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  1. frpeebles

    2009 525 RR brake master cylinder

    Turns out my MC is just fine! I bent the front rotor in my last spill and it pushes the pistons back into the caliper as the wheel turns. I've been bleeding the brakes and dicking with the the MC with the front wheel in the position that forces the pistons back in. Rotate the wheel 180° and two pumps gets me a hard lever again. Sweet.
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    2009 525 RR brake master cylinder

    Yeah at the local bike shop I saw an old Honda with what looked to be an identical MC. I'm sure they're out there. I'm also sure just about anything would work alright. Replacing it with the same thing satisfies OCD cravings though
  3. I searched through the cross reference thread but didn't find anything. Does anyone know if the Nissin master cylinder is found on any more common bikes? Mine just took a crap on me.
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    Living with a '09 525 RR over a Yamaha WR?

    Thanks for your input. Very cool riding over there in HI. Couldn't be much different from what I've been riding lately. I don't have a camera or a decent bike video but here is one of the easier sections of one of my favorite loops. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI-NG0Tszn0 No over heats on this type of stuff. It's the rougher, looser, more vertical stuff that's been killing me. The fans work great though!
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    14 year old just starting

    Yeah, the fast bikes distort your perspective. I ride a Beta 525 now so when I get on the TT-R it feels like it's towing a truck. It was pretty fast back when it was the first motorcycle I'd driven though!
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    14 year old just starting

    My TT-R230 sure will. They have enough go that a brand new rider should be respectful. At 14 I was large/strong enough for a TT-R230. They are fairly heavy to pick up but with good technique I'm betting most active teenage guys won't have a problem. A friend of mine recently had spent an afternoon on my TT-R. First time on a motorcycle. He's 135lb with a ..nerd.. build and picking it up was not a problem. They're pretty fun for such basic tech.
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    Living with a '09 525 RR over a Yamaha WR?

    Yeah it's no problem when you're moving obviously. Not all the terrain I ride (at my skill level) allows for that though. Last week we found some trails and managed 15 miles in 8 hours. Slow going.
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    Living with a '09 525 RR over a Yamaha WR?

    I picked it up. Slightly surprising how quickly it will boil the coolant if you aren't hauling ass but a pair of radiator fans have been installed so I doubt it can be over heated anymore.
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    What did you do to your Beta today ?

    Initial radiator fan install http://imageshack.us/a/img9/6968/qses.jpg I'm baffled why big displacement enduros don't come with active cooling. I'd bet you could drop to a single radiator and a powerful, compact fan and save weight off the bike.
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    These batteries are amazing light!

    That's good. There are others out there without or that charge extra for it.
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    These batteries are amazing light!

    Beware lithium batteries lacking discharge protection circuits. A completely discharged lithium becomes a dead short and never recovers!
  12. For smooth trails the TT-R230 is good. I have one and I am of similar weight and it's fine. A bit cramped for standing and won't win any power awards but a fine bike for it's intended purpose. The price was right too. My low hour 06 was $1000.
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    Living with a '09 525 RR over a Yamaha WR?

    Short shifting is the biggest reason I want a large displacement bike. I hate revving the nuts off something all day. On the 525 it seems like it will pick the front end up just off an idle whenever its needed assuming there is sufficient traction. me rikey me love long time. I can't find a reason not to buy it, really.
  14. (Bracing for impact) Gents, I've been leisurely looking for a bike to replace my Yamaha TT-R and have assumed I'd end up with a pre-FI WR450f. Lately though I've been riding my friends '09 525 RR, which I could buy, and it's a hoot for sure. I mostly like the way the bike handles and it's definitely powerful enough. Almost too powerful at times. I'd like to know what others think about owning one of these bikes long term. I understand the RFS engine is robtus and durable but how about the rest of the bike? How tough is it to find parts? Are there any unusual maintenance issues or preventative measures needed? FWIW this particular bike has just under 100 hours of light use, a Rekluse Z-Start Pro, 3.2 gallon tank, street legal, trials rear tire, tubliss front and rear, carb vent filter, etc. I'm 6', 200lbs without gear and ride a variety of off road stuff. I'm big on regular maintenance and just want a bike that isn't a worry. So far it seems the only issue is the bars are a bit too low for me to stand comfortably for long periods and I'm not too sure I like the Rekluse clutch. Opinions/experience? Thanks
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