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Old 06-24-2013, 05:53 AM   #36226
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I will say that my stock one bent in such a way that it started damaging the engine case. Not much, just a slight rub mark, since it was bent in towards the engine. Not even sure how it got bent in, since I ride mostly sand and the pines( southern NJ)..and no fall should have bent it...but one of them seemingly did. I had just noticed that al of a sudden, upshifts were an issue.

Before I put the new one on, I am gonna fabricate a custom case guard, like some other guys have done. A hole in the case(stator side) due to a shifter issue would be a bad day.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:02 AM   #36227
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Before I put the new one on, I am gonna fabricate a custom case guard, like some other guys have done. A hole in the case(stator side) due to a shifter issue would be a bad day.
My stock one actually punched a hole in the cover.

I was able to ride the bike home about 7 miles with the hole spooging out oil, and replaced the cover, gasket, and shifter. I keep meaning to make a case guard... especially since I know it can happen (but what are the odds of it happening twice? )
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:23 AM   #36228
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On a side note, here are two videos from my ride Friday. One is the nice fun riding without the wrecking. Second video is all the wrecks I caught on film from the day. I ripped my jeans clean off on the last one as you will see.


I love that last one!
Whiskey throttle it into the tree. Good stuff! The bike was fine otherwise?
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:56 AM   #36229
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I've broken that piece twice now Last time I ordered 2 to guarantee I won't break it again I also put folding mirrors on the bike.
Which mirrors? I need to get some before I break something.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:38 AM   #36230
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I will say that my stock one bent in such a way that it started damaging the engine case. Not much, just a slight rub mark, since it was bent in towards the engine. Not even sure how it got bent in, since I ride mostly sand and the pines( southern NJ)..and no fall should have bent it...but one of them seemingly did. I had just noticed that al of a sudden, upshifts were an issue.

Before I put the new one on, I am gonna fabricate a custom case guard, like some other guys have done. A hole in the case(stator side) due to a shifter issue would be a bad day.
Meef & Doug - a case guard seems like a no-brainer; I'm sure folks would buy them. Not an easy job for home-fab due to the shape. I had the Procycle ones on the DR650. I'm surprised nobody markets them for the WRR/X

Procycle told me last year they were planning to add WRR/X to their offerings, but nothing yet

My side cover is scored from the bent lever. I'll have a closer look when I get the bike washed and the lever off.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:49 AM   #36231
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Nice! I tow my bike with my WRX too!
Mine's just a plain old Impreza. Not as much fun as the WRX, but it was cheap.

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Second video is all the wrecks I caught on film from the day. I ripped my jeans clean off on the last one as you will see.
That 2nd one is great. Bike hanging in a tree, and jeans destroyed!
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:17 AM   #36232
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Meef & Doug - a case guard seems like a no-brainer; I'm sure folks would buy them. Not an easy job for home-fab due to the shape. I had the Procycle ones on the DR650. I'm surprised nobody markets them for the WRR/X

Procycle told me last year they were planning to add WRR/X to their offerings, but nothing yet

My side cover is scored from the bent lever. I'll have a closer look when I get the bike washed and the lever off.
I have made and sold parts in the past for the SV market. I got into making axle sliders, quick release seat and tank kits, and got into recovering seats for a bit. Ended up being a whole lotta work for little profit. Unless you are gonna invest a lot of money, and buy bulk made CNC stuff, just not worth it.

My axle and frame sliders, that I made. http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/...gin/blog15.jpg

I do plan taking some shots of the template I make, to make mine up, and sharing that in the thread. Give people a little head start if they wanna make their own.

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Mine's just a plain old Impreza. Not as much fun as the WRX, but it was cheap.
Did someone say something about towing with the Suby WRX?? My street bike, not the WRR.

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Old 06-24-2013, 09:55 AM   #36233
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I love that last one!
Whiskey throttle it into the tree. Good stuff! The bike was fine otherwise?
Yea I was amazed at how well the bike held up in those crashed. The rear turn signals popped out, but popped right back in. The worst damage was when I broke the mirror off nose diving into that puddle which I didn't get on film.


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Mine's just a plain old Impreza. Not as much fun as the WRX, but it was cheap.



That 2nd one is great. Bike hanging in a tree, and jeans destroyed!
Thanks!

And while we're posting Subaru tow pics...




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Old 06-24-2013, 11:11 AM   #36234
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Headlight

Hello fellow WR riders. I got hit with a rock in the headlight that broke the lens.

Just wondering if anyone out there went to an aftermarket headlight and might have a stock headlight they would be willing to sell.

Yamaha only sells is as an assembly and wants too much for it.

Thank you,

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Old 06-24-2013, 12:01 PM   #36235
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^^^^ good luck. As soon as I heard how expensive the stock headlight was, I promptly made a sub $5 lexan guard...its been on for years now, no issues.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:45 PM   #36236
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Picked mine up on Friday night. Couldn't find anyone to go along, so I had to truck it home.





Changed the oil and hit Michaux yesterday for some dirt/gravel road.







I'm very impressed by the bike, its much better than I am. First time off pavement on two wheels so I don't have anything to compare it to and didn't push it, but I loved it. Good thing Michaux is only about 40 minutes from home. Bike is good on the highway getting there too. It really is a do everything kind of machine. Now doing commuting duties during the week.

A Seat Concepts seat is first on my list of things to change.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:48 PM   #36237
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Congrats on the new ride. Looks real clean. Enjoy it.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:06 PM   #36238
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Congrats on your new bike.. Have fun with it, but be careful on the gravel..
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:37 PM   #36239
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What other work did you do? Maybe it's not related to the chain/sprocket work.

Replaced the stock tank with an IMS 3.1, added luggage rack, added a Whelen strobe to the brake light, Acerbis hand guards, new grips, wind screen. I think that's it.

I checked to make sure the sprockets are lined up, and they are, but I'm still feeling the vibes.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:40 PM   #36240
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And now for something completely different...

Operation GTFO 2013

I'm currently going to school at Ft Gordon, Georgia. We have a 4-day weekend for Independence Day and I'm looking for ideas for a road trip. I'm open to pretty much anything, because anything is better than spending the holiday at a TRADOC post.

There's one catch, though. Anything outside a 250-mile radius requires a formal pass with itinerary. To keep from inviting the man into my life, but still allow for some spontaneity, I need to keep the trip within this:



If you had WRR, a tent, and time to kill, what would you do? If nothing inspires me, my fallback plan is to ride the TET-S up to Deals Gap and back.
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