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Old 03-15-2013, 05:32 AM   #33811
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Travis at go race sells a set of seals that work better than oem or oem replacements. They're made by SKF. But you guys should check your forks and maybe get some air bleeders?
Its an issue with the way the fork guard mounts up, and flexes into the fork. Thats why the X guards are sometimes swapped onto the R (also the sweet black color), they are harder and slightly differently configured and aren't as prone to rubbing the outer part of the seal.

Yamaha apparently fixed the problem in subsequent years but never aknowledged there actually was a problem.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:08 AM   #33812
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Oh yeah, I'm on #3 brake side.

Seems prevalent with '08s.
How prevalent on the '08s? 1 in 10 or 9 in 10?
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:14 AM   #33813
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Its an issue with the way the fork guard mounts up, and flexes into the fork. Thats why the X guards are sometimes swapped onto the R (also the sweet black color), they are harder and slightly differently configured and aren't as prone to rubbing the outer part of the seal.

Yamaha apparently fixed the problem in subsequent years but never aknowledged there actually was a problem.
how could a rubbing fork guard do anything to the fork seals ? at most it could damage the outside edge of the dust seal
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:30 AM   #33814
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Anyone using a sidestand foot or something else creative (a nicely shaped rock) to get the bike to not lean so far the left when parked/camping/etc?
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:22 AM   #33815
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I was looking at getting a Wolfman tank bag and was wondering if anyone has feedback on fitting the larger tanks bags on the WRR. In particular, I am thinking of the Large Expedition of the Explorer Lite. I searched and found a few posts of people with the explorer lite, but no pics. Do these bags fit on the bike? Any first hand experience or pics would be appreciated.
Not near the bike to be able to take some closeup pics for you, so here's the best I can do retrieved from previous posts:









Experiences with the Lite? I like it, but it's not perfect. It is big enough to carry my DSLR, an extra lense, a small binocular, battery charger for recharging AA's on the go, a few tools that aren't in the front fender bag or tool kit, and a couple of soakers along with a SAM splint wrapped around the interior walls.

The negatives are you have to unbuckle one corner every time you need to fuel up. A perpetual minor annoyance, but not a big deal as it only takes a few seconds to do. It does make me think about the Fandango now and again...

Perhaps the greatest issue is that it is in your way somewhat when you're standing on the pegs and trying to get well forward. If it is not packed to bulging (as mine often is), your thighs will just push the bag forward and out of the way. But if you are riding your bike aggressively, you may find that the Lite is not for you.

The sewing on the two zippers has started to pull out on mine after three long years of use. I will be sending Wolfman pictures of that shortly and asking if they warranty the stitching or consider that to be eventual wear and tear results.

Unless something new has popped up this year, I'd probably buy another one. But then again, I might order a Fandango from Atomic Moto first, just to compare the volume they each hold and how the Fandango fits in comparison.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:25 AM   #33816
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Anyone using a sidestand foot or something else creative (a nicely shaped rock) to get the bike to not lean so far the left when parked/camping/etc?

may I ask what for?
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:50 AM   #33817
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may I ask what for?
Of course!

It's a lot easier to load the bike (saddle bags, bag on top rack) if the bike is level than it's normal far left lean.

I'll most likely just find a rock or a piece of wood to put under there
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:57 AM   #33818
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Of course!

It's a lot easier to load the bike (saddle bags, bag on top rack) if the bike is level than it's normal far left lean.

I'll most likely just find a rock or a piece of wood to put under there
A center stand would be better.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:24 AM   #33819
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A center stand would be better.
I agree but I don't want to add one to this bike
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:33 AM   #33820
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Of course!

It's a lot easier to load the bike (saddle bags, bag on top rack) if the bike is level than it's normal far left lean.

I'll most likely just find a rock or a piece of wood to put under there

Ahh makes sense... I'm inexperienced with luggage on my bike
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:37 AM   #33821
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Anyone using a sidestand foot or something else creative (a nicely shaped rock) to get the bike to not lean so far the left when parked/camping/etc?
Large fender washer either welded or bolted to the borrom works well.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:44 AM   #33822
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It's a lot easier to load the bike (saddle bags, bag on top rack) if the bike is level than it's normal far left lean.
Not sure what bags you have, but you might take a look a look at http://www.bigdogadventures.com/WR250R.htm

He has a couple of pics on inserts he made for his Wolfman Luggage that hold the bags open. Don't know how to explain it, but here's a pic of the result, this is with empty bags. I would think this 'mod' would make the bags easier to load on an angle.

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Old 03-15-2013, 09:49 AM   #33823
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how could a rubbing fork guard do anything to the fork seals ? at most it could damage the outside edge of the dust seal

They flex into the lower fork under off road conditions.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:54 AM   #33824
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How prevalent on the '08s? 1 in 10 or 9 in 10?



I've had two 08s and between them I'm at 40k and 5 left fork seals. All the guys I ride with, with 08s, which is four other guys, are at least on their second if not third seal

But maybe we are the only 5 guys, dunno......
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:07 AM   #33825
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I've had two 08s and between them I'm at 40k and 5 left fork seals. All the guys I ride with, with 08s, which is four other guys, are at least on their second if not third seal

But maybe we are the only 5 guys, dunno......
My left fork seal blew at 4k miles on my 08. Cheap and super simple replacement.
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