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Old 07-22-2013, 04:21 AM   #36691
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Picked up the seat concepts seat cover. Installed tonight, much simpler than previous install of versys seat cover.

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When you have some miles/hours on it can you give a quick review? I was thinking of getting the same one..
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:41 AM   #36692
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Has anyone ever actually just changed out the pump motor?? How is it getting into the plastic housing to get the old one out ?
I did it. Writeup and pictures here - http://www.wrrdualsport.com/tech-gui...8-fuel-pump-rr

I was really careful and still managed to crack the plastic housing.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:44 AM   #36693
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I did it. Writeup and pictures here - http://www.wrrdualsport.com/tech-gui...8-fuel-pump-rr

I was really careful and still managed to crack the plastic housing.
Would pre heating the plastic housing in hot water help?
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:18 AM   #36694
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When you have some miles/hours on it can you give a quick review? I was thinking of getting the same one..
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Got 7000 miles on a seat concept - Very happy with the purchase. I first went with the gripper seat cover from them, but recently bought a replacement cover which is all carbon that like better. Replaced the cover as this is a tall bike for me and tend to drag my boot across the seat when dismounting which caused some premature wear.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:29 AM   #36695
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Front Fender Bag Heads Up!

Went for a very rocky ride yesterday. Haven't decided on a rear rack yet and didn't feel like wearing a pack in the heat so I used my front fender bag. It was a bit more loaded and heavy than normal as I was carrying both tire irons and a heavy tube in the bag. It had always held in place on my DRZ without drilling and zip tying the front fender, but it definitely slid around a bit on the narrower WRR front fender. No biggie, I just stopped every once in a while to make sure it wasn't getting into trouble.

About half way down a long downhill covered in softball sized rocks I noticed a bit of a louder rattle up front. There was a pretty good drop off to my left so I was focused on riding and not my bag or fender. At one particularly steep drop where my vision was focused on the landing I watched front fender flex forward and touch the tire. If the bag had slid forward at that time I'm pretty sure it would have caught and I'd have likely gone for a short exciting superman flight over the bars followed by an unpleasant landing in a boulder field with an angry bike following closely behind.

I found/made a turnout into the manzanita and took a look. The vibration and weight of the fender bag, combined with the high speed (for me) rocky ride had rattled all four of the screws that hold the front fender on to the fork brace loose so it was basically just hanging off of the fork brace loosely. Two were missing and the other two had a turn or two of the threads left holding them in place. Once those go it's only two rubber grommets holding the fender to the bottom of the light housing holding it on. The front of the fender has a bunch of nice new scrape marks from where it was making contact with the tire. There's no locktite or similar compound holding those 4 small screws in place. If they come out the chances are good that the fender is going to drop straight on to the front tire at speed and the result will likely not be pretty.

Check your front fender bolts! I'm going to red locktite mine once I get a few replacement screws. Next new accessory for the bike is going to be a rear rack as I don't want to carry any weight on the front fender any longer. Recommendations?

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Old 07-22-2013, 09:30 AM   #36696
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Ok, here's a question for all you long distance WRR riders. I've put about a thousand miles on mine so far, and it can't be beat for true 50/50 road/offroad riding. What it isn't so good at for me is longer distance miles, say 200+ miles a day. I find that I am quickly fatigued from fighting the wind at speeds above 45mph. If you're a long distance rider on your WRR, what's your solution?

Slower speeds?

Windscreen (if so, please post info and pictures!)?

Upper body strengthening?

Other?
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:39 AM   #36697
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Went for a very rocky ride yesterday. Haven't decided on a rear rack yet and didn't feel like wearing a pack in the heat so I used my front fender bag. It was a bit more loaded and heavy than normal as I was carrying both tire irons and a heavy tube in the bag. It had always held in place on my DRZ without drilling and zip tying the front fender, but it definitely slid around a bit on the narrower WRR front fender. No biggie, I just stopped every once in a while to make sure it wasn't getting into trouble.

About half way down a long downhill covered in softball sized rocks I noticed a bit of a louder rattle up front. There was a pretty good drop off to my left so I was focused on riding and not my bag or fender. At one particularly steep drop where my vision was focused on the landing I watched front fender flex forward and touch the tire. If the bag had slid forward at that time I'm pretty sure it would have caught and I'd have likely gone for a short exciting superman flight over the bars followed by an unpleasant landing in a boulder field with an angry bike following closely behind.

I found/made a turnout into the manzanita and took a look. The vibration and weight of the fender bag, combined with the high speed (for me) rocky ride had rattled all four of the screws that hold the front fender on to the fork brace loose so it was basically just hanging off of the fork brace loosely. Two were missing and the other two had a turn or two of the threads left holding them in place. Once those go it's only two rubber grommets holding the fender to the bottom of the light housing holding it on. The front of the fender has a bunch of nice new scrape marks from where it was making contact with the tire. There's no locktite or similar compound holding those 4 small screws in place. If they come out the chances are good that the fender is going to drop straight on to the front tire at speed and the result will likely not be pretty.

Check your front fender bolts! I'm going to red locktite mine once I get a few replacement screws. Next new accessory for the bike is going to be a rear rack as I don't want to carry any weight on the front fender any longer. Recommendations?
You may want to use blue Lock tite on those screws. If you use red and want to change the fender?????
Just saying
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:44 AM   #36698
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Ok, here's a question for all you long distance WRR riders. I've put about a thousand miles on mine so far, and it can't be beat for true 50/50 road/offroad riding. What it isn't so good at for me is longer distance miles, say 200+ miles a day. I find that I am quickly fatigued from fighting the wind at speeds above 45mph. If you're a long distance rider on your WRR, what's your solution?

Slower speeds?

Windscreen (if so, please post info and pictures!)?

Upper body strengthening?

Other?
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:50 AM   #36699
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Next new accessory for the bike is going to be a rear rack as I don't want to carry any weight on the front fender any longer. Recommendations?
If you want a rack (I know I do), go for it. If the only reason for the rack is to carry a fender-bag size amount of tools and a tube, The Wolfman Enduro tool bag may be the answer. Doesn't need a rack, cost is low, quality is high;





Mine is mounted on the headlight cowl, but the rear fender would be ideal.



I am not sure long-term how the plastic tabs that mount the cowl will last with an extra 5 lbs. So far so good.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:02 AM   #36700
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You may want to use blue Lock tite on those screws. If you use red and want to change the fender?????
Just saying
Roger that.

I was more than a bit freaked out. I have a C7 vertebrae that is toast because I played superman on a mountain bike a while back. I'd just assume not go for a repeat performance. I've found that my flight characteristics are not too different than a sack of concrete....
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:16 AM   #36701
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If you want a rack (I know I do), go for it. If the only reason for the rack is to carry a fender-bag size amount of tools and a tube, The Wolfman Enduro tool bag may be the answer. Doesn't need a rack, cost is low, quality is high;





Mine is mounted on the headlight cowl, but the rear fender would be ideal.



I am not sure long-term how the plastic tabs that mount the cowl will last with an extra 5 lbs. So far so good.
The cowl doesn't last long when the bike goes head first into a tree. No need to ask how I know. Some heavy duty velcro and it holds tight but not quite right. It's an occurrence that's had me thinking about going with a larger round light up front.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:23 AM   #36702
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...Next new accessory for the bike is going to be a rear rack as I don't want to carry any weight on the front fender any longer. Recommendations?
I have the Pro Moto Billet, happy with it. Can hold a Wolfman Exped. Duffel with no worries.

I've never liked front fender bags for just the reason you discovered. I've used a Number Plate Bag
from dirt-bike-gear.com for several years--highly recommended. I use it to hold a front tube and all
tire-changing tools and some other odds-n-ends. Good stuff.

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Old 07-22-2013, 11:25 AM   #36703
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Ok, here's a question for all you long distance WRR riders. I've put about a thousand miles on mine so far, and it can't be beat for true 50/50 road/offroad riding. What it isn't so good at for me is longer distance miles, say 200+ miles a day. I find that I am quickly fatigued from fighting the wind at speeds above 45mph. If you're a long distance rider on your WRR, what's your solution?

Slower speeds?

Windscreen (if so, please post info and pictures!)?

Upper body strengthening?

Other?

Your going to get fatigued no matter what on such a small and unfaired bike, but not to fret.
Best solution I found is installing a KTM 690 Enduro screen to the existing front number plate with just a couple screws and nuts/washers. If it moves around a little too much for ya, use a bungie or velcro strap to secure it.
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Works fairly well, even with a helmet like an Arai XD3.
What kind of helmet are you wearing? Some are way better than others.
HDB handguards help as far as keeping cold off.

Bigass windscreens are not always the best choice. Too big and you're going to create a vacuum that slaps you in the back of the helmet.
Think wind at between your forehead to neck level.

Bottom line is unless your an ironman or glutton longer than a couple hundred miles is going to be wearing on you (flame on! :)

Be realistic.

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Ok, here's a question for all you long distance WRR riders. I've put about a thousand miles on mine so far, and it can't be beat for true 50/50 road/offroad riding. What it isn't so good at for me is longer distance miles, say 200+ miles a day. I find that I am quickly fatigued from fighting the wind at speeds above 45mph. If you're a long distance rider on your WRR, what's your solution?
I've never felt bothered by wind, just got back from a 3 day 500 mile ride where 300 miles were at speeds of 45-70 mph and days 1 and 3 were each over 200 miles. I wonder if my number plate bag is working as a windscreen, deflecting the stream just over my helmet? Who knows...the only thing that gets fatigued is my butt, and I'm still using the stock seat, albeit with a sheepskin cover.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:02 PM   #36705
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this thread is getting a lot more interesting now!

i have owned 1 WRF & ridden a few and always dreamed of having the F suspension on this bike as it is just head & shoulders above the stock R's suspenders but i figured it would be just way too much work, triple clamp, ect....but i may now try & pull this off.

great write up & follow up!



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OK,
I installed my like-new totally stock 03 WR450 forks on my 08 WRR and went riding this morning at the local off-road park. Dry conditions, lots of ruts, holes, etc, small jumps here and there...

I'm running the GoRace modified rear shock with the next-lighter spring.

I installed the forks as high as they would go without hitting the stock handlebar position. No riser used. My rear tire is higher profile than stock which probably helped. Last night I noticed the ride height felt the same as with the stock fork height... but who knows...until today.

The damping settings were centered, both compression and rebound.

As it turns out, the ride height feels perfect. The WR450 forks have a little more initial sag.

I can't believe the change. The bike now feels like a true dirt bike that one can get aggressive on. I can go into a turn hot, jump on the front and gas it out no problem. I can hit small jumps and fly over them level.

Both small and large trail rough are absorbed by mid-stroke.

Never bottomed (not even close), unlike my somewhat modified front stockers did.

I can ride the bike at a whole other level now, pretty much like a 300 lb dirt bike rather than a 300 lb dual sport. I'm glad I didn't buy the KTM 690 enduro I was thinking of getting!

Now the shortcomings of the modified rear shock are noticeable...LOL... I knew that would probably happen. But, even so, the shock gets the job done, and to be truthful, having a front end you can rely on when things get sticky is so much more valuable to me.

I highly recommend a fork swap if you like the WRR and want more off-road capability. The change in bike personality is even more pronounced than when the rear shock was fixed (but you need both).


BTW, I'm using my stock pipe as I didn't want to lose any low end with an aftermarket unit, so I used the onboard computer mixture fix with the airbox mod - and now the bike pulls much better in the lower rev range. I recommend that also if you're a tight single-track guy where revving out isn't much of an option.

I bought forks that were like new for 250 shipped (ebay) a yammy wheel and axle for another 150. In the past I've purchased yamaha fork sets for less than 100, but as I hoped, the WR450 springs and damping were right on for the WRR so I didn't need to mess with springs. (I weigh 160 and have over several decades of off-road experience).

Everything was bolt-up except for having to make a brake line attachment bracket on the left fork guard.

I'm one happy camper right now!
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