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Old 04-18-2013, 04:11 PM   #34831
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lol ok im sorry i been up all day i do have my moments when i can be kinda slow
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:12 PM   #34832
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So what's the beaver part
You know about Canadians and beaver, right? :p

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Old 04-18-2013, 04:14 PM   #34833
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You know about Canadians and beaver, right? :p

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I heard they're surrounded by them but find them very elusive...
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:58 PM   #34834
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You know about Canadians and beaver, right? :p

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"Eastern Maple Leaf" wouldn't really do it, would it?
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:05 PM   #34835
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"Eastern Maple Leaf" wouldn't really do it, would it?
Yeah, western Canada would get all pissy and stop talking to easterners :

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Old 04-18-2013, 08:06 PM   #34836
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Fair enough.

Post an odometer picture and I'll eat crow.
I will say that one does not have to have too many miles on a particular bike, to be able to recognize the faults of the bike. I had my WRR for all of 29 miles, before I VERIFIED that the stock trail wings sucked for the type riding and terrain, that I typically ride. Sure, some guys love the tires for the riding they do, but most that ride soft sand like myself, agree that they are not the right tire for the terrain.

Same thing with the lack of rebound with the rear shock. Again, some guys, who ride the easier terrain, the shock is fine. But, for what I ride, it was not. You can see in this vid my buddy made for me a few years ago, how bad the pogo'ing was, even with shock set at max rebound damping. He slow mowed it at around 8 second mark...and you can see how quickly it bounces back after compresssing,. At the 19 second mark, you can see how it kicked me to left but luckily, I stayed on trail.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cGf9794ijQ&hd=1


Overall, I think we buy the bike that offers the most of what we want in a bike, but since no bike is the perfect do it all bike, we change what what we need to, to make it the best it can be for us.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:18 PM   #34837
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I like the wrr better than the f800gs, do I have enough miles for my opinion to count? I am excited to test ride a new r1200gs though... Might replace both bikes with one if I like it enough!
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:47 AM   #34838
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It's all about balance, Yin and Yang, push and pull, flush-with-cash and broke, etc. My wife keeps me grounded like that too, love that lady!

The plan is to build a new house, starting with the garage with an apartment above it. We'll live in the apartment while the old house is torn down and the new one is built. My wife is very cool with this, but I don't think she yet suspects that the garage will have a dedicated bay just for motorcycles, a wood stove, and a workshop area including a half bath - toilet and beer brewing sink . I think she'll be OK with all this so long as I keep the bikes out of the bedrooms .

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You definitely have your priorities right there Doug!
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:16 AM   #34839
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I will say that one does not have to have too many miles on a particular bike, to be able to recognize the faults of the bike. I had my WRR for all of 29 miles, before I VERIFIED that the stock trail wings sucked for the type riding and terrain, that I typically ride. Sure, some guys love the tires for the riding they do, but most that ride soft sand like myself, agree that they are not the right tire for the terrain.
Agreed! Lot's of miles and you get used to the faults; a bad thing if you're trying to be the best rider you can be though a good thing if you're just trying to be happy!
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:19 AM   #34840
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I want to replace the brake & clutch levers - these are just "cheap" compared to my former motorcycle(s).

What's the best upgrade that others have used with success?

Thanks,

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Wifey won't let you keep the bike in your spare bedroom, so this is your solution? I feel your pain, Brutha!

What I really want for my WR is TIME TO RIDE IT!!!! Big storm front moving through today with rain and wind, followed by a cold front that's going to drop the temps 20 degrees for the weekend. The good news is that it's supposed to be dry for several days afterwards . I got the lawn mowed last night so I may even have time for a nice long ride this weekend!

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Old 04-19-2013, 06:48 AM   #34841
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Thanks makes two pairs :) Really nice picture, the two of you seem very happy. Great way to spend time together, I'm guessing that there probably aren't a lot of wives that ride these.
There's a few out there, my wife, motomo3

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Old 04-19-2013, 07:19 AM   #34842
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What trail near Red Mountain was your picture taken?
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:37 AM   #34843
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What trail near Red Mountain was your picture taken?
It's webster pass rd, that's Red Cone Pk in the background. Near Kenosha pass.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:34 AM   #34844
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It's webster pass rd, that's Red Cone Pk in the background. Near Kenosha pass.
Wow that's amazing.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:48 AM   #34845
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I want to replace the brake & clutch levers - these are just "cheap" compared to my former motorcycle(s).

What's the best upgrade that others have used with success?

Thanks,

RS


I use these on my KLR. When the WR arrives, I plan to use these as well.

http://www.righteousstuntmetal.com/domestic/store.html

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