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Old 01-16-2013, 03:38 PM   #32536
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Here's an option too...

Buy the IMS 3.1 from motorcycle-superstore for $235.79

after PMing me for a 10% discount coupon (expires 1/31/13).
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:35 PM   #32537
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Just gas tanks on ebay. I got $5 in ebay bucks, on $250 shipped. So $245 for the tank.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/330520567236...84.m1439.l2649

Hope to see mine tomorrow.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:04 PM   #32538
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Ok another torque question what are the specs for attaching new bar risers to the top of the triple clamps?
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:48 AM   #32539
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Ok another torque question what are the specs for attaching new bar risers to the top of the triple clamps?
The manual says
- lower clamps are 40 Nm (29 ft lb).
- top clamp is 28 Nm (20 ft lb).
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:45 AM   #32540
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People break out a torque wrench for these areas?
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:29 AM   #32541
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Just gas tanks
Ben at Just Gas Tanks is a friend of mine.....good dude.....fireman trying to scratch out a living with a side job combining passion and profession....

I drove over to his store in Oceanside and picked up a Behemoth 5.3 gallon tank for the KTM 350XCF-W on Tuesday night....kinda big and fugly as all tanks are that are THAT big, but it weighs very little, is less than ~2 inches wider than the stock tank with shrouds, protects radiators from side impact, carries 3 gallons lower than stock tank carries 2.25 gallons for even better (lower) weight distribution, and obviously offers stooooopid range if I ever actually fill it up beyond ~3 gallons.....most folks are reporting about ~50(?) mpg with the KTM which is about the same as the WR in "real world" off road riding.....

So I'd say it's all about purpose......I had a 3.1 on the WR and slapped on a Rotopax for the rare occasion that I wanted to bring more gas.....that worked fine for me.........that said, if the intent is to use the WR as a "traveler", the additional weight of the bigger 4.7 tank is minor. radiators are protected, and it frees up the rear for more luggage options/more balanced weight distribution.....
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:15 PM   #32542
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People break out a torque wrench for these areas?
A joke about a BMW owner needing a torque wrench to tighten a gas cap came to mind
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:18 PM   #32543
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A joke about a BMW owner needing a torque wrench to tighten a gas cap came to mind
Is that a touratech joke in there somewhere also?
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:25 PM   #32544
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Buying the touratech torque wrench would be the joke
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:35 PM   #32545
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Thanks for responding. I made up my mind to just go with the 3.1 or Safari 3.7 if I can find a bike near me or a get a dealer to respond to calls/emails before driving an hour or more.
I bought my Safari 3.7 from JustGasTanks. I had great service so I am surprised to learn the store is a side job for a fireman. I might add he's a pretty good marketer too, because any gas tank search is going to show them. Even Amazon.com!

I bought mine because I do long range touring and the CDR had a section between Farson and Rawlins that was about 200 miles of mostly dirt roads. I actually tested the Safari to 210 miles range just before trying the Farson/Rawlins leg. No problem and with some extra left in Rawlins. Subsequently, I tested the tank on the Pony Express trail and got about 70 mpg. This was a dirt road that I cruised at between 45 and 60 mph for hours on end. There was a couple hours of more rugged terrain because of washouts, though. I went 330 miles on one tank plus a 1 gallon container. It was perfect riding for optimizing mileage at those speeds. Probably superslabbing at 65-70mph is more in the high 50s mpg range. In any event, The mega tank is an overkill for me.

Fit and finish of the Safari is good (not great), and it fits very well with no gaps. The lifting pump seems to drain my wings pretty well. Never ran out, but have refilled within a quart or so of the tank max.

I'd buy another, but could probably be happy with a 3.1 gallon tank.

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Old 01-17-2013, 09:13 PM   #32546
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I'm thinking of trying the t63 rear. Anyone have an opinion on 120 vs 130 width? I hear they run small.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:35 PM   #32547
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My first IDIOT moment with the WR.

I'm about to install my new turn signals and taillight from SoloRacer. Package comes, all nice, bagged, all the parts are there. I take the stock parts off and, being freezing outside, decide to work on it in my living room instead of the cold garage. I cut my wires the length of the stock wires, fix all the connectors, solder all the connections on top of crimping them, insert the metal pieces in the plastic, and voila. Then I go to install the brackets, only to find out that the nut won't go over the connectors. Damn, I feel dumb.

Work delayed, bike is going to be apart until the weekend
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:36 PM   #32548
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I've run the 120 size T63 for the last 8k miles on mine. I can't think of any good reason to run the 130 size on this bike, it'll just be more weight. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:10 AM   #32549
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I'm thinking of trying the t63 rear. Anyone have an opinion on 120 vs 130 width? I hear they run small.
I use the 120 because that was OEM spec. You'll like the T63. Big improvement in sand and mud.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:55 AM   #32550
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I have been reading this thread and thinking of buying a WR250R as a light weight adventurer tourer for a while now. The hope is to build it up over the next year or so for a trip through South America. This thread has been very useful in helping me make the decision. I just picked up a new WR250R today. Now that I have the bike and plans to start working on it, I guess I need the service manual. Please PM me if you know where I can get a copy. Thanks again for all the great information.

Update:
I found a copy. Thanks for all the help.
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