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Old 10-14-2008, 03:59 PM   #796
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One of the things that stokes me the most about
this bike is you can ride it hard, just bring it
home and park it in the garage and it's ready to
go the next day.
What garage?
I keep mine in my shed... lol.
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:35 PM   #797
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I wonder if that was done on purpose to provide a heat sink for the fuel pump when out of usable fuel.
What a clever thought! You could be right.

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A simpler and more accurate method would be, run the bike until it quits, add one gallon, run the bike until it quits again. Is it possible that's what they did?
No.

To be fair, they also recorded high/low/average mileage for their test, so the one gallon stunt was not the only measure of mileage. The results were:
250 Rebel 70/54/64
WR250R 68/54/64
Ninja 250 61/51/56
DRZ400SM 60/45/51

So the Yamaha was the clear mileage winner, but the Suzuki was the bike the testers preferred as a commuter. Surprisingly, the Kawasaki was the bike people complained about as "buzzy." A tester talked about hitting the shift lever for the Suzuki's non existent 6th gear. And they described the WR as "astoundingly smooth at 72 mph or so."

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I was just wondering abou the reliability of the WRR?
We won't know for sure for a few years, but on paper there is no reason to believe the WRR won't be a 100,000 mile engine. The engine operates at a conservative piston speed in spite of the high rpm, and the pieces have already been proven on Yamaha's R1.
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:46 AM   #798
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I've had mine for about 3 months also, mostly off-road on really rough demanding trails. No problems at all. On thumpertalk the only problem I've seen is one guy who had clutch problems after using his WRR to drag firewood around his yard. No kidding.
Love that...
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:49 AM   #799
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It was fallen trees as in logs not just firewood ;p
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:52 AM   #800
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I see flatlands skidplate listed in this thread...but didn't drill the link. Anyone? Online search might be limited by the pipeline here...dunno.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:36 AM   #801
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I've had mine for seven months now.

It sat all through July while I was nursing a broken leg
but I've got a little over 3500 miles on mine to date.

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Wow! 3,500 miles already - that's impressive!

Thanks for the feedback guys. I'd still love to hear it if either someone makes it to 10,000 miles with no major problems or has a major problem :)

Hoping for the best for you!

Rick
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:39 AM   #802
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Cyborg I did make it to Woodinville, Wa for a couple weeks but was insanely busy the whole time.

I saw a guy just down the road from me with a WR250R and always wondered if that was you. It was off Maltby road - only 1/2 a mile from where I was staying.

So who wins the reliability marathon between the Ape and the WRR?

Ricky
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:59 PM   #803
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Wow! 3,500 miles already - that's impressive!

Thanks for the feedback guys. I'd still love to hear it if either someone makes it to 10,000 miles with no major problems or has a major problem :)

Hoping for the best for you!

Rick
Just for you......http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=390890
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:06 PM   #804
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Wow! 3,500 miles already - that's impressive!

Thanks for the feedback guys. I'd still love to hear it if either someone makes it to 10,000 miles with no major problems or has a major problem :)

Hoping for the best for you!

Rick

3800 miles in 2 months on mine. No break downs yet (knock, knock). Almost time for back tire though.
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:15 PM   #805
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I see flatlands skidplate listed in this thread...but didn't drill the link. Anyone? Online search might be limited by the pipeline here...dunno.
Just put mine on last week, very nicely done. Great Fit!



http://www.flatlandracing.com/
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:24 PM   #806
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No break downs yet (knock, knock).
Need to use a higher octane fuel?
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:37 PM   #807
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Just put mine on last week, very nicely done. Great Fit!



http://www.flatlandracing.com/

LOL, that link should be a no-brainer. I'll save it for home...not working for some reason here...that is not uncommon...thanks for posting it.
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:22 PM   #808
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Need to use a higher octane fuel?
always! 91min. rec. I have always used 93.
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:41 PM   #809
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Skid plates are an essential add on IMHO.

But, I am really pleased that I put on a better set of pegs.





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Old 10-15-2008, 05:48 PM   #810
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Cyborg I did make it to Woodinville, Wa for a couple weeks but was insanely busy the whole time.

I saw a guy just down the road from me with a WR250R and always wondered if that was you. It was off Maltby road - only 1/2 a mile from where I was staying.

So who wins the reliability marathon between the Ape and the WRR?
Ricky
Could have been. Dude you were within a 1/2 mile of my house since I live on Maltby, no excuse not to come by.....
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