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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Sock Monkey, Apr 7, 2008.
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.
I guess I'm a little ignorant to your guys' problem as all of my riding is on trails where the only other people I will see are other dirt bikes/ATVers and aren't near any houses.
Anyway, I was wondering where you guys mount your fuel programmers? Do you leave it somewhere accessable? Not sure where I should strap my fmf one I'm getting.
I hate loud exhausts and those who might show up to an organized ride I am coordinating, with a loud exhaust, can go ride on their own.
We aren't a bunch of attention whore Harley buttplugs. The whole point of a dual sport like the WRR is to be able to explore stuff off the beaten path, and being quiet and unassuming is a ticket to seeing that shit. Being loud and boisterous is a shortcut to pissing off landowners and other users, and is douchebaggery in it's highest form.
I live in a 50/50 horse and motorcycle community, probably more equines than bikes. My wife rides, we have horses...and bikes....
When you come across horses on the trail, you need to STOP and turn off the motor.
Give the riders the option to pass you buy.
Most times they'll wave you by, which you should do quietly and and as unobtrusively as you are able.
Note, I've come across more than a few self-righteous ingrained moto hating horse people, both on the trail and in social situations...
They may have reason to be haters, but I won't give them the satisfaction.
Ride safe and share the trails.
This thread is taking a decidedly mean spirited turn for the worse. Is there no way we can keep it cheerful and on topic? Noise & manners aren't unique to the WRR.
Dirt bike and horse etiquette mega thread
...oh I don't think theer's any mean spiritedness going on here. We're just discussing pipes as they apply to sharing trails.
There's a large part of the WR250R community that have tried aftermarket pipes, including the rated quietest FMF Q4 (including myself) that have gone back to the stock pipe. "Just too noisy" is what I constantly read.
caveat, using an FMF programmer with a FMF Powerbomb header and the stock pipe has pretty much proved to me there isn't a hug power gain with the Q4. As a note, I did open up my OEM pipe just a tad...
That is pretty much how we handle it here in NJ too.
I take the same approach and try to be polite to horse people. Honestly, I have seen very few around in my area, and they have been pretty cool with motos. We're all out to enjoy the same woods. I wish they would show the same courtesy to other trail users though and clean their horses emmissions off the frickin' trail!
Mine is on top of the air box snorkel under the seat.
So you set it with the seat off?
Yes, initially. Once I found the settings that seemed to work the best I have had no need to to mess with it.
I've got mine zip tied under the seat too, though it may be temporary. I'm getting a Fuzeblock which will be going behind the dash of my Lynx fairing, then I may mount it up there some where. My FI controller has spots for 10 maps, so if I have to change the map I'm assuming it won't be very often - IDK, under the seat may just be fine. How often are you going to be changing it up? The instructions that came with mine have you putting it under the stock fairing...