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Old 11-16-2013, 11:56 AM   #39106
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i am curious about a rear shock swap also- is there anyway for this or are the dimensions just not workable?
I have a '07 wr250f and a '03 wr250f and a '04wr450f and a '12 wr250r. The shock on the f's don't seen to be a simple swap to an r. IMHO Not close to the same length. So I just had my stock shock revalved.
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:13 PM   #39107
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Hey guys, just got into dirtbiking and bought an '06 YZ250F (couldn't find a thread out there, figured this was pretty close). Any exemplary experience with a specific fork seal? The YZ's are shot...
Welcome to dirtbiking!

Three things:

1) the WR250R is a completely different bike than the YZF, or even the WRF. They share very few parts.
2) Try first cleaning the dirt out from under your seals with Sealmate or SealSavers, or even just sticking a feeler gauge up in the seal and pulling the dirt out. Your seals might be fine, and they might just have dust wedged up in there.
3) SKF seals are a forum favorite. I bought a Pivot Works rebuild kit for mine and it has held up nicely for the last ~800 miles of rough and dirty riding. The Pivot Works come with a factory replacement plan for when they eventually wear out.
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Old 11-16-2013, 01:54 PM   #39108
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Thanks everyone for the links.

I am looking into new bars couple of reasons one would like to use Highway Dirt Bikes top clamp.
And I think I need the bars to be a little higher.

Nothing is set in stone as I just got the WRR today..I need to spend some time in the saddle first.
But I think that a skid plate and hand guards are a must first.
Skid plate looking at flatlands or ricochet.
Hand guards I am think Zeta with the flasers.

I like the HDB clean look and the incorporated electrics too.
Looking at the "ADVdx" model.





Anyone with experience with this company and which bars you recommend ?

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Old 11-16-2013, 05:35 PM   #39109
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For what it's worth I use the Henry/Reed bend on my fat bars with the Scott's damper set up.
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:40 PM   #39110
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Anyone with experience with this company and which bars you recommend ?
The bar choice is too personal to comment on but Highwaydirtbikes as a company is GREAT to work with....
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:09 PM   #39111
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Gas tanks

I am looking to get a larger gas tank for my 2012 wr250r. Does anyone have a side by side picture of a wr with a IMS 4.7 tank and a stock tank?

I like the way the bike rides with the stock tank but could use more mileage. I am thinking about going to a 3 gallon tank to keep the stock feel but could really use more range at cetain times. How much wider is the 4.7 and how much taller (near the seat) is it than stock?

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Old 11-16-2013, 11:20 PM   #39112
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I am looking to get a larger gas tank for my 2012 wr250r. Does anyone have a side by side picture of a wr with a IMS 4.7 tank and a stock tank?

I like the way the bike rides with the stock tank but could use more mileage. I am thinking about going to a 3 gallon tank to keep the stock feel but could really use more range at cetain times. How much wider is the 4.7 and how much taller (near the seat) is it than stock?

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My buddy just put the IMS 4.7 on and loves it says there no real difference in feel. Also says there's no real impact to handling (with respect to how it caries the weight).

I have stock and next on my list is the IMS tank. I'm riding with my buddy tomorrow if I remember I'll get a pic of the two bikes next to each other for you.
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:18 AM   #39113
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i put on a safaritank 3.7 gal tank and handling is the same and it feels good i love it
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:09 AM   #39114
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The bar choice is too personal to comment on but Highwaydirtbikes as a company is GREAT to work with....
Will the controls on on the WRR fit on 1 1/8" bar?

What are the pros and cons between 7/8" and 1 1/8" handle bars.

Seems to me I want to stick to the stock 7/8" bar size.

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Old 11-17-2013, 09:14 AM   #39115
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a) On-road damping characteristics: I think Yamaha may have made the oil orifices smaller in order to keep the thing from bouncing all over the road (then again, I'm not sure how much I'll be using my WRR on the road in the future). Nothing that couldn't be rejiggered with a revalve, but worth considering.

They work better than stock on the road. Smoother action works better anywhere.
The "oil orifices" you refer to are actually multi-layered flexible discs known as shim stacks. The stock units are of much smaller diameter than the off-road KYB's (used on many brands) and there are fewer of them...read "cheap"...as is the smaller WRR diameter base valving upon which they reside... in other words, the engineering is less about any kind of performance and more about cost. That's why revalving the stockers won't net you near the performance of a fork swap, no matter what is done, as you can't possibly change the design to match the larger flow capability (which also provides more progressive, tunable, and consistent fork action) provided by the std off-road KYB design forks.
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:50 AM   #39116
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Anybody on here installed the eastern beaver 3cs? I'm in the process of installing mine, but I'm having trouble getting it to switch on.

Orange fused (30A) wire to + battery. Black wire I have grounded to the frame but I've also grounded it straight to the battery in an effort to figure out why its not switching.

For the low amp signal switch I'm using the blue wire just rearward of the bright yellow connector on the left side of the bike. From my searches this is the license plate light wire.

It seems pretty straightforward but I'm clearly missing something

Anybody?
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:19 AM   #39117
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Will the controls on on the WRR fit on 1 1/8" bar?

What are the pros and cons between 7/8" and 1 1/8" handle bars.

Seems to me I want to stick to the stock 7/8" bar size.

Thanks
Fred
Yes, the controls will fit. Only the center of the bars is 1-1/8".

Fat bars are generally stronger than 7/8" and don't have a crossbar which looks cleaner and allows more flexibility in adding accessories and such. You'll need to swap out the bar mounts or add adapters if you want to switch to fat bars.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:56 AM   #39118
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Anybody on here installed the eastern beaver 3cs? I'm in the process of installing mine, but I'm having trouble getting it to switch on.

Orange fused (30A) wire to + battery. Black wire I have grounded to the frame but I've also grounded it straight to the battery in an effort to figure out why its not switching.

For the low amp signal switch I'm using the blue wire just rearward of the bright yellow connector on the left side of the bike. From my searches this is the license plate light wire.

It seems pretty straightforward but I'm clearly missing something

Anybody?
I tapped the rear brake light. Works great, but i don't like the big connectors. I might remove and solder shrink wrap instead to save some much needed real estate under the seat.
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:11 PM   #39119
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Yes, the controls will fit. Only the center of the bars is 1-1/8".

Fat bars are generally stronger than 7/8" and don't have a crossbar which looks cleaner and allows more flexibility in adding accessories and such. You'll need to swap out the bar mounts or add adapters if you want to switch to fat bars.
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Old 11-17-2013, 02:11 PM   #39120
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I tapped the rear brake light. Works great, but i don't like the big connectors. I might remove and solder shrink wrap instead to save some much needed real estate under the seat.
I'm with you on the connectors.. they're tricky to find a spot for.. I'm considering using the airbox to mount some of that stuff since its gutted anyway. I thought it wss odd the connectors are so large for a harness designed for small spots

What wire is the brake light? Wouldn't that cause the harness to only switch on when hitting the brake? Sounds like a good prank hah

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