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Old 10-27-2013, 09:58 AM   #38836
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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
Oz has been in a straight boom for what, 25 years? The states is having problems, and as always, it's location, location, location that sets the wages. Weldors get fine pay if there's something to do [pipelines, eg.] if nothing to do, too bad, just like anything else.

But riding? We got that, too.
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Old 10-27-2013, 01:52 PM   #38837
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Oz has been in a straight boom for what, 25 years? The states is having problems, and as always, it's location, location, location that sets the wages. Weldors get fine pay if there's something to do [pipelines, eg.] if nothing to do, too bad, just like anything else.

But riding? We got that, too.
Forgot three very important things.

Three tiers of Government... and the taxes to go go with them.

Right back to bikes...
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Old 10-27-2013, 03:52 PM   #38838
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Yeah we get raped by everyone down here. A pint of beer is $10, a daily public transport ticket close to $9, house prices require you to sign away the rest of your life, I read the other day that the state government here in VIC soon wants to charge you $57 to use a camp site.
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Old 10-27-2013, 04:13 PM   #38839
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Stock tire talk......

Any reason not to just run these tires out till they need replacing?

Any other thoughts?

I have gone thru at least 6 rear and 4 front TW's in 23K miles, and I find them great for my style of riding, which is 50% paved, 40% gravel, and 10% real dirt single track. They do not offer reasonable traction in any wet conditions, but I can assure you that if you choose to run them through some nasty mud and you survive, your skill level will increase greatly!!

I did try a pair of D606, and the rear traction was incredible in the mud.



The front wore badly and was very noisy, even before the funky ramp wear.


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Old 10-27-2013, 04:22 PM   #38840
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I have gone thru at least 6 rear and 4 front TW's in 23K miles, and I find them great for my style of riding, which is 50% paved, 40% gravel, and 10% real dirt single track. They do not offer reasonable traction in any wet conditions, but I can assure you that if you choose to run them through some nasty mud and you survive, your skill level will increase greatly!!

I did try a pair of D606, and the rear traction was incredible in the mud.



The front wore badly and was very noisy, even before the funky ramp wear.


Yup, I have a stack of worn 606's that look like this.... Very predictable even in the end.

Thanks for the info all.
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Old 10-27-2013, 04:37 PM   #38841
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Yup, I have a stack of worn 606's that look like this.... Very predictable even in the end.

Thanks for the info all.
I know people who turn the front around once the wear gets uneven ...
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Old 10-27-2013, 04:57 PM   #38842
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A little late for some of you broken head light sufferers, but as soon as I got my bike and saw in this thread how crazy priced the head light was, I ordered some 1/8" Lexan, and some of these 3M locking strips( same kind as EZ pass mounts) http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2103345

For under $12, and 10 minutes, I had made a head light saver, and some spares. Judging from the rock marks in mine, I think it more than paid for itself.
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:37 PM   #38843
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A little late for some of you broken head light sufferers, but as soon as I got my bike and saw in this thread how crazy priced the head light was, I ordered some 1/8" Lexan, and some of these 3M locking strips( same kind as EZ pass mounts) http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2103345

For under $12, and 10 minutes, I had made a head light saver, and some spares. Judging from the rock marks in mine, I think it more than paid for itself.
Yep, it's cheap insurance. Mine was leftover Velcro and leftover 1/8" acrylic.



I was concerned that the Velcro adhesive would loosen with heat, but it has stayed put for more than a year.
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:43 PM   #38844
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Just learned that one must turn the key off and back on when the bike is dropped.

I decided to ride the WR to the office and embarrassingly it stalled as I attempted a right off a stop sign. A stall with the wheel turned does not go well. I was trying to restart for awhile until it occurred to me to turn the key off and then on.
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:52 PM   #38845
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Giant Loop saddlebags on WR250R

Does anyone uses Giant Loop saddlebags on WR250R?
If so which model/size?
Got pictures? please share.

Thank you.
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:56 PM   #38846
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Check it out:
http://rickramsey.net/WR250Rmods.htm#mojavi

The new version has a removable tool pack.

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Old 10-27-2013, 06:20 PM   #38847
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Check it out:
http://rickramsey.net/WR250Rmods.htm#mojavi

The new version has a removable tool pack.

Thank you
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:28 PM   #38848
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Yep, it's cheap insurance. Mine was leftover Velcro and leftover 1/8" acrylic.



I was concerned that the Velcro adhesive would loosen with heat, but it has stayed put for more than a year.
That is pretty much exactly what I did with mine...with the exception that I did four pieces, one in each corner, roughly 1 square inch.

I was concerns about heat too....but for about two years now..no issues either.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:07 PM   #38849
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I've borrowed a coyote and I own the original giant loop. I have also used the mojavi. All work great, but you need a heat sheild.

You do need to tug hard on the rear clip straps or cut tiny notches.


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Does anyone uses Giant Loop saddlebags on WR250R?
If so which model/size?
Got pictures? please share.

Thank you.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:17 PM   #38850
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A little late for some of you broken head light sufferers, but as soon as I got my bike and saw in this thread how crazy priced the head light was, I ordered some 1/8" Lexan, and some of these 3M locking strips( same kind as EZ pass mounts) http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2103345

For under $12, and 10 minutes, I had made a head light saver, and some spares. Judging from the rock marks in mine, I think it more than paid for itself.
Last of the big spenders. My KLR had the soft headlight adhesive stuff all over the lights and dials so I stuck some of that on the WRR. This avoids the need for velcro ... which saves valuable cents in our cash-constrained economies. :)
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