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Old 11-14-2011, 10:17 AM   #25606
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I seemed to have snapped off, while removing, one of the two bolts that hold the seat on from underneath. Not sure how or why it happened, but it did. Of course, it snapped off flush with the captive nut...so I can not even try to use a pair of plyers to twist it out. I am gonna try to drill and retap.

Worse case, I can yank that one(captive nut) out of there and replace with a modified T slot nut from McMaster.

I looked on the fiche, and it does not seem that the nut by itself is available from Yamaha.

Anyone ever have any issues with these??

For right now, the seat is fine being held on with just one.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:24 AM   #25607
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I seemed to have snapped off, while removing, one of the two bolts that hold the seat on from underneath. Not sure how or why it happened, but it did. Of course, it snapped off flush with the captive nut...so I can not even try to use a pair of plyers to twist it out. I am gonna try to drill and retap.

Worse case, I can yank that one(captive nut) out of there and replace with a modified T slot nut from McMaster.

I looked on the fiche, and it does not seem that the nut by itself is available from Yamaha.

Anyone ever have any issues with these??

For right now, the seat is fine being held on with just one.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:26 AM   #25608
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EZ Outs.
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These work. I have used them many times to recover from ham-fisted so-called mechanics.
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:19 AM   #25609
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A small left hand drill bit will probably catch it and screw it out!
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:17 PM   #25610
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. I've always used the 15" curved ones and they make the job soooooo much easier.

I love this tire iron. It is much easier to reach around the tire bead and grab the rim with these irons. I have some of the 8" straight ones and the 15" makes it so much easier. I can usually do it with only two irons; a long one and a short on to hold where I first started the bead.
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:24 PM   #25611
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I've got about 3800 miles on my WR and it just started making a loud squealing noise which appears to be coming from the lower cases. After reading reports of crank bearings going out, this is not making me happy. Unfortunately I am not under warranty any longer due to a deployment 6 months after purchasing this bike.
Keep us posted on what you find out -- my '08 is making a similar noise. I can't quite pinpoint it, but it's a high pitched squeal coming from somewhere in the lower end. If I give it a touch of throttle to increase the idle, it quiets down. Does yours do that? Been doing it for the last 500mi or so, I have right around 2,800mi on it, doesn't seem to get any worse, oil change didn't have any impact.

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Old 11-14-2011, 04:30 PM   #25612
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I love this tire iron. It is much easier to reach around the tire bead and grab the rim with these irons. I have some of the 8" straight ones and the 15" makes it so much easier. I can usually do it with only two irons; a long one and a short on to hold where I first started the bead.
In the shop (cluttered garage) I use some fancy tire spoons and a monster bar I got from Harbor Freight.


I also use the HF bead breaker


On my KLR, I just carried the fancy spoons and used the kick stand to break the bead.

Yes, its excellent advice to use the stuff on your bike to change the tires, and I did that the first time. However, its much easier (less frustrating) to change your tires using shop equipment.

In fact, I'm thinking of get the little No Mar changer just to save myself the time when I change out my GS's tires. Currently I take them to Cycle Gear and pay $30 per wheel for mount and balance. It would be quicker for me to do it in my garage than mess with Cycle Gear.
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Old 11-14-2011, 05:19 PM   #25613
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Keep us posted on what you find out -- my '08 is making a similar noise. I can't quite pinpoint it, but it's a high pitched squeal coming from somewhere in the lower end. If I give it a touch of throttle to increase the idle, it quiets down. Does yours do that? Been doing it for the last 500mi or so, I have right around 2,800mi on it, doesn't seem to get any worse, oil change didn't have any impact.

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I think mine does quiet down when I engage the clutch and pull away from a light but it's hard to tell. I always wear earplugs and the WR is such a loud bike even bone stock. Not just exhaust but lots of mechanical noise as well.
The squealing is so loud it gets on my nerves sometimes at lights and I have earplugs in.
I am just going to ride it another 2k miles and until the next oil change and then send in the oil to get analyzed at a lab to tell me if a bearing is going. Let me know it anything happens to yours in the meantime.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:23 PM   #25614
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I think mine does quiet down when I engage the clutch and pull away from a light but it's hard to tell. I always wear earplugs and the WR is such a loud bike even bone stock. Not just exhaust but lots of mechanical noise as well.
The squealing is so loud it gets on my nerves sometimes at lights and I have earplugs in.
I am just going to ride it another 2k miles and until the next oil change and then send in the oil to get analyzed at a lab to tell me if a bearing is going. Let me know it anything happens to yours in the meantime.
I'm not sure if it's the same issue, but contact little squirt on the wr250rforum because he had some sort of squealing noise that sounds very similar to yours. I think he initially thought it was a crank bearing but it turned out to be something else. But I think it's worth a shot to ask him.
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:18 PM   #25615
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A friend of mine has this for sale, his contact info is below:
2008 bought in 2010 approx 10hrs on bike asking $3500
Wade Mcdade wdmcdade@gmail.com ph 601-616-6180




Just FYI thats a WR250F not an R....to bad it was not closer to me, would be a nice enduro riding bike.
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:52 PM   #25616
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I'm not sure if it's the same issue, but contact little squirt on the wr250rforum because he had some sort of squealing noise that sounds very similar to yours. I think he initially thought it was a crank bearing but it turned out to be something else. But I think it's worth a shot to ask him.
I went through that post and listened to the noise. My NX250 used to make that noise. I think it is gear noise. Not really a problem just a feature.
All bikes make some strange noises.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:41 PM   #25617
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I'm not sure if it's the same issue, but contact little squirt on the wr250rforum because he had some sort of squealing noise that sounds very similar to yours. I think he initially thought it was a crank bearing but it turned out to be something else. But I think it's worth a shot to ask him.
Thanks for the heads up. I'm on the same island as him so I'll see if he can check it out.

EDIT: looks like he never found out what the noise was from. He ended up selling his bike.
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:44 PM   #25618
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I agree with airing it up to round the tube out but i always take the valve core completely out when spooning it on.
Absolutely.

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You really usually have to stand on the tire on the opposite end to make sure it stays down in the dish of the rim and doesn't slip its way back up on the rim lip.
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My knees usually hurt after changing the tires. That is because I use them to squeeze the tire into the center of the rim.
You guys are making this sound scary. I've changed dozens of tires without ever resorting to knees or feet.

For street tires, if anyone is thinking about the Nomar tire changer, you might also want to consider Cycle Hill. It's also made by Nomar but is less expensive and works well.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:09 PM   #25619
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Thanks for the heads up. I'm on the same island as him so I'll see if he can check it out.

EDIT: looks like he never found out what the noise was from. He ended up selling his bike.
Sorry. I thought he figured it out.
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:55 AM   #25620
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Keep us posted on what you find out -- my '08 is making a similar noise. I can't quite pinpoint it, but it's a high pitched squeal coming from somewhere in the lower end. If I give it a touch of throttle to increase the idle, it quiets down. Does yours do that? Been doing it for the last 500mi or so, I have right around 2,800mi on it, doesn't seem to get any worse, oil change didn't have any impact.

trey
On the '08s the squeal is most likely coming from the stupid rubber damper they put on the sprockets. Mine started to make noise so I cut the rubber off(took some time). No more squeal. New sprockets would work too. but I'm cheap and the originals were still good.
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