TWT Forums  

 


Go Back   TWT Forums > Texas Dualsport Riding > General Dirtiness

Notices

Reply
Forum Jump
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-19-2015, 04:10 PM   #1
F-Ride
 
F-Ride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 233
Sparky

The life of my 2016 Yamaha WR250R humbly started with careful PDI and a 5 mile dealer test ride. I brought her home, tucked her in, & named her "Sparky." Now with 150 miles, she is Tagged, TX Park enabled, and sporting her first mods:
- Skid Plate by Flatland Racing
- Tusk D-Flex Hand Guards
- Tusk Tail Rack

__________________
Fred
16 Yamaha WR250R Sparky SOLD
16 Honda CRF1000 Scout
F-Ride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2015, 06:42 PM   #2
Meriden
 
Meriden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: At the back of the pack and out of the dust
Posts: 5,365
Re: Sparky

More Pics
__________________
Meriden

Y'all go ahead. I'll catch up to you at the crash site.
Avatar: Jawbone Canyon Store by Rman
Meriden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2015, 12:15 AM   #3
Tourmeister
Keeper of the Asylum
 
Tourmeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Huntsville, Tx.
Posts: 46,532
Re: Sparky

All clean and purdy... Sweet ride!
__________________
Scott Friday

Total Forum Supporter Donations For October: $323.43 - Previous Month: $685.11 - Record High: Jan 16 $1539.42 - 128 Current Forum Supporters out of 20679 Users (0.62%)
Support TWT by shopping at Amazon


The number one rule for this forum!
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Eph 4:29 (NIV)
Think before you post. Leave out the vulgarity, personal attacks and foul language!

Quote:
"However lofty the goals, if the means be depraved, the result must reflect that depravity." - Leonard E. Read

Lies are fragile. They require constant attentiveness to keep them alive. The exposure of a single truth can rip through an ocean of lies, evaporating it instantly. - Brandon Smith

If you want government to intervene domestically, you’re a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you’re a conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, you’re a moderate. If you don’t want government to intervene anywhere, you’re an extremist. — Joe Sobran

It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a ‘dismal science.' But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance. – Murray N. Rothbard

When one possessed of the Truth suffers from a heavy heart he is susceptible to a more dangerous affliction — the craving for power to eradicate error, to cause Truth to triumph by force. - Frank Chodorov

Where politicians flourish, long history has harshly taught us, people and their liberty wither. Where the state is god and the "public interest" worshipped, individual man will be found bleeding upon the altar. - Karl Hess

The accepted wisdom is that without the state, society would collapse into lawlessness and crime. In fact, lawlessness and crime define the very nature of the state and the society organized by it. - Bionic Mosquito

But the myth of the rule of law does more than render the people submissive to state authority; it also turns them into the state's accomplices in the exercise of its power. For people who would ordinarily consider it a great evil to deprive individuals of their rights or oppress politically powerless minority groups will respond with patriotic fervor when these same actions are described as upholding the rule of law. - John Hasnas
Tourmeister is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2015, 07:13 AM   #4
_RG_
 
_RG_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bryan-sort of-Texas
Posts: 2,262
Re: Sparky

Beautiful motorcycle!

Now, take it outside and kick it over.

The first time you drop it out on the trail there will be two great traumas to experience. One, you just hit the ground and something hurts that shouldn't. Second, your beautiful shiny motorcycle now has a nasty scratch where it used to be smooth and pristine.

Kicking it over now and getting that first blemish will allow you to focus on the pain and frustration of hitting the ground/tree/log/rock/deer/four-wheeler/etc. and not be overly concerned with cosmetic mechanical issues. It all works sort of like a vaccine.

Just friendly helpful advice.
__________________
We don’t know much about solitude these days, nor do we want to. A crowded world thinks that aloneness is always loneliness, and that to seek it is perversion." - John Graves
_RG_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2015, 08:09 AM   #5
tshelfer
 
tshelfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Arlington
Posts: 11,390
Re: Sparky

Oh. I saw the title and thought..... Never mind.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg electric chair.jpg (10.5 KB, 41 views)
__________________
Tim in Arlington
'12 black Suzuki WeeStrom
Preach the gospel. And if necessary, use words - Francis of Assisi

'05 red VStrom - sold
'79 Honda CB650 - sold
'75 Honda CB400F Super Sport - sold
'74 Suzuki TS185 enduro - liberated by a needy soul
'72 Yamaha RT3 enduro - sold
tshelfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2015, 02:48 PM   #6
FJRMike
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Omaha Arkansas USA Motorycling Paradise
Posts: 2,438
Re: Sparky

Congrats.
Now put a 48 tooth rear sprocket on it and you will be a lot happier offroad.
__________________
MGM - '05 FJR Pilot, CBR 954rr Racer, WR250R DS Jockey

I wanna ride....
FJRMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 07:47 AM   #7
EncoreJoe
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lavaca County
Posts: 196
Re: Sparky

Great bike!

Yesterday I had to choose between mowing the yard and charging the battery on my WR. A 20 mile gravel road loop charged it nicely!

Enjoy it and welcome.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
__________________
----------
Joe

"Ride, boldly ride ... if you seek for Eldorado!"

2017 Ural Gear-Up
EncoreJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 10:13 PM   #8
F-Ride
 
F-Ride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 233
Re: Sparky

Sparky was good last year and Santa brought her a few gifts to help us on our first major adventure in Big Bend National Park. With 526 miles it was time for Oil & Filter and:

- IMS 3.1 Tank

- Rim Locks front & rear

- 12v Cigarette Power Plug


__________________
Fred
16 Yamaha WR250R Sparky SOLD
16 Honda CRF1000 Scout
F-Ride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 10:50 PM   #9
kirbykajin
 
kirbykajin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Paron, AR
Posts: 515
Re: Sparky

Wow that's a lot of rim locks. I've never felt the need for one on the wr but I guess it can't hurt.
__________________
2014 KTM 500 XC-W
2013 KTM 300 XC-W
2008 Yamaha WR250X/R Turbo!
2008 Kawasaki Versys 650
2003 Suzuki SV1000s
2002 Honda CR250R
2000 Honda CR80R
1978 Suzuki SP370

2008 Yamaha WR250R
2007 KTM 990 Adventure
2007 Honda CRF450X (plated)
2008 honda CBR1000RR
2007 Aprilia Tuono 1000r
2009 Yamaha FJR 1300a
2007 Suzuki SV1000s
2003 Kawasaki ZZR1200
2003 Kawasaki ZX6r '636'
2000 Yamaha R6 x2
1994 Suzuki RF600R
kirbykajin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2016, 11:08 PM   #10
F-Ride
 
F-Ride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 233
Re: Sparky

Lol - just two on rear wheel the other items (8 O'clock Position) are wheel weights. I thought it best to balance the wheels. I added the Rim-locks for piece of mind mostly. Good to hear you haven't needed them.
__________________
Fred
16 Yamaha WR250R Sparky SOLD
16 Honda CRF1000 Scout
F-Ride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2016, 12:15 AM   #11
garfey
Forum Supporter
 
garfey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Cushing suburbs
Posts: 2,702
Re: Sparky

Quote:
Originally Posted by F-Ride View Post
Lol - just two on rear wheel ...
Asking out of sheer ignorance, why two? I don't think I've ever seen more than one per wheel.

And, btw, straight from the mouths of highly experienced off-road racers and bike-builders at Baja Rally 3.0 after I hauled balancer and assorted weights to Ensenada: "Nobody balances dirt bike wheels."
garfey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2016, 05:04 AM   #12
BornAgain
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Rosenberg
Posts: 145
Re: Sparky

Quote:
Originally Posted by garfey View Post
Asking out of sheer ignorance, why two? I don't think I've ever seen more than one per wheel.

And, btw, straight from the mouths of highly experienced off-road racers and bike-builders at Baja Rally 3.0 after I hauled balancer and assorted weights to Ensenada: "Nobody balances dirt bike wheels."
Two set 30 degrees apart is supposed to help balance the wheel and be easier on your spokes. I don't balance dirt bike wheels either.
BornAgain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2016, 09:18 AM   #13
garfey
Forum Supporter
 
garfey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Cushing suburbs
Posts: 2,702
Question Re: Sparky

Quote:
Originally Posted by BornAgain View Post
Two set 30 degrees apart is supposed to help balance the wheel and be easier on your spokes. I don't balance dirt bike wheels either.
Thanks!

At first thought, I could maybe see two spaced 120deg apart from the valve stem helping balance but I can't see two spaced 30deg apart making any sense no matter where positioned.

So I went to the East Bike Parts & Camping Gear Warehouse (AKA, front bedroom) and laid hands on two, a front and a rear, and weighed them. F = a hair over 2oz and R = ~3.25oz (71yo postal scale, only graduated to 1/2oz). I also took a close look at the OEM EXC500 wheels they came out of (when we installed mousses in September) and the holes are at ~40deg from the valve stem holes.

but I'm pretty sure I don't know more than the Engineers who spec'd them in Mattighofen.
garfey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2016, 10:19 PM   #14
F-Ride
 
F-Ride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 233
Re: Sparky

395 miles in BBNP in 2.3 days. Sparky and I enjoyed Old Ore RD, West-East River Rd, and a good portion of pavement sights. All mods worked without fail and no surprises during the adventure
__________________
Fred
16 Yamaha WR250R Sparky SOLD
16 Honda CRF1000 Scout
F-Ride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2016, 09:50 AM   #15
copb8
Forum Supporter
 
copb8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Highland Village (Dallas) TX
Posts: 977
Re: Sparky

The extra capacity tank is a must-have. Especially if you're a big guy like me with a heavy wrist.
__________________
Bart (Certified Youtube Mechanic)

16 KTM 690 Enduro R
15 KTM 1190 Adventure R
15 KTM 500 EXC
09 KTM 400 XC-W Plated (for sale)
copb8 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2016, 09:51 AM   #16
copb8
Forum Supporter
 
copb8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Highland Village (Dallas) TX
Posts: 977
Re: Sparky

And the very next thing you're going to want is a Seat Concept seat. Holy CRAP what an improvement that is!!!
__________________
Bart (Certified Youtube Mechanic)

16 KTM 690 Enduro R
15 KTM 1190 Adventure R
15 KTM 500 EXC
09 KTM 400 XC-W Plated (for sale)
copb8 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2016, 02:50 PM   #17
BornAgain
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Rosenberg
Posts: 145
Re: Sparky

+1 on the seat concepts your posterior will thank you.
BornAgain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2016, 09:31 PM   #18
FJRMike
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Omaha Arkansas USA Motorycling Paradise
Posts: 2,438
Re: Sparky

I have a Corbin on my WR250R and it is soooooo much better than stock.
__________________
MGM - '05 FJR Pilot, CBR 954rr Racer, WR250R DS Jockey

I wanna ride....
FJRMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2016, 10:39 AM   #19
F-Ride
 
F-Ride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 233
Re: Sparky



Sparky has new legs:

Trackside, (500lb) from local CycleGear.
__________________
Fred
16 Yamaha WR250R Sparky SOLD
16 Honda CRF1000 Scout
F-Ride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2016, 06:36 PM   #20
EnduroRdr
 
EnduroRdr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Keep me anywhere south of Mason Dixon!
Posts: 755
Re: Sparky

__________________
96 XR400E (Yea it has a button!)
98 KDX 220
82 Husky 250XC/WR
04 TTR125
84 XR350R (loaner)
82 CX500 - DualSport
2006 TW200 & couple ATVs (need bigger garage!)
EnduroRdr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Go Back   TWT Forums > Texas Dualsport Riding > General Dirtiness

Notices


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All Rights Reserved, Scott Friday 2003-18.
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=
Page generated in 0.23640 seconds with 10 queries