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 Blackdog's WRR build

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Blackdog




PostSubject: Blackdog's WRR build   Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:59 pm

I started off with this. A brand new 2011 WRR that looks just like every other WRR.



My goal was to first lower the seat height to around 35". I installed a Yamalink when the odometer showed 3 miles. I set the sag at 4.5". This dropped it 1".



I needed a way to carry stuff so I bought a rack from Automotive Machinery. I than added a RotoPax tank. My tail bag fits perfectly on top.







I still needed the seat a little lower. I heard many good things about "Seat Concepts" so I bought their "low" seat. I had the local upholstery shop install it for $20. I have not put it on the bike yet.

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Coop




PostSubject: Re: Blackdog's WRR build   Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:56 am

Nice. I am going to be ordering one of those seats soon.
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NAL250R




PostSubject: Re: Blackdog's WRR build   Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:10 pm

Looking forward to knowing how comfy that new seat is! The stock seat gets uncomfortable really quick!
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Blackdog




PostSubject: Re: Blackdog's WRR build   Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:11 pm

I just ordered that Moose plastic skid plate everyones been raving about.
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Blackdog




PostSubject: Re: Blackdog's WRR build   Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:03 am

With the link and low seat the seat height is 34 3/4 with no weigth on the bike. I took it for a test ride yesterday, sure was nice to be able to touch the ground. The new seat was very comfortable.

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Coop




PostSubject: Re: Blackdog's WRR build   Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:29 pm

How is the comfort with the "low" seat? I would like to get one as I am only 5'10" or so but I worry it will be brutal on longer rides since it is thinner.
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Blackdog




PostSubject: Re: Blackdog's WRR build   Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:58 pm

Coop wrote:
How is the comfort with the "low" seat? I would like to get one as I am only 5'10" or so but I worry it will be brutal on longer rides since it is thinner.

The seat is thinner but it's wider where your butt goes. I believer it's a slightly denser foam also. It is definitely an improvement over stock. Here you can see a comparison, the white one is the new seat.

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Coop




PostSubject: Re: Blackdog's WRR build   Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:55 pm

Great thanks.
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Blackdog




PostSubject: Re: Blackdog's WRR build   Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:16 am

Just installed the Moose skid plate. I can't really tell if it's any noisier which is good.

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jason meacham




PostSubject: Re: Blackdog's WRR build   Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:27 pm

I like the skidplate,,,,how much was it ??
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Blackdog




PostSubject: Re: Blackdog's WRR build   Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:17 pm

jason meacham wrote:
I like the skidplate,,,,how much was it ??

About $150 from Motorcycle Superstores. Free shipping.
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Blackdog




PostSubject: Re: Blackdog's WRR build   Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:29 pm

The next mod will be bars and hand protection. I would like some bars about 1 inch higher but I want something that works with the stock wires and cables. I'm thinking about going with the Highway dirt bike fat bars, top clamp and guards. Any suggestions?

Also, thinking about a small wind screen. I'm still researching this.
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Blackdog




PostSubject: Re: Blackdog's WRR build   Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:24 pm

I just put a Giant Loop MoJavi bag on. It's great for a tire repair kit, tools, food and water.

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bracky72




PostSubject: Re: Blackdog's WRR build   Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:04 am

I'd rotate the roto mount in case the gas can leaks. I know roto makes a solid tank but accidents happen... Gas leaking onto the exhaust would be very bad. :)
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Blackdog




PostSubject: Re: Blackdog's WRR build   Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:02 pm

I just installed the Highway Dirt Bike's top and bottom ADV clamp/Contour Henry Reed bars/hand guards/mirrors. The ADV top clamp is a piece of art and features mounts for my GPS, Powerlet plugs and switches. The mirrors fold inside the handguards when the going gets rough.









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Nanabijou




PostSubject: Re: Blackdog's WRR build   Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:48 am

Wow Blackdog - very nice. Will definitely put this on my list. A very stylish, tidy, and useful mod. Very practical for adventure riders.

Mike
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Coop




PostSubject: Re: Blackdog's WRR build   Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:38 pm

Looking good dude!
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Blackdog




PostSubject: Re: Blackdog's WRR build   Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:06 pm

I took a Wolfman left bag mount, welded a plate to it than mounted the Rotopax tank. This freed up my rear luggage rack. I looked at a bunch of tail bags and found that the one that fit the best is the one I used on the Buell before I sold it.







I think I'm getting close to being done. I'd still like to find a small windscreen and maybe a steerng damper.
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Coop




PostSubject: Re: Blackdog's WRR build   Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:44 am

I tried the $4 Velcro on Harbor Freight blast shield windscreen guys on here make. I didn't notice any difference at all so I chucked it.
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TurbStLCards




PostSubject: Re: Blackdog's WRR build   Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:03 pm

Take that KLR650!

Nice bike!

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