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Old 08-02-2008, 08:53 AM   #391
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Thanks. I have a chance to try one coming up, we'll see how well it does moving my heavy ass up the hill.
Also, tall though it is, the seat height might not be tall enough.
bring a small flat head screw driver. stock, its very soft in my opinion suspensions wise. for last weekends dual sport turkey run I turned all 3 settings up to max, the one on the rear shock and the one at the top and bottom of the fork legs. very impressive suspension in rough stuff for a dual sport.

stuff that had me cringing on the KLR the WR just walked over with not so much as a clang of a rock hitting the skid plate.
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:04 AM   #392
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I'm 6'1 and can't flat foot the WRR at the stock ride height. Balls of my feet. So unless you are really really tall I don't see having to raise it most guys are lowering it.
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Old 08-02-2008, 01:51 PM   #393
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I went and test rode one today. I got a great quote (bike, taxes, setup, freight, docs, etc) for $6600 from Adventure Motorsports in Monroe. I was tempted to do the 0/0/0 thing for 6 months and take it home. Although, I'm a cheap bastard and decided to think about it a while. The wife said I could get one at the end of the year...better not push my luck.

A couple of observations:

Ride height was perfect for me. A little high until I got on and loaded the suspension a bit. I'm 5'11" 190lbs with a 32" inseam.

The engine is rather smooth and acceleration feels linear. I put the first mile on the bike so I wasn't going to wind it out. Very snappy and nimble.

I think I'd add some risers and maybe a different bend to get the ergos just right for me. Plenty of room on the cables so I don't think a riser would warrant having to buy new brake lines.

Not very loud on the stock pipe. Until someone comes out with a real whiz-bang upgrade for this thing, I think stock is more than adequate.

Some dirt bags would be perfect for some overnight camping.

A larger tank would be nice for multi-day trips but not a necessity in my opinion.
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Old 08-02-2008, 03:30 PM   #394
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I'm hoping to find some fuel containers that can fit in the dirt bagz to extend my range a little bit. And I very well might just keep a can of fuel in the garage rather than hit the station every couple days with the bike unsure as of yet.
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:54 PM   #395
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How much did the Yama-Link drop the seat height?

[quote=pugsley]Added a couple of bits to the new toy this week,seeing as how my arse is too close to the ground,I had to do something about the seat height,so I too installed a Yama-Link.I was a bit aprehensive about doing this cos I had been told it could adversely affect the bike's handling,but after a test run of 420kays of everything from single track to slab,it all seems fine.The bike also does'nt sit at that crazy angle on the sidestand now so I am pretty happy with the result.I still have the adjustment on the shock to do any fine tuning.I also dropped the front forks about10mm to compensate for the drop in the rear.





I also purchased a Wolfman Enduro tankbag,which fits pretty nice too.....No dramas when standing on the pegs,it gives plenty of room to move.

[Hi Pugsley,

How much was the seat height reduced by installing the Yama-Link? Is it a original Yamaha part?

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Old 08-04-2008, 07:14 PM   #396
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You can get a total of two and a half inches of lowered seat
height with the factory adjustment and the Yamalink.

A few pics of mine from yesterday, now minus the grab strap!





And a couple pics of it up in the weeds



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Old 08-05-2008, 05:38 AM   #397
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A few pics of mine from yesterday, now minus the grab strap!
It's about time you got rid of that strap. It was really bothering me
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:29 PM   #398
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you would need that strap on the Dead Horse Trail in Wisconsin





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Old 08-06-2008, 03:54 PM   #399
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lowering kit

[quote=scottmac]

Anyways, thought I'd post a few pics of the bike as it
stands right now. Just got done putting the Yamalink
lowering link on it



Scott,

Have you riiden the bike hard enough to bottom out the suspention, and do the tires hit the plastic fenders?
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:09 PM   #400
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tail tidy

any1 know where i can source a tail tidy for the wrr?in australia? cheers
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:48 PM   #401
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Whats a tail tidy? Like the DRC taillight and blinker kits?
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:28 PM   #402
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The rear suspension on this bike stock is very stiff - motocross
type stiff. I'm 5'10" and 170 lbs with all my gear on. I can't get
this rear to bottom out and I've had it six feet in the air, stock
or with the Yamalink.

In my opinion its set up to race specs, so for your average,
everyday trail rider it needs to be softened up considerably.
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Old 08-07-2008, 04:08 AM   #403
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Hi All...I'm getting very close to buying a WRR---I'm liking it! (Already test rode one and loved it.)

Quick questions...

This bike does not have a tach, right? (I didn't see one anywhere on the test ride, but wasn't sure if I just wasn't using the digital display correctly!) Has that been a problem for anyone? (I'm guessing not.)

Also, does the bike have 2 tripmeters? Or just 1? (If someone could post an exact listing of panel functions, that would be great!)

Thanks,
Scott

PS - And what the heck is a "distance-compensating tripmeter?" Does that mean it makes you feel like you've traveled less than you actually have? LOL Thanks...

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Old 08-07-2008, 05:58 AM   #404
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If these bikes were available around here on a walk in basis, without having to beg someone to find one, chances are I would have broken down and gotten one by now.

The 09s are coming though.
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:56 AM   #405
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Nice write up

I just had similar experiance with my NEW XR 650L. I didnt take it apart though I just rode the Piss out of it....
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