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Old 10-27-2013, 11:01 PM   #38851
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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.


yeah that sucks! i don't like paying anything unless it has facility's but not $57
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:03 PM   #38852
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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.
i am going to do a Perspex light cover and i'll use four round 1/2" Velcro spots....a mate has used one like it for years on several bikes and had no problems with it letting go
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:34 AM   #38853
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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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Old 10-28-2013, 07:42 AM   #38854
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Just learned that one must turn the key off and back on when the bike is dropped.
If I use the kill switch... and leave the key on..
it still is hard to start... and I have to cycle the power to prime the fuel..

Is that normal?
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:51 AM   #38855
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i dont know if it's normal or not but i always use my killswitch and mine starts just fine.

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If I use the kill switch... and leave the key on..
it still is hard to start... and I have to cycle the power to prime the fuel..

Is that normal?
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:32 AM   #38856
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Mine died when it fell over so approach may depend on whether it dies or you use the kill switch.
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:07 AM   #38857
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Mine died when it fell over so approach may depend on whether it dies or you use the kill switch.
FI bikes have a lean sensor that kills the bike when is tips over. This is done to prevent the fuel pump from running dry.
Also, in the event of a crash where a fuel line is cut, it keeps the pump from pumping gas all over you as you lie trapped beneath your bike hoping that the red hot exhaust doesn't set fire to the dry leaves.

Turning the key on and off resets it.

Important note. The switch has a delay. If you can get the bike back up before it dies and no one sees, it doesn't count.
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:12 AM   #38858
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FI bikes have a lean sensor that kills the bike when is tips over. This is done to prevent the fuel pump from running dry.
Also, in the event of a crash where a fuel line is cut, it keeps the pump from pumping gas all over you as you lie trapped beneath your bike hoping that the red hot exhaust doesn't set fire to the dry leaves.

Turning the key on and off resets it.

Important note. The switch has a delay. If you can get the bike back up before it dies and no one sees, it doesn't count.
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:51 PM   #38859
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Turning the key on and off resets it.

Important note. The switch has a delay. If you can get the bike back up before it dies and no one sees, it doesn't count.
One of those "If a WRR falls in the forest" things
I've never been quick enough and always have to reset.
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:16 PM   #38860
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I had a 'forest incident' on a steep hill where the bike did a vertical 180 degree turn and attempted to hammer me into the ground, not only did the lean sensor work, but the clock reset (presumably due to battery disconnecting).

Ahem... I lost track of time for the rest of the afternoon because of that.

... at least that's what I told my wife when I rolled in after dark
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:11 PM   #38861
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FI bikes have a lean angle sensor that kills the bike when is tips over. This is done to prevent the fuel pump from running dry.
Also, in the event of a crash where a fuel line is cut, it keeps the pump from pumping gas all over you as you lie trapped beneath your bike hoping that the red hot exhaust doesn't set fire to the dry leaves.

Turning the key on and off resets it.

Important note. The switch has a delay. If you can get the bike back up before it dies and no one sees, it doesn't count.
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:24 PM   #38862
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Learn something just about every day. Thanks guys!
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:24 PM   #38863
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Fuel Pump

I got a wr250r recently and have been enjoying the bike but the FI has me a little uneasy. I don't want it to fail far from home (who does?) and I am thinking about picking up a spare fuel pump from Ca Cycleworks to carry with me. Does anyone else do this? The repair seems like it would be pretty straightforward with the hardest part being not dumping all the gas when changing out the pump. And yes, I'm aware that internet paranoia has gotten the best of me
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:34 PM   #38864
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And yes, I'm aware that internet paranoia has gotten the best of me

+1

Changed mine out at 15K miles. Seemed like it started better with the original pump. Probably won't change it again.
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:35 PM   #38865
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This fuel pump must be the Doohickey of the WR,your comment about internet paranoia made me laugh,all these issues run through my mind when I'm way out,it's late and I'm by myself.Lions Tigers and Bears oh no!
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