and rear brake pads and good to go.

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Old 08-05-2012, 01:28 PM   #29921
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New oil, oil filter, antifreeze and rear brake pads and good to go.
Good to go as soon as you add this:

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Old 08-05-2012, 02:45 PM   #29922
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Gearing suggestions for putting around? At low speed e.g. Chilling along a unfamiliar trail (or doing the cone weave).

I feel like I'm either searching for the 1.5 gear or really working the clutch. I'm a newb though, just me or anyone else?

Thanks

Vince
I've noticed the same thing. I've only just got it so am still working the thing out, but the second gear is way to high from the first. So it's either rev it's guts out going slowly up a hill or labour the thing up in second till the speed comes in at the middle rev range.

If you go higher in the front sprocket you wear the chain guide I think. Not sure what I'll do yet. Has anyone found a suitable compromise? I'm not worried about top end speed. It hits 100kph in fifth and the speed limit here is 110kph, so no worries there.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:50 PM   #29923
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Wiring a Garmin Montana to a WR250R

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oxygenrace,

Are you intending to leave the Montana mounted all the time? If yes and you are not going to get a security lock you can wire it to the 3rd line from the left in the fuse box, it is a backup fuse(#59 on diagram in tech man.); red with green mark wire. Or a straight to the battery with a fused power lead and a SPST switch on the ground lead. I have a Tourtech lockable mount so it can stay in during the day; then removed at night for extra security; power stays on so I don't have to wait for satellite re-acquirement every gas or food stop.
I would like to have it mounted all the time. I plan to mount the rugged powered cradle to a britannia lynx fairing dashboard in the future. This way it would be secure when parked with the torx locking screw. I hadn't thought about losing gps signal when turning the power off, I suppose it could run off battery when the power is cut. So did you wire it right to the battery then? The cradle came with an inline fuse.
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:06 PM   #29924
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Good to go as soon as you add this:

It sure doesn't look like anything broke the glass in, seems like it just slipped down. Not sure how the ears on a skidplate would prevent that?
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:50 PM   #29925
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It sure doesn't look like anything broke the glass in, seems like it just slipped down. Not sure how the ears on a skidplate would prevent that?
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I dont think I hit anything but I guess I could have. My rear brake was not working like it should and when I got off the bike to clean the grass off the brake pedal I saw the window was misssing.
I wouldn't ride off road without a skid plate regardless of the sight-glass issue. But with the sight-glass issue + the brake pedal getting fouled, I think it would be prudent to a install skid plate and a maybe a brake snake too.
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