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Old 08-14-2010, 11:01 AM   #16396
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I've got only 2000 miles on mine (doesn't get ridden enough) and it's a 3/08 so probably just a matter of time... I'll pony up for a pump in a few months when hopefully the "bad" pumps are good and well gone from distribution. I'm sure that's the case now, but waiting a bit will only help and mine isn't acting up yet. The pump is a fly-in-the-ointment for the early '08's for an otherwise pretty darn bulletproof bike.

BTW, on posts about gearing and speed. I've been liking the 12/47 since it will take the bike pretty much anywhere offroad and will still top out at 85-mph GPS (and 12colocklabs Speedhealer adjusted dash display). Cruises at 60-65 easily and even 70-75 if you work the upper rev range, which is hard on gas economy. It's used for offroad right now, not hyper-mileing.
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Old 08-14-2010, 12:55 PM   #16397
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I picked up a left over 07, build 3/07 and my pump failed with only a 100 miles.
A U.S. '07 WR250R? That would be quite the unique beast. Tell us more...
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Old 08-14-2010, 04:08 PM   #16398
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Got me worried...

Mine was built 5/08. It is about as hot as it gets here and I am planning to go on a pretty remote ride tomorrow... Haven't had a problem yet...

Is there a list somewhere of the failed pump build dates. My ailing memory seems to think it was early 08 and mostly Feb and March build dates... have there been any May 08 build date failures reported?
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Old 08-14-2010, 04:47 PM   #16399
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Mine is 1/08, 5,300ish miles on it, it's 95+ here and ran from 9am till 4pm today, no issues at all since I got it first of Sept. 09. I'm running Safari tank. I'm hoping mine doesn't fail ... in Idaho one of the guys had a 2/08 WR pump fail, we were running in thick woods 1st gear for miles and he turned the key, nothing....

Waited for a bit, then started up...it never died while running, just if he killed it and it was hot & wouldn't start or prime. Bad thing is he got it replaced from a local Yamaha dealer in Idaho, but the pump was off a 2/08 bike too

Do we know what other Yammy's use this same/similar pump? And the new pumps look the same visually?

Anyone get theirs replaced under warranty or extended warranty?

Yamaha needs to make this right...
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Old 08-14-2010, 05:23 PM   #16400
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Anyone hear of an 1/08 fail? That's what i got serial number 00000054 but i'm in canada. I don't recall seeing an 01 build month failure. Seems to be in the 1500's and month 2 to 4-5?



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Mine is 1/08, 5,300ish miles on it, it's 95+ here and ran from 9am till 4pm today, no issues at all since I got it first of Sept. 09. I'm running Safari tank. I'm hoping mine doesn't fail ... in Idaho one of the guys had a 2/08 WR pump fail, we were running in thick woods 1st gear for miles and he turned the key, nothing....

Waited for a bit, then started up...it never died while running, just if he killed it and it was hot & wouldn't start or prime. Bad thing is he got it replaced from a local Yamaha dealer in Idaho, but the pump was off a 2/08 bike too

Do we know what other Yammy's use this same/similar pump? And the new pumps look the same visually?

Anyone get theirs replaced under warranty or extended warranty?

Yamaha needs to make this right...
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Old 08-14-2010, 06:00 PM   #16401
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Dingweed is dead in the water an hour from home with fuel pump problems. Mrs. Weed is on the way with the rescue trailer.

The old WR is starting to look like a troublemaker on the road. He and BigDog had gas/fuel issues on their trip.


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Old 08-14-2010, 06:17 PM   #16402
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Dingweed is dead in the water an hour from home with fuel pump problems. Mrs. Weed is on the way with the rescue trailer.

The old WR is starting to look like a troublemaker on the road. He and BigDog had gas/fuel issues on their trip.


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Old 08-14-2010, 06:28 PM   #16403
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Dingweed is dead in the water an hour from home with fuel pump problems. Mrs. Weed is on the way with the rescue trailer.

The old WR is starting to look like a troublemaker on the road. He and BigDog had gas/fuel issues on their trip.


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They are having the darndest luck, arent't they? Maybe this will change Big Dog's opinion of the WRR from untouchably perfect to 'darn good dual sport bike.' Prolly the best 250cc dual sport when you look at the big picture. It just bothers me when people get unrealistic.
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Old 08-14-2010, 06:39 PM   #16404
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Fuel pump failure timing?

Doesn't is seem like the fuel pumps have been failing at an alarming rate the last month? I guess it is all heat related, with July/Aug the time we have seen the recent rash. Was there such a rash last summer?
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Old 08-14-2010, 06:56 PM   #16405
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Bad luck for sure, but no bike is perfect. Let's not forget they are taking a very long and very grueling trip. Failure can occur to anyone at any point, but putting heavy stress on parts can speed up those problems. The problems they've been having seem well-known or at least not shocking. I think it could be way worse.


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They are having the darndest luck, arent't they? Maybe this will change Big Dog's opinion of the WRR from untouchably perfect to 'darn good dual sport bike.' Prolly the best 250cc dual sport when you look at the big picture. It just bothers me when people get unrealistic.
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:55 PM   #16406
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Just from a quick chat with Scott (Dingweed) after I saw his SPoT stop moving, he mentioned that he and Mark had identical problems within 10 miles of each other after a fill up and headed south near Hell's Canyon. Scott noticed some relief after after using an ethanol treatment. So, the initial thought was gas problems. Scott noticed increased problems/symptoms the farther south he got. I'll let them comment on all the details, but from the recent posts here and their experience, it sounds like maybe a combo of gas(ethanol) and heat cause premature failure?

Scott also mentioned a change in the "prime" sound of the fuel pump on key turn before starting.

Come to think of it, they both have Safari tanks. Anyone with the "telltale" failure that is still using a stock tank?

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Old 08-14-2010, 08:31 PM   #16407
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Many folks with stock tank have the same issue. First I heard of it was all on stock bikes..

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Just from a quick chat with Scott (Dingweed) after I saw his SPoT stop moving, he mentioned that he and Mark had identical problems within 10 miles of each other after a fill up and headed south near Hell's Canyon. Scott noticed some relief after after using an ethanol treatment. So, the initial thought was gas problems. Scott noticed increased problems/symptoms the farther south he got. I'll let them comment on all the details, but from the recent posts here and their experience, it sounds like maybe a combo of gas(ethanol) and heat cause premature failure?

Scott also mentioned a change in the "prime" sound of the fuel pump on key turn before starting.

Come to think of it, they both have Safari tanks. Anyone with the "telltale" failure that is still using a stock tank?

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Old 08-14-2010, 11:32 PM   #16408
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I've got a 2/08 vin with 12,000+ miles on the stock fuel pump.

And it's been sitting in a Safari tank for the past year, one of the first
Safaris delivered.

My guess is it's a combination of things. How often have you ran the pump
completely dry? Heat and the fuel blend you're running.

I just read a ride report where a KTM owner up in Canada went through
six fuel pumps in a couple of weeks of riding so if the WRR can get by with
one swap I'm stoked.
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Old 08-15-2010, 01:47 AM   #16409
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Mine is 1/08 0041. Only 2,000miles so far and slightly worried. It doesn't get very hot here but I'm taking it to Russia next year so it looks like I'll have to find space to add a fuel pump to my luggage!
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:58 AM   #16410
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Mine is 1/08 0041. Only 2,000miles so far and slightly worried. It doesn't get very hot here but I'm taking it to Russia next year so it looks like I'll have to find space to add a fuel pump to my luggage!
I have a 1/08 with 7000 miles and so far so good. It's been hot here for the last month. I fuel up as soon as the light comes on.

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