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Old 04-30-2013, 12:20 PM   #35161
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Hello, after some research, I decided to buy an used WR250R. First things I want to buy are skid plate and hand guards. I don't have preference on hand guards, but for a skid plate, I would like to try Turbo City's skid plate/engine guard.
https://tciproductsusa.com/index.php...1748d9cbc98ce2

But pictures they have on their website is hard to see if the plate part covers cases from being hit by rocks. Does anybody installed one of these and have review or recommendations? Or flatland skid plate is the way to go? Thanks and I will introduce myself/my bike when I officially pick it up in a few days.
I have it, and I really like it. A quality item made in the USA by a fellow rider. PM me an email address and I'll send you all the pics you could ever want.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:25 PM   #35162
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Hello, after some research, I decided to buy an used WR250R. First things I want to buy are skid plate and hand guards. I don't have preference on hand guards, but for a skid plate, I would like to try Turbo City's skid plate/engine guard.
https://tciproductsusa.com/index.php...1748d9cbc98ce2

But pictures they have on their website is hard to see if the plate part covers cases from being hit by rocks. Does anybody installed one of these and have review or recommendations? Or flatland skid plate is the way to go? Thanks and I will introduce myself/my bike when I officially pick it up in a few days.

The Flatlands is a good choice. I coated mine with truck bed liner spray and put some foam peices where it touches the frame to get rid of the vibration sound. I have been very happy with it.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:49 PM   #35163
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Blue, I spoke with the importer and went with his suggestion.
He had that combo on his XR650L so I put them on my XR and WRR.
Cool, well I look forward to the report.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:54 PM   #35164
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WR250R Safari Tank & Radiator Guard

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BigDog doesn't, but he has the Safari tank to help protect it.
Anyone out there with a 3.7 gal Safari tank AND a radiator guard? If so, which brand? I've looked at Moose Racing but their model doesn't work with anything besides the OEM tank.

Appreciate any input.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:49 PM   #35165
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I have one, Flatlandracing.com Might be a better solution out there???

Scroll to the bottom for install tip.

http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t7...pics-cal-model
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:35 PM   #35166
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Anyone out there with a 3.7 gal Safari tank AND a radiator guard? If so, which brand? I've looked at Moose Racing but their model doesn't work with anything besides the OEM tank.

Appreciate any input.
I'm running the Safari tank and a Force Accessories radiator guard (see http://www.forceaccessories.com.au/P.../FA001YA09.htm) with no problems.

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Old 05-01-2013, 12:39 AM   #35167
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I have one, Flatlandracing.com Might be a better solution out there???

Scroll to the bottom for install tip.

http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t7...pics-cal-model
That's a very helpful link. I had considered Flatland also. Thanks!
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:49 AM   #35168
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I'm running the Safari tank and a Force Accessories radiator guard (see http://www.forceaccessories.com.au/P.../FA001YA09.htm) with no problems.

Dave.
Hey Dave, it looks like Force is the way to go given that there are no fit issues between the guard and the tank. Thanks!
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:12 AM   #35169
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I bought a flatland racing skid plates and a Rad guard. I put both on . I used water hose washers to take the buzz out of the skid plate. It works but the plate still directs some noise of the motor upward.
I had the rad guard on before I installed a IMS 4.7 gallon tank. I took off the guard bcause I noticed the guard was cutting into the tank. Not sure if I will twist the guard so it doesn't rub against the tank and reinstall it.

With the 4.7 tank the rad appears to be a long way in there. I reinstalled the stock guard over the rad. I guess better than nothing?
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:21 AM   #35170
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I bought a flatland racing skid plates and a Rad guard. I put both on . I used water hose washers to take the buzz out of the skid plate. It works but the plate still directs some noise of the motor upward.
I had the rad guard on before I installed a IMS 4.7 gallon tank. I took off the guard bcause I noticed the guard was cutting into the tank. Not sure if I will twist the guard so it doesn't rub against the tank and reinstall it.

With the 4.7 tank the rad appears to be a long way in there. I reinstalled the stock guard over the rad. I guess better than nothing?
mine just touched the side of the tank so i cut an old heavy duty MTB tube and zip tied it to the radiator guard

i think it changes with the amount of fuel and temperature as it seems to expand and contract
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:56 AM   #35171
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Was at my local dealer today and heard some buzz that the wr450 unicorn may be a reality soon anyone else hearing anything
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:23 PM   #35172
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Was at my local dealer today and heard some buzz that the wr450 unicorn may be a reality soon anyone else hearing anything
I would be buying one ASAP if they ever do decide to make them.
I love my little bike, but would love it even more if it was a four fiddy.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:29 PM   #35173
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Was at my local dealer today and heard some buzz that the wr450 unicorn may be a reality soon anyone else hearing anything
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I would be buying one ASAP if they ever do decide to make them.
I love my little bike, but would love it even more if it was a four fiddy.
I hope not, now that I own a WR250R, I don't want my bike's resale value to take the hit it would if a WR450R was available.

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Old 05-01-2013, 12:35 PM   #35174
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I think I'd have one of each.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:29 PM   #35175
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WR450r in Tenere clothing please
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