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

  1. 0405canvet

    0405canvet Long timer Supporter

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    Lot of KTM talk on a Yamaha thread! Loved my WR’s. I preferred the Yamaha gearbox to the 500 or 690/701. A guy rode my WR and wouldn’t give it back! I had to sell it to him! Only embarrassing moments were riding with guys on DR’s that I had tuned, waiting for the FI Yamaha to start.... :imaposer
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  2. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Yamahas are for the cool kids :D

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  3. AusTMan

    AusTMan apprentice old fart

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  4. Ready set slow

    Ready set slow Been here awhile

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    Took my new to me 07 wr450 on the highway for the first time the other day and at 100kmh it seemed to be doing it pretty easy with a bit in reserve if needed
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  5. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    And you only had to change gears 4 times to get there :1drink
  6. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    mmmm pies
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  7. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Same with the EXC, alongside a WR, then click into 6th and pull away!
  8. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    prolly a good thing you and B2 have the 710’s rather than 01’s
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  9. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    someone must have forgotten to tell these guys

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  10. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Haha, youre wearing that out mate. What else you got?
  11. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  12. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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  13. Fearless Whetu

    Fearless Whetu Aussi Kiwi

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    I reckon it's got a few more plays yet :lol3:lol3:lol3
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  14. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    that finishing list has plenty of legs left in it, especially when its not cut off at 10th and shows where the Husaberg finished :D:D
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  15. Ready set slow

    Ready set slow Been here awhile

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    Just changed the clutch perch on my 07 450 and broke the clutch switch.How do i bypass the switch join the two wires together or just unplugg from the harness
  16. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  17. Ready set slow

    Ready set slow Been here awhile

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    Looks like the wires have conveniently placed spaces to cut and join is that what everyones done
  18. Cuttlefish

    Cuttlefish Riding to disappear.

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    Sold my DR and onto a WR250R 2015. Had a blast cruising around today with my mate Glen on his NC750X. His nickname is "the human gps". He grew up in Gympie and raced dirt bikes and rally cars there so great to ride with. Same vintage (and sometime past racing opponent) as "Mad Mick" with the Africa twin from MVDBR videos. Headed to Gympie to drop into Wide bay motorcycles so Glen could look over a KTM 640 they have there.
    The little WR is a bucket of fun. Ringtail ck is dry as at the moment.
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  19. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    What do you find the main differences DR - WRR
  20. Cuttlefish

    Cuttlefish Riding to disappear.

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    At the risk of offending the numerous and obstreperous DR owners out there I should moderate my reply...sugar coat it around the edges with a soft centre of affection...nah...Fuck it!
    To be honest it almost cured me from wanting to ride off road.
    Edit: its handling when ridden at more than a leisurely pace sapped my confidence. I tossed up spending the money on suspension upgrades but at the end of the day I prefer lighter weight bikes on and off road. Riding the WR yesterday I was enjoying being able to change my line at will while going round corners on the road. Flickability.
    I appreciate the refinement of the WR in fit and finish, ergonomics, weight distribution, handling and suspension more than the DR's torque, softness and utilitarian but archaic bluntness. Being a crap rider I found the DR to be beyond my skill set in manhandling it through trails at any pace and I'm used to bikes with more agility to keep me out of trouble. It made me miss my old Husky TE630 badly.
    The out of the box WR ticks the boxes for the riding I do so that's the most important thing. I'm just out there enjoying the bush for a few to several hours at a time. No overnighters no multi-day trips, Simpson crossings or around Australia lops for me.
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