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Old 08-07-2012, 11:36 AM   #29986
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I just put 14 x 49 on my bike. I was able to use the stock front sprocket cover by popping out the bushings and eliminating the inner piece. I wasn't sure if the rear chain guide would clear but it does, with a 50 rear as well apparently. I got a steel sprocket with countersunk holes, so I put it on backwards so I could use the stock bolts till my new ones come in. Wow now I can put-put up steep hills.

I have the Wolfmann racks and OEM rack with Helmet lock, yeah some head scratching to get it all on as I recall.

Anyone know how high you can rise the bars and still use the stock cables? I don't want to go crazy high but another inch or 2 would be nice.
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:43 AM   #29987
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I'm thinking about experimenting with some street tires on my R. I don't want to get a set of SM wheels so I'm looking for 21/18 tires. Anybody have suggestions for good and sticky, cheap tires? I don't really care how long they last, as long as they go about 5k miles or so. I just want them to be cheap and sticky.
Do a search on Shinko 705's..........Had on my DR650 stock rims. Dragging foot pegs was not a problem and cheap
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:51 AM   #29988
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Do a search on Shinko 705's..........Had on my DR650 stock rims. Dragging foot pegs was not a problem and cheap
I ran 705's on my F650GS when I had it. I liked them but wouldn't call them a sticky street tire like he was asking for. I would definitely run them again but if I was doing 100% street there are better choices; just maybe not in the price range he was hoping for .
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:01 PM   #29989
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I just put 14 x 49 on my bike. I was able to use the stock front sprocket cover by popping out the bushings and eliminating the inner piece. I wasn't sure if the rear chain guide would clear but it does, with a 50 rear as well apparently. I got a steel sprocket with countersunk holes, so I put it on backwards so I could use the stock bolts till my new ones come in. Wow now I can put-put up steep hills.

I have the Wolfmann racks and OEM rack with Helmet lock, yeah some head scratching to get it all on as I recall.

Anyone know how high you can rise the bars and still use the stock cables? I don't want to go crazy high but another inch or 2 would be nice.
As for bars, I used a YZ80 bend (mini tall) and the cables are plenty long. Tall mini bars are taller and narrower, but still leave room for your switches and controls, if you cut down regular bars you dont have room. But if you like long bars its not an issue.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:08 PM   #29990
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As for bars, I used a YZ80 bend (mini tall) and the cables are plenty long. Tall mini bars are taller and narrower, but still leave room for your switches and controls, if you cut down regular bars you don’t have room. But if you like long bars it’s not an issue.
I bought some Tusk CR High bars (obviously I changed the pad, I didn't like the black tusk one) and cut them down to 29" and had room but any narrower than that and I would have been hurting. I forgot all about folks saying the mini bars give you room on the "flats" for your controls. Pa woods are pretty tight, I had my old KDX's bars cut to 28". I also have Tusk 1" bar risers installed.

Edit: I took this before I put the wire ties back on to clean the wiring back up.

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Old 08-07-2012, 02:51 PM   #29991
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:23 PM   #29992
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:55 PM   #29993
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Utilitarian sprockets and chain? I don't put a ton of miles on the bike. Probably will never wear a set out.
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Part numbers and sources would be a big help, also chain length?

Is this a pretty straight forward operation? I can turn a wrench, but have zero motorcycle experience.

Leaning towards 14/50 if that matters?


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Old 08-07-2012, 06:32 PM   #29994
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Nice shots and all, but maybe a WR250R picture thread should be started, like they have for the DRZ400???

For the Ride report type shots. Crawdaddy does a good thing..one shot and link to the RR.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:43 PM   #29995
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:45 PM   #29996
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:27 AM   #29997
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Weight Reduction

I am wanting to reduce a little weight on what looks to be a soon to be acquired 2012 WR250R. Rotational weight is the most noticeable correct? Assuming I am correct. If I just switch out the rims and spokes, will it make a weight difference or just durability? I don't think I can afford new hubs.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:08 PM   #29998
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I am wanting to reduce a little weight on what looks to be a soon to be acquired 2012 WR250R. Rotational weight is the most noticeable correct? Assuming I am correct. If I just switch out the rims and spokes, will it make a weight difference or just durability? I don't think I can afford new hubs.
Pull off the passenger pegs, the AIS system, airbox flapper & mechanism, EXUP valve & servo, the rear lower fender, and swap out the stock turn signals for led's all the way around.

It already has aluminum rims on it. Not sure how much weight you'll save there by using different aluminum rims, except in your wallet.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:10 PM   #29999
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I am wanting to reduce a little weight on what looks to be a soon to be acquired 2012 WR250R. Rotational weight is the most noticeable correct? Assuming I am correct. If I just switch out the rims and spokes, will it make a weight difference or just durability? I don't think I can afford new hubs.
Warp-9's "Halo" rims might be what you want. Lighter and stronger.

Don't know how to link from my phone.

I've hit mine a few times on big rocks and been end over end, and they spin true yet.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:33 PM   #30000
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I am wanting to reduce a little weight on what looks to be a soon to be acquired 2012 WR250R. Rotational weight is the most noticeable correct? Assuming I am correct. If I just switch out the rims and spokes, will it make a weight difference or just durability? I don't think I can afford new hubs.
http://rickramsey.net/WR250Rmods.htm#removed

I think its even lighter now that he's running mousse instead of tubes but im not sure.
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