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Old 07-14-2013, 04:37 AM   #36541
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I normally do everything I can to stay off the interstate, but today I needed to hit the slab for a few miles. I won't call it "headshake" 'cause I used to road race and I know what that is, but has anyone had significant head wobble in the 70-80 mph range? I have an X with 17" wheels and Shinko 244 tires @ 30 psi, no steering damper. It *almost* got bad enough for me to slow down. Seemed to be caused by a headwind/slight crosswind. Common? Or time to check the head bearings?
I have got that wobble on my KTM 950 with TKC80 DOT knobbies, my wr250r with the oem deathwings, and my new 690R with Pirelli MT 21 tires. It only happens at high speeds and seems to be a a function of the turbulence hitting my shoulders compounded by the round cross section of some tires.

Sitting back and relaxing your grip will help a lot. A steering damper will help too. But the best fix is a front tire with a triangular cross section.

My WR250r settled down when I went to Michelin T63 tires. I ended up never buying TKC80's for my 950 again, and never had the problem resurface. I have a steering damper on my 690, which is good up to about 90mph, but I can feel it coming back above that.

I ride long distances on Interstates or high speed highways because I travel with my bikes.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:02 AM   #36542
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Could someone help me locate a service manual?
A Google search turned up this:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...php?p=11965109

The 2nd link seems to work, though I don't want to download it to find out. If not, search again.

To search this site, use Google, like this:

download manual wr250 site:www.advrider.com/forums

with whatever search terms you want before the word "site".
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:25 AM   #36543
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Try this link.

http://ge.tt/8cYlQjd/v/74

I was told it worked, but have never tried it.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:22 AM   #36544
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Could someone help me locate a service manual?

PDF Sent by e-mail.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:32 AM   #36545
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:51 AM   #36546
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seals

got some new seal savers in today....superfast & easy install with the new zippered model as i would admit, i wasn't going to pull my tubes just to install a pair! zipper has a rubber backing to protect the tube from the zipper...so far so good (just on the street)
i like the look & for $25 hopefully they help my seals last a bit longer! i havent zip tied them up yet, fyi

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Old 07-14-2013, 04:35 PM   #36547
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i had those once , fork guards rubbed holes in them
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:37 PM   #36548
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i had those once , fork guards rubbed holes in them
Seal savers can also increase wear on your fork sliders...
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:50 PM   #36549
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Has any one person ever actually found a functional problem with using seal savers? I've searched ADVRider high and low using Google and can't find anyone bad mouthing them except those saying things like "If they were better than regular foot boots, they'd come OEM". But I've yet to find a post saying someone had something actually happen beyond, "they looked like they're holding dust against the forks" before removing them. My seal savers always look they're holding some dust against the forks but they've at least doubled my fork seal life so needless to say it would take some hard evidence for me to remove them.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:03 PM   #36550
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:38 PM   #36551
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Has anybody here tried the Eddie Sisneros kit?

http://www.epicmotosports.com/Epic-M...ductId=-398993

It's claimed to put out 39HP... That would be interesting to say the least...
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:55 PM   #36552
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Has anybody here tried the Eddie Sisneros kit?

http://www.epicmotosports.com/Epic-M...ductId=-398993

It's claimed to put out 39HP... That would be interesting to say the least...
That's almost 50% of the cost of the bike


If you want a 40hp bike and want to spend that much money sell your WRR and buy a KTM... that's just silly.

Not to mention there is zero warranty or proven reliability on any of that.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:24 PM   #36553
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Has any one person ever actually found a functional problem with using seal savers? I've searched ADVRider high and low using Google and can't find anyone bad mouthing them except those saying things like "If they were better than regular foot boots, they'd come OEM". But I've yet to find a post saying someone had something actually happen beyond, "they looked like they're holding dust against the forks" before removing them. My seal savers always look they're holding some dust against the forks but they've at least doubled my fork seal life so needless to say it would take some hard evidence for me to remove them.
+1 I love mine have the shock sox type I only use them when trail riding then throw them in the wash after every ride work great. I'm gonna try the new zippered seal savers
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:27 PM   #36554
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That's almost 50% of the cost of the bike


If you want a 40hp bike and want to spend that much money sell your WRR and buy a KTM... that's just silly.

Not to mention there is zero warranty or proven reliability on any of that.
I agree with you but there's a lot of people out there who like to tinker / modify and I'm curious to know what they think of it, or perhaps even see a youtube video.

Also it's slightly less than 1/4 of the price of a WRR in my country and a KTM 250EXC is about $12,000 here I believe.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:55 PM   #36555
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Odometer jump???

So hopped on my bike tonight and rode off. Nothing new done to the bike recently. I looked down on my normal route to get ice cream and I was doing 75 miles an hour...in third. No way. Something is fishy. I scrolled through my odometers and noticed my 2012 WR with 2100 miles now how 3600 miles...

Any ideas any one? Bike runs good as normal.
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