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satoumasaaki




PostSubject: New WR250R rider   Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:18 pm

hi everybody! I just picked up my 2013 WR today!!! It's a tall bike for me but with lowering link and lowering front forks so I can do tippy toes. I could only ride a few miles today because of rain. I love the feeling of engine, suspension and body. It's such a good looking bike with quality!!!

I already bought cycra's hand guards to install this week. Next target is flatland skid plate. I'm gonna go in dirt first time this spring! What else I need to get to get ready for woods and dirt? Any recommendations are appreciated!

Masaaki from Brooklyn NY
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KiLLeRrKeN




PostSubject: Re: New WR250R rider   Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:58 pm

pretty sure I saw this post of FB lol. Welcome and congrats on your bike:]
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Zoltan

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PostSubject: New rider   Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:00 pm

Congrats on the recent purchase.  I did the same thing and purchased a yamalink.   If you do off road riding, you may want to put the original back on and set your suspension.  I went back to the original link. Mine broke in nice and I'm able to put both feet (tippie toes) on the ground.
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bikeboy




PostSubject: Re: New WR250R rider   Tue May 12, 2015 10:07 am

welcome you will need to get a bash plate
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PostSubject: Re: New WR250R rider   Tue May 12, 2015 10:58 pm

The stock tires are Junk. amazon Rode mine for the first year and changed them. Depends how much your gonna ride off road. OH, and -be careful in sand. wink
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PostSubject: Re: New WR250R rider   Tue May 12, 2015 11:03 pm

Brush guards are a good idea. The first time you drop your bike, your levers are gonna bend and maybe break.
http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/shop/product/zeta-armor-handguard/157

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PostSubject: Re: New WR250R rider   Wed May 13, 2015 12:22 pm

satoumasaaki wrote:
hi everybody! I just picked up my 2013 WR today!!! It's a tall bike for me but with lowering link and lowering front forks so I can do tippy toes. I could only ride a few miles today because of rain. I love the feeling of engine, suspension and body. It's such a good looking bike with quality!!!

I already bought cycra's hand guards to install this week. Next target is flatland skid plate. I'm gonna go in dirt first time this spring! What else I need to get to get ready for woods and dirt? Any recommendations are appreciated!

Masaaki from Brooklyn NY

The basics - adjust bike to fit your body. Handlebar angle, brake and clutch levers, brake and gear shift levers. This will make controlling the bike much easier. Adjust the rear sag and front and rear damping. Search this site for instructions.

Mods
#1 - Gear it down! This bike is just geared too high for dirt, or street for that matter. I've been riding for over 40 years and I killed mine several times before gearing it down. It is quite critical. The less street you ride, the lower to gear it... Easy fix is to install a smaller front sprocket.

Might consider removing the stock mirrors. When you fall, if the mirror takes a hit it can break the clutch perch, which makes the bike difficult to ride. For offroad it's better to have mirrors that attach to the bars separately so they can snap off without breaking anything else.

Skid plate, radiator guard and rear disc guard (shark fin). Depends on the type of riding. If there are big rocks, trees, logs, etc. near or on the trail, better get some protection. If the trails are groomed, maybe not needed.

Luggage. I got a rear rack, but since then I got some enduro saddlebags for my dirt bike and I like them a lot better. The nice thing about saddlebags for dirt riding is they don't get in the way of your leg when doing a quick dismount. Sometimes it is necessary to do a quick dismount... I'm talking about the Wolfman Enduro, Wolfman E12, or Giant Loop Mojavi. Yes they are expensive, but they will hold tools, a jacket, lunch, and maybe some water too and you won't have to wear a heavy backpack.

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BCRider




PostSubject: Re: New WR250R rider   Wed May 13, 2015 12:47 pm

dhally wrote:
Luggage.  I got a rear rack, but since then I got some enduro saddlebags for my dirt bike and I like them a lot better.  The nice thing about saddlebags for dirt riding is they don't get in the way of your leg when doing a quick dismount.  Sometimes it is necessary to do a quick dismount...  I'm talking about the Wolfman Enduro, Wolfman E12, or Giant Loop Mojavi.  Yes they are expensive, but they will hold tools, a jacket, lunch, and maybe some water too and you won't have to wear a heavy backpack.  


Agreed, the Wolfman daytrippers are great bags, but say goodbye to your nice plastics if you put them on.. one ride and you'll never see that nice white/blue underneath again. Scuffs brown and shitty!
Think I'm going to paint my plastics a dark colour now since putting the saddle bags on, so the carnage isn't so visible when I've got the bags off the bike.
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