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Old 04-07-2013, 04:41 PM   #34561
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Funny, I did the exact same thing only with some scrap metal I had laying around. I replaced the shifter all together though - hammerhead I think. Can't recall.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:46 PM   #34562
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The way the shift lever lines up to the stator cover makes me think it could easily punch a hole in the cover if I tip it over in the rocks. I saw somewhere here or over on the WRR forum that a member had made a nice case guard out of stainless steel. So I decided to copy the idea. Finding some stainless steel sheet metal locally for a reasonable price proved difficult. So, I stopped into the dollar store looking for something that I could cut up. I found this stainless spatula, and figured that I couldn't do any better for a buck.
I made a paper template and traced that onto the spatula. I cut the rough shape out with tin snips and filed it down to size. Glued it on with black RTV and viola:

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Old 04-07-2013, 05:56 PM   #34563
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Ok so had a chance today to get back out to the shop and work on the wrr again.
Finished up getting the valves set and sealed up, bolted it all back to the frame, finished up the HDB guards, got the neck bearings and swing arm all greased up then proceeded to work on the new tail light setup. I currently have the drc edge hardware but have long but removed the light as it sucks ass. I am now working on a bracket to hold a ktm 300exc light, it is a nice fit and super bright.




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Old 04-07-2013, 06:16 PM   #34564
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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, 07:01 PM   #34565
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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, 03:36 AM   #34566
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Anyone join the FaceBook WR group?
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:41 AM   #34567
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:14 AM   #34568
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Anyone join the FaceBook WR group?
Looks like 161 people have.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:47 PM   #34569
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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, 05:59 PM   #34570
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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, 06:14 PM   #34571
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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, 06:21 PM   #34572
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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, 06:22 PM   #34573
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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, 06:35 PM   #34574
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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, 07:00 PM   #34575
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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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