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Old 05-13-2013, 07:50 AM   #35461
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One of these things is not like the others....
What kind of riding did you do?
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:07 AM   #35462
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Speaking off all the tire changing set ups, where is the best place online to get everything I need? I am going on my first long trip this weekend and I need to get prepared. I need tire irons, valve stem remover, patches, spare tubes, and either a small electric pump or bicycle pump as long as it's pretty compact. I think that covers everything? I'm trying not to blow a ton of money so a bicycle pump will probably be cheaper.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:11 AM   #35463
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Speaking off all the tire changing set ups, where is the best place online to get everything I need? I am going on my first long trip this weekend and I need to get prepared. I need tire irons, valve stem remover, patches, spare tubes, and either a small electric pump or bicycle pump as long as it's pretty compact. I think that covers everything? I'm trying not to blow a ton of money so a bicycle pump will probably be cheaper.
There are really a lot;

www.revzilla.com
www.motorcyclesuperstore.com
www.rockymountainatv.com
www.amazon.com

I find Rocky Mountain really good price-wise, but will often be missing something I'm looking for. Revzilla is the same, their customer service & return policies are fantastic. I'm an Amazon Prime member (free 2 day shipping) so I always go there first. Between those 4 you should find whatever.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:08 AM   #35464
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:31 AM   #35465
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Speaking off all the tire changing set ups, where is the best place online to get everything I need? I am going on my first long trip this weekend and I need to get prepared. I need tire irons, valve stem remover, patches, spare tubes, and either a small electric pump or bicycle pump as long as it's pretty compact. I think that covers everything? I'm trying not to blow a ton of money so a bicycle pump will probably be cheaper.
I find that storing the tubes in a ziplock w/ a healthy dose baby powder helps avoid the tube bunching up, and Windex on the tire bead really helps the last section of the tire seat, so you might want to add that to everything you need. I have a really skinny spray bottle full of Windex that does double duty keeping my goggles clean as well. If you can, look into getting Motion Pro tire spoons. They are expensive, but worth it. I carry three, as two can work in a pinch, but three makes it less of a chore. Have a fun trip!
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:35 PM   #35466
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I find that storing the tubes in a ziplock w/ a healthy dose baby powder helps avoid the tube bunching up, and Windex on the tire bead really helps the last section of the tire seat, so you might want to add that to everything you need. I have a really skinny spray bottle full of Windex that does double duty keeping my goggles clean as well. If you can, look into getting Motion Pro tire spoons. They are expensive, but worth it. I carry three, as two can work in a pinch, but three makes it less of a chore. Have a fun trip!
+1 on the motion pros.. i also have 3.. the front axle nut, the rear, & the 10/12 combo. i've only used them a couple of times, but it's nice to have them when needed.

I've used water for bead setting, when changing tires on the trail.. just splash some on.

Here's another pro for the shinko 244's that some of the x guys use:
they ride flat. You can have NO air in the tires, & they will stay full & rideable. They have very stiff sidewalls, & if you ride offroad in them, you don't need over 10#. I pump them up with 32# for long pavement rides, but let it out on trails. I never worry about flats, now.. i'll just wait until i get home to fix it. It's like being born well hung or rich, except you can buy them!
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:37 PM   #35467
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Motion Pro "Bead Buddy" is a great help in mounting.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:25 PM   #35468
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motion pro "bead buddy" is a great help in mounting.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:35 PM   #35469
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I would get worried when I heard the starter slow down - you would probably have only a few more starts left in it before needing a good recharge.

The WR has a high output alternator, and you should get a good recharge in an hour of cruising. Under the circumstances you mention, I would consider a battery tender a good investment. Just add a pigtail to the bike, and plug in when you get home to ensure a full charge and decent battery life.
Good to know. Thanks for the responses all!
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:39 PM   #35470
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Has anyone found a creative way of mounting a bicycle pump on a WRR/X?
Do you ride with a small back pack?
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:49 PM   #35471
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Sometimes when I'm playing in sand/get stuck on a hill, I'll end up stalling/restarting the bike repeatedly without really going anywhere. Is there a limit to how many times I should do this before getting worried about draining the battery - 10/20/30 times???

On a related note, how long do you think it takes to fully recharge the battery - riding at say 40-60mph?
What gearing are you running? That could be playing a major roll in your constant restarting...
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:28 PM   #35472
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Motion Pro "Bead Buddy" is a great help in mounting.
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I have the Cycle Gear store brand model and it works quite well.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:40 PM   #35473
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What kind of riding did you do?

170 miles of highway and backroads to get up there from home,
a morning of riding exploring around then back to the rally to
relax by the pool and then 170 miles yesterday back home again.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:01 PM   #35474
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Anyone using the supplied GET unit with a Athena big bore?
Is it supposed to light up when working? (green/red lights on the side of unit)
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:52 AM   #35475
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Please forgive the cross-forum post (this is also in Equipment):

Has anyone found a creative way of mounting a bicycle pump on a WRR/X? I bought a Blackburn Airstik dual-action pump to allow me to air-up when back on pavement, and to fix a flat. It's lighter and simpler than the electric pump I usually carry (& I haven't wired up a 12V socket on the WWR yet).

It looks like a quality piece, and came with a decent-looking mounting bracket, designed to go behind a bicycle water bottle basket.

I don't use hard luggage, and I don't see any obvious places on the WR250R that won't expose the pump to mud, rocks, and damage.

I thought about the handlebar brace, and the front fender, not wild about either. The rear rack could work, not the cleanest solution, and awfully exposed.

Photos and / or solutions would be welcome.
This is how I carry my flat repair stuff, it's a welding rod holder with home made mounting brackets. It has some tools, patches, tire irons, trail stand, and pump. The spare tube is in my Wolfman tool bag.


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