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Old 08-08-2010, 12:45 PM   #16261
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What's needed to convert 250X to 250R?
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:59 PM   #16262
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Hi Krabill:

I knew you would like that back rest pillow converted to a seat pad… And it cost exactly $0.00

I have to give you some huge credit for your IB ride last month. And thanks for the CamelBak idea. I picked up a HiViz CamelBak and that 70 ounces came in very handy while on the road!

Here are the details of my own little ride and it was one very long day. I packed up the bike and sent out my final E-Mails. With ~ 2-hours of sleep, it was time to head out. I topped her off at a Shell in Gurnee, IL located about ¼ of a mile from the I-94 East On-ramp near the IL/WI border at 05:44 AM CST.

2010 Yamaha WR250X – “IB” Ride Details

Fill Location|Date|Time|Odometer|*Actual Odometer|Trip A/B|*Actual Trip A/B Miles Traveled|Miles into Low Fuel|*Actual Miles into Low Fuel|Notes

Gurnee, IL|07/30/2010|05:44 AM CST|923|923|Reset|Reset|NA|NA|Initial Top Off|Begin the “IB” Ride.

Elkhart, IN|07/30/2010|09:21 AM EST|1,066|1,082|142.6/142.6|159.1/159.1|30.4|33.9|2.525|Made it through Chicago.

Genoa, OH|07/30/2010|12:52 PM EST|1,196|1,226|129.6/272.1|144.6/303.6|8.9|9.9|2.178|Took an hour break.

Kingsville, OH|07/30/2010|03:43 PM EST|1,338|1,385|142.4/414.6|158.9/462.6|19.7|21.9|2.290|Tail wind :)

Cuba, NY|07/30/2010|06:24 PM EST|1,468|1,516|129.8/544.4|144.8/607.4|16.5|18.4|2.382|Ascents and Descents in earnest.

Nichols, NY|07/30/2010|08:58 PM EST|1,579|1,640|111.4/655.9|124.3/731.8|7.5|8.4|2.134|Getting Cold at night in the mountains on I-86/88.

Rotterdam, NY|07/30/2010|11:38 PM EST|1,714|1,790|134.3/790.2|149.8/881.6|27.3|30.4|2.425|SP8’s and Aerostich liner are barely doing the job. Ramped up speed a touch before it gets to cold.

Charlton, MA|07/31/2010|02:08 AM EST|1,831|1,921|117.7/908.0|131.3/1,013.1|1.4|1.6|2.038|Cold and slowing down even more to stay warm :( It is 59 degrees F now.

Chicopee, MA|07/31/2010|03:30 AM EST|1,876|1,971|--/--|--/1,063|NA|NA|NA|NA|Arrived at friends home after figuring out how to turn around on the Mass Pike.

* Gearing Change from OEM 13/43 to YGTR 14/40 adds 11.57% more actual miles to Odometer/Trip A/B/Low Fuel Distances.

1,013 miles on 15.972 gallons = 63.43 mpgUS. The last 50-miles were to a friend’s home with no fill needed.

Mr Fisherman, the Giant Loop Fandango was along for the first segment from Chicago to Boston and back. The Giant Loop Great Basin goes into Severe Duty service when I leave Chicago heading west to Newport, OR, up to Seattle and back down to LA.

Did I mention the WR is one heck of a ride ;)


WR at the Ohio Border.


WR in Central Ohio at Dusk.


WR on the Shore of Lake Michigan just South of Downtown Chicago.


WR in a typical Chicago style stop and crawl on Lake Shore Drive.


WR ridden full circle where she started and where she finished in Gurnee, IL.


Fill Location|Date|Time|Odometer|*Actual Odometer|Trip A/B|*Actual Trip A/B Miles Traveled|Miles into Low Fuel|*Actual Miles into Low Fuel|Gallons Consumed|MPG|Notes

Boston, MA|08/02/2010|1993|1993|0.0/0.0|0.0/0.0|NA|NA|NA|NA|Top off fill ~ 10 miles from downtown Boston.

Palatine Bridge, NY|08/03/2010|2,223|2,249|229.8/229.8|256.4/256.4|30.2|33.7|2.315|110.756|Best tank yet!

Arkport, NY|08/03/2010|2,416|2,464|193.1/423.0|215.4/471.9|6.0|6.7|2.118|101.70|Closed Sunoco with Open Pumps.

Rochester, PA|08/05/2010|2,658|2,735|242.6/665.7|270.7/742.7|39.9|44.5|2.558|105.825|Only had 89 :( Tough on and off-road and mountainous ride.

Ridgeville, OH|08/06/2010|2,862|2,969|209.5/875.2|233.7/976.5|29.8|33.2|2.354|99.278|Stronger headwinds the whole way :(

Gurnee, IL|08/06/2010|3,103|3,232|235.5/_110.8|262.7/1,239.3|44.8|49.9|2.501|105.038|Lighter headwinds and worked my @$$ off through Chicago again.

* Gearing Change from OEM 13/43 to YGTR 14/40 adds 11.57% more actual miles to Odometer/Trip A/B/Low Fuel Distances.

1,239 miles on 11.846 gallons = 104.592 mpgUS from Boston, MA to IL/WI Border and Lake Michigan.

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Old 08-08-2010, 01:01 PM   #16263
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I would push the issue with the dealer OR find a new dealer. Putting up with this kind of bullshit gives these dealers a free pass to have shitty service. I would also followup with yamaha anyway.
I still think if we get enough riders with failed fuel pumps we can get upgraded replacements covered under a US recall. Japan issued a recall of their WRR's why can't the US? After all we are the biggest retail market for their products.
But Yamaha won't do anything unless we speak up and loudly make our presence known. Can we get a list of riders with failed fuel pumps? At least that would be a start. Anyone with a lawyer as a relative (pro bono) who can guide us through this mess?
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:32 PM   #16264
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I still think if we get enough riders with failed fuel pumps we can get upgraded replacements covered under a US recall. Japan issued a recall of their WRR's why can't the US? After all we are the biggest retail market for their products.
But Yamaha won't do anything unless we speak up and loudly make our presence known. Can we get a list of riders with failed fuel pumps? At least that would be a start. Anyone with a lawyer as a relative (pro bono) who can guide us through this mess?
It would be nice if Yamaha covered it, but I think the percentage of failures will have to be pretty high for them to go back on a three year old bike and fix the problem.

The good news is..... we know what the problem is, the bikes involved, and the conditions (high temps) that cause the pump failure.

If I lived in the hot south and had an early build '08 (mine is) I'd just pony up, buy a new pump and call it a day. Why wait for it to fail.

Still a GREAT bike even though some of the early ones have this problem. Don't throw the baby out with the bath water as they say.....

Take care,

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Old 08-08-2010, 03:16 PM   #16265
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Wayne - nice ride!!

I still have all my fuel info, but I haven't spent the time to go through it yet. I will, though, and let you know how my mpg went over the course of the trip.
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Old 08-08-2010, 03:16 PM   #16266
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Hi Krabill:

Thanks and I will be looking forward to the post!

While passing through the small town of Wellington, OH, I was stopped by a train and the neatest thing happened. A lady got out of a car and asked is that a 250 from California? The WR250X has CA plates. I told her I came from Chicago, rode to Boston and I am headed back to LA. She said she has owned (5) 250’s with over 90,000 miles in total plus has ridden in all 48-states with her husband who was still in the car. She recently purchased a new Suzuki TU250 as well. I am sure with a little research someone could find out who she is but I could tell by our two-minute conversation that her and her husband are huge bike enthusiasts and riding 250’s around the country is possibly the best way to experience it with the least possible impact today. I passed along my business card saying I am blogging the trip.


Train Crossing in Wellington, OH.

In your net travels, if you come across or know of a lady that has owned at least 5 250’s and placed over 90,000 miles on them including riding in all 48-states, by all means let me now. She has to post on the net somewhere, right? I can bet here more than likely???

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Old 08-08-2010, 03:31 PM   #16267
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That's funny. Everybody that I talked to on my trip just thought I was nuts
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:53 PM   #16268
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I'm selling a used WR250R/WR250X "ebay" rack that came with my wife's bike if anyone is interested. Link to ad in my signature line below...
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:47 PM   #16269
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What's needed to convert 250X to 250R?
Wheels/tires. Front rotor, front caliper. Technically, also rear sprocket (WRX 42, WRR 43). Also technically, front master cylinder, but the WRX version works just fine.
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:05 PM   #16270
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a little bit of my ride up just south of jackman maine on 8/5/2010
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:52 PM   #16271
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That looks like some fun riding dirthauler!
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:04 PM   #16272
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That looks like some fun riding dirthauler!
the trails up in that part of maine are pretty amazing
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:06 PM   #16273
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Went out to play today (Michaux Dual Sport)



Oh yeah, and I won a prize for the longest ride to the event. Everyone else trailered, but I'm not that smart aparently.

Full report over here:
http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/ad...port-t2790.htm
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:51 PM   #16274
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I got out to play a little today too, but I cheated and took the TTr-125. I'm not so sure I'm up to single track on the WRr just yet.

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Old 08-08-2010, 09:07 PM   #16275
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