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Old 05-01-2013, 06:52 PM   #35191
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:34 PM   #35192
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First farkle on my WR!



And any opinions on wether the wolfman enduro or the small expedition bag is the better choice? They are both almost the same size.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:58 PM   #35193
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I'd be interested in the plus and minus of each. Going to need to get one and I was looking for info to make a good decision. tks
IMS 3.1

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Old 05-01-2013, 08:06 PM   #35194
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Who makes this rack?

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First farkle on my WR!



And any opinions on wether the wolfman enduro or the small expedition bag is the better choice? They are both almost the same size.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:06 PM   #35195
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Safari and IMS are the only aftermarket tank choices, correct?

I looked and it looks like Clarke and Acerbis do not make tanks for our little blue demons, right?
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:19 PM   #35196
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Who makes this rack?
It's fellow wr owner who makes them. He wasn't happy with the quality of what else is out there so he started making these. It's my favorite wr rack.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:26 PM   #35197
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I'd be interested in the plus and minus of each. Going to need to get one and I was looking for info to make a good decision. tks
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Safari and IMS are the only aftermarket tank choices, correct?

I looked and it looks like Clarke and Acerbis do not make tanks for our little blue demons, right?
There are 3 tanks available.

IMS 3.1 (Stock shrouds used)
IMS 4.75
Safari 3.7

My first experience with Safari tanks was 6.6gal Safari tank on my Husky TE610 and really liked it and loved the huge tank and range. If I didn't need the full 6.6 gals, I didn't have to fill it up and it carried the fuel lower than stock. The tank really made that bike.

When I first saw the tanks for the WRR, I thought the Safari looked better in the pics than the IMS 4.75, but in the end, I couldn't convince myself to pay an extra $100 for the Safari and get a gallon less of fuel. I love going exploring and hate having to worry about fuel, so for me the 4.75 was the only option.

Now that I have the IMS 4.75 mounted, I'm very happy with it and like the way it looks and fits the bike. The quality seems pretty good too, so I'm very happy with my purchase. I don't even notice the extra weight when the tank is full. It's a nice setup. As a side note, the little cut outs for the blinkers on each of the shrouds makes a nice leg rest when you want to just stretch out your legs. It helps having a hard case to lean up against though. :)

IMOP, the 3.1 just wasn't quite enough extra for me and it also seems that the stock shrouds just don't fit as well as stock with that tank if you are picky about that?
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:32 PM   #35198
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Dirt Rider, I got that rack on my new-to-me 2012 WR. It's a JNScaggs

Link: http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t6...rack-available

Link to Givi kit for it (according to post on the wrforum): http://www.happy-trail.com/GIVI/Givi...-Concours.aspx
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:49 AM   #35199
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First farkle on my WR!



And any opinions on wether the wolfman enduro or the small expedition bag is the better choice? They are both almost the same size.
Cool rack!

I've got a tail bag on my WR and am thinking of jettisoning the thing and going with a backpack because every time I stand up on the pegs I get the tail bag sticking me in the butt and limiting my range of motion. I'm thinking the same thing would be true of a tank bag getting in the way of the handlebars. I use a Wolfman or Fox tank bag on my 1150GS and love having the storage, but I don't off-road the Big Pig and the things still get in the way at times.

Just something to think about.

I suspect your next farkle will be a seat - the stocker is an ass-killer! The only bikes I've ever owned that had decent stock seats were my KLR 250 and KLR 650; WTF is up with that? I've got a Seat Concepts on my WR250R and it works great. We rode 222 miles of mixed off-road and asphalt last weekend with no monkey butt syndrome.

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Old 05-02-2013, 05:23 AM   #35200
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. I'm thinking the same thing would be true of a tank bag getting in the way of the handlebars.
Au contraire ... IMHO. My wolfman expedition lite looks ridiculous, but it's actually nice to lean on when up on the pegs.

Obviously depends on your riding, size, etc, but then I find the stock seat a dream to sit on, too, after coming off a KLR so maybe I'm
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:36 AM   #35201
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Cool rack!

I've got a tail bag on my WR and am thinking of jettisoning the thing and going with a backpack because every time I stand up on the pegs I get the tail bag sticking me in the butt and limiting my range of motion. I'm thinking the same thing would be true of a tank bag getting in the way of the handlebars. I use a Wolfman or Fox tank bag on my 1150GS and love having the storage, but I don't off-road the Big Pig and the things still get in the way at times.

Just something to think about.

I suspect your next farkle will be a seat - the stocker is an ass-killer! The only bikes I've ever owned that had decent stock seats were my KLR 250 and KLR 650; WTF is up with that? I've got a Seat Concepts on my WR250R and it works great. We rode 222 miles of mixed off-road and asphalt last weekend with no monkey butt syndrome.

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Yea the seat is going to be one of my next mods. I'm probably going to be riding about 500 miles on the stocker a couple weekends from now. Is the seat concepts low seat as comfortable as the regular seat concepts one?

And I do a back back if I'm just riding around locally, but I got the rack to hold my camping gear for overnighters.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:25 AM   #35202
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Thanks for the link. Thnk I need one of these. Looks great!

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Dirt Rider, I got that rack on my new-to-me 2012 WR. It's a JNScaggs

Link: http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t6...rack-available

Link to Givi kit for it (according to post on the wrforum): http://www.happy-trail.com/GIVI/Givi...-Concours.aspx
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:46 AM   #35203
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I couldnt decide if I was going to take the klr650 or the wr250r on Continental Divide this year.
but now I have decided that im going to take the wr250r. I think ill have more fun on it than I would the klr650.
so now I need to put a bigger tank on the the bike. and a few other things
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:55 AM   #35204
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Pivot Pegz

Anyone out there using these? I'm finding that I need more 'riser' and was wondering if the platform on these are lower than stock? I have to consciously make sure I have some play in my arms otherwise I'm snatching the throttle from time to time when going over largish steps. If the Pivot Pegz were lower by a half inch, that could solve the throttle grabbing as well as being more comfortable with all the standing I'm doing.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:06 AM   #35205
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I don't know if I ever shared this here, but for anyone cross shopping between the WR and the new CRF250L, here's a video of the two racing. I looked long and hard for a video that showed both of them go head to head, but never could find one. The Honda has upgraded sprockets. Before that it was much slower.

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