WRR: One Moto. One Dude. One Love

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by simonpig, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. simonpig

    simonpig droppin' jewels

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    So I just bought another WRR to replace my first one which goes to show you how much I like this bike. The first had about 22K on it before it was stolen and halfway into ownership, I alway wanted to do a thread to document my experiences with it as well as the rides I've taken it on; it's my main ADV bike and one I plan to keep indefinitely.

    I know theres the mega thread, but well, it's mega. And I hate creating new thread for questions or opinions that I can't find through ADV or the interweb.




    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Modifications

    Ride Reports

    2013

    2014

    2015
    2016
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  2. Jacl-Kampuchea

    Jacl-Kampuchea Booze Merchant

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    250 - 450??

    And why is it the one?
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  3. simonpig

    simonpig droppin' jewels

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    Sorry forgot to elaborate, its a Yamaha WR250R Dual Sport model.

    Its the one because it's style and substance. It's got a work smart play hard philosophy that makes sense to me.

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  4. simonpig

    simonpig droppin' jewels

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    To start the new chapter of WRR (the 2nd), I must pay respects to
    WRR (the 1st).

    aaand… roll the highlight reel:

    Back in day (aka '10) before plastic surgery. Riding with my lady.

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    Then I did some plastic surgery and took it to the Berkshires 2-day ('10). This was a tough ride.

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    Getting jiggy on the trails

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    Dirty Dabbers ('11) again… must do ride for east coast. Notice Phase 2 plastic surgery.

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    Running errands in jungle. Notice some rhinoplasty on the beak. WRR loves face lifts.

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    Setting off for TAT 2011: Going for Broke Edition

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    Getting high

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    Getting clothelined

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    Getting jumped

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    Bro'ing down

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    And then it ended…
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  5. simonpig

    simonpig droppin' jewels

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    Thanks Roland, I really like this bike too. :clap
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  6. simonpig

    simonpig droppin' jewels

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    This past winter, I went through all the possibilities for a new bike. I thought about a GasGas 300 2t, or maybe KTM 150 2t. Or how about new KTM 350 exc. No KTM 250 xcf-w.

    I was maybe looking for a bike that would do everything I aspired but decided to limit my scope to ADV, and wider single track. I really was angling for a street titled 250XC-F. For singletrack, and motocross.

    You see, I was coming off the high of riding MX as during 4th of July weekend '12, I took the WRR to the MX track with my Go Race Suspension. The more I did it, the more hooked I got and the higher I flew bike... until during the middle of the afternoon, I crashed landed nose low at the tail end of a 30 ft tabletop jump.

    At Club MX in L.I.

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    With my homey and his CRF450R

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    Later found out I broke my shoulder, so that was the end of riding for 2012. Over Labor Day Weekend, the bike was lifted under the cover of dusk - thats NYC for you.

    Had a lot of time to think about next bikes, and after entertaining all these aspirational ideas of moto and race bikes, it led me back to the WRR. I figured if I really was going to do moto, it would make sense to have a dedicated bike for the job - I think that was the main reason I crashed because I was pushing the WRR to the edge of its capabilities, and not prepping the bike by dialing up compression damping, removing the side stand, etc.

    So I looked high and low and eventually found one at the far end of Long Island this past January. Promptly rented a ziptruck to go pick it up.

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  7. simonpig

    simonpig droppin' jewels

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    Anyone know what size this bolt is? Going through the bike, I discovered the brake switch housing is cracked.

    I put out an order on an OEM Bikebandit, but they are currently backordered, so I'm thinking to use a hydraulic switch from DRC. Need to have the bike ready and inspected for the upcoming BBA ride in 2.5 weeks.

    Is it an M10 x 1.25?


    (UPDATE): Dug around and found the answer

    Nissin Master Cylinders / Calipers are M10 x 1.25
    Brembo Cylinders / Calipers are M10 x 1.0

    Think I'm gonna pick up this one from Bajadesigns:
    http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDetail?ItemNumber=120104
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  8. simonpig

    simonpig droppin' jewels

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    Seeing some nip and tuck in it's future…

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  9. crypto666

    crypto666 Long timer

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    Yikes! I read the one caption as "My honey on his...." not "My homey on his..."

    I was confused and thought this might be an NBA thread.
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  10. EEKAMOUSE

    EEKAMOUSE Been here awhile

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    Live the new light what is it a wr450f or what need a write up on that plz
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  11. EEKAMOUSE

    EEKAMOUSE Been here awhile

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    Love damn auto correct
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  12. simonpig

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    The vine swings one way…

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  13. simonpig

    simonpig droppin' jewels

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    Yep, thats the wr450f headlight with single HID set-up and matching fender. I've already installed it, but I can show you how it was mounted. Not hard to do at all really. I'm not a fan of the stock WR looks as evidenced by all these facelifts. Pictures to come.

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  14. EEKAMOUSE

    EEKAMOUSE Been here awhile

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    Thanks Simon that's on my to do list hate the stock wr light too now I just need to source a wr450f cowl and light bet its going to be expensive uuuggghh
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  15. bigfishs

    bigfishs Adventurer

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    Where abouts in the berkshires did you go riding? Im in albany NY and looking for places to go.
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  16. simonpig

    simonpig droppin' jewels

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    I'm doing the Berkshires Big Adventure taking place 5/18-19. You should check it out if you haven't already.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=854192

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  17. simonpig

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    New YZ fender and WR Headlight.

    The top mounting points line up with existing mount bracket. I just needed to used a longer bolt and shim it about an inch on both side using some plastic spacers and a longer m6 bolt.

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    For the bottom mounting points, I had to make a bracket from a thick poly that spans the 2 stock mounting locations. Then drilled 2 additional holes and ziptied it to the holes on the cowling.

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    As you can see the YZ fender needs spacers to bridge the gap on the front (approximately 3/8") bolts as well as the rear.

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    I angled the spacers on the rear to roughly follow the angle of the fender.

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  18. bigfishs

    bigfishs Adventurer

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    Nice work and thanks for the info.
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  19. EEKAMOUSE

    EEKAMOUSE Been here awhile

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    Hey thx Simon very nice
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  20. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    People seem to love these little pop pop bikes,what do you call them...250's?
    Ive ridden one,they weigh only a bit more then my 530 and make how much power?

    Im addicted to the 4th gear wheelies and perfect suspension right out of the box on the KTM's,but that IS a darn cute little bike you have there.
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