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Old 09-28-2012, 03:29 PM   #30811
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Hey Gang -

I got t-boned heading to lunch at work about a month ago on my DR650...after insurance totalled it, I decided that something a little lighter would be nice since I'm riding more and more offroad, and my leg will be a bit iffy by the time they let me ride again. So, after chatting with Bigdog, I started looking for WR's. I picked up galland1's WRX a week ago, and have been super impressed by it. With my broken leg , I won't be able to ride for quite a while, but it's nice to have it here pestering me...

Anyhoo, I got in some USCG reflective tape today to make my helmet a bit more visible, and thought I'd add some to the bike as well. Turned out nicely!

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Old 09-28-2012, 03:34 PM   #30812
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Hey Gang -

I got t-boned heading to lunch at work about a month ago on my DR650...after insurance totalled it, I decided that something a little lighter would be nice since I'm riding more and more offroad, and my leg will be a bit iffy by the time they let me ride again. So, after chatting with Bigdog, I started looking for WR's. I picked up galland1's WRX a week ago, and have been super impressed by it. With my broken leg , I won't be able to ride for quite a while, but it's nice to have it here pestering me...

Anyhoo, I got in some USCG reflective tape today to make my helmet a bit more visible, and thought I'd add some to the bike as well. Turned out nicely.
What is that front tire?
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:49 PM   #30813
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front and rear are irc gp110's... I'm interested in seeing how they do.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:21 PM   #30814
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front and rear are irc gp110's... I'm interested in seeing how they do.
Look nice, but they are surprisingly expensive - $196 / pair at Motorcycle Superstore.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:12 AM   #30815
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front and rear are irc gp110's... I'm interested in seeing how they do.
godwinmt;

How many miles on them so far and can you tell us a little about their hard surface feel and handling (wet/dry)???

ps. How is the physical therapy going? I did mine in Jan. and I'm still feeling it.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:02 AM   #30816
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I wish I could tell you about how they are, but the extent that I've ridden the bike has been for about a hundred feet of my parents pushing me around our driveway :)

haven't had much physical therapy yet... the big thing now is getting the incisions and rash healed and getting the joints loosened up before my next checkup in a couple of weeks. after that, they'll schedule me for a bone graft to replace the 5cm of tibia that is currently just filed with bone cement. I doubt I'll be on the bike for another 4-5 months :(
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:59 AM   #30817
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JCKID - did you power-coat your rack? I don't see a black option on the website.

Also, the number of edge slots and edge holes / pattern are different between your rack and the silver one in the photos above. Anyone know why? I'd like to order the right rack the first time.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:40 PM   #30818
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Also, the number of edge slots and edge holes / pattern are different between your rack and the silver one in the photos above. Anyone know why? I'd like to order the right rack the first time.
Look at the seller's other offerings. The large rack is $200.
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:55 PM   #30819
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JCKID - did you power-coat your rack? I don't see a black option on the website.

Also, the number of edge slots and edge holes / pattern are different between your rack and the silver one in the photos above. Anyone know why? I'd like to order the right rack the first time.
Here you go. Ebay is your friend.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-WR250...R&hash=item3f1
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:03 PM   #30820
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I see some mighty nice farkles here, but I haven't yet seen one to top this.

Behold, the Samurai-Cycle:

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Old 09-29-2012, 02:12 PM   #30821
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Home-made Plexiglass headlight guard. Doesn't seem to affect headlight pattern (I very rarely ride at night anyway, so it's just for conspicuity), and so far heat hasn't affected the Velcro.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:20 PM   #30822
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A person would want to be real careful with that setup if they had a habit of standing up sometimes while riding rough stuff.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:48 PM   #30823
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A person would want to be real careful with that setup if they had a habit of standing up sometimes while riding rough stuff.
No doubt. Foam swords can be hazardous to your health!
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:52 AM   #30824
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I wish I could tell you about how they are, but the extent that I've ridden the bike has been for about a hundred feet of my parents pushing me around our driveway :)

haven't had much physical therapy yet... the big thing now is getting the incisions and rash healed and getting the joints loosened up before my next checkup in a couple of weeks. after that, they'll schedule me for a bone graft to replace the 5cm of tibia that is currently just filed with bone cement. I doubt I'll be on the bike for another 4-5 months :(
godwinmt,

A little prayer for strengthful healing. I guess you'll have to wait till after the Doc. can tell if the bone graft works correctly before starting physical therapy. We'll be waiting to hear your back on the road. From some one who also had to wait and heal in God's time.

Paul
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:22 AM   #30825
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thank you very much for the kind words. That's really all we can do is just wait and do our best to heal. Thanks to the awesome LED spotlight on it, my dad had it out for a bit last night riding around the pasture and up and down the gravel road we live on. he said in some of the wet grass the tires would slip a bit until he'd get on the throttle. he said they'd really bite then with the weight transfer. he had no problems on the gravel either.
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