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Old 10-26-2013, 10:38 AM   #38821
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No personal experience with fuel pump issues, but that doesn't sound like the problem most had with them.

Do you have an FMF programmer, and was it cutting out on steep grades or under heavy cruising highway speed loads while really in the throttle? Did you have to roll off the throttle to get it to come back? If so, check your programmer settings... the 4th setting(?) should be 6 or above to help prevent that.

Water in your gas? Was the bike stored for a long time with a less than full tank in a humid area?

I had a spark plug break once that started with similar symptoms too.
I had this same problem too and after adjusting the FMF PP to number 6 in the 5th spot it seems to be fixed.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:05 AM   #38822
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Sorry to interrupt "Sprocket Wars" I didn't find this topic in the thread: how big a problem is theft?

I live in Boston and there are a few areas where overnight theft is pretty common. I have a locked shed and garage so that's not a problem.

Never worried about getting the V-Strom or Tiger stolen, but this bike is a lot lighter and handier and I note from some of the outlaw run videos that dirt. Bikes are rather common in them.

So if you are parking on a city street, do you lock yours up?
Have good insurance. If they want it, and they want it badly enough, they'll get it regardless of how well its locked up. I never wanted to lock mine up since it was my daily rider and I know that one day I'd forget or be running late and not take the disk lock or whatever off, causing damage, me to crash, etc. I'd probably be more cautious if it was a second vehicle that was ridden only sporadically.

I've had motorcycles since 2008 in mostly urban or close to urban areas until I moved to Alaska last summer. My first WR250R was stolen, from the side of the highway after I crashed it and had to leave it in the middle of a snowstorm. No one ever messed with it in front of my apartment, at girlfriend's houses, etc. Same with the second one, which now fortunately lives in a garage.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:04 PM   #38823
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Can someone tell me the amount and also the measurement from the top of the tube for a fork oil change?

TIA....
about 615ml and 105mm from the top.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:34 PM   #38824
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about 615ml and 105mm from the top.
... Thanks much Woofer2609
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:20 PM   #38825
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It is the Baja designs Diablo here: http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDe...mNumber=600002

direct bolt in replacement. Its what I've got in mine now. It has an extra parking lamp, but I didn't wire it up, but you could if you wanted to. Stock bulb fits
yep thats the one.......my local dealer wanted $450AUS for a new headlight
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:09 PM   #38826
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yep thats the one.......my local dealer wanted $450AUS for a new headlight
Your local dealer wants a kick up the jacksie!
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:42 PM   #38827
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Your local dealer wants a kick up the jacksie!
$680 for a fuel pump
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:28 PM   #38828
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$680 for a fuel pump
holy crap, why are things so expensive there? I paid about $250 for mine.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:29 PM   #38829
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holy crap, why are things so expensive there? I paid about $250 for mine.
its Australia......bend over receive pineapple.....then pay some more

i think an 2014 model WRr is up around $13000

hmm another way of looking at it might be....i am a boilermaker welder i get a low wage of $70000 a year when i was over west Aus it was $100000 a year i dont think your average boiler maker / welder is on that in the States?

cost of living and pay rates taxation are some what different
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:31 PM   #38830
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The national minimum wage is currently $16.37 per hour or $622.20 per 38 hour week.


Casual employees covered by the national minimum wage also get at least a 24 per cent casual loading.


We have a highly unionised workforce.


We're at the bottom of the world and have 23-odd million people.


Household debt ratio is something like 150%





Basically, we seem to be prepared to pay more than everyone else, and we get reamed by the rest of the world when they want to sell us stuff




On the plus side, there's lots of good riding
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:43 PM   #38831
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Replacement pumps on ebay (pump only, not the full housing) for about $50US... Not sure if theyre any good or not but could buy 13 for the same price as that dealer wanted for 1!
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:12 PM   #38832
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The national minimum wage is currently $16.37 per hour or $622.20 per 38 hour week.


Casual employees covered by the national minimum wage also get at least a 24 per cent casual loading.


We have a highly unionised workforce.


We're at the bottom of the world and have 23-odd million people.


Household debt ratio is something like 150%





Basically, we seem to be prepared to pay more than everyone else, and we get reamed by the rest of the world when they want to sell us stuff




On the plus side, there's lots of good riding
i wouldn't get out of bed for less than $28 hr

Reeming yeah we love it
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Old 10-27-2013, 04:19 AM   #38833
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The national minimum wage is currently $16.37 per hour or $622.20 per 38 hour week.

Household debt ratio is something like 150%

On the plus side, there's lots of good riding
Sounds about right, our minimum wage is about 1/2 of that value. Debt percentage somewhere near 130%, so not far off.
If everyone here made twice as much, things would be twice as expensive.
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:05 AM   #38834
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Headlight destroyed

Went on the "Bucky 5" yesterday and my headlight lens was destroyed. Anyone remember which ktm light bolts in? The stock yamaha is big $$$$
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:25 AM   #38835
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Stock tire talk......

My 2008 bike has damn near brand new TW301 up front and TW302 out back. I have read most of the "death wing" threads....not sure I'm convinced these tires are crap. If we were talking an about a set of Metzler drift slicks...or race tires yup I'd swap them out....just due to age. Trust me I am sure there are plenty of better tires on the market currently. I have loved D606's and K270's, even a set of XCMH scorpions served me well on other bikes. Any reason not to just run these tires out till they need replacing?

Any other thoughts?
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