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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Sock Monkey, Apr 7, 2008.
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got some new seal savers in today....superfast & easy install with the new zippered model as i would admit, i wasn't going to pull my tubes just to install a pair! zipper has a rubber backing to protect the tube from the zipper...so far so good (just on the street)
i like the look & for $25 hopefully they help my seals last a bit longer! i havent zip tied them up yet, fyi
i had those once , fork guards rubbed holes in them
Seal savers can also increase wear on your fork sliders...
Has any one person ever actually found a functional problem with using seal savers? I've searched ADVRider high and low using Google and can't find anyone bad mouthing them except those saying things like "If they were better than regular foot boots, they'd come OEM". But I've yet to find a post saying someone had something actually happen beyond, "they looked like they're holding dust against the forks" before removing them. My seal savers always look they're holding some dust against the forks but they've at least doubled my fork seal life so needless to say it would take some hard evidence for me to remove them.
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Has anybody here tried the Eddie Sisneros kit?
It's claimed to put out 39HP... That would be interesting to say the least...
That's almost 50% of the cost of the bike :huh
If you want a 40hp bike and want to spend that much money sell your WRR and buy a KTM... that's just silly.
Not to mention there is zero warranty or proven reliability on any of that.
+1 I love mine have the shock sox type I only use them when trail riding then throw them in the wash after every ride work great. I'm gonna try the new zippered seal savers
I agree with you but there's a lot of people out there who like to tinker / modify and I'm curious to know what they think of it, or perhaps even see a youtube video.
Also it's slightly less than 1/4 of the price of a WRR in my country and a KTM 250EXC is about $12,000 here I believe.
So hopped on my bike tonight and rode off. Nothing new done to the bike recently. I looked down on my normal route to get ice cream and I was doing 75 miles an hour...in third. No way. Something is fishy. I scrolled through my odometers and noticed my 2012 WR with 2100 miles now how 3600 miles...
Any ideas any one? Bike runs good as normal.
accidentally changed it to kmh I did the same thing once and I was like wtf!! just change the odometer back to mph
Yep, holding down one of the buttons on the dash swaps it from MPH to KPH. Very easy to do and pretty easy to notice if you see it change.
When there's a coating on the sliders, like the new Kawasakis for instance, the accelerated wear is noticeable.
Km it was boys. Thank u
Mototrippin has most of the stuff on this list (admittedly an Athena big-bore rather than the 6mm+3mm big bore/stroker kit, but very similar other than that). You can watch his thoughts about it on YouTube here.
My uninformed thoughts: A $2,500 engine package (not including labor) added to a $7,000 bike won't come close performance-wise to a $9,500 bike that was designed to be quick in the first place. On your WR290R you still weigh almost 50lbs more than a proper woods bike and your suspension/brakes/etc. won't keep pace either. If this kit meant you could have a 39hp WR250R without shortening the engine maintenance intervals by 50%, that might interest some people. However, I really doubt the "kit has been proven to be very reliable", with the jumped up cam and all. Maybe that means 1/10 engines fail prematurely rather than 1/10,000 (or whatever Yamaha's quality standard is). Might as well pick up a 450 of some kind.
Yup, all of this...
and my biggest issue would be it's far from proven and no warranty.
i saw the other posts so this has been answered already but here is my experience.....
mine came from the dealer in km not mph and i was bragging to a few friends how fast this thing was and how far i was riding in a day until i noticed it after a few rides, hilarious & i did end up telling them with a sheepish grin
thanks for the posts on the seal savers, i think i am going to unzip them (so nice) & just use them for off-road riding just in case & toss them in the washer after every ride as they are the same material as my wetsuit which doesn;t mind getting wet. as always, great info on this site!!