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Old 01-02-2013, 08:22 AM   #32206
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I want 6 speed/fuel injection and I salivate over the new KTMs, but it's hard to process the cost against need/budget...........~$10K+ by the time you add armor/GPR/fuel tank/etc.......I think the KTM path would set me back an extra ~$7K minimum vs. picking up a lightly used "STOCK" WR250R for around ~$3-4K.....

I already have a bad ass KTM 300 XC-W and it'll need a top end in a bit (~160 hrs since last top end)....I need to bank some $$ for that so I can continue to use it for all the fun/technical stuff I ride...

I've found "stock" WRs in the ~$3-4K range on Craigslist within a ~400 mile radius of San Diego......that's probably the smart money........find a STOCK WR250R and leave it alone....just change the gearing, jump over my non engine related farkles, and part out the extra wheel set, fuel programmer, FMF exhaust system, and any other left overs to you folks or whomever out in EBay land.......better to spend a few grand and wind up with a low mileage/farkled "stock" bike as opposed to rebuilding my current WR250R.......thinking more and more that's the route I should pursue even though it's not the route I want to pursue.......I "want" another bad ass/new KTM but all I really "need" is a smooth/fuel injected/go anywhere "traveler" to compliment my KTM 300 XC-W.....if I didn't already have a plated 300 XCW it would be a tougher decision......

What a bummer.......guess we all wish we had more $$$......but the reality of daughter(s) weddings, dental bills, vet bills, taxes, etc. brings great levity to the equation......

The third option is to wait on Fuel Injection until the next go around in "X" years, part out the current heavily farkled WR, then go buy a low mileage/prefarkled/carburated KTM......something like this (tho his price seems a bit on the high side): http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/mcy/3515219596.html

Always enjoyed my KTMs (950/620/400/520/300)........BUT, the little WR250 is probably a better ADV "traveler"........to go "anywhere"......

I'll figure out my personal fiscal cliff game plan and let you folks know what, if any, WR parts I'll be selling.....stay tuned.....
Hope you stay with the WR. We need your input & your adventures to keep us enthused
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:46 AM   #32207
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Hope you stay with the WR. We need your input & your adventures to keep us enthused
You and I are going riding regardless
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:19 AM   #32208
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:51 AM   #32209
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Unanswered Question re: FP-HUS fuel pump for WR250R

Someone asked this question in the many "fuel pump failure" posts but I'm not sure anyone ever answered it so I will ask it again now (and yes I did the search to see if it was ever answered and I do not believe it was).
The FP-HUS fuel pump from California Cycle Works was cited as being a suitable replacement for the stock WR250R fuel pump. The question was asked if this pump can be mounted/attached to the stock "basket mount" or does it hang from the fuel line and "free float" in the tank without being secured. Has anyone here performed this replacement? Would it be a viable "field repair" or would fabrication tools be needed? Thanks in advance for you patience and hopefully answers.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:56 AM   #32210
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Anyone own an X model they put R wheels onto? Found a local deal on a near 08 motard for $3200, but wheels/brakes/gearing to make it an X may kill the "deal"

I have owned several enduros and bought 17's for them and was in the $1000-1400 range. I'd sell the 17's as I have no use for a motard type bike where I live unless I shod them with TKC-80s
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:13 PM   #32211
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I gotta vent. This seems like an appropriate thread. I just took my 08 wr250r to Big Bend Ranch State Park in west Texas. That thing climbs like a damned mountain goat. It'll take on anything. If anyone is considering buying one, ummm... just do it. This is one hell of a bike.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:25 PM   #32212
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I'll figure out my personal fiscal cliff game plan and let you folks know what, if any, WR parts I'll be selling.....stay tuned.....

When you crunch the numbers, the WR looks good, and you have the farkles already.

The flesh is weak, and the lust factor for the 350 is high. 10K for a single cylinder bike seems high....But after a test ride...

Anyway, back to the fiscal cliff.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:48 PM   #32213
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When you crunch the numbers, the WR looks good, and you have the farkles already.

The flesh is weak, and the lust factor for the 350 is high. 10K for a single cylinder bike seems high....But after a test ride...

Anyway, back to the fiscal cliff.

Yeah a close friend of mine caved in to those very same ills. $10k for the bike, $5k for the farkles, $2k for all the new safety gear. Another $2k for entry fees and maybe $2k more for chase expenses. Top speed in the dez was 96mph on his GPS.

I offered my WRR for free...
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:50 PM   #32214
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I gotta vent. This seems like an appropriate thread. I just took my 08 wr250r to Big Bend Ranch State Park in west Texas. That thing climbs like a damned mountain goat. It'll take on anything. If anyone is considering buying one, ummm... just do it. This is one hell of a bike.
Just an unsolisited, unbiased random opinion
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:14 PM   #32215
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Some free WRR/X stuff in the flea market

Here is the link.

Seat is already gone.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:43 PM   #32216
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need handguards

Looking to buy some handguards with the plastic deflectors. Lots out there. What do you like? What's the best bang-for-buck model?

thanks.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:47 PM   #32217
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HDB handlebar lower clamps

Did anyone purchase the tall (2 1/2") lower clamps from HDB? Did you have any issues with the length of any of your cables or need to re-route your controls?
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:09 PM   #32218
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Looking to buy some handguards with the plastic deflectors. Lots out there. What do you like? What's the best bang-for-buck model?

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Old 01-02-2013, 07:55 PM   #32219
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Did anyone purchase the tall (2 1/2") lower clamps from HDB? Did you have any issues with the length of any of your cables or need to re-route your controls?

I've got the tall HDB clamps with a Scotts submount and Henry Reid bend Pro Tapers. All of the stock cable lengths are
working fine for me.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:12 PM   #32220
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IMHO un branded merchandise is quite often pirated copies(sometimes of cheaper material) or stolen off the assembly line by corrupt employees. Don't support brand theft it only hurts the industry we support by undercutting the registered brand seller we are just hurting ourselves.
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I bought a set of those guards off of eBay back when I had my dr200. If you look at them in person, the date markings molded into them from the molds/dies are completely full. This combined with the little bit of slop in them makes me think that someone at acerbis wasn't too careful about destroying the tooling once it wore out, and it got nabbed. I doubt you'll find too many others with identical knockoffs like these from acerbis in the future..
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