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Old 04-19-2013, 02:26 PM   #34846
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It's webster pass rd, that's Red Cone Pk in the background. Near Kenosha pass.
My Dad's side of the family is from Gunnison, Colorado so I've spent a lot of time in that country. There is some phenomenal riding out there. When I lived in Wyoming I'd get down there every so often, and I was only 8 hours from Moab... I miss that stuff .

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Old 04-19-2013, 02:32 PM   #34847
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Just finished 5 days at Moab, Doug. The wr did nicely at the slickrock trail with 12/47 sprockets.
Also did the white rim trail, what a buttburner.

No, I'm too old for 5 miles of hell... probably the wrong bike for that anyway.
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:03 PM   #34848
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New mirrors, had fold down ones and didn't care for them. Left the "normal" ones and did a comparison to see if it changed what I could see behind me and I can actually see more with these. Gonna take a bit of adjustment to get used to looking down instead of over to check the mirrors. No more folding mirrors once I leave the pavement. Haven't had chance to get them up to speed to see what the vibrations are compared to stock. I do know that on some bikes the mirrors can cause unstable air near your head, time will tell with these. So far worth the $20 on fleabay.



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Old 04-19-2013, 04:35 PM   #34849
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I do not remember the guys I was talking to about this yesterday but anyway. I went today and the yamaha dealer let me test ride a brand new wr250r. It is a very tall bike but for me and this is just my opinion it was woefully underpowered. I am a big guy at 6'5" 260 and i know that h as swomething to do with it . I dont know if guys are doing major power mods or what or how much more you can even got out of a 28hp bike. I cannot imagine riding that thing very far especially loaded with gear for a trip. Again just my opinion thats all the time i have on one is maybe 10 minutes.
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:39 PM   #34850
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"I am a big guy at 6'5" 260 and i know that h as swomething to do with it"


A Husky TE610 might be a better choice in your case. Not much more weight, but much more power stock.
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:46 PM   #34851
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I have an 800gs and i really really like it alot. I was wanting to add another bike something smaller thought that might be the one but I dont think it will work for me.
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:52 PM   #34852
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I do not remember the guys I was talking to about this yesterday but anyway. I went today and the yamaha dealer let me test ride a brand new wr250r. It is a very tall bike but for me and this is just my opinion it was woefully underpowered. I am a big guy at 6'5" 260 and i know that h as swomething to do with it . I dont know if guys are doing major power mods or what or how much more you can even got out of a 28hp bike. I cannot imagine riding that thing very far especially loaded with gear for a trip. Again just my opinion thats all the time i have on one is maybe 10 minutes.
Compared to? Riding loaded on a trip where? It's a 25-30 hp bike no matter which way you slice it. If you want white knuckle power, light weight and top of the line parts buy a KTM, husaberg, husqvarna, etc. It may be as reliable as the WR but will not be nearly as maintenance free nor as cheap.
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:57 PM   #34853
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I have an 800gs and i really really like it alot. I was wanting to add another bike something smaller thought that might be the one but I dont think it will work for me.
Look into honda xr650r, ktm 640 lc4, ktm 500exc, ktm 690 enduro...
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:02 PM   #34854
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We need to band together and petition for one of the companies to make a 350 or 450 FI dual sport? I would buy a WR450R in 2 seconds if they had one.
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:03 PM   #34855
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it have to have 6 gears befor i would want it it have to be just like the wr250r but just bigger
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:05 PM   #34856
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Wonder what kinda power the 250r is capable of with big bore kit exhaust and any and all mods available? I rode that bike today at full throttle and got it to 71.
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:06 PM   #34857
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Yes, I agree. You are the guy I was talking to yesterday about this i went and they let me ride it today.
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:06 PM   #34858
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mine is fully moded and i got 97.1 mph out of mine but mine is just a 250 not a 290
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:08 PM   #34859
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but back when it was stock i was still hitting 90 mph
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:09 PM   #34860
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Holy crap thats a long way from 71mph. It is very windy here today and I was going into the wind on kinda hilly road.
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