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  1. scbrown

    WR 250R Engine Miss

    I've got a 2008 WR 250R that has an intermittant engine miss at idle. I't almost like a brief hiccup at idle. Sometimes it will kill the bike. No problems at higher rpms though. It was running fine when I put it to bed last fall. Anybody got ideas?
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    HELP ! Can't Make-up Mind over WR25oR or XR650L??

    I currently own an R2 and had a XR650L about 8 years ago...loved them both. However, they are like comparing apples and oranges. Go with the R2 if you intend to ride primarily off-road and with the XR if you think you'll be doing mostly road. The R2 is relatively light, but the XR is a beast.
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    WR250X Speed Limiter?

    What kind of rpm are you doing when you hit 80 mph?
  4. Ditto Zadok's comments...with decent tires this is an awesome dirt bike. Granted it needs a date with Jenny Craig and some lower gearing, but once those things are done it's great in the dirt.
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    Al-Can highway questions

    Buy gas every chance you get!
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    Stronger Clutch Springs for WR 250R

    At www.rockymountainatv.com they are part number 1045600030
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    Stronger Clutch Springs for WR 250R

    Well, I got the EBC brand stiffer springs in yesterday. Definitely a much heavier hit and a more responsive feel. The stock springs did look pretty wimpy in comparison to the EBC's. Haven't tried them on the trail yet because the honey-do list was pretty long yesterday...
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    Best GPS for trail riding

    I buy old used Garmin Etrex receivers off of Ebay that do not utilize the WAAS augmentation satellites like the newer ones do. The difference in accurracy +/- 30-40 feet as opposed to 10-20 for the units with WAAS. The benefit is you can often get them for as little as $20 on Ebay and you haven't lost much in a crash or if stolen. The downside is the older Etrexes antennae are not as sensetive in heavily wooded areas.
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    Stronger Clutch Springs for WR 250R

    I ordered some stronger springs from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC: www.rockymountainatv.com I'm going to install them this weekend and let everybody know how they worked.
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    Just rode a wr250r

    Ditto it is a great bike...but I like the 250 for its weight. A 650 version would need a Jenny Craig diet in a big way.
  11. I recently geared my WR 250 R way down (12t front sprocket and 51t rear) and now my clutch seems a little wimpy. What does everyone think of stiffer clutch springs..and where would you find them?
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    What do you think of Engine Ice?

    I used it in my CRF 250 and thought it was worth. Never had a single boil over. FYI
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    Why Chaparral Motorsports Sucks

    That's the rub...it doesn't cost $25 to send an item like that via UPS. I can mail a 30 pound salmon in dry ice for under $50 with UPS.
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    Why Chaparral Motorsports Sucks

    Ditto that...I bet I've spent around $5,000 with them when I lived in Kansas.
  15. Alaska is an awesome place to live, but it is a long way from the rest of the country. That means getting stuff here is expensive...it's just something we accept. However, expensive is one thing, being exploited is another. A few days ago I wanted to order some 5 inch race numbers for my bike. The three number package could easily fit in a standard envelope and mailed for the cost of a postage stamp. Since the order total was $4.99, the operator told me any order under $25 would have an $11 shipping fee added. I wasn't happy about that, but I understand small orders can cost a company more so I said "okay". Well, when I said the order would need to be shipped to Alaska, the operator told me it would be $25 for shipping! A postage stamp to Alaska is .44 cents! What's the deal on that? I found out Hawaii gets screwed too. What really chaps my hide about Chaparral Motorsports is their policy also applies to overseas military personnel. I say don't buy a thing from these jerks.