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Old 09-02-2011, 06:03 PM   #24256
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Guys, the little WR has caught my attention. Never ridden one though. Anyone come from a DR650 to the 250??? I love my DR as an ADV bike, but it is HEAVY and the suspension SUCKS. Motor is kicking though, with TM40 carb and GSXR pipe. Wondering if the WR is gonna do it for me........

Also, what are the differences between the X and R as far as suspension (and other things for that matter). If I end up getting one, I want both sets of wheels. Just wondering if I'm better off starting with an R or an X.
I sold my DR after buying the WRR, the only thing the DR has over the WRR is torque! cruising over 70 mph, the WRR does everything else better. Ride/handling/fuel economy etc....... lighter feeling on the highway and 10x better in the rough.
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Old 09-02-2011, 06:12 PM   #24257
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Looking at the service manual it seems they are just adjusted to different "click settings" as the stock setting. I can't say one way or the other on valving though. Maybe ask a suspension shop that has taken both apart to modify?
They have the same suspension. The difference's between the two are - frame/swing arm color, wheels obviously, front caliper/rotor and the kickstand is shorter on the X.
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Old 09-03-2011, 05:23 AM   #24258
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i dont know who this is , but i just found this vid and it is some pretty sweet riding

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Old 09-03-2011, 06:27 AM   #24259
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^^^^ Pure Hooliganism.

I wonder if always had the SM wheels on, or swapped for the off road stuff.
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Old 09-03-2011, 06:44 AM   #24260
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^^^^ Pure Hooliganism.
+1

I was thinking wow when he passed that car on the grass.
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:20 AM   #24261
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i dont know who this is , but i just found this vid and it is some pretty sweet riding
I did a track day with him a few weeks back. He's a really good rider! He was keeping pace with the orange bikes all day and even passing some of them. I couldn't keep up with him on my WR.

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^^^^ Pure Hooliganism.

I wonder if always had the SM wheels on, or swapped for the off road stuff.
Nope, he only has SM wheels. Check out this vid...all done on 17's and stock suspension.

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Old 09-03-2011, 08:21 AM   #24262
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Nope, he only has SM wheels. Check out this vid...all done on 17's and stock suspension.
I am SUCH A WUSS! It's not the bike...

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Old 09-03-2011, 09:51 AM   #24263
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...Also, what are the differences between the X and R as far as suspension (and other things for that matter). If I end up getting one, I want both sets of wheels. Just wondering if I'm better off starting with an R or an X.
Yamaha's brochure outlines the differences between the two models. For the X: "Stiffer springs and suspension settings calibrated for pavement use firm the WR250X into an aggressive, sharp handler..."
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Old 09-03-2011, 05:11 PM   #24264
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I am SUCH A WUSS! It's not the bike...

Tell me about it...I need to work on my wheelies .

Anyway, I sold my FJR the other day leaving me with the WRR as my only bike. I remounted the mt90s, I love these tires for anything other than loose, sandy or muddy. On gravel and forest roads the front feels way better than the 606, and they wear like iron.

I call this my FJR-lite:


I made an adaptor plate for the topcase out of a cutting board. I used the mounting hardware for my Promoto rack so when I want to switch back it's only a few bolts.

All in all I'm looking forward to focusing more on the WRR. I've got a GYTR pipe and programmer ordered, and I may play with the gearing a bit because I'll be more road biased.

I did 370 miles on Thursday to see what the shortcomings were, and other than a lack of wind protection and some buzziness at freeway speeds, there isn't much that needs fixing...
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Old 09-03-2011, 06:14 PM   #24265
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Hey 2whl- It looks like the two of us are on the same page! Here's a photo of my WR with the windscreen. I like it so much it almost never comes off now. I fabricated a plate to mount the GIVI MonoLock top cases. The photo shows the 47L box from my street bike but I usually use a 30L box. The mounts are the same so they are interchangeable.

Since the photo was taken I added some hand guards. I'm still on the fence regarding the street-oriented tires. I may try the Pirelli MT90s myself!

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Old 09-03-2011, 06:26 PM   #24266
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where is the flasher relay located?

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Old 09-03-2011, 06:27 PM   #24267
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I think it's next to the battery.
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Old 09-03-2011, 06:31 PM   #24268
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The Safari Tank comes with a piece of sheet metal that tie wraps over the pressure relief out let of the pump. The fuel hits the sheet metal and runs down the side of the pump into the sump at the bottom of the pump to both help cool the pump when it is not submerged in fuel and prevent the fuel from spraying directly back down in to the wings. IMS said it wasn't needed when they did the 4.7 gallon tank. I recently traded my Safari for the 4.7 IMS. I made and installed the sheet metal part on the pump before putting it in the IMS Tank.

Thanks simmons 1.......Well spotted on the Safari baffle. This mod looks like the one to go for.
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Old 09-03-2011, 06:34 PM   #24269
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anyone have a picture

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I think it's next to the battery.
lots of stuff packed in that area?
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Old 09-03-2011, 08:10 PM   #24270
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Hey 2whl- It looks like the two of us are on the same page! Here's a photo of my WR with the windscreen. I like it so much it almost never comes off now. I fabricated a plate to mount the GIVI MonoLock top cases. The photo shows the 47L box from my street bike but I usually use a 30L box. The mounts are the same so they are interchangeable.

Since the photo was taken I added some hand guards. I'm still on the fence regarding the street-oriented tires. I may try the Pirelli MT90s myself!

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Which screen are you using? do you have any more pictures?

The mt90s are great, they might be a little more expensive, but I believe they last longer, too.
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