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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Sock Monkey, Apr 7, 2008.
Learn something just about every day. Thanks guys!
I got a wr250r recently and have been enjoying the bike but the FI has me a little uneasy. I don't want it to fail far from home (who does?) and I am thinking about picking up a spare fuel pump from Ca Cycleworks to carry with me. Does anyone else do this? The repair seems like it would be pretty straightforward with the hardest part being not dumping all the gas when changing out the pump. And yes, I'm aware that internet paranoia has gotten the best of me
Changed mine out at 15K miles. Seemed like it started better with the original pump. Probably won't change it again.
This fuel pump must be the Doohickey of the WR,your comment about internet paranoia made me laugh,all these issues run through my mind when I'm way out,it's late and I'm by myself.Lions Tigers and Bears oh no!
I wouldn't bother honestly. Most people who had the pump failure could still ride home with a bit of spluttering or something I thought anyway?
The chance of it happening are probably no more than a chain break or a tire blowout or something too, far less if you have a post 2008 model if at all?
Not to be contrary but that is why I carry a spare tube and masterlink! However, I understand what you are saying....lots of things can go wrong.
just test road one of this with a view to purchase,
i was disappointed , it had no bottom to mid power at all ,
you had to rev the shit of it to make it move,
and of course the bike was looking to trade
was a odd ball, nobody will want to buy that .....
blah blah ...
bloody salesman !
I bought a GL Coyote right after buying my WR-R in early 2010 and have used it on many camping trips since. I typically leave my Wolfman Enduro saddle bags on the bike packed with tools and other on-the-road necessities. I have routed the straps for these beneath the saddle to make the saddle bags ride lower.
The GL Coyote then rides over the top of the saddle bags, resting on them. It is typically packed with lightweight camping gear - hammock, sleeping bag, pad, etc. whilst the lower saddle bags carry the heavier tools, tubes, etc.
This has worked very well for me of well over three years and many camping trips, averaging 2-3 nights per month. Bike is coming up on its first valve check - now at almost 24K miles. No mechanical issues or failures so far. Just change oil/filter every 3K miles, add gas, tires, and ride.
Cool story bro!
Yes I would carry a fuel pump with me along with a few other things. I rarely bring anything in terms of extras on Dual sport rides on my bike. However I do keep things in the trunk of my car for those rides.
Read the thread a little, to get more educated, and you will realize that the WRR/X needs to be revved and by design, makes its power towards the top end.
I ride mine pretty far from home and have never even considered carrying a spare fuel pump. It just isn't that big of an issue.
Even if the fuel pump "goes out", the bike will still start and run once it cools off. It may be an inconvenience, but you'll still be able to get home. I haven't heard of one dying completely and leaving someone stranded.
For the record . . . mine did go out at 13,800 miles. I didn't worry about it before that and I haven't given it a second thought since I replaced it. It simply isn't a complete ride stopper.
Ah,,yea,,its a quarter bore 250 four stroke.
Bottom end power....
Rev it till ya see God and shift!
Come'n Doug,,,ill stop by and grab ya Friday night.Ill explain it all to the wife."The Hammer"?"No,no,no,its a new Father prep class,,,ill have him back some time Sunday,,,maybe.".
That being said, not all bikes are right for all riders.
Got a 2012 WR250R earlier this year. I added a KTM 690 windscreen and was thinking of moving the speedometer/dashboard up a little higher. Is that possible? Is there enough slack in the wires to move it up 6 inches or so?
Welcome to ADVrider.
I wish...too many things already going on this weekend.
But here are some vids to show you what not to do( on the WRR) at the Hammer.
And the big crash...that ended my day for the Hammer. I was sure I had broken ribs, but the Astars suit did its job, and I walked/limped away. LOL
OK for those in the know.... CO programing....Good? Bad? or BS?
I've read a number of posts here and elsewhere on the web...I have yet to find data other than someone's BUTT-dyno...
I did two bikes for friends. It maybe made a little difference to how it ran down low. Doing the throttle position sensor adjustment made a much larger change, especially in getting rid of the jerky throttle in first gear. I also tried then adding a Throttle Tamer. This slowed down the bottom end way too much and made it take too long to rev. No hit so to speak. I changed the cam on the Tamer to half the recommended profile and that was a good compromise between smooth bottom running and low end rev/response. I then geared down the bikes a little lower so first gear would not be needed as much. Worked out great. 13/49.