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Old 10-05-2009, 11:49 AM   #7576
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A better way than smacking your tire up against a telephone pole would be to actually loosen everything up front - axle nut, triple clamps, etc., and then just wiggle everything back to center and re-tighten.
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:50 AM   #7577
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Hey, I'm thinking fast and dirty, baby!

...but yeah, I agree that loosening everything is more appropriate.

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A better way than smacking your tire up against a telephone pole would be to actually loosen everything up front - axle nut, triple clamps, etc., and then just wiggle everything back to center and re-tighten.
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:57 AM   #7578
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Thanks Pax, and Fast.

I'm tough on stuff...like with the tire change and the tube.

I'm looking at the bars online now. I guess I have to change out all the switchgear if I go with a bigger bar...and are my HotGrips a thing of the past?
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:03 PM   #7579
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Thanks Pax, and Fast.

I'm tough on stuff...like with the tire change and the tube.

I'm looking at the bars online now. I guess I have to change out all the switchgear if I go with a bigger bar...and are my HotGrips a thing of the past?
No need to switch grips/perches going to bigger diameter bars - they're tapered. Your stock stuff will cross over
easily, you'll just need larger diameter clamps.
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:18 PM   #7580
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No need to switch grips/perches going to bigger diameter bars - they're tapered. Your stock stuff will cross over
easily, you'll just need larger diameter clamps.
Hence the name I say, laughing at myself.

That's a relief. OK, cool. So if I order the Pro-Tapers I need to still buy the replacement 7/8 (Left) grip--if I can't get it off by insulating and heating it.
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:21 PM   #7581
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Hence the name I say, laughing at myself.

That's a relief. OK, cool. So if I order the Pro-Tapers I need to still buy the replacement 7/8 (Left) grip--if I can't get it off by insulating and heating it.
I dunno about heated grips but the air compressor trick is great for getting even glued on grips off cleanly and ready for re-use.
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:24 PM   #7582
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Just something to think about . . . if the bars are strong enough to NOT bend . . . what else will?

I'd rather replace a cheap set of bars than a triple clamp and a couple forks. Just sayin'
I agree with Pax. The next thing that will happen is that the forks will spin in the triple clamps. I would defiantly say that you should loosen everything up before you try to straighten it out.
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:49 PM   #7583
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I dunno about heated grips but the air compressor trick is great for getting even glued on grips off cleanly and ready for re-use.
Hhhmm....not me. I don't re-use old grips (anymore), regardless of their condition. Let's just say I learned that the hard way during a Trials event.

Grips are relatively cheap. I like em TIGHT. I don't like grips coming loose and twisting around or off the bar. And that always seems to happen whenever I re-used a grip that had been on a bar previously....no matter how much glue I applied.

Keep in mind....I do exert a LOT of bar pressure through my hands when I'm holding traction or maintaining my line thru the loose stuff. So, I tend to punish (torque) my grips more than most.

Can't speak to the special Hot-Grips setup. I've not used those before. But I have used the heat panels placed beneath regular grips. They fishsizzle indeed! Was going to put some on R² but just use heated gloves instead (& heated vest, pants, & socks!!!) due to the massive 350 watt alternator onboard.

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Old 10-05-2009, 12:54 PM   #7584
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Good stuff HF.

Ordering some new hardware. And all things being equal for me...no experience with non stock bars...I'm going to order the Henry/Reed bend to the pro-tapers and a set of mounts.

I'll look at the front end tonight.

Damn it was fun though. I should order a new helmet too--two major hits means new lid.
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Old 10-05-2009, 01:49 PM   #7585
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dual-sports & turkey runs

hey folks,

anybody using their wrr to ride dual-sports and/or turkey runs? how's it working out? i know the wrr's not an enduro...but does it come close?

thanks in advance!

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Old 10-05-2009, 02:27 PM   #7586
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Hhhmm....not me. I don't re-use old grips (anymore), regardless of their condition. Let's just say I learned that the hard way during a Trials event.

Grips are relatively cheap. I like em TIGHT. I don't like grips coming loose and twisting around or off the bar. And that always seems to happen whenever I re-used a grip that had been on a bar previously....no matter how much glue I applied.

Keep in mind....I do exert a LOT of bar pressure through my hands when I'm holding traction or maintaining my line thru the loose stuff. So, I tend to punish (torque) my grips more than most.

Can't speak to the special Hot-Grips setup. I've not used those before. But I have used the heat panels placed beneath regular grips. They fishsizzle indeed! Was going to put some on R˛ but just use heated gloves instead (& heated vest, pants, & socks!!!) due to the massive 350 watt alternator onboard.

HF
I tend to go with new grips too but have gotten away with re-using grips before. I have had good luck with honda grip glue and always cleaned the old grips with denatured alc to get the old glue out before re-use.

I had one of those hard way moments on my BMX when I was young. That is when I stopped using hairspray to put grips on.
Moisture got back in and loosened a grip- mid jump, grip in hand but not on bar....ouch.
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Old 10-05-2009, 02:33 PM   #7587
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I've used mine and it's very nice. Sounds like you know the bike's few shortcomings in certain uses, and I presume you'll have no issues. Heck, I did a 90 mile nasty desert race on mine once, but that's a whole other thread!

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hey folks,

anybody using their wrr to ride dual-sports and/or turkey runs? how's it working out? i know the wrr's not an enduro...but does it come close?

thanks in advance!

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Old 10-05-2009, 02:36 PM   #7588
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hey folks,

anybody using their wrr to ride dual-sports and/or turkey runs? how's it working out? i know the wrr's not an enduro...but does it come close?

thanks in advance!

jamie
I'm doing the Sandblast Rally with mine in February and plan to spend most of next summer on DS rides and RallyMoto events.
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Old 10-05-2009, 02:59 PM   #7589
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I'm doing the Sandblast Rally with mine in February and plan to spend most of next summer on DS rides and RallyMoto events.
Hey cool! I just went to Black River Rally (tm) with friends. They raced, I watched. I was thinking about doing Sandblast as well. The WR/R hangs it out in the turns pretty nicely



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Old 10-05-2009, 03:44 PM   #7590
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MoBill - thanks for the thumbs up on my WRR touring rig. I'm really happy with the results and looking forward to more epic rides out west.

Renthal FatBars are excellent - they will take a serious beating. They offer lots of different bends. Their website is very helpful in terms of figuring out which bend to choose. http://www.renthal.com/File/product2.asp
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