ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-07-2008, 06:48 PM   #616
Gargoyle
Trail Jester
 
Gargoyle's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: upstate NY, USA
Oddometer: 1,144
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rusty Rocket
Some guy is gonna let me try his if we can ever make the schedules work.
Hmmmmmm ... I wonder who that might be
__________________
'11 Husaberg FE570S
'12 KTM 990
'13 Husaberg FE350
Berkshire Trail Riders on Facebook or follow me on Twitter
Gargoyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2008, 07:06 PM   #617
cyborg
Potius Sero Quam Numquam
 
cyborg's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: Pacific NorthWet
Oddometer: 4,935
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rusty Rocket
Thanks for doing this HF and Krab's. This is what I've really been looking for to help me decide.
I agree, great writeups so far by HF and Krab.
Looking forward to "the rest of the story".
cyborg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2008, 07:18 PM   #618
Fast1
Twisted Throttle
 
Fast1's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Bridge over Troubled Water
Oddometer: 1,802
Cyborg,

Has the dust accumulated on the RXV to the point that you don't know what color it is anymore? Seems the little WR has offered up allot of fun for you.
Fast1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2008, 07:32 PM   #619
cyborg
Potius Sero Quam Numquam
 
cyborg's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: Pacific NorthWet
Oddometer: 4,935
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fast55
Cyborg,
Has the dust accumulated on the RXV to the point that you don't know what color it is anymore? Seems the little WR has offered up allot of fun for you.
No way, but the RXV still does have mud in places I have to take it apart to get too... I ride the RXV whenever I can. No comparing the thrill from that beastie to anything else! Even the KTM990S seems mild in comparision.

Haven't really put that many miles on the WRR, just broke it in quick and punished it right away I really like the bike a lot and agree this is one great dual-sport bike you could seriously ride a LONG ways on in comfort, way farther than the RXV for example, with no problems, as Stormsearcher has more than amply demonstrated! The great fuel mileage rocks too! No 450 will ever get that.

The WRR is really the wife's bike, her learning-to-ride bike and it's a great one for that, very good starting and throttle manners due to the EFI. I'd be tempted to buy another WRR just to ride with her at the same milder pace, since I really like it too! We traded her KLX250S in on the WR250R and been much happier with the WRR.

Not that the WRR can't be ridden at a fast pace, believe me it can as HF will no doubt show us, great suspension.

cyborg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2008, 07:51 PM   #620
cyborg
Potius Sero Quam Numquam
 
cyborg's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: Pacific NorthWet
Oddometer: 4,935
If you guys haven't looked at Stormsearcher's Ride Report, that's an endorsement for the WRR if there ever was one!

Here's a few from his Photobucket pics





Man that's one LOADED WRR!!!

s
cyborg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2008, 08:15 PM   #621
Fast1
Twisted Throttle
 
Fast1's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Bridge over Troubled Water
Oddometer: 1,802
That last photo appears to show 20 Liter fuel jugs on each side??

What range would you have with 40 ltrs plus stock tank of petro?
Fast1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2008, 08:37 PM   #622
scottmac
Beastly Adventurer
 
scottmac's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: La Selva Beach, CA.
Oddometer: 1,489
I don't know if anybody has posted this up over here on ADV.

How about a WRX that puts out around 54 hp???

Looks like there's a new turbo kit that should start becoming
available in November.

Here's the link to the thread on TT where its being discussed.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=697985







scottmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2008, 08:50 PM   #623
cyborg
Potius Sero Quam Numquam
 
cyborg's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: Pacific NorthWet
Oddometer: 4,935
Damn! Turbo WRX, wild!!

(hey wait Subaru does a Turbo WRX too...)

Interesting excersise, but you could just buy an Aprilia SXV 550 SuperMoto and get 70hp with no turbo and less weight

Still, super cool! I love it when riders do the crazy specials.
cyborg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2008, 09:21 PM   #624
wickedsprint
Banned
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: USA
Oddometer: 2,386
Quote:
Originally Posted by cyborg
but you could just buy an Aprilia SXV 550 SuperMoto and get 70hp with no turbo and less weight

Still, super cool! I love it when riders do the crazy specials.

I would venture that perhaps the yamaha is still less likely to grenade :)
wickedsprint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2008, 09:23 PM   #625
tbirdsp
REMF
 
tbirdsp's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2002
Location: Nebraska
Oddometer: 8,657
Quote:
Originally Posted by wickedsprint
I would venture that perhaps the yamaha is still less likely to grenade :)
__________________
Mike S.
'09 Bonneville Black, '05 KLR650
AMA MSTA
http://www.reddeliciousband.com
tbirdsp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2008, 09:56 PM   #626
cyborg
Potius Sero Quam Numquam
 
cyborg's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: Pacific NorthWet
Oddometer: 4,935
Quote:
Originally Posted by wickedsprint
I would venture that perhaps the yamaha is still less likely to grenade :)
Yes I know, the common rumors of Aprilia's... but mine has 6000 miles on it of hard livin', dirt, mud, snow, water, and sand high revin', never done anything to the engine except oil and filters and basic service, not even a valve check yet. Still wheelies in 4th on throttle and gives big grins.

Will the WRR far outlast it? Yes, I'm pretty sure of that. Different animals.
cyborg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2008, 11:15 PM   #627
stormsearcher
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: blue mountains, nsw, australia
Oddometer: 970
turbo

tx cyborb fer the turbo link. am getting one i think.just fer kicks.lil wrr with turbo. love the idea.
stormsearcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2008, 06:05 AM   #628
wickedsprint
Banned
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: USA
Oddometer: 2,386
I think they could do something more elegant with the charge tube though, but I'm sure the final product won't look like that 100%
wickedsprint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2008, 11:31 AM   #629
cyborg
Potius Sero Quam Numquam
 
cyborg's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: Pacific NorthWet
Oddometer: 4,935
Quote:
Originally Posted by stormsearcher
tx cyborb fer the turbo link. am getting one i think.just fer kicks.lil wrr with turbo. love the idea.
scottmac posted the turbo link, thanks scottmac! , but yeah I thinks it's a wild idea!
cyborg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2008, 03:08 PM   #630
MiamiMotorcyclist
used to be -MiamiUly
 
MiamiMotorcyclist's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Miami, Fl.
Oddometer: 1,856
I may be crazy

Damnit, I found a new 08 WR250r at a dealer near me.
(Not to mention the 09 that will be coming to a closer dealer any day now.)

The guy said he was looking right at the 08 WRR so unless he was looking at a dirtbike....

Anyway, I may ride up there tomorrow on the Uly, title in hand, and see what happens.

If I were to trade a bike towards the WR, it SHOULD be my zx10r.

But that bike still has my heart, so it would have to be the Uly which I also like A LOT.

I use the uly for around town stuff and "off road" so it may not be that crazy (I keep telling myself.) Then I think of how nice a ride the uly would be long distance if I added the bags. Fuel range is a little limited though...

I wish there were more places to use the WRR around here but I really wished I had a WR or KTM EXC the other day when I met up with some inmates.

I turned back with the Vstrom and BMW after one long water crossing/ puddle. It was easier the 2nd time on way back though. Still, I was a bit skeered of my exhaust being underwater that long.

The other guys kept going and said there were even deeper crossings that day.

About 70 or 80 miles to get to this area for me. I think it would be okay on the WRR, it would keep me from speeding on the way out.




If the dealer is anxious to move the bike and is fair on trade, I just might have to say WTF and do it.

Seems crazy to trade a big bike for a small one but I think the combo of big scooter and awesome dual sport would make me happy.
I can always throw bags on the 10r or even the WRR from what I see here.
__________________
Okay it's a sportbike... but riding is not a sport, it's a necessity. Same goes for the Dual Sport.
MiamiMotorcyclist is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 08:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014