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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by ilyaon, Oct 27, 2013.
Are there any proud owners of WR250R in the South of Denver area?
Well, there's at least one in Gilpin County.
Littleton/Ken Caryl area here. That's kinda south'ish...
I ... think i've seen you around...
I'm the KTM 525.
I've seen a few around Denver, they're around.
Thank you for reply Luke308.
This season is my first year on WR250R. During upcomming winter I'll plan to do some upgrades to the bike. Therefore, could you share, what tires do you use on your WR250R?
I ride mostly at Rampart area, street riding is very limited.
I'm currently using Shinko 244's front and rear. They're inexpensive and are a pretty decent 50/50 tire. Before the 244's I ran a set of D606's which are good tires and I had no complaints with them. My next set of tires will probably be a D606 rear and a MT21 front.
Here's what the D606's look like:
Don't have a very good picture of the 244's...
So do only people in certain areas get to answer your question?
I use a trials tire on my WR, MT43. It does really well on rocky, rough terrain, less so in sand. Lots of people ride with trials tires around here. And I've ridden mine plenty on the street, and it's wearing well.
No, I welcome everyones input. I'm new to dirt/trail riding. So I appreciate any information. It just some people use WR250R to commute and I'm interested in off road riding, particularly in Rampart area.
Also, it would be nice to know someone nearby with the same bike, in order to learn from (if they willing to share).
Do you order the tires on line or go to the store?
Thank you Luke308
So, same question to you. Do you order tires online or go to the store?
That's the tire combo I run on my 525. Not great in any situation... there's better off-road tires out there, and there's tires that do better on the street (606 is loooouuuddd), but that 606/MT21 is a solid and predictable combination in most situations you'll find yourself in on a bike like that.
I spend a lot of time out at Rampart in the summer, and my bike is my primary transportation.
Usually Performance on Broadway. They stock 'em. Don't have to deal with shipping, just the fee$ that colorado tacks on.
I usually order online and put them on myself. I decide what I want, then start doing searches for pricing. I've often found that Motorcycle Superstore has good tire sales. And call Performance Cycle in Denver or Apex in Colorado Springs. They have good pricing, too.
If you're new to riding off road, I'd recommend checking out Hilslamer's thread on putting together a tool kit. You'll find it here, and it's what I based my toolkit on. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262998
I don't have a WR250R nor live in South Denver. I ll be buying a WR this winter to wrench on and get dialed for riding in the desert this coming spring. While no one bike is perfect, the WR appears to be an excellent all a rounder for riding in the Rockies. My DR is going to be jealous.
I had a WRR that I used to ride from Conifer to Rampart, then ride a 30 mile ST loop, and ride back. Ran 606s for a while but wanted a more aggressive setup. Ran a MT43 on the rear and a Pirelli Scorpion Pro on the front. This is a good setup for someone wanting DOT tires that are really good offroad. (Obviously at the expense of tarmac performance)
Thank you for suggestion. That's actually, was my next question. Are you reading peoples mind? :huh
Nope. But that was one of the first things I started putting together. Although I often ride with other people, I don't always and I don't want to get stuck somewhere without being able to do at least basic repairs. And if you don't know how to change innertubes, that's one of the first things to master. I have 4 tire irons I take with me. Two short and two long. The long ones have better leverage. I'm a huge fan of Motion Pro tools. Well-made and last a long time. Really like the Aerostich mini compressor and not a fan of tire goo. Motion Pro makes a dual purpose tire lever with a hex head wrench. These are good to have as an axle wrench, which you'll need for changing a rear tire. http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/33852/i/motion-pro-t6-tire-lever?WT.ac=SLIsearch 27mm. I really like Tim's list a lot.
Have anybody switched the sprockets on their WR250R?
Especially with application to Rampart trail riding?
I've seen several posts here, at wr250rforum, and thumpertalk.com, but I'm interested if someone local done that and what was their impressions?
I put a 48 on the rear of my WRR, stock front PLUS a new chain, stock chain is too short for the 48. Works perfect for rampart and you can still buzz highway in 6th gear at 70. I run my bike in the pipe were it is happy, you wont hurt those bikes they love RPMs. I also run hedinu k60s work awesome in the rear need to figure out a better tire on the front. But I ride true 50/50 I will ride to the trails then home, I can trailer but that's not why I bought the little blue mule ive got a YZ250 for that. Im in Arvada with a WRR with all the extras hit me up if you want my 2 cents on what I like done a few things twice and only had it for 4 months.
47/13 here. And when you change the sprockets, get a new chain
Thanks. What chain do you use with 47/13 (any paticular brand?)?
With low sprocket did you have replace chain guide?