Preparing for a week in Baja
Posted February 14, 2012 - 11:58 AM
Couple quick questions;
I'm going to install a Clarke 3.6 gallon tank and radiator cages (as well as all the other guards I can find). I emailed Clarke, Scorpion and Rocky Mt to try to learn what cages will work with that tank, but no one could tell me what beefy radiator cage/frame will fit without dremmeling etc. Anyone mounted something strong with this tank on an aluminum framed WR?
The bike had it's airbox lid removed, and one didn't come with one. The bike seems plenty potent, and I don't know how much power it would loose, but with all the dust, does it make sense to buy a lid and/or snorkel and put it back on?
If anyone has any suggestions for prepping the bike for baja, I'd be interested to hear it.
Posted February 14, 2012 - 04:33 PM
Have you rejetted the bike yet? A JD jet kit is one way to really wake the power up!! And it comes with a nicely detailed chart to help dial in the jetting even before you get to Baja!!! Not as critical for you as it was for me coming from Montana!
Check with your buddies to see if the lone 3.6 gal fuel tank is going to be enough. Safari makes a small rear tank that mounts on the back of the bike on the left side number plate and adds some much needed capacity.
Depending on how much pavement burn you guys do, you might want to up the front sprocket size one tooth (15) so your not revving so high while burning down the highway.
There should be some others that will chime in and give you some good tips too. But you should also post this in the Baja section of ThumperTalk, and you'll get all kinds of help there!
Posted February 14, 2012 - 08:41 PM
The WR is an absolute awesome bike for baja!
Posted February 15, 2012 - 07:43 AM
Posted February 15, 2012 - 10:09 AM
The bike is jetted and really rips compared to the 250. Glad to hear I needn't pay for a airbox lid- that would be irritating and proabably require a re-jet.
Thanks also for the tips on gearing. We aren't planning on being on road much at all- glad to hear stock gearing works well. I may try a 14 tooth option before heading down there- since it only costs a few bucks to check it out.
About the unabiker rad guards, I'm glad to learn in advance that they will fit with the 3.6 tank, rather than order something, assemble it, and then have to whip out the dremmel to make it work.