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PostSubject: Newbie from San diego   Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:48 am

I first bought a TW200 for desert exploration and before i could get a motorcycle carrier on the back of my sprinter van i found out about the "Trans American Trail" while drinking one night and google searching "Dirt Roads Across America". I then discovered Big Dog's website and GPS Kevin's website and realized a WR250R was what i really needed. I'm 55 years old and retired, I put over 200,000 miles on street bikes in my youth by not getting a license for a car until i was 28 years old and my government job required it. Then came the house and daughter's and the Harley was sold for a down payment on a little pink house. that was 18 years ago, girls are almost grown up, I'm retired and i just discovered theres a thing called adventure riding and a bunch of old guys tearing up the country on dirt roads with something they call GPS? So i drove half way to los angeles and picked me up a 2008 WR250R with 1,800 miles. I'm in the process of getting a list together of gear and stuff i will need to outfit the bike for long distance adventure riding. I pulled the covers off the bike today and noticed the air box has been modified (holes Drilled in cover)and what looks like a K&N filter. The exhuast cables to the EXPUT are zip-tyed to the frame as well. Its got a steering stabilizer and fat Renthal bars. stainless steel brakelines, smaller aftermarket turnsignals and brake light, Bark-Busters and a horn that sounds like a vespa. It also came with a DRD exhaust in a box, its currently running the stock exhaust. I don't know shit about dirt riding but i'm sure i will figure it out. I can't understand why it doesn't have a tach? I'm impressed with the 6 speed gear box and fuel injection, but For the life of me i cant find the friggin petcock on this beast. I plan to get some dirt time in and head out to explore the entire South west of this country and Baja before i do the "BIG DIRT NAP".
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San diego   Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:04 pm

Welcome everything you want to know about the bike here. if not, post it up? thumb
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San diego   Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:44 pm

No petcock, fuel injected, I myself would get rid of the K&N air filter, when they get dirty they suck dirt into the intake system, not good. if you keep them real clean and dont over oil they work, but a lot of work, cheer`s, enjoy.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San diego   Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:21 am

I was thinking the same about the K&N filter, I'll go back to stock on the air filter unless theres something better thats aftermarket. I'm having trouble deciding if i want to remove the Air and Exhuast systems (AIS & EXUP) and run the DRD pipe that came in a box with the bike. From what I've read about opening up the intake and exhaust I would need to purchase a controller box to adjust the fuel mixtures. I'm wondering just how much more HP would be gained? I'm probably going to purchase a side air box cover thats not drilled out. I also noticed the flapper was zip tied open and the vacuum can was removed from the top of the box still connected and stuffed in a space under the seat. I guess I'll keep reading all the Mod posts and make a decision on what direction i should go. My main desire is reliability and simplicity.
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PostSubject: mine stay put   Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:42 am

Hi there,
I have decided to leave it stock.
Normal driving its sufficient.
Racing it comes alive at high rpms.
That will stay as a major i.m.o.
Only thing that will give true torque and power at lower rpm is big bore kit.
Dont want to effect the fuel range.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from San diego   Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:28 pm

Ya im stock also, all that money to get maybe 2 to 4 hp, work the suspension that will give you more bang for the buck, I put hand guards small c baily windshield, seat concepts seat cover and giant loop bags and she good to go bush and street. cheer`s
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