Lisa's wr250 mods

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by LisaS, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

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    I bought my wr250x last spring. The first thing we needed to do is to lower the bike as I am only 5'2". We were able to take 5 inches off all together. Sent the forks and Spring to Go Race Suspension- they were able to get 2 inches off for me; 2 inches out of the seat, and 1 more inch with the Yama links- didn't get a lot of pics of the process on that, but here is what I have:

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  2. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

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    Next was dual sport wheels from Wheeling supply:

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    Jerry then modified my kickstand so it would adjust up and down to work with either set of wheels:

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  3. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

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    Then new bags from happy trails:

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    and I was ready to ride:
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  4. Beez

    Beez Given to fly

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    Pretty darn cool Lisa. Looks like your bike still has more ground clearance than the Strom. :thumb
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  5. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    Very cool setup :clap
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  6. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

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    Thanks Beez & Bike Pilot!

    This weekends project- installing my new Highway dirtbike bars/guards/mirrors:

    old bars & mirrors:
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    new parts to go on:
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    All naked with bars off:
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    new vs. old risers:
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    new bars & risers on:
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    the almost finished product- (just need to trim the throttle tube a bit because the throttle is sticking against the end of the new guard which did not quite install flat)
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    the new mirrors fold in behind the guards when off road!

    Next project- new IMS 3.1 gallon tank- just waiting for delivery! That extra gallon will make a huge difference!
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  7. themobb

    themobb Is this thing on???

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    Nice job Lisa!

    Stay warm,


    Lance
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  8. Rosie!

    Rosie! Little MissAdventure

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    Looking good :D
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  9. greer

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    Sharp bike!!

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  10. GsVs

    GsVs Goin' Somewhere

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    Nice photo !

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  11. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

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    Thanks everybody!

    Hi Lance:wave How's the riding in Florida? Hoping to the driveway will de-ice soon, and maybe a bit warmer weather so we can get out on the bikes soon.


    I found one more pic while answering a PM about the racks- this is after I did my first tire change all by myself (husband supervised and provided occasional third hand). I wanted something more aggressive after the bike did a flying nap in some muddy ruts- the Shinkos were just caked in the stuff, absolutely no grip, even for a few minutes after we got out of the mud. Changed to Dunlop 606's.

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  12. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

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    Before:
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    During:
    new tank waiting to go on:
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    old tank off:
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    fuel connector and electrical connector for the fuel pump:
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    fuel pump ready to go into the new tank:
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    tank back on:
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    After:
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    Took the bike out for a test ride yesterday- going uphill or anything over half throttle sputtered, lost power and seemed to be starving for fuel.
    Tore it back down today and found this:
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    seems to be fixed now, and throttles nicely in the shop, but may be a bit before another ride 'cause it is snowing again...... also the low fuel light is not coming on, but I think as long as the bike is running ok, that should not be a huge issue hopefully.....
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  13. greer

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    Glad that was a simple fix. Enjoy that bike!

    Sarah
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  14. Milosh

    Milosh Been here awhile

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    What did you do to reinforce the tail section so it'll take those bags?
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  15. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

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    just bolted the happy trails rack on- so far they seem to be doing the trick.
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  16. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

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    Thanks Sarah- we had some more winter here the past couple of days- hopefully we'll see spring soon!
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  17. dc4stroke

    dc4stroke Been here awhile

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    Nice Bike, Great Thread.
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  18. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

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    Thanks DC4stroke.

    Went out for a ride today- mostly pavement with just a bit of dirt, and no problems- plenty of power- so the tank placement issue is solved. :clap:clap:clap not sure if the low fuel indicator is working, but that is a minor issue that I can probably live with.
    Just wish the spring weather would stick- looks like more winter weather for the weekend:cry
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  19. senorvalenz

    senorvalenz n00b

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    Did you use the Happy Trail WR250R SU Rack? If so, did it fit your WR250X without alteration?

    I just recieved a prompt, polite, but not-entirely-helpful reply from Happy Trail stating that the SU rack *might* fit on my WRX, and I figured I'd check with you before risking the hassle and $$ of returning them.

    Thanks for any advice you can provide,
    Steven
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  20. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

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    Yes on the SU rack and no it did not require any alterations- the frame, rear fender, etc are identical on the X and the R. I believe the only differences between the X and the R are the wheels, gearing, and front brake disk diameter.
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