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Old 02-19-2013, 04:10 PM   #33241
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But some odi lock on grips and peel away the grip from the body. Install the element on it and put on a new grip. This is for the non throttle side.

For the throttle side, just install as normal. You will need 2 throttle size grips. The odi lock on has a plastic core that doesn't heat sink. The best part is you can pick up a well used set of odi grips really cheap. Just check at a local bicycle shop.

There is a write up somewhere if you google for it. The bonus is also that the grips are easy to take off.


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Does anyone have experience using heated grips with fat bars? I just ordered an HDB setup and was thinking it would be easy to replace the grips at the same time as I install the new bar, but I have heard that heated grips don't work well on aluminum bars as the aluminum soaks up the heat. Any first hand experience and recommendation for heated grips?
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:21 PM   #33242
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Yes I do remember that call but had no Idea it was you.. I was out in the garage working on Motorcycles I am soloing, so far anyway a ride on Nov. 13,14,15,16 from home to Laughlin overnight, Moave Trail to Barstow, overnight & reverse it back to Prescott. We will for sure hook up one of these days
You're in Bullhead City? I think I rode through ur townz on Saturday.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:27 PM   #33243
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You're in Bullhead City? I think I rode through ur townz on Saturday.
Tom is in Prescott.......I'm in Bullhead City on occasion since I have a vacation shack over there.....

Those over wrap grip heaters look like a good idea.......I've always used the cheapo under grip elements and isolating the resistor is a PITA..........they work OK but nothing great......when it's really cold I use Elephant ears in front of my bark busters to shield my hands: http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/9/192/7276/ITEM/MSR-Hand-D-Flectors.aspx

(remember, I'm a San Diego wimp so I define cold differently than most )
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:07 PM   #33244
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Tom is in Prescott.......I'm in Bullhead City on occasion since I have a vacation shack over there.....

Those over wrap grip heaters look like a good idea.......I've always used the cheapo under grip elements and isolating the resistor is a PITA..........they work OK but nothing great......when it's really cold I use Elephant ears in front of my bark busters to shield my hands: http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/9/192/7276/ITEM/MSR-Hand-D-Flectors.aspx

(remember, I'm a San Diego wimp so I define cold differently than most )
As I was riding through the area, I was thinking that there looked like a lot of good riding all around Bullhead City. I'll be back.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:20 PM   #33245
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Picked up an "X" rear wheel today. My plan is NOT to pick up an X front wheel because I don't want to be swapping brake rotor hardware around to convert to a 17" front. I'm thinking about using street oriented tires and simply swapping for wheels with knobbies installed when I go for real dirt. The new wheel is a 17" rim as opposed to an OEM 18 on the "R". If I go with a higher profile on the tire ( for example 130/90 rather than 130/70) the rolling diameter of both the 18 and 17 should be very close to being the same. Thus from a handling standpoint it should be equivalent.....right? I'm NOT a suspension geometry expert, so I seek the wisdom of the hive (so to speak). Has anyone ever done the 21/17 combo?

I had an X and put just a ''21 front on for a few hundred miles. Worked just fine in my book. Only bought the ''18 rear for the sake of having two complete sets.

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Old 02-19-2013, 06:25 PM   #33246
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:26 PM   #33247
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How do you make sure the rear tire is "aligned" properly?
You can eye ball it and get pretty close, but the acid test is to get on a level flat road and take your hands off the handlebars. (assuming no wind) If your bike drifts one way or the other adjust your rear axle accordingly.
I do it standing on the seat. Makes it more interesting!
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:50 PM   #33248
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Guys, still looking for the torque specs (if someone has them) for the rear suspension linkage.

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Old 02-19-2013, 06:57 PM   #33249
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Guys, still looking for the torque specs (if someone has them) for the rear suspension linkage.

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From the WRR/X forum

http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t5...ghlight=torque
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:04 PM   #33250
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The swing arm axle nut is 62 ft lb and the bolt for where the linkage attaches to the swing arm is 51 ft lb, this is per the service manual. If you need any other ones I'll see what I can find.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:25 PM   #33251
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Thanks! That's what I suspected.


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I had an X and put just a ''21 front on for a few hundred miles. Worked just fine in my book. Only bought the ''18 rear for the sake of having two complete sets.

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Old 02-19-2013, 07:51 PM   #33252
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Thanks!

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The swing arm axle nut is 62 ft lb and the bolt for where the linkage attaches to the swing arm is 51 ft lb, this is per the service manual. If you need any other ones I'll see what I can find.
and Thanks!

I'm taking the linkage apart completely (some slight rust on the bushings).
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:39 PM   #33253
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What tail light is that on the Scrambler? I had a DRC on my KLX, and it was junk. I don't like the WR tail, but I won't buy another DRC.
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That taillight looks like one that Baja Designs makes.

http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDe...mNumber=600709
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:45 AM   #33254
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The Rear Tail Light wire is easy access just above the battery. Pull the seat off, there are several groups of wire going to the rear of the bike that are shrouded by a piece of plastic. Slide the plastic cover back and it exposes all of the connectors. Unhook them until you find the tail light circuit. On my bike there was enough slack in that set of wires to cut and solder into.

Thanks, seems easy enough.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:47 AM   #33255
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Tom is in Prescott.......I'm in Bullhead City on occasion since I have a vacation shack over there.....

Those over wrap grip heaters look like a good idea.......I've always used the cheapo under grip elements and isolating the resistor is a PITA..........they work OK but nothing great......when it's really cold I use Elephant ears in front of my bark busters to shield my hands: http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/2/9/192/7276/ITEM/MSR-Hand-D-Flectors.aspx

(remember, I'm a San Diego wimp so I define cold differently than most )
Those grip over heaters work better than any under grip element heater I have ever had. BMW factory /grips/heaters still are the tops I have experience with. Now if I were buying all new grips and heaters I would get hot grips or comparable.
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