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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Sock Monkey, Apr 7, 2008.
Both work, thanks
A ride with some mates in South East Queensland, Australia.
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I think you mean to say "make it an R"
You have at least three choices:
1. I own an x and purchased a set of stock R wheels for $500 with a front brake assembly (lever, hose, calliper, etc.)
This is a 30 minute swap over. I haven't sold the X wheels yet. The stock R rear sprocket is 1 t bigger, but the chains for both bikes are the same.
2. just buy a 21" front wheel, maybe a warp 9 w/ the bigger x rotor included, and swap out rear tire, change or do not change gearing
3. Buy a new wheel set from Warp 9 or get a better quality set and use those. These will include rotors and sprockets. $700-1500
Most change gearing anyway
Mine came with the Cycra Composite Probend guards. They don't have the aluminum bar in the back and are all plastic. I really like them, but I don't see many people using them. I probably would not know about them if I did not already have them. They seem really strong and of course won't bend easily.
That looks like a tough hill. It does not look that steep in the video until the guy tries to walk the bike back down. :eek1
Steep as, say... Iron Gap???
The D606 front tire on my WR-R has started - as they all do - to cup on the middle-out knobs. On other tires that don't have a defined rotation direction I've flipped them around to get more life from the tire, but due to the tread pattern I haven't tried this on the D606 cuz I'm afraid it'll handle funny.
Has anybody done this? If so, is there a noticeable difference in performance?
Taken just now...
I turned my last 606 front around and ran it until it was worn out completely. I didn't have issues doing that. YMMV
Some say the 606 front runs better when mounted backwards!
I have never tried it.
Yea but Iron Gap was like rock steps. The video at least looked like something that would be easy to ride up on a motorcycle.
Thanks for the info... I'll be trying it!
Looky what the WRR got today:
Seat Concepts, carbon pattern material, for WR250R
Best upgrade I got for my bike so far... you'll love it on those long hauls
Speaking of Seat Concepts... I'd like to lower my ass another inch. Has anyone installed the low seat and regretted it? If so, why?
I have the regular height seat concepts that I use for road trips and a low corbin that I use for trail riding that I like.
I know that didn't answer your question but just some fyi.
I flipped my front D606 and rode it for another 1,000 Kms before I replaced it with a new tire. I never really noticed any issues with regard to handling. I keep the tire pressure around 18-20 psi. Worked great.
I've had this same issue but now I've ran much higher air pressure and I still haven't seen any cupping like that on this one. When trail riding I do air down but on long Tarmac rides I air up around 30-35psi and have no issues like before running 22-25psi
This will be the first time in 10k miles I'll get two rear D606s to one front!!
Decision made.......parting out the Yamaha WR250R....it's too tired to rebuild and I'm ready for a change of mounts....
Last night my local shop, All American KTM, offered me a smokin' deal on a 2012 KTM 350 XCW to blow out their 2012 inventory.....I've been dealing with these guys for many years/bikes and I appreciate the deal they offered me....pretty charged up about the XCW version vs. the EXC (street) version......the XCW series is ready to rock out of the gate with off road gearing/off road ecu mapping/headlight/slim tail light rather than big street legal junk.....I'll take it over to AZ., add a $40 brake light switch for the rear light, and presto....street legal in AZ.
Chilly raves about it.......that's good enough for me: http://www.enduro360.com/2012/10/18/products-tested/2013-ktm-350exc-first-review/
I'm heading out tomorrow morning to scout for the 2013 "CORE 4 Kids" fundraiser (I'd love to see a bunch of you there in March!): http://crawdadoffroadevents.com/core-calendar/view/87
I have a couple of local buddies who bought WR's based on my input......so I'm giving them first shot at the farkle stuff......I'll post up whatever is left in the coming weeks.......
It's been a good ride.....both the bike and this thread.....see ya out there!