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TINK




PostSubject: TINK's WRR   Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:02 am

Thought I'd join the fun here at the wr250rforum and start a thread on my 2017 WR250R.

First; I'm 63, retired from my corporate job and working at my dream job restoring British motorcycles at http://www.triumphclassicmotorcycles.com/

I've been riding motorcycles all my life, mostly street.
Currently in my stable are:
2017 WR250R, dual sport
2014 CB1100 Deluxe, retro
2009 ST1300, sport touring
2000 VFR800 5th Gen, canyon runner
1979 BMW R100S, vintage

Not counting the Honda S90 that I learned to ride dirt on back when I was a wee lad, my only previous dual sport bike was my 2004 XR400 (The Jeep).
The old XR400 was a great bike, but, I grew tired of the kick-start only and the outdated suspension.

Since I have the financial resources to do so, I bought a new WR250R from Del Amo Motorsports of Orange County, instead of buying used.
This is likely going to be my last dirt bike, so I'm sparing no expenses and building exactly the bike I want.

Here she is, fresh off the truck, and ready for mods...



TINK


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PostSubject: Re: TINK's WRR   Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:36 am

My list of mods (in no particular order...):

> Clutch lever (to shorten)
> SAE battery charger connetor
> Bel-Ray Foam Air Filter Oil
> Twin Air - Air Filter 152384
> Twin Air - Fuel Tank Filter 160650
> Steering head bearings greased
> Race Tech Suspension Upgrade / Lowered 1"
> Short brake & clutch levers
> Zeta rear disk guard
> Bolts for sprocket
> G2 MONGO Handguard Mount
> G2 Dirt Tamer
> Luggage Rack, ENDURO Series Rear, pmracks.com
> Wolfman Fender Bag (Enduro)
> Tire Front, DUNLOP D606 90/90-21
> Tire Rear, DUNLOP D606 120/90-18
> IMS, 3 gallon tank, natural
> Progrip 714
> Foot Pegs, DRC
> Tail Light / Turn Signals, DRC
> Mirror, Double Take
> Hand Guards, Zeta
> Bar Risers: 1-1/8", ProTaper
> Bars: Windham RM Mid, ProTaper
> Skid Plate / Radiator Guards, Flatland
> 48T rear sprocket steel, Sunstar
> 520 chain 120L, DID VX2 X-Ring
> Case Saver / Chain Guard, sandman
> Rim Locks
> Seat Concepts *LOW*
> Service Manual, factory Yamaha
> Initial Purchase, NEW

I started out my buying spree at https://soloracer.com/wr250xparts.html
I also bought stuff from:
https://seat-concepts.myshopify.com/
https://www.pmracks.com/
https://sites.google.com/site/sandmanparts/home
https://www.g2ergo.com/store/g2-dirt-tamer/
http://www.imsproducts.com/
https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/
...and Amazon Prime for various nick nacks

TINK
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PostSubject: Re: TINK's WRR   Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:42 am

First up was to get rid of that hideous OEM tails light assembly.
Replaced it with the DRC setup... MUCH better!

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PostSubject: Re: TINK's WRR   Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:25 pm

race tech claims to just shorten the shock clevis 5mm and leave the forks at stock settings for better geometry, stock suspension valving is pretty good just the shock needs more rebound valving. best setup is mt21 pirelli front and d606 rear. I have the wr290r for 4years now and also the yz250fx for one year now,
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PostSubject: Re: TINK's WRR   Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:34 am

paulie1960 wrote:
race tech claims to just shorten the shock clevis 5mm and leave the forks at stock settings for better geometry, stock suspension valving is pretty good just the shock needs more rebound valving. best setup is mt21 pirelli front and d606 rear. I have the wr290r for 4years now and also the yz250fx for one year now,

Not exactly sure how Race Tech shortened my suspension, but I asked for 1" front and rear.
The MT21 front is definitely on my list of things to try, but for now I have D606 front and rear.
Also looking to try the MT43 on the rear at some point.

TINK
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PostSubject: Re: TINK's WRR   Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:44 am

Next up was a Precision Motorcycle Racks Enduro rack.
I mainly wanted the rack as a grab rail for the back of the bike. There really is no place to grab the back of the WRR in stock form, especially on the muffler side.
I know from experience that at some point I'll need to drag the back of the bike around, or tow a buddy, and this rack seemed like the best tool for the these jobs.
Sure, I can also strap a spare jacket or something to it, but it's primary mission for me is as a grab rail



I did make one modification to the hardware.
The instructions have the forward set of nuts on the bottom, i.e. under the fender.
I reversed this so the low profile bolt heads are on the bottom.



I also shortened the spacers by about a 1/16" so the nylock nuts would fully engage.



TINK


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PostSubject: Re: TINK's WRR   Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:55 am

This is where I blew the budget; took the forks and shock to Race Tech and said just do it.
I'm local to Race Tech so I took the suspension to them.
I got a tour of the shop and was very impressed.
Talked with their chief troubleshooter about my needs and was satisfied with his responses.
Took a little over two weeks for them the work me into their schedule.
I've not yet ridden the bike with the new suspension setup...

BEFORE


AFTER


WAITING


Had to grind off the corner of the battery box in order to get the Race Tech rear shock with the custom Eibach spring to clear.


TINK
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PostSubject: Re: TINK's WRR   Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:43 am

Sorry, I thought its a list thing you want to do. You quick to do mods.
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PostSubject: Re: TINK's WRR   Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:47 am

paulie1960 wrote:
Sorry, I thought its a list thing you want to do. You quick to do mods.

Actually, this project began back in July 2017 when I purchased my 2017 WR250R.  To date the bike has just 49 miles on the odometer... shame on me. dddog
My time has been consumed with http://www.triumphclassicmotorcycles.com/ which is still growing after just three years in existence.

My original goal was to ride the LA B to V this past November 2017.
That target came and when while the WRR project stalled.
My next goal is the have my WRR ready for the annual SoCal Dual Sport & Adventure Ride for Kids on April 14, 2018, which just happens to be my 64th birthday.
So, I better be quick to finish my list of mods if I want to ride this event in April.

TINK
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PostSubject: Re: TINK's WRR   Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:56 am

awesome 64 and still going strong, just looked up la/B /V two day 400mi dual sport, looks like fun, how much road vs dirt is ther and how much fuel range you need
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PostSubject: Re: TINK's WRR   Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:21 am

Got her back on her wheels today.
There are still a lot of details to address before I go riding... getting close though.



TINK
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PostSubject: Re: TINK's WRR   Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:39 am

Looks good. How much lower did end up
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PostSubject: Re: TINK's WRR   Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:41 am

What's your height and weight. What springs did racetech give you
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PostSubject: Re: TINK's WRR   Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:43 am

On the 3gal. Natural can you see the gas high
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PostSubject: Re: TINK's WRR   Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:45 am

My bucket list is to ship my wrr out west and ride a dual sport desert event
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PostSubject: Re: TINK's WRR   Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:40 pm

My choice for grips:
Progrip 714   https://www.progrip.com/shop-en/motorcycle/off-road/grips/rally-grips/714-grips.html


I have a G2 Throttle Tamer on every fuel injected bike I own (ST1300, VFR800, CBll00) so the Dirt Tamer was an obvious mod to me.
G2 Dirt Tamer  https://www.g2ergo.com/store/g2-dirt-tamer/
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PostSubject: Re: TINK's WRR   Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:46 pm

While the forks were off to Race Tech I went ahead and pulled the steering head bearings and greased them good.
The factory puts very little grease on these bearings.





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PostSubject: Re: TINK's WRR   Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:55 pm

Its a fun bike, I got a new 17' in November of last year and just went ahead and built it.

Konflict Suspension
Flexx Bars with hand guards
Tires
48 tooth rear sprocket/112 chain
Seat Concepts
Trail Jammer Designs Clutch and Stator covers
Sandman case guard
Fuel Programmer
IMS 3.0 gal
Flatland Skid plate
short levers
No Toil air cleaner
tail tiddy
front turn signals
AIS and EXUP removal
Tubliss front and rear

and a few mods with the electrical.

Funny thing is I've gone through a few set of tires, and 3 sets of handguards, and 3 sets of bars to get it sorted out. The bike was fun stock, all the parts have made very interesting...
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PostSubject: Re: TINK's WRR   Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:29 pm

i want to do LA to Barstow to Vegas on my WR this year! Liking your mods as well.
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PostSubject: Re: TINK's WRR   Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:58 pm

mostexcellentdude wrote:
i want to do LA to Barstow to Vegas on my WR this year! Liking your mods as well.

If you decide to ride the LA-B_Vegas, let me know I live in that area, we can put a group together.
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PostSubject: Re: TINK's WRR   Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:36 pm

Jerry S wrote:
mostexcellentdude wrote:
i want to do LA to Barstow to Vegas on my WR this year! Liking your mods as well.

If you decide to ride the LA-B_Vegas, let me know I live in that area, we can put a group together.

I'm pretty positive I'll be doing it. Hopefully I can coordinate a rideshare with someone here from Colorado.
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PostSubject: Flatland Racing Radiator Guard   Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:59 am

Installed the Flatland Racing Radiator Guard last night.  This thing is SOLID!



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PostSubject: Re: TINK's WRR   Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:02 pm

TINK wrote:
Installed the Flatland Racing Radiator Guard last night.  This thing is SOLID!



TINK

Don't let it fool you too much.

If you are running the 4.7 gallon IMS tank probably not too much to worry about.

But if you are running the 3.1 gallon or stock tank with shrouds pay attention to the attachment point for the shrouds. If memory serves me the shrouds attach to the radiator. If you have the right sort of drop and the shroud should hit the ground it will bend the radiator. I know of two people that this has happen too.

The one person opted for a Force radiator guard and the other made a little bracket that he mounted to the shroud attach point to spread the load to the radiator guard if the shroud should take the impact of the fall. I think if you search the Forum a bit you can find his post about what he did.
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PostSubject: Re: TINK's WRR   Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:27 am

rsteiger wrote:
TINK wrote:
Installed the Flatland Racing Radiator Guard last night.  This thing is SOLID!

TINK

Don't let it fool you too much.

If you are running the 4.7 gallon IMS tank probably not too much to worry about.

But if you are running the 3.1 gallon or stock tank with shrouds pay attention to the attachment point for the shrouds.  If memory serves me the shrouds attach to the radiator.  If you have the right sort of drop and the shroud should hit the ground it will bend the radiator.  I know of two people that this has happen too.

The one person opted for a Force radiator guard and the other made a little bracket that he mounted to the shroud attach point to spread the load to the radiator guard if the shroud should take the impact of the fall.  I think if you search the Forum a bit you can find his post about what he did.

Thanks for the heads up. thumb
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PostSubject: Cool bike   Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:07 pm

nice post!
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