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R&M on the WR250R
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Thought I better do a bit of R&M on the WR250R, she's on 13500kms & only two years old, heading up to the Flinders ranges next month for 5 days riding with a few mates.

New DID chain

New sprockets, standard ratio of 13 & 43

New chain slider

New chain guide block

New MT21  120/80 - 18 with new heavy duty tube

New axle blocks

Also removed the lower chain roller, cleaned & lubed

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All done

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Grandads little helper

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Hi Terry who is the helper and is she pointing you in the right direction smile



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skyrider wrote:

Hi Terry who is the helper and is she pointing you in the right direction smile


 That's my grand daughter Ryan, just over 18mts old & a real charmer, loves cars bikes tractors etc.

Terry



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I would really like a wr250r or x, shame that the secondhand ones are massively overpriced and they no longer sell them new in the UK.

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Still selling here in Australia, my mate with the TTR just bought a new WRR, so now we both have a Triumph Scrambler, TTR & WRR

Terry

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Looking good Terry.

Tell me, what do you find the differences are with the MT21's and D606's you use? They are both very popular tyres and I'm about to buy a set of MT21's for my second set of rims for the TTR for adventure touring. Seem like a decent knobby that is slightly more road orientated. Currently using D605's for adv touring but not happy with them offroad. Bit too slippery, great on the road though. I think the MT21 is probably a good compromise, and is likely to be safer/slightly more compliant on the road than a pure knobby?

I keep thinking about the WRR as a future bike to go with my TTR as well....these posts don't help!!

Cheers
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leigh wrote:

Looking good Terry.

Tell me, what do you find the differences are with the MT21's and D606's you use? They are both very popular tyres and I'm about to buy a set of MT21's for my second set of rims for the TTR for adventure touring. Seem like a decent knobby that is slightly more road orientated. Currently using D605's for adv touring but not happy with them offroad. Bit too slippery, great on the road though. I think the MT21 is probably a good compromise, and is likely to be safer/slightly more compliant on the road than a pure knobby?

I keep thinking about the WRR as a future bike to go with my TTR as well....these posts don't help!!

Cheers
Leigh.


Leigh, I am running D606's on the TTR & MT21's on the WRR, I rode the TTR last week & thought the tyres were shocking, it sort of tips over & feels unstable, the front on the TTR with the D606 suffers from understeer the turn in is slow & a little floaty.  The MT21's on the WRR are without  bull**** are fantastic, the front grip is outstanding, I like a lot of front grip as I do hit the turns with a bit of speed & have never been worried about the front.

The MT21 feels like a softer tyre than the D606, I run 15psi front & rear on either bike, the D606 are noisy on the road & sound like a old Landrover coming down the roads where the MT21's don't make any noise.

I have to say that I have not run MT21's on the TTR but I will replace the D606 with a MT21 when it needs replacing, they are around the same price so the cost is not a issue.

The MT21's on the WRR are wearing ok, so I get 5000kms on the front & around 2300-2500kms on the rear so 1 front to 2 rears & not a lot different to the stock OEM Bridgestones fitted to the WRR, the TTR had Dunlops from the factory.

Lot of WRR riders have a MT21 on the front & a D606 on the rear but I stuck with the MT21 120/80-18 so not to gear it up they also come in 120/90-18 same as the D606.

In short I love the MT21 tyre & the WRR, such a great combo, hope this dribble is of some help Leigh.

You would not know yourself if you get a WRR, my mate bought one, rode it last week & loved it, he was raving about it on the phone, now he understands what I've been saying for the last two years

Cheers Terry


 



-- Edited by TerryK on Friday 21st of September 2018 09:57:23 AM

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Hi Terry

Thanks for your thoughts, confirms what I've been thinking and also similar to other feedback on the internet. From what I can tell a lot seem to go the D606 rear for longevity more so than grip. But running a 250 I'm not really concerned about longevity, I'd rather have traction.

I have a friend with a WR250R and the first time I road it the better suspension and power were fairly obvious. It had D606's on it at the time and they felt very slippery.

I have this idea of buying another ttr250 one day that is sub 1000klm and like brand new (which are getting rare these days), but makes more sense to buy a wr250r and maybe do a full restore on the ttr sometime. Anyway, fun to dream about this stuff.

Thanks for your comments

Cheers Leigh.

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