21 November, 2014
In honor of winter bike builds, we would like to share Eric Hougen, President and Owner of Wolfman Luggage, WR250R build.
"I crave adventure like the next guy. I can’t wait to escape suburbia to rugged regions like Bolivia’s Road of Death, Baja’s dusty trails, Moab’s White Rim, Colorado’s hidden gems of single track. In order to continue to escape while healing my knees, I decided on a lighter bike.
“What??” You ask. Yep, a lighter bike. After much research, I narrowed my search to three bikes. The 2014 KLR New Edition, a DR 650 (I have had 2 in the past. Still one of my favorites), and the WR250R. I ended up with a 2011 WR250R (I have secretly wanted one for sometime.) with less than 1000 miles. It came with: FMF Q4 pipe and Mega Bomb header. Led turn signals, Fastway pegs, Flatland skid Plate.
Why the WR? My Tenere is great. I like Yamaha quality. The reputation of this bike is low maintenance, goes forever. Fellow riders Scott “Dingweed” Stevenson has over 50,000 miles on his. Mark “Big Dog” Sampson has over 45,000 on his. I like to ride pretty aggressively off-road. My plan was to build the WR up really well, something I like to do. The bike came out really amazing. Especially for a 250!
Here is my build:
2011 WR250R less than 1,000 miles. $5,200.00
The WRR came with the following:
FMF Q4 and Mega Bomb SS header
ProMoto Billet Pegs
LED turn signals
Flatland Racing Skid Plate
Air box Flapper removed
What I did:
Sandman Front Sprocket Guard in blue
Took off top of air box
### rear brake light upgraded from 12 o'clock labs- Rear turn signals incorporated in brake light
Pro Moto Billet rear top rack
Rocky Mountain ATV- spare chain slider, spare key blank, misc. parts
Scotts Steering damper, and handlebar mounts ( 1 1/8" bars)
High Way Dirt Bikes hand guards- (recycled from an old bike)
Pro Taper Handlebars 1 1/8" Henry/Reed Bend
Screens For Bikes from Australia- Clear windscreen
Warp 9 Black wheels, Silver spokes and Blue Hubs- awesome
Dunlop 606 tires front and rear
IMS white tank 4.7 gallons
Seat from Seat Concepts
I would like to thank:
Marvin Rosencrans and Mark Woodward from Rocky Mountain Kawasaki
Kevin from Warp 9 wheels
Chris from IMS
Lynnand crew from ProMoto Billet
Paul from Highway Dirt Bikes
The guys at 12 O'clock labs
Rocky Mountain ATV
The Wolfman luggage that best fits this small size bike is our ENDURO line. Please see our website for the:
Enduro Tank Bag, Enduro Fender Bag, Enduro Carryall 12, Enduro Saddle Bags, Enduro Duffel, Enduro Tool Bag, Enduro Daytripper and the Enduro Pocket. I have also designed an Enduro Dry and Enduro Ultralite series for 2105. Stay tuned in January for details!