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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Sock Monkey, Apr 7, 2008.
Looks like you've been riding that thing backwards...
Give us a break.................... We have Fire. What are .... Trees?
Here's a pic of my 'new to bike' topcase. I used it with my Tiger and it's also fitting nicely on the WRR. As this is my daily driver, most of what I use the topcase for is groceries :) Fits 3 large plastic bags up in there
When touring I use the topcase for all my bulky, yet light stuff: sleeping bag, pad, cot, and tent. This means I don't have to bring a duffel. Also since I got this up there, I'll be able to go with the smaller Wolfman panniers, rather than the Rocky Mountains. I'll be mounting a 1 & 1/2 gallon Kolpin up on top as well.
I assume you take it off when you ride off road? I can only imagine dropping it in the dirt and tearing off your whole fender
Are there any exhausts for the WRR that flow better than stock AND are not louder than stock?
q4 is pretty quiet...
But not nearly as quiet as stock. I ditched my q4 and went back to stock. Just accept that it's a 25 ish hp bike and live with it. If somebody did make a stealth exhaust that was light I would but it. Stock is about 4 pounds heavier than a Q4. If you ride a lot you will be repacking the FMF every month or so which is kinda a pain in the ass. My packing was lasting about 1500 mi before it would burn through at the top rear of the can. Not to mention the leaving the bike in the rain or washing it, better plug that muffler or the packing will get wet.
You can get silencer tips for these exhausts... if that is still loud for you then I don't think you should be riding dirt bikes or maybe go look for a honda ct70
It's not actually attached to the fender, straight to the sub-frame 'through' the fender. Not sure if I will or not, if I crash it may actually protect my bike. If I'm touring, it'll definitely be on the bike.
Sometimes it's more about the area you're riding and being as stealth as you can be. Not that you're in a place that you shouldn't be. More to keep it as a place that you can be.
That's the way I look at it. Most of the people I ride with keep their exhaust stock for that reason.
Took a couple of guys on a preview of the loop I strung together for this weekend's "CORE 4 Kids" Fundraiser for Children's Cancer Research.
Any/ALL WR riders welcome to attend.......
Ride Report: http://dualsport-sd.com/forums/index.php?/topic/15284-core-4-kids-preview-with-lane-and-paco/page
I see keeping the exhaust reasonably quiet as part of the way to share the trails. I'll occasionally come across hikers or people riding horses on the unmaintained roads that I enjoy, they appreciate the quiet exhaust. I'd consider changing it if I only rode in OHV only areas though.
Thanks! I feel I got a killer deal on it from a fellow inmate only 90 miles from home. I've been looking for over two years but lots of other stuff took precedence, then everything just kind of fell together and there she was!
I've ridden the area around Lex for over five years on my 1150GS and had to turn back a number of times 'cuz I didn't want to commit on the Big Pig, so I'm anxious to head back out and start looking a lot closer. There's a group on the other side of the Blue Ridge that rides regularly around the area (Cat Herders) that I'd like to hook up with. Posts I've seen indicate they've found some goodies out here. There's a couple of Virginia State-sponsored off-road vehicle (ORV) areas nearby that will be getting some scrutiny too. Give a shout if you're headed out this way and maybe we can meet up!
Man, I feel your pain after living in Wyoming for 34 years. I had a number of DS bikes over the years but sold them when I moved here because I could only fit two bikes on my trailer (a BMW RT and GS) and I thought there wouldn't be any off-road opportunities out here. WRONG! It's not the same, but there's plenty of dirt to be ridden! This was near my home in Lander, looking at Roaring Fork Mountain (part of the Wind River Mtns.) from South Pass and the Red Desert. AWESOME riding out there...
Just above my house in the National Forest:
Red Canyon (aptly named, eh?):
I miss that stuff, but Virginia's pretty nice too; my house is down there just about where my helmet is covering:
I bought an XT225 for my wife to learn to ride, seen here on our ridge above the house, but it was too tall for her and I sold it to get another bike for her. It was a sweet little bike, my second, but the WR250R is a serious step up in off-road capability I think. Looking forward to testing it out!
The XT was carburated and one of the coldest blooded little bitches I've ever owned. Ran like a top when warm, but a demon to start! I had an older one when I lived in Wyoming for the kids to ride and it started every time first touch, no matter the temperature. I never did figure this bike out, but it's long gone so who cares.
Anyway, thanks for the kind words and I hope to meet some of you guys out on the trails!
Thanks! I miss a lot of things about Wyoming, but having the bikes under cover and on a battery tender for five or six months isn't one of them. I can't believe how much I've missed having a dirt bike! The GS is an awesome machine, but you have to be careful of its weight and bulk so I don't take it some places I'd like to see. I had an RT when I moved here but it just wasn't getting ridden because there are so many fine gravel roads to explore, so I sold it and got some kayaks! Don't do much of that in Wyoming...
I'd always wanted to do some kayaking and Virginia is full of cool rivers. This is the James just a few miles from home. We sometimes put the kayaks and MC on the trailer and use the motorcycle as a shuttle vehicle, so I get the best of both worlds! Kinda miss the RT, but this helps salve my wounds .
Finally a review that isn't sponsored by honda!
Beautiful country. I was born and spent a lot of my life in & around Charlottesville. Last VA address was Scottsville, 50 miles due East of you. Spent many days paddling and fishing the James River.
Enjoy the WRR.
I was talking to a friend the other day, she said motorcycles were loud and smelly. Quiet 4 strokes is the way. We need to share the trail with these people and we don't want to make them hate motorcycles and want them banned.