Adventure in Ohio?

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by somecallmetim, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. krumgrinder

    krumgrinder Been here awhile

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    Wow, that guy's got a badge? I thought cops were supposed to protect the public from guys like him?! What a nutter. :huh
  2. ArmyJoe

    ArmyJoe Long timer

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    I'm looking for an executive summary on changing sprockets (and chain) on the WRR. I'd to go up on both. I'm lazy when it comes to chain tightening and don't want to chew through the swing arm with the stock front. In the rear, I'm looking to give up a little top end speed for low end power.

    What combinations work well?
    Where's a good place to buy parts?
    Are any specific brands known for quality or junk?
    Anything else I should know before doing this?

    Thanks,
    Joe

    PS - I already have a SpeedoDRD, so I'm prepared for speedo / odo differences.
  3. FireDog45

    FireDog45 Mid-life crisis sufferer

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    Give me holler if you ever need an extra set of hands, it looks like a fun project
  4. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    Come over whenever...I have like 10 VW's torn apart right now. I promise I know where the keys are to all of them as well.....
  5. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    I wear a large volume, (wide & high instep) 13 and these fit me fine with a little extra room in the toebox....It looks to me like the 14s are pretty spot on.

    There is lots of room for big claves, but not HUGE calves.

    We have lots of 14 & 15 in black & white.

    $80 is a smoking deal.

    They are the part of what is left of the Yamaha A* buyout we did last year. MSRP in the Tech 3 (which is still a current boot) is $220.

    I personally do not like the buckles, but I would probably live with them if they were in my size.

    My 8 year old Sidi Crossfires are awesome & still in great condition, but they are currently right at $500 to replace..................YIKES!
  6. ruppster

    ruppster Long timer

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    I only wear 13A (sometimes B) work boots, but when I tried a pair on at IP, they were really wide for my feet. I thought the length was good. I ended up with Fox Comp 5s and wear 2 pairs of socks (1 regular, 1 MX), the Tech 3s would have required 3 or 4 pair of socks to fill. :lol3

    Edit: My findings are spot on with SCQTT's since I have narrow, low-volume(?) feet.
  7. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    I zoomed by coming home from work about 11:00PM last night, your garage door was open, lights were on, and your dog was right on the edge of the road. Too many distractions.

    Good thing you live in Morrow Co, your.........ummmm...........collection would get you in trouble in other areas.
  8. muddyrabbit

    muddyrabbit Lost Boy

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    Anyone know who's bike this is? it's always parked in the same spot next to El Arepazo restaurant in Columbus right by the State House every time i'm here.
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  9. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    Problem is I wear size 16 wide. Some 15s are tolerable,but most aren't. Even finding 15's is a problem. I have the same issue with helmets, some 2x sizes fit, and very few make a 3x. Then there's pants... About the only gear I can fit and find consistently is 2x jackets. Tall sizes are getting hard to find in those now too.

    Eh,I'll give a pair a try. Worse comes to worse I'd have to send them back or resell them. Are they on the website?
  10. bmoto54

    bmoto54 Adventurer

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    I bought that same boot last March. I'm a big guy with large calves and they didn't fit very well so I gave them to my son. Danjal we rode with you at Pete's this past spring - I was on a KTM 450 XC-W and my son on a CR250R with black plastic & custom graphics. I have to buy him new boots every 6 months not only because he outgrows them but also because he is very hard on them - he rides a couple times a week and races almost every weekend. He loves them and feels they are very comfortable but doesn't have thick lower legs. His only complaint is the buckles which are very difficult to buckle and unbuckle and become impossible without using a tool for leverage after wet muddy rides/races. I think they are heavy especially compared to the more expensive boots. The molded sole has not been a problem at all and just now the finish is starting to peel off but they get pressure washed almost once per week. Great buy for $80 even if just for back up boots.
  11. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    Yeah, I'm a bit busy trying to get ready for two show weekends in a row. I had my "new" bus on the trailer and I'm going to fetch another beetle today....


    Wasn't my dog...I'm curious who it belongs to, I've found excrement all over the place where our dogs don't go.
  12. 'Flagger

    'Flagger ..this space for rent..

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    Closeouts are typically in store only, I think. Might wish to confirm that.
  13. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    I figured they might be. Westerville is a heck of a ride for me with this chaos going on, I'll see if I can slip away for half the day sat/sun though.

    They're on the site. Alpinestar AYC. Looks like white/black and black/white are both on there.

    http://www.ironpony.com/ironponydir...ear&Class3=Offroad Boots&Class1=DIRT PRODUCTS
  14. Trapshooter

    Trapshooter Just Monkeying Around

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    Hey Dan if you are going down there let me know, I could use a pair of 14's in black.

    Dave
  15. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Rocky Mountain's Primary Drive stuff is decent at a good price point. I am currently running the gold colored chain with 14/50 gearing. My thoughts were that it would prevent chain slider wear but it looks like it is wearing about the same as with the stock sizes. I really am not noticing a tremendous amount more low end grunt even with the much bigger rear but overall I like the gearing and would run it again. I would have to look at the number of links I am running but I recall it is more than Rocky Mountain suggested for that sprocket combo... I think it is 114. I ordered the next chain size down based on their suggestion and it was too short.
  16. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    I definitely support Meef's recommendation for Rocky Mountain.

    What I run on the WR:

    47 tooth rear- 1022350055
    13 tooth front- 1021470103
    110 link chain- 1021250015
    Spare master link- 1021250021

    All that comes in under $100 so you'll "have" to buy something else to get over the free shipping threshold.
  17. mynamewasmud

    mynamewasmud Hillbilly Adventurer

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    Well here are the before and after. She will be leaving the mud ranch tomorrow at a $1000 profit.

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  18. ArmyJoe

    ArmyJoe Long timer

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    Thanks for the info.

    I'm not seeing a 14-tooth Primary Drive sprocket under WRR parts, but I did find it under ATV parts (link). Is that what you're running?
  19. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    No reason to go with the 14T, IMO.

    Doesn't protect the slider and the bigger sprockets and longer chain are heavier and will sap precious HP from the little bike.
  20. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Whoops my bad, the sprockets are SuperSprox:

    Supersprox Front Sprocket 14 Tooth - 2008 Yamaha WR250X
    Part # 1246040032

    Just looked at my order hx.