WR250R building before RTW

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  1. CJ

    CJ Wheelin' & Dealin'

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    Picked up my new ride, the bike that I plan to ride around the world. My best mate and I will be departing October (ish) from now until then we will be modding our bikes to get them ready for the trip.

    EDIT Thurs May14 2015 : HERE is why I chose the WRR

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  2. Fiftygrit

    Fiftygrit Been here awhile

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    Have fun, really like mine, kind of miss my Harley, NOT hahaha they are just so much fun, cheer`s
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  3. CJ

    CJ Wheelin' & Dealin'

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    Cheers, It's a fun bike, WAY different than my KLR... its hard not to ride it like a hooligan!
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  4. nortoncat

    nortoncat Been here awhile

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    Love mine! Get a windscreen for slab-miles. I wish I had one yesterday when I was on the highway!
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  5. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Subscribed! I just got a KTM690, but if I was planning a trip like that, I'd probably take the WRR, just because of dumb reliability. If it had more power, I wouldn't have bought the 690. Its a great bike
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  6. CJ

    CJ Wheelin' & Dealin'

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    Nortoncat: we have been sponsored by Britannia Composites, I am dropping my bike off at his shop so he can do the prototype work on his new Lynx R fairing to fit the WR's, I will post pictures soon! its going to look awesome!


    levian: We have spent more hours then I would like to admit trying to find the perfect bike... which there doesn't seem to be. I LOVE the 690 but after doing a pro/con list the WR seemed like the right choice. The only draw back it has is the lack of power, otherwise it is the perfect bike. We will be doing power and gearing upgrades so hopefully we can make it a little better suited to carry us.

    If we hate our little WR's because they are too gutless than we may be making a stop at the CCM factory to buy 450 adventures after we watch the Isle of man TT.
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  7. HH

    HH Hurricane Harry

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    Why does everyone go RTW? Why cant somebody do something different like ride to the moon:D

    Seriously you picked a good bike. I will be following along for sure:lurk
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  8. henrymartin

    henrymartin Mr. Tourguide no more.

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    Congrats! I have Ian's original Lynx on mine, and love every ride with it.

    May I suggest Motoracks (adv member) for side racks, and seat concepts for a seat mod?

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  9. Sean-0

    Sean-0 straya carnt

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    So is it a race around the world? .....if not you can do it on a 50cc scooter .....youll be happy with the wrr light and enough grunt to get you right into trouble ...have fun

    Sent from my SM-G900I
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  10. CJ

    CJ Wheelin' & Dealin'

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    If I could get my WR to the moon that would be my first choice of trip!! RTM!! I just don't quite have the resources to make it happen imagine the hang time you could get.


    HenryMartin: nice looking cycle! Thanks for the tips, I will add them to the list of parts that need to be researched. I have heard good things about those seats.
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  11. CJ

    CJ Wheelin' & Dealin'

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    Bike is now in the hands of a wizard.

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  12. sharkmotorcycle

    sharkmotorcycle Been here awhile

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    Very nice bike & all the very best for your planned trip.

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  13. CopaMundial

    CopaMundial Wow, that broke easy

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    Or THROUGH the world even.
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  14. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    Looks like a good bike man. If I can offer a few thoughts I learned on the way..

    1. You won't get it wright the first time. The bike will always be changing. Usually for the better as you learn what you actually need and don't need.

    2. Vibration is the biggest problem you will have. No matter how strong its built now, vibration will find failure points while you are riding rtw. Look for electrical wires that might be vibrating against the frame or are able to move just just before a connection. If it can move, it will break.

    Good luck and have fun. Great choice of bike. Looking forward to seeing you roost the world :freaky
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  15. HH

    HH Hurricane Harry

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    I've ridden with the wizard, great guy he is

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  16. CJ

    CJ Wheelin' & Dealin'

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    Cheers Noah! you are a huge inspiration for this trip so excuse us if we copy some of your style, and it's possible your private message box may be spammed with HELP! messages from us. :beer

    I am looking forward to the bikes evolution, should be interesting.
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  17. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Good luck, have fun!
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  18. henrymartin

    henrymartin Mr. Tourguide no more.

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    Thanks.

    You will appreciate the sliding windshield on the Lynx once you start moving. It makes a huge difference.
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  19. scarygary

    scarygary Drawing blanks

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    I take it the upshot of this is that the Wizz is going to make a kit for the WR.. that will be available to mere mortals?
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  20. CJ

    CJ Wheelin' & Dealin'

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    Thats the plan... I don't want to make promises on his behalf but I think that it'll be likely!
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