going fast for a while
Posted January 24, 2004 - 09:28 AM
yeah, Its been a while since I posted, but I'm D/S-ing my WR so I can ride it more... so I'll be hanging out at TT once again.
So, my question...
Whenever I mention D/S-ing my '00 WR400 to any of the bike shops, they all give me word of caution. "Careful about running this bike at speed for any distance. ie: Like droning down the highway. It'll break on you."
Now, being a believer in my blue beast, I tend to think the bike shop guys don't have a clue what they're talking about and that I'd come to the folks that know ...that's you guys on TT.
After hearing stories of wide open desert racing and folks in California (and other states) fighting getting their licenses... This bike a has to be able to handle running at 70 - 80 mph for a while. But how long is 'a while'? It's 30 minutes to the mountain from my garage and I'd like to be able to ride out there. As well, I have some buds with KLR650's that go for weekend rides. I should be able to show them taillight for most of the way .. right?? I figure the WR is going to make a great D/S urban assault bike and any riding I put on it will eventually make it's way into my dirt riding skill set.
I searched the archives to see if there's been a problem with high speed droning but couldn't find anything. If this has been discussed before, please point me at the info To me, it seems a bit like these guys at my local shop might have had 1 machine crap out on them and that set the standard answer for all WR's. I'd love to prove them wrong. The BD D/S kit arrive on Monday. It's too bad it'll be -18C for a daily high. Oh well, it gives me some time to do a nice install job.
Thanks in advance for the help.
Posted January 24, 2004 - 09:58 AM
I can't imagine having a problem on the freeway for extended periods of time.
Posted January 24, 2004 - 03:26 PM
Posted January 25, 2004 - 12:02 PM
'00 in Calgary