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Old 11-05-2012, 01:36 PM   #31381
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License Plate Light

Anyone else's license plate light really loose? I tried tightening the bolts but there is an internal spacer that prohibits making it any tighter plus the nuts are capped. Is it loose by design? Shorter bolts or a standard nut makes no difference due to the spacer.

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Old 11-05-2012, 01:57 PM   #31382
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Anyone else's license plate light really loose? I tried tightening the bolts but there is an internal spacer that prohibits making it any tighter plus the nuts are capped. Is it loose by design? Shorter bolts or a standard nut makes no difference due to the spacer.
Yes.

I took an old handlebar grip, cut a rectangular piece the size of the LP light housing, punched holes in it where the bolts would pass through, and used it as a spacer between the light housing and the back of the fender. It solidified the housing quite a bit and I like to think the rubber adds dampening to keep the vibes from breaking the bulb filament.
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:57 PM   #31383
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Anyone else's license plate light really loose? I tried tightening the bolts but there is an internal spacer that prohibits making it any tighter plus the nuts are capped. Is it loose by design? Shorter bolts or a standard nut makes no difference due to the spacer.
Yeah that's how it's designed, you can add washers behind the cap nuts to help squeeze the rubber and tighten it some.

I also found my tail light lens loose and no way to tighten it. Ended up putting some thin (IE cut with scissors) foam between it and the plastic. Has worked well now for many many miles.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:26 PM   #31384
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Yeah that's how it's designed, you can add washers behind the cap nuts to help squeeze the rubber and tighten it some.
I noticed the same thing, but didn't do anything about it ,since tightening does not resolve.

Do we think this is an issue that needs to be addressed, or an intentional design "feature"?
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:02 PM   #31385
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...Do we think this is an issue that needs to be addressed...



NO!

I still can't get over trying to retrofit a manual cam chain tensioner in this bike.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:43 PM   #31386
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The plate light holder is made that way. IIRC, its a filament bulb( as opposed to an LED), and if hard mounted, is more likely to break...especially on a tail that is potentially bouncing around all the time, harshly.

The filament bulb on my DRZ tailight(aftermarket) would break couple times a season.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:31 PM   #31387
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Snow has started to fall in and around Fairbanks, a nice sheet of ice has formed on the roads, and for the first time since I've started riding I've had to put my bike up for the winter. Or at least until I can get studded knobbies...

She's been sitting since late september, with the temps getting into the negative teens overnight the last couple weeks, thoroughly cold soaked. Went out to change the oil for winter and run some stabil through her, and she started right up like nothing. Dang I love this tough old girl...

If anyone is interested in a set of stock X wheels, let me know if you're interested. I'm pretty well decided on swapping back to dirt wheels come spring, as well as getting a second bike.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:47 PM   #31388
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Ok, so I got my starter/kill switch from K&S which is great! Saved a bunch not buying through Yamaha.



BUT!!!!!! Now my bloody indicator switch wont push in to return. I have pulled it apart cleaned, lubed and everything, but I just can't get it to push and return. Any suggestions on how to fix it before I fork out for a new one of these?
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:49 AM   #31389
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Very sad to see it go, I have put countless hours into getting it to this stage and it has taken me to MANY incredible places!!

It does not have dual radiators, just a guard to keep roost off all the bits behind there and it is no different than cleaning the radiator guard on the other side! The bash plate does have two tool boxes, one either side.

Everything on the bike I built myself, all the info is in my build log here (page 8 has all the new stuff):

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=678192





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Damn, good eye there Mr. Tom. I can see a guard on the right as well.
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And what's the giant skidplate plz share!
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Giant skid plate has a 'tool box' on each side.

The dual radiators is interesting!
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Dual radiators, a great idea, dummy radiator guard??? Seems like another place for catching dirt & mud?
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:36 PM   #31390
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Fork protectors

Does anyone know if the fork protectors have been changed over the years so that they do not rub the forks?
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:35 AM   #31391
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BUT!!!!!! Now my bloody indicator switch wont push in to return. I have pulled it apart cleaned, lubed and everything, but I just can't get it to push and return. Any suggestions on how to fix it before I fork out for a new one of these?
Same problem here
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:52 AM   #31392
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stock WR250R HP

Anyone know what is the HP of a stock WR250R is?
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:25 AM   #31393
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It's a monster...


"The stock WR250R makes 28 horsepower and 17 foot-pounds of torque."

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Anyone know what is the HP of a stock WR250R is?
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:55 AM   #31394
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Does anyone know if the fork protectors have been changed over the years so that they do not rub the forks?
Just throw on a set of black WR250"X" fork protectors....they don't rub like the white "R" model.....slightly different
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:25 AM   #31395
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It's a monster...


"The stock WR250R makes 28 horsepower and 17 foot-pounds of torque."

http://www.cycleworld.com/2011/05/20...ecial-feature/

Sounds a bit optimistic to me.
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