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Old 10-28-2013, 06:11 PM   #38866
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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, 07:24 PM   #38867
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:24 PM   #38868
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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, 10:34 PM   #38869
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And yes, I'm aware that internet paranoia has gotten the best of me

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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, 10:35 PM   #38870
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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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Old 10-28-2013, 10:58 PM   #38871
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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
I wouldn't bother honestly. Most people who had the pump failure could still ride home with a bit of spluttering or something I thought anyway?

The chance of it happening are probably no more than a chain break or a tire blowout or something too, far less if you have a post 2008 model if at all?

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Old 10-28-2013, 11:18 PM   #38872
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I wouldn't bother honestly. Most people who had the pump failure could still ride home with a bit of spluttering or something I thought anyway?

The chance of it happening are probably no more than a chain break or a tire blowout or something too, far less if you have a post 2008 model if at all?
Not to be contrary but that is why I carry a spare tube and masterlink! However, I understand what you are saying....lots of things can go wrong.
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:27 AM   #38873
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just test road one of this with a view to purchase,
i was disappointed , it had no bottom to mid power at all ,
you had to rev the shit of it to make it move,
and of course the bike was looking to trade
was a odd ball, nobody will want to buy that .....
blah blah ...
bloody salesman !
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:27 AM   #38874
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I bought a GL Coyote right after buying my WR-R in early 2010 and have used it on many camping trips since. I typically leave my Wolfman Enduro saddle bags on the bike packed with tools and other on-the-road necessities. I have routed the straps for these beneath the saddle to make the saddle bags ride lower.

The GL Coyote then rides over the top of the saddle bags, resting on them. It is typically packed with lightweight camping gear - hammock, sleeping bag, pad, etc. whilst the lower saddle bags carry the heavier tools, tubes, etc.

This has worked very well for me of well over three years and many camping trips, averaging 2-3 nights per month. Bike is coming up on its first valve check - now at almost 24K miles. No mechanical issues or failures so far. Just change oil/filter every 3K miles, add gas, tires, and ride.
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:30 AM   #38875
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just test road [sic] one of this with a view to purchase, i was disappointed , it had no bottom to mid power at all , you had to rev the shit of it to make it move,/ wall of text !
Cool story bro!
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:21 AM   #38876
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if I were going to Alaska then

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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
Yes I would carry a fuel pump with me along with a few other things. I rarely bring anything in terms of extras on Dual sport rides on my bike. However I do keep things in the trunk of my car for those rides.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:02 AM   #38877
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just test road one of this with a view to purchase,
i was disappointed , it had no bottom to mid power at all ,
you had to rev the shit of it to make it move,
and of course the bike was looking to trade
was a odd ball, nobody will want to buy that .....
blah blah ...
bloody salesman !
Read the thread a little, to get more educated, and you will realize that the WRR/X needs to be revved and by design, makes its power towards the top end.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:20 AM   #38878
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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
I ride mine pretty far from home and have never even considered carrying a spare fuel pump. It just isn't that big of an issue.

Even if the fuel pump "goes out", the bike will still start and run once it cools off. It may be an inconvenience, but you'll still be able to get home. I haven't heard of one dying completely and leaving someone stranded.

For the record . . . mine did go out at 13,800 miles. I didn't worry about it before that and I haven't given it a second thought since I replaced it. It simply isn't a complete ride stopper.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:47 AM   #38879
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just test road one of this with a view to purchase,
i was disappointed , it had no bottom to mid power at all ,
you had to rev the shit of it to make it move,
and of course the bike was looking to trade
was a odd ball, nobody will want to buy that .....
blah blah ...
bloody salesman !

Ah,,yea,,its a quarter bore 250 four stroke.

Bottom end power....

Rev it till ya see God and shift!



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Old 10-29-2013, 07:53 AM   #38880
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just test road one of this with a view to purchase,
i was disappointed , it had no bottom to mid power at all ,
you had to rev the shit of it to make it move,
and of course the bike was looking to trade
was a odd ball, nobody will want to buy that .....
blah blah ...
bloody salesman !
Gearing.
That being said, not all bikes are right for all riders.
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