Oz Yamaha WR250/450 riders sign in here!

Discussion in 'Australia' started by rhino_343, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    do you have any trouble gearing your 701 for the bush and the road at the same time ?
  2. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Ask Unclegra! Super pissed off about the 701 trans.
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  3. Fearless Whetu

    Fearless Whetu Aussi Kiwi

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    Oh. Well thats great, I'm sure he'll love some rando dreamer without $44,000 and very little idea asking about his bikes :lol3

    Thanks for educating me but I don't want to waste someone like Rod's time, I'll keep Googling and reach out to him when I actually have a bike and my business is not haemorrhaging thousands of dollars every month.

    I was more wondering if there is a Rally build thread on the WR anyone knows of.

    No matter.
  4. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    google the Rebel x Sports kits
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  5. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    https://www.magzter.com/article/Lif...azine/Rodney-Faggotter-The-Longreach-Waterboy

    Think he still runs the Yamaha shop in Longreach as well. Main reason I mentioned him.
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  6. Fearless Whetu

    Fearless Whetu Aussi Kiwi

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    Ahh, I'm with you now mate. Thank you ! I will give him a bell.

    I just didn't want to waste his time. But sounds like I'd be fine to talk to him.
  7. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    he’s got good taste in bikes

    F49C9870-2300-49DF-99BA-2B0BF2254093.jpeg
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  8. Fearless Whetu

    Fearless Whetu Aussi Kiwi

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    Just read the whole thing. Wow...
  9. Fearless Whetu

    Fearless Whetu Aussi Kiwi

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    Just been to his facebook page, Cruz thanks man. While I am completely out of his league I am so pumped to see what he is doing and has done.

    Very inspirational
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  10. 0405canvet

    0405canvet Long timer Supporter

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    Easy to gear the 701 for street and off road. I just dropped 14 on the front. What’s Uncle’s problem??
  11. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    Presumably the same prob I was never able to solve
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  12. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    The ratios. Stated they were worse than his 5 spd 625. Very disappointed with 701 gearing.
  13. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    My memory of calcs done in the day is that the 6-speed 690/701 gearbox had exactly the same spread (width) as the 5-speed enduro gearbox in the 2014 WR450F

    It was fine for the Duke etc, as geared right up

    But the motor wouldn't lug (that may have changed) so you needed to gear it back for offroad stuff - and then it would scream like a chainsaw on open roads

    And yes, the 625SXC that I've ridden has a gearbox that is a lot more versatile - the old TE630 also for that matter, and that's now been re-birthed in a few formats
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  14. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    At least its been finally confirmed by those that know now that 690/701 can’t cope as adventure bikes, I may have strayed to a 701 / 701LR I’ll have to cross them off my list
  15. 0405canvet

    0405canvet Long timer Supporter

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    You have slashed KTM/ Husky for so long! Better stay with your tuning forks and propellers.
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  16. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Lost in Translation Nev 2.0 Super Moderator

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  17. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    are you suggesting the posters havent got it right ?

    I hope so I could add the bikes back to my list
  18. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    To buy the same bike you didn't like last time and bucked you off?
  19. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    didn't like as a one and only bike

    and also never found the gearbox a problem for australian conditions
  20. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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    Rode the current 690 last break. Safari tank and a few other bits and pieces. Highway and some gravel/dirt.

    Pretty impressive I thought....
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