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Old 10-15-2012, 05:51 AM   #31051
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Thanks for the info.. Yea I'll probably take your advice and just leave my shock as is and just raise as needed once the link is changed. I'll probably just move the clamps as high as they go on the forks.
Thanks again and I'll let you know if I decide to let go of the link
Perhaps you could find a local buyer for the link with a new or unmolested bike, and do the swap together? He could see the link installed, and you could see the factory set-up.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:45 AM   #31052
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I've owned a KLR among many other DS bikes...

I've probably been in a similar boat as your WR450 when I had a tagged KTM 520. Fun on the technical trails and stuff, but when it ever it came to a long road jaunt...

I most recently had a Husky TE-610 near the beginning of this year that I put 4k miles on in 3 months... I decided to sell it and try the WR250R instead.

I can tell you coming from a Husky TE-610 to a WR250R, especially at 6'4"/240lbs was quite the change, but I am overall thrilled with my choice. So far I'm loving the WRR and on the dual sport stuff..
Thanks BlueLghtnig for taking the time to write that up. I'm all over the board for my next dual sport. It is good to read feedback on the various bikes folks have owned.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:27 AM   #31053
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Has anyone tried a 7.5wt fork oil? My clickers are maxed, and its time to replace the oil.
Have found for me synthetic ATF works well.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:28 AM   #31054
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This was funny:

I helped a local enduro club this weekend, with a side tangent of the event for big bikes. One of the guys likes to add to events where he can, a modified enduro route,so guys with the big BMW's and KTM( 950's, 990's, etc), can run too, but not have to deal with the really tight stuff.

So I was waiting at my final check point for the big bikes, and some of the "regular" enduro guys were there with their bikes, setting up their check. Of course, they were all on KTM two strokes. I was using my WR250R.

I was explaining to them that I personally do not get involved with enduros, and prefer hare scrambles. Almost at the same time, two of the guys asked which bike I used, and were shocked when I pointed to the trusty WRR. None of them could believe that I finished a hare scramble with the WRR, much less finished ahead of some people( not many...but some ).

I am contemplating starting to call the bike G&G...gas and go. For the most part, that is all I have to do.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:55 AM   #31055
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Look what I did to my tire!

Look what I did to my tire!




I knew I hated this tire when it was on the bike originally. I tried to see if my skills had improved enough to compensate for the horrible tire, but it had not. I still found myself sliding around and I did not like the feel of it. I was either going to do something about it or throw the tire out. With money tight I kept on wondering about regrooving the tires or using a tire knife to cut grooves of some sort. It was then that I saw a post on a rock climbing forum about cutting grooves with a a set of rotary punches. I picked up a set at Harbor Freight.

http://www.harborfreight.com/6-piece...set-67030.html

I was amazed how easy it was to cut through the rubber and make the grooves. I used the next to smallest punch. It took about 30 minutes or so to do this tire. I even checked the balance when I was done and did not mess up the balance really any at all. Your results may vary.

I tried them out this past weekend with great results. I had pretty good feel out of the front tire and no real traction problems with it. I was on single track trails and double track trails where some parts were sticky clay mud and it still did well.

I understand that this could be dangerous to modify a tire. I made sure to only cut the blocks and never cut near the carcass of the tire. I will be watching it for cracks and tread separation. The cuts are also round so that they do not have any stress concentrations due to sharp cut angles.

By the way, does anyone have a Trail Wing TW301 front tire that they hate and would like to get rid of for the price of shipping?


On a side note: I am getting used to the Shinko SR241 rear tire and I think that I really like it. I was amazed how well it climbed over roots and up hills on my last ride. The only problem I had was that it spun on my aluminum ramp when I was loading it into the truck.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:12 AM   #31056
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anybody orderd 3.7l safari tank lately? like in the last month
i ordered one from just gastanks sept2nd a week later they called and said they were waiting for "hardwear kit"
from safari and it would be 4-6 weeks i called back today and first they couldnt find my order... then they found it and told me it would be another 4 weeks and thats all they could tell me?
they billed me for the tank tho a day after i ordered it.

anyone else have this problem?
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:23 PM   #31057
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wr250rforum gone?

Anyone know if wr250rforum.forumotion.com is gone for good? Had some good resources there and haven't been able to log in for a week or so.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:26 PM   #31058
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anybody orderd 3.7l safari tank lately? like in the last month
i ordered one from just gastanks sept2nd a week later they called and said they were waiting for "hardwear kit"
from safari and it would be 4-6 weeks i called back today and first they couldnt find my order... then they found it and told me it would be another 4 weeks and thats all they could tell me?
they billed me for the tank tho a day after i ordered it.

anyone else have this problem?
you may want to call your credit card company....i had an issue a while back with a totally different company but they were blowing me off, not answering my request's then i called my card holder to complain and lo & behold, my merchandise arrived like 2 days later! ymmv, but next time i have an issue, i will give the company in question a chance but i won't hesitate to complain to my credit card company, i got a free t-shirt to boot, not a big deal - i just wanted what i ordered but hey, ill take it!
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:26 PM   #31059
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Anyone know if wr250rforum.forumotion.com is gone for good? Had some good resources there and haven't been able to log in for a week or so.
I posted there today. It seems pretty active. There may be a problem on your end.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:36 PM   #31060
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I posted there today. It seems pretty active. There may be a problem on your end.
+1 I logged in ok
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:40 PM   #31061
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I think it may have been offline for an hour or two yesterday, but all is good now.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:55 PM   #31062
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I posted there today. It seems pretty active. There may be a problem on your end.
OK thanks. Weird. I get a "The server at wr250rforum.forumotion.com can't be found, because the DNS lookup failed." even when I try to load previously bookmarked pages. Not having this problem on any other website.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:01 PM   #31063
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OK thanks. Weird. I get a "The server at wr250rforum.forumotion.com can't be found, because the DNS lookup failed." even when I try to load previously bookmarked pages. Not having this problem on any other website.
I copied the address you had in the post, and it opened as normal for me. The error may be "cached" on you pc.

Try clicking this................................

http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/

If you get the error try reloading it.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:13 PM   #31064
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No response for me, testing on multiple machines. Looks like they've got a DNS issue. It will probably be sorted out before long.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:15 PM   #31065
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No response for me, testing on multiple machines. Looks like they've got a DNS issue. It will probably be sorted out before long.
Works for me. I just tested it.
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