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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Sock Monkey, Apr 7, 2008.
That looks awesome!
Yes, when the forks bottom and put the tire into the front fender and locks the tire it could get interesting.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o>
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I have a video from ice racing this year. Put the camera on the front down tube of the frame as high as possible and tucked back as high as possible. Did a wheelie and when it came down the tire studs hit the camera and broke it off the bike, busted the garmin mount and sent the camera flying. I have my front end set to stock height. Good luck with a lowered 2" front. Don't ever get that front wheel off the ground or hit anything that works your forks or you will be over the bars in a heartbeat.
The way the shift lever lines up to the stator cover makes me think it could easily punch a hole in the cover if I tip it over in the rocks. I saw somewhere here or over on the WRR forum that a member had made a nice case guard out of stainless steel. So I decided to copy the idea. Finding some stainless steel sheet metal locally for a reasonable price proved difficult. So, I stopped into the dollar store looking for something that I could cut up. I found this stainless spatula, and figured that I couldn't do any better for a buck.
I made a paper template and traced that onto the spatula. I cut the rough shape out with tin snips and filed it down to size. Glued it on with black RTV and viola:
Which makes the travel less
Also remove the shifter & round off the inside front.
1/2" or so seems typical, so that's what I did, since I have never read anything conclusive.
Genius! Great idea and well done.
Pavel. Run a virus scan. Your first post brought up a malware blocker on my machine.
With the bike on the stand there is 9.5" from tire to fender. I could always switch to my 15mm bar risers and get back another inch. Right now I'm loving being able to flatfoot. Today I explored steep abandoned logging trails and had to turn the bike around among logs, ruts, rocks, etc. With the tipover fear neutralized, riding is more enjoyable, and stopping at lights and gas pumps is no longer a precarious event. I'll report back if I go flying over the bars.
Confidence no 1 priority
That's the ADVrider spirit! I've flown over the bars many times but it was rarely from the front wheel hitting the fender, just rider error.
Funny, I did the exact same thing only with some scrap metal I had laying around. I replaced the shifter all together though - hammerhead I think. Can't recall.
Best post in a while! Thanks!
Ok so had a chance today to get back out to the shop and work on the wrr again.
Finished up getting the valves set and sealed up, bolted it all back to the frame, finished up the HDB guards, got the neck bearings and swing arm all greased up then proceeded to work on the new tail light setup. I currently have the drc edge hardware but have long but removed the light as it sucks ass. I am now working on a bracket to hold a ktm 300exc light, it is a nice fit and super bright.
Picked up a new air filter, as to have a spare, oiled it up and installed along with a new spark plug. 12k on bike, so a bit late, but it seemed run good after installing both. Got about a mile away, and then the bike hot stalled, and would restart after cooling down. Luckily I had my tool roll with me. Stripped her bare again on side of road, and found that coil harness came apart, guess I did not lock it. All back together, and rode for several miles, with no more issues. Annoying doing things twice.
So I spent the weekend riding from Newnan, GA down to Monticello, FL on various dirt roads and back roads on my WRR. I'm leading a ride in a couple weeks and wanted to scout out a few things and roads I had questions about. That was definitely 2 long back to back days in the saddle, but had a blast and the WRR did perfect. I had just put on the IMS 4.7 gal fuel tank before this weekend so that was my shakedown run on that also. I'm definitely enjoying not having to worry about fuel at 65-70 miles now. I actually spent about 1.5hrs trying to find my way through a WMA area, but they had all the gates closed so no luck and had to back track all the way back out again. Conditions were perfect too with just enough mud in a couple places to make it interesting, but enough moisture in the dirt and sand so that there was no dust. Traction in the sand in S. GA was great.
Anyone join the FaceBook WR group?