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Old 08-19-2012, 09:29 AM   #30166
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So you just swapped out the horn then? No additional work required to make this mod happen?
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:39 AM   #30167
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FYI: you can easily rotate the mount of your horn around so that it sits up out of sight behind
the plastic cover on the left side of your bike.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:49 AM   #30168
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I have 2 questions if anyone can assist :-

1/ Does anyone know if they still manufacture Sweet Cheeks seat covers? It appears there website no longer operates.
Dunno, but the Walmart ATV Seat Cover gets pretty high marks and at $20 is a darn sight cheaper.
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:18 PM   #30169
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I have a FIAMM high tone blaster horn on my bike, 90+ Decibels?? I forgot what it is rated, a lot louder though. nearly twice the diameter and mounted in the stock location.
I run a low tone on my street bike, mucho loud! 130 dB



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Old 08-19-2012, 07:01 PM   #30170
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:13 PM   #30171
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Horn and added wiring

A few post backs I pictured my new horn, and I did not add a relay or any additional wiring and it works. That being said, this winter I will be adding a gps plug and probably try a relay setup for the horn to see if it gets louder still with more available amps from the battery
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:14 PM   #30172
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Ran diagnosttic ( thanks fishy ) did have a tps code and side stand code. Went over cinamon pass, California pass beating ceap out of bike no over heat light. Get on highway again ( where light came on and off first time ) cruising for 10 min. Over heat light comes on at about 65, let off gas coast to 50 light goes off, as soon as light goes off I drop the hammer to 70 for 5 min. Light comes back on let off for a min. Light back on, the sec it goes off hammer down to 70 for 6 min until light comes back on. Any thoughts. Of course bike has issues on tba weekend when nothings opened. In miab now.

Did you verify the fan is working?

Did you check to make sure it is spinning freely?

Have you cleaned the air filter lately?

Did you check coolant level (when it is cool.)

Did the intake temp make sense compared to water temp when you did the diagnostics?

When is the last time you changed the coolant and what did you use?
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:57 AM   #30173
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Coincidentally, I did Cinnamon Pass, California Pass, Engineers Pass, Mosquito Pass and a few others over a 6-day ride which ended last week. We did a few miles of pavement between some of the trails and I was experiencing the exact same symptoms as you describe. The problem got worse by the 3rd or 4th day. Turned out to be my air filter, even though I began the trip with a clean, fresh oiled filter. Because I started the week with a clean filter, I was really reluctant to believe it. But riding near the back of the pack (6 bikes) my poor little WR inhaled a serious amount of dust, and the filter was totally clogged in just 3 days. Cleaned and re-oiled, symptoms disappeared for day-4.




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Ran diagnosttic ( thanks fishy ) did have a tps code and side stand code. Went over cinamon pass, California pass beating ceap out of bike no over heat light. Get on highway again ( where light came on and off first time ) cruising for 10 min. Over heat light comes on at about 65, let off gas coast to 50 light goes off, as soon as light goes off I drop the hammer to 70 for 5 min. Light comes back on let off for a min. Light back on, the sec it goes off hammer down to 70 for 6 min until light comes back on. Any thoughts. Of course bike has issues on tba weekend when nothings opened. In miab now.


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Old 08-20-2012, 06:03 AM   #30174
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Anyone have an issue with these getting some play in them? I have a tad of play I just noticed. I plan to tighten up initially, and then repack with some new grease in near future.
I just had my steering head off. There was pretty minimal grease in there. I had no movement though. I tightened just a tad tighter than factory specs and it is great, no movement at all.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:25 AM   #30175
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I just had my steering head off. There was pretty minimal grease in there. I had no movement though. I tightened just a tad tighter than factory specs and it is great, no movement at all.
OK, thanks for the reply Joe. Much appreciated.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:37 AM   #30176
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Coincidentally, I did Cinnamon Pass, California Pass, Engineers Pass, Mosquito Pass and a few others over a 6-day ride which ended last week. We did a few miles of pavement between some of the trails and I was experiencing the exact same symptoms as you describe. The problem got worse by the 3rd or 4th day. Turned out to be my air filter, even though I began the trip with a clean, fresh oiled filter. Because I started the week with a clean filter, I was really reluctant to believe it. But riding near the back of the pack (6 bikes) my poor little WR inhaled a serious amount of dust, and the filter was totally clogged in just 3 days. Cleaned and re-oiled, symptoms disappeared for day-4.
On multi day rides where you will be getting dusty, and don't really care to clean your air filter every night, Filter Skins are the way to go.

Oil em up in advance and toss them in a ziploc bag. Put one on the air filter before the ride and pull it off after each day and replace it with a new one. Takes however long it takes to open up the airbox - a few minutes, max.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:27 AM   #30177
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Great tips regarding horn, filter, and filter skins! You fellas really know how to help a noob out :)
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:03 PM   #30178
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That's definitely the plan for next time.



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On multi day rides where you will be getting dusty, and don't really care to clean your air filter every night, Filter Skins are the way to go.

Oil em up in advance and toss them in a ziploc bag. Put one on the air filter before the ride and pull it off after each day and replace it with a new one. Takes however long it takes to open up the airbox - a few minutes, max.





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Old 08-20-2012, 05:19 PM   #30179
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I was just curious how the WR250R does on steep mountain grades like I-80 in Salt Lake going up to Park City. If you wanted to get up to some forest service roads at the top of the mountain. Would it lug my 220# rear end up there at 55MPH?

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Old 08-20-2012, 06:47 PM   #30180
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Hey what's Yamaha thinking? While cleaning my wifes XT250 and my WRR I noticed that the XT has rim locks but not the WRR.
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