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Re: WR250X
« Reply #60 on: August 23, 2016, 04:15:14 pm »
WR is around 300 lb wet. Hopefully a bit less with the lighter exhaust. The EXUP valve is also gone and I'll be removing AIS so hopefully it'll be closer to 10 lb off whatever the stock weight is.
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« Reply #61 on: August 23, 2016, 04:40:38 pm »
That's not bad.  What does your street bike weigh, by comparison?

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« Reply #62 on: August 23, 2016, 04:47:29 pm »
460-470 wet. :mask:
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« Reply #63 on: August 23, 2016, 04:57:38 pm »
460-470 wet. :mask:

Damn son.  I suppose most street bikes end up being around that, eh?  What with their much larger engines and suuuuch. 

I bet with bags and luggage, the WR would be a bit more planted for longer highway use.  Still doesn't account for the wind in your face, though. Put a windshield on that bish. :lol:

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« Reply #64 on: August 23, 2016, 05:04:01 pm »
If I can go on this road trip I'm planning, I'll be getting a luggage rack and soft bags for the WR, but I definitely won't be commuting on it that way. That would ruin my street cred. :lol:

Yeah, even Ninja 300s are about 370-380lb, so supermotos are in a class of their own, and the WR is considered a heavy bike. :lol:

As for the wind protection, I actually don't mind it at all. Other than getting hit by bugs, I like the lack of a windshield just because on the FJ it blocked out all the wind except for a tiny stream that would hit the top of my head and cause a ton of buffeting. At least with the lack of any wind protection it all feels and sounds the same.
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Re: WR250X
« Reply #65 on: August 23, 2016, 05:23:19 pm »
If I can go on this road trip I'm planning, I'll be getting a luggage rack and soft bags for the WR, but I definitely won't be commuting on it that way. That would ruin my street cred. :lol:

Yeah, even Ninja 300s are about 370-380lb, so supermotos are in a class of their own, and the WR is considered a heavy bike. :lol:

As for the wind protection, I actually don't mind it at all. Other than getting hit by bugs, I like the lack of a windshield just because on the FJ it blocked out all the wind except for a tiny stream that would hit the top of my head and cause a ton of buffeting. At least with the lack of any wind protection it all feels and sounds the same.

That's valid.  Throw some ear plugs in and you're golden.  Whenever I get above like 40-45 on open road, my helmet sun visor starts to try ripping my helmet off. Nice neck workout. Big difference from a street helmet. 😂

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Re: WR250X
« Reply #66 on: August 23, 2016, 07:40:11 pm »
Graves AIS block off plate ordered. :rockon:
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« Reply #67 on: August 24, 2016, 06:03:18 pm »
Installed some more stuff today. The front turn signals were ghetto mounted into a piece of plastic so I got some actual turn signal brackets. Unfortunately, the turn signal bolts were too big for the brackets so I had to drill them out, but when I was drilling them out the drill bit caught and bent the shit out of the brackets. Took a lot of bending and hammering to get them back, but eh, dirt bike. :praise: :lol:



Also installed the mirrors. Unfortunately (again), the aftermarket bar wouldn't allow the bar clamps to fit since it's thicker than stock. I could get the left side on with the regular bar clamp, but on the right side there was no way it'd fit, so I just got a longer bolt for the master cylinder on the bottom and cut the clamp part off the mirror mount and mounted it that way. Seems to work fine. Again, dirt bike. :lol:



Thankfully the LED flasher unit works fine. It's actually the same exact unit that I put in my F4i. Seems like there a ton of part compatibility across a lot of Japanese manufacturers. Must be the same OEM supplier I guess.
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« Reply #68 on: August 25, 2016, 01:19:23 am »
Well, I took the bike out again today. The headlight was working fine when I left, but as soon as I used the turn signal, it blew. I realized halfway through my ride that I had no headlight or turn signals. After I got back home, I checked the fuse box, and the headlight fuse was blown. Tried it again with the spare fuse and blew that one too. Ended up raiding the FJ for its 3 fuses (sorry FJ :( ) till I pinpointed the problem (I think) to the new metal bracket somehow shorting the left front turn signal. I ended up putting a plastic spacer in between the bracket and signal and they seem to be working fine now.

I also don't know what's wrong with the LED flasher unit. Once I plugged everything in it stopped flashing so I put the stock one back in. Maybe it blew up but I don't see how it could considering the fuse blew...
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Re: WR250X
« Reply #69 on: August 25, 2016, 06:29:31 am »
Did the stock flasher work?

I'm using a normal flasher from autozone (30 yr old stock one finally bit the dust :lol: ) and it works fine with my rear LED lights.
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« Reply #70 on: August 25, 2016, 10:25:25 am »
Yeah, the stock flasher works, just blinks way too fast. I'll reach out to the LED flasher company and see if they'll exchange it.
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Re: WR250X
« Reply #71 on: August 25, 2016, 12:09:28 pm »
My lights must have a resistor built in
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« Reply #72 on: August 25, 2016, 12:23:07 pm »
Yeah a lot of them do. My Motodynamic flushmount LED's and integrated tail light came with resistors so I didn't have to touch the flasher relay.
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Re: WR250X
« Reply #73 on: August 25, 2016, 04:33:59 pm »
Well, I don't feel comfortable rolling on 8 year old tires so I bought some Michelin Pilot Street tires. $230 for the set from Revzilla. :rockon:
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« Reply #74 on: August 25, 2016, 09:18:23 pm »
Rode around some really nice neighborhoods today and got lost, then found my way back home and rode through my high school's campus. I promptly got kicked out but oh well. :lol:





And yes, I rode down the stairs because dirtbike. :praise:
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« Reply #75 on: August 25, 2016, 09:31:44 pm »
Dirtbikes are basically big, motorized downhill bicycles.  They do everything. :rockon:

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Re: WR250X
« Reply #76 on: August 26, 2016, 05:58:31 am »
Damn schools actually look like that over there?
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« Reply #77 on: August 26, 2016, 08:46:42 am »
Damn schools actually look like that over there?
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Right?  My HS was an ex mining building turned school.  All my schools were totally enclosed boxes.  "Campus" didn't make sense to me til college. Then again, we don't have nice weather for a sold chunk of the school year, so an enclosed box just makes sense.

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« Reply #78 on: August 26, 2016, 09:37:33 am »
We don't have snow that we need to be shielded from so we can walk out in the open all day. :lol:
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« Reply #79 on: August 26, 2016, 10:17:41 am »
We don't have snow that we need to be shielded from so we can walk out in the open all day. :lol:

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Recess in the winter was a blast. Take all your gear to school, then you can play on the seemingly giant snowbanks they make from plowing the parking lot. Do some king of the hill, make some sweet butt or foot slides. Maybe a fort.

I don't think they let kids play on the banks anymore, though. :rolleyes:
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Re: WR250X
« Reply #80 on: August 26, 2016, 11:11:16 am »
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Recess in the winter was a blast. Take all your gear to school, then you can play on the seemingly giant snowbanks they make from plowing the parking lot. Do some king of the hill, make some sweet butt or foot slides. Maybe a fort.

I don't think they let kids play on the banks anymore, though. :rolleyes:

When the snow piles got really high, they wouldn't let us play on them.  Probably because some kid got pushed off a 12 foot bank and got hurt or something.  There were hills on the playground that were steep enough to sled down.  And snowball fights.
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« Reply #81 on: August 26, 2016, 11:31:11 am »
:rage:

Recess in the winter was a blast. Take all your gear to school, then you can play on the seemingly giant snowbanks they make from plowing the parking lot. Do some king of the hill, make some sweet butt or foot slides. Maybe a fort.

I don't think they let kids play on the banks anymore, though. :rolleyes:

Don't get me wrong, I kind of wish I grew up in a place that snowed like that. Would have been pretty fun.

Now though, I'm spoiled by year round riding weather. :devil: :lol:`
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Re: WR250X
« Reply #82 on: August 26, 2016, 12:38:10 pm »
When the snow piles got really high, they wouldn't let us play on them.  Probably because some kid got pushed off a 12 foot bank and got hurt or something.  There were hills on the playground that were steep enough to sled down.  And snowball fights.

Throwing snowballs is against county ordinances here in Utah. :facepalm:

In Kentucky I don't think we had recess outside during the winter. And if there was snow, school was closed anyway so we could sled all day. :lol:
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« Reply #83 on: August 27, 2016, 04:51:28 pm »
Oops

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« Reply #84 on: August 27, 2016, 06:31:29 pm »
Damn I dropped it a second time today. Extra klutzy today lol.

Second time happened because I raised the ride height and so the bike leans way over on the side stand. I put 2 2x4's under the stand to get it to stand straight while doing an oil change, and then I was fiddling with something in the front. I turn the bars to the right and down it went again. :facepalm:

Broke my folding chair and put some scratches on the plastics and stickers this time. Oh well, dirt bike.

Ordered a new front brake lever too because it's too bent up this time. Only $18 for a Motion Pro one.

Otherwise, did the oil change, raised the ride height and lubed the chain. I just want to go ride now.
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Re: WR250X
« Reply #85 on: August 27, 2016, 08:01:44 pm »
But did you order a longer side stand?
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« Reply #86 on: August 27, 2016, 08:05:33 pm »
But did you order a longer side stand?

Nah, the side stand is fine. Just leans over a lot and I wanted it level for draining the oil.
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Re: WR250X
« Reply #87 on: August 27, 2016, 09:19:24 pm »
Nah, the side stand is fine. Just leans over a lot and I wanted it level for draining the oil.

So dude, WTF is up? You were riding a 600 or 650cc? street bike and crashed, now you have a 250 Enduro and ride on the street? I'm thinking the enduro isn't safe on California freeways.
Like maybe get a standard type bike, not that I keep up with that sort of thing, but just curious.

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« Reply #88 on: August 27, 2016, 09:21:26 pm »
So dude, WTF is up? You were riding a 600 or 650cc? street bike and crashed, now you have a 250 Enduro and ride on the street? I'm thinking the enduro isn't safe on California freeways.
Like maybe get a standard type bike, not that I keep up with that sort of thing, but just curious.

I'm replacing my 847 cc touring bike with a 250 cc supermoto. It'll do 65-70 easy on the highway.
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Re: WR250X
« Reply #89 on: August 27, 2016, 09:23:44 pm »
I'm replacing my 847 cc touring bike with a 250 cc supermoto. It'll do 65-70 easy on the highway.

I ride here, too. Will it do 90?

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