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Old 10-10-2012, 12:41 AM   #30976
Joe Watson
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Just a quick little WR250R review. A mate and I rode them from Cairns to Cape York in far northern Australia where we did about 3200km on the bikes. They performed almost flawlessly. A couple of loose bolts here and there and my starter button packing it in. A little bit more power would have been nice in the soft sand and on the higher speed transport sections, but overall, I loved this bike for the job.

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Old 10-10-2012, 02:50 AM   #30977
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And, my last post was incorrect. Last trip was with the 13/45. No need for lower gearing on that one.
Please clarify - do you mean the gearing you ran on the TAT was 13/45? Or only the dash home from Oregon?

Thank you.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:26 AM   #30978
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"No relays, fuses, or other stuff required?"

The battery tender brand pigtail includes a fuseholder with a 7 amp fuse in it already. My gerbing jacket is 76 watts,eg, so that 7 amp is perfect for it.
All you need is to make a cable [16 gauge automotive primary wire is fine] with the battery tender style [sae] plug on one end, and your compatible style plug for the vest on the other. Make the cable long enough to suit the vest riding condition. When done riding, remove the vest adaptor cable, and you are back to a tender connection.

Get a thermostat control for the vest so you don't cook yourself.
One of my other hobbies is amateur radio, so I use Anderson Powerpole connectors for all my 12 VDC needs. The gender-less connector allows me to mix and match my cables however I need them.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:34 AM   #30979
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Warm n Safe SAE/Pigtail cable: $10
http://www.warmnsafe.com/sae-coax-plug-adapter-6-in/


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STOP!

DO NOT use the pig tail that came with the tender.... it is very likely to have thinner gauge wires which could overheat with the increased heated gear amperage. Use a pig tail that is supplied with the heated gear. I recommend the ones from Warm and Safe.

YMMV, just don't melt your harness... you will regret it.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:08 AM   #30980
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The battery tender pigtail has a 7 amp fuse in it, same rating as the jacket liner.
I've run it hot enough to cook Hebrew Nationals for hours, never a problem.
Just wouldn't want someone to think they could upsize the fuse in a common tender lead and think it was ok.

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Warm n Safe SAE/Pigtail cable: $10
http://www.warmnsafe.com/sae-coax-plug-adapter-6-in/
Cheap insurance and a very good idea

Do it once, do it right and be done with it.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:21 AM   #30981
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SS Brake Line Length

Hey Riders,

I'm picking up a set lines from Hel and I'm wondering if anyone has the exact length they used for a shortened front line on an X. I want to make sure there is enough for suspension travel, but you all know the stock one on there is way too long and hangs above the master cylinder in its OEM configuration.

I saw the thread in WRR, but I didn't see any specific lengths. Thanks so much for your help.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:15 AM   #30982
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Just wouldn't want someone to think they could upsize the fuse in a common tender lead and think it was ok.



Cheap insurance and a very good idea

Do it once, do it right and be done with it.

The leads shipped with my tender are 16 awg, probably the same as all of them. it's fair to point out that the amperage capacity for that gauge bundled into a loom or "enclosed" is ~13 amps. In "free air" [ not enclosed] the capacity is ~22 amps.

All of us will, and do, effect the solution we deem best; in my case, I made a lead and am happy with the result. Others may choose a different path.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:15 AM   #30983
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2800 miles in 4 days after doing the TAT...
My kind of guy
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:11 AM   #30984
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Thanks for all the input on getting my bike ready to run an electric vest. I did some browsing on Aerostich last night and I think I found the perfect setup. This is what I'm planning to get:

http://www.aerostich.com/sae-switch-coil-cord-kit.html

It comes with the pigtail to connect to the battery, and it has a fuse in it. It also has a coiled cord with a switch, and then it has an extension. It seems like it has everything I need in one kit. Now I just have to decide if I want to get the Aerostich heated bib or a full vest.

And now I found these:

http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-warm-wrap-grips.html

I might get a splitter and run these too! I had the under the grip type heaters on my KLX, but they didn't work that great. Maybe these would work better.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:56 AM   #30985
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Please excuse my cluelesness, but I was wondering...

The 3.1 IMS fuel tank for the wrr has a vent tube sticking out of the cap. What is this for? Why doesn't the stock tank have this? My wrr is a California model if it matters.

thanks!
I believe the stock locking cap on the WR250R is vented, the IMS tank cap isn't, so it has the vent line. Found that out also. Kinda a pain in the rear. I found a swivel vent hose that came with a pre-formed angle and I use that under my tank bag. There are some smaller vent hoses optoins also. Gotta have a some sort of vent. FWIW my bike is NOT a CA model.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:15 AM   #30986
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I found a swivel vent hose that came with a pre-formed angle and I use that under my tank bag.
Don't tell where you got it, brand/model name, and cost.

Especially if anyone else might want to buy one...
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:41 AM   #30987
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Don't tell where you got it, brand/model name, and cost.

Especially if anyone else might want to buy one...
Must be a Troll
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:14 PM   #30988
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Don't tell where you got it, brand/model name, and cost.

Especially if anyone else might want to buy one...
Really?

http://tinyurl.com/8z566es
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:06 PM   #30989
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Hey all,

Someone mentioned a bracket or something to use when swapping between X and R wheel (17" to 18/21") sets that prevents you from having to reset your chain tension bolts every time. Apparently, this device will take up the slack for the shorter set.
Anyone know anything about this?

I picked up a 2008 WRX with 3400 miles with both wheel sets a few months back. I mostly use the R wheels because it is such a pain to swap. I would like to use the sumo tires more.

I love the bike, by the way. Thanks to everyone here for helping me make the decision. I came from a WR250F.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:08 PM   #30990
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Hey all,

Someone mentioned a bracket or something to use when swapping between X and R wheel (17" to 18/21") sets that prevents you from having to reset your chain tension bolts every time. Apparently, this device will take up the slack for the shorter set.
Anyone know anything about this?

I picked up a 2008 WRX with 3400 miles with both wheel sets a few months back. I mostly use the R wheels because it is such a pain to swap. I would like to use the sumo tires more.

I love the bike, by the way. Thanks to everyone here for helping me make the decision. I came from a WR250F.
Search for reversible axle blocks. I can't remember what people mentioned as a specific brand but I know they were something like reversible axle blocks.
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