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Old 08-12-2011, 11:15 AM   #23836
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RimLocks?......Are they needed? Do they help with lower pressures?
I'm not sure If i need them or not......
Certainly couldn't hurt......and less weight needed opposite the valve stem to balance the wheel......that said, I've never bothererd with'em on the WR (I'm lazy ).......only flats to date on WR have been on the rear tire........I can't believe I just typed that ........now I'm screwed
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Old 08-12-2011, 11:21 AM   #23837
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Yeah, it was hot, but better to be sweating in my helmet that sweating over a bunch of loads of dirt

We rode Mill Creek on Saturday, then around the White Rock area on Sunday.
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Old 08-12-2011, 11:23 AM   #23838
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cool beans guys.

Thanks for your responses.

I've got a rim lock for the front and rear coming to me....

I figure with a Rim lock and some heavy duty tubes I should be set....
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:22 PM   #23839
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Fuel Pump/Emissions warranty info

Just any FYI, found this today: Yamaha Emissions Warranty. It appears legit. For the WR250R/X, emissions warranty period is 11,185 mi (18K km) or 5 years whichever comes first.

My '08 is at 600mi over the mileage limit, so I'm not going to bother trying to fight with them on the fuel pump. It'll cost me $100 for the diagnosis at the dealer before I can even get to that point. I can get a new pump for <$250.

If I was under the warranty limit, I wouldn't hesitate, though. Food for thought for anyone else with a pump problem.

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Old 08-12-2011, 02:30 PM   #23840
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less weight needed opposite the valve stem to balance the wheel.
Actually, rim locks throw a rim out of balance, IMHO. I've always had smoother running rims without them.
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:34 PM   #23841
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CrawDad,

Considering that you do quite a bit of riding on your bike, what do you think about using the RimLocks?



I'm in the process of ditching the stock tires on my WR250R and mounting up a D606 in the rear with a Heavy Duty Fly tube, and a K760 Trackmaster front tire with a Heavy Duty Fly tube.

I was considering putting these Rim locks in both tires......

Are they needed? Do they help with lower pressures?
I'm not sure If i need them or not......
I just added MotionPro Litelocks to my DRZ. They are featherlight and look great installed as well. Minimal balance issues. You can also use Dynabeads in your innertube. They self balance.
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:36 PM   #23842
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Just any FYI, found this today: Yamaha Emissions Warranty. It appears legit. For the WR250R/X, emissions warranty period is 11,185 mi (18K km) or 5 years whichever comes first.

My '08 is at 600mi over the mileage limit, so I'm not going to bother trying to fight with them on the fuel pump. It'll cost me $100 for the diagnosis at the dealer before I can even get to that point. I can get a new pump for <$250.

If I was under the warranty limit, I wouldn't hesitate, though. Food for thought for anyone else with a pump problem.

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So, are you saying if the fuel pump fails, this section of the warranty should cover it under the 5/year warranty?

EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. also warrants to the ultimate
purchaser and each subsequent purchaser of each
Yamaha motorcycle covered by this warranty with a displacement
of 50cc or greater, that the vehicle is designed,
built, and equipped so as to conform at the time of sale with
all U.S. emissions standards applicable at the time of manufacture
and that it is free from defects in materials and
workmanship which would cause it not to meet these standards
within the periods listed immediately below. Failures
other than those resulting from defects in material or workmanship
which arise solely as a result of owner abuse
and/or lack of proper maintenance are not covered by this
warranty.
ENGINE
DISPLACEMENT PERIOD
50cc to 169cc 12,000 km (7,465 miles)
or five years, whichever occurs first
170cc to 279cc 18,000 km (11,185 miles)
or five years, whichever occurs first
280cc or over 30,000 km (18,641 miles)
or five years, whichever occurs first
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:40 PM   #23843
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..........You can also use Dynabeads in your innertube. They self balance.

Ahhhhh yes, the tried and true Dyna Beads.

I used these in my 37" MTR tires on my Rock Crawling 4Runner. They do work well.
I have some tape weights comeing with the Rim Locks, and if necessary I'll throw in some of the ceramic beads.

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Old 08-12-2011, 02:58 PM   #23844
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I have some tape weights
The tape/stick-on weights always seem to fling off the rim.....I use street bike weights that wrap around the spokes/nipple on the rim......they stay on......
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Old 08-12-2011, 03:24 PM   #23845
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The tape/stick-on weights always seem to fling off the rim.....I use street bike weights that wrap around the spokes/nipple on the rim......they stay on......
I've never seen what you speak of but have read about people using fishing weights around the spokes. Any links?
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Old 08-12-2011, 03:30 PM   #23846
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I've never seen what you speak of but have read about people using fishing weights around the spokes. Any links?


ah yeah, I Like that idea. The metal of the fishing weights is soft enough to clamp around the spokes....

great idea
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Old 08-12-2011, 03:40 PM   #23847
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Plumbing solder

Solder wire works good to wrap around spokes. Some places still carry 50/50 lead tin, which is cheaper than the new code stuff, radiator shops might give you enough to do a wheel.
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:05 PM   #23848
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So, are you saying if the fuel pump fails, this section of the warranty should cover it under the 5/year warranty?

EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. also warrants to the ultimate
purchaser and each subsequent purchaser of each
Yamaha motorcycle covered by this warranty with a displacement
of 50cc or greater, that the vehicle is designed,
built, and equipped so as to conform at the time of sale with
all U.S. emissions standards applicable at the time of manufacture
and that it is free from defects in materials and
workmanship which would cause it not to meet these standards
within the periods listed immediately below. Failures
other than those resulting from defects in material or workmanship
which arise solely as a result of owner abuse
and/or lack of proper maintenance are not covered by this
warranty.
ENGINE
DISPLACEMENT PERIOD
50cc to 169cc 12,000 km (7,465 miles)
or five years, whichever occurs first
170cc to 279cc 18,000 km (11,185 miles)
or five years, whichever occurs first
280cc or over 30,000 km (18,641 miles)
or five years, whichever occurs first
At least two folks over on the WR250R forum in the fuel pump problem thread mentioned the Yamaha CSRs telling them that the FP was covered under emissions warranty, barring any indication of abuse (e.g. water or otherwise contaminated fuel, external damage, etc) causing the failure. Iirc, at least one (could have been the same person) mentioned the same in the SMJunkies FP thread.

So, yeah, that's my interpretation of it. Obviously, YMMV based on the cluefulness/helpfulness of your dealer & their relationship with Yamaha.

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Old 08-12-2011, 08:00 PM   #23849
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I've never seen what you speak of but have read about people using fishing weights around the spokes. Any links?
Lead spoke wheel weights are about impossible to find now. (Thanks nanny-state). The good news is are easy to reuse. They look like this.

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Old 08-12-2011, 08:50 PM   #23850
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Also, I was wondering if anyone has replaced the plastics around the headlight. There is the top piece then the bottom part that screws into the black frame of the headlight assembly. Well, normally it may be one piece but the top piece popped off and won't pop back on because the lower piece is a little bent and cracked on the left side. Any ideas on exactly what I'd need to replace this? I've been looking on bike bandit for the 08 R and I can't figure out if part 12 is all I need on the headlight schematic. 13 looks like it may be needed but I imagine that broke off when the top piece broke off in the crash as I don't see it anywhere. I don't care about the graphics.
You might try Velcro to attach the number plate to the larger headlight surround. I nailed a tree and did the same as you. Straightened everything out as best I could and the Velcro has held for several months over some rough off-road rides.
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