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Old 10-10-2012, 07:21 PM   #30991
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Please clarify - do you mean the gearing you ran on the TAT was 13/45? Or only the dash home from Oregon?

Thank you.
I ran 13/47 on the TAT, and changed to 13/45 on the way home as I wanted to be able to pull 6th gear most of the way. I could, except for some of the steepest grades on I-10. In retrospect, the 47 would have been fine on the interstate. For any serious trail work, or steep climbs as in the Rockies, use a 49, min. I think BigDog runs a 50 rear with several different front cogs, minimum 13, to keep the chain away from the swing arm.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:38 PM   #30992
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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.

One of my dream rides that is! Your bike is looking good these days too
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:45 PM   #30993
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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.
Thanks for the info!
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:54 PM   #30994
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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?
Pretty sure it was the Zeta Axle Blocks which you can get at Wheeling Cycle Supply. http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/shop/1/17/868.shtml

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Old 10-11-2012, 07:24 AM   #30995
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Thanks for the info!
YZ/WR reversable axle blocks from various sources work. Not sure what years work, but likely most of them.
I have a set from Pro Circuit from my brothers '98 yz125 on mine.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:48 AM   #30996
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Hey Tom - Do you recall receiving a "whoops, sorry, wrong number" phone call two weeks ago? That was me looking for a different "Tom" in Bullhead City......I had my names/numbers crossed up.....sorry for the mix up......I'll be over in Bullhead again this weekend......probably bringing the 300XCW.....the WR250R needs some love after the last few weeks (tires/fork seals/sprockets/oil/filters - toasty.....no time for maintenance this afternoon......leaving tonight after work)

We'll definitely need to hook up for a ride over in Prescott or (?) now that the temps are down....

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Old 10-11-2012, 07:51 AM   #30997
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Axle BLocks

I picked up a pair on Ebay for $25.94 this week.
Not made by Zeta but I suspect they're all about the same.

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Old 10-11-2012, 08:51 AM   #30998
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Hey Tom - Do you recall receiving a "whoops, sorry, wrong number" phone call two weeks ago? That was me looking for a different "Tom" in Bullhead City......I had my names/numbers crossed up.....sorry for the mix up......I'll be over in Bullhead again this weekend......probably bringing the 300XCW.....the WR250R needs some love after the last few weeks (tires/fork seals/sprockets/oil/filters - toasty.....no time for maintenance this afternoon......leaving tonight after work)

We'll definitely need to hook up for a ride over in Prescott or (?) now that the temps are down....

Yes I do remember that call but had no Idea it was you.. I was out in the garage working on Motorcycles I am soloing, so far anyway a ride on Nov. 13,14,15,16 from home to Laughlin overnight, Moave Trail to Barstow, overnight & reverse it back to Prescott. We will for sure hook up one of these days
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:36 PM   #30999
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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.
You will see the tender leads are the same gauge as the Aero leads, only nicer, since the tender leads have that cap on the end.

My suggestions from a bunch of frigid ass Ohio cold weather riding, get the full vest; and opt for actual grip heaters installed on the bike. The overwrap ones are okay for a temporary fix but if you are gonna do it, do it right.

I have used on multiple bikes the Oxford Heated Grips. The purpose built ones are scads better than the under element style, though a bit more expensive.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:58 PM   #31000
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Try www.mobilewarminggear.com

Battery li ion heated gear convienient affordable and no draw on bike!
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:47 PM   #31001
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wr250r brake and clutch lever replacement

I need to replace my levers. i want something shorter and ones that can be adjusted for reach for smaller hands. any suggestions?
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:52 PM   #31002
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I bought a set or drc shorty levers. Cheap at $7 ea.


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I need to replace my levers. i want something shorter and ones that can be adjusted for reach for smaller hands. any suggestions?
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:59 PM   #31003
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Reversable Axle blocks??

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I picked up a pair on Ebay for $25.94 this week.
Not made by Zeta but I suspect they're all about the same.

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My Question is, what is the difference in tooth count? 2t on the rear? 3t?
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:36 PM   #31004
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I have 13t font, 47t rear,,,
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:39 PM   #31005
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I need to replace my levers. i want something shorter and ones that can be adjusted for reach for smaller hands. any suggestions?
Best clutch levr for the money IMO...Righteous Stunt metal EZ pull clutch lever....
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