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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Sock Monkey, Apr 7, 2008.
Good job blurring your plate in all but one picture.
You can't be too safe.
I struggled with this too, couldn't find clear direction, so I raised my forks in the clamps by 3/4". My rear shock clevis is a couple threads from the bottom. I torqued it up and went for a test ride, and 3/4" felt fine, so I haven't changed it.
Rick has provided some sound advice. Sounds like 15-19mm range should work, if you lower the clevis all the way
Has anyone tried a Pirelli scorpion rally front tire on their wr250r? I'm looking for something that will handle the deep sand better than my current T63 front, can still handle sharp volcanic rock and won't melt away on the roads. Maybe I'm just to indecisive, I can't decide between the scorpion rally, scorpion pro or mt-21.
I run Pirelli Scorpion XCMH's and find them to be pretty good in southern NJ Pine Barrens sand. They are OK on road. Being a 90/10 tire full knobby, I try not to be on pavement more than I need to. No sharp rock experience, so I can not comment on that aspect.
I also run the scorpions on my WR and they work well. I'm using the scorpion pros. I'm in upstate NY most of the time and they are quite good in the wet and rocky terrain here. Not so awesome in gravel. I've put quite a few road miles on them and they seem to wear well.
Anyone ever try to true a rear brake disc? If so, how did you proceed and what worked?
I have one out about 7 thou; it works ok.but very irritating.
I recently swapped a worn out D606 for a Scorpion Rally on the front of my WR, and while I didn't get a chance to put many miiles on it before winter arrived, I definitely like it a lot. Pretty aggressive tread pattern and it hooks up really well. As long as it lasts for as many rides as a 606 on the rear, then I'll be happy.
Yes, with an adjustable wrench, and very carefully.
This is what I did for my Kawasaki. Move the wheel back and forth till you find the high spot, and mark the side it is out to and the location on the rotor. Remove the rotor and place the flat opposite side down on a known smooth surface preferably a thick glass covered counter. With a wooden/rubber/phenolic mallet tap the high spot once. Check to see if it is now flat against the glass. If not do it once more in the same spot. It will be as close to flat as you will probable get(not perfect but usable). If you miss or continue hitting it hard you will set up waves in the rotor and you might as well throw it out, because it is going to vibrate/pulse every time you brake. Good luck
I'm pretty sure pfy50 would agree with the edit.
They certainly are fun through the twisties!
I know exactly where that's at. I'm looking for a WR in OHIO.
Oh so you are sold on the WR then???? Excellent. How far are you willing to go?
I will make you the same offer I make a lot of guys looking at maybe buying a bike far away: I love road trips, comp my gas and food and I'll drive damn near anywhere and trailer it back for ya....
You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.
Probably sold on the WR. The XT's seem to be around 2.5 and up for low mileage examples. The DRZ is still a strong contender, found an E model in Copley with SM wheel set and original wheels asking 3400. I just know I will never be a woods rider, gravel and county back road gawking are my thing. I've sorta thought the WR would be overkill for my use. The WR's maintenance/durability, EFI and MPG are very attractive. Winter bike shopping has been my friend in the past as far as picking up a project to fix, ride and flip when the weather turns warm. Seasonal shopping seems to be quite different when looking for something specific. 3 inmates have pm'd me with 2 fair offers, the other not mentioning price. One in particular I will probably call when I have $ in hand.
Been using search tempest for CL within 200 miles. You are the man Meef, thanks for the offer, may take you up on it.
Disclaimer: as long as there are no pants around the ankle camping invites
Surrender to win.
I have about 600 miles on a Pirelli Scorpion Pro , and its been a love.. hate thing.
Sand is where it shines for me. Performs the best, of the tires I've tried so far. On the road, it took awhile to get used to the front squirming around in grooves etc.
Always a eternal quest for the "right tire". I've ran 606's and MT21's before this, and are probably a better all around tire for my application.
They Pirelli's do have some good reviews on them, and are priced right.
Here is the link to my thread in the Flea Market. Figured better to give it away than throw it away.
And the taillight/rear end assembly I'm selling.
If you went camping, and you woke up, and there was a condom hanging out of your butthole, would you tell anyone?