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Old 08-18-2010, 05:26 PM   #16501
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I think it's time to get on to chain skipping discussion.
Nah, lets just skip it
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:58 PM   #16502
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Have there been any changes (other than graphics and any other insignificant stuff) to the WR250R from the 2008 model year to the present?
No. Nothing significant was changed.
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:08 PM   #16503
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Yeah, I found an 08 with four whole miles on it....Still wondering... buy or not. Currently I own an xr650L and that is it... I am not sure I want to part with it yet.
What are your concerns regarding what the XR can do that the WR can not? Or is it more of an intangible sentimental attachment? (which is valid. I'm just asking so maybe we can address any concerns). I know you've already done a fair amount of research and posted some questions here previously, so if there is anything else we can do to push you over the cliff...er...I mean, help you take that last step, just let us know!

Really, though, you are the one that has to be satisfied with the bike. You can already guess most of our opinions. Take your dad's bike (or someone elses if it's too far away) for another spin, particularly in a manner that covers some of your concern areas, and let that help make your decision.
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:28 PM   #16504
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The WR is so the go ANYWHERE bike.. even to a hog meat & greet.. I had to stop by and see what the hooplah was about.. well it was chrome, beer and bikinis.. went inside to see if they had a one dual sport bike.. nope.. not one. Not even a KLR or DRZ or Vstrom. Maybe they moved them to the back so they wouldn't look like posers..

but I think the big orange building defines their allegiance... boy did I get some dirty looks..

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Old 08-18-2010, 08:52 PM   #16505
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:09 PM   #16506
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:49 AM   #16507
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Hi all, I've redesigned the luggage rack for the WR250, and am offering it in black powdercoat now, along with the brake parts protectors and skidplate. Here's a pic of a set of black parts I made for a WR250X.
Thanks! http://www.bandbmoto.com/














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Old 08-19-2010, 07:56 AM   #16508
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Hi all, I've redesigned the luggage rack for the WR250, and am offering it in black powdercoat now, along with the brake parts protectors and skidplate. Here's a pic of a set of black parts I made for a WR250X.
Thanks! http://www.bandbmoto.com/














Any pics of the rack on a WRR?
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:49 AM   #16509
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I find this recall document from Japan Yamaha interesting... I would think this would be some good ammo when talking to Yamaha if your pump has failed.

http://translate.google.com/translat...ump/index.html
They better have a few big rigs full of fuel pumps coming this way! They got owned big time!

WRR/X October 07- December 08... I am November 07 Looks like SFP positive! (shitty fuel pump)
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:11 AM   #16510
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JBK-DG15J
WR250R WR250X
DG15J-000089 ~ DG15J-004274
October 16, 2007 - November 28, 2008
4,125 units

Need to look at my vin, but these are japan only models right? Gonna just keep riding my wr until problems occur. Finally ready to throw on a new rear tire for another round of SBR here in MO.
Trust me. The Japanese are trying to cover their own asses on their home market first. We will probably get the recall in about 2012 when most of the 08-09's sold have been replaced at owner expense.
They do not want to eat this whole mess at their expense. For everybody who replaces their own fuel pump they might get something like a $25 gift card toward yamaha accessories and a customer loyalty survey.


Yikes.
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:31 AM   #16511
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Yikes.
Those that want to carry a spare pump, but are worried about the size and fragility of the whole assembly, could just remove the pump from the assembly like the picture above. It would make trail replacement take a couple minutes longer, but the pump would be a lot easier to carry less likely to be damaged.
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:28 AM   #16512
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Has anyone adapted a generic heat shield for their FMF Powerbomb header?......I wear shorts a lot which exposes my inner right leg to heat since my knee guards dont cover everything.....
There have been responses to this quote. I personally would not use carbon fiber material or any composite for a heat shield. You will find that the high temperatures will toast the epoxy resin in the material at about 450 to 500 degrees. It may look ok on the "cool" surface side, but will be compromised. This is especially true if it supposed to be a structural part, ie a rock shield. The material will not have the original structural properties.
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:03 PM   #16513
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Forgive me if this was discussed somewhere in this looooong thread....

Have there been any changes (other than graphics and any other insignificant stuff) to the WR250R from the 2008 model year to the present?
Here's a list of changes -

http://www.rickramsey.net/WR250R0809.htm

http://www.rickramsey.net/WR250R0910.htm

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Old 08-19-2010, 01:24 PM   #16514
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This isn't a bad little read. No surprises though.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/1/7752...-Shootout.aspx
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:51 PM   #16515
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