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Old 01-18-2013, 07:25 AM   #32551
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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 run the 120 and it looks good on the bike with no clearance problems. The 130 is taller too which I didn't want.



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Old 01-18-2013, 09:18 AM   #32552
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:42 AM   #32553
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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 have a new T-63 ready to mount, and it is a 120. My sense is that with the amount of power we have available, the larger tire isn't needed. This will be my 1st T-63 on a WRR though.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:06 PM   #32554
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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.

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I found a copy. Thanks for all the help.
Congrats on your new bike, I hope to be getting one soon - just have to find someone to buy my Tiger first :) I'm also preparing for a trip down South as well, and I hope you keep the thread updated with all you do to your bike.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:21 PM   #32555
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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
lol, don't feel bad...I made the same mistake when installing mine..
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:37 PM   #32556
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I cannot find a used WR anywhere near me and am getting very frustrated!
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:44 PM   #32557
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I cannot find a used WR anywhere near me and am getting very frustrated!
I feel your pain. Alaska, New York...it's winter and I am not shipping this bike no matter where I buy it.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:13 PM   #32558
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Problems with WRR front end Still

Well I finally got enough good weather to work on the WRR a few minutes STILL trying to correct the tire/wheel problem I mentioned back in post #32472. Here it is again if you don't want page back: I switched out my OEM deathwing 301 for a Kenda 270 . I am now getting a pogo/bounce action when I get in the 30-40mph range. It seems to be a little more pronounced while slowing down thru that range than speeding up thru it. I have had it computer spin balanced at the dealership, I also checked the balace when it was on the truing stand. I have trued the wheel, rechecked for even bead seat, tried different air pressures(Hard surface so far only). I have increased rebound which helped a small amount, but the problem still exists. Has anyone had this problem or can suggest an area to check. My next step was to re-torque the steering head, but I would rather not play with that mess unless I can be sure I will get some positive results as I have a submounted Scotts dampener that would have to come off also.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:20 PM   #32559
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Well I finally got enough good weather to work on the WRR a few minutes STILL trying to correct the tire/wheel problem I mentioned back in post #32472. Here it is again if you don't want page back: I switched out my OEM deathwing 301 for a Kenda 270 . I am now getting a pogo/bounce action when I get in the 30-40mph range. It seems to be a little more pronounced while slowing down thru that range than speeding up thru it. I have trued the wheel, rechecked for even bead seat, tried different air pressures(Hard surface so far only). I have increased rebound which helped a small amount, but the problem still exists. Has anyone had this problem or can suggest an area to check. My next step was to re-torque the steering head, but I would rather not play with that mess unless I can be sure I will get some positive results as I have a submounted Scotts dampener that would have to come off also.
Sounds to me like you need more pre-load on your rear shock. IE that your front floats and more rear pre-load places more down force on your front....
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:40 PM   #32560
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>"I switched out my OEM deathwing 301 for a Kenda 270 . I am now getting a pogo/bounce action when I get in the 30-40mph range."

If changing the tire is all you did to introduce the bounce, I'd replace the Kenda 270. Some tires have a heavy spot, mislaid belts, or whatever, so it may be a bad tire.

I like these IRC GP1 for a dualsport tire.

http://motorcycle.chaparral-racing.com/search?w=IRC%20GP1

I run the 'lightweight' rim locks, Wheels are stable... well as fast as I want to push the WR250 anyway.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/43/-/171/726/-/26096/Motion-Pro-LiteLoc-Rim-Lock-/rim+locks
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:45 PM   #32561
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Does anyone here know if a fender from a yz or from a wrF will fit our bikes? Thanks.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:48 PM   #32562
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They're so different I'm sure they won't. I have a YZ250.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:49 PM   #32563
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IMO Kinda 270's SUCK !

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Old 01-18-2013, 07:32 PM   #32564
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>"I switched out my OEM deathwing 301 for a Kenda 270 . I am now getting a pogo/bounce action when I get in the 30-40mph range."

If changing the tire is all you did to introduce the bounce, I'd replace the Kenda 270. Some tires have a heavy spot, mislaid belts, or whatever, so it may be a bad tire.

I like these IRC GP1 for a dualsport tire.

http://motorcycle.chaparral-racing.com/search?w=IRC%20GP1

I run the 'lightweight' rim locks, Wheels are stable... well as fast as I want to push the WR250 anyway.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/43/-/171/726/-/26096/Motion-Pro-LiteLoc-Rim-Lock-/rim+locks
I put GP1 tires on both of my DR650s and a KLR250. Fantastic tire for both road and trail. I'll be trying them on the R2 as soon as I wear out the Kendas.

Something else I've found that works well are Dyna Beads. Over the years I've used lead, Slime, Ride-On, and now Dyna Beads. I was pretty skeptical about the beads, but I spent a weekend running tests with the same tire/rim combo and there was no more room for doubt. Way out of wack with no compensation, decent with lead, smooth as glass with both Ride-On and Dyna Beads.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:00 PM   #32565
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Has anyone replaced the radiator shroud, on the right side? Wondering if you need to order the two pieces and the plastic rivets? I am struggling to see the rivets in the parts fiche.


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