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Old 10-30-2012, 05:52 AM   #31276
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:07 AM   #31277
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I am OBSESSED with this bike because it is awesome (unlike you).
What are you, twelve?

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Do you mean to tell me some dude who goes and buys a WR250R and doesnt read on it (just rides it) is suddenly more qualified to address issues that he may have no experience with than someone else who has the accrued wisdom of thousands of owners because he takes the time to research the bike?
Well, first, you're presuming I haven't done my research. The fact that I'm on this thread, and contribute to it, should disprove that theory. But be that as it may, yeah; I'm telling you that in the real world, doing is always better than scheming; knowing is always better then believing. I'll take my combined 33,000 + miles of learning two of these bikes, and learning what works and what doesn't work over your 33,000+ Google searches for "schweet WR250R awesomeness".

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You go ahead and keep drinking the K&N koolaid btw. Make sure you list it in your for sale ads so I can be sure to avoid your bike.
Part A, bike not for sale

Part B, I don't sell to utter toolbags, or at the very least I charge a significant d-bag premium

Part C, not drinking any "koolaid"; I could actually care less about the K&N, but it came on the bike when I bought it and I'm too busy enjoying my WR to waste time and money changing it out. I will add that the filter worked just fine on a recent 1150 mile, 4 day off road trip I took to the UP, which is a pretty sandy place - you know, sandy like what's in your vagina.

Last thought, I deal with enough utter morons at work, so my tolerance for ADV idiots is very thin. Ergo, you be now blocked.

Focker... out!
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:49 AM   #31278
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:11 AM   #31279
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Scott: Broken 60CSx mount??
Nah - That's the RAM mount version. Kinda looks broken, but details are just being lost in my shop clutter. The RAM version works great BTW. Easy to switch to different bikes also.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:09 AM   #31280
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tail/side rack options

I'm trying to figure out luggage/xtra gas options, and was wondering if any of the rear/side racks out there provide any real 'crash' protection for the bike. I'm a new rider & have already dropped the bike a couple times on the dirt, so I was thinking they may be worth the extra money for that alone - yes, no, depends? How about those rotopax canisters - a bad idea for someone learning to ride or durable enough for alot of drops? TIA!
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:24 AM   #31281
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:29 AM   #31282
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:07 PM   #31283
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I'm trying to figure out luggage/xtra gas options, and was wondering if any of the rear/side racks out there provide any real 'crash' protection for the bike. I'm a new rider & have already dropped the bike a couple times on the dirt, so I was thinking they may be worth the extra money for that alone - yes, no, depends? How about those rotopax canisters - a bad idea for someone learning to ride or durable enough for alot of drops? TIA!
Rotopax hanging of the side is plenty durable. I've easily dropped mine 10 times on it. And laid it down on gravel at speed. Light scratching only, no damage. I have zero concerns regarding the durability. If you want luggage, buy the racks. I wouldn't recommend buying racks just for protection, considering the racks all cost more than any part they would realistically protect.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:33 PM   #31284
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Nah - That's the RAM mount version. Kinda looks broken, but details are just being lost in my shop clutter. The RAM version works great BTW. Easy to switch to different bikes also.
Oh, I see it now. You are correct, it blends into the background. I have the same exact mount. Glad to know it did not break off.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:43 PM   #31285
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Oh, I see it now. You are correct, it blends into the background. I have the same exact mount. Glad to know it did not break off.
Just in case: RAM has spectacular customer service, no questions asked lifetime warranty. In the event that you ever manage to break one, they don't even require you to return the broken component - just email them a photo and an item number, and they will mail you a new part.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:49 PM   #31286
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Just in case: RAM has spectacular customer service, no questions asked lifetime warranty. In the event that you ever manage to break one, they don't even require you to return the broken component - just email them a photo and an item number, and they will mail you a new part.
Cool, good to know. I wish Garmin had the same service. My 60 Cx has been down for over a year...seems it does not fair well when crashing into a tree on single track. On the good side, the mount never broke.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:15 PM   #31287
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I'm trying to figure out luggage/xtra gas options, and was wondering if any of the rear/side racks out there provide any real 'crash' protection for the bike. I'm a new rider & have already dropped the bike a couple times on the dirt, so I was thinking they may be worth the extra money for that alone - yes, no, depends? How about those rotopax canisters - a bad idea for someone learning to ride or durable enough for alot of drops? TIA!
I'm in the same boat. I went with the tractor tool tube and 30oz msr bottle for extra gas, and a better front tire (pirelli scorpion pro FIM) as crash protection for the bike My luggage solution is improvised as well: a waterproof rafting bag strapped to the back -or- a zip tied moose tail bag & back pack.

I know the safari tanks are expensive but they can stand up to all sorts of abuse. It safe to assume the rotopax fuel tanks are made of the same type of plastic. For a recent off road ride I used a double layer of gorilla tape on my frame to protect it from scrapes and it did a great job, and much cheaper than the carbon fiber frame guards! Forget about protecting the plastics it's not gonna happen. A radiator guard, skid plate, and hand guards are all the protection you really need.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:29 PM   #31288
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I'm trying to figure out luggage/xtra gas options, and was wondering if any of the rear/side racks out there provide any real 'crash' protection for the bike. I'm a new rider & have already dropped the bike a couple times on the dirt, so I was thinking they may be worth the extra money for that alone - yes, no, depends? How about those rotopax canisters - a bad idea for someone learning to ride or durable enough for alot of drops? TIA!
The Wolfman racks that came on my bike have had plenty of hits and taken them in stride. I'd love to loose the weight since I almost never run the bags but I like the protection for the exhaust the racks give so they've stayed on the bike.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:52 PM   #31289
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Rotopax hanging of the side is plenty durable. I've easily dropped mine 10 times on it. And laid it down on gravel at speed. Light scratching only, no damage. I have zero concerns regarding the durability. If you want luggage, buy the racks. I wouldn't recommend buying racks just for protection, considering the racks all cost more than any part they would realistically protect.
Good to hear about those rotopax. Ya know, I didn't even think about what parts a rack would actually protect - I just assumed everything that breaks would be pricey to replace.

Old Crow - I already have a skid plate & handguards. Do most of you put on radiator guards - I'm not sure if I read some people having heating issues? Living in the SW desert, the roads/trails can get a bit rocky, but also pretty darn hot.

longboardr - If ya ever decide to lose the extra weight, let me know. Those wolfman racks look nice & probably would be the way I'd go if I get racks.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:07 PM   #31290
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Dang that is more than I was Hoping the fuel pumps would be. Thanks for the info.

I have an 08 with original fuel pump but just bought the iMS 4.7 so I was thinking about getting a spare pump....reconsidering now.
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