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Old 10-11-2011, 06:04 PM   #24946
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Welll....not hydrolocked. Just spun a bearing...that's my words, not theirs...Grant, Piston, Rod, the works...

Just picked it up...pix of the crank soon.
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:11 PM   #24947
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:20 PM   #24948
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:56 PM   #24949
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Renthal aluminum rear sprocket

Placed an order last week for a new DID vr 520 chain and a renthal sprocket. Must have been a late night cause I thought I ordered a steel sprocket. Arrived today, and it is aluminum. Anyone have any words of wisdom on the Yamaha ultralight sprockets? Tempted to send it back, but planning on doing the work this week.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:00 PM   #24950
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Hey guys/gals, Im planning a remote trip with the wr250r/x and I need to figure out a worse case scenario for fuel consumption... Could you please post your absolute worst fuel mileage?
much appreciated,
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Best was 75mpg, worst was 40mpg. I plan around 50mpg/150miles per tank as I have the ims and its not let me down yet.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:04 PM   #24951
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Hi All,

Plan to soon join your ranks and purchase a 2012 WR250R for trail/adventure riding. Home base is the Toronto area.

I'm looking for a dealer and am not in a rush to purchase anytime before spring. That said, I'll move on a good deal quickly.

Any recommendations on how to secure the best deal? Any dealer recommendations in the GTA?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:38 PM   #24952
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I would love to see/hear a side by side comparison between Q4 and the Yoshimura pipes on video. At idle the Yoshimura pipe is nice but at 65 MPH it is too loud for me on long trips. I wonder if the FMF Q4 is just as loud at 65 MPH?


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at 65 the stocker is too loud!
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:49 PM   #24953
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Best was 75mpg, worst was 40mpg. I plan around 50mpg/150miles per tank as I have the ims and its not let me down yet.
Not much experience but on the CDR last month, never below about 55mpg with my weak right wrist...

The absolute best was 64mpg and that was 40-60mph dirt farm roads on the CDR about 7000' average altitude, but ranging into the elevens. Most fuel loads I was pretty close to 60mpg slabbing or not. I had enough gas capacity that after the big empty, I didn't pay much attention.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:50 PM   #24954
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Placed an order last week for a new DID vr 520 chain and a renthal sprocket. Must have been a late night cause I thought I ordered a steel sprocket. Arrived today, and it is aluminum. Anyone have any words of wisdom on the Yamaha ultralight sprockets? Tempted to send it back, but planning on doing the work this week.
I'm not sure what you mean by Yamaha ultralight (are they selling a GYTR sprocket?) but I've always used Renthal aluminum sprockets on my dirt bikes and they wear very well. I've yet to wear one out though the one on my '99 is showing a little wear.

I know these bikes put a lot more miles on than most dirt bikes, but I'd be tempted to go with it. I don't see reports here of the steel sprockets lasting all that long either (OK advriders, prove me wrong...)
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:53 PM   #24955
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Hi All,

Plan to soon join your ranks and purchase a 2012 WR250R for trail/adventure riding. Home base is the Toronto area.

I'm looking for a dealer and am not in a rush to purchase anytime before spring. That said, I'll move on a good deal quickly.

Any recommendations on how to secure the best deal? Any dealer recommendations in the GTA?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:29 PM   #24956
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renthal sprocket

The renthal sprocket in question is labeled ultralight. Not sure what that means, though it is much lighter than the stock steel sprockets I have felt. See here:
http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CEoQ8wIwAA
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:40 PM   #24957
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The renthal sprocket in question is labeled ultralight. Not sure what that means, though it is much lighter than the stock steel sprockets I have felt....
Ah. Look here as well: http://www.renthal.com/File/chainwheels.asp

the Ultralight is their basic offroad rear sprocket. Good quality, but probably not the best option for a dualsport. The hard ano or twin ring would wear better, but I suspect you'll be happy with what you've got. Worst case, you get a few thousand miles out of it and replace it
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:03 PM   #24958
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I have the Yoshimura pipe; love the power increase but it may be a little loud for in town when the revs are up. At 100km/hr, who cares? I've heard a WRR with a FMF and I would say they are close to the same noise level.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:32 PM   #24959
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anyone have the FMF mega bomb header on there WR^2?
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:19 AM   #24960
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anyone have the FMF mega bomb header on there WR^2?
Yes, it works fine, but I'm not really sure if it has any benefit over stock or power bomb. It doesn't have any fitment problems or heat problems (for me at least).

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