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Old 05-08-2013, 08:54 PM   #35356
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Hey guys,

I'm taking my bike to a motox track on saturday for a beginner course. I know the WRR is not a motox bike and I don't plan on getting huge air with it but I was wondering how should I set the suspension for moderate jumps? I haven't messed around with it at all as this is my first bike and I don't really know how the suspension should feel off road.
First, set your sag. You can use a chisel or even a flathead screwdriver with a hammer to rotate those rings on the shock.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong on this but I think then you should dial in your front and rear compression and rebound to as stiff as possible (assuming you're not less than 160lbs). See your manual for this. Ultimately, depending on the size of the jumps and the speeds at which you take them, you'll have to play with these clickers a lot to find a balance between a harsh ride and the occasional bottom.

I wouldn't worry too much about bottoming lightly as long as you can keep control of the bike. Consider taking off your mirrors + other street parts so they don't get torn up on the course.

Let us know how it goes!
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:31 PM   #35357
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Looking for a set of stock blinkers and a stock rear fender for a WR250R. Anybody in the Pac NW (or anyplace else willing to ship) have a set that they are looking to get rid of?
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:57 AM   #35358
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i dont know what my problem is but i packed and unpacked my wr 4 times for this trip next week and still tryng to get rid of stuff i dont need even took my 3 man tent off and put my one man tent on just to save 3 1/2 pounds
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:03 AM   #35359
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So I think I finally got my suspension dialed in today after the rework. What a difference in control. The bike just floats over everything.

Now here's a question for all you experts. All options accepted. When I stand on my pegs while riding, I feel that I am pulling upwards on the bars very hard. I'm thinking risers but I already have a wide rental bar on the bike so how much riser can I or should I do? Or do I need the bars closer to me?
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:05 AM   #35360
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What is everybody doing for day trip essentials? Tube and tools.

It seems the small Giant Loop may be too much for that, perhaps just a small soft or hard bag/box on the rear rack. I did inherit a small Wolfman tank bag with the purchase of the WR.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:24 AM   #35361
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So I think I finally got my suspension dialed in today after the rework. What a difference in control. The bike just floats over everything.

Now here's a question for all you experts. All options accepted. When I stand on my pegs while riding, I feel that I am pulling upwards on the bars very hard. I'm thinking risers but I already have a wide rental bar on the bike so how much riser can I or should I do? Or do I need the bars closer to me?
The bars are too low stock. 1" Tusk risers are $15 at rocky mountain mc.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:26 AM   #35362
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>"What is everybody doing for day trip essentials? Tube and tools."

Tube in a Tusk bag on the front.
Other stuff in a Wolfman tail bag on the back.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:43 AM   #35363
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What is everybody doing for day trip essentials? Tube and tools.

It seems the small Giant Loop may be too much for that, perhaps just a small soft or hard bag/box on the rear rack. I did inherit a small Wolfman tank bag with the purchase of the WR.
Wolfman tool bag on rack with essential tools, tape, wire, zipties, med kit, tow strap, flat kit including patches and CO2.

Dual tool tubes, big one for MSR fuel bottle, small one for tire irons.

Front fender bag for spare tube.

Mini Wolfman tank bag for registration, snacks, whatever else.

This way no need to deal with a bulky tankbag. Stuff is always on the bike, ready to go...

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Old 05-09-2013, 08:44 AM   #35364
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What is everybody doing for day trip essentials? Tube and tools.

It seems the small Giant Loop may be too much for that, perhaps just a small soft or hard bag/box on the rear rack. I did inherit a small Wolfman tank bag with the purchase of the WR.
Spare front tube, tire levers and a small bicycle pump in an MSR fender bag on the front fender. Extra tools and stuff in a Wolfman large Rolie bag on the rear rack. I also have a GL Fandago tank bag. Water, snacks, extra gloves, etc, in a Camelbak Mule.

I'm not thrilled with the Fandango bag, it gets in the way when standing on the pegs. I had the same issue with a Wolfman small expedition tank bag, and had hoped the Fandango would be better. I also am not thrilled with the Rolie bag. It's a PITA to use and not big enough to hold an extra layer of clothes. It is waterproof and extremely durable, though.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:03 AM   #35365
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Wolfman tool bag on rack with essential tools, tape, wire, zipties, med kit, tow strap, flat kit including patches and CO2.

Dual tool tubes, big one for MSR fuel bottle, small one for tire irons.

Front fender bag for spare tube.

Mini Wolfman tank bag for registration, snacks, whatever else.

This way no need to deal with a bulky tankbag. Stuff is always on the bike, ready to go...

Thanks, nice setup.

Where does one get the Dual Tool Tubes? Those do not look like the tractor supply tubes I've seen around. I came up empty on Google.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:43 AM   #35366
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Those do not look like the tractor supply tubes I've seen around.
Winner!
Welding rod tubes also work.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:52 AM   #35367
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What is everybody doing for day trip essentials? Tube and tools.

It seems the small Giant Loop may be too much for that, perhaps just a small soft or hard bag/box on the rear rack. I did inherit a small Wolfman tank bag with the purchase of the WR.
I carry too much, but like to be prepared
Giant Loop Mojavi - Tools, gas bottle, water bottle, pump, emergency parts & supplies. Stuff I want to access when I'm not sitting on the bike
MSR Fender Bag - Spare Tube (Vacuum packed with some nitrile gloves). Stuff I never want to access, but better have with me.
Giant Loop Diablo - Smaller than the Fandango, and good for holding camera, map, sunglasses, phone, chapstick and other crap I want when I'm sitting on the bik.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:59 PM   #35368
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http://www.thetooltube.com/ToolTube.html



Not affiliated with this site... seems to have reasonable pricing though on a good selection of tubes and such.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:04 PM   #35369
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:06 PM   #35370
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