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Old 09-23-2012, 08:05 PM   #30706
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Brinnelling damage from a chain too tight?
I've always kept the chain tension within spec, and do check it fairly regularly.
I like to think that the previous owner (Yamaha NZ) adjusted the chain correctly too.. but you never know
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:37 PM   #30707
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Just picked up a WR/R last weekend. Loving it. A bit surprised the pegs deck out so easily but perhaps this is the result of combing dualsport plush suspension with 17" wheels? Dunno...never had a tard before.

Just ordered the 4.7 IMS, flatlands skid plate, GL coyote, seat concepts cover. Bike already has heated grips and a set of dirt wheels with fresh 95/5 Knobbies.

Coming from a 950 SE....love this bike!

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Old 09-23-2012, 09:56 PM   #30709
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$32 alternative to the Wolfman bags?

When I saw the Wolfman Teton Saddle bags, they immediately reminded me of the Army's JSLIST bag. They're both made from water resistant nylon and have a roll top. The JSLIST bag has two shoulder straps that can be sewn together (or adpated for buckles) and draped over the seat. The only trick would be figuring out how to attach it to racks (bungies?). I'm not in a position to test them on my WRR for a few months, but thought I'd mention it for others that like economical homebrew solutions.

FWIW, the JSLIST bag seems to be slightly larger:
The Wolfman bags are advertised as 13" Width, 13" Height, 7" Depth
A JSLIST bag is advertised as 17" Width, 16" Height, 8" Depth

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Old 09-24-2012, 04:53 AM   #30710
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Those are nice looking bags. Price is reasonable too. I tried to buy one, but I live in Canada so am prohibited by eBay from buying military surplus. Weird.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/US-Army-Mili...item3370695eb4
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:03 AM   #30711
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The best chain for the WRR?

Does anybody have strong feelings about the best chain for the Yamaha?

My last trip was a 2500 mile loop through Utah and Nevada from Phoenix. By the time I got back, my wheelbase was at least an inch longer than when I started due to all the adjustments. The last day required a chain adjustment every fuel load.

The rear sprocket shows the wear with hooked teeth. Haven't looked at the front yet. The bike has only about 9k miles on the clock, but plenty of sand sand time, and I probably didn't keep it clean enough. I probably damaged it early in its life too by letting it get so loose it would jump teeth.

I want to replace the sprockets and chain with a strong sealed O ring chain. It seems to me the chain should last about 15k miles. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:06 AM   #30712
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My KTM is down right now.....had to redo some gaskets to get an air leak under control, which was causing a horrific lean condition..making bike un-rideable.

So, since the KTM smoker is all brake sliding and clutch riding, I have actually adapted that style to my WR250R(4T), and broken myself of the habbit of relying on engine braking, and I actually think I am riding my WRR a little faster with that style.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:24 AM   #30713
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>"Does anybody have strong feelings about the best chain for the Yamaha?...... "

DID gold links. (112 links, rivited master).
Rear - Primary Drive Sprocket
Supersprox countershaft Sprocket.

10,000 miles, no worries so far.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:37 AM   #30714
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Less is More

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Old 09-24-2012, 10:04 AM   #30715
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:20 AM   #30716
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Chris - tell us more - what is it? Looks like fun!
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:53 AM   #30717
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It even has trials tires.


I'll order it today if you post up details.

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Old 09-24-2012, 12:33 PM   #30718
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Can I "think" that I can go 100 miles with no worries on the stock tank? What is the longest distance guys are making it? Thanks
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:56 PM   #30719
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Can I "think" that I can go 100 miles with no worries on the stock tank? What is the longest distance guys are making it? Thanks
Like most questions, the answer is "depends"

Many guys here average about 55mpg, but charging hard on full knobs, I'm lucky to get 90 miles to the tank.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:20 PM   #30720
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Like most questions, the answer is "depends"

Many guys here average about 55mpg, but charging hard on full knobs, I'm lucky to get 90 miles to the tank.
+1. I have had fuel light come on as low as 76 miles indicated.
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