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Old 10-19-2013, 09:12 PM   #38686
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So, I'm checking the owners manual for oil capacity and noticed a "burping" procedure mentioned to check for proper oil pressure. The check valve is on the rear of the cylinder on the left side.

Is this part of the normal oil change procedure or a separate procedure just to check oil pressure?
If you only change the oil filter every second oil change, as per the factory schedule, I see no reason whatever to burp the system when changing the oil only, since no air is introduced into the system. To be cautious, it might pay to burp when changing the filter.
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:25 PM   #38687
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If you only change the oil filter every second oil change, as per the factory schedule, I see no reason whatever to burp the system when changing the oil only, since no air is introduced into the system. To be cautious, it might pay to burp when changing the filter.
My take on the manuals reason for doing this isn't to remove air from the system, its to check oil pressure, since it doesn't have a low oil pressure light.

I guess if you manage to install the oil filter wrong you would have a pressure issue. I did the check once the first time I changed oil. After cleaning up the huge mess I never felt the need to check it again.

I'd say if you sleep better at night knowing you did your oil change by the book then I would recommend doing the check.
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:21 AM   #38688
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Hey guys, does anyone know of a good, easy to fit, front fender support? Something to keep it stiffer when a tube bag is fastened on? Thanks!!

Hey guys, thought I'd ask again, just in case some folks missed it. :)
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:30 PM   #38689
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readily available at a hardware store , thanks

anyone know if the plug on the vacuum port on the throttle body is susceptible to the same type of rot /cracking ? should I pull the tank and take a look ?
It is and you should. I got tired of replacing it every season (it cracks that fast, as does the AIS plug) so I slathered the last replacement in black RTV silicon. Been 3 years and no issues. For the AIS, I just put the AIS system back on.
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:44 PM   #38690
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It is and you should. I got tired of replacing it every season (it cracks that fast, as does the AIS plug) so I slathered the last replacement in black RTV silicon. Been 3 years and no issues. For the AIS, I just put the AIS system back on.
Reinstalled the AIS......why?
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:22 PM   #38691
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Because the rubber caps I and most everyone uses to plug the hole on the airbox kept rotting. I went through 4 or 5 in a year and a half, and at least three separate times I found the top of the cap basically missing letting a bunch of unfiltered air in to my airbox behind the air filter so I decided it wasn't worth the 8oz weigh reduction to remove the system. YMMV.

And the same goes for the flapper valve cap on the throttle body. Regular rubber caps will rot and let unfiltered air in to the throttle body. Check and replace them every time you have the tank off, cover the next cap with silicon so it cant rot, or leave the flapper valve system alone. I'll probably opt for the third option should I ever replace my WRR.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:30 PM   #38692
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Hey guys, does anyone know of a good, easy to fit, front fender support? Something to keep it stiffer when a tube bag is fastened on? Thanks!!
I've had a tube and tire irons and co2 on my fender on the WRR forever with no issues, And my WRF which gets beat harder, and I think it uses the same fender. So you may not need one. Look for some vintage parts like the old Honda Elsinore.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:30 PM   #38693
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My buddy and I took our WR250R's (his 2008, mine 2010) out for a 105 mile ride today. I just removed my EXUP servo, AIS, and installed an FMF programmer, etc.

Less than 500 feet into my ride (first bump I guess?), my horn started blaring uncontrollably by itself. I simply pulled over and unplugged it, but does anyone know what would cause it to do that by itself? The bike has just over a thousand miles on it.
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:38 PM   #38694
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My buddy and I took our WR250R's (his 2008, mine 2010) out for a 105 mile ride today. I just removed my EXUP servo, AIS, and installed an FMF programmer, etc.

Less than 500 feet into my ride (first bump I guess?), my horn started blaring uncontrollably by itself. I simply pulled over and unplugged it, but does anyone know what would cause it to do that by itself? The bike has just over a thousand miles on it.
Yeah, pretty sure they all do that - it's just to tell you the battery's fully charged. Mine's done that since new. I just wear ear plugs, never thought of disconnecting it.







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Old 10-20-2013, 10:17 PM   #38695
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Yeah, pretty sure they all do that - it's just to tell you the battery's fully charged. Mine's done that since new. I just wear ear plugs, never thought of disconnecting it.
Yes mine too, I just listen to my audiobooks and it drowns out the noise. If anything it makes you safer on the road because the surrounding vehicles are aware of your presence.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:18 PM   #38696
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Yes mine too, I just listen to my audiobooks and it drowns out the noise. If anything it makes you safer on the road because the surrounding vehicles are aware of your presence.
True - but it shits the HD riders as it takes attention away from them...
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:28 AM   #38697
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So is this seriously a common problem or are you guys all pros at trolling? Lol

Its nice having a horn, no way to signal the leader of a ride otherwise if you need to stop for something.
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:02 AM   #38698
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I've had a tube and tire irons and co2 on my fender on the WRR forever with no issues, And my WRF which gets beat harder, and I think it uses the same fender. So you may not need one. Look for some vintage parts like the old Honda Elsinore.
Wow, I put an HD tube on the fender alone (in a bag of course) and it was floppin' around everywhere. Hmm...
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:10 AM   #38699
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Wow, I put an HD tube on the fender alone (in a bag of course) and it was floppin' around everywhere. Hmm...
Are you sure you have all 4 bolts holding the fender on? They are notorious for falling off. How close to the headlight are you attaching the bag? I found the headlight is pretty low...
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:13 AM   #38700
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My buddy and I took our WR250R's (his 2008, mine 2010) out for a 105 mile ride today. I just removed my EXUP servo, AIS, and installed an FMF programmer, etc.

Less than 500 feet into my ride (first bump I guess?), my horn started blaring uncontrollably by itself. I simply pulled over and unplugged it, but does anyone know what would cause it to do that by itself? The bike has just over a thousand miles on it.
Not normal. Follow the wiring and check the switch. Shouldn't be too hard to isolate...
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