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Old 03-18-2013, 06:49 PM   #33901
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:59 PM   #33902
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WR fares well

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Old 03-19-2013, 02:43 AM   #33903
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Nice pics!
Thanks! I miss a lot of things about Wyoming, but having the bikes under cover and on a battery tender for five or six months isn't one of them. I can't believe how much I've missed having a dirt bike! The GS is an awesome machine, but you have to be careful of its weight and bulk so I don't take it some places I'd like to see. I had an RT when I moved here but it just wasn't getting ridden because there are so many fine gravel roads to explore, so I sold it and got some kayaks! Don't do much of that in Wyoming...



I'd always wanted to do some kayaking and Virginia is full of cool rivers. This is the James just a few miles from home. We sometimes put the kayaks and MC on the trailer and use the motorcycle as a shuttle vehicle, so I get the best of both worlds! Kinda miss the RT, but this helps salve my wounds .
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:48 AM   #33904
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:45 AM   #33905
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I'd always wanted to do some kayaking and Virginia is full of cool rivers. This is the James just a few miles from home. We sometimes put the kayaks and MC on the trailer and use the motorcycle as a shuttle vehicle, so I get the best of both worlds! Kinda miss the RT, but this helps salve my wounds .
Beautiful country. I was born and spent a lot of my life in & around Charlottesville. Last VA address was Scottsville, 50 miles due East of you. Spent many days paddling and fishing the James River.

Enjoy the WRR.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:23 AM   #33906
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I see keeping the exhaust reasonably quiet as part of the way to share the trails. I'll occasionally come across hikers or people riding horses on the unmaintained roads that I enjoy, they appreciate the quiet exhaust. I'd consider changing it if I only rode in OHV only areas though.
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I was talking to a friend the other day, she said motorcycles were loud and smelly. Quiet 4 strokes is the way. We need to share the trail with these people and we don't want to make them hate motorcycles and want them banned.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:26 AM   #33907
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I guess I'm a little ignorant to your guys' problem as all of my riding is on trails where the only other people I will see are other dirt bikes/ATVers and aren't near any houses.

Anyway, I was wondering where you guys mount your fuel programmers? Do you leave it somewhere accessable? Not sure where I should strap my fmf one I'm getting.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:28 AM   #33908
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I hate loud exhausts and those who might show up to an organized ride I am coordinating, with a loud exhaust, can go ride on their own.

We aren't a bunch of attention whore Harley buttplugs. The whole point of a dual sport like the WRR is to be able to explore stuff off the beaten path, and being quiet and unassuming is a ticket to seeing that shit. Being loud and boisterous is a shortcut to pissing off landowners and other users, and is douchebaggery in it's highest form.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:48 AM   #33909
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I see keeping the exhaust reasonably quiet as part of the way to share the trails. I'll occasionally come across hikers or people riding horses on the unmaintained roads that I enjoy, they appreciate the quiet exhaust. I'd consider changing it if I only rode in OHV only areas though.
I live in a 50/50 horse and motorcycle community, probably more equines than bikes. My wife rides, we have horses...and bikes....

When you come across horses on the trail, you need to STOP and turn off the motor.
Give the riders the option to pass you buy.
Most times they'll wave you by, which you should do quietly and and as unobtrusively as you are able.
Horses SPOOK.

Note, I've come across more than a few self-righteous ingrained moto hating horse people, both on the trail and in social situations...
They may have reason to be haters, but I won't give them the satisfaction.

Ride safe and share the trails.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:23 AM   #33910
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This thread is taking a decidedly mean spirited turn for the worse. Is there no way we can keep it cheerful and on topic? Noise & manners aren't unique to the WRR.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:32 AM   #33911
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Dirt bike and horse etiquette mega thread
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:46 AM   #33912
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I hate loud exhausts and those who might show up to an organized ride I am coordinating, with a loud exhaust, can go ride on their own.

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Old 03-19-2013, 09:21 AM   #33913
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This thread is taking a decidedly mean spirited turn for the worse. Is there no way we can keep it cheerful and on topic? Noise & manners aren't unique to the WRR.
...oh I don't think theer's any mean spiritedness going on here. We're just discussing pipes as they apply to sharing trails.
There's a large part of the WR250R community that have tried aftermarket pipes, including the rated quietest FMF Q4 (including myself) that have gone back to the stock pipe. "Just too noisy" is what I constantly read.

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, using an FMF programmer with a FMF Powerbomb header and the stock pipe has pretty much proved to me there isn't a hug power gain with the Q4. As a note, I did open up my OEM pipe just a tad...
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:22 AM   #33914
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When you come across horses on the trail, you need to STOP and turn off the motor.
Give the riders the option to pass you buy.
Most times they'll wave you by, which you should do quietly and and as unobtrusively as you are able.
Horses SPOOK.
That is pretty much how we handle it here in NJ too.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:55 AM   #33915
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I live in a 50/50 horse and motorcycle community, probably more equines than bikes. My wife rides, we have horses...and bikes....

When you come across horses on the trail, you need to STOP and turn off the motor.
Give the riders the option to pass you buy.
Most times they'll wave you by, which you should do quietly and and as unobtrusively as you are able.
Horses SPOOK.

Note, I've come across more than a few self-righteous ingrained moto hating horse people, both on the trail and in social situations...
They may have reason to be haters, but I won't give them the satisfaction.

Ride safe and share the trails.
I take the same approach and try to be polite to horse people. Honestly, I have seen very few around in my area, and they have been pretty cool with motos. We're all out to enjoy the same woods. I wish they would show the same courtesy to other trail users though and clean their horses emmissions off the frickin' trail!
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