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Old 04-07-2013, 07:16 PM   #34561
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finally changed the plug

Picked up a new air filter, as to have a spare, oiled it up and installed along with a new spark plug. 12k on bike, so a bit late, but it seemed run good after installing both. Got about a mile away, and then the bike hot stalled, and would restart after cooling down. Luckily I had my tool roll with me. Stripped her bare again on side of road, and found that coil harness came apart, guess I did not lock it. All back together, and rode for several miles, with no more issues. Annoying doing things twice.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:01 PM   #34562
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700 miles on the WRR this weekend!

So I spent the weekend riding from Newnan, GA down to Monticello, FL on various dirt roads and back roads on my WRR. I'm leading a ride in a couple weeks and wanted to scout out a few things and roads I had questions about. That was definitely 2 long back to back days in the saddle, but had a blast and the WRR did perfect. I had just put on the IMS 4.7 gal fuel tank before this weekend so that was my shakedown run on that also. I'm definitely enjoying not having to worry about fuel at 65-70 miles now. I actually spent about 1.5hrs trying to find my way through a WMA area, but they had all the gates closed so no luck and had to back track all the way back out again. Conditions were perfect too with just enough mud in a couple places to make it interesting, but enough moisture in the dirt and sand so that there was no dust. Traction in the sand in S. GA was great.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:36 AM   #34563
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Anyone join the FaceBook WR group?
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:41 AM   #34564
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:14 AM   #34565
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Anyone join the FaceBook WR group?
Looks like 161 people have.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:47 PM   #34566
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Does anyone know or have a link to the whereabouts of a gytr muffler? My local dealer is clueless.

Or if anyone has a nice used one
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:59 PM   #34567
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Is it normal to have the little groove in the center knobbies totally worn away after only 240 miles?

Here's a photo from yesterday's amazing ride . . . I'm starting to like this machine . . . except for highway stuff, it's not bad.

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Old 04-08-2013, 07:14 PM   #34568
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I don't see any groove... get an up close shot of your tire?

Oh and what's wrong with highway riding?
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:21 PM   #34569
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So I spent the weekend riding from Newnan, GA down to Monticello, FL on various dirt roads and back roads on my WRR. I'm leading a ride in a couple weeks and wanted to scout out a few things and roads I had questions about. That was definitely 2 long back to back days in the saddle, but had a blast and the WRR did perfect. I had just put on the IMS 4.7 gal fuel tank before this weekend so that was my shakedown run on that also. I'm definitely enjoying not having to worry about fuel at 65-70 miles now. I actually spent about 1.5hrs trying to find my way through a WMA area, but they had all the gates closed so no luck and had to back track all the way back out again. Conditions were perfect too with just enough mud in a couple places to make it interesting, but enough moisture in the dirt and sand so that there was no dust. Traction in the sand in S. GA was great.
But but but it's only a 250, its not possible to enjoy life without a fire breathing big bore thumper glad to see you are still enjoying the wrr
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:22 PM   #34570
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Does anyone know or have a link to the whereabouts of a gytr muffler? My local dealer is clueless.

Or if anyone has a nice used one
NOMB, but they seem to have a rep for being a little loud.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:35 PM   #34571
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Front Alignment

After a pretty serious crash that ended last seasons riding, today has been my first day back on the WR since. I did a basic check over the main components and found that once I got on the road, the front end seemed a little out of alignment(8-12 degrees off center).

Assuming that nothing is bent, what is the best way of aligning the front end of this bike? I've yet to even loosen the pinch bolts or triple tree clamp bolts but I have a feeling that might be a good place to start.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:00 PM   #34572
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Loosen the pinch bolts and wiggle. They should center themselves. Give it the calibrated eyeball before torquing the bolts back up.

Make sure to have the frot wheel up or the forks will slide up.

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After a pretty serious crash that ended last seasons riding, today has been my first day back on the WR since. I did a basic check over the main components and found that once I got on the road, the front end seemed a little out of alignment(8-12 degrees off center).

Assuming that nothing is bent, what is the best way of aligning the front end of this bike? I've yet to even loosen the pinch bolts or triple tree clamp bolts but I have a feeling that might be a good place to start.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:34 PM   #34573
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:52 AM   #34574
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Does anyone know or have a link to the whereabouts of a gytr muffler? My local dealer is clueless.

Or if anyone has a nice used one
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:53 AM   #34575
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After owning my WR for over three weeks the weather, work, home duties, etc. finally aligned and I was able to take a 90 mile ride yesterday, about half of it on dirt roads . I am lucky enough to live about 3/4 of a mile from National Forest, my gateway to fun on the WR. The roads are usually pretty well maintained, but after all the cold wet weather we've had, inluding about 24 inches of snow in March, they were pretty rough with trees down, pot holes, rocks sticking out, etc., just what I was looking for!

Nice roads:



Better roads :



Really good roads :



And finally, a little too much :



It doesn't show very well in the photo, but the pool is dammed by rough, blocky vertical ridges of bedrock that are parallel to the crossing and the pool in the center looked to be about three feet deep. I will have to go back later this spring when the water is a bit lower and maybe have someone else along to help if things don't go as planned.

Found some pretty streams running along great, rough roads:



My wife always gives me crap for having a bike clogging up the pretty scenery shots, so here's a shot for her:



I'm a geologist so had to stop for the requisite cool rox shot (entrance to Douthat State Park):



We need a new bridge across our creek to our house, so my neighbor said, "Hey, I've got one in stock! You should ride down there and check it out!" He welded up some house trailer axles and a tongue to this this and actually towed it about 20 miles from where the highway department removed it, all on narrow little public roads without any pilot cars or permission... It's ferking HUGE ; I have no idea how he got it down there. Anyway, it's too much for what we need.



I spent some time dialing in the suspension (lowering, Yamalink, forks raised, damping, etc.) and was REALLY pleased with how the WR handled all the ruts, rocks, big pot holes, loose gravel, and mud on this ride. Yes, I'm aware it's time for a new rear tire; got 'em, just haven't had time to put them on yet. The WR250R inspired a lot of confidence and was a HOOT to ride fast on the dirt roads! That little thing will roar when you open it up, wooot! I felt really good on it even though I've only ridden it about 150 miles so far, it just fits and works.

I had an MX-style helmet with goggles on and had to do some 55 - 65 mph roads to link dirt sections, that wasn't so comfy even though the bike never faltered and would go as fast as I wanted it to go. I even got to experience the pleasure of sucking my first bee of the season into my helmet and the resulting panic stop to remove it.

What a fantastic bike, I'm very pleased with it and can't wait to ride it more and find even rougher roads and trails!

Doug
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